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Posted by on Jul 24, 2015

Ugliest-bathroom

If you don’t want your new bathroom to end up looking like this, then take good note of the previous blog, but also, there are some good tips in the following infographic and video to help you achieve the en-suite you deserve!

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Consider the design in your new en-suite bathroom

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015

en-suite bathroom design

Including an en-suite can increase the value of your appropriate by 10 % according to Virgin Money’s ‘Simple overview of including value to your house’. Whether adding a brand-new or refurbishing an existing both will add a luxurious feel to a bedroom. The key to en-suite restroom design is space, whether taking advantage of offered space or maximising the sense of area, design trickery really is the key.

Everyone is different, with  various tastes, various budgets and various needs however when it concerns creating an en-suite they all have one common concernРarea. In order to ease and conquer this there are a few elements I constantly attempt to include into the design.

1. Wet Floor Shower.
Preferably I would prefer to include a wet room floor shower into the design of an en-suite. This is because of a few factors consisting of the aspect of not losing any ‘functional’ floor area as the shower and floor are as one with a singular drained waste for water. Further benefits consist of the design of a wet floor shower being able to suite any sized area, within reason.

This is a job that I wouldn’t recommend to the average “do it yourselfer”. The drain issue can be a major problem, and often involves digging up the concrete slab and lowering the drain below floor level. If you were thinking of installing an en-suite yourself, this part at least I would leave to a professional plumber.

2. Wall Mounted & Corner Fixtures.
Comparable to the above, wall installed fixtures are excellent for offering the impression of more space due to still being able to see floor area. Wall installed fixtures are offered for basins and toilets with some basins likewise being provided in smaller sized sizes.

Corner toilets and basins can assist in making a little area work much better. Nobody stands in the corner of a space, therefore if you put your fittings into the corners, you’ll be entrusted more useable room in the middle, making the space seem less busy.small space bathroom

3. Smart Storage.
Integrateded storage, for instance a basin system, wall mounted storage, corner storage and mobile storage are all perfect for en-suite restrooms it actually just depends upon individual preference, quantity of storage required and design accessibility (colour schemes which match other design aspects).

4. Decor.
Mirrors show light, which assists make an area seem brighter and airier. Adding a mirror or 2 is one of the easiest cloakroom ideas and frequently among the most rewarding to carry out. Finally by including some pale decoration, light reflecting tiles or paint, you could make a small en-suite feel a lot larger. Whichever you choose all will certainly assist to bounce plenty of light around your room, lending it an airy and spacious feel.

5. Conceal Pipework.
Hiding pipework will unavoidably make a small space feel bigger whilst at the same time making the space appearance cleaner and tidier. This is one suggestion I would motivate throughout all bathroom design whether the main restroom, en-suite or cloakroom/ downstairs WC.

Whether you require a total restroom option, a bathroom renovation or more design ideas for maximizing available area, these ideas will hopefully help you in producing an individual sanctuary of relaxation within your home.

If I had to pick just one of the above ideas to implement,¬† I would choose to incorporate a wet floor shower into the design of an en-suite. This is due to a few factors consisting of the aspect of not losing any ‘useful’ floor space as the shower and floor are as one with a singular drained waste for water. Further benefits include the design of a wet floor shower being able to suite any sized area, within reason.

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Which home improvement or extension adds most to your house price?

Posted by on May 25, 2015

home extension

This is one of the most asked about questions when it comes to wondering whether to extend or to move? Will I recoup the money I have spent, and hopefully more, if I extend my current house when I decide to sell?

There are a lot of factors that determine the answer to that decision. I recently found this article in a major UK newspaper online, and thought it would be worth sharing here. It is of course UK specific, but the main points are relevant wherever you are in the world.

As you can see from this opening paragraph it is relevant to this site and hopefully will be of benefit to us all.

“Which home improvement or extension will add most to your house price? That’s a pressing question for hundreds of thousands of families living in homes too small for their current needs”?

Read the full story here …

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100020042/which-home-improvement-or-extension-adds-most-to-your-house-price/

Whether that answers your questions or poses more I don’t know, but hopefully there was value in the post.

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