In the world of interiors, Autumn always signals a new beginning. People up and down the country take stock of their homes and decide if it’s time for a change. We were delighted to be part of the recent London Design Festival which was awash with designers, suppliers and artisans showing their new collections for AW19. New tiles, sanitaryware and inspirational finishes for bathrooms were particularly in evidence so, in case you’ve decided yours is in need of a revamp, we thought it timely to give you our 6 top tips for creating the perfect place to bathe.
Function and practicality are key
Your bathroom is likely to be one of the most frequently used spaces in your home as well as (possibly) the smallest so it’s essential that it functions effectively. The type of sanitaryware you choose will depend on who’s going to use the bathroom but the position of items such sinks, WCs and mirrors needs to provide sufficient space for occupants to move around comfortably.
A family bathroom with probably need a bath as well as a shower and even, where space allows, double sinks. A children’s bathroom might only need a bath but with taps that have a shower attachment for hair washing. A shower will probably be sufficient in a guest bathroom.
It’s essential to establish the location of existing services in your bathroom such as water and drainage. Assuming they’re fit for purpose, work with them where they are as it’s costly to change their position.