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Choosing a shower can seem like quite a simple thing, but nowadays there are a range of different models out there, each with their own unique features, so it’s important to ensure you have the right shower installed for your home set up. This will depend on what type of central heating system you have; whether you have a combi boiler, system boiler or conventional boiler. Don’t Just Go With The Flow Get smart when choosing your shower. If you’re unsure what type of shower you should choose, or what the advantages and disadvantages are of each shower, read on to find out… 1. Mixer Showers This is the type of shower that most people are familiar with. A mixer shower needs a hot and cold water supply and will ‘manually’ take the water from these; because of this, the water flow is usually quite strong, but there may...

"Nigel and his team completely renovated and completed my two-bathroom projects in our new family home, April / May 2018. Best of all I was able to plan and initiate all of this while still abroad in the UK before we had moved back permanently. I engaged with Nigel a few months before after viewing his website www.bespokebathrooms.ie. From the start Nigel was great to work with. He went to the property where he met my father and measured up, provided me with a comprehensive quotation and then we met for a design meeting on one of my trips to Ireland. It was well informed and I was comfortable that Nigel was helping us make the right choice in both bathroom fittings and tiles thus ensuring good value for our investment. I got great practical design advise every step of the way. Shortly after we arrived...

Nobody really likes to talk about toilets, but if you’re having a new bathroom installed, it’s important to know or understand what kind of toilet you want or need. Here, we showcase our top four WCs… Space-saving There was a time when the only space-saving toilets you could find were the wall-hung variety. While still the best choice for those wanting to create the illusion of space in their en-suite or compact bathroom, wall-hungs aren’t the only style you have to go for when choosing a small toilet. Thanks to clever design, you can now choose from a whole range of traditional toilets, close coupled or back to wall toilets as long as they are classed as a ‘short projection toilet’. Short projection toilets basically give you all the elements of your preferred toilet type but take up less space thanks to having a projection of no...

Is your bathroom looking a little tired and outdated? Do you peruse all of the latest design websites and magazines and long to inject a little celeb-inspired luxury into it? If the answer to these questions is yes, then we’re here to give you a helping hand. Read on and discover the six easy ways you can design a luxury bathroom in your own home. 1. His and Her Shower Cubicle A big star of 2018 bathroom trends, his and her shower cubicles bring a touch of hotel suite chic to any bathroom space. If your bathroom space is too small to fit a double cubicle, or if you’re happy with your existing cubicle but require a little more pizzazz, then you could always go for a: 2. New Rainfall Shower head Why rainfall shower heads? You may think it’s just a normal shower head, but rainfalls’ are designed...

Whether you need to squeeze all the function of a family bathroom into a small space or want ideas on how to optimise your ensuite, read on to discover our seven clever space saving ideas. Wall hung sanitaryware and furniture. A classic space saving technique that has been around for a while and isn’t going anywhere soon. If your toilet and sink sit above the floor, the eye is drawn to the area underneath, helping to create the illusion of space. Corner sinks and toilets. Installing a corner sink in your bathroom means that the sink takes up less wall space, giving you room for those all important extras such as storage. Corner sinks and toilets are great for very small rooms such as ensuites and downstairs cloakrooms. Following on from the same vein, quadrant shower cubicles will give you all the function of a...

Are you currently project planning your bathroom refurbishment? Do you long to inject some glamour into your bathroom space without draining your wallet? The words ‘bathroom refurb’ are never usually synonymous with saving money, but if you follow our top budget bathroom tips, you’ll soon be well on your way to creating a bathroom that screams more ‘fashion’ than ‘frugality’. When You Really Really Want That New Bathroom… Keep things simple. One of the biggest ways you can keep costs down is to retain the current layout of your sanitary ware, which in turn means you don’t have to pay out for new pipework. If the layout is impossible to live with, only move what you really have to. Draw up a proper design and stick to it. Planning, planning, planning! One of the biggest mistakes people make is not factoring everything in or doing things in the...

So, you’ve taken the big step and decided to have a new bathroom installed. But where to start; how to design it and who to install it? Having a bathroom fitted can feel overwhelming to many, but if you choose the right bathroom installers, then the experience needn’t be a stressful one, and should in fact, be a happy one. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you now have a wealth or tradesmen, contractors and designers at your fingers, but why go any further, when you have us? What’s great about your Bespoke Bathrooms Experience: The Bespoke Bathrooms ethos isn’t about us: it’s about you, the customer. To us, you really do come first. That’s why we are: Professional Punctual Communicative Honest Clean Hard working Efficient We’ll keep you informed every step of the way, will always clean up after ourselves and will always take pride in our craft....

Luxury bathrooms are almost on par with the kitchen in terms of their new status as the heart of the home; and along with the kitchen, they’re definitely one of the biggest value adders to a house. But not everybody has the budget to pay out for high end brands when it comes to designing and installing a bathroom. So, how can you create luxury on a shoestring? Read on to find out! The golden rule when it comes to designing anything: Plan, Plan, Plan! This is important for every room in the house, but especially so with the bathroom, where rectifying a mistake after installing pipework and electrics can be messy, stressful and expensive. Make sure you have the room dimensions drawn out accurately to the last millimetre; this will safeguard against any mistakes later on and will also ensure you choose correctly sized furniture and sanitaryware. You might...

Being from Germany I can surely appreciate punctuality, careful planning and flawless execution and Nigel did not disappoint. From the initial contact until the delivery he laid out a careful plan with several appointments at different milestones, called me with updates and answered my e-mails usually within one day. He was there when I picked out the bathroom fixtures and tiles and advised me on what would work best in our bathroom. Nigel’s team was a marvel – highly professional, punctual guys, they were at our door eight o’clock sharp and left at five. No time was wasted, their working process was seamless and efficient. Everything was planned out in advance and explained to me by Nigel, so I knew every day what type of work would be done and what the progress was. Our wet room was finished one day early, to the highest...

As the design world and general public have embraced the idea of bathroom living, so too have bathroom design trends evolved to something vastly removed from past ideals. The bathroom is now a place to center yourself: To relax, unwind, listen to music or read a book; but it’s also a place of activity, of personal hygiene and grooming, of children’s bathtimes and familial conversation. If you want to give your bathroom a lifestyle makeover for the summer but are unsure where your design taste lies, why not read on for some inspired ideas? Indigo Blue The trend that’s here to stay. Indigo was a huge deal in 2017 and it doesn’t seem to have lost its effect this year. Team dark, indigo walls with turquoise tiles and a neutral floor for a dramatic but relaxing bathroom. Dark Colours Bathrooms have always been synonymous with neutral palettes and white or...