Before you even think about getting the builders in, make sure you have thought through every element of your wet room scheme. From shelving to shower fittings, take your time in the planning stage to ensure that everything will be just as you want it.
It’s also a good idea to visit a local bathroom showroom for advice, as its designers will have plenty of experience in maximising space while at the same time minimising costly mistakes.
As bathrooms are often placed next to the bedroom, lighting should be considered carefully. You don’t want bright lights flashing on in the middle of the night – it’s not comfortable for the person taking a trip to the bathroom, or for the person
Check that the screen has a tight, robust seal where it meets the bath to prevent leaks. Well-made, durable trimming and fittings are advisable, especially if you’re choosing a bifold model that will be regularly pushed back to allow access to the bath.
Keep it neat. You can never have too much storage in a family bathroom. Shelves can look untidy very quickly so opt for cabinets with doors that can be closed to contain everything out of sight.
Cut out to-scale shapes of everything – loo, basin, bath and shower enclosure, for instance – and rearrange them until you find a layout that works best. Incorporate plenty of space between the elements and consider how the room will work with more than one
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This simple and budget vanity unit comes pre-assembled and includes white basin unit with a one tap hole basin. Note that the tap, wastes, worktop and plinth need to be bought separately.
A scale plan of your space is a good place to start. Measure carefully as accurate dimensions are key and include features that are likely to affect the design, including windows, chimney breasts and doors.
With a beautiful oak-effect finish, this 550mm basin and vanity unit is perfect for a modern bathroom. This fully assembled unit is supplied with two soft-close doors, handles, a shelf and a ceramic slab-top basin with one tap hole.