Choosing a Bathroom Designer

So, you’re going for a new bathroom design. You’ll be spending time choosing new furniture and décor for your bathroom, but perhaps given little thought to the people who will be carrying out the work. But it is an important choice, the wrong bathroom designer could result in shoddy workmanship and wasted investment.

That’s why choosing a bathroom designer is important, it takes time and research to find a bathroom designer that’s reliable, trustworthy and provides excellent work. We’re going to be providing a few tips on how you can choose the best bathroom designer for your project.

References and Qualifications

Always check experience, qualifications and ask to see references. You should also ask about a portfolio. A good bathroom designer should be able to provide one that shows a wide range of previous jobs so you can get a good idea of the kind of work he can do.

Recommendations and Word-of-Mouth

Ask family and friends whether they can recommend a designer. They may have used one they highly recommend, and if this is the case, ask a few questions, what were these people like to work with, did they communicate well, and how long did it take to complete the job.

They may have a website, check it out and also give them a call. Don’t always rely on the testimonials on their website, find out more from the designers themselves.

Is the team that work on your bathroom going to be easy to get along with?

Yes, your bathroom is going to have to last you a long time once it’s completed so you want to feel comfortable with the designer you finally decide to work with. It’s important you choose someone you feel will listen to what you want, and offer good advice when it’s needed. They should also be confident and experienced enough to be able to offer alternative, workable ideas if some of your own aren’t going to work. They should also be able to offer up to date information on developments throughout the whole process.

What does their service include?

You want to make sure you check what’s on offer. Are they offering project management services as part of the whole job? Is getting rid of the old bathroom furniture part of the project too, or do you have to sort out a skip for the old furniture once it’s been torn out? Also, do they clean up after themselves, or is this something you’ll have to do yourself too?

BAGNODESIGN Edinburgh - Sophisticated Bathroom Design

If you’re looking for a new bathroom and you need an expert bathroom design, you won’t find better than Bagno Design here in Edinburgh. We offer a great service as well as quality intuitive designs from a business that always places customers service first. Get in touch and have a look around our website for some inspirational bathroom design ideas. Some of our installations are pretty amazing, even though we say so ourselves, so do have a browse, and we have an impressive gallery of previous work for your perusal.

Bathroom Improvements You Need to Add

If you’re thinking of investing in a new bathroom design, then there are a few things you need to add in order to give your bathroom a coherent and stylish feel. Yes, the bathroom furniture itself is important, but there are other things you can add to improve things on both a practical and aesthetic level. You can finish off your bathroom with some subtle improvements which will improve the overall effect.

Invest in Storage Space

By improving the storage space in your bathroom, you’re creating more room in your bathroom, and lessening the clutter of beauty products lying around. If space is at a premium in your house, then investing in storage space is a great idea. You could buy a cupboard to go underneath your sink or a vanity unit to go above it. There’s so much you can keep inside your cupboard that it’ll free up much needed space everywhere else, giving your bathroom a more fresh and minimalist feel. You can choose whatever finish, colour, design or pattern you won’t for your storage cupboards, but you’ll obviously need to choose something that fits in with the overall décor of your bathroom suite.

Towel Rails

Towel rails perform two functions, comfort and practicality. Comfort is from the heat and warmth of a towel rail for when you come out of the shower, and rather than a radiator, having a towel rail provides heat without the extra inches. On a practicality level, your towel rail provides a place to dry your towels and face flannels, keeping them tidy and in good use, much better than the floor, and it keeps your bathroom neat and compact.


If your bathroom is on the small side, then a mirror can help give the illusion of space. However, a mirror in a larger bathroom is every bit as good so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have one.

Even if your bathroom is larger, you may suffer from insufficient natural light, so a large mirror will make a big difference. There’s plenty of choices to make when picking a bathroom mirror and you can either go with a classic design or a more contemporary one, it all depends on what will fit with your bathroom and your personal taste.

Some mirrors come with back lighting so this provides you with even more light for the room. Another idea is to place your mirror opposite a natural light source if you have one. The light will then bounce off and create the illusion of more space.

The Devil’s in the Detail

If you want to add some stand out features or a few things that give your bathroom that special unique feel, try a few added extras for your bathroom. You can make it really stylish adding unusual taps, accessories, such as small baskets or intricately detailed soap dishes that just add that final touch. If you like a modern, minimalist look in keeping with your bathroom design, why not choose black, white or chrome accessories, or any colour that fits in with the colour scheme that’s simple and modern.

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Expert Tips For Designing a Luxury Bathroom

We’ve come up with some expert tips for designing a luxury bathroom that we think will make all the hard work seem worthwhile, and make the job that much less complicated to arrange. Read on for some helpful guidance for creating that perfect luxury bathroom.

Find some inspiration

If you’re not sure what you want, then sit down and spend time looking through various interior design magazine websites online and in print that feature luxury bathrooms. Hopefully they’ll provide you with enough inspiration to start those ideas flowing. You don’t have to take all your ideas from one magazine, you can take a few from each and come up with your own unique designs.

Think about tiles and fixtures

Look at what you’ve seen in various online and print magazines and what you found the most appealing. Use these ideas to inspire your choices, you may prefer a classic or modern theme, make sure that files, taps and blinds (if you have a window) all conform to this. Or if you’re looking to be different, why not combine both modern and classic together to come up with something unique?

Your bath and sink

What type of bath are you going to go with? Do you prefer something more classical such as a free-standing bath, or would you prefer something more modern? Freestanding baths are popular for a luxury look and they can come in a variety of designs, shapes and colours. You could have claw feet or a plinth, most free-standing baths are reminiscent of the 19th century, so they’re ideal for a classic bathroom feel. If you fancy something that’s more modern and contemporary, then a polished inset bath might be more your style. They can be coloured to match the colour scheme and that’s what we’ll be looking at next.

Which colours are best?

If you’re trying to create the illusion of space, then whites and other neutral colours are good. If you want some glamour, then perhaps navy blues and charcoals are good and you can match them with brass or nickel fixtures and fittings. You’ll have to figure in the fixtures and fittings when you’re choosing a colour scheme, so it all comes together and works.

Do you have A Lot of Space or too little?

If space is at a premium and you need more, you could place lights strategically so the room looks bigger than it really is, and a mirror can also help with this. If on the other-hand you have more than enough room, then you can create a little more storage space for towels, place a chair or stool in there and make sure you have all the right accessories for creating the perfect ambience. A pile of luxury towels in matching colours, a bathrobe and scented colours all add to the mood.

BagnoDesign Edinburgh – Luxury Bathroom Specialists

Get in touch with us by giving us a call if you think you’d like to refurbish your existing bathroom. We’re a friendly and experienced team and we’re more than happy to talk through your ideas to help create the perfect luxury bathroom.