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Why Refurbish Your Bathroom?

Refurbishing a bathroom, (also known as renovating or remodelling), can offer several benefits and improvements to your home. Here are some reasons why people often choose to invest in and refurbish their bathroom/s:                                          

  1. Modernisation: Over time, bathroom fixtures and designs can become outdated. Refurbishing allows you to update the space with more contemporary elements, making it more visually appealing and in line with current trends.                     

  2. Increased Property Value: Bathroom renovations can significantly increase the value of your home. A well-designed and updated bathroom is a very attractive feature for potential buyers and can make your property much more competitive in the current market.                                                                                                                                                      

  3. Improved Functionality: Refurbishing a bathroom gives you the opportunity to optimize the layout and improve functionality. You can reconfigure the space to better suit your needs, add more storage, or install fixtures that are more efficient and user-friendly.                                                                                                                                                         

  4. Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Older bathrooms may have outdated fixtures and fittings that are less energy-efficient. By refurbishing your bathroom, you can install water-saving toilets, brassware, and energy-efficient lighting, reducing your utility bills and the environmental impact.                                                                                                                                

  5. Addressing Wear and Tear: Bathrooms are high-traffic areas prone to wear and tear over time. Refurbishing allows you to address issues like leaky pipes, leaking or seized brassware items, cracked tiles, mould, and worn-out and stained grout, thus preventing further damage and any future potential water-related problems.                                                        

  6. Personalization: Refurbishing gives you the chance to personalize your bathroom according to your own preferences and style. You can choose colours, materials, and fixtures that align with your taste and create a more cohesive look throughout your home.                                                                                                                                                                         

  7. Improved Safety: If your bathroom features are outdated or have damaged fixtures, it could pose safety risks (particularly electrical). Refurbishing allows you to replace old, faulty, or slippery surfaces with newer, cleaner, and safer alternatives.                                                                                                                                                                                              

  8. Increased Comfort and Relaxation: Your bathroom is a place where you can unwind and relax. A well-designed and updated bathroom can create a more soothing and comfortable environment, enhancing your overall well-being.          

  9. Repair Structural Issues: Sometimes, bathroom refurbishment is necessary to address underlying structural problems like water damage, mould, or rot. Ignoring these issues can lead to more extensive and more costly repairs down the line.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  10. Hygiene and Cleanliness: An old or poorly maintained bathroom can be harder to keep clean and maintain, leading to hygiene issues. A refurbishment can make cleaning much easier and more effective, promoting a healthier living environment.

Overall, refurbishing a bathroom offers a range of benefits, from aesthetics and functionality to increased property value and comfort. However, it's essential to plan and budget, as bathroom renovations can be a significant investment. Consider consulting with a professional bathroom retailer/installer like
Choosing a Bathroom Retailer

Using a 'bricks & mortar' bathroom showroom such as instead of buying online offers several advantages that may be appealing to certain individuals. While online shopping has become increasingly popular and convenient for some, there are distinct benefits to physically visiting and using a ‘bricks & mortar’ showroom when it comes to bathroom refurbishment. Here are some good reasons why someone might prefer using a traditional bathroom showroom for supply:


  1. Tactile Experience: In a physical showroom, you can see, touch, and feel the products. This tactile experience allows you to assess the quality, texture, and finish of items such as tiles, faucets, sinks, and other fixtures. It can be challenging or even impossible to fully appreciate these aspects when shopping online.                                                        

  2. Visual Assessment: Showrooms offer realistic displays of bathroom setups. You can see how different products work together, how they complement each other, and how they fit within a bathroom space. This helps in visualizing the final result and making informed decisions about the design and layout.                                                                                    

  3. Expert Guidance: Showroom staff are often experienced and knowledgeable about bathroom design and products. They can provide expert advice, answer your questions, provide 3D computer design drawings, and also help you find the best solutions to meet your needs and preferences.                                                                                                                  

  4. Product Comparisons: In a showroom, you can easily compare various products side by side. This includes comparing different brands, styles, colours, and features, which can be much more challenging to do online without switching between multiple browser tabs. Also, online digital photographs or images do not provide a true representation of the required finish, particularly in certain light settings.                                                                                                                         

  5. Customisation Options: If you're looking for custom or unique products, a showroom may be a better option. Some showrooms offer a wider range of customisation options that may not be available or easily accessible online.

  6. Immediate Availability: Showrooms usually have items in stock or readily available for purchase within a short time. This means you can take them home immediately or schedule quicker more flexible delivery, which can be advantageous if you're on a tight timeline for your bathroom renovation.

  7. Inspiration and Ideas: Showrooms often have fully designed bathroom setups that can inspire and spark ideas for your own project. Being able to see different styles and configurations in person can help you refine your vision and make design choices.                                                                                                                                                                                       

  8. Deals and Discounts: Showrooms may offer exclusive deals, discounts, ex-display, or package pricing that could make it more cost-effective than buying individual items online.                                                                                                           

  9. Return of faulty or unwanted items: A physical bathroom showroom can turn around a return item very quickly, at an agreed day and time, particularly any damaged/faulty items, or even missing/incomplete items, and therefore not delaying or disrupting the project with the installer whom may charge extra for time wasted (or even halting the project altogether) in waiting for a replacement. This may also lead to the installer returning at a much later date leaving you with an unfinished project and possibly an unusable bathroom for some considerable time. A typical turnaround for an online supplier is one to two weeks which will also entail a fixed collection and delivery day/date but without any agreed time, and therefore arranging a whole day off of work (or alternatively just staying in all day) is needed.                   

  10. Supporting Local Businesses: Opting for a physical bathroom showroom supports local businesses and the local economy, which is an important consideration for some people.

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