It's probably the most visited and utilised room in your home, and after the kitchen, is the room that adds most value to your home when finished to a high standard. A bathroom, just like any other room, reflects our character and personality. Design trends come and go, but by following a few simple guidelines and making some careful investments in key pieces, you can create the perfect bathroom that will withstand the test of time (and design!)
Time For a Change.
We often hear the phrase "New Year, New Me". Or in our case, "New Year, New Bathroom"! Whatever your reason, upgrading your bathroom will be sure to lift the look and feel of your home, while adding value too.
As we know, the market value for housing is high and unlikely to decrease. However, there is a way to add even more value to your house and bring more comfort for yourself at the same time, simply by renovating your bathroom and changing some of its fixtures and accessories.
Get Expert Help.
You know you're in need of a new bathroom, but you're overwhelmed with the amount of choice out there. If you're struggling to visualise your perfect bathroom design and matching fixtures, don't worry. Our specialist team at Bathroom Store Ireland are always here to help with new ideas and answer any questions you may have. Call into our Dundalk showroom today or contact us by email, phone or social media.
What Should I Change First?
First of all, a bathroom upgrade does not need to be the big, scary job you think it is. Renovating your bathroom does not mean you have to change everything in it. The main and the most important pieces to invest in are:
Let your imagination run wild in our online shop. Be consistent and create a look you’ll love for a long time.
Bold and bright colours and fixture choices might be very "in" right now, but chances are you'll become fed up with them sooner. Stick to classic pieces that can adapt to many bathroom looks, and add a splash of colour with less expensive pieces, like towels and accessories.
Stick to Your Budget.
Before you get to work, be sure to set your budget. Be realistic about the money you have available, and spend wisely. Having a budget in the back of your mind is very important. We can all get a bit carried away in a sparkling showroom, adding more and more items to our list, but by agreeing to a budget in advance, you'll be able to make choices within your financial comfort zone. Investing in key pieces is always worth the spend.
Accessories Can Change Everything.
The fun part begins once your budget is set and your plan comes in motion. Fixtures like bespoke shower unit or a sytlish vanity unit are easy ways to give your bathroom a fresh and stylish look. The other less expensive way is to give your bathroom accessories an overhaul. Easy items to update include;
- Towel rails
- Shower heads
- Mood lighting
- Nano-tempered glass showers
- Laundry baskets (and many more)
They will change the way your bathroom looks and feels with minimal effort. You can find more in our online store.
What Flooring Should I Choose?
Bathroom floor design changes constantly. There's so much to choose from - wooden floors and tiles are both extremely popular options at the moment, giving style, durability and of course, are easy to maintain and keep clean.
Wooden floors, laid in a herringbone fashion, add a sense of luxury to your bathroom space. While using geometric or brightly coloured tiles in a smaller bathroom can really make a big impact.
Whichever option you decide to follow, the primary outcome is that you will increase the value of your home in the long run.
DIY (If You Can!)
Believe it or not, but many of these bathroom upgrades can be done yourself, without any specialist skills or qualifications. Of course, for any major plumbing work or any sort of electrical work, a registered installer should always be used.
YouTube and Google are really useful resources for smaller jobs. Filled with two-minute tutorials and information, the internet can be a great teacher. Spend time upgrading your skill set, but remember - SAFETY FIRST. If you think you need a specialist to assist you, reach out and get professional help.
While taking your time and money to remodel your home, start with one project and see it out to completion. Don't get distracted by changing or adding something to other areas of your house. Stick to your ideas and make them a reality!
Let our team at Bathroom Store Ireland help start your renovation journey. And who knows where things will finish!
Bathroom Deals for 2022
So, now that you know what changes to make in your bathroom and how to make them, check out our beautiful new stock for 2022 and of course find the best deals and sales on our dedicated deals page!