Bathrooms: Where to Invest and Where to Save

If your bathroom is in dire need of a makeover, follow these useful tips on where to invest and where to save when renovating bathrooms.

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Where to Invest


Bathroom taps are some of the most frequently used features in the bathroom and must be durable and robust. Features to consider are ceramic discs, which will not wear as easily as rubber washers, and anti-limescale technology, which prolongs its lifespan.

Composite Baths

For those that enjoy long soaks, it is wise to invest in a cast-stone bathtub. Cast stone maintains the water temperature, and the mineral surface resists erosion. When planning any home improvement projects in your house, ensure you are well prepared and know exactly what is entailed.

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Shower Enclosures

A high-quality enclosure has glass protection coating, which allows for easier cleaning. Thicker glass, such as 12mm shower glass panels by, will be less susceptible to cracks.

Furniture and Storage

The bathroom is where we always need more storage and space to keep our collection of shampoo, conditioners and bubble bath. Opt for good-quality wood veneer as much as possible or hard-wearing lacquered finishes, as neither material will look cheap or out of date and will stand the test of time.

Where to Save


Bathroom lighting can often be an overlooked finishing touch, but your funds do not need to stretch to professionally designed and ambitiously installed lighting schemes. Fitting a dimmer switch can often be all that is needed to transform the mood of your bathroom. A mirror with build-in side lights adds a glamorous high-quality touch and is also useful during pampering sessions and shaving.


Tiles are an example of recent innovations in bathrooms that can save you hundreds of pounds in bathroom renovations. New printing processes are now creating tiles in highly realistic marble, wood and natural stone which don’t compromise on style and are cost-effective. Mosaic tiling is another great option that is on trend, and as you do not need to use lots of it, it’s good value for money.

Bathroom Suite

If your budget is limited, purchase an entry-level suite for your bathroom and invest your money in taps, the shower and other premium fittings. By paring back the design of your bathroom, you ensure it will not date as quickly.