Are you ready to take the first steps in planning your dream bathroom? Whether you are designing a luxury bathroom from scratch or deciding on a few elements to update your existing bathroom, this Top Ten list from Kohler UK should be your starting point:

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1) What is most important?

Have a clear idea of what you want from your bathroom space. Are you aiming to create the ultimate luxury bathroom? Is it a shared space to satisfy use for the whole family? Are you working with a small or awkward space? Would you like a cutting-edge, designer bathroom? Taking the time to get your thoughts set before you start the process can help the project run smoothly. A designer or bathroom specialist can then help you make this dream a reality.

2) How will the renovation be carried out?

What service and support will you need for your project? Design only? Design and installation? Or are you handy at DIY and planning to do all the work yourself?

Work out how much of your budget will be spent on these elements and you will get a clearer idea of how much you have available to spend on the bathroom fixtures and fittings.  



3) Layout.

How can you make best use of the space you have in your bathroom? If you feel that you would benefit from an expert’s opinion, it is wise to use a designer, either an independent interior designer or utilise the services that many bathroom showrooms offer.  

Don’t change the bathroom you have just for the sake of it but use this expertise to make sure that your bathroom uses available space in the best way possible. You’ll be amazed at what can be done!

4) Budget.

Everyone has one, so be realistic and stick to it. If you want to create a wow factor then consider focusing your budget on a few items. Perhaps a statement vessel basin, tap or a luxury shower. Revisit Top Tip number one, work out what your priorities are and allocate the budget to suit. 

Give your bathroom a luxury feel by focusing your budget on a single statement piece such as our Lavinia Glass Vessel Basin.


Lavinia glass vessel basin (2367-B11) from Kohler UK.

Lavinia glass vessel basin (2367-B11) from Kohler UK.


5) Personalise your space.

Think about your preferred interior design style early on. Take inspiration from magazines, social media and bathroom showrooms and don’t forget to consider all elements of the room from lighting and décor to flooring and fittings.

Be clear in your mind so that your likes and dislikes are easy to describe when you talk to the bathroom showroom. Creating a mood board is a great idea, whether on Pinterest or Instagram or by tearing images out of magazines.  Build on this collection over a few months and make sure that you are happy with the look and feel.  

Don’t miss our blog next week for part two of our Top Tips which covers the bath versus shower debate and how to use storage to your best advantage.