Choosing Bathroom Suites To Suit Your Budget And Style

Bathroom suites are the effortless and money-saving way to put a designer look in your bathroom and as a co-ordinated package generally costs less than buying the items separately so it’s the most popular choice. A suite will generally comprise of basin, pedestal, bath and toilet, with the option of add-on components.

Bathroom suites vary enormously, from sleek modern affairs with minimalist fittings, to gloriously “boho” suites with roll-top baths and period features. Shower-bath suites have an integrated bath and shower, usually with a screen.

Today, designers are tripping over each other to design bathroom suites that stand out from the rest. These range from traditional, elegant Edwardian designs to minimalist suites with half-pedestals and other space-saving ideas. Designed to fit into today’s modern “micro-bathroom” houses, they are the ideal way to bring personality into your new-build.

High-end designer bathroom suites can cost thousands of pounds. However, DIY stores like us at Wickes DIY supply designer-inspired suites that are totally individual in style, for just a few hundred pounds. What’s more, our bathroom suites come inclusive of all fittings – taps, toilet seats, bath panels and such like. These are the items which, in a high-end showroom, you generally pay extra for. This can quickly make a seemingly reasonable suite very costly indeed.

Today, eco-friendly bathrooms are all the rage. These are fitted with ingenious devices to save on water usage – very useful if your water is metered. Of course, they save on your energy bills too, as the more water you heat, the more gas your boiler uses.

People have misconceptions about eco-bathroom suites. They think they will have poor water flow, will be difficult to plumb in, or will be expensive. However, this is incorrect on all three points. For example, we at Wickes DIY sell superb, designer-style eco-bathroom suites, with one-piece pre-plumbed, dual-flush toilets and a range of other features. They are as easily plumbed as our conventional bathroom suites – and at the same low price.

When you are refitting a bathroom you need a co-ordinated look, which is why bathroom suites are much better than purchasing components piecemeal. That being said, many people want to make their bathrooms unique. One of the most popular options is to have a roll-top, free-standing bath in place of a conventional rectangular “built-in” cube.

When the latter first arrived, people ripped out period fittings by the thousand, replacing them with acrylic fittings in a range of awful colours which, at the time, must have seemed the height of sophistication. Luckily, forward-thinking architectural salvage teams rescued these gems and stored them – ready for when the Boho revolution arrived.

Today, roll-top baths are once again popular, and unlikely to go out of fashion. A range of ceramic designs, both modern and retro, are available – and they can cost a fortune. However, stores like us at Wickes DIY can supply entire roll-top bathroom suites, complete with taps and fittings, for less than the cost of the bath alone elsewhere.

Cheaply fitted bathrooms today bear no resemblance to the DIY bathroom suites of a few years ago. Now, you can create a unique, designer look for just a few hundred pounds.

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