Alright, so you are thinking about a new bathroom. For most of us this is a major investment and also involves a fair bit of domestic disruption so a bathroom refurbishment is not something we will undertake many times in our lives. The life cycle of a typical bathroom in the UK is around 10 years but there will be many which live a lot longer. I have personally been involved in bathroom renovations where clients are replacing a bathroom 30+ years old! As I have been around in the business for near enough 40 years I quite enjoy the trip down memory lane and seeing some old colours like Avocado, Sun King and Sky Blue, but it is also great to design, supply and oversee the installation, then see the finished refurbishment and (hopefully) the delight on the clients' faces.
New bathroom projects arise for several reasons. There is of course new build area and property extension where bathrooms are required, but for many people the updating and refurbishment of an existing bathroom is where their interest lies, and such projects may be for peoples own long term benefit or for the purpose of making a property ready for sale. However, regardless of the reason behind the project, there are some basics that everyone should be aware of, to avoid expensive mistakes but also to help achieve their objectives.
Bathrooms today are more than a simple utility, they are a feature in our homes, providing a sanctuary where the stress and worry of daily life can be forgotten for a while. Our focus on the bathroom as a living space has resulted in a plethora of products, styles and prices so here are some tips to help you through the jungle.
Its also worth knowing what not to do. I don't like being negative but avoiding mistakes will help your outcome towards the bathroom of your dreams, not your nightmares.