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IDEAL STANDARD ‘Improve Don’t Move This Summer’ Say Top Designers Colin And Justin 

As many of the British public start making plans for the summer, top design duo Colin and Justin are encouraging us to start to tackle those outstanding home improvements that never seem to leave the ‘To Do’ list – starting with the bathroom, one of the most essential rooms in the home.

New research released today by Ideal Standard, a leading provider of design driven bathroom solutions, reveals how fewer than one in 10 people believe the bathroom is least likely to add value to the home. Four out of five homeowners revealed they had up to six home improvement jobs planned for their homes, with as many as a quarter of all these tasks having been on their to-do list for over two years. Over 50% of those surveyed said that the bathroom was the home improvement task that filled them with the most fear and uncertainty, which is the reason they opt to complete easier jobs such as buying new bedroom furniture or putting up shelves. In fact it should be top of the list according to Colin and Justin.

Britain’s best loved home improvement duo Colin and Justin, famed for their improvement to many people’s homes on ‘60 Minute Makeover’ and ‘Twenty Ways To Make Money On Your Property,’ advise that improving the bathroom can have a significant impact on the value of your home as well as on your quality of life.

Colin and Justin advise, ‘The bathroom is one of the main rooms in the house that potential buyers consider when buying a property, so keeping it updated is vital for increasing the chance of a sale. They want a bathroom that is clean, new and needs the least amount of work compared to other rooms which they want to improve themselves. Plus, a bathroom improves your quality of life by providing a peaceful, serene environment to relax in.’ Colin and Justin reassure people that there is no need to fear improving the bathroom. They recommend these top five tips:-

Colin and Justin’s Top Bathroom Tips

· For a dramatic impression, create a focal point for your bathroom such as a beautiful roll top or freestanding bath. If price or space is an issue, scale this down to a stunning countertop or vessel basin sitting on a vanity top. The Bath by Ideal Standard comes with trestle or wave legs to add instant glamour to any bathroom;

· Mirrors are a simple way of creating the illusion of space. Add surrounding lights to give a really polished look. Future buyers will instantly see their reflection in the mirror and be able to visualise themselves in your home. The Ideal Standard Simply U 1200mm mirror with lamps and digital display clock creates instant dressing room elegance;

· For smaller bathrooms, consider corner furniture to maximise space such as the Concept corner basin with furniture unit. Ideal Standard also offers the Space range, a comprehensive range of bathroom solutions specially designed for small bathrooms.

· To instantly update your bathroom, changing the taps can help create a modern feel. Ensure they match to give a coordinated look with taps such as the Ideal Standard Active, one of a wide collection of Ideal Standard’s taps and mixers available.

· If space is an issue and you want the luxury of a bath which is important for families, and the convenience of a shower, consider adding a shower bath which will give you the best of both worlds. Ideal Standard Space shower bath has a wide P shaped showering area with options of bath screen.

Justin and Colin added, “Ideal Standard offers a range of design and innovation-driven solutions to suit every budget. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house, a space to escape and relax. It should be the focal point of every home, creating enjoyment yet meeting the multiple needs of family life”.

Email: idealstandard@hillandknowlton.com


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