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There’s nothing more annoying than standing ankle deep in tepid water when taking your shower: Having a blocked shower or bath waste can take the pleasure out of your morning routine and can also be quite unhygienic. While there are lots of products out there that are marketed for unblocking sink, shower or bath waste pipes, did you know that a lot of these products can actually be quite harmful to your pipes? The harsh chemicals can erode sealant and even the inside of your pipes, causing you bigger problems later on. Here we show you different ways to unblock your shower or bath without having to reach for the harsh chemicals… Get Your Hands Dirty (We recommend wearing rubber gloves). As most blockages are usually caused by a build-up of hair and soap scum, manually pull out any visible debris and then test if it’s all gone...

I am delighted with our bathroom. Start to finish, I found yourself and your team excellent to deal with and the quality of the work just great. Special mention to Andy your tiler who is a gentleman and superb at his job. I went for herringbone tiling with mitred edges so the job was tricky to say the least. He did an impeccable job and is easy to have around the house. I need to also thank you for your professionalism and responsiveness throughout. Happy for you to use the images and act as a reference site should you ever need it. See details of this job here...

If you’re looking for the best bathroom fitter in the Dublin area, here are some things to take into account: How to Find the Right One Think about what services you require - write them down; once you start searching, check this list against the services the different bathroom installers offer. For instance, some bathroom installers will offer an installation only service (so no design, product placement or project management). Some bathroom installers will help you source bathroom furniture from other manufacturers or wholesalers, while others will only install products you’ve purchased from them; and some will offer a sanitaryware installation service but won’t carry out construction work on walls or floors. Be very clear about what you want in your communication and ensure that they are very clear in return. Cost Of course, cost is always a really important factor when choosing the right bathroom installers. Choose someone who’s...

Wetrooms are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why: They’re easy to clean, practical and stylish and these are just some of the benefits a wetroom has to offer. But a wetroom isn’t always the right choice for everybody. Here we discuss the details and the pros and cons of having a wetroom installed in your home. What is a Wetroom? A wetroom is a completely watertight room that is usually installed by a professional to safeguard against leakage and to ensure that the floor is fitted at the correct gradient (so the water fully drains away). Wetrooms do away with the need for a shower tray and screen, making them particularly useful for people with mobility issues, as the seamless floor and walls make it easy for wheelchair access or for individuals to manoeuvre. What are the Benefits of a Wetroom? As just mentioned, wetrooms are fantastic...

When we first met Nigel of Bespoke Bathrooms, what impressed us most was his innovative design recommendations for our bathroom. Our bathroom is quite small, but he came up with a design which was simply terrific. By using his new layout, we now have a fully equipped bathroom, but with plenty of space. Having come up with a great design, the work was carried out in a totally professional manner. The work was well planned and very well carried out. The Bespoke Bathroom team was a pleasure to work with. We also have peace of mind with the fact that there is a 5 years guarantee. Nigel was a pleasure to work with. We worked to agreed timelines and these timelines were respected and always met by Nigel and his team. We are very happy to recommend Bespoke Bathrooms to other people. In fact, we...

Carrying out a bathroom refurb is a very exciting thing but the one aspect that people don’t always think about until it comes to the crunch of decision making time is the floor. What type of floor you choose can have a huge impact on many things, from aesthetics and expense to longevity. If you know exactly what kind of bathroom suite you want but you’re stumped on choosing a floor, read on and discover your options… Vinyl One of the more popular flooring materials if you’re refurbing on a budget; here are the pros and cons: Pros: Easy to install, even with limited DIY skills, which means that most people can manage it: It can save you even more money because you don’t need to have it installed by a professional Water resistant. Water won’t easily seep into vinyl, meaning it should last for a very long time Hardy. Vinyl can...

Although there are many fantastic bathroom cleaners out there that can remove limescale, mould and stains from your bathroom suite, many people these days like to use eco-friendly products. If you want to know how to remove limescale and other common bathroom infestations with everyday household products, read on… How to Remove Limescale from Bathroom Taps: Giving a perfunctory wipe around your taps once a week might keep them clean for a while, but chances are, limescale will start to build up around the handle, spout and other places that are exposed to water. To keep your tap looking as shiny as the day it was installed, you can clean it with white vinegar or lemon juice. Here’s how: Soak a clean cloth in white vinegar or lemon juice and wrap around the tap, ensuring that every part is covered Leave for at least one hour Rinse Repeat if...

Recently we had a customer come to us who was considering financing his sanitary ware using a 0% interest free for 12 months credit arrangement. This had been offered through a bathroom showroom that he had visited. On the face of it this sounded like quite a good deal. Who doesn't want something for free right? However when we looked at it a bit closer with him, what had seemed like a good deal turned out not to be quite so good. You see when a business is offering 0% interest it isn't going to be out of the kindness of their heart. It just means that some financial sleight of hand is taking place. You see the 0% offer was against the full retail price of the sanitary ware, whereas we know that if our customers ask us to supply sanitary ware we can typically...

Installing an en suite in your home to add value is a solid idea that’s been around for many years, and the fact of the matter remains: adding an ensuite to your home will add value. If you’ve been thinking about installing an ensuite in your home but are worried that you don’t have the space or ideas, read on for a little helpful guidance… If Space is your Concern… A clever way to create enough space for an en suite is to shave some off a bedroom or bedrooms (depending on the layout of your home). If you struggle with technical drawing or planning, it’s a good idea to consult a professional bathroom installers for help. Here at Bespoke Bathrooms, we offer a no obligation, no fee consultation for potential customers as well as a site visit. If you’re happy with what we have to say...

Your shower is a wet and humid area that needs to be kept clean for several reasons: One, because mould and germs love to thrive in wet, hot and humid conditions; Two, because a clean shower means a shower working at optimum level; Three, because a clean shower safeguards against blockages/build up of dirt. In this article, we’ll show you how to clean the three main areas of your shower: The shower head; the shower door/curtain; and the shower drain/trap, and we’ll also tell you how often you should do this. The Shower Head A build up of limescale in your shower head can clog the holes in the shower head, leading to poor water flow/pressure and/or temperature; but cleaning your showerhead is relatively easy. All you will need is: A bowl (large enough to fit the showerhead in) White, distilled vinegar Simply unscrew the shower head from its fitting and...