When planning your dream bathroom, one of the key considerations is how best to use the available space to good effect. For anyone about to embark on a refurbishment project or new installation, here’s a little advice on selecting the most suitable fixtures and fittings which will stand the test of time. 

One for All

The main bathroom has to be one of the most hardworking rooms in any home, particularly first thing in the morning when everyone is getting ready to leave the house. 

Having a separate shower cubicle makes perfect sense but isn’t always possible, due to the layout. So, with small areas, choosing electric showers over a bath offers a great solution. 

For the more adventurous, another option could be to turn a little used airing cupboard into a tiled enclosure. This is achievable by adding a new frame and glass door with interior lighting and a fan to remove unwanted heat and steam. 

Escape Route

If your family bathroom already has a bathtub, then consider maximising your ensuite with a more sizeable enclosure instead. Corner or quadrant cubicles can act as brilliant space savers.

However, if you want to create something with a ‘wow factor’, choose a wall to wall glass panel. Opting for clear rather than opaque doors, together with neutral, large format tiles can help make an area appear bigger than it actually is.

Walk In Wonders

Over the years, wet rooms have become an increasingly popular choice for domestic properties. Where square footage is a problem, a practical layout can be achieved in even the tightest zones because there’s no need for a conventional tray. 

Due to the intricacies involved, fitting a wet room is far from being a DIY job. Start by contacting a professional installer who can make recommendations regarding the level of waterproofing required, as well as the best tiling and the most suitable shower type to suit the needs of your property. 

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