Your bathroom can offer stimulation and relaxation in equal measure and renovating this important room requites both innovation and inspiration. The Refresh Renovations Greater London – South team will work with you to discuss your preferences, develop a winning design and carry out a seamless installation to ensure your bathroom delivers on every level.
Refresh is designed to make life easy for busy owners. We'll provide you with one point of contact, end-to-end project management and a highly experienced team of tradespeople. All you need to do is tell us your wishlist and we'll take care of every aspect of the design and build.
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Whatever your plans for your bathroom renovation, at Refresh we’re experts at managing every aspect to keep the project on schedule. It’s likely that this will involve managing the design phase, advising on fixtures and fittings and then co-ordinating the plumbing, electrics, plastering, tiling, joinery, flooring and decorating. The precise schedule will vary according to each individual project and will be most affected by whether you decide to replace the sanitaryware like for like or to take advantage of a blank canvas to move certain elements around. In reality, with thorough planning, a simple bathroom refurbishment can take as little as a week, while a more complex project moving the bath, shower and toilet will require considerably longer.
Bathroom design is increasingly focusing on minimalist indulgence, with clutter being consigned to yesteryear. Urban themes are proving popular, while the purity of white is being enhanced with signature tiling and colourful furnishings. Coloured baths and basins appear to be enjoying a resurgence to give the space a degree of drama, while bold taps and handles can add a sense of luxury. Opting for organic materials and even industrial fittings can elevate the design without breaking the bank, with wood finding favour for cabinets and housings. Adventurous shower screens are surpassing plain glass, while textured wallpapers can create a real wow factor.
Despite their often modest size, bathrooms offer serious potential for smart technology, especially in terms of creating a specific ambience to suit your mood. From lighting to music, it’s possible to customise the space to ensure you wake up or wind down in the way that best suits you. Creature comforts are certainly covered with smart tech, with remote-control showers enabling you to turn on and regulate the temperature before venturing inside and each family member’s ‘experience’ can be personalised via an in-built LED display. For the more adventurous, the Grohe AquaSymphony includes the ability to control water effects, music and coloured lighting via a custom app, while Bluetooth enabled speakers can be integrated into a variety of showerheads. Baths are not immune to smart tech, with more advanced versions incorporating a pop-up television and champagne chiller to be enjoyed once you’ve added the water remotely at your preferred temperature and enhanced it with a squirt of your favourite bubble bath.
Smart rimless toilets are now entering the mainstream in the UK having been piloted in Japan and can offer turboflushes, heated seats, odour control and onboard lighting for night-time use. And when it comes to more practical areas such as cleanliness, self-cleaning sinks can save time and effort to maximise the enjoyment and relaxation to be gleaned from your new bathroom.
The decision as to whether to omit a bath from your bathroom renovation will be influenced by a number of factors, including how long you intend to stay at the property, the age of the family members who will use it and the size of the space you have available. An estate agent will probably argue that the lack of a bath in the property will make it less marketable and may also negatively impact its overall value. It’s hard to disagree if your property is suitable for a young family, but dispensing with the bath may well serve the needs of a family with teenage children better than a shower-over-bath solution, for example. Young couples and mature buyers may be more attracted to a main bathroom that has a walk-in shower or is configured as a wet room as those solutions major on convenience and work for anyone with mobility issues. Focusing the budget on a high-end shower can also ensure that the perception is one of contemporary luxury as well as maximising the use of available space. There is, though, something to be said for the restorative powers of a long soak in the bath at the end of a hard week, so the decision as to whether to include a bath will largely come down to personal preference.
We’re delighted to offer you a complimentary no-obligation consultation in your home to discuss your bathroom renovation and explain the Refresh Greater London – South approach. From creative designs to high-quality installation we take care of every detail to guarantee that your chosen bathroom matches your unique requirements.
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