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This was a wet room project in an apartment in Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2. We were contacted by Mary the landlord who needed the work completed on a specific date range whilst her tenants were on holiday, so that there would be minimal disruption for them. The old wet room was leaking, and was poorly designed with a large 10" step into it, making it awkward and dangerous. We were able to maximise the space by changing the layout, which resulted in much lower step. Because the apartment was not on the ground floor and had concrete floors, this was the only way to do it as you can't dig mass concrete (can be done in ground floor). The resulting wet room has a much more modern design and both Mary and her tenants are delighted with it. See the client review for this job here [ngg...

I live in England but the bathroom in my Dublin rental was badly in need of refurbishment.  I saw a few contractors before deciding on Bespoke Bathrooms.  Nigel's professionalism impressed me from the start and he also promised to deliver the project on time; vital when it's a rental property.  Most importantly, I felt that Nigel was a contractor I could trust.  When living abroad this is crucial as troubles with a contractor can prove worrying and expensive. Nigel's plan for the small bathroom looked fab and his quotation very fair.  He started the work when he said he would and although there was more work involved than he'd expected (a huge amount of concrete from a botched 'wet room' had to be removed) he took it all in his stride. He kept me fully informed of how the work was going each day and left...

Ok, so the weather has lied to us about it being Spring, but the sunshine is coming back, we promise. If your bathroom is looking tired, drab and in need of modernisation, we have some top style trend tips for your attention. Decorative Wet Room Shower Trays You’ll be pleased to know that here at Bespoke Bathrooms, we’re qualified Wedi Wet Room installers, and that’s why we’re fans of this current trend. Instead of a plain white or cream shower tray, why not go for a boldly patterned one. Think geometric monochrome patterns to make a feature out of your shower. Gunmetal and Pewter Fixtures and Fittings Brass fittings are still a popular trend for this season, but gunmetal and pewter taps aren’t as ‘brassy’ looking and still bring drama to a space. Team with neutral, natural materials such as wood and stone, for a bathroom that brings out...

Bathroom sealant does a really important job: It helps keep your sanitaryware in place and keeps your bathroom water tight. If your sealant becomes worn, there’s a danger of water getting in behind tiles, your sink and bath and causing lots of damage. On top of this, old, clean looking sealant helps keep your bathroom looking fresh. Sealant Removal Gel Sealant Removal Gel is usually a thick gel that you coat onto the old sealant; Most brands are manufactured to remove sealant from plastics, ceramic tiles, glass and painted surfaces. You can use sealant removal gel to safely and effectively get rid of and replace old sealant. The great thing about using removal gel is that it will remove the sealant without scratching or damaging your sanitary ware; however, removal gel isn’t always effective at removing smaller bits of residue. You can pick up a bottle of removal...

Completely eradicating the growth of mould in a bathroom is virtually impossible as the bathroom is the perfect environment for it to thrive. By following our top tips, however, you can certainly stop it in its tracks and enjoy a fresh and mould-free bathroom. Good Ventilation Is key for helping to stop the spread of mould and bacteria. Always try to shower with the bathroom window open. If it’s too cold for this, just make sure you open the window straight after and keep it open for as long as possible along with the door. This will allow the moisture to disperse, giving it less time to wreak its damage! Extraction! Along the same vein as ventilation is the need for a good extractor fan. Most bathrooms have an extractor fan fitted these days, but even when they do, a lot of people aren’t very good at keeping them...

If you have a leaking shower head or shower fixtures, we’re on hand to help! Whether you want to fix your shower head or replace it, read on to find out how… Fixer Upper or Replacement? Firstly, you need to ascertain whether you want to fix your shower head or if it’ll need replacing. If you’re a confident DIYer, this should be no problem. If you’re a bit unsure, our step by step instructions will get you there in no time. Fixing Your Shower Head Whether you decide to fix your shower head or replace it, you’ll need to turn off its water supply. Ensure both the hot and cold water supply are turned off before starting. You can turn of the mains water supply to make this easier. Run all of the taps in your home to make sure there’s no excess water in the system. Make sure you...

And we’d like to help you realise your dream of a luxury bathroom refurbishment. The lights are off, the tree is gone and the tinsel has been packed away. Christmas is well and truly over and we’re hurtling into 2019. If you’ve been thinking about carrying out a full bathroom refurbishment but have been suffering from procrastination, now might be the perfect time to start your project. Whether you want to try and do most, some or none of the work yourself, we’re on hand to help… Why Choose Us? Our Managing Director, Nigel Cresswell, has nearly a decade of experience as a plumber and quality bathroom fitter. Our other contractors are consummate professionals who hold a varied range of skills and expertise, from electricians and plasterers to tilers. We have a fantastic customer service history with many positive testimonials: our satisfied customers return to us with jobs again and...

From health benefits to environmental benefits - which is better for you? While showers have become increasingly popular over the years thanks to their ease of use and efficiency, the bath still holds a fond place in the hearts and minds of many of us, but which one is better for you? Here we compare the bath vs shower in terms of your health, the environment and your bank balance… Water Usage We’ve all likely heard advice over the years regarding showers and how they’re more economical than baths in terms of water usage, but is this actually true? The answer in a nutshell is ‘yes’. The average bath uses around eighty litres of water, while an eight minute shower (the average time for the average household) will use forty-nine to sixty-two litres depending on the water flow rate. Of course it also depends on how long you shower...

Talking about ‘Spring Cleaning’ so soon after Christmas might sound a bit crazy, but the post holiday slump offers the perfect time. Why not scrub, dust and sweep those January blues away and enjoy a sparkling clean bathroom to boot! A clean house can often make us feel calm and content, which is vital in getting through the post Christmas dip. Using ingredients most of us have in our home, you can enjoy a beautifully clean bathroom in no time. 1- Prepare Remove toiletries and any ornaments from the bathroom. Move any freestanding furniture so you can dust and scrub behind them. Prepare and water and white vinegar solution of one part vinegar to one part water and another solution of one part vinegar to one part washing up liquid and decant both solutions into two separate clean and empty spray bottles. Heating the vinegar in a saucepan first...