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Tips from the trade
The more time you spend at the preparation stage identifying your needs and desires, the more successful your bathroom project will be. This is our guide through the fundamental elements to create a great bathroom
Your ideal bathroom
Before you start selecting tiles, sanitaryware and fittings, it is important to spend time assessing all of your requirements. Make a list of the things you like about your current bathroom and the things you would like to change. Look through books and magazines for inspiration. Think about a friend’s bathroom that you like or the bathroom of a hotel that you have stayed in – what features appeal to you most?
Size and layout
Is your bathroom big enough? If not, is there any way you can extend it or move it to another room? If you have a large household do you require an additional cloakroom or shower room to ease congestion in the morning?
Are you happy with the current layout of the space or would you prefer to re-arrange the sanitaryware? Would you like to include a bath and a shower, and is there enough space to
accommodate the two?
The age and ability of the users will also affect your requirements. Safety features such as thermostatic controls for showers and anti-slip finishes on tiles, the bath and shower tray will benefit everyone, but are especially important if the room is to be used by children or the elderly.
Design and decoration
A new bathroom is a big investment so choose your colour scheme and fittings wisely. Will you still be enamoured by your purchase in 10 years’ time? If you are intending to move home in the near future, will it appeal to potential purchasers? The bathroom and kitchen are both major selling points. Natural coloured tiles and white sanitaryware are always a safe option, as they will not date. You can always add a personal touch with brightly coloured towels and accessories.
For most homeowners, price is the most daunting aspect of any home-renovation project. The dreaded pound– and the fear of ‘blowing the budget’ – can take all the fun out of the process. Be honest about the scope of the project and your budget. Many customers are put off when asked the “What is your budget?” question because they feel they are about to be ripped off. While it is always wise to show caution in matters of finance, you must understand that the size of your budget is essential information for anyone involved in your project. With this idea we will then be able to advise you on the quality level of the merchandise that will meet your budget criteria.
The essential elements
Lighting and heating should also be considered from the outset. Consider at least two different light sources, task lighting and ambient lighting, Radiators and heated towel rails will add warmth to the space. And don’t forget about ventilation to keep your new bathroom steam free.
The finishing touches
Towel rails, soap dispensers and robe hooks add the finishing touches to a bathroom, and don't forget no bathroom is complete without a mirror!! Could it be possible to get use from dimmer switches to create atmosphere, for that relaxing Sunday evening bath? Have you considered underfloor heating to warm up the bathroom floor tiles and take a chill out of the room. Finally don't forget about sound and vision, have you dreamt of having speakers in the ceiling, or a television next to the bath?
Then choose the correct installer
Installation of a fantastic bathroom or wetroom, can be an involved job which requires many skills, choose someone who knows the product to be fitted, who has proof of carried out the work previously. Do you want the hassle to contract separate trades or 1 company who does it all, and if they do it all is it done by their own staff or do they out source the work. We at Xtant Renovations feel we are an installer who cares. We take bride with our work and an installer with attention to detail. We as an installer complete the project from start to finish, and only have one job running at a time, so we start your project and there every day for a days work until your project gets completed. We are not a general plumber maintenance installer but an installer who just works on and specialists in Bathrooms and Wetrooms. If you wish to know about our installer service and want to chat further about completing your next bathroom and wetroom project and want a reliable good installer then please contact us!