FACTORS TO CONSIDER
BUDGET AND SPACE Think carefully about your budget and available space to ensure your bathroom looks, functions and performs reliably and efficiently and lasts for a long time. PLAN Look closely at your lifestyle. What suits you and your family? Think about your bathroom routine and how you use each item: do you like a quick morning shower or a long, luxurious soak at night? If you have the space, would you benefit from a pair of basins to avoid the early morning scrabble and do you have space for a separate shower, or is a combined bath/shower more appropriate? PERSONAL STYLE Do you favour a conventional bathroom with a three-piece suite, or do you fancy a wow-factor wet room instead? Go with your style instinct — do you love modern, traditional or an eclectic mix of both? You could even create a mood board to get yourself started. STORAGE What do you require for lotions and potions, towels and any other bits? Does it all need to live in the bathroom or will you be facilitating it elsewhere? ZONES If planning a large bathroom, you will need to think about zoning the space for it to look and function well. If you have a huge walk-in shower at one end of the room, for instance, consider cladding this area in a different stone or marble for visual contrast, and don’t forget multi-jets, steam functions and lighting for a true “spa at home” vibe.