Bathroom Upgrades that Make a Difference

A great bathroom relies on several different appliances coming together in a space that’s designed to get the best of them, both functionally and aesthetically.

If there’s one part of your bathroom that’s letting the rest of it down, then you might find that you don’t need a complete overhaul to significantly improve the look and feel of the space: you just need to identify the culprit and shop for a quality upgrade.

So, which appliances should we be considering? 

Upgrade the showerhead

The shower head is arguably the most important part of the shower. It’s what will distribute the water, and naturally draw the eye. Sometimes, you can swap the showerhead out for a shower that’s built into the ceiling. This can involve extensive surgery to the fabric of the room, but the aesthetic benefits are often inarguable. 

In some cases, upgrading to a low-flow showerhead will actually pay for itself, because it means you’ll be using a great deal less water – often, without compromising on the experience of actually having a shower.

Upgrade the toilet

New toilets can be massively more efficient, because of the design of the flush mechanism. You can reduce the flow cheaply by simply shoving an empty drinks bottle into the space, but in the long term, a proper upgrade tends to produce better results.

In some cases, it might be worth installing a floating toilet. Much of the structure of these toilets is built into the wall itself, which means you’ll get more space in the room, and you’ll have an easier time cleaning underneath it. 

Upgrade ventilation

A new extractor fan can significantly improve the room’s ability to deal with steam. If the bathroom allows for it, get an inline fan that sits in the loft space. You can find models that are several times more powerful than the cheapest ones. This will save you from fogged-up mirrors, and help to reduce the spread of mould

When you’re considering ventilation, you’ll want to think not only about the power of the fan, but the room’s ability to draw in air to replace the air you’re sucking out of it. If there’s only a small gap around the door, and the room is small, then you might find that the extractor gradually loses power as you shower.

Upgrade the fixtures

You might upgrade all of the fixtures across the entire bathroom. This might seem like a significant step, depending on how many fixtures are actually being replaced. But the benefits are often worth it. Swapping chrome out for stainless steel, for example, will not only mean a better-looking bathroom; it will also partly eliminate limescale build-up. Pick a single colour that matches the rest of the décor, and keep it consistent.

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