House Beautiful/Mark Scott
If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom, there are a number of essentials to consider, but you should still approach it as you would any other room in the house. Creating a moodboard first will help to kick off some design ideas.
CONSULT THE EXPERTS
There’s a reason that loos and sinks are placed where they are and it’s wise to consult an expert before you decide to rearrange things. So before you make a start on any bathroom renovation, think about talking to a plumber and a builder, as they can offer practical advice on the placement of sanitaryware, plumbing and lighting. However, I would suggest that when it comes to design ideas, go with your gut.
THINK ABOUT HOW YOU WANT TO USE THE ROOM
How often do you take a bath? Twice a year? If so, maybe a shower/wet room would be a better investment than a tub. Are you tall? Make sure the toilet is a standard size or larger to accommodate your long legs. Some WCs are smaller eco models, which wouldn’t be ideal. Think about yourself and your bathtime routine and design accordingly.
THINK ABOUT YOUR BUDGET
If you have the money to splurge on your dream tiles, then do it – but if you’re trying to economise, look on sites such as ebay.co.uk and salvoweb.com. Alternatively, visit local reclamation yards. They often have fixtures and taps and all sorts of interesting pieces that will help make a space unique. If you want to buy brand new, it’s a good idea…