This article shows how we helped a customer in Harrogate with their bathroom.
Beginning a bathroom renovation can be overwhelming.
There’s so much choice when it comes to bathroom suites, tiles, flooring, lighting and design schemes.
There’s also millions of pictures on Houzz, Pinterest and the internet at large which can make the whole process seem rather daunting.
And that’s just choosing what you want, let alone planning the work and getting someone to do it all.
And don’t forget that a bathroom installation like this case study will involve the application of many separate trades all working together towards a common goal:
- Waste disposal & ripping out
- Painting & Decorating
- Project management of the above*
* Don’t forget, if you have no dedicated project manager, then YOU are the project manager!
How we can help
We work with customers like yourself to bring their dream bathrooms to life, and it all begins with a free site survey.
Here, we come out to your house and discuss your bathroom installation needs, whether you are looking to simply refresh your bathroom to sell your house or want a full scale wet room or en suite installation that will involve a multi-disciplined team of plumbers, electricians, plasterers, joiners, tilers, floor fitters etc.
We measure up the room and look at your current plumbing & drainage facilities (which will affect the layout of the new bathroom) as well as your boiler / hot water system and your fuse box.
This ensures that what’s being planned will actually work in real life and not just on the drawing! (an important distinction to make when so many bathrooms are ‘planned’ remotely in a bathroom showroom!)
We use our extensive experience to make suggestions as to what we know will suit your requirements and together, we come up with a plan.
This is then written up in the form of a written quote, highlighting all of the work required (split down by trade) to bring your plan to fruition:
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This particular job involved removing a large corner bath and small shower cubicle and replacing them with a nice modern bath and a HUGE walk in shower area with a powerful Crosswater Digital shower.
The new bathroom featured a large walk in shower.
This type of installation is often called a wetroom, as it features no shower tray – only a specially sloped tiled floor with a drain in it.
|PS You can look at other wetrooms we’ve done by searching ‘wetrooms’ in the search bar here.
A Crosswater Digital Shower was fitted to provide a powerful showering experience, which allows the shower to be operated at the touch of a button – to the perfect temperature and pressure every time.
We chose to fit underfloor heating to the tiled floor throughout the room to help to keep the space warm and to dry out the wet room floor tiles following showering.
We worked with the customer to procure these amazing porcelain tiles from our local supplier.
The wall tiles featured a subtle border which ran around the room in a single row, before expanding to cover the whole shower area to add a bit of interest.
A beautiful wall hung basin & vanity unit were chosen to provide washing facilities with integrated storage.
(We worked out in advance where we could run all the pipework etc in order to achieve this neat finish.)
An illuminated LED mirror unit & separate shaver point were also fitted for practicality
Here you can see the view when entering the room.
We came up with a plan to stud out the wall below the window cill to hide all of the necessary pipework for the wall hung toilet & bidet.
This was used to produce a very neat finish as you can see.
(Plus, lifting these items off the floor helps to make the room appear larger and makes cleaning under the WC & bidet much easier.)
We suggested that a storage nook over the bath would be a good idea to store a few bits and bobs in a neat fashion, and this was built into the studded out area beneath the window.
We also chose to fit a duel fuel valve to the beautiful designer radiator, which allowed it to be used for drying towels all year round, rather than just in the winter when the central heating was turned on.
As you can see lots of design decisions have to be made when planning your dream bathroom and it helps to consult with an experienced bathroom designer / fitter.
Experienced bathroom designers can help you to develop your plans, advise on practicalities and act as a consultant to help you to refine your design, and ensure everything meets your needs, both now and in the future.
Of course, if they have a fitting team, they can complete the process and take care of the multi trade installation as well, and that is what happened in this case.
“Chris and his team completely refurbished three rooms for us: main bathroom, en-suite shower room and downstairs cloakroom. It was a big job, carried out very professionally and to our complete satisfaction. Our vision for these three rooms was turned into reality.
Plus points: listening carefully to our ideas and wishes; contributing their own ideas; giving honest views when what we wanted was impracticable; good working relationship with the equipment supplier (Sanctuary Bathrooms of Leeds: excellent company); keeping to time and budget; sub-contractors arriving on schedule; promptly attending to minor issues and adjustments; quality of the final product. Negative points: none really.
The work started on time and slightly overran the programme because of issues that became apparent during the work. The effort was sustained right to the end.”
If you have any questions or thoughts about this article or any others, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment.