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Things You May Not Know About Shower Panels

If the mere thought of mixing up grout and counting out hundreds of tiny tile spacers fills you with dread – then stop right there. You’ve come to the right place.

Designing a new bathroom is a great project to keep you busy and give your home a new lease of life.

It certainly doesn’t need to be time consuming or tedious as there are plenty of ways to achieve a dream bathroom without dedicating too many extra hours to the task.

Our shower panels are a popular walling solution in bathrooms across the country as they’re a quick way of achieving a stylish, functional room.

To discover more about these perfect panels, read on:

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Bath or Shower – which is the right choice for you?

An argument that always splits Brits right down the middle is the famous bath vs shower debate.

Everybody has different preferences when it comes to comfort and personal hygiene, with both these bathroom features catering to different tastes.

Some could argue that baths are more soothing, whilst others prefer not to sit around in ‘dirty water’, claiming a shower is more hygienic.

However, during a bathroom renovation, comfort and hygiene become minor issues as there are many other things for homeowners to consider in the long run.

If space is tight and you’re currently deliberating on whether to install a new bath or shower, read on and discover some top tips on which is best for your bathroom:

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How to Ensure Cheaper Energy Bills This Winter

Do you try everything to remain as warm as possible in your home during the winter months or do you just resort to curling up in your biggest woolly jumper?

The cost of living in the UK is expensive enough but when winter kicks in, energy bills for homeowners and tenants skyrocket.

If you want to remain warm during this period and receive cheaper energy bills, there are a couple of things you can try to keep your electricity bills in check this winter:

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Top Tips for a Fire-Resistant Bathroom

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Here at DBS Bathrooms, we understand that your main concerns at home will be your safety and security.

A huge part of making sure that there are as few liabilities as possible in your home, is to properly ensure fire resistance. This is not only true for kitchens and bedrooms, but bathrooms too.

While you may think that with all that water, bathroom is an unlikely place for a fire to spread but you’d be wrong. There are several factors you may be overlooking.

If you are wondering how bathroom fires can start, or how you can ensure your bathroom is fire-retardant, read on.

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How to Recognise That Your Bathroom is Developing Mould

Mould can wreck the appearance of a beautiful bathroom.

Due to constant water lingering around, it’s hard to keep tabs on whether it’s doing any damage or not.

Too much condensation can lead to an excessive amount of mould in your bathroom, which can become considerably harmful over time, and a health hazard for everyone in your home.

Sometimes this form of fungus can be hard to detect, and the spores love dark places so it’s best to keep a regular check on these areas of your home.

Here are a few hints to help you identify whether your bathroom is currently infested:
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Would You Benefit from a Wet Room?

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Image Credit: iStockPhoto.com / dit26978 (Via Custard Online Marketing

A luxurious bathroom is a big part of everybody’s dream home.

You spend an incredible amount of time in the bathroom, whether it’s getting ready for the day ahead, or unwinding from the one you’ve had.

Along with this, any friends or guests you invite to your home will most probably use your bathroom too, and they may make a  judgement on your home solely based on this room.

Therefore, you want to make sure that this key part of your house impresses, and represents your tastes and style in a positive way.

However, if you are on a budget, have a small bathroom, or are looking for a unique, individual addition to your home, then you may be considering a few options that are a step away from the traditional bathroom.

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Three of the Best Wall Cladding Designs

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There is no doubt that plastic wall cladding is one of the best options available on the market to transform your bathroom from just a room, into your own personal paradise.

With panels that keep mould and damp at bay, and can simply be wiped clean, obtainable in modern designs that will impress family members and guests alike, wall panels are most certainly a winning option.

However, with so many incredible choices and designs out there, its can be hard to pick just one style.

The range of options can be overwhelming, and sorting through them can add valuable hours onto your planning process.

Therefore, to save you time, and give you a little guidance in your decision-making process, we have put together a list of the three best wall cladding designs.

So, if your mind is set on adding cladding, but you aren’t sure which style to choose, then read on to discover a selection of the very best wall panels that you can get right now.

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How to Prepare for a Bathroom Makeover

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A bathroom makeover is an extremely exciting time for your household.

However, along with the fun of picking out a new design, there can also be feelings of nervousness and stress, especially if you are not adequately prepared.

A good way to handle this is to ensure you have properly planned for your renovations.

Having everything in order and ready to go, will mean that everything goes smoothly when the decorating begins. In addition, you will feel confident in your decisions.

If you’re currently planning a big bathroom makeover, and aren’t sure where to start or what steps to take, we have you covered.  Read on for some helpful advice on what to do in the lead up to the new look:
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Five Wall Cladding Ideas for Your Home

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When deciding to redecorate your home, you may have come across, or considered, wall cladding.

If you are looking for an inexpensive and simple way to change the appearance of your home, and add some extra value while you are at it, wall cladding is an extremely effective method of doing this!

However, if you’re unsure of how, or where, it can be used around the house, you should know that cladded walls are extremely versatile. They can be installed in the kitchen, utility rooms, playrooms and bathrooms.

If you’re finding it difficult to get started, we can help.

Read on to discover five different ideas that feature wall cladding, to help you take the first steps in your dream home:

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How to Maximise Your Bathroom Storage

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Having a small bathroom, with minimal space to store your belongings can be frustrating as it can negatively affect how you feel about your home.

Relaxing and unwinding at the end of the day can be difficult if you’re surrounded by clutter and have nowhere to put it.

This issue is less common with rooms such as the kitchen and bedrooms, as they naturally have many more storage options, such as cupboards and wardrobes.

However, this does not necessarily mean that there are no steps you can take to bump up the storage situation in your bathroom.

To find out how you can maximise your bathroom storage and find a place to put your things, read on for our list of helpful tips and tricks:

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