Bathroom & Kitchen Installation
Bathrooms and kitchens are the two rooms we are most called on to make changes to since our expectations of those areas have changed dramatically over the years. Where once they were both seen as small areas, tucked away and out of sight, they have become places we recognise that we spend time in, and quality time at that.
Most homes come with a bathroom, but that's it – just the one. Modern buyers expect two bathrooms for every three bedrooms – and that's just for a shared family house. Multiple occupancy buildings need more (see below). Sometimes there is a limited amount of space available for new bathrooms but we can get creative here. While it is normal to have a master bathroom you can offer convenience to other members of the family by separating out showers from sinks, and toilets from washing facilities so that a lot more washing facilities are spread around the house. We're also experts at creating large bathrooms with his and hers sink units, showers, and the king of bath tubs you want to spend time luxuriating in. Bathrooms have become a key spot to spend quality relaxation time in and we build the bathroom facilities that make that a reality for you.
Nothing beats the luxury and privacy of an en suite facility and few houses beyond a certain age were built with that in mind. Which means we find ourselves putting in doors and rearranging spaces so that you can enjoy the privilege of a full master bedroom with en suite master bathroom. Even where there isn't the possibility of a full en suite bathroom we can install shower units or vanity units – free standing or wall mounted – that offer the chance to freshen up without waiting for the bathroom to become free.
If your refurbishment project is a buy to let investment or you are looking at a multiple occupancy residence then there are certain government regulations when it comes to bathrooms. Regulations can vary from one council to another but the Health and Safety recommendation is one bathroom per four tenants. Experience shows that one per three is a better ratio as you don't want tenants rubbing up against each other the wrong way about the facilities. We will be happy to look at how your bathrooms stack up and whether toilet and washing facilities should be separated out from each other.
Modern kitchens are also living spaces as food preparation is now meant to be a shared pleasure and one that takes place in full view of the eating area. Which means that we are kept busy in kitchens expanding them, and installing islands and more spacious sweeps of surfaces both for preparation and to house the ever multiplying range of appliances that now inhabit kitchens. Kitchens often need more light than they were planned for, both artificial and natural and benefit from being combined with adjacent utility rooms.