There are many things to think about when you redecorate a bathroom and one of the main things you'll need to focus on is the placement of the bath.
If you plan on repositioning your bath or moving it to a new location, it might not be as easy as you think! So here are 4 things to take into consideration:
1. Can you supersize your bath?
Perhaps one of the easiest things to do is to invest in a larger bath. Making it bigger, if space will allow, is a great way to alter the look of the room and to enhance your bathing experience. You also won’t need to worry about the plumbing as you’ll be keeping it in the same place but simply eliminating a little space in front or behind the bath.
Handy hint: If you feel you don't have enough room for a freestanding tub, why not go for a back to wall bath, like the Shakespeare?
2. Is it near a plumbing connection?
If you don't have a lot of money to work with, you’ll need to ensure you don’t need to move the plumbing connections. The cost of a bathroom remodelling job shoots up dramatically when you have to change water connections. It’s the one thing you don’t always consider when you’re choosing a placement for the bath.
3. Keep plumbing away from external walls
If you can, try to avoid putting the bath next to an outside wall because, if the pipes are on the same wall, in the colder months they have an increased chance of bursting and freezing - which can be a very expensive problem to fix. Planning ahead and ensuring the plumbing is on the inside walls will help prevent high repair costs.
A corner bath like the Camden, can be ideal where there is little room to play with.
4. Invest in wet walls
If you are moving the bath to a new location, consider having a wet wall built. This is basically where all the plumbing will be. You can have various wet walls in the bathroom, but the fewer you have the lower the costs will be.
Handy hint: You can find all manner of wet room essentials at VictoriaPlum.com.
Making the final decisions
The placement of your bath is extremely important and it’s something you should give great consideration to before you start your remodelling job. It will certainly depend upon the size of the room and how easily you can access the basin and the toilet.
No matter where you choose to place your bath, ensure you get a professional and reliable plumber in to do the job.
Handy hint: Browse through our customer bathrooms, to see what styles are currently on trend. They’ll help to give you inspiration on where to place the bath in your home.