Updating your bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some small changes you can make to transform your bathroom for guests this festive season.
It always feels like a shock when December arrives. The mad rush begins to make sure all shelves are dusted, the crockery is clean, and everything is spick and span for the festive season. Though the idea of a bathroom refresh might be high on the to-do list, it can easily be dismissed as a project that’s too big or ambitious for this time of year. A bathroom update doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive, and the key to getting this done for Christmas is approaching a licensed plumber.
Adjust the Accessories
Accessories are the little pieces that tie the bathroom together. Renewing accessories can create an immediate impact in your bathroom, without breaking the budget. Updating towel rails and toilet roll holders can easily change the nature of a room. Consider the Mizu Drift range in matte black for a minimalist and contemporary update, or the Posh Canterbury range for that heritage touch.
There’s a huge variety of accessories that can create different tones and textures in your bathroom. When choosing new accessories, consider the existing space, and choose fixtures that complement the original features of the room.
Tweak the Tapware
Changing tapware may seem like a daunting task. New tapware can inexpensively renew a bathroom’s feel, and depending on your bathroom’s structure, can be relatively straightforward to retrofit. Vanity units and tapware configurations can vary widely, so have your plumber take a look to ensure your new selection will work with your existing plumbing.
A tapware update without a major renovation is dependent on your current bathroom’s configuration. You’ll have to consider existing holes in the walls or vanity and most importantly the configuration of the existing tapware. If you currently have a three-piece tap set, you’ll be looking to replace it with another three-piece set like the Posh Solus Hob Basin Set for a balance of classic and contemporary, or the Milli Exo Wall Basin Set for an an edgier twist. If your current vanity is fitted with a basin mixer, you’ll need to select another mixer for your update unless changing the vanity. Consider Mizu Stream with its refined curves and minimal design, or GROHE Essence with a unique cylindrical design in sleek Hard Graphite.
Update the Toilet
A comfortable toilet seat is essential all year round, but it’s especially important when expecting guests. A toilet revamp could be as simple as swapping out the toilet seat that may have seen better days for a quick, yet effective facelift. And by choosing a specific type of toilet, you can also increase hygiene levels with new rimless or smart technology for many holiday seasons to come.
The American Standard Cygnet Toilet features hygienic technology that will be sure to get you thinking about a toilet upgrade this season. The rimless design means less germs residing in the bowl, and with the added Double Vortex Flushing technology, it makes for greater cleaning with a powerful whirlpool that washes all around the toilet bowl before settling. To top it off, Aqua Ceramic technology in the suite prevents dirt and dark ring stains for a brand new looking toilet long after installation.
Replacing your toilet might be easier than you think! Like tapware, it’s critical to ensure the new toilet you have chosen will match up to the current inlets and outlets. A back to wall toilet with a bottom inlet is often the perfect choice for retrofitting, with a flexible set out to ensure compatibility with existing plumbing.
Pro tip: Always speak to a plumber before picking a new toilet suite. You need to ensure it fits with your current set-up.