An alternative to a fabric or plastic shower curtain hanging from a rail, a glass screen is fixed securely to the wall. It sits on top of the bath’s edge with a rubber seal at the bottom to prevent splashes soaking your bathroom floor.
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
If you want to add extra storage to your bathroom, one of the best ways to make use of space is to install a vanity unit in place of a traditional basin and pedestal. Vanity units are a great option if you want to store
Lighting is often overlooked in bathrooms, but your budget doesn’t need to stretch to a professionally designed lighting scheme. Just fit a dimmer switch, so you can transform the mood at a twist of a button, and buy a mirror with lights built into the
If you do plan to change your layout, measure your bathroom carefully. Note the position of doors windows and any pipes. It might help to draw an outline on graph paper, or use an online design tool.
New printing processes can create highly realistic interpretations of natural stone, marble and wood on ceramic tiles, so you can save hundreds on the cost of tiling of your bathroom without sacrificing the overall look. Using mosaic tiling is also a great option: it’s on
Begin by working out your key priorities. A family bathroom or spa-style sanctuary will require a long list of specifications and fittings that could include a bath, separate shower, double basins, and heaps of storage, while an en-suite or guest bathroom may just require a
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.
You can push this screen all the way back, so it’s easier to get to the tub when you’re giving the kids a bath. And it’s great for tiny bathrooms, where you might not have space for a standard hinged screen that folds out 90
It’s also worth raising the bathroom door threshold by about 5mm from the floor in case the room fills with water (if someone covers the shower drain with a towel, for example). This will keep the water contained.