Make a Splash with Your Ideal Bathroom

Clean, functional, practical, calming, relaxing – bathrooms are brilliant! If your bathroom doesn’t tick all of those boxes, maybe you should treat yourself to an upgrade? Whether it’s renovating an old one, creating a new one, or adding an extra one, your ideal bathroom project could, depending on the level of finish you choose, add anywhere between 5-10% to the valuation of your home.

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Before you begin your bathroom project:

Do you prefer to shower or bathe?

If your preference is to have a soak in the bath, a bath is your go-to choice. However, if you prefer to have a sing in the shower, a walk-in shower unit will save floorspace. This will give you more room for added fixtures and fittings, and storage space. If you choose both, a bath with a shower gives you a flexible option.

Are you a couple who often find yourselves competing for bathroom space?

If getting ready for work in the mornings often turns into the ‘Battle of the Bathroom’, consider getting ‘His and Hers’ sink basins to prevent squabbling and knocking elbows whilst brushing teeth!

Do one, or both, of you use the bathroom to apply their make-up or shave?

Then you’ll want to ensure that there is plenty of light and, most importantly, a decent-sized mirror. A skylight will let lots of natural light in. Alternatively, halogen spotlights give off a daylight glow.

Finally, is your bathroom prone to becoming extra cold in the winter?

No-one enjoys walking on freezing cold tiles and flooring during the colder months, so why not install underfloor heating. As well as keeping your feet warm, underfloor heating will also help to keep your bathroom dry, and, if you have hard flooring, this will help to prevent damp and mould from forming.

Looking for bathroom inspiration? Houzz have collated a comprehensive compilation of completed bathrooms. With traditional and innovative designs for your browsing, you will be amazed at what can be achieved.

Disability Adaptations

If you struggle to get in and out of the bath, a low step or level access shower is the perfect option. Showers come with easy to use controls, and anti-scald devices can be fitted. Half-height screens are recommended for carer assistance.

If you have difficulty using even a low step then you consider making the more substantial upgrade to transform your bathroom into a fully accessible wet room. Suitable for wheelchair access, wet rooms have level entry into the shower and the entire bathroom floor will covered with waterproof flooring. The process involves installing a shower drain into a gently sloping floor. Support rails are another vital component and basins can be positioned at a height comfortable for wheelchair users.

It is imperative to remember that your needs are individual to you. Thus, your ideal bathroom will be designed to meet your personal requirements.

Working with you, we can source, supply and install any brand of bathroom you desire and provide a turnkey service that includes plumbing, plastering, tiling and electrics. So, in other words, we take care of everything for you.

Would you like to discuss your ideal bathroom vision?

To get some professional advice, please call us on 01206 396667 or send us an email on enquiries@jdoconnell.co.uk for a FREE, no-obligation discussion.