Create your own stylish bathroom beauty
PUBLISHED: 13:16 05 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:08 20 February 2013
A really stylish bathroom is one of the main selling points of houses these days. Make sure yours is big on design and dÃ©cor Words By Sue Campbell
It used to be called the smallest room in the house and was often the forgotten one, a simply functional necessity.
But now a really stylish bathroom has become a must and its often at the top of the list when buyers are looking for a new home.
The market has expanded hugely and you can now find a bathroom style and design to suit every requirement and purse, and there are some great bathroom specialists in the North East who will give you advice and help to get it just right.
Whether its a centuries old beamed farmhouse or modern, contemporary property, theres a style to suit every one.
Its important to get the size and style right. What looks good in the show room may just look wrong when you get it home. Measure the space carefully and ensure its all going to fit, with enough space to get around the room.
And choose carefully. A huge claw-foot bath may be fantastic, but if it dwarfs everything else in the room, youve got it wrong. And a pretty floral decorated sink may look sweet, but in a minimalist penthouse it may look horribly out of place.
And as well as the hardware, you also need to consider the mood and look you want. Is it Victoriana or something closer to Victoria Beckham youre looking for?
The right flooring, mirrors and lighting are important to complete the look youre seeking. Bright light are great for putting on the make-up, but not for a long relaxing bath at the end of the day.
A good idea before you make any firm decisions is to contact the Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialist Association, an organisation dedicated to upholding standards of excellence throughout the interiors industry and to protecting the consumer.
But make sure, whether youre looking at a complete makeover or just replacing items, to talk to one of the experts available in the North East.