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Planning your dream bathroom

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No house is truly a home without a beautifully decorated bathroom, and for tenants and homeowners alike, it’s hard not to be partial to a spot of bathroom decorating now and again! 

With so many different styles out there and tons of inspiration, planning your dream bathroom has never been easier.

Especially considering how much we’ve been stuck at home over the past few months, for some of us, looking at the same drab bathroom tiles again and again has got us feeling creative and ready for a change. 

If you’re one of the many people that have had their head turned by the odd Pinterest bathroom inspiration post, or have seen friends and family transform their toilets with ease, then this article is definitely for you.

Keep reading to learn some of the easiest ways to begin planning your dream bathroom and how to make it come to life before your very eyes!

What do I need to consider?

What you need to consider when planning out changes to your bathroom depends on whether you’re a tenant under a landlord or a homeowner. 

If you’re a homeowner, you need to consider any planning permissions that you’ll need to seek out, especially if you’re planning to make any large and significant changes to the layout of your bathroom. 

Alternatively, even if you’re making small changes, you should be considering how they will affect the value of your property, should you ever want to sell. 

If you’re a tenant, it’s important to consider whether any changes you want to make are covered in your tenancy agreement. If not, you will have to seek explicit permission from the landlord and letting agent before you begin. 

Above all, you’ll need to consider a budget and a timeframe for any changes you want to make. If you’re making more substantial changes, you may need to hire contractors to come and do the work for you. In this case, it’s best to plan ahead and book these services as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary delays. 

What do I start with?

For some, the most important part of a bathroom is its functionality all year round. You want to make sure that your bathroom is effective through all the seasons and temperatures. This is why one of the most popular additions to a bathroom is a heated towel rail. 

Not only do they function as a radiator during the colder months, but they then double up as a large space for towels during the summer when heating is not needed. 

Another easy place to start when customising your bathroom is considering the storage spaces that you use. Whether looking at tall bathroom cabinets for sleekness, a wall-mounted cupboard for a more freeing, floaty look, or even small compartments all over the bathroom, you should consider what feel you’d like your bathroom to have. 

After you’ve considered some of the essentials, it’s definitely time to consider what aspect of style you’d like to change. Are you wanting a pop of colour? Or maybe you want to go a bit more traditional and classical, bringing the colours down to neutral or monochrome. 

It’s up to you, of course, but for some people, the easiest changes to make lie in the soft furnishings. Whether that be towels, soap dishes or even candles, they can totally change the feel of your bathroom.

Where can I get what I need for my dream bathroom?

Cabinets and assorted storage can be bought from any standard furniture store, or even online. More specialised equipment, however, like the heated towel rails, can be found at specialised retailers, for example at Trade Radiators

When looking for items like these, however, make sure you have the right measurements with you so you can purchase the right one, and always ensure that you have the necessary permissions for changes if needed.

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