We all make mistakes. But making mistakes when choosing a bathroom suite is a pretty big deal. For many people, a series of mistakes like this are simply unaffordable. The upside of getting a new bathroom fitted out in your home is that it’s an exciting business and, of course, once installed and working, it’s a wonderful thing to enjoy – but, get it wrong, and it’s not a bed of roses. Everyone and every home is different, so taking some deliberation, as well as using your imagination’s key to getting it right; indeed, here are some tips you might want to follow…
Settle on a style and let it guide you
The most fun part of the whole process arguably comes at the outset – choosing the sort of bathroom you want. It’s then when it’s all about possibility and you can allow your mind to wonder… and ponder on just how different styles will look in and, therefore, suit your bathroom. Do you want a sophisticated yet fancy Victorian appearance or an equally old-fashioned but more rustic look? Ask yourself whether you wish it to fit with a general theme you have for the rest of the house or just fancy the idea of it standing on its own style-wise. While this may be the most enjoyable part of your bathroom deliberating, it’s also crucial because it kicks-starts the process and eliminates a lot of options you don’t want to pursue, thus narrowing things down and allowing you to focus on moving forwards.
Always obey room measurements
Choosing a style may be about rooting out all your options and allowing yourself to dream a little; when it comes to room dimensions, like it or not, it’s rather the opposite. But it’s absolutely necessary; if you ignore the reality of how big or small, wide or narrow you’re bathroom actually is, you run the risk of ordering a suite – or various different pieces – that won’t fit, costing you money and wasting a lot of time, energy and patience. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap of disappointment and get dumped back at square one.
Draw up a budget – and stick to it
This may sound obvious, but should your head be turned by all the oh-so beautiful suites there are out there on display in bathroom showrooms London, it’s an easy one to overlook – and, for some, can then become, somewhat dangerously, a far less important priority. Let’s face it; money’s money – when you’re setting out to do up a room in your house, it always needs to be a primary priority.
Don’t just live in the present – consider the future
Should you be in the market for a bathroom in a would-be family home, make your choices accordingly. Right now, your situation may be that you’re a homeowner along with a partner or spouse and have no little ones, but in a year or two’s time, who’s to say kids won’t be on the way (whether planned for or not)? In which case, should you have the foresight now to have a luxurious but practical and family-friendly bath installed, your future self’s bound to be thanking you in time!
Equally, if you’re living alone currently, it’s worth considering having possibly a bigger and fuller bathroom fitted than you might feel necessary because it will contribute to the house, flat or apartment’s sell-on value. For instance, don’t scrimp on a bath; instead go for a tub and shower combination.
So, in conclusion, be mindful, sensible, and honest with yourself but also dare to dream (as much is reasonable!) when putting the pieces together to choose the perfect new bathroom suite for you, your family, your home – and for the near future as well as the present!