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If space is limited in your property then installing a wet room without a shower screen can be a big space saver. Traditionally showers were enclosed behind a curtain or a screen to prevent water from escaping. This was because there needed to be clear separation between the wet and  dry parts of the bathroom. The advent of wet rooms, as the name suggests rooms that are fully tiled and designed to get wet everywhere, means you now can do away with the shower screen. The benefits of not having a shower screen include: One less thing to clean - shower screens are notoriously hard to clean, particularly around the edges where they join to walls. As a result over time they can look awful or take up your time to keep them clean. In a wet room without a shower screen the need to clean...

Ready to plan your bathroom project? As we head into the Autumn and finally the Children are back to school and we get back to some semblance of normality. It is often at this time that people refocus on work and goals. It is also a good time to start to think about what jobs you need to do around the house. For any kind of building work you will need to plan in advance. Deciding to build an extension on a Friday and then hoping to find a builder to start the following week just isn't realistic. Yet we often get this kind of enquiry asking if we can fit a new bathroom starting in the next week or two. It simply isn't realistic, and I'd have extreme reservations about any bathroom installation company that is available at short notice. Currently we are booked up for...

One question that we often get asked is "Can you put a wet room upstairs?" our answer to this is a resounding yes, and we have done it many times. However it does need to be done by a competent professional. We have been called in the past by people that have had inexperienced contractors attempt to install an upstairs wet room. Unfortunately we have witnessed some terrible workmanship in this area. Like with most projects you need to be sure that the team you hire are competent and experienced. Upstairs wet rooms do require extra care and attention. Getting it wrong can lead to potential flooding and structural damage to the home. Bespoke Bathrooms have built up a lot of expertise in upstairs wet room installation in the last 4 years. We have installed wet rooms in houses and also in upstairs apartments. We pride ourselves...

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...