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The Fine Art of Future-Proofing Your Bathroom

When it comes to renovating your bathroom, the future is often the furthest thing from your mind. After all, the focus should be on what you need in the here and now… right? Well, if you take a leaf out of the big book of future-proofing, you might just want to stop and think about what tomorrow may bring. So, what exactly is future-proofing, and how can you leverage its concepts to ensure your bathroom stands the test of time? Let’s find out.

What is future-proofing?

The future is a concept which almost all of us have in mind on a daily basis. It’s both something we’re working towards and something we’re creating. In the context of bathroom interior design, however, it can be something that leaves your once cutting-edge design looking a little dated, aesthetically or functionally. The notion of future-proofing your bathroom means simply that, when renovating, you choose products, fixtures, and fittings which will not lose their usefulness or become outmoded anytime soon.

Our recommendations for future-proofing your bathroom

Because this topic is so wide-ranging, we’ve collected a few of our very best suggestions to help future-proof your bathroom:

  • Install a set of thermostatic taps to ensure a safe temperature for your water flow and prevent potential scalding injuries down the line. That’s real peace of mind now and in the future.
  • Instead of standard towel rails, consider installing heated towel rails, which will prevent the build-up of mould and other nastiness on damp towels, especially in the colder months. The fact that warm towels feel incredible doesn’t hurt, either!
  • When choosing taps for your washbasin or whirlpool bath, we’d recommend going for a mixer tap rather than the separated variety. This will give you fine-grain control of your temperature and avoid potential frustration down the road.
  • The atmosphere of your bathroom can have a big impact on your mood, and this is heavily influenced by the lighting. Consider dabbling in a little chromotherapy lighting in your bathroom and you’ll enjoy the benefits for years to come.
  • Depending on your circumstances, it’s a smart idea to consider the various assisted bathing options when renovating your bathroom. With these measures in place, you’ll enjoy freedom and independence in the bathroom indefinitely – and you really can’t put a price on that.

Don’t forget to find the balance

Setting your mind to future-proofing your bathroom is all well and good, and can have a variety of benefits as the years go by – but don’t forget that it’s a balance. For example, you could ensure your bath lasts a few years longer by buying one made of pure steel, but that’s not going to do much for your bathroom’s aesthetics. Future-proofing works so long as you’re not compromising the design and visual make-up of your bathroom. You’re the boss, so find the balance between longevity and something that’s great to look at.

We hope you’ve picked up a few tips from our exploration of future-proofing in the bathroom. Don’t forget to explore our full range of bathroom products now for even more ideas to set your bathroom in good stead, or call the team with any questions on 0800 028 6174.


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