After kitchens, bathrooms are often the most costly rooms to remodel. However, a recent report by consumer group Which? revealed that installing a new bathroom at a cost of £8,400, can boost a home’s value by £10,000. It’s no wonder then, that bathroom renovations are a top priority for many homeowners.
For people who want to update their bathroom but don’t have the funds for a full remodel, upgrading tired fixtures and fittings could be the way to go; bringing a new lease of life with sleek taps and sanitary wear. It’s with this in mind that we continue to stock the very latest products for your plumbers’ homeowner customers, with next day delivery and email notifications on dispatch to ensure you know as soon as your consignment leaves our warehouse.
For many homeowners, however, bathroom remodelling is as much about lifestyle as it is about visual appeal. And it is this that led Methven CEO David Banfield to predict the end of the bathtub in the next ten years. The reason for this emotive prediction, Banfield argues, is that as consumers become increasingly environmentally aware, water saving will form an integral part of bathroom design. As such, baths will be replaced by the shower as standard.
Of course, as most plumbers know, this trend is already happening. And, concerns regarding water efficiency aside, we can’t deny that the shower better meets the needs of our ageing and growing population both in terms of mobility and space.
As more and more homeowners look to turn a dated bathroom into a more contemporary space, product innovation must come from collaboration and a genuine understanding of what customers want. Only then can we fully meet their needs in terms of visual design and lifestyle choices.
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