want to turn your spare bedroom into a bathroom?
Rethink your spare room by transforming it into the Zen bathroom of dreams! Here are some things to consider before you get started….
do you need permission?
Unlikely, unless you’re extending your home or altering the exterior in some way. However, if you live in a listed property you will of course need to seek the appropriate approvals before undertaking any work.
Next, check how your room can be adapted to accommodate the required plumbing / ventilation and at what cost.
Find out which walls are solid or stud as this will determine whether you can channel pipes / conceal fittings or if you will need to build out. These basic layout checks will determine where fittings can be placed.
Also consider if theres sufficient beam support to bear the weight of a bath? Contact a structural engineer if you have any doubt.
If you’re tight on space, wall hung WC and vanity units will give the illusion of more floor area in your bathroom. Also, I strongly recommend under floor heating, which will not only save space but will also create that element of luxury.
Consider as much storage is possible without affecting the design. The more storage you have, the less clutter and the easier it is to keep the room looking fabulous 24/7! HiB have great mirrored cabinet storage ideas.
When considering new tiles and bathroom furniture, be wary of trends or anything popular, as these have a tendency to quickly date! The last thing you want is your bathroom looking tired & old hat in a few years.
Instead choose classic fixtures and fittings, saving the trendy detailing for things like wall colour or accessories, which can easily be changed or updated.
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