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Considerations when Planning an Ensuite Bathroom

An ensuite bathroom used to be considered a luxury, but nowadays many people are converting areas of their home, or indeed extending, to incorporate a new bathroom. If you have children or regularly have guests to stay, you'll know the cacophony that goes along with the morning rush hour, as people vie for the only bathroom in the house.

Getting a new bathroom just right takes careful planning, including the bathroom suite and bathroom furniture, to ensure you use the space to its full potential. With some careful planning, you can create a haven within your home, with no one clamouring to get in the bathroom behind you.

Got the Room for a Full Bathroom Suite?

An ensuite bathroom is all about creating a luxurious convenience on hand from your bedroom; it's not necessary therefore to include a complete bathroom suite if you don't have the space. As long as you've got the room for a shower unit, a toilet and wash stand, you'll have everything you need.

You might consider designing your ensuite as a wet room; this will give you the maximum shower space possible, but will still be stylish and convenient. Remember that plumbing requirements are slightly different for a wet room, so it's important to seek the correct advice.

Choose Bathroom Furniture Wisely

Storage is always a concern in ensuite bathrooms. If you have an area of unused wall space, it's a good idea to install a heated towel rail, as this provides both storage and heating in one hit.

When choosing bathroom furniture, consider multi-functional bathroom cabinets. For example, a corner vanity unit is a good use of storage space and it can house your basin on top. Why not pick a stunning limestone or travertine basin, a favourite of designer bathrooms?

Similarly, mirrored bathroom cabinets not only save you having to find room for a separate bathroom mirror, they also bounce light around what is traditionally a very small room, to create the illusion of space.

Creating an Ensuite Bathroom? The Art of Living is Your One Stop Shop!

There's no doubt about it, by adding a new bathroom not only will you enjoy the benefit of more harmonious family life, but you'll also add value to your home. This is particularly true if you're extending or converting your loft, rather than commandeering space from elsewhere, although this can also add value in its own way.

Where better to start the journey towards creating a new bathroom than at the Art of Living? From the stunning range of designer bathrooms and bathroom furniture at Park Street Interiors, to every type of tile you could want or need at the Ceramic Tile Warehouse and the Stone Gallery, we've got everything you'll require to create your dream bathroom.