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Bathroom Benefits

18th October 2013

Few things are more appealing than relaxing under a hot shower or in a bubble bath after a busy day. Most people the bathroom is a sanctuary: one of the most important rooms in the home. And it can add significant appeal to your house or flat; it’s a great way to increase the value of your home as well as your enjoyment of it.

For the first time since 2008 house prices show an annual rise across the UK. According to the Office for National Statistics house prices have risen by 3.1% in England compared to 2012. The numbers indicates a growing confidence in the housing market and it is a good time to make some investments that will increase the value of your home, and the bathroom should be high on your list.

You might think that it would be quite costly to do an entire bathroom makeover, but a recent survey has shown that a new bathroom can add up to £7,850 to your home’s value, and with average costs of about £3,500 for a remodel this can yield a good return.

Ideas for affordable style are now easy to acquire via online tips such as those on the inspiration blog on, where a big range of affordable, yet well designed products make it easy to make good design choices. And the many excellent bathroom showrooms in the local area are also great resources, with their extensive and attractive displays. It’s ideal to see what individual pieces will look like in a bigger setting, and talk through plans and ideas with knowledgeable staff.

Even if you’re not looking for a complete makeover, you can still increase the value of your home by almost 3% simply by adding or replacing a few pieces of furniture and improving basic appliances such as shower heads, taps, mirrors and tiles. The growing demand for accessible design has resulted in the explosion of a bigger range of well-designed products available at a lower cost – so if you choose wisely you can transform your bathroom even when you’re on a budget.

Adding and replacing a few bits and pieces here and there can completely transform your bathroom. Some changes that can make a big difference include replacing old taps, adding a new shower head and installing a stylish glass wall instead of using a shower curtain. Spa-like features such as a fixed shower head that gives you the sense of standing in a tropical rain can further enhance your little retreat.

For those who do wish to implement bigger changes, a matching sink and bathtub will create a lasting impression – and for the finishing touches you can never go wrong with adding a heated chrome towel rack, and extra shelves and cabinets to add more storage or display are always welcome.

Design it, install it – and then lie back in the bath and look at it, while reflecting on how much it’s added to your home. Perfect!

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