The bathroom. When redecorating, it can often take a back seat in favour of living spaces or finally converting the garage into another room. But a bathroom remodel can do wonders for the value of your property, and it can offer a stylish future proof bathroom that will suit you and your families needs.
From an entirely new design to simply adding a modern toilet seat replacement, read on for ideas that will transform the whole feel and ease of access of your bathroom.
Wet, Wet, Wet Room
Installing a wet room in your bathroom will fill your house with a sleek, modern design. Wet rooms do away with raised shower cubicles and hard to enter baths by making the entire floor into the shower area. They are very easy to clean and increase the value of your property due to their high aesthetic value. Worried about all that water on your floor? There’s no need! The floors and walls are sealed with a form of waterproof membrane to prevent water from seeping out and causing any damage. They are usually designed in a slightly sloping floor that will guide all excess water towards your drains.
You can have a range of appliances in a wet room, with the most common installation being a shower. But there’s no issue in having a full bathroom with a sink and toilet. In this case, a glass divider might be a good choice by the shower to stop condensation build upon other appliances. It can open up a lot of space in your bathroom by removing clunkier items such as baths or shower doors that open into valuable space.
They are also a great accessible option for people living with mobility issues as they no longer have to struggle to get into raised shower cubicles or lower themselves cautiously into a bath. Some bathrooms are badly designed in terms of meeting someone’s unique accessibility needs, but here at Bespoke Bathing, we offer tasteful and functional wet rooms that are built with the customer’s needs in mind. This can be whether you’re just looking for a stylish new space or a wet room for someone with reduced mobility. We can offer features like handrails, seats and other helpful features to ensure your wet room is as practical and functional as you need it to be.
Walk-in Showers and Walk-in Baths
Leading on from accessible wet rooms, Bespoke Bathing also offers walk-in showers and walk-in bath options. The simple pleasure of a nice relaxing bath can be lost if you are living with a disability or mobility issue. But not with our bath solutions. A handy leak proof door on the side of your bath unit will allow you to easily come in and out of your bath without having to struggle climbing in. This door can be elegant and see-through, or a classic door to blend in with the rest of the unit. Another option is a powered seat to lower you into the bath with ease, taking the strain off of your body.
Our walk-in showers offer accessible options to make your experience in them as easy as possible. They minimise the risk of trips by removing a raised shower tray so you can enter your shower with ease. We can install handrails, seats and more so your daily shower is no longer a chore. Plus all our options are sleek and aesthetically appealing, increasing the value of your property.
Climbing The Walls
Having a bath and staring at a plain white wall or grubby tiles the whole time? Adding a bright colour to your wall is a great way to change up the feel of your bathroom. You could cover the whole room in this new shade or make a feature wall that will stand out. By picking a bold colour, you can brighten your bathroom up and create an interesting environment. Guests will love the light, airy nature of your bathroom. Bold tones will also look great in summer when they mix with plenty of natural sunlight to illuminate your bathroom. As Ideal Home suggest you can use a bold wallpaper design in a bathroom to create a point of focus.
Wood textured wallpaper is a rising trend in interior design, so stay on trend with wood panelling that creates a bold statement. Picking a rustic wood pattern will transport you and your guests to a cosy log cabin where you can picture yourself in a calming environment and forget the outside world. Or maybe a more classy lacquered pattern to bring a touch of elegance to your room. Textured wallpaper adds another dimension to your bathroom by adding a tactile sensation to interact with.
You could even go full out and do a wall to floor redesign in the same material. A classy stone or concrete that stretches across both mediums will give your bathroom the wow factor! This could work especially well in a wetroom to make your room feel elegant through this harmonious pairing of wall and floor.
Something to Sink Your Teeth Into
The sink is an underrated way to change the whole feel of your bathroom in a simple way. You will be using it multiple times a day every day of your life, so why not replace your old, grotty sink for something you enjoy standing over. Or maybe your sink just isn’t stylish and you fancy a more modern option.
Sinks now come in all shapes and sizes. So maybe a different shape like rectangular will provide an elegant feel for your room. This can all depend on whether you want a sink by itself or resting on top of cabinet space underneath. A stone wash basin that rests on a cabinet is a stylish choice or a rectangle sink built into the surface creates a minimalist look to your room. Pedestal sinks that extend to the floor are a sophisticated option if you don’t care about no cabinets underneath.
You could change up the material, maybe going for a left-field option like stainless steel or a wooden sink. If you’re trying to create a certain vibe, an unconventional material is a perfect way to achieve this. You could experiment with colour, switching up a classic white for elegant black or bright pastel shades. If you are still in love with your current sink, try switching things up with a smaller change, like some statement taps instead. Brass is a popular trendy option that will add a modern touch. Even just a new faucet can be a great improvement.
You Grow Girl
Plants never go out of style, making sure any room they’re in is on-trend. But they don’t just have style benefits. Improve the air quality and the look of your bathroom by adding a touch of green with a few plants. They can add new levels to a bathroom with a neutral theme, adding a much-needed pop of colour.
When considering bathroom plants, make sure they are prepared for an environment with high humidity and can get plenty of sunlight. Pick plants that you might expect in a more tropical climate. Here are a few top choices:
- Bird’s Nest Fern – This plant native to south eastern Asia loves extra moisture and indirect light, perfect in the corner of your bathroom that the sun doesn’t touch too much. With its large leaves that cascade down, it will bring the jungle into your shower.
- Snake Plant – Casual and seasoned plant owners will know that it is nearly impossible to kill a snake plant, as they can be used to very harsh desert-like conditions. It’s the perfect bathroom plant as it won’t mind the humidity or light conditions. It also needs very little watering if you’re one of those people who is constantly forgetting about your plant care.
- Aloe Vera – If you’re already doing your skin routine in your bathroom, you might as well have a plant with some health benefits. Aloe vera can be used to heal minor burns, soothe skins and more. Keep it in a spot not far from the window and watch it thrive. The mature leaves can be cut off and the insides squeezed out for direct application to your skin.
Choose Bespoke Bathing For Your Redesign
If you want to transform your bathroom, Bespoke Bathing is here to help you with all your accessible bathroom needs. We offer a range of walk-in baths, walk-in showers and wet rooms. We have over 30 years in the industry, providing our customers with expert advice and the ability to create a beautiful new space designed with you in mind.
Based in Evesham, we are a family run firm that covers the whole of England and Wales.
Contact us or ring on 0800 1695 526 to find out how our team can help you redesign your bathroom for whatever your needs and unique vision is.
If you have a disability that requires you to make changes to your home, you should apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant to help cover the costs.
You could get your bathroom partially or fully paid for! Visit gov.uk to apply.