Other than the kitchen, the bathroom is probably the most important room in the house
in terms of resale value – as people are spending more time in their bathroom as a place
of sanctuary and relaxation, not just a place to serve practical needs. So if you’ve decided
to give your bathroom a refurb, you’ll want to put lots of thought into your design.
To inspire you at the start of your new bathroom journey, check out these five top tips
(adapted from Better Homes & Gardens)
- Lighting is key! There’s nothing worse than a dark, dingy bathroom. A couple of
tips to get the best light out of (or into) your bathroom is to use ceiling-mounted
fixtures or add style and mood with chandeliers or pendant lights. Use accent
lights to emphasise architectural features and vapour-proof downlights in
enclosed tubs and showers. Mirrors are also a good way to reflect light and create
a sense of space in your bathroom.
- Consider a statement tub. If you have the space, freestanding tubs are an
effective statement in a bathroom.
- Choose your flooring carefully. Bathroom floors need to be impervious to water,
and slip-resistant – and attractive, of course. NO carpets and NO parquet. Please.
- Colour creates mood. Do you want your bathroom to be a soothing, calm place or
do you want it to energise you or wake you up in the morning? Colour (of the
walls but also decor, accessories, sink, tub etc.) will help you create your desired
- Think about your sink. Undermount bathroom sinks make it easy to wipe messes
from the counter into the sink. Self-rimming bathroom sinks, on the other hand,
are the most economical and the easiest to install, but the perimeter lip can
collect grime. The choice is yours.
We wish you all the best in your design adventure! And for all your plumbing needs,
questions or information, feel free to contact the team at AACooper on 01689 485007
or firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re happy to help.