Every home varies in style, so if you’re considering revamping your bathroom suite, it can be challenging deciding how you would like it to look. Compared to the other rooms in your home, renovating the bathroom is a long term and more permanent project, which means it’s important to choose a bathroom suite style that you’re going to be happy with now and well into the future.
Gathering inspiration for your new bathroom suite
Bathroom suites are available in a wide range of designs to suit any interior, but how do you decide on a style? A good starting point is to look through home magazines and make a note of what bathrooms catch your eye and what it is that you like about them. You could cut out the pictures that inspire you and make a mood board. It’s also a good idea to take a look at Pinterest where you’ll find endless bathroom suite ideas, which you can pin to your own board so you can easily refer to them.
You can also take the style of your home into consideration, is it modern or traditional? But the most important thing is to design your new bathroom suite so that it reflects your own personal style and tastes. For example, if you love the seaside, then why not create a coastal bathroom suite? Or if you’re a fan of all things traditional and vintage, design your bathroom so it incorporates these elements. You will need to take care though, as you don’t want to end up with a bathroom that will look dated or you may end up regretting it a couple of years down the line. In the future you may want to move home, so bear this in mind too when designing a new bathroom suite.
Designing a bathroom suite
When designing a bathroom suite, the two most important things to take into consideration are your requirements and the available space. Regardless if you have a small bathroom or plenty of room to play with, it’s a good idea to experiment with some layout ideas before choosing any new products.
If you have a large bathroom you may want to consider choosing a statement freestanding bath to give the room a focal point. For a small bathroom, opt for products that have been specially designed to make the best use of a compact space.
There are plenty of options available to you if you feel like you’ve got the smallest bathroom in the world, such as short projection toilets and slimline vanity units. A short projection toilet has a shorter depth than a standard model to maximise floor space, and some measure just 600mm from front to back. Wall hung toilets are also a great option for small bathroom suites too. A wall hung toilet appears to float above the floor to enhance a sense of space.
Any bathroom suite needs to incorporate some form of storage to keep clutter hidden away. Vanity units are a very popular option as they cleverly combine a basin and storage into one unit, eliminating the need for a separate sink and cabinet that takes up more space. You may also want to incorporate additional storage such as a mirrored cabinet or wall cabinet if there’s several family members using the same bathroom.
You should also think about how your bathroom suite will work for you in your home. For a family with young children you will need to choose a bath that’s both practical and robust, and opt for a bath tap with a shower attachment so you can easily rinse hair and clean around the bath. If your kids have flown the nest, then you might want to think about creating a more grown-up and luxurious bathroom where you can escape from the stresses of modern day life.
Choosing a complete bathroom suite
When you’re redesigning your bathroom, it’s more than likely that you will replace all the fixtures and fittings at the same time, so it may be best to choose a complete bathroom suite package.
One of the main advantages of buying a bathroom suite package instead of individual items, is that it ensures a coordinated look, and it simplifies the buying process too. You may even find it cheaper compared to buying separate components. Complete bathroom suites are available in a variety of styles to enhance any interior, and the majority are supplied with the bath, basin and toilet. Some even include the basin and bath taps in the price.
Finally, add the finishing touches to your new bathroom suite with some stylish accessories, lighting and a heated towel rail.