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We are all aware that the actions we take in our day to day life add up to have a big impact on our planet. Often we can feel helpless that there isn't much we can do at a personal level to make a difference. However if we all make some small changes it will add up to something significant. We've rounded up 7 Ways to Make your Bathroom More Eco Friendly Reduce shower times This is something you can do immediately. A 10-minute shower with a standard shower head uses about 300 litres of water and is responsible for producing about 2kg of CO2. If you can cut that time in half - you automatically cut your CO2 use in half. If you shower every day and cut a 10 minute shower to 5 minutes that's 365kg of CO2 you are saving over the year. And...

The days of the basic three-piece combination of shower set, basic toilet and a simple basin to carry out your daily regime are long gone. The bathroom in many homes has evolved from a purely functional room to an spa like area for self-care. In the past bathrooms were purely about functionality. Today's customers are more discerning and are looking for their bathroom to make a statement and have some of that wow factor. The rise of social media and the accessibility of far more examples of peoples homes all adds fuel to this fire. Even though bathrooms are small rooms compared to other spaces in a home they can quickly present big problems if they aren't designed correctly. It is important to look at the finer details such as lighting, flooring finishes and storage, and to make sure measurements are done right. Consideration needs to be given...

During the bathroom design phase of a project we often get asked what are the best options for storage? How do you make a bathroom functional but also keep the sense of style? Here are some of our favourite ways to implement Bathroom Storage for Style and Space Floating storage drawers Storage units beneath sinks are nothing new. The modern look of floating storage can add a touch of class. They give the impression of less space being filled while still giving you generous storage. They can also be lit underneath by LED lighting to further enhance the bathroom environment. Recessed shelving Recessed shelving is a very convenient and cost effective way to incorporate storage into your new bathroom. Recesses can be created in walls and then tiled to provide a seamless finish. This is our preferred method for adding storage within showers or alongside baths. It maximizes the space...

Over the years we have encountered lots of Bathroom mistakes that people have asked us to come and rectify. The following are the most frequent mistakes that we see people making 1. Not budgeting properly It can be easy to overspend when in any renovation project and bathrooms are no different. If you're not in control then costs can quickly spiral and end up much higher. To ensure you don't overspend we recommend using an Excel or Google sheet with everything itemised. This way you can see at a glance exactly what the bottom line is. Having a contingency of about 20 per cent is also good practice, just in case. Don't be tempted to cut corners and use inferior materials, inevitably this will end up costing you more in the long run. 2. Rushing in and not doing proper research It's easy to get carried away with the latest...

Alongside your kitchen your bathroom is probably the most important space where you can add value to your home. Here at Bespoke Bathrooms we are experts at Bathroom Renovation and Design. We can help you transform a tired and worn out bathroom to a luxurious haven. Nowadays there are so many options for home owners to see examples of a large variety of bathroom designs. What we find is that where people really need help is translating that to their own home. We help you to bridge this gap by using our expertise. We have completed so many bathrooms at this stage that we know all of the tricks and hacks to get the best out of a space for you. It all starts with a email or phone call to us. Let us know your room dimensions and a little bit about what you are trying to...

We all like a little luxury in the bathroom, and nowadays with Brexit and Covid we are all being encouraged to shop locally. We thought we'd take the opportunity to do a round up of some of our favourite home grown soap brands. Some are definitely in the luxury bracket whilst others play on their Irish roots to try and make them unique. After all as the saying goes “Any fool can make soap. It takes a clever man to sell it.” So here it is, in no particular order, our Best Irish Soap Brands: Soap & More https://soapandmore.ie Soap & more was set up by Reham Ghafarji in 2020. Reham is originally from Syria and moved to Ireland in 2017, settling in the beautiful West Cork town of Clonakilty, with her young family. Having been forced to leave Syria due to war she is very happy in Ireland...

With a large variety of properties throughout Dublin there are some large bathrooms and some much smaller ones. If your bathroom is at the small end of the scale fear not! We have got you covered with 5 Tips to Make your Bathroom Look Bigger Keep decoration simple If there are lots of objects or busy patterns on the wall or floor coverings then a bathroom can quickly look like a mess. By going for a more simple decor you can make a bathroom seem more spacious. Minimalist bathroom furniture which by its nature is a simple design can be good. Less really is more. Simple decoration doesn't have to mean boring. A streamlined uncluttered room will give a very elegant feel. These days a modern clean look with less fuss is universally appealing. Minimise Accessories Some accessories can help to create an atmosphere and put your stamp on...

We are delighted to be back operating again properly from the 4th May. Under the governments latest announcements all construction can re-commence. Like most businesses in Ireland we've been impacted significantly by Covid 19 and have had to down tools for most of the first quarter of 2021. This has meant a lot of disruption for our clients who we were due to have completed bathrooms for in this time. We are working to keep all of our clients updated with new start times for their bathroom projects now that we know that we are allowed to operate again. Our list of booked in jobs is quite significant and will keep our team busy for the coming months. If you have a bathroom renovation project in mind then please don't hesitate to get in touch. We won't be able to work on it immediately we can certainly come and meet...

Bathrooms nowadays are a lot more than functional spaces, they are a way to make your mark on a property and give yourself a piece of luxury every day. Besides the actual hard finishes and sanitary-ware choices that you can have another way to make your mark is with the use of indoor plants. Plants provide more than aesthetics though. Studies haven been done that show indoor plants can improve the air quality in your home. In addition plants can help contribute to reducing stress which can go a long way into making your bathroom feel like more of a high end spa. You can't just put any plant in your bathroom, you need one which will thrive. Bathrooms are typically humid and warm places at certain times, during and after showers for example. Then during other times of the day and night temperatures can drop right down. Bathrooms...

A downstairs toilet can be a space in your home that you can have a bit of fun decorating. It doesn't need to necessarily be in keeping with the rest of your home. It is clearly a functional space but you can make it a bit quirky and show off your sense of fun. Sometimes it can be enough just to repaint or to add some vibrant wallpaper to brighten things up. Other times is can take a bit more work to completely transform this small space. At Bespoke Bathrooms we often give our clients downstairs bathrooms an overhaul whilst we are in our clients homes installing main bathrooms. Here are some downstairs toilet ideas to get you thinking.  Go for bold flooring In this example our client went for a bold patterned tile floor. This contrasted with the white subway tiles on the wall. The cistern was built...