May 20

Functional Improvements Best For Bathrooms


If you’re planning to make some changes to your bathroom this year then it’s best to focus on making functional improvements rather than just giving it a cosmetic touch up.

This is according to, which explained that bathrooms often aren’t the relaxing spaces we’d like them to be because they’re too full of clutter and aren’t designed to make the best use of the space.

With that in mind, you should focus on making changes that improve the function of your bathroom first and foremost. For example, making sure you have adequate storage and that the towel rail is within easy reach of your bath or shower.

You should also think about how to make your bathroom a safer environment, and one that you can still use if you have mobility issues as you age. If you’re making changes, installing easy access showers can help you future-proof this space.

The news provider also recommended thinking carefully about your bathroom lighting. Jean Brownhill, CEO of Sweeten, a US-based renovation matchmaker for contractors and homeowners, commented: “Be sure there’s lighting for all of your daily routines so that you can experience a seamless morning.”

Having task lighting so that you can do your makeup or shave is important, but you should also make sure you have the ability to dim the lights if you want to have a long soak in the tub.

Also, look at ways of making sure your bathroom is always nice and warm. That might mean installing underfloor heating or at least having a heated towel rail for the winter months.

Given that research by NAEA Propertymark, last month found that a bathroom refresh was one of the most popular home improvement projects in the UK, many people should be thinking about introducing some of these ideas in their homes.

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