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Would you like to perform some bathroom renovations this year with the intention of creating the most luxurious bathing space possible? Do you want to impress your friends and create a design that’s fit for royalty? Then you’ve come to the right place. The tips and suggestions in this article will assist you during the process, and ensure you leave no stone unturned. Of course, you don’t have to follow this guide to the letter. It is just here to give you some inspiration and highlight some of the things you could achieve. With that in mind, let’s stop all the rambling and get down to business!
Step 1: Get yourself a stand-alone bathtub
Nothing says class like a stand-alone bathtub. Of course, those products require a lot of space, and so this suggestion is only suitable for people with an ample bathing space. Still, stand-alone baths are excellent items that you’ll find in all the most luxurious bathroom designs. If you want to save as much money as possible, make sure you check some online auction websites before buying from a specialist. Sometimes companies go out of business, and they have to sell their stock for reduced prices using those platforms. When it comes to installing the bathtub, it’s sensible to make sure you employ the services of a professional. Do not make the mistake of messing around with the plumbing in your home unless you know what you’re doing!
Step 2: Invest in some upmarket fixtures
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a bathroom design appear upmarket and luxurious. With that in mind, you should take the time to identify some of the most stylish and classy fixtures. There are lots of different products and brands available on the market. However, for the best results, you might like to think about:
- Gold or silver plated taps with brushed finishes
- Chrome or silver light sockets
You can pick up items of that nature from most specialist bathroom stores or online. So, again, you just have to shop around to ensure you don’t pay over the odds. In some instances, it’s possible to save a fortune if you invest in an entirely new suite that includes all those fixtures and accessories.
Step 3: Add some large mirrors
There are a couple of reasons why you could get a couple of large mirrors and hang them on opposite walls in your bathroom. Firstly, the reflections will help to make people feel like the room is much bigger than it is in reality. Secondly, mirrors shine if you keep them clean, and that assists in ensuring your bathroom always sparkles. Don’t believe that? Just try it out for yourself! It’s possible to get hold of some great mirrors without breaking the bank if you shop around. Some people like to purchase them from charity shops and then give the frames a new coat of paint or something similar. However, there are lots of excellent designs available from top retailers if you’re willing to spend the cash.
Step 4: Find the best light fittings
The main issue with light fittings in your bathroom is that there is a lot of water in that area of your home. That is why you don’t want something that hangs down from the ceiling and might get wet while you’re bathing. For that reason, it always makes sense to opt for some high-end spotlights if you can find some suitable products. Do yourself a favour and make sure you purchase items that use LED bulbs because that will help to reduce your energy bills. Also, those bulbs tend to remain in working order much longer than the traditional alternatives. Just make sure you get something that suits the other fittings and fixtures in your bathroom. So, if you chose to spend your money on gold taps, try to get some gold light fittings. That makes sense, right?
Step 5: Create a separate shower space
If you have enough space in your bathroom, you should try to build a separate walk-in shower for the best results. Nobody enjoys having to stand inside the bathtub when they just want to freshen up for five minutes. Also, creating a walk-in shower will mean you can invest in a much better shower head and mixer system. You should manage to get something that’s the same quality as you might expect to find in an upmarket hotel chain. Just ensure you use the following tips:
- Pay for expert help
- Use glass wall divides, so you don’t flood the bathroom
- Invest in an expensive shower system
Regardless of where you live in the world, you only have to search online to find local tradespeople willing to undertake jobs of that nature. Be sure to shop around and compare quotes, so you don’t end up paying over the odds for the service.
Step 6: Get some stylish tiles
Lots of people choose to cover their bathroom in large luxury tiles because they can help to make the space shine and ensure it looks as attractive as possible. However, bathroom wall panels are a good alternative to tiles, and so you just need to consider all your options. The latter suggestion is much more straightforward and faster to install than traditional products. Many homeowners are moving towards that concept at the current time. Still, there is no getting away from the fact that the right tiles can make or break your bathroom design. Again, just don’t make the mistake of trying to tile the bathroom without assistance if you’ve never done it before. Cutting the tiles is somewhat of an art form in itself, and you will end up wasting lots of materials if you decide to make this your first home DIY job.
Step 7: Think about heating options
There are a few options on the table when it comes to heating your new bathroom. First, you could spend a lot of money and pay an expert to come and install an underfloor heating system. That is the best choice if money’s no object, and you want the space to remain warm and cosy at all times. Still, people who don’t have the cash to spend can ensure they never feel cold in their bathrooms by installing a heated towel rail. Those products are not going to break the bank, but they will guarantee you don’t have to deal with the smell of wet towels when you wake up each morning. Much like everything else on this page, for the best prices, you just need to shop around.
Step 8: Implement a daily cleaning routine
You should now have a bathroom fit for a queen, and so you just have to make sure it’s always in the best condition. People who only clean their bathrooms once each week often have to spend an hour or longer scrubbing their bathing space. However, if you decide to implement a daily cleaning routine, you might only have to contribute around five minutes to wiping those tiles and making the tub shine. Also, you’ll never have to worry about a guest turning up unannounced and encountering a dirty bathroom if they need to use the toilet.
With that step by step guide, all readers should manage to make improvements and give their bathrooms an upgrade this year. The job should take no longer than a couple of weeks if you focus on the task and work methodically. Of course, you’ll pay tradespeople to handle all the hard stuff, and so your most meaningful job is deciding on the best design. Now is the best time to put pen to paper and start the ball rolling!