The trend of the spa-like bathroom is forever on the increase as most people looking to renovate a bathroom want their everyday suite to replicate the experience received in a country spa retreat.
After all, luxury is hard to resist and what could be more appealing than having spa-like amenities within your own home?
However, creating this doesn’t need to cost the earth as we are sharing our top 5 most affordable ways of creating a spa-like bathroom within the home.
1. Shower Experience
Transform your daily shower routine into a new and exciting experience by installing a large fixed shower head. This will create a rain like downpour and leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed. These chic ………
Bathrooms are considered to be a ‘special location’ for electrical installations because they have an increased risk of electric shock for the users, due to the proximity of water.
Electrical contractors make bathroom installations as safe as possible with careful adherence to wiring and building regulations, wise choice of equipment and a good ‘splash’ of common sense (pardon the pun!).
We all know all the sorts of products that can be found in bathrooms, lighting, showers, fans, heaters, shaver sockets and towel rails. But what are the rules for the installation of these products that contractors must follow and can, using certified products, help them comply with the regulations?
The rules: Wiring regulations in the UK: all fixed electrical installations in dwellings must ………
The first thing to take into consideration is the where the toilet is going to be positioned. The location of your toilet is dictated by the soil pipe, find where the soil pipe comes into the bathroom rather than where the existing soil pipe connects to the toilet. Once the soil pipe has been located you can work out a logical place to put your toilet.
Following this you should decide which other products you would like to included, such as a bidet, basin type, bathroom furniture, bath or a shower. Is there sufficient room to include two vanity units? Do you need a bath and a separate shower? Or would a shower over a bath ………
Installing a pedestal sink
Before a pedestal sink takes its place, the wall behind it needs to be shored up to hold its weight. Then the installation goes easy.
To install a pedestal sink you need the following material:
Pedestal sink with mounting bracket
P-trap, tailpiece, and slip-nut fittings
Ratchet with sockets
Scrap plywood or 2-x-10 for blocking
Mounting the sink to the wall
After the wall is reinforced and repaired, the sink can be installed. Some sinks require a separate bracket that is installed first, but others mount directly to the wall. These directions are for a sink with a bracket. You can skip those steps if the sink you’re installing doesn’t have a bracket. Figure 1 shows ………
While heating and cooling systems are intended to mechanically offset the effects of heat loss and gain, oftentimes not enough attention is paid to the factors that cause it in the first place. These include the size and type of windows relative to the room size, the functional amount of insulation (as opposed to the nominal amount—more on this later), and the degree of air infiltration through windows and doors and through air leaks in the floor, walls, and ceiling.
A heat-loss analysis, done by an independent energy consultant or an HVAC contractor, will take into account these and other factors in order to establish how much heat should be made available to heat a particular space. But before figuring out ………
The type of shower that can be installed depends in part on your household water system. Where hot and cold water are both supplied from storage tanks at equal pressure a mixer shower is the most economical option. Many showers are designed to cope with differing water pressures, such as stored hot water and cold mains water. If you connect mains water to a shower, you must fit a double seal check valve on the mains supply pipe to prevent back siphonage. Some showers come with built-in check valves. Specially designed systems are required when hot water is to be supplied from the mains via a multipoint heater or combination boiler: check the installation requirements with the shower manufacturer.
Bath/shower mixer ………
There are some simple and sensible rules to follow when installing a bath. If you’ve decided to fit a new bath in a different position from the old one, this will mean altering the pipe work, which will need to be done before putting the bath in place.
When fitting a bath you have to plan the order in which you will need to work and install any necessary new pipe work. Measure the bath, pipe and bath waste positions, and mark them clearly on the wall in pencil for easy reference.
You may need to run new 22mm (7/8in) supply pipes or add ………
If you don’t have room for a shower unit, you can install a shower over your bath or fit a mixer tap with a shower attachment, but you will need to fit a waterproof barrier. A purpose-made bath screen or a shower curtain will protect the rest of the bathroom from the spray.
Fitting a Shower Curtain
If you are using a bath mixer to shower with, a low-cost solution is to fit a shower rail and curtain. Fix the shower head holder at the right height, then screw the shower curtain rail brackets to the wall higher than this ………
A shower enclosure makes good use of a small space, because it takes up limited floor space in even the smallest bathroom. For the installation to be a success, spend some time upfront planning the project and assessing any groundwork that’s needed.
Laying the groundwork for your shower enclosure
Before you begin installing a shower enclosure, you need to address a couple of points. First, the shower requires a wood framing to support the walls of the shower enclosure (see Figure 1). If the shower is placed in a corner only, fewer walls must be constructed. In ………
The clean lines of a shower door give a streamlined look in a bathroom. The shower panels come in a range of clear to opaque glass with patterns and styles that match just about any decor. The components include the shower door, a bottom track, wall and strike jambs, hinge and jamb, seals, and a single or double shower panel. There’s also an array of end caps, anchors, and screw covers to be assembled.
Shower doors are sold as separate items, usually not a part of a shower enclosure kit in most cases but here at ………