Bathroom Design

Designing a bathroom can be a daunting task. It is often the smallest room in the house, yet also arguably one of the most important. There are considerations of practical storage, aesthetics, fixtures and, of course, heating, ventilation and water. Fortunately for the would-be designer, SMR Bathrooms has a website that will aid the choice when it comes to all of these considerations.

The firm is based in Portsmouth, and was established in 2002 as a distributor of heated towel rails. Its success brought expansion, both in premises and product catalogue, and now it is a supplier of a complete range of bathroom products, from heated towel rails to designer radiators and bath panels to shower enclosures. The firm prides itself on the best possible prices, quality of goods and levels of customer service, and its complete portfolio of products can be found on its website: http://www.smrbathrooms.co.uk/.

The first consideration when designing a bathroom is to evaluate the spatial capability of the room. Making the most of the space you have is as important as buying future-proof fittings and fresh accessories. A large space will allow you to think bigger, while the confines of a small bathroom will obviously force your hand towards more compact solutions. The sales staff at SMR Bathrooms have vast experience in all aspects of bathroom fittings, so are especially well-placed to offer this kind of advice from the outset. They also retain a small showroom at their base in Portsmouth, though if you are nor local to that area their website is comprehensive and their team are just as comfortable via telephone enquiries.

Having decided what you can fit in to the room, you can really think about the style and finish you wish to achieve. If money is no object, then you have a blank canvass and chequebook to create your dream room. If your budget is not so hefty then you will have to be more creative when it comes to fixtures and fittings. Fortunately, there are plenty of modern designs for eye-catching tap fittings and heated towel rails that are as cost-effective as they are accessible. SMR’s website is structured to provide quick access to every product, often along with several images that enable you to visualise that product in your bathroom. However, although SMR Bathrooms does supply almost every kind of bathroom fitting, it does not supply tiles or flooring. Flooring plays as major a part in the final finish of your room as anything else, so needs to be sourced from another reputable supplier with as wide a range of flooring solutions as possible.

With your design and fittings sourced, you can plan in the hard part – the installation. Sourcing products may be exciting, but these fixtures will not fit themselves. Unless you are an experienced and qualified craftsman you will need to enlist the services of an electrician and a plumber for the requisite installations. You may also choose to hire a tradesman to complete the tiling, unless you are confident of completing the job to your required finish yourself. If you do attempt it, remember that one small mistake could result in the need to start that job from scratch – proving a costly mistake in both time and money.

When it comes to final installation, as when seeking advice from your bathroom goods supplier, designing a bathroom is often better left to the experts.

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  • Houston Carpenter

    Thanks for writing about this. Designing a bathroom is no easy task specially for people who don’t know much options and ideas. Stuffs aren’t something you can buy and install yourself either. Does SMR also install fixtures not bought from them?