Add glamour with a statement bath.
Make your freestanding bath the star of the show by placing it as the centre of the room, or turn it into a proper focal point by putting it below a window.
Consider the weight, as some freestanding baths can be heavy, particularly if they are cast iron. Check with professionals if the floor is strong enough.
Wherever you put your bath, it’s important that you don’t create dust traps, so make sure there is space around it to clean.
Splash out on decorative finishes such as beautiful flooring, bold wall tiles or composite wall panelling to give the room a chic look.
A combined bath and shower saves space.
Add an overhead shower above a family sized bath so that it doubles up as a shower enclosure.
For a more permanent solution, fit an electric shower above the bath and add a screen.
Make it roomy by picking a shower-bath that bows out at one end, giving extra space for showering.
Double up with a fixed-head shower and bath taps fitted with a hand-held spray, so bathing little ones or cleaning is easy.
Add finishing touches in the shape of feature tiles, his-and-hers basins and built-in storage solutions.
BATH AND SHOWER
Get the most from your space with a bath and separate shower cubicle.
Design the room accordingly to how it is most used. If your family prefers showers, then opt for a smaller bath and a bigger walk-in shower. If a larger bath is called for, then an efficient use of space could be a corner shower.
Build a false wall at the end of your bath, if there is enough room, so it can form one side of the shower cubicle. It’s a clever space saving solutions.
Double basins are great for families and couples. Space tight? Then you could try a longer trough shaped sink with wall-mounted taps.
Plenty of storage is a must in a family bathroom. Shelves can look good if they are kept tidy, but to hide clutter, cabinets with doors are a better bet.
A dedicated shower room can be a luxurious space.
A wetroom is a stylish options but not a simple one. The room will need tanking as there is no enclosure, and instead of a tray, the water drains away through an outlet in the floor. For a cheaper alternative, try an ultra-low-level tray with a simple all-glass screen.
Section off the end of a narrow room with tiled walls and large glass doors to create a walk-in shower. If space is at a premium, then fitting bi-fold doors will help.
Choose wall-hung storage to create the illusion of space by opening up the floor.
Fit under floor heating to save space and add a simple wall-mounted heated rail for towels.
Using colourful mosaic tiles on walls and floors will transform a fitted shower room.
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