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Leap into action. 4 quick ways to spruce up your bathroom this leap year

Leap into action. 4 quick ways to spruce up your bathroom this leap year

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 2 months ago 3 min read

With the bonus of an extra day this year, it’s time to put those additional 24 hours to good use. Here are 4 simple ways you can spruce up your bathroom.

As January fades into the distance and March swiftly approaches, it may feel as if all those New Year’s resolutions and good intentions have slipped through your grasp. But fear not… When it comes to your bathroom, there’s still time left… an extra 24 hours, in fact!

To help you finish February feeling all productive, we’ve come up with 4 simple ways you can spruce up your bathroom, and make excellent use of this extra day!

1. Fix that toilet seat

In a recent bathroom survey, we found out that one of the little things that annoyed people the most was a broken or ill-fitting toilet seat.

It could just be a simple case of getting your hands dirty and tightening the nuts underneath your pan. However, if your seat truly has given up the ghost, or has simply lost its soft closing ability, we have a great range of replacement toilet seats, from ultra-thin models to colourful designs.

Make sure you check out our toilet seat advice before buying.

Toilet seats

Even more unusual seats, like this wooden model, can be easily replaced

2. Reassess your storage needs

Another issue that seems to be commonly glossed over is clutter and the need for more space in the bathroom. If your bathroom is chock full of “product”, maybe you could do with being cleverer with your storage?

One easy action could be to simply reorganise your cabinets and throw away anything that is out of date, or just never gets used. However, it could be the case that you need to invest in some more storage.

If you have the wall space, why not get a wall hung cabinet? Your under-basin space can also be put to better use with a vanity unit. Our smallest designs are under 400mm wide, to fit even the smallest of bathrooms.

Bathroom cabinets

The Tate furniture range from Mode Bathrooms is the perfect combination of style and storage space

3. Time for a new tap?

Are those shiny, sparkling taps you bought years ago now a long, distant memory? If your current basin or bath fillers are dull, dirty or, even worse, dripping, it could be time to invest in something new.

Check out our tap buying guide, where you’ll discover more about our range and find the right taps for you.

We have options to suit bathrooms and budgets of all sizes, with matching tap sets for a coordinated look.

Bathroom tap sets

With soft square edges, the Derwent tap range from Orchard Bathrooms works with both round and angular suites

4. It’s all about the accessories

Sometimes, all that’s needed to freshen up a tired-looking room is a set of new accessories. If your bathroom is less than salubrious, why not invest in a range of matching accessories? Choose from contemporary or traditional styles, with full bathroom accessory sets available from just £17.99.

Using a drill and screwdrivers, you should certainly be able to fit these yourself. However, if that seems a little too much effort, you’ll find plenty of freestanding accessories, from toothbrush holders and tumblers to soap dishes and dispensers, to complement your bathroom décor.

Turin Terrazzo bathroom accessories

Enjoy an on-trend look with a Turin Terrazzo accessory set from Accents

More easy switches and modern fixes

If you’re simply looking to refresh your bathroom, cloakroom or ensuite, rather than invest in a full renovation, we can help. Head to our Switches and Fixes hub, browse the bathroom ideas and bathroom advice sections of our site for articles or simply click on any of the links below.

All prices correct at time of publishing

Author, Ruth Foster

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 2 months ago

As our resident Interior Designer, Ruth is passionate about home-related trends and loves light, airy interiors shaped by organic forms and colours. With a background in textiles for interiors, she is studying for a masters in interior design.

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