COMMON MISTAKES AND DESIGNER TIPS
Let Graham guide you to your dream bathroom without the pitfalls thanks to some designer tips
01 CHOOSING THE WRONG TILES
It’s all too easy to be carried away with a particular tile design or colour and forget about the actual size and shape of your bathroom. Then there’s the question of storage. How on earth do you get everything to fit let alone match?
There are many useful tips a good bathroom planner can share with you. Like using the same colour for tiles on the walls and floor to make a smaller bathroom feel bigger. And seeing your ideas in 3D on screen is perhaps the best way to avoid the usual pitfalls. To serve you in that regard, 3D modelling is possible in Graham showrooms.
02 MISMATCHED PRODUCTS
Choosing your bathroom fittings from different sources might save money but the products won’t always live happily together. They might look good in print or on screen but they can be very different in real life.
Why risk a mishmash of different quality items when a good bathroom showroom will give you every opportunity to see, touch and feel your preferred choices. And long before you have to live with those wrong choices every morning!
03 NOT USING A QUALIFIED INSTALLER
After the kitchen, your bathroom is probably the most functional room in the house. Its installation shouldn’t be left to someone ill-equipped or inexpert and never to a self-styled jack of all trades.
Choosing a skilled specialist with the right experience and the proper credentials is your only guarantee of a dream bathroom – completed to an agreed timetable, furnished with properly fitted items and finished to the highest possible professional standards. To that end, Graham’s bathroom showroom website has a find a plumber tool to make contact with a professional close to you.
04 NOT MATCHING YOUR LIFESTYLE
Maybe your preference is for a leisurely, relaxing bath. Or perhaps you’ve no time to waste on such luxury and need a brisk, refreshing shower to start the day. It’s absolutely essential that you plan your bathroom around your needs.
A working mum and dad with teenagers will expect their bathroom to cope with far more use than a retired couple. A young couple with a new baby will have different bathroom needs too. So make sure your plans reflect your lifestyle and not someone else’s!
05 THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL
Selecting a stunning rainwater shower might be a great fashion choice until you discover your water pressure is too low to keep up with its demands. Getting expert guidance is the only way to be absolutely sure.
Planning a bathroom isn’t just about colour or style, it’s about the practicalities too. Getting everything right from lighting and ventilation to plumbing and drainage. As well as mysteries like water pressure and building regulations. Getting them wrong is inviting disaster!
06 NOT SPENDING ENOUGH!
Fixing what you want to invest in your bathroom before you start is all well and good. Sticking to it is even better. But letting it define every choice you have to make can cause problems. You’ve got to allow for change along the way.
Sometimes your investment simply won’t accommodate the look and finish you desire. Cutting back for the sake of it could leave you sadly disappointed. Revising your plans and budget as you go along is the sensible way to achieve a bathroom you’ll love.