Are you thinking of designing your own bathroom but need some inspiration? We are here to help. The first thing you need to do is think about an efficient layout. It may not sound fun but plumbing, drains and water lines need to be considered. If this isn’t your speciality, talk to us at Plumbcare.com, where we have a team of specialist wet room plumbers.
At Plumbcare.com fitting bathrooms is one of our specialities, our team of specialist plumbers do not just fit bathrooms they can provide quality advice on the right products for your room, including the bathroom suite, tiles and even lighting. Once the layout and plumbing is planned you can think about the furnishings and look of the bathroom.
If you want to make a big statement, sculptural units mounted on furniture offers a dramatic look. Consider that every time you wash your hands water will drip as you turn off the faucet and reach for a towel. Integral sinks (one piece with the vanity counter) and under mount bathroom sinks make it easier to wipe messes from the counter into the sink but self-rimming sinks are the most economical.
The right bath can transform the look of a bathroom and is the focal point of the room, meaning determining on which bath to install is a big decision. You need to think about the style, shape and material you want. Traditional rectangular baths are ideal for showering as it offers a flat rim for shower screens. Freestanding tubs come in ornate or organic rounded shapes.
A floor standing shower is simple and stylish but the same effect can be achieved from a large showerhead protruding straight from the wall or ceiling. To heighten the impression of space in a small bathroom install an over-bath shower with a clear glass screen. Larger rooms can handle a wetroom-style shower. Have a look at some of the more interesting shower heads on the market to accessorise your shower.
Taps should match the style of the bath. Minimal, simple lines always look good as do taps which emerge from the wall. Eye-catching taps can add a luxury element to plain bathroom suites. The taps you buy could depend on the kind of water system you have, some taps will only work with high-pressure water systems.
There are a variety of toilet types available; two-piece toilets, one-piece toilets and wall-mounted toilets. A popular style at the moment is to have a wall-mounted toilet with the cistern boxed in to create a sleeker look.
Tile materials include ceramic, glass and porcelain. Tiles made of naturally porous stone, like marble or limestone are less water resistant than porcelain or ceramic tiles, and will require regular sealing against water or stains. For small rooms, smaller tiles are recommended, large tiles will dwarf the room. Light coloured bathroom tiles can also make a small bathroom look bigger as they reflect more light.
If you’re unsure about any aspect of designing your own bathroom, ask a Plumbcare.com bathroom plumber for some advice. We will set you on your way to your dream bathroom.
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