Buyer's Guide: Choosing a bathroom suite for your home

Choosing a bathroom suite can be, at first, a daunting prospect; the sheer choice of materials, styles and deals can be nothing short of intimidating. In this guide we take you through the process of choosing a bathroom suite that’s right for both your needs, as well as your budget.

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The choice of bathroom suites today

Generally speaking a bath suite will include: a bathtub or shower cubical, a sink and a toilet, however whilst bathroom suites generally come with the attachments included (e.g. taps) you need to double check this as not all do, whether due to budget, or leaving the consumer free to choose their own.

In terms of style, bathroom suites can be broadly categorised as either traditional or modern:

Traditional

When considering a traditionally styled bathroom suite you need to bear in mind the colour scheme and décor you’re teaming it with. Coupling a traditional bathroom suite with outdated décor and wall paper can leave you bathroom feeling dated before the suite is even a week old.

Modern

Modern bathroom suites do tend to be more popular for the bathroom of today, and the key trends to look out for currently are straight lines and natural materials (or mock natural materials). That said, bathroom suites with curved lines are still a popular choice, and have represented the décor trend for at least the last four years.

Factors to consider when choosing a bathroom suite

Purchasing online versus visiting a home retail store

Where once you were restricted to choosing your bathroom suite from the local home furnishings store, you now have a whole world of bathroom suites at your disposal; buying online needn’t be a daunting prospect, as long as you’ve taken your measurements correctly and studied the product specifications in detail then you’ll get that perfect bathroom suite at a cut down price.

Size matters

If your bathroom is small, you should naturally consider items of a smaller size;in particular, you should consider installing a shower cabin instead of a bath. Then inspect all curves within the room and think of ways to fill them up with furnishings of the same proportions. In this way, you will ensure that you follow the rules of ergonomics and that you avoid the sense of clutter. And don't forget: small space often looks much larger with mirrors and a pale colour palette.

Your home’s décor and style

Having an ultra-modern house or apartment would hardly be the right fit with a Victorian cast-iron tub or any other traditional solution. Syncing requires that a trendy home have a bathroom mimicking, in as much as possible the shapes, colours and materials used elsewhere. In this way, the impression created from the very doorway will only get enhanced by building up patterns of the same style.

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