Fitted bathroom furniture is a sleek, stylish and space-enhancing way to increase storage space in your home. To help you buy with confidence, we’ve created this expert buying guide containing everything you need to know about fitted bathroom furniture.
More commonly found in kitchens, fitted furniture is becoming an increasingly popular option for bathrooms, and with good reason. In this comprehensive fitted bathrooms buying guide, we’ll answer the following questions:
- What is a fitted bathroom?
- Benefits of fitted bathrooms
- How easy is it to install fitted bathroom furniture?
We’ll also show you the following:
- How to buy your fitted bathroom furniture in 5 easy steps
- What fitted bathroom furniture ranges are available?
- Examples of fitted bathroom layouts
- Be creative
- Shop fitted bathroom furniture If you already know what you want, why not browse our comprehensive range of fitted bathroom furniture now?
What is a fitted bathroom?
The basic bathroom layout includes, at the bare minimum, a toilet, basin and a bath, shower or shower bath. Usually, you will find all of these elements sited separate to one another, but perhaps purchased as a matching bathroom suite, for a coordinated look.
However, with lack of space being one of the most commonly cited reasons for dissatisfaction within the home, there is an increasing pressure to create additional storage space where and whenever possible.
This need for additional storage may lead to the buying of bathroom furniture, but with no coordinated plan, furniture bought as an afterthought can simply look tacked on and a little out of place. Before you know it, your furniture could actually be causing the clutter itself!
With our range of fitted bathrooms, like the Nouvel from Mode Bathrooms, cluttered spaces are a thing of the past
Benefits of fitted bathrooms
If you've ever stayed at a swanky hotel, you may already be aware of what a fitted bathroom looks like. Much like a fitted kitchen in most respects, fitted bathroom furniture can be built into your bathroom design along one wall, to give a clean and uniform look to your home, but can also use 2 walls if space allows.
Fitted bathrooms bring the following benefits:
- They help to conceal unsightly pipework for a neat and tidy finish.
- They make optimum use of your space, combining storage cupboards and drawers with a countertop, vanity unit, basin and back to wall toilet.
- Corners, which are often dead spaces when it comes to bathroom furniture, can suddenly become useful storage areas.
- With everything fitted into the one space, it frees up the rest of your room for other elements, including a shower, bath and heating.
- You can choose any combination of units to fit your exact layout and still achieve a clean and contemporary look.
How easy is it to install fitted bathroom furniture?
Whilst we would thoroughly recommend hiring a qualified trade professional to plumb your new bathroom, you could save time and money by installing your fitted bathroom furniture yourself.
Depending on how confident you are with more complex DIY tasks, fitted bathroom furniture is relatively straightforward when compared to fitting a kitchen. Check out our fitted bathroom furniture installation guide, complete with step-by-step instructions and video, to see just how easy it is.
How to buy your fitted bathroom furniture in 5 easy steps
1. How to measure your space
Ordering something that turns out to be the wrong size or shape can potentially delay your new bathroom project. That’s why it’s important to carefully measure your bathroom space, so you know exactly where everything will fit.
As the old DIY saying goes “Measure twice, cut once”.
You need to measure the total length and width of your room. Walls aren’t always straight, so measure from the top, middle and bottom if you can. Take measurements from the corners of the room to the windows and doors, as well as the distance between windows and doors.
Sketch out your room
Sketch out your bathroom layout, making sure you mark the position of any windows and doors and indicate which way they open. Make sure you make note of any obstacles like boilers, radiators, extractor fans, light switches etc. Measure their width and height and mark them on your sketch.
2. Check your plumbing
Measure and mark down the location of any water feeds and waste pipes. Also, make a note of what each one does, for example, the waste pipe for a bath is very different when compared to one for a toilet.
Get a plumber involved When planning your bathroom, it’s important to get the opinion of a plumber or bathroom fitter. He or she will advise on product positioning and give you a breakdown of all the associated installation costs.
3. How to choose your products and style
Choosing your fitted bathroom furniture is all a matter of personal taste. We offer a wide selection of designs, colours and styles to meet your needs.
Contemporary v Traditional
The first thing to consider is whether you want a contemporary or traditional style bathroom. Contemporary furniture follows the latest trends in furniture design, with sleek, unobtrusive doors and drawers, clean lines and simple shapes. Meanwhile, traditional furniture contains classic features like panel detailing, ornate handles and bevelled edges.
To discover your perfect style and colour, you’ll find all our [fitted bathroom furniture ranges] below.
The great thing about fitted bathroom furniture is that you can pick and mix products to fit both your room and your requirements. We’ve outlined the main elements of a fitted bathroom and you can choose some or all of the items detailed below.
Vanity unit and basin
Combine a semi recessed basin with a storage unit to create a beautiful vanity unit that will fit neatly with the rest of your design. Plus, with an undersink storage space, you'll have even greater options when it comes to de-cluttering.
