A suite idea
Whether you want an oasis of calm, a bright and refreshing retreat, or a multi-functional room that provides a water park for the kids and a sanctury for you, the trick is in the planning. Measure, measure and measure again. Not the most exciting part but it is essential.
Think about how to utilise your bathroom space - with our abundance of suites you're spoilt for choice! Scroll through the selection above or get inspired by our full range.
Take to the floor
How you cover your bathroom floor really matters – especially if your kids and their splashing is rarely confined to the tub. Gone are the days of impractical, carpeted bathrooms and aubergine bathroom suites (sorry Nana). The best solutions for bathroom flooring are floor and wall tiles or vinyl floor tiles. Wall to floor in large format tiles really makes your bathroom bigger and brighter. Well laid and properly sealed means that it doesn’t matter how much splashing about you do, your floor will stay put.
Top tip... if you go for a plain floor tile then why not add a little colour to your wall tiles? Patterns or spots really break up the room and add a little contrast.
Clean up your clutter
Heart set on a roll-top bath? Great, just don’t forget how important bathroom storage is. A clutter of rubber ducks, cosmetics and towels hardly makes for a feeling of retreat. So make sure your bathroom has plenty of hidden storage. Vanity units are a helpful way of neatly tucking away everything you don’t want on show.
Whether you have space for a shower cubicle as well as a bath, a shower over the bath or purely a shower on its own, make sure you have the right shower head. Try one with some fun settings- Are you a rain, burst, cloud or storm kind of person? Why not find out?
Consider some revitalising, refreshing features for your bathroom such as a whirlpool bath. A perfect way to energise you in the morning, and chill you out in the evening. Lovely bubbly!
Bathrooms don't have to be the traditional 3 piece suite though. Adding a wet room solution to your home can be practical and stylish. Don't forget your extractor fan to keep your room steam-free.
A little extra
To add the finishing touches to your bathroom, remember the little extras. Bathroom accessories such as baskets for your soaps, illuminated mirrors to apply makeup with ease, non-slip mats and a heated towel rail, replacing the need for a radiator and adding the snuggle factor on chilly mornings.
Take all of these points in to account when planning your bathroom for the ultimate practical yet stylish retreat. Nothing a nice, hot bath can’t fix, eh?
Ask our experts
For some expert advice in creating your dream bathroom, use our design consultation service available in every B&Q store. Our consultants can advise on installation and finance along with helping choosing a bathroom which fits your home and lifestyle.