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Tips for Small Bathroom Refits

small bathroom refitFitting a bathroom can be exciting, especially if you haven’t had a renovation in a long time. Small bathrooms are not very easy to redesign since there is little room, but you can make the best out of the space by following some essential tips. Here are some ways you can improve your small bathroom:

1. Lower the Height of Your Tub

Bathtubs take a lot of space. If possible, you should eliminate the tub and install a shower. Alternatively, you can lower the height of the tub to create a feeling of more room in your bathroom. This way, the bathroom suites will be better suited to older members of the household and other people who may have mobility issues.

2. Use Relaxing and Functional Lighting

Four types of light have been noted to provide the best bathroom atmosphere. These are task, accent and ambient lights. Task lighting is the best for observing yourself and is ideal for shaving and the application of makeup. If you want to add visual sparkle to your bathroom, you will be better off with accent lighting. Bathrooms with tall ceilings, coves, and cantilevers are best lit with ambient lights. You should consider installing the ambient light fixtures along the perimeter of the space in order to hide them.

3. Include a Window and a Vent

Having a window as well as a vent will ensure that your bathroom stays free of humidity. By extension, you will prevent the growth mould and the destruction of your wall paint.

4. Install Frameless Glass Shower Screens

Shower curtains are a bother to clean, and they also don’t have much of visual appeal. Instead of these curtains, you should install frameless glass shower screens. There are many advantages of shower screens, the most important being the improved appearance of your home. The value of your house will also rise considerably after installing these shower screens. The screens will also improve the lighting of your bathroom and are significantly easier to maintain.

Conclusion

You can significantly improve the appearance and functionality of your bathroom by implementing the tips listed above. It is essential to plan ahead and only start your bathroom renovations when you have everything in place. You can consider getting suitable lights, a shower, proper ventilation, and frameless glass shower screens. For a perfect job, you should hire a professional renovation service to help you redesign the place.

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How To Prevent Bathroom Mould

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Bathrooms are often warm and moist making them a perfect breeding ground for mould. Mould growth can not only ruin the appearance of your bathroom but also cause eye irritation, throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, coughing and, in some cases, skin irritation.

Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your bathroom mould-free. Here are seven tips to prevent mould in your bathroom.

1. Clean the Bathroom Surfaces

Clean your bathroom floor, sink, and bathtub with a bleach, an anti-fungal solution or all-purpose bathroom cleaner at least once a month. Disinfecting the bathroom surfaces regularly will go a long way in preventing mould growth.

2. Wipe Everything Dry

Mould tends to grow on moist surfaces. Therefore, it is important that you dry wet surfaces including the bathtub, tiles, glass, mirror, and walls using a squeegee or towel after a shower or bath.

3. Wash Bathroom Rugs and Shower Curtain Liners Regularly

These items get wet every time they are used making them ideal places for mould to grow. Therefore, make sure to wash them and let them air dry at least once or twice a week.

4. Remove Objects from Your Bathroom

Do not keep items such as bath toys, shower gel and shampoo bottles, loofahs, and washcloths in the shower. Moisture collected on these items will provide a place for mould growth. Wipe the objects dry after each use and store them in a towel closet or somewhere that’s dry.

5. Ventilate the Bathroom

Turn on the exhaust fan during and after a shower or bath. This will help circulate air and reduce steam causing the bathroom to dry faster. It’s also a good idea to open the bathroom windows or door open after you shower.

6. Reduce Your Indoor Humidity Levels

Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to keep your indoor humidity levels between 30% to 50%. The equipment can significantly reduce the amount of moisture in your house which can help prevent mould growth.

7. Fix all the Leaks

Leaks can cause moisture accumulation and mould to grow. Be sure to regularly inspect your bathroom for water leaks. If you see a leak, fix it right away if you can or call a plumber.

Following these seven tips will help you have a mould-free bathroom.

If you’re looking to refurbish your bathroom or install a new bathtub, look no further than Bespoke Bathroom Solutions. The company is one of the best bathroom fitters in Sheffield. They have more than two decades of experience in designing, fitting and repairing bathrooms. Additionally, they offer these services at an affordable rate.

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Bizarre Bathroom Facts

A selection of bizarre facts about your bathroom, or anything to do with bathrooms in general

There are several things we take for granted about our bathroom. Sometimes over a drink with friends, instead of talking gibberish over the football or the latest smash hit TV series. Or when you least expect it, typically on the lavatory or stood in the shower.

In our latest post, we have a selection of bizarre bathroom facts. If you ever wondered how long the average bathtub is, or why science fiction has inspired cleaning products, this is the post for you.

1. HOW LONG IS THE AVERAGE BATHTUB?

Asking about the length of your bathtub is seldom a dinner table conversation topic. Length and width varies by country. On our shores, the average length is 5’ 6” (or 1,700 mm if you prefer the metric system with a width of 700 mm).

