Throughout history, bathrooms have always been seen as something luxurious, something to promote quality of life and something to aspire to. Notably, the Romans were massive fans of bathrooms and are responsible for many of the innovations in plumbing that are still in use today, such as central heating and basic sanitation.
We know from archaeologists that entire towns were created around the prime locations of the communal baths and we see evidence of this throughout Europe, from Pompeii to Bath.
The last hundred years have seen huge advancements in bathrooms and how they function for 21st century lives. Gone are the days of going out into the rain to use the toilet at the end of the garden; now we have innovative technology, wet rooms, and rainwater showers. Even the most simple bathroom can have elements of pure luxury, making it feel more like the bathroom from a 5* hotel than just the room at the top of the stairs.
Many housing experts agree that along with installing a brand new kitchen, upgrading or installing a new bathroom can not only make life nicer for you but can also add solid value to the price of your property. From investing in bathroom furniture to utilising professional plumbing services, you can’t go wrong with making your bathroom a priority for improvements.
This comprehensive guide to the different types of sanitary ware, the latest technologies and regulations will show you how to get started with creating your ultimate bathroom.