Decided it’s time to freshen up the home by adding a new lease of life to your bathroom? Whether you want to stay put for years to come, or plan to move up (or down) the property ladder in the future, there’s no escaping the fact that the bathroom is one of the key selling points of a home.

 

Though the thought of designing a bathroom might seem like a daunting task, our Tile&BathCo specialists are on hand to make sure your investment not only suits your lifestyle, property type and budget, but will also guide you through the best bathroom design options to maximise space, lighting and salability. But before you rush down to your local Tilre&BathCo, **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/showrooms** here are some key points to consider…

 

Natural Elements

One of the most popular and effective ways of freshening up a tired looking bathroom is to opt for natural colours and effects. Natural stone-effect tiles – which add an abundance of rustic charm – can create a big impact in both classic and contemporary style settings, and can be used on both floors and walls to create a luxurious, spa-like feel in any style setting. Click here to read more about the benefits of natural stone-effect tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/blog/trends/go-back-to-nature-with-natural-stone-effect-tiles**

 

Natural wood-effect tiles are also an excellent way to bring the bathroom up to date, while adding real wow factor. Harder wearing than their hardwood counterparts, wood-effect porcelain and ceramic tiles don’t scratch and mark, won’t fade or discolour over time, and are easy to clean and maintain. This makes them an ideal choice for family bathrooms, en suites and wetrooms alike.

Click here to find out more about the benefits of wood-effect tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/blog/advice/spot-the-difference-the-benefits-of-wood-effect-tiles**

 

Get The Look:

StoneWorx Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?q=stoneworx**

Jura Gold Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/6130A1**

Traviso Gloss Beige Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TW6030-001**

Inca Travertine-effect Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TW6030-004**

Zenith Taupe Travertine-Effect Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TW4832-001**

Park White Wood-Effect Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TF5719-001**

Helsinki Grey Wood-Effect Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TP9115-001**

Timber Black Wood-Effect Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/1590A2**

Norway Wengue Wood-Effect Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/20114A3**

 

 

Traditional Style

From classic features such as pull handle flushes, beveled edges and roll top baths, the traditional look will anchor the character and charm of older style properties and country cottages. Traditional style bathroom designs are endless – and can range from perfectly polished all-white designs to vintage shabby chic.

 

Get The Look:

Bisel Blanco Brillo Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/1020A1**

Blanco Brillo Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/2540F1**

Clay Ivory Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/4025C1**

Umbria Décor Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/4545C1**

Teak Listones Wood-Effect Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/5017B1**

Devon legend Standard Basin **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/GRPA511**

Slipper Bath With Ball & Claw Feet **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/A228**

 

 

Modern Cool

With statement shapes and angular designs for fixtures, furniture and countertops, modern style bathrooms lend inspiration from Scandinavian style minimalist design, edgy designer trends and have a strong focus on sustainable materials, too. This ultra versatile look can be adapted to suit bathrooms, en suites and wet rooms of all sizes and styles, which makes it an ideal choice for many types of homes today.

 

Get The look:

Helsinki Grey Wood-Effect Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TP9115-001**

Timber Black Wood-Effect Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/1590A2**

Norway Wengue Wood-Effect Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/20114A3**

Riabita Minimal Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/4020R2**

Old School Grey Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TP3308-009**

 

Savvy Space Saving

Space can often prove an issue in the bathroom or en suite, but there are plenty of smart solutions that will help maximise the use of space and create an airier feel in the room. From short projection toilets to minimalist vanity units that boast extra storage, too – there are plenty of options for enhancing smaller rooms. Click here to find out more about making a big impact in a small bathroom **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/blog/advice/make-a-big-impact-in-a-small-en-suite**

 

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50cm Bowl-Style Minimalist Unit **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/CHI013**

Minimalist 40cm Medium Oak Compact Cabinet **Link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/CHI001**

White 40cm Wall Hung Compact Unit **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/CWHV01**

Lawton Short Projection Complete WC **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/GRPA833**

Minuto Short Projection Complete WC **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/A720**

Offset Quad Shower Enclosure **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/XW-OSQE108**

 

Lighten Up 

Another simple way to create the illusion of space in a smaller style or dark bathroom is to play around with light. Carefully installed light fittings (in the ceiling and around mirrors) will create a light, bright, look, while the addition of mirrors and metallic mosaics will also help bounce light around to open up the room.

 

Get The Look:

Ester Slimline LED Mirror **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/SEM045**

Serenity Duo LED Backlit Mirror **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/SEM053N**

BrikMixGems Mint Bubbles Glass Mosaic **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/MBM-007-R18**

BrikMix Steel Lux Glass Mosaic **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/MBM-011-R18**

Q20Shells Glass Mosaic **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/MQ20-006-R14**

Qubic 24 Peppermint Blend Glass Mosaic **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/MQ24-032-R12**