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How to plan your new bathroom

How to plan your new bathroom

Your bathroom is an integral part of your home, it’s where you start your day and it can be a great way end it too. When you’re planning your new bathroom, it can be something of a headache to know where to start. To help you, we’ve taken a look at some popular bathroom trends to help you come up with the perfect plan for your new bathroom and incorporate them into your home.

The Bath

The bath is an essential centrepiece for your bathroom. With the latest advances in materials and technology, you have an almost bewildering array of choices. From freestanding baths such as the Waters I-Line Stream or single ended baths such as the Villeroy & Boch Oberon bath, you can always find the perfect bath because of the amount of variety available to you.

Being the focal point of your bathroom, it makes sense to purchase a bath that’s beautiful as well as useful. And because the bathtub can be a sizeable investment in terms of both space and money, you would need to consider that a freestanding bath will occupy significantly more space than a built in one.

Washbasins and Sinks

Another significant part of your bathroom set up, a washbasin or sink can have a very real influence on the overall feel of your Bathroom. Once again, there’s a wide variety and styles to choose from – standard washbasins, countertop basins, semi recessed basins, the list goes on.

The Victoria & Albert range of basins are the perfect addition to any bathroom. Victoria & Albert have a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful basins (as well as a wide range of other bathroom furniture).

The Toilet

Most bathrooms have a toilet. But if you’re revamping or redesigning your bathroom, the toilet is perhaps the last concern. The toilet and vanity unit are likely to take precedence. Not to mention, the enormous choice you have when it comes to design and style can make it daunting to choose the right toilet.

  • Close-coupled toilets: This type of toilet is probably the most popular as it gives a contemporary, fresh look to the bathroom. In a close-coupled toilet, the cistern is located at the back of the toilet and flushes straight through to the pan. Matched with the right basin, a close-coupled toilet can provide the maximum aesthetic impact.
  • Back-to-wall toilets: The clue’s in the title – your back is to the bathroom wall, not the cistern (which is usually sold as a separate unit), which is usually typically situated within the wall to conceal the plumbing lines. This is a great solution to maximise space while crating a sleek, modern look.
  • Wall-hung toilets: To achieve a modern designer look in the bathroom, a wall-hung toilet is probably the best option. The toilet bowl is suspended on the wall with an easy-to-access flush panel. As is with the case with a back-to-wall toilet, the cistern and pluming are hidden within the wall. This means that your toilet is not only making an inventive use of space, but also makes it remarkably easy to clean.

Shower Enclosures

While not necessarily essential, a shower enclosure is a great addition to your bathroom. The enclosure is often present to highlight other accessories such as the shower unit and thermostatic valve. People are increasingly choosing contemporary shower enclosures over traditional curtains for a clean, modern look.

Quadrant corner shower enclosures are designed to fit snugly into the corner of your bathroom, whereas 3-sided shower enclosures use the two side walls of any corner in your bathroom and couple this space with two panels along with a shower door to complete a pentagon-shaped enclosure. This is just two of the examples of the types of shower enclosures available, so there’s just as much in the way of options as there are with any other type of bathroom furniture.

Bathrooms Direct have an extensive range of baths, sinks & washbasins, toilets and shower enclosures as well as everything else you’ll need to design the perfect bathroom. Browse through some of the world’s top brands and make sure you’re choosing the best for your bathroom.

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