All our semi recessed basins are made from high quality glazed ceramic that simply wipes clean. They come complete with a single tap hole and integral overflow, so you can personalise with your choice of mixer tap and waste.
Storage is the key element within fitted bathrooms and you'll most commonly require at least 1 cupboard, for cleaning products and toiletries. You can even incorporate a set of drawers, for those smaller items such as makeup, tweezers etc. If you like, you can expand your storage space further through use of a tall cabinet, giving ample room for spare towels, linen or even clothing, easing the pressure on other areas of your home.
Wall hung units
If your wall will support it, you can continue building storage space across your wall with wall hung units. Working much like a set of kitchen cupboards, they’ll fit seamlessly with your overall look whilst providing an easily accessible place for towels, toiletries and more.
A mirror cabinet might not necessarily be something that immediately springs to mind when thinking of fitted bathrooms, but it certainly pays to invest in one that matches your fitted bathroom furniture. A large mirror not only gives you somewhere to apply makeup or shave, it also provides a vital function, enhancing the feeling of light and space.
Back to wall toilet unit
With the cistern neatly concealed behind a panel, your back to wall toilet fits seamlessly into the design. Your countertop can then continue uninterrupted across the top of this unit for a pleasing layout. Of course, you can then pick a back to wall toilet that suits your tastes.
With some fitted furniture ranges, you can even purchase matching bath panels for a fully coordinated look.
4. How to choose your worktop and plinth
Once you have selected your furniture, you will need to pick out a worktop and plinth to complete the look.
The pièce de résistance is the worktop area. Available in a range of colours, all our worktops are made from highly durable MDF and, for added peace of mind, come with FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) gold product certification. This is a third party validation scheme for the furniture industry, meaning our worktops meets all the latest and necessary standards.
The plinth is height adjustable and adds the finishing touch to your fitted bathroom. It covers the adjustable feet and space below your furniture whilst still allowing you access for cleaning and maintenance.
5. How to order your fitted bathroom furniture
Ordering your fitted bathroom furniture couldn’t be any easier. Simply add all items to your basket, ensuring you include any essential extras like your basin, toilet, cistern, taps, wastes and plumbing accessories.
If you’re happy with your selection, simply click on “check out now” and you can then choose your delivery options.
It’s as simple as that!
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Fitted bathroom furniture ranges
Wharfe fitted furniture
Wharfe is one of our most popular fitted bathroom furniture ranges. You can buy any of our pre-designed bathroom packs or each item individually if you prefer.
Featuring a durable white gloss finish that is easy to clean, Wharfe is ideal for family bathrooms. Complete with sleek recessed handles and soft close doors and drawers, it provides a highly contemporary look.
Choose from 3 high quality laminate worktops, including white, black and beige, each with FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) gold product certification, the recognised quality mark for products within the furniture and industry.
Newbury fitted furniture
Exclusive to Reeves, Newbury fitted furniture is ideal for classic bathroom settings, with a range of pre-assembled packages to fit cloakrooms and ensuites, as well as family bathrooms.
Available in your choice of white or a dusk grey woodgrain finish, each unit is supplied fully assembled, so installation is easy.
Made from moisture-resistant engineered wood, they come with a full range of units, plus colour-matched plinths and bath panels. Square edged laminate worktops in your choice of white claystone, ferro grey and beige granite finishes, produce a clean and elegant design.
Nouvel fitted furniture
Nouvel is new to our fitted bathroom furniture range. Exclusively designed for Reeves, it is highly contemporary, producing a high-end, designer look that is simply stunning.
Featuring an on-trend gloss grey finish, it is precisely manufactured using water-resistant engineered wood for supreme durability. What’s more, you can buy as a pre-selected bundle or purchase each unit individually, depending on your requirements. Arriving pre-assembled for speedy installation, this stylish fitted furniture comes with wall fitted storage as well as floorstanding units, making optimum use of your bathroom space. With a choice of stone effect laminate worktops, you can also select colour-matched bath panels for a coordinated look and feel.
Examples of fitted bathroom layouts
Cloakroom fitted bathroom furniture
For small bathroom spaces like cloakrooms, every inch of storage space counts. As long as you have a suitable wall that will support it (consult a professional builder if in doubt), you could use a combination of floorstanding and wall hung units.
Ensuite fitted bathroom furniture
This single wall layout is ideal for small bathrooms or ensuites and contains everything you need for a clean and tidy finish, including storage cupboards, back to wall toilet, tall cabinet, basin and vanity unit. A matching mirror cabinet helps to enhance the feeling of light and space.
Family fitted bathroom furniture
If you have a little more space to play with, you could potentially utilise an L shaped layout. A combination of cupboards and drawer units provide handy storage for different sized items. This design is perfect for family bathrooms where a bath is required.
Of course, you don’t have to stick rigidly to the rules when choosing your fitted bathroom furniture. With a modular design, you can be as creative as you like by mixing and matching elements like units, worktops, toilets and basins.
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