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As the economy picks up again and finding quality tradespeople becomes even more of a challenge how can you be sure that the people you are hiring to come and work fitting out a bathroom in your home are established and quality tradespeople? One place to start is to research how long the company has been in business for. This is easily done by running a search on the company registration website, www.cro.ie. This will tell you how long the company or business has been registered for and is a pretty good indication of longevity. However, in some cases and indeed, in our case it is a little more complicated. Our managing director Nigel Cresswell began trading back in 2010 as Nigel Cresswell plumbing and heating. At that time the business wasn’t purely focused on bathrooms, but also offered general plumbing services. Increasingly Nigel was asked to fit out entire bathrooms and he realised...

Need a bit of inspiration or direction? Read on to find out where and how to start… Reflect on your Needs Are you single, in a couple or family? Is this a main, household bathroom or a secondary bathroom? Make a list of the things you need from your bathroom and the things you want and prioritise them in order. For instance, most bathrooms need storage and this obviously varies in size depending on how many people use it; apart from the toilet, sink and shower, this would be a pretty high priority. ‘Want’ is something completely different; you may want a built in music system but you may not be able to afford it. Add it to your ‘want’ list and once you’ve budgeted you’ll be able to see if you can fit it in. Budget! It’s always good to have a very clear idea of your budget. Research...

There are many fantastic bathroom furniture manufacturers out there who offer great looking products at discounted prices, but while they may look good, unlike high end brands, their manufacturing quality may not stand the test of time. While we understand that many people are on a budget, installing low end bathroom sanitaryware and furniture into your home can prove to be a false economy, as lower end bathroom suites tend to only last a maximum of five years before they deteriorate and need replacing. Most high end bathroom brands such as Villeroy and Boch and Brausch have fantastic warranty and after sales care with their products and so are worth the investment. As well as this, installing a luxury bathroom into your home can add huge value to it and (according to research carried out by Home Insurance provider, Aviva) is one of the first thing...

Ensuites can be a practical and much-needed addition to any home: They can help ease morning bathroom traffic in a busy family home, add value to a property, and are simply a convenient addition for those who want to roll out of bed in the mornings, straight into the shower. Too often, however, ensuites can be something of an afterthought: pokey, dingy, tired and outdated, they are sometimes as welcoming as a broom cupboard. If you’re thinking of undertaking an ensuite bathroom makeover but are not sure where to start, or only have a small space to work with, then please read on for some ideas and tips. Compact Ensuites That Pack a Punch… You can still create drama in a windowless, narrow space as illustrated by one of our ensuite renovations in Wicklow. Here, we added turquoise tiling in the shower area. This not only adds a vibrant...

‘Custom-built’ and ‘Shower’ in the same sentence can be enough to send most grown ups into a spin, causing them to envisage a huge mess and costs of thousands of euros. Having a custom shower room installed in your home, however, needn’t be something that causes you stress. In the right hands and carried out in a professional manner, having a luxurious shower room installed should be an exciting experience built on trust and a shared vision. Having a modern, custom shower room installed should make your everyday life easier and make getting up in the mornings something to look forward to! If you’ve been toying with the idea of having a custom shower room installed in your home but need a little shower-inspired inspiration to galvanise you into action, then read on! Start With Size If your shower room is a small space, then you’re most likely...

There are many traders are installers out there who claim to be bathroom installation specialists and sometimes it can be hard to know who to choose. Here at Bespoke Bathrooms, we take great pride in our work and in our reputation and can put our money where our mouths are when it comes to making claims about being the best. So if you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom refurb project and need help in choosing an installer or project manager, read on. Why Choose Bespoke Bathrooms? We have years of experience and employ only the most dedicated and talented contractors to help execute your perfect bathroom. You won’t find sloppy misaligned tiles, uneven floors or leaky pipes with Bespoke Bathrooms: From plumbers and tilers to electricians, it takes a whole bunch of talented people working together to get the job done properly! We Want Proof! Take a look at our...

We’ve all heard the popular adage: New Year, New You! But what about: New Year, New Bathroom? After all, the bathroom is where we spend a lot of our time: From primping and preening to relaxation, we do it all in the bathroom! So why not treat your bathroom as if it’s an extension of yourself and give it a bit of TLC this New Year? Read on to Discover Our Eight Top Bathroom Trends for 2018...

The internet makes it so much easier to find tradesmen these days and with so many bathroom installers on offer, it may be confusing to know who to turn to. If you want advice and expertise on executing the perfect bathroom fit out in Dublin, then look no further than here at Bespoke Bathrooms.   A Little Bit of History How are we different from the myriad of other bathroom installers, you ask? Well, we started Bespoke Bathrooms because we wanted to deliver a unique product to our clients after years in the bathroom industry and seeing how shoddy workmanship can have such a lasting, negative impact on clients and tradesmen alike. We have had to fix many unfinished jobs: bathrooms left leaking and dangerous because of cowboy builders and plumbers. We believe that anybody parting with their hard-earned money for a bathroom refurb should be left with...

From Small to Spectacular - Creating Fantastic Bathrooms in Small Spaces At Bespoke Bathrooms, we believe every person, family or household should have the freedom to enjoy their bathroom, no matter how small the space available to them and that’s why one of our specialities is space saving bathroom design. There are many different ways you can save space in a small bathroom, the optimum being clever design and careful planning. If you choose Bespoke Bathrooms to help execute your dream bathroom, we’ll arrange an initial informal consultation with you to discuss what you want from your bathroom and can then arrange a no-obligation, no-fee site visit so we can understand the available space in reality. If you still want to go ahead with our design services, we’ll draw up a professional, industry-standard bathroom design, allowing you to fully realise the vision we have for your bathroom. If,...

If you are considering a Wet room or bathroom renovation project in 2018 then we urge you to get in touch with us now. During 2017 we have been busier than ever and we see no sign of this stopping anytime soon. However because we never cut corners on quality and workmanship this means that our diary fills up fast and we are already booked up for the early part of 2018. 2017 saw a marked increase in the number of wet room projects that we have completed. This is in part due to the investment we have made in our business to get trained and approved in fitting what the best wet room system on the market today. Wedi wet rooms truly are the Rolls Royce of wet rooms. Due to this focus on Wet Rooms we are encountering more and more people who have...