Buyers Guides Buyer's Guide

From deciding between a freestanding or inset bath to selecting the right tiles, colour scheme and bathroom furniture, realising your dream bathroom poses many questions. Thankfully, our comprehensive buyer’s guides combine inspiration with practical advice and tips, giving you all the answers you need to ensure the whole process is a breeze.

Designed with all types of budgets and bathroom sizes in mind, from modest to majestic, you’ll find expertise covering all four corners of your bathroom from top to bottom. We’ve even produced jargon busters to help you understand all the tub-talk lingo!

Close coupled, back to wall or wall-hung toilet?

When choosing a new toilet for your bathroom suite, you have the option of three different styles. The differences largely involve how the toilet is fitted within the room and how much space it takes up. Here at bathstore, all three are typically made from a similar material – vitreous china – and you can be sure of their high quality and durability, irrespective of style. They are also all available in a range of aesthetic styles from modern and angular to elegant and curved. This short guide should take you through all the key features of each style, helping you choose which one is best for your bathroom.

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What is a bidet?

After 300 years in mainland Europe, the bidet has made its way over to the U.K., with more and more bathrooms featuring this handy, hygienic little device. Used for intimate washing, the bidet can help you stay clean and fresh, as well as injecting a bit of continental style into your bathroom suite. 

 

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What other toilet fittings will I need?

When buying a toilet for your bathroom suite, you will need more than just the toilet itself. Many toilets require you to purchase the seat separately and, if you are looking to mount it onto the wall, you will need a wall frame to keep it totally secure. Also, your toilet must be paired with a cistern and if not included in the purchase, you will need to make sure you get the right one. 

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Bathroom Toilets jargon buster

Buying any new bathroom fixture can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re confronted with a load of jargon that seems to make no sense. Buying a good quality toilet is such an important part of building a bathroom, so here are a few words and phrases you might come across while you browse. This guide can stop the process from being confusing, helping you make sense of all the jargon!

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I'm looking for a basin tap... what are my options?

So you’ve decided on your ideal basin, and it fits into your new bathroom just perfectly – but what about the finding the right tap? Although this may not have been high on your priority list when you planned your design, it is still important to get those final finishing touches spot-on in order to complete your perfect haven.

 

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I'm looking for a bath tap... what are my options?

Soaking yourself in a nice, hot bubble bath is one of the best ways to relieve stress caused by everyday life, or soothe aches or pains brought on by an active life. Making sure your bath is as attractive as it is functional is a significant part of the relaxation process, so it’s important to choose the right tap to ensure it provides your household with the ultimate retreat. 

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Can I change from pillar taps to a mixer tap?

With many people updating their bathrooms to achieve a more contemporary look, the popularity of mixer taps has risen considerably. Mixer taps offer a fuss-free and streamlined solution to the more traditional two faucet tap, allowing users to control the temperature and pressure of the water with one handy lever – but how easy is it to go from pillar to mixer? Is this process going to cost an arm and a leg? Our handy guide will give you all the information you need to decide if it’s a viable option. 

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Bathroom Taps jargon buster

Your quest to find the perfect taps for your bathroom suite can be a tough task at the best of times. With so many different things to consider before you make a purchase, the last thing you need is to be confronted with a string of jargon that doesn’t make sense. Our jargon buster will help you understand some of the most common terms and phrases used in the world of taps, to help you understand what options are available to you. 

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I want to install new lighting in my bathroom... Where do I start?

If you think about it, most rooms in the house adhere to their own lighting scheme. Your living room is likely to have ambient lighting, perfect for relaxing and watching TV, whereas your kitchen is a practical space and much more likely to have bright lights. Similarly, your bathroom will need a significant amount of consideration as to how the room will be lit. 

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What other fittings will I need?

When you’ve chosen the right lighting for your bathroom, there may be one or two other fittings or accessories that could be useful in your space. For example, if you regularly use an electrical shaver, a shaver socket is a must-have fitting which mustn’t be forgotten about.

 

 

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