Read more about Bathroom Fittings:
- Adding value
- The bathroom suite
- Choosing fixtures
Firstly, what is a bathroom fitting? For those who aren’t too sure
a bathroom fitting is anything that is fitted in the space. The bath
itself and the shower, the toilet roll holder, vanity mirrors, taps,
shower heads, cabinets and towel rails. You get the picture.
The bathroom suite
Even the simplest of bathrooms, well painted walls and contrasting tiles will
benefit from a great bathroom suite. Changing an old one for a new one is always
first choice as the contemporary designs on offer today offer the homeowner a wide
variety of choices that are modern, well constructed and that wear well.
Obviously most people work around a budget and finding a bathroom suite that fits
into this is not as difficult as one thinks – it is helpful to think long term though,
what is spent today will add literally thousands in investment in the future, so choose
carefully. Get the best quality you can afford.
Even if you are only changing your bathroom suite you will find that contemporary
designs fit well into existing spaces, and in fact can revive even a traditional room
into something more modern and visibly more appealing. Or perhaps you are thinking of
changing only your taps which has the ability of brining your bathroom into the 21st Century.
Many outlets offer perfectly teamed bathroom suites, the bath, toilet and basin all in
one price. For those who are “creatively” challenged, this is a great idea – you’ll get
a bathroom that is perfectly co-ordinated, neat, clean and appealing.
If you have more of a creative flair, the world is your oyster! Creating you own design
and finding fitting to match is enormously satisfying. Just remember re-sale though,
too much “individuality” on items that are fixed in place and that not easily be changed
can actually put some people off.
The variety of suites on the market is staggering. Looking at the bath itself, your
options range form corner baths, rectangular or circular, to deep spherical natural
stone baths, Victorian cast iron to soothing jet baths, or a simple well crafted acrylic bath.
Not that long ago bathroom sinks, or basins were largely overlooked. Today you can find a
host of designs to fit any budget. Form the proverbial “pedestal” basin, hand tooled stone,
ceramic, drop-in or sit-on versions that come in glass, are round, square or rectangular.
Just remember that your basin should blend in, not stand out.
When it comes to a toilet, your choices are just as vast. You can even find those that are
environmentally friendly; they eliminate odours by extracting air through the sanitary
fixtures and can control bacteria!
Bathrooms are today a high-end commodity. With the almost endless variety of
fittings and fixtures on offer you can pick and choose to your hearts content.
Yet finding the ideal fittings may not be that easy a task. Firstly you need to
consider how you want the end product to look and what features you want in it.
Once you have a clear idea you can go about choosing. Your choices though need to
fit not only your overall theme, but also need to fit in with practical needs, and
overall use. Paying attention to detail will take you a long way.
Let’s look at showers and showerheads. The list of showers available today is breathtaking,
from bespoke right down to off the shelf, ready to be installed by a DIY enthusiast. Yet it
must fit into the space and into your theme and it must be practical and well installed.
Your choice range from a three sided corner units, siding door mechanisms that fit over an
existing bath right up to high fashion, simple and elegant glass panels. Sliding doors,
swinging doors or folding doors. Whatever you choose, ensure that your shower is practical
when being used.
Showerheads have opened up a world of high-end suppliers and you can end up paying more for
your showerhead that you do for the shower itself. Again your choice should fit your theme,
be practical and appealing.
People who choose high-end bathroom fittings do so for a reason. Firstly they want a high
quality and long lasting fitting, but more than that they want a high-end, luxurious space to
bathe in. They understand that a little more spent upfront will reduce costs later down the
line. They also understand that they value the put into their home will be returned many
times over in the future.