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Maximising space ‘the key to bathroom revamps’

Doing up a part of your home is undoubtedly an exciting experience. Not only do you have the fascinating process of building work or redecorating projects slowly taking shape day by day, you can also dream of what your new-look abode will look and feel like once it is completed.

Perhaps one of the trickiest decisions you will have is which room to revamp first. For most of us, the money and time required to do up every area of a home on a regular basis simply doesn’t exist, so taking it step by step is the best option. You might wish to think about which parts of your home get the most use, as well as what is currently in the most need of a breath of fresh air.

Susan Quirke, managing director of Quirke McNamara Consultancy, has identified the bathroom as an interesting space in which many people are keen to invest their resources in. For instance, she said that the current trend is for maximising space in this area.

All things considered, it is easy to see why this might be the case. Bathrooms are often among the smallest rooms in your dwelling, but they serve a vital – and, at times, relaxing – purpose, so ensuring they are in great shape is understandably a priority.

“Lighting is starting to become an essential feature where clients want to be adventurous and have different colours dependant on their mood and different scenes. Sleek fittings and power showers as well as bespoke storage and lighting integrated into the bath or shower head,” Ms Quirke explained.

With these installations in mind, it might be that you require a professional electrician to carry out your chosen home improvements. Lighting is not something you should tackle if you are not qualified to do so, as the results could be disastrous. Instead, turn to an expert and rely on his knowledge and experience to get the job done efficiently and to the highest possible standard.

You should not underestimate lighting as a style feature too, with colour and design manager at Dulux Rebecca Thompson recently suggesting many Britons are guilty of overlooking it. Instead, focusing on exactly what lights your bathroom will boast could allow you to team it with matching designs on the walls and in terms of flooring.

Ms Quirke went on to recommend making more changes to your bathroom. She said there are modern innovations that are catching people’s imaginations and it is no longer a case of choosing between a traditional bath or a shower.

“Wet rooms are still very much in fashion but now also having a bath area that has a luxury feel and a dramatic look whether using different levels where you step up to the bath or using dramatic lighting,” she said.

Whether you call in a builder or a decorator to complete your dream bathroom, it will surely be worth the hassle when you see a stylish, practical and comfortable space that could add value to your home in the long run.

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