Spend Or Save On A New Bathroom?
Today the bathroom has to perform as a multi-functional space where you can relax and pamper yourself, a place for kids to have fun, somewhere to get ready on those busy weekday mornings and do your make-up too. So, it’s no wonder if your bathroom is looking a bit worse for wear and could perhaps do with a fresh new look. But, deciding just how much to spend on a new bathroom can be a difficult decision to make. If you plan to live in your home for the long-term it is a wise idea to invest in a high quality bathroom suite so you can be sure to enjoy many years of trouble-free use. Alternatively if you plan to move in the near future or are on a tight budget think about opting for a bathroom suite which offers great value for money.
Usually the main difference in price between expensive and cheaper bathroom products is down to the quality of the materials used. Top-end bathroom manufacturers use high quality ceramics which are sometimes treated with special coatings that make cleaning so much easier or even repel germs and bacteria. If you would prefer a very durable and hard-wearing bath then consider a cast iron or a steel bath, but for those on a limited budget acrylic tends to be the most affordable choice. Including bathroom furniture in a new bathroom is becoming an ever increasingly popular choice and storage space is important for creating a neat, clutter free look. The more expensive bathroom furniture features wood veneers or even solid wood, which provides a very high quality feel, alternatively, cheaper options use painted MDF or foil-covered chipboard, but this doesn’t mean that style has to be compromised in any way.
Your choice of taps can make all the difference in your new bathroom and will provide them all important finishing touches. Taps are used on a daily basis and need to endure a lot of wear and tear so, when choosing new taps always buy the best that you can afford and opt for a brand with a good reputation. Also, make sure you check the manufacturer’s guarantee, which is especially important if you have wall-mounted taps that have the fittings concealed in the wall.
The installation of your new bathroom is an important aspect, and it is definitely worth hiring a professional fitter to ensure your bathroom looks fantastic and that you get many years of trouble-free use, plus even the less expensive products will look great too. Nothing looks worse than untidy tiling and pipework and the plumbing always needs to be in top working order, so unless you know exactly what you are doing, always hire a professional plumber.