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How To Create Your Bathroom Sanctuary This Season

By Brian, November 27, 2014

When it comes time to replace your family bathroom, you may shop around for the best deals in the sales. Alternatively, you may need to do all your shopping online, so you spend time browsing the best online retailers. Whichever way you prefer to buy your bathroom, there are so many styles available right now, and great deals to have.

 

Bathrooms are such an essential and integral part of our homes. Many of us have ensuites and downstairs cloakrooms too, but a large family bathroom is where we prefer to spend our time. Having a lovely big bath to soak in at the end of a busy day is heaven. We need this room to be designed with relaxation in mind. The bathroom needs to provide calm and refreshment, as well as being practical.

 

Storage solutions and fitted cabinets are becoming the norm now. Gone are the days of seeing indoor plumbing pipes running along skirting boards and behind the sink pedestal. Beautifully crafted cabinets sit snuggly across the wall and provide essential storage. This discreet method of hiding all your toiletries also dramatically reduces the cleaning required in the bathroom.

 

Tiles are essential for protecting our walls from moisture in the bathroom. Most people are happy to tackle bathroom tiling themselves, thanks to the popularity of home improvement TV shows. All of the tools and materials required for tiling a bathroom can be found at your local DIY store, or even in your supermarket. If you are having a shower installed in your bathroom, you are likely to consider tiling floor to ceiling. You may want to choose the larger size tiles for this amount of coverage.

 

If you like to shower, but you don’t have the space for a separate cubicle, have a look at a curved P-shape or square L-shape bathtub, to give you the extra wiggle room. Having an over-bath shower can be very practical. Using a P or L bath saves a lot of room and allows you to install an attractive glass panel shower screen, rather than using a curtain. Bathshop321 Shower Baths and baths from other retailers can be found online with photographs to help you see what you could get.

 

While it is normal to have white sanitary ware, you are not restricted to any color for tiling or towels to brighten a room. Strong and bold colors add some punch to an otherwise dull room. Sometimes it’s nice to have splashes of your favorite color when you are trying to unwind at the end of the day. Try to match painted walls to towels or tiles.

 

If you are on a budget, you can buy a bathroom suite quite cheaply at the moment. Perhaps the biggest cost is having it installed and plumbed in. There is little stopping you tackling this job yourself. YouTube provides lots of DIY videos to help you get started. Your local DIY store should be happy to give good advice and maybe even tutorials. Once it is done, lay back and soak the day away.

 

 

 

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