Your bathroom should reflect your style and personality whilst still being functional and tasteful. But what are the most important aspects to consider when giving your space a facelift?

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Choose your fixtures wisely

How much space do you have to play with? Will your fixtures be the main attraction or do you want the décor to do the talking. You also need to think about your budget, claw-foot bathtubs can be beautiful but if something like this is out of your price range you may have to improvise and use vintage style faucets to give a similar effect that’s more affordable. If your bathroom is a bit more compact choose fixtures that look great but also provide extra storage so your space doesn’t look cluttered.

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Try before you buy

If possible it’s always best to go and see an item before purchasing it. Although many online companies offer great discounts it could turn up and be completely different to what you had in mind. If buying online try and find something very similar in store and go see it in the flesh before placing an order. This way you get a better idea of size, finish and colour. When looking for anything for your bathroom always take a tape measure so you can easily find out if that piece you’ve fallen in love with will fit in your space. When buying items such as bathtubs don’t be afraid of getting in it to see how comfortable it is.

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Flooring

Your bathroom flooring needs to be durable, water-resistant and fit in with the overall look and feel of the room. Materials such as marble, stone and granite are excellent for the job. When using materials like this think about using under floor heating to warm the tiles during colder months. Alternatively use textiles such as rugs or bath mats that will give a softer feel and add another texture to the space. Other materials such as natural wood or laminate flooring are good at giving a natural feel to a bathroom; just ensure that they are well sealed and totally water resistant.

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Hang a mirror

Nothing adds light and the illusion of space quite like a well placed mirror. There are hundreds of different designs available so pick something that reflects your style. Keep it minimal or chose something that’s highly decorative or ornate. Consider lighted mirrors or maybe a full-length design depending on your needs.

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Add a shower

If you have the room build a shower area meaning there’s no longer a need to hide your bath tub behind a shower curtain. Well designed shower areas don’t need curtains or doors and are less claustrophobic than old fashioned shower stalls. There are many stylish ceiling mounted shower heads available and they can be the standout feature of the whole room. For small or en suite bathrooms a good shower is essential so take your time to consider all options.

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Lights, Camera, Action

Lighting has to be one of the most important factors to any room and this is no different when it comes to the bathroom. Consider halogen spotlights to minimise shadows and work with any natural lighting that’s available. Think about different ways to add light and consider placement carefully. If you enjoy relaxing in your bathroom you could think about installing dimmers as they are a great way of setting the mood.

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Buy a quality toilet

Again this is dependent on your budget. You don’t need to break the bank but you also don’t want to buy the cheapest option available. A good quality toilet can last for years so it’s always best to spend a little extra and get something you’re really happy with. As mentioned previously sit on the toilet to see how comfortable it is before buying. For smaller bathrooms consider using a model that has a wall mounted flush system.

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Anton Giuroiu

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