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Washing your hands of old bathrooms
Bathroom tips and designs at Drakes in Kent and the South East
By: John Leonidou
Published: 2019-10-25 00:00:00
Category: Property News
Has the time come to give your bathroom a fresh look?
Here’s why transforming or just refreshing your bathroom can make so much of a difference in your home!
More and more people are turning to fresh or new designs to transform their bathrooms and give them a real wow factor.
A bathroom is so much more than simply a mere maintenance room for life where we very often both start and end the day.
Some say spending time in your bathroom can actually have a genuinely positive impact on a person’s mental health.
A bathroom is many people’s safe haven; a place where they can get away from it all, hopefully uninterrupted.
“If the kitchen is referred to by some as the favourite room in the home, then the bathroom must surely be the most important,” said Richard Tettmar who is a Showroom Consultant at Drakes.
“So it stands to reason that the bathroom needs the same kind of love and attention to detail as any other room in your home, if not more.”
That is why bathroom trends can vary and why there are an array of different options and designs for remodelling or simply refreshing.
Rectangular vanity mirrors and floating vanity units are very much in fashion at the moment and the same goes for wall-mounted toilets.
Then there are those who want something totally different when it comes to showers and opt for floor-to-ceiling shower glass enclosures or specially-designed open showers with no dams.
When it comes to tiles, long, skinny tiles are quite sought-after according to experts while marble walls and floors are also popular choices in modern households.
“The first thing we do at Drakes is help the customer look at the many different bathroom designs because our aim is to find the right bathroom that suits them.
“We have so many different products and accessories here as well as different designs and options for tiles.
“We offer 3D rendered images of their actual bathroom to help facilitate that process along with the actual products that can be purchased shown in that same design.”
When designing a new bathroom, it is vital that no guess work is involved.
Sitting down with an expert designer is to plan a bathroom is also a great way of getting peace of mind.
“It may seem obvious but the first step towards refreshing the look of your bathroom should be to plan exactly what you want and what you want changed.
“You can just jot down your ideas and even take some pictures. Then, just pop into showroom and browse around.”
Having the right colours is also very important.
Colour trends are also a massive factor but colours can also be based purely on the tastes of the individual using the bathroom.
For example, it is said that purple boosts creativity and spirituality while blues and greens can create a soothing and calm atmosphere.
Red, meanwhile, is described as being a colour that inspires passion, power and energy.
Drakes are an independent plumbers’ merchant serving trade for heating, plumbing and bathrooms with retail customers across the South East for over 30 years.
They have branches in Kent in Tunbridge Wells, Whitsable, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Sittingbourne and Gillingham as well as East Grinstead and Uckfield in East Sussex.
“Giving your bathroom a makeover doesn’t necessarily mean a total overhaul. It can be as simple as changing the sink, taps or maybe even bathroom wall lights.”
“We have eight branches across the South East and visitors are more than welcome to come by to get some inspiration or some new ideas.” For more information about Drakes, visit their official website by clicking here.