Although traditionally known as the ‘smallest room in the house’ you might be surprised at how many products you have to choose from when it comes to buying bathroom furniture. This isn’t just about getting a bath, sink, toilet and a bit of storage space. Products here now come in all shapes, sizes and colours and can help you fit out anything from a tiny bathroom to a luxurious large space.
Let’s take a look at some of the more common types of bathroom furniture:
- Regular fixtures and fittings -- i.e. baths, shower units (both stand-alone and over the bath, toilets, bidets and sinks.
- Furniture -- i.e., cabinets, vanity units, shelves, cupboards, baskets and storage units.
- Accessories -- i.e. taps, shower heads, towel rails, bath panels, portable shower units, toilet roll holders, soap dishes, toothbrush holders, mats, mirrors, toilet seats and lights.
Today’s bathroom furniture can be supplied to fit all kinds and sizes of bathroom. You can pick and choose between materials and colour schemes. Commonly used materials used here include metals, wood, veneers, acrylics and plastics. There really will be a design to suit all tastes and all bathrooms here.
In many cases people will match up all of their bathroom furniture so it all looks exactly the same. Others prefer to mix things up a little to make their bathroom look more distinctive. So, for example, they may opt for a wooden look when it comes to the furniture that they have in the room but they pick brightly coloured or metal accessories.
There are many different ways to buy bathroom furniture. Some people, for example, will simply get a bathroom design/supply company to come in and help them design and fit their bathroom. They may choose furniture here from a specific range or they may mix and match from different ranges if they prefer.
Many DIY fans will bypass using a bathroom supplier and fitter and will buy their own bathroom furniture instead and fit the room out themselves. They may get a plumber in to deal with more complex issues like having their bath, toilet and sink plumbed in or if they have experience here they may do it themselves. They will then handle the rest of the general fitting process.
This doesn’t have to be hard to do. Most bathroom furniture that needs to be assembled now is flat packed and comes with instructions to help you put them together. Of course, if you are buying ready made pieces then this need not be an issue -- here you simply need to make sure that the piece will fit in the space you have and put it there.