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All of the new bathrooms that you see on our Facebook page and Instagram and also on the gallery page here have one thing in common. They followed the following steps to a new bathroom with us here at Bespoke Bathrooms to turn their dream into a reality. Following these steps in the prescribed order is the fastest way for us to see if we can help you. We often get people seeing a bathroom that we have completed and asking "How much was that?" the trouble with this question is that unless your property is exactly the same and you want exactly the same specification and sanitary ware then it is not a useful question to answer. So far we have never worked on two bathrooms that are identical, so knowing how much one bathroom cost isn't really a good place to start. The good news...

As with most business that have to be on site in order to operate we were severely impacted by the Covid 19 lock down. So it was a relief for us to be back operating since 8th June. Our fantastic clients have been very understanding with the inevitable delays that this has caused and we are very grateful to them for their continued patience. We wanted to showcase some of the new bathrooms completed since the easing of the restrictions on our business. Cherrywood Apartment Bathroom This was a bathroom that we were due to start before the COVID19 lock down. We were delighted to finally get back and get this done. This client came to us based on a recommendation from a friend who we had done a bathroom for in the past. The shower features some led lighting that brightens the room whilst also adding a bit of...

Lighting in your bathroom is just a functional element right? Wrong! We are bathroom lighting installation experts at this stage. Lighting can have a big impact on how the final look of your bathroom comes across. Increasingly we are seeing a lot more imagination and requests for specialist lighting in the bathrooms that we install for our clients. Improvements in LED lighting technology over the last few years mean that it is possible to have a huge variety of options. Here are some examples of recent bathrooms that we have completed that utilise expert lighting. In this first shower room we incorporated LED lighting along the base of the shower floor, on the ceiling and also in the recessed shelves beside the shower itself.   This next bathroom we installed LED lighting behind the mirror to great effect. In this example we installed LED lighting along the underside of the bath. Again it adds...

If you are like thousands of other workers in Ireland and now working from home due to the COVID 19 pandemic then this could be a way to get up to €730 tax free. You see the Revenue has a special eworking tax relief which means that your employer can pay you €3.20 per day without making any deductions. €3.20 might not seem a lot, and was probably the price of your pre lock-down cappuccino, but surprisingly over the course of the year it can add up. If on average you work 19 days per month (after deducting holidays) for 12 months that is 228 days. 228 days x €3.20 = €730. This is essentially free money. So how do I go about getting this I hear you ask. Well first of all you need to meet the definition of eWorking that is laid out by the...

As per the government guidelines we are pleased to confirm that Bespoke Bathrooms will be back operating from 8th June. We are looking forward to getting on with all of our clients bathroom projects. Thank you for your patience for jobs that we had to put on hold due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Where possible we will have crew members working on their own for the different stages of your bathroom renovation. Where this is not possible then we will wear the appropriate PPE. Team mates will maintain a 2 metre distance from each other. We will keep our customers fully informed as to who will be on site each day and the times that we will be on site. When surveying your property or discussing your project then we will maintain social distancing. Our surveyors will minimise the time on site for all job surveys. We do...

We often get asked what does a typical bathroom renovation cost. People expect us to give a price but really it isn't that easy. Its a bit like being asked how much does a car cost, there are so many variables. The following factors will all have a bearing on the cost of a bathroom renovation: DIY or Professional Like everything you always have the option to pay a professional or to do it yourself. If you have the skills then going the DIY route can be an option and you will likely make a large cost saving. But you need to weigh this against what would you be doing with your time otherwise. If you take two weeks to complete the bathroom renovation and you could have earned €2000 elsewhere in that time then really that is what the labour element of the renovation has effectively...

If you are still stuck at home due to the Coronavirus restrictions. Why not use the time to research the types of bathroom design ideas that we like. There are lots of different resources available. This article will walk you through some of them. Houzz is a good place to start - here you can search photos or products for inspiration using focused key words such as 'small bathrooms', 'wet room', 'luxury ensuite'. You can even search products right down to 'soap dishes' or 'shower caddies'. By opening a free account with Houzz you can then save the images that you like. This will help build up a list of styles and designs you like. Sanitary ware manufacturers - another place you can look is at the websites of the different sanitary ware manufacturers such as Villeroy & Boch, Steinberg, Kludi this will give you an idea...

So it looks like we will all be required to stay home for quite a few more weeks as we all play our part in flattening the Coronavirus curve. Why not use the time to research and plan your home improvements and a bathroom renovation. The starting point will be to accurately measure your current bathroom in the case of a renovation, or the space where you would like to install a new bathroom. Don't worry if you aren't comfortable doing this yourself, we can guide you through the process - we do this every day! Remember to always measure using millimetres (mm). Construction dimensions are always displayed in the same format, width across the front, then height, then depth. As an example, if you see 400mm x 600mm x 200mm, then this actually means 400 width, 600 height and 200 depth. Step one Draw a diagram of your...

If you are stuck at home with the current Coronavirus lock down you might want to use the time to do a deep clean on your house. With the run on cleaning products did you know you can get great results with some alternatives . It’s nothing to worry about, however, as by following our comprehensive guide, you’ll have a fresh and clean bathroom in no time. How to Clean the Toilet Pour a cup of baking soda into the bowl of the toilet and let it sit there for a few minutes (baking soda is a fabulous cleaning agent because it’s a mild alkali, which causes dirt and grease to dissolve in water. It also neutralises offensive odours). While the soda is sitting in the bowl, generously spray the cistern, the handle, the seat (the top and underneath), the lid and the outside of the toilet bowl/base...