Planning a new bathroom can be very exciting, and maybe a little daunting, especially if you aren’t quite sure what you want. Bathrooms were once an afterthought, simply a necessary addition, but nothing special. This isn’t the case these days and the bathroom is now one of the most important rooms in the house. This is made obvious when selling your home, as the bathroom can make a big impression on prospective buyers.
No longer just a practical room, the bathroom has become all about relaxation and pampering. More and more people in Wigan and Atherton are not only having their bathrooms renovated but completely redesigned. They are also adding extra bathrooms and en-suites to their homes, as it becomes generally accepted to have more than one. The days of waiting in line for a bath or shower are quickly fading, just as well as people’s lives become busier than ever. Kids bathrooms are becoming a thing too, with fun nautical themes or decorated with their favourite characters.
A new bathroom is no mean feat, and will require someone with technical knowledge, plumbing experience and skill. This is due to a complex amount of installation fittings, usually in tricky, compact spaces. With careful planning and an expert eye though, you can have the bathroom you dream of without any costly mistakes. Think about you and your family’s key priorities, do you want a straight forward practical area, or a luxury spa feel? Do you want a bath, shower, loo, twin basins and lots of storage? Would you like an ultra modern minimal wet room or lavish, brightly coloured and patterned surroundings?
Maybe the positioning of your bath, shower, basin etc is not what you would prefer, and you want to explore other options. Don’t feel obliged to make these changes though, if you can live with the current layout it will be cheaper. You may also want to consider water saving choices like special flow faucets, dual flush toilets and shower timers.
Replacing things like fittings, tiles and flooring will freshen up the bathroom and give it a facelift. A coat of paint in a totally different colour or feature wallpaper will upgrade your existing décor. You can save space by fitting sliding or folding doors, maybe rehanging doors will help. There are lots of clever storage ideas too, that you probably have never imagined.
Get your thoughts down on paper and try to draw a plan viewed from above including any doors, windows etc. You can even find software online which can assist and help you to visualise the results you are planning. Bathroom companies often have showrooms where you can pick up a few really good ideas.
It’s always good to decide early on what style you are going for, as this can affect which fittings etc you need. Whether it’s contemporary chic, quirky fun or a traditional and classic look you desire, you are bound to find the perfect fixtures and designs for you. Try looking at hotel websites, particularly the more exclusive ones, as their bathrooms are usually very inspirational. They also have a talent for getting the best out of a compact space, which is also helpful for tips. Interior magazines are a good source of visual inspiration too and you’re bound to find all the latest trends.
Of course many people swear by calling in the experts like the team at SJP Building Services. We have an extensive knowledge and long experience of every kind of home improvement, so you’re in good hands. From simple painting and decorating to a full rebuild, we are able to advise on your choices. Our interior design service offers a second to none, customer focussed solution for your home in Wigan or Atherton.