Choosing Your First Bathroom Suite
Whether you have just moved house or the time has come to update your existing bathroom, it is important that you select the right bathroom for you. There are all sorts of bathroom furniture to choose from and it can be quite bewildering if you have never done this before.
Functionality is the most important factor in bathroom design because of the limitations of space. You are likely to have a smaller area to work with than the rest of your house, so you have to carefully plan every square metre to ensure you get maximum usage.
Style is vital and everyone has their own likes and dislikes. You may love the classic look, with white porcelain and soft curves, or you may prefer a modern and minimal bathroom suite with a smooth finish. With many different styles available at Easy Bathrooms, from traditional, contemporary to modern or eclectic, you should have no problem finding the perfect bathroom suite to fit the taste and style of your home.
The bathroom design
There are various things to consider:
- How often will your bathroom be used and by how many people?
- Do you mostly shower or bathe? Shower enclosures can be added to your bathroom suite either as a substitute for, or in addition to, a bath.
- How much floor space is there? The size of each item in your bathroom suite can vary greatly so you need to assess how your bathroom suite will fit in the space you have available and where exactly each component will be placed.
- Are you a couple who are always in a rush in the mornings? If so, you may want to consider having two basins to save time. Our Erin 1200mm Double Basin Vanity Unit would be ideal, and a matching bath, storage units and accessories are also available.
The task of choosing and buying a new bathroom suite as separate components can be daunting, but you can purchase a complete bathroom suite, simplifying the process of co-ordinating style, colour and size. Our Easy Dorton Suite is particularly popular because of its simplistic design and traditional elegance.
How much storage will you need? This includes towels, cleaning products, and cosmetics. You can choose from built-in or freestanding cabinets. This means they are easy to move around if you like a change every so often. Other storage such as shower racks or window baskets offer clutter reducing hold-alls, and can also add a touch of style to the room.
The crucial factor here is to think waterproof. Carpet is definitely considered a “no no” these days and you don’t want cheap wood that will go soggy and rot. If you really like the look of wood, laminate is a good choice, as it can replicate the look without having the practical drawbacks. Tiles are excellent and practical and vinyl is a very affordable option.
Tiles are a very popular and can be matched with your floor tiles for a clean look. They come in a large variety of styles, colours and sizes and the choice comes down to your personal preference.
If you prefer to wallpaper or emulsion your walls, make sure you buy a type that are moisture resistant made for bathrooms and kitchens.
The world is your oyster when it comes to buying bathroom accessories. Mirrors, light fittings towel rails, shower screens and curtains.....The choice is extensive!! You can source the items individually or if you prefer, you can buy a package of accessories which fit a certain colour, look or style, making the buying process very simple
Choosing your first bathroom suite can be daunting but also a lot of fun so go ahead and enjoy the experience!