Suites Buyer's Guide

If it’s time to refurbish the bathroom, then opting for a bathroom suite can be an easy way to create a stylish room that can reflect upon your individual taste and lifestyle. Whether you’re thinking of fitting a luxurious designer retreat or an updated family bathroom, you’ll find everything you need to know about picking your perfect bathroom suite in our bathroom suites buyer’s guide.

I want to design a new bathroom... where do I start?

Many say that the kitchen is the heart of the house. If this is true, then the bathroom is definitely the soul. A good bathroom should be a place of solitude where we go to re-energise in the morning with a refreshing shower or wind down in the evening with a long soak in the bath.


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How do I measure my bathroom?

When you are planning to create your dream bathroom, it’s easy to get carried away with the design and aesthetic and forget about the practicalities! Measuring your bathroom should be one of the first things you do before you start looking at tubs and shower enclosures – that way, you know exactly what can and can’t be done with the space you have to work with.

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How do I decide on a bathroom colour scheme?

Deciding on colour schemes for any room in your house can be tricky and often leads to a rough array of painted patches on the wall, and swatches of fabric on the windowsills. Choosing a colour scheme for the bathroom can seem altogether more complicated, partly because you’ll want it to complement your bathroom fittings, curtains or blinds, and flooring, as well as bath linen, such as towels and bathmats.

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Should the bathroom be tiled before or after fitting the units?

Tiling is one of the best ways to properly finish a bathroom. While tiling might seem expensive from the outset, it’s the perfect way to give your bathroom a real sense of panache. There are many benefits to tiling a bathroom aside from looking great - they’re relatively low maintenance, easy to clean, and will last for years to come.

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Why should I opt for a complete bathroom suite?

The bathroom is an important part of any home, and while other rooms in the house can easily be switched around and redecorated as and when is needed, a bathroom is much more of a long term investment. The bathroom sees a lot of use during its life in the home, with the typical family bathroom seeing continual use from everyone in the house on a daily basis.

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My bathroom is a weird shape...

Bathrooms come in different shapes and sizes and where a large, perfectly square bathroom is a rare find. Redesigning a bathroom can be a real challenge, and with an awkwardly shaped bathroom, the difficulties seem all the more prominent. With some careful planning and clever design tricks, even the most awkwardly shaped bathrooms can be transformed into stunning and stylish bathrooms.

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What different bathroom suites' styles can I choose from?

The style of every home is different, so when you’re thinking about remodelling your bathroom, it’s hard to decide on what style of suite would work best. Refitting the bathroom is a long term and more permanent project than decorating other rooms in the house, so you’ll want to make sure you choose a suite that’s right for you.

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I want to know everything about... contemporary bathroom suites

When it comes to creating the perfect contemporary style bathroom, simplicity is the key to creating a cool, clean look. Modern and contemporary bathroom suites are minimalist by design and will typically have modern taps and features. A contemporary bathroom suite will have clean lines and edges to give a sharp, modern aesthetic.

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I want to know everything about... traditional bathroom suites

There isn’t a more elegant concept for your new bathroom than incorporating a traditional style into the design. If you’ve got space, a bathroom that promotes a sense of grandeur couldn’t be better. It’s worth noting that a traditional bathroom doesn’t mean “old-fashioned”, largely because this classic look never goes out of style.

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I just want a timeless, 'simple' bathroom suite...

While both contemporary and traditional bathrooms make a stylish addition to the home, a simple, practical one is just as important an asset. However, updating your bathroom can be as straightforward as finding a well-designed bathroom suite that will age well along with your home over the coming years. For many of us, it isn’t about making a statement; it’s about finding “a normal bathroom”.

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Any ideas for small bathrooms?

If you’ve got a less than generously sized bathroom, you’re not alone. In fact, the majority of bathrooms in the UK don’t tend to have space to spare, with the average bathroom size being approximately 8ft x 6ft.



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Bathroom suites jargon buster

Here at bathstore, we’re pretty fanatical about our bathroom suites, but we don’t expect everyone to get the lingo we bounce around. Here’s a quick glossary of words, terms and phrases you might see whilst researching bathroom suites.

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