How to Nail Your Bathroom Selection

How to Nail Your Bathroom Selection

This week we saw The Block contestants head in-store for their first bathroom selection for their guest ensuite. 

While we saw stress levels skyrocket on this episode, there’s no reason you have to feel the same way when it comes to your own bathroom or guest ensuite! To nail your own bathroom selection, i.e. the products that will make up your dream bathroom, follow our handy tips. 

#1: Know what you’re working with

Knowing your space can save you time and provide greater clarity when it comes to making decisions. Avoid turning up for your consultation without your dimensions, like we saw Mitch do on Sunday night!

Once you have these dimensions, your consultant will be able to better guide you in choosing the perfect products for your bathroom.

Tip: Another great way to save time and money is to know what you’re working with plumbing-wise. Working with the same plumbing points means you won’t have to rip up and reinstall your foundations, while also avoiding additional trade hours.

How to measure your space in order to kickstart your project

#2: Bring your inspiration

We’re not saying you have to spend hours curating a mood board, but you should still come prepared with an idea of the general feel you’re after. Screengrabs, albums, magazine cut outs and Pinterest boards all provide a great starting point for the conversation with your Reece consultant, while also providing clarity. Browsing for some stunning flatlays online is a really easy way to put an aesthetic together, while creating a mood tray helps with visualising in a tactile way.

A day spa inspired mood tray

#3: Be open to new ideas

Reece consultants are trained to find or maximise the potential of your bathroom. With just a few questions, we’ll be able to have you thinking about your space differently - an elevated version of what you were envisioning.

One way of exploring the possibilities is with the Reece 3D planner. This tool can help you see your space in a whole new light, revealing opportunities you may never have thought of before. 

You might also want to come prepared with some of your own questions, as you never know where the seed of an idea might take you.

#4: Know your must haves

When working with a limited budget, time frame and space, it’s worth focusing on the one element that you really want to hero in the space. For example, tap placement and style are hugely important from a plumbing perspective, meaning you might want to talk to your plumber ahead of time about putting tapware on the wall or through the vanity. The bathtub and vanity are also important size considerations, meaning it's worth thinking about these features from the get-go. A hero piece like a semi-inset basin from the Issy Halo range will work wonders at centering and informing your space.

The Issy Halo certainly knows how to turn heads

#5: Have your team details on hand

If you’ve engaged a builder and/or plumber, have their details on hand. Reece Bathrooms are often able to work in tandem with your team to ensure that everything you select works beautifully for the space.