After the kitchen a bathroom is the most important room in terms of resale value. Here at DKM Developments Ltd we have many years of experience creating bathrooms for our customers.
A new bathroom is a serious undertaking and can be tricky requiring an array of fittings and technical skills, often in a compact space.
At DKM Developments Ltd we offer a complete bathroom fitting service so you don’t have the headache of organising separate tradespeople – we carry out the whole project from start to finish.
Due to the complexity of bathroom fitting, careful planning at the start helps prevent costly mistakes further down the line.
As a guide, consider the following:
Start with your priorities. An ensuite may just need to be a simple shower and toilet whereas a family bathroom may require a separate shower, double basins and lots of storage space.
Is your new bathroom simply an area for getting cleaned or is it going to be your haven for relaxation and pampering? Try to visualise your new space.
Plan this out. We have helped many customers at this stage as often a lot of arrangements are more cost effective to achieve than others. Most people keep the existing layout if it works for them as moving pipes and wastes can be costly.
Finding your style early on helps narrow down fittings whether these be classic or contemporary.
If you have relatives and friends who have had a bathroom fitted recently ask them about the best (and worst!) bits. What sort of problems did they come across during the project?
If you have a small and cosy bathroom don’t go and try to fit in large opulent sinks and oversized shower heads – it doesn’t always work.
Water in the air that is not extracted condenses and causes mould to form. This grows in the grout between tiles, towels and bath mats and rots woodwork.
We have installed a range of effective and quiet electrical extractors and can advise on the best for your project.
Toiletries never look good on display. In built cupboards and vanity units work well.
We have fitted mirrored cupboards which are good toothbrush storage and have built niches into the walls of shower enclosures for discrete storage of bottles.
Most bathrooms are near to the bedroom so you may need to have different levels of lighting. Recently we fitted a bathroom for a customer who needed different light levels for night and morning. We fitted dimmable downlighters.
Maximum impact is achieved with a wall-to-floor set of tiles which we have installed. Avoid highly decorative designs in small spaces as these are too busy. Look through pinterest and home renovating magazines for inspiration.
DKM Developments LTD was incorporated on 15th March 2013 (Company number 8446749) and is based in Great Dunmow, Essex.
The business focuses on general building, insulation upgrades and renovation work in the Essex area. We are Trustmark registered for loft insulation installation under PAS 2030: 2017/2019.
With a team of skilled general builders we can turn your house into a home and help keep it warm through the winter months!
DKM Developments LTD
5 Harmans Yard
Mob: 07714 769293
Complete renovation and refurbishment
Loft insulation (Trustmark, GHGVS)
Tiling (wall and floor)
Painting and decorating
Wood and laminate floor fitting