The key to a successful bathroom refurbishment is planning even if you are only making a minor alteration such as a new bathroom mirror or lighting.
When planning your new bathroom refurbishment you should consider your future needs as well as present ones.Give some initial thought to the space you have available to you and the budget you have for the project.
Putting pencil to paper is a great way to start, and using graph paper, roughly scale out your room and play around with your bathroom layout. Depending on the size of your room you may have several options as to where to locate the bath, basin, shower etc but with smaller rooms you may have less choice.
Ask someone else to look over your drawings when you have finished them, as a fresh pair of eyes often sees things that you hadn’t thought of.
A freestanding bath is always a beautiful focal point of any bathroom if you have the space but smaller alternatives are available and can also look stylish set in a Corian or tiled surround. Have you considered a heated, demisting mirror to prevent a steamy bathroom mirror after showering or running a bath? So useful especially on a busy work morning when time is of the essence. Some illuminated demisting mirrors allow you to change the light setting from day to night and also to fade the brightness enabling you to change the ambience of the room at the touch of a button. They also look extremely sleek on the wall. Heated towel radiators come in all shapes, sizes and colours and can usually be incorporated into any size bathroom with clever design and planning. Another option to add a little warmth and luxury to the room is underfloor heating. Something to definitely consider if you wish to tile the bathroom floor.
To help you start the planning process we have prepared a checklist of essential points to consider, which we are sure you will find both useful and inspirational.