With the majority of us spending between 30 and 60 minutes in the bathroom each and every day, it’s no wonder that homeowners want a space that looks good and feels good. However, with many of us trying to save money, bathroom renovations are often parked due to concerns over costs.
67% of renovating homeowners upgrading their bathrooms waited at least 11 years to do so (an ultra-patient, or possibly cash-strapped 14% waited over 30 years).
THE UK HOUZZ REPORT, 2017
But you don’t have to put up with a worn out bathroom until you can afford a full refit. And, turning a functional bathroom space into a relaxing, opulent haven doesn’t have to cost the earth. Instead, it is possible for plumbers to give a tired bathroom a stylish new lease of life with a few quick-fixes.
Invest in new taps
Use stylish taps and quality fittings to create an indulgent, luxury bathroom when you don’t have the budget for a full remodel. For example, our new range of Clever Taps comes in a choice of three design styles – elegance, xtreme, and urban – all of which are inspired by architecture, music, and even automotive design. The result is a stunning range that reflects differing tastes and lifestyles; with a tap to suit any bathroom. As well as boasting striking designs, Clever also offers a realistic price point, which makes them a compelling option for people who want something beautiful without high-end costs.
More environmentally friendly than the bathtub, showers can help to transform a boring bathroom into an extravagant modern-day space. A powerful showerhead not only looks good, but it’s also a must in terms of functionality when it comes to designing contemporary bathrooms. In fact, 76% of renovating homeowners are increasing the size of theirs, with oversized rainfall showerheads the style of choice.
Invest in a feature
While most of us prefer a daily shower to a regular bath, the tub is still an essential feature in most bathrooms. And, regardless of how often we use them, a super-stylish tub can add instant glamour and elegance to any bathroom space. Other eye-catching features could include a walk-in shower, or an oversized sink.
Create some space
Once we move into a house, it’s all too easy to accept the positioning of the bathroom layout. But in many cases, with a bit of rearrangement, things can be improved. Where space is at a premium, consider a petite tub to work with, rather than against, the space. Recessed or corner sinks, sliding shower screens, and swivelling /mixer taps also provide great space-saving solutions.
With homeowners increasingly demanding that bathrooms feel decadent, keeping costs competitive without compromising on style or functionality is likely to be a key challenge for builders and plumbers over the next year and beyond.
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 THE UK HOUZZ REPORT, 2017