From Budget to Luxury: How Careful Accessorising is Worth Its Weight in Gold

When it comes to bathrooms, not everyone’s budget will stretch to a freestanding roll-top bath with vintage clawed feet, spacious double showers and ultra luxurious slate tiles from wall to ceiling. Fortunately, as anyone who has ever mixed high street with designer will attest to, it is possible to create a luxurious space simply with careful accessorising. For example, splurging on high-quality bath and shower mixer taps can transform a basic bath into something that appears all together more high-end. For those struggling to balance the budget books with a hankering for a truly decadent and luxurious bathroom to revel in, it’s all in the fittings and the fixtures say Bella Bathrooms

The right fixtures can make even the most basic, budget bathrooms look like a room straight from a five star hotel or the pages of a glossy magazine.

Baths are usually the focal point in the room but a limited budget does not mean resigning the space to mediocrity. It is possible to make the bath appear indulgent by pairing a cheaper bath with one or two carefully chosen and more expensive accessories. Basic acrylic baths can be found in many bathrooms, and on their own, they don’t often exude the air of elegance and style that the owner can take pride in. However, with the addition of an ornately carved chrome tap or a gold effect, contemporary bath filler tap, the entire aesthetic is upgraded.

The same applies for basic shower enclosures. These can be purchased and installed on even the lowest of budgets, and then spruced up with the addition of shower body jets, power shower units and beautiful shower valves which control the temperature. Digital showers can be adjusted at the touch of a button, whilst some of the shower towers that are available come with a huge variety of settings and showerheads. Those using the shower will be so preoccupied with the high standard of the fittings, the body jets, the waterfall showerheads or the remote controlled shower option that they will not have a moment to notice that the shower cubicle they are standing in was from the lower end of the price range. 

The entire room can be given a luxurious boost with the addition of the humble heated vertical towel rails, which are now available in a variety of modern styles and designs. Their sleek, shiny finishes are the perfect addition to a luxury bathroom and draw attention away from a budget bathroom suite. A chrome heated rail will look expensive thanks to the sheen of the metal giving the impression that a huge investment has been made in the room in general when in reality, the viewer is tricked into an idea of indulgence with the clever use of one simple accessory.

A premium vanity unit with a mirror and a touch of flattering lighting can make a bathroom appear much more expensive than it was to install, and additions such as illuminated bathroom cabinets, chrome robe hooks and frosted glass soap dispensers can all provide the finishing touch to a five-star suite at pocket money prices.

The key to accessorising is knowing when to save and when to splurge. Figuring this out is often harder than choosing the fixtues and fittings themselves. A good rule of thumb is to look at the one big item that you’d really like to purchase, such as a spa bath and then look at the lower end of the scale. Consider one or two covetable accessories such as a beautiful mixer tap or a statement shower enclosure to go with a more modest shower unit and add up whether the savings made are worth compromising on an all-out blowout. Very often the answer will be yes as the accessories will help to create the look and feel of the dream bathroom without the hassle of a bank loan.

Please direct press queries to Rebecca Appleton at Dakota Digital. Email Rebecca@dakotadigital.co.uk or Tel: 01623 428996.

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