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How to Improve an Imperfect Bathroom


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It’s not surprising to forget that your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, by both yourself, your family and more importantly, your guests.

After a while, due to the wet conditions, the quality of your bathroom’s design will deteriorate over time, making it less appealing on the eye.

To ensure that your bathroom remains presentable, here are a few simple tips on how you can perfect your imperfect bathroom.

Use shower panels

Shower panels are an ideal option for any bathroom, as they come with many benefits.

They are the perfect choice for shower walls that come with any irregularities as they can fit over almost every surface imaginable.

By using these features, it means that you don’t have to put in the elbow grease into removing old tiles as the panels can be placed on top of them.

When installing shower panels, you can do it yourself, but even if you need the help of an expert, the labour costs for getting a tradesman to install your shower panels is significantly less than any other wall installation procedure.

Not only can they withstand the test of time, but they require no messy grouting jobs either. As they’re waterproof, this will also eliminate the threat of mould.

Finally, they make your home more sustainable as they completely insulate your bathroom, cutting costs on your energy bills simultaneously.

Focus on the details


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When you’re looking to update your bathroom to make it more presentable, consider the finer details.

Many of these updates are very cost-effective and can be done without the help of a professional.

Some ideas for you to consider are painting vanity cabinets, replacing or revamping cupboard doors, or even adding new handles to your bathroom and cupboard doors.

You should also consider updating your lighting fixtures, by incorporating something a little more modern into your bathrooms current design.

A simple spring clean can do the trick. This is of no cost at all and it can bring a vibrant element to your bathroom’s setting.

Use floor panels

The bathroom floor is one of the key features of the room, and more often than not the floor is usually splashed with water, so it’s important that you find a surface that is water resistant.

In that case, floor panels certainly fit the bill and they share many of the same great qualities that wall panels have.

Firstly, these panels are grout free and eliminate the prospect of any extensive clean-up jobs. To clean these surfaces, all you need to do is apply warm water and a non-abrasive detergent, and wiping the surface down is very straightforward.

Again, like wall panels, these surfaces are very simple to install and can be place effortlessly over the top of old tiles, plasterboard, plywood or chipboard.

Even better for those who particularly enjoy this style of tiles, there are even wall and floor panel designs that convey this look.

Prevent mould


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Mould is without doubt one of the most detrimental factors to a bathroom’s all-round appearance.

According to the NHS, damp and mould in your home can lead to respiratory conditions such as asthma and it can reap havoc on your immune system.

First thing you need to do is identify where it is in your bathroom, and depending on how much there is of it, you may be able to remove it yourself.

However, the NHS do recommend that you employ a professional to remove it if there’s a substantial amount of mould, as the substance contains contaminated water which you shouldn’t be in contact with.

To ensure it doesn’t spread to other parts of your room, keep your windows open as much as possible, or another option you can use to prevent mould, would be installing PVC cladding. Plastic cladding isn’t as cold as tiles, meaning it’s more resistant to condensation.

If you need expert guidance on updating your bathroom, then get in touch with our expert team at DBS Bathrooms today.

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