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Take Some Time To Decorate Your Bathroom

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After going through the complicated and sometimes stressful experience of renovating your bathroom you will have completed the hardest part of planning, buying and fitting all the main bathroom items of furniture, like the basin, perhaps a vanity unit, toilet, bathtub and or shower. However to  get the new bathroom design looking and feeling great, you should next be giving thought and attention towards what other fittings you will include along with the various items you will use to decorate the room in a warm and comfortable way.

An item or fitting that all bathrooms need and should have, is the bathroom mirror. You need to decide if you would have a simple wall hung mirror or alternatively choose to go with a mirrored bathroom cabinet. If choosing the wall hung mirror option, you can (as long as the size of your bathrooms permits) usually find and fit a larger mirror than you would get from the mirrored cabinet type. The mirror is great for adding light to the bathroom and of course for checking yourself out and making sure you look the part before heading out for the day/night.  Another important fitting for most people and another item I could not do without is the towel rail – if you are going for more of a luxury design/style of bathroom, then you will likely want to go for the heated towel rails. If you are saving on expenses, then you will want to go for just the standard wooden, metal or even plastic towel rail, just there to offer support for hanging towels. For those of you who tend to buy and keep a lot of toiletries, make-ups, medicines grooming products – you will need to consider purchasing some kind of bathroom storage solution, whether it might be within a vanity unit or within its own storage unit is up to you, and of course dependent on the size of your bathroom. You might also want to place a nice oak laundry basket in the bathroom, again if you have the space for it.

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When it comes to decorating the bathroom it can be tricky to decide upon what you will be using to add some life and colour to the tiles/walls and bathroom fittings. You could choose to buy some small picture frames and hang some interesting art on the walls, or perhaps some kind of wall/tile stickers to add character. I always like to decorate my bathroom with some nice indoor, bathroom plants; these can really bring a bathroom together, at the same time as assisting with purifying the air.

You should now have some ideas of your own and be ready to complete the ideal bathroom for your home – Good luck.

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The Numerous Styles of Baths to Choose Between

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As you may have noticed, there are actually many different styles and types of bathtubs that you can choose between when redesigning or renovating your bathroom at home. Some baths are made for style, some for convenience while others offer more comfort and luxury. The more common type of bathtubs that you will find in today’s market in the UK is as follows:

The Pedestal/Clawfoot Baths

These baths are as they sound – they stand on 4 ‘clawed feet’ or on a pedestal and they came into popularity somewhere within the 19th century, becoming a common household item within high society. They can be placed anywhere within ones bathroom and range in different shapes and sizes.

Recessed or Alcove Baths

These are probably the most common type of bathtubs found in the UK, they usually come with a shower head hanging over them and will be fitted against a wall on either two or three sides. They also range in style and size and these days will usually be designed from fiberglass.

Drop-In baths

These types of baths are deigned to either drop into a floor cavity or a raised platform to offer a clean and flush finish. They often will be surrounded by some kind of guttering system as they are supposed to be filled to the brim and overspill into the surrounding guttering. If done right, these bathtub designs can be very stylish and pleasing on the eye.

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Corner Baths

These types of bathtubs, as suggested by the name, fit into corners of a room and can be ideal for when space is limited. They also can look great and many come with air-jets fitted within them to offer a kind of whirlpool/Jacuzzi effect.

Walk-In/Gated Baths

These bathtubs are designed more for convenience and are made with high walls and a seated area within the bath. They will have a walk-in gate/door fitted to them so that the bather can walk into the bathtub, take a seat and then close the door, before turning the taps on and filling the bath to their desired height. These types of baths are common for elderly or disabled bathers, for whom stepping over a wall and lowering into a bath can be difficult.

There are of course many other bath designs and styles but these above tend to be the more commonly used in UK households. We hope this helps to give you some good ideas for what you will be fitting into your new bathroom.

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