2. HOW DEEP IS THE AVERAGE BATHTUB?

Its depth depends on the country you live in, varying from the standard depth of 14 to 17 inches. In the UK and mainland Europe, 18 inches is the norm. If you like your bathtubs deeper, have a Japanese or Greek style bath: they are 22 inches at their deepest point.

3. WHY IS FLASH CLEANER CALLED FLASH?

On its UK launch in 1958, another company used the Mr Clean name. So Proctor and Gamble decided to call it Flash. The name might refer to its ability to clean surfaces quickly. Or, it is more likely that Flash was inspired by Alex Raymond’s Sci-Fi character, Flash Gordon. In the original films, shown in cinemas as a supporting feature till the 1960s, the titular hero was played by Buster Crabb.

4. WHO INVENTED THE SHOWER?

Long before showers became a regular feature in our bathrooms, the shower was invented by William Feetham in 1767.

Bathroom image by Photographee.eu (via Shutterstock).

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Surreal Bathroom Ideas

A selection of surreal bathroom styles, carefully curated to inspire and infuriate you at the same time

Sometimes you might be yearning for a totally different bathroom style to the norm. You can either look in amazement, or encourage us to push the envelope. Being as all our bathrooms are made to measure, we dare you to do the latter. Without further ado, here’s a selection of awe inspiring and surreal bathroom ideas.
Seven Surreal Black Bathrooms

7 Surreal black bathrooms that will bring magic into your home

You’ve got a shower room and you said “paint it black”…

If you look at these seven bathrooms, it is surprising how well black could look in a bathroom. Especially when given such care and attention.
13 3D Bathroom Floor Designs That Will Mess With Your Mind

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Forget the usual bathroom tiles, take a look at these floor designs. Instead of having a picture of dolphins, why not have a bathroom floor with an underwater theme? Or a 1980s Rubik’s Cube design.

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Why Plump for a Wet Room?

How a wet room can turn the smallest of rooms into a sleek shower and wash room

Space may be a problem for some people who are planning their dream bathroom. Whether your bathroom is four metres long or two metres wide, we at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions are able to devote the same amount of care. Then again, your dream bathroom could be a wet room.

A wet room instead of a bathroom?

Your lifestyle might be a factor in your dream bathroom. If you prefer to step into the shower each day, rather than have the odd soak, a wet room may be a better option. Without a bathtub, you get to save a lot of space in your bathroom, and this is especially true with smaller bathrooms.

With a wet room, your shower cubicle become the main focus of your room. Wet rooms allow for easier movement, especially if you or your fellow family members have problems getting into a bathtub. As everything we do is custom made (hence our name), we can also adapt wet rooms to suit people with mobility issues.

Most importantly, we can create a wet room with any kind of design you see fit. Anything that is sleek and fashionable, whether futuristic or traditional. What’s more, a wet room is easier to clean than a traditional bathroom.

For further information…

If you would like to know more about our wet rooms, or wish to ask for a free no-obligation quote, why not telephone us on 0114 258 6372? Or you could email us via sales@bespokebathroomsolutions.co.uk. We shall get back to you as soon as possible.

Do I Need a Bidet?

Could a bidet be a useful addition to your bathroom?

Let’s get to the bottom of this: do you need to a find an easier way of cleaning your nether regions? A bidet might be a better alternative to a stand up wash, or cleaning your crotch in the shower. Throughout the UK, from Sheffield to Swaffham, there are probably fewer bidets than flat screen television sets. In fact, they are less popular in northern parts of Europe, than in southern parts of our subcontinent. If you go to Italy, a bidet has been compulsory in all bathrooms since 1975.

Its popularity in some parts of Europe has made the bidet the butt of all jokes. There are proven health benefits and environmental benefits to using one. Firstly, if you have haemorrhoids (sorry folks, too much information there), they are less harsh on your posterior than paper. Secondly, you use fewer sheets of toilet paper (though bidets are not a substitute for toilet tissue). Thirdly, because you are using fewer sheets of toilet tissue, your lavatory isn’t blocked up as often.

In today’s more hygiene conscious times, they are becoming more fashionable. Who knows? Any reluctant Brits washing their bits might consider having one in their bathroom. Sometimes, you don’t even need to have a separate bidet. You can even get an add on for your toilet seat. Some of which are electronic bidets with remote controls. If space is at a premium, consider this approach.

Alternatively, you could go for a bidet shower head. These sit next to a regular toilet, turning your toilet into a bidet for part of the time. This option is good if you’re only the sole occupant or part of a couple living together.

We at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions are willing to answer your queries. If you would like more information or a free no-obligation quote, call us on 0114 258 6372, or send us an email to sales@bespokebathroomsolutions.co.uk. We will be happy to hear from you.