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!

Shower bath or separate shower?

Different bath styles and sizes can make you feel spoilt for choice when it comes to picking out a new tub. But there’s a more practical element to this decision making process too, in terms of how much space you’re working with and how you’ll be using your new bathroom in the years to come.

 

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Bathroom Baths Jargon Buster

Buying a bath is complicated enough – with so many decisions to make about size, shape and style, the whole process can be a little overwhelming. To help make things a little more straightforward, here’s a glossary of terms and phrases specific to baths:

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How can I increase the storage in my bathroom?

A bathroom refit can involve a lot of planning. Everything from layout to style and size of your sanitary ware and bathroom fittings needs to be considered. Another aspect of bathroom planning is storage. This is can be problematic in small bathrooms and disruptive to designs for minimalist, contemporary and traditional style bathrooms. 

 

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I want to know everything about... vanity units

Having a vanity unit in your bathroom can be a really effective way of saving space as well as creating extra storage room. They are available in a number of sizes and shapes, which means that there is one to suit any bathroom suite, no matter how much space you have to work with. They most frequently come with a basin (either fully or semi-inset), so you can combine a bathroom necessity with the luxury of extra storage. It can be tricky figuring out which option is best for you, but this article should help you make the choice.

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Bathroom furniture jargon buster

Buying new bathroom furniture can be a confusing task, especially if you are confronted with a load of terms and phrases that don’t make sense. With this handy jargon buster, you will be able to make sense of bathroom furniture terminology.

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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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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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