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Top Tips to Create Affordable yet Luxury Bathroom Suites

Despite the bathroom generally being one of the smallest rooms in your house it can still potentially cost you the most to refurbish. However, with the advances in bathroom design over the years, creating luxury bathroom suites may not be as out of reach as you might think.

There is now a wide range of styles and designs of luxury bathrooms which are offered at very affordable prices. A bathroom suite can be tailored to your budget yet still give your bathroom a luxurious feel.  If you aren’t looking to do a complete bathroom renovation think about which suite items are most important to you and splash out on one or two key items.

Chic and shiny new fittings can really help to brighten up a space and give it a new lease of life. Whether you are looking to completely change your bathroom or just update one or two of your bathroom suite items, follow our top tips and you will be pleasantly surprised at the luxury bathroom items available to you without breaking the bank.

5 Top Tips to Creating Luxurious, Modern Bathroom Suites

If you’re looking for practical advice on creating a designer bathroom in your own home with a luxurious finish, we’ve gathered all the information you need below.

Bath, Shower, or Both?


The relaxing sensation of water falling onto your back or a blissful soak in hot water, which would you choose? For your own luxury suite, you may be torn between the two, allow us to help you come to a decision on which fixture is best for you…

Rainfall Showers

A rainfall shower creates a sensation like no other by using pressure and warmth to relieve tension. For this reason, many people choose to install rainfall showers into their designer bathroom suites. Unlike a standard shower head, a rainfall shower head is usually larger and distributes water more evenly.

Artful Storage

Storage is an essential for any modern bathroom, as you’ll want to keep the space as minimal as possible. When choosing storage for designer bathroom suites, choose an option that is concealed. From wall-hung design options such as ladder shelving to vanity drawers, there are many ways to incorporate creative and hidden storage in your modern bathroom.

Wall-Hung Furniture

Wall-hung bathroom furniture can be a great option for any modern bathroom suite, as there are many design options to choose from. This type of furniture will ultimately save space and can help to complete your designer bathroom suite. Whether you want to keep medicine out of reach from children in a storage cupboard on the wall or choose wooden hooks for your robes, there are plenty of ways to utilise the wall space too.



Luxury Accessories

No bathroom is complete without lavish finishing touches and there are plenty to choose from. Candles with relaxing senses and candle holders can be a simple way to complete your elegant bathroom look, while other decorative items will add further. Choose to display art on the walls, for example, or buy that incredibly plush bathmat you’ve seen – all of these additions will create your very own spa at home.

Choose a Luxury Bath

For a long time, a luxury bath has been seen as a desirable item for your bathroom. Whirlpool baths are extremely popular and there is an increase in the number of baths that feature jets and ‘spa’ systems yet these tend to be on the costly side.

Choosing a free-standing bath can really add a touch of decadence to your bathroom space but not everyone has the room to accommodate one. You can save money on a free-standing bath as you don’t need to buy any additional panelling. Alternatively, for standard baths, you can create your own wooden panelling which will be more cost-effective.

If a roll-top bath is top of your wish list then we have the solution! The April Bentham Dove Gray bath is a stylish free-standing bath which will fit into a variety of bathroom spaces. The smooth curves and back to wall fitting is a perfect contemporary-looking luxury bath and, even better, is offered at a very reasonable price.

This luxury bath oozes class and, if your budget will allow, indulgent extras can be added on. If you love to relax in the bath at the end of the day then allow a greater proportion of your overall budget to your bath. It’s very easy with modern design to find a style of bath that will appear lavish but won’t break your bank.

Treat yourself to a Lavish Shower Enclosure

In recent years there has been an increase in people wishing to have a separate shower enclosure in their bathroom. Nothing beats an invigorating shower to start your day and there is a large range of luxury showers now available at affordable prices to meet this demand. Some people even have a preference for a luxury shower over a bath and therefore spend more on their shower area. There is now a vast array of shapes and styles of shower enclosures that you can dedicate the largest area of your bathroom to include a lavish shower enclosure.

The showers themselves are becoming more opulent in design and feature extras such as body jets and additional handsets so that you can create the perfect showering experience. When choosing a shower enclosure, a handy hint to save you money is an easy-plumb shower tray. This helps to keep any plumbing costs down as the waste pipes are underneath the tray instead of going into your floorboards.

Have the Best of Both Worlds – Shower baths

If you want to include both a shower and a bath in your bathroom design but you are restrained by space or money then the multi-functional shower baths provide the perfect solution.

It is a luxury in itself to be able to have the best of both worlds for your bathroom – taking time out for a long soak in the bath or having a quick invigorating shower before you start your day.

Shower baths will help to save you money as it is cheaper than trying to install both separately as, of course, you don’t have to pay for an extra shower tray and enclosure. We have two top-quality shower baths available at very reasonable prices that will add a touch of luxury to any bathroom space.

The April L Shape Shower Bath will suit a contemporary space. It teams geometric lines with a minimalist design.

If an ‘edgy’ look isn’t for you then the smooth curves of the April P Shape Shower Bath with Front Panel and Bath Screen will fit the bill. The generous shower area created for the shower end will fit seamlessly into any bathroom.

Save on Your Toilet

With the best will in the world it is a struggle to make a toilet an attractive part of your sumptuous bathroom. It is not going to be the item that stands out in your bathroom and is best kept to a separate corner in your bathroom to make space for the other suite items. Save those vital pennies and choose wisely when it comes to selecting a toilet for your luxury bathroom.

There is a good range of styles and shapes of toilets that will now suit any bathroom design to help the toilet fit in with the rest of the room. The RAK Compact Close Coupled Toilet is a popular choice that will create a sleek look for your bathroom whilst it has the luxury extras of dual flush and soft closing seat. A toilet is a necessity and is definitely the item you don’t want to overspend on when trying to create your dream bathroom on a budget.

Choose Integrated Storage

A final tip for giving you a luxury bathroom suite without overspending is to choose integrated storage such as vanity units. These team a storage area beneath a basin which saves both space and money. In a similar vein to purchasing suite package deals, integrated basin vanities tend to cost you less than buying a separate basin and storage unit.

There is nothing luxury about an untidy bathroom so keeping your space clutter-free with a handy storage area for your bathroom essentials will help you achieve a more lavish space.

The Premier High Gloss White Vanity Unit is a minimalist style unit that offers you a generous storage space beneath a modern style basin. Offered with a choice of two basin designs and a white gloss finish, this vanity costs less than £100 making it an ideal budget yet luxury item.

Such is the range of bathroom suites available now, affordable luxury can be achieved for a number of bathrooms and budgets. Here at Bella Bathrooms, we pride ourselves on our fantastic range of bathroom suites and we offer the most competitive prices on the market. Follow these useful tips and make your dream bathroom a reality without blowing your budget.


How Can I Create a Luxurious Bathroom?

Creating a luxurious bathroom doesn’t need to be an impossible feat, especially if you are working with a budget. No matter the size of your designer bathroom suite, follow the advice given in this article from bathroom experts. By choosing the correct bathroom furniture and finishing accessories, such as soap dispensers and towel warmers, you’ll have the components for a stunning oasis to relax and unwind in.

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