Our top tips for planning your dream bathroom
March 9, 2023

Planning your dream bathroom can be an exciting yet daunting task. With so many options and choices, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why our team at Early Birds have put together our top tips to help make the planning process easier and ensure you get the bathroom of your dreams.

First and foremost, it’s important to plan. Spend some time browsing through Pinterest or Instagram to get inspiration and ideas for your dream bathroom. Consider the style of your property and whether you’re planning to sell in the future. If you’re only installing one bathroom, it’s wise to include a bath with a shower above to create a family bathroom.

When it comes to layout and choosing items to install, it’s crucial to check your water pressure. Ensure that your system is powerful enough to accommodate any power showers you might be considering. If not, you may need a booster or a pump, so it’s important to gather this information before starting your project.

When planning the layout, always consult with our team to ensure that your chosen items will work and there won’t be any unforeseen implications. Once you’ve decided on the layout, it’s a good idea to buy all your goods before starting the project if possible, to avoid delays and to have a place to store them. Our team in the office can advise you on reliable and stylish suppliers that will meet your needs.

If you’re considering fountain taps, floating sinks, floating toilets or hidden cisterns, it’s important to discuss these with our team to ensure feasibility. For example, joists may not be running the right way for the waste, the floor may need to come up to access services or the ceiling may need to come down for new extraction and lighting.

Tiling is an important aspect of any bathroom, and it’s important to choose your tiles carefully. We recommend visiting a tile shop or browsing online to get samples of your desired tiles for both the floor and walls. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, it’s easier to achieve a better finish. Additionally, consider niches to hold your toiletries inside the shower area, which will create a seamless look. If you’re not sure – please do ask. Our expert tilers can help guide you on this topic – it’s best to get it right the first time with the professionals.

All wooden floors would need to be covered with either a ditra mat or a durabase fracture matting before tiling to prevent any cracking or movement and to act as a waterproof membrane. It’s also important to decide on your grout, trims and colours, as well as your lighting choices.

In summary, planning your dream bathroom requires some thought and consideration, but it’s worth it to create a space that you’ll enjoy for years to come. By following these tips, you can ensure that your dream bathroom becomes a reality. And remember, always consult with our team to ensure that everything is feasible before starting the project. That perfect hot, soapy bath is so close you can almost relax in it!