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Update your bathroom

Whether you are looking to sell your property or planning for the future it is always a good idea to keep your bathroom up to date, a tired or dated bathroom does not create a calm and relaxing environment. There are many ways in which you can enhance your bathroom and they don’t all cost an arm and a leg, some will however require a bit more space and specialist installation.

Quick fixes

For some bathrooms a lick of paint is all that is required or some re-grouting around the tiles, this can instantly enhance the feel of a bathroom by giving it a clean and fresh appearance. It is a good idea to keep on top of the cleaning and maintain the tiling to prevent build up of mould and mildew which can be harmful to health.

Adding a mirrored cabinet or a vanity unit is a stylish way of adding value to the room as well as maximising space by providing storage options for everyday items so they are not left cluttering up work surfaces. Mirrored cabinets can also make the room appear more spacious by reflecting natural light.

There are some fantastically designed heated towel rails available in the bathroom market with Reina and Radox thinking above and beyond the call of radiators. Heated towel rails are there to serve a purpose but it always helps if they look amazing too!

Specialist installations

For the professional plumbers and DIYers there are endless opportunities available for you to add value to your bathroom provided you have the space. If the room permits having a shower enclosure as well as a bathtub then this is very advantageous, particularly now when there is an emphasis on water conservation. Bathtubs are useful for families with young children and as a means of relaxation, whereas showers are ideal for daily bathing as they are quick and easy as well as using less water.

It may not be such a popular feature in UK households but bidets are still very popular across Europe and are a welcome addition to any bathroom, they don’t take up too much space so usually sit comfortably next to the toilet. If you want to be really up to date then take a look at the latest toilets, in particular Roca’s innovations which combine the toilet and bidet- often with quirky added features such as music players!

Wish list

It is never possible to carry out all the transformations you would like, it is best to work with what you have by making that as user friendly and attractive as possible. Who knows, in time when new products enter the market there may be a way to make the things on your wish list happen, especially in instances where there are space limitations. It is always worth remembering that by updating your bathroom you can potentially add a significant amount of value to your home whether it is for yourself or from a resale perspective.


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