No room is quite like the bathroom when it comes to design - there are a plethora of things to consider. For example, you might be asking yourself what home booster pump do I need and how do I ensure it stays warm even in the depths of winter? Get it wrong and the bathroom can be one of the most costly and unforgiving errs in judgement you make as a homeowner. Fortunately, we are here to help. Read on to avoid the pitfalls of vacuous bathroom design.
Consider the implications of an overhaul
Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom ranks as one of the most expensive endeavours you’ll undertake at home, so prepare yourself. What type of design do you want? More importantly, what design is feasible? Budget costs are an obvious factor here, but there may be other limitations. The vision you have may be incompatible with the circumstances. Measure your bathroom carefully and seek consultancy for an idea of the cost.
Get the right home booster pump
No matter how beautiful the finished product looks, a weak shower or limp water pressure will quickly render any cosmetic allure irrelevant. A home booster pump will increase the pressure where the incoming mains pressure lets you down (and so that new monsoon shower you install will live up to its name). Different pumps are available depending on the requirements of the user, with extra options if you have a particularly crowded household.
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It’s said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, as it happens it’s also a great way to seek inspiration. Take some time to look through the catalogues or relevant websites, spy what you like on TV. There are some great period bathrooms out there; another popular approach is to mimic the design of most contemporary hotels. Knowing exactly what you want in this way will really help you get to grips with the feasibility and planning costs.
Bathtub or no bathtub?
Many people choose to do-away with the bathtub and install a stand-in shower. In our experience, most people tend to regret this decision, even if they rarely get a bath. To prevent you from missing what you don’t have, we’d urge extreme caution on this matter.
Consider your bathroom’s proximity to other areas of the house
Where is the bathroom in your house, and how might the decisions you make affect the other parts of it? Poor ventilation can result in steam drifting into neighbouring rooms; likewise, an especially bright light or loud extractor can be enough to disturb the sleep of whoever happens to be next door. In these cases, it’s important to consider any unintended consequences that might not be so obvious beforehand and act accordingly.
A fair warning before installing any of the fancy stuff
Bathrooms are getting more technological. It’s not uncommon now for bathrooms to have heated towel-racks, flooring, speakers, even heated mirrors that resist condensing steam. Just remember that any electrical work of this kind needs to meet the requirements of the building regulations. This is particularly important if you’re doing the handiwork yourself as it could invalidate your home insurance.
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