Redecorating and Redesigning A Bathroom

A person’s house is their castle: British people are hugely proud of their gardens, houses and homes. Renovation and redecoration is a hugely popular activity with people enjoying changing the look of their kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. The bathroom is not left out of this craving for change; Gone are the days of avocado tiles and leaky plumbing – people want and deserve luxurious and comfortable bathrooms. Many television programmes offer inspiration and tips on how to create your own perfect bathroom with realistic designs and costs.

Installing a shower is often one of the largest changes for someone to make in their bathrooms; showers are practical, energy efficient (when compared to a bath) and have rapidly become integral in most bathrooms around the world. There are many different types of showers available and it is important to consider all aspects before you purchase and install your new shower. You must think about the practicalities – would you like an electric shower, a digital shower, a mixer shower or even a power shower?

It is true that each type has its advantages and disadvantages which must be carefully evaluated before you make a decision. Which shower type will work best with your existing heating system? What are your design preferences: do you have classical or modern tastes? In recent years, the design of showers has developed greatly with many different styles to choose from to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets. Some people prefer a chrome, graphite or a black finish, whilst others like to remain with the traditional white – it is all about taste and preference.

Understandably, some people may feel daunted by a bathroom refurbishment; it can be a large task to undertake, requiring time, effort and expense. Added to these considerations, the wide range of choice can be a little overwhelming so doing research is hugely important to the success of redecorating a bathroom. Plumbers, specialist websites and experts can offer great advice, but even asking your friends and family about their showers will give you a good idea about the best on the market.  Before you start, learn as much as you can about your water system and household heating to ensure that you choose the right appliance for your home.

Another key factor to consider is your lifestyle: your family, life choices and future plans can dramatically affect which shower will be the best for you. If you have a young family, a bath might be suitable for the present but in the future when your children are older, showers will suit your life better: getting everyone ready before school or washing off mud after that enthusiastic game of football in the garden may prove essential. For the older generation, a shower is a much safer choice than a slippery bath: there are many shower cubicles and accessories available that have additional handrails for ease of security, safety and peace of mind. In addition, if you belong to the growing population of environmentally conscious people, installing a shower in your house makes sense for the planet and for your pocket.