Tiling a bathroom is not a simple task. There are tonnes of different scenarios which may require different skills and techniques to create a flawless finish. However, if you have a good idea of the processes involved, how long they're likely to take and some of the problems you might encounter along the way, there's every chance you'll do a great job of tiling your bathroom. First things … [Read more...] about How to Tile a Bathroom – A Guide for Beginners
From freestanding baths to corner baths and more, there are many styles, shapes and sizes available to suit any requirement. Choosing a new bath that’s perfect for you can be difficult and you can easily feel overwhelmed, but hopefully the following information will help you make the right decision. Where do I begin when choosing a new bath? Whether or not you plan on creating a designer … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Perfect Bath
Sometimes, you might want to hire a professional tradesman to do a job you're not quite prepared to do yourself. Maybe you don't have enough experience or maybe you don't have the time. One of the jobs you might prefer to hire somebody to do for you is fitting out or remodelling a bathroom, especially if you've forked out a lot money for the perfect bath. So, how much does a typical bathroom … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Install a New Bathroom?
Most busy households use their showers frequently, especially during those morning hours when parents prepare for work and kids get ready for school. You might not realize it, but this regular use of your current shower heads may be contributing to a needless increase in your monthly water bill. That’s because older heads commonly put out a high volume of water during use. If you switch to … [Read more...] about Can Changing Your Shower Head Really Save You Money?
DIY is a fantastic hobby and a great way to improve and add value to your home. As a nation, Britons will spend around £79bn on DIY this year (2014). Home improvements are essential and enjoyable for millions of us. A lot of us spend time remodelling kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms. These are the most important rooms in most houses. They’re where we spend the majority of our time. It’s … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Revamp and Improve Your Bathroom
Most people have enough skills to replace a bathroom suite themselves. Sometimes you do not need a complete overhaul of the room, but the furniture may be past its best, or a horrible colour. Whatever the reason, most people will need new items at some point. I hope you find this guide useful, and it should give you the confidence to replace the bathroom fittings yourself, or at least encourage … [Read more...] about Essential Advice and Tips for Replacing a Bathroom Suite Yourself
Are you a keen DIY fan looking for a challenge? If so, maybe you should consider installing a new bathroom (related: how much do it cost to install a new bathroom) in your home which will potentially increase its value and make it easier to sell should you choose to. Fitting a new bathroom is not very difficult; making it look good is. There are jobs, such as tiling, which are best left to a … [Read more...] about The Various Stages of a Bathroom Makeover
Bathrooms are often the smallest room in the house. Coincidentally, they are also one of the only rooms in the house that every resident uses on a regular basis. This means they are home to everyone’s towels and toiletries, as well as the toilet, the shower, the bathtub, the basin, the heated towel rail and more. It is little wonder that one of the most common complaints about a bathroom is … [Read more...] about Space-Saving Bathroom Ideas
Designing a bathroom is not always about style and taste (click here for some great ideas). The first most important thing you need to plan out is the layout. It needs to be practical. Are you lucky enough to have a large bathroom to accommodate a bath, separate shower, toilet and a sink? Or do you need to combine the bath and shower into one to save on space? Keep on reading as we talk more … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Dont’s of Bathroom Design
Whenever you have a bath or shower, the steam generated from the hot water in your bathroom will eventually cause the moisture in the air to linger around and form a mist. And if you stay in the bathroom long enough your walls will start to “sweat” – even if you have a window or door in your bathroom open. To combat this problem, many people have extractor fans installed in their … [Read more...] about How to Fit a Bathroom Extractor Fan
Installing a bath isn’t a particularly difficult project; as long as you plan thoroughly and work in a methodical fashion you should be able to achieve a satisfactory end result. Here we work through the steps for installing a new bath in the order you are likely to encounter them. Pipe work If you have decided to place your new bathtub in a different location to the old one, or if … [Read more...] about Fitting a Bath – How to Install a New Bathtub
I recently received a call from a friend whose electric shower unit in his bathroom had suddenly stopped working correctly, even though the water flowed it was not reaching temperature, and I assumed the heating elements in the shower water tank must have failed. After testing the elements and checking connections etc, I could not find any fault, other than two micro switches that did not … [Read more...] about Electric Shower too Hot or too Cold?