Feb 16, 2015

Choosing a New Bathroom


Category: General
Posted by: kdeadmin

Installing a new bathroom in your home is a great way to smarten up a dated décor and add some value to your house. There's a range of styles and choices on the market these days, so you can get exactly what you want. Here's what to think about:

Budget

The first thing to decide is how much you want to spend. The average UK bathroom costs around £5,000, but you may decide to spend more or less. Always choose the best quality fittings you can afford though, as they'll look better and last longer.

Planning

Take a look at your existing bathroom. Are you basically going to replace like for like, or are you going for a complete re-design? You'll need to take into account the placing of doors, windows and wiring. Don't forget to think about ventilation as 

well. If you're not sure, it's best to consult an expert who'll help you make the most of the space for a professional result.

Logistics

Once you have your plan in place, think about the logistics. For a complete new bathroom, you'll need to find a team including a plumber, electrician, tiler and flooring expert. You may also need some plastering or general building work carrying out. Ask for recommendations from friends for reliable tradesmen, or find an expert to project manage the whole thing for you. If you need your new bathroom to be up and running as soon as possible, this is normally the quickest and least stressful option.

Fittings

Now you're ready to choose your new fittings. Freestanding baths are great for making a statement, and they'll complement a range of looks from sleek and contemporary to traditional elegance. If you're tight for space, a fitted bath may be more practical. If you have space, it's always better to invest in a separate bath and shower cubicle as having a separate bath maximises the value of your house if you decide to sell. A bathroom designer will help you decide if this is a practical use of space.

Next, think about the washbasin and taps. You can add extra storage space by incorporating the sink into a cupboard or vanity unit, or make a statement with a 'vessel' sink that sits on top of a counter. If you're tight for space, a toilet fitted to the wall instead of standing on the floor may help make the room look bigger.

Here at KDE Ltd, we offer a full bathroom service, and our experts can help with the whole process from the initial idea to the final installation, all to the highest industry standards. We're proud of our attention to detail, so whether you're looking for a modern makeover or a traditional haven you'll get a result you'll love. Give us a call now on 01928 711444 for a chat about how we can help.