Read more about Bathroom Fittings:
- Adding value
- The bathroom suite
- Choosing fixtures
Firstly, what is a bathroom fitting? For those who arenâ€™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
Obviously most people work around a budget and finding a
bathroom suite that fits into this is not as difficult as one
thinks â€“ 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
â€ścreativelyâ€ť challenged, this is a great idea â€“ youâ€™ll get a
bathroom that is perfectly co-ordinated, neat, clean and
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
â€śindividualityâ€ť 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 â€śpedestalâ€ť 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.
Letâ€™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.