Refurbishing your bathroom on a budget doesn’t have to be a challenge and it’s not as difficult as you may think to create a fresh new look. Here is some useful advice on selecting the right bathroom products to suit your requirements.
Complete bathroom suites
Complete bathroom suites provide a fantastic way to save money as well as creating a fully matching look. Bathroom suites are usually supplied with the bath and front panel, toilet, cistern and seat, basin and pedestal and sometimes the taps too. Buying a complete bathroom suite also ensures that everything fits together properly. But if you would prefer to create a more individual look consider choosing a basic toilet and basin with a contemporary style bath for example.
Which bath should I choose?
Baths come in many shapes and sizes, but the most affordable style of bath is a straight acrylic bath, which provides a practical bathing solution. If you want to create a more modern look, think about opting for a double-ended bath so you can choose to bathe at whichever end you wish. Also, when choosing a new bath take into consideration the style of your bathroom is it modern or perhaps more traditional? Is the shape and size of your bathroom best suited to a corner bath, straight bath or a freestanding design? By narrowing down your options you can easily choose the more appropriate style of bath that you will be most comfortable in.
Which toilet should I choose?
Toilets are available in both modern and traditional designs, so start by looking at the style of your bathroom. If you have limited room look out for short projection toilets; some measure just 600mm from front to back, which helps to maximise floor space. Wall-hung toilets are also ideal for small bathrooms as they provide the illusion of a larger bathroom and allow for easier cleaning too. Back to wall toilets are great for creating a modern look and are usually installed with a cistern base unit and the space above this can be used for storage.
Which basin should I choose?
Basins are usually supplied with a full or semi pedestal, which provides a great solution for concealing pipework from view as well as being the most affordable and practical option. If you have a small bathroom a wall-mounted basin provides a great way to create more floor space. Vanity units, which come complete with an integrated basin are ideal for adding valuable storage space to your bathroom and are available in an array of finishes and sizes.
Which taps should I choose?
Before choosing any new taps make sure that you check that they are compatible with your water system, as some taps require high water pressure to ensure of best performance. Most taps have a chrome finish, which will complement any bathroom and are available in modern and traditional styles. Basin taps which feature one lever to control the temperature and flow of the water are easy to use and provide a modern look. If you have young children opt for a bath shower mixer so you can easily rinse their hair.
Author: Liz Robinson