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Ready to relax? Create a calming bathroom

A new bathroom is a great way of adding value to your home but there are a few key points to bear in mind before you embark on improving the smallest room in the house. Leekes bathroom buyer, Paul Collier, advises us on his top tips for planning and buying a bathroom and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

Start by producing a scale version floor plan which will give you an idea of the existing shape of your bathroom and the positioning of all sanitary-ware. It is advisable to try to leave the fixtures where they are if you're working to a budget as re-plumbing can often prove quite costly.

Think about how you use your bathrooms - are there queues for the sink in the morning? Are you unable to add a shower due to limited floor space? All of these issues can be resolved with good design and planning. Smaller bathrooms often benefit from fitting a shower over the bath while his and hers basins can add a contemporary and luxurious feel.

Shop smart and research your options before committing to your bathroom investment. There are many superb bathroom designers on the market but it's best to look for a name you can trust such as Jacuzzi, Heritage, RAK, Daryl or Kohler.

Ask the experts - maximize your investment with a company that offers a complete design, planning and installation service, making the entire process as hassle free as possible for you. After all, with the right design solution to suit the space, the investment will last for years to come and could add real value to your property.

Don't forget, it's also worth thinking about storage, lighting, heating and ventilation. Storage will ensure your new bathroom is kept clutter-free while the right lighting can create the illusion of space in smaller bathrooms.

Finally, add mirrors and other accessories to your bathroom to provide those all important finishing touches. For those working with a smaller space, wall mounted fittings and fixtures can not only add a contemporary touch, but will also leave you with more room to relax.

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