Updating your bathroom

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If you want a concealed fitting, you can make the installation cheaper by fitting the shower against a stud wall,’ says Ward Bathrooms Ltd’s Terry Ward. But, all electrical work will need to be certified/signed off by a qualified Part P electrician.‘This saves cutting out solid walls to accommodate pipes, valves and so on, followed by making the decoration good.’A qualified electrician will be able to install LED downlighters, which are cheap to run, in more or less any bathroom. Extractor fans can usually be retrofitted in a bathroom."The human eye is wired to scan for the horizon," explains Freya Van Saun, professor of decorative arts at the New York School of Interior Design.

Trusted traders have got plenty of advice for the cost conscious about how to improve a bathroom. surveyed recommended bathroom fitters in 2012 to find out how much you should spend on 12 common jobs, including fitting a new suite, re-sealing the bath and installing an extractor fan. Trusted traders at the end of 2017 to bring you a snapshot of more up to date prices.Is spending a little more on home refurbishment, maintenance and decoration worth it? Trusted Traders about what ‘luxury’ means in their industry and whether it’s worth the extra cost.The tiling industry has undergone some changes in recent years. Trusted trader Paul Huggett, for his thoughts on a range of issues: from what’s hot at the moment to what he looks for when hiring a new tiler.And, if you're already planning a major renovation, check out our 3 in 1 Advantage Plan as a means to get it done quickly.Turns out our gravitation toward wainscoting is biological.

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