With spring just around the corner, now is a great time to think about rejuvenating your home with a brand new look. Despite it being one of the most frequently used rooms in the house, the bathroom is an area that often gets overlooked.
A modern bathroom can bring a splash of luxury to your daily routine. Unless you have an unlimited budget, it’s worth knowing which areas you should splurge on and where you can save. We asked Louise Brown, Buying Team specialist at soak.com, for some buying and saving tips when it comes to managing a bathroom budget.
Areas worth spending money on:
If you’re looking to revamp your bathroom décor, buying a decent set of taps is always a solid investment. Taps are one of the first things people notice in a bathroom and will leave a lasting impression. A beautifully sculpted tap can also act as a real statement piece to your overall décor.
Depending on your taste, whether it is traditional or contemporary, you won’t be short on variety when it comes to choosing a design. If you’re looking to bring modern chic to your bathroom, an open waterfall tap is always a great choice. The cascading water effect and sleek design will provide an elegant atmosphere to your interior.
soak.com’s Avis II waterfall basin mixer tap is a perfect solution for those wanting to add a touch of luxury to their bathroom. With a bold design and smart edges, it has the contemporary look of a waterfall tap while being practical for use with a regular water pressure. Made from solid brass, it is anti-corrosive and is sure to stand the test of time. The solid brass is layered in chrome which also makes it easy to clean.
When it comes to showers, spending a little extra cash can create a big difference in terms of your overall experience. The extra spend will mean you can benefit from a host of features to deliver a pleasurable shower, day after day. Thermostatic showers, although they cost a little more, will allow you to enjoy a constant temperature without suffering from extreme temperature changes if another tap or WC is used at the same time. Some designs will also let you monitor the flow rate, which can save you money in the long run.
soak.com’s Square Head Thermostatic Exposed shower kit & hand held shower has a family friendly detachable hand set to suit your needs. Its slim line, contemporary design also bring a designer aesthetic to your bathroom interior.
Areas you can save:
If you’re looking to create a luxurious spa experience, owning a stylish bath is a must-have piece. First of all, you’ll want to decide whether you prefer a free-standing or fitted bath. The amount of space you have available, in addition to the shape of the space you’re working with, will impact this decision.
Fitted baths are more space-friendly and baths bought as part of a suite are likely to work in well with your room layout. You may also save yourself some money if you buy your bath as part of a suite. Also, remember to find out the measurements of your bath beforehand, as you won’t want to go to the expense of delivery only to find out it doesn’t fit.
It is possible to find a bath that matches the designer style but without the designer price tag. soak.com’s Isla free-standing bath exudes an effortless, contemporary appeal and has thermal properties that allow your bath to stay warmer for longer.
If you want to add some individual style to your bathroom, a few accessories can go a long way. Finishing touches, such as soap dispensers and toothbrush holders are a lovely addition - but they don’t have to be expensive. If accessories aren’t really your thing, simply let the style of your suite do the talking.
Soak.com’s Galactic LED mirror is a budget-friendly way to create a feeling of openness in your bathroom by bouncing light around the room. As it is battery-operated, it is quick and easy to install and the upkeep is minimal.
As we all know, giving your bathroom a complete makeover can be an expensive process. There are some easy ways for you to spruce up your décor without breaking the bank. If you’re on a shoestring budget, these quick and easy tips could help you freshen things up a bit.
1. Paint – You’ll be amazed at how a fresh coat of paint can brighten up your bathroom. Bold colours can inject style and personality, while contrasting colours on a single wall can create an eye-catching feature.
2. Updating taps – Taps can be one of the most eye-catching features of a modern bathroom. A dazzling chrome tap gives the impression that your bathroom is brand new. A clever money saving tip is to choose an easy installation tap - it saves you the expense of hiring tradesmen to do it for you.
3. New accessories - Tired or damaged accessories can make your décor appear unloved and overused. Purchasing a few new accessories will help breathe life back into your bathroom. A new shower curtain, bath mat or decorative items can help to give your space a whole new look.