Renovating a bathroom can be a costly business. By the time you’ve chosen everything and had it installed, your bank balance might never be the same again. That’s why you NEED to make sure that your choices are the right ones. The last thing you really need is to finally finish, only to think, ‘I’m not sure about x’. Take it from someone who knows, it’s pretty devastating *weeps. 

But in all seriousness, how can you really stop that from happening? I’ll tell you how, now! You need to be able to see your chosen products in real settings. Trust me, once you see it in a physical environment, you’ll know instantly if it’s for your wish list, or your bin list. See what I mean?

Before and after with Pinterest

Blindly choosing products without this visual reference is a brave move, and for some people it can pay off, but the question is, do you really want to take that risk? I didn’t think so.

Pinterest is a haven for many these days. It’s a place to go to find inspiration for your new project and can really help you to decide what you like and what you don’t. It’s invaluable to be able to visualise products in a similar setting to your own design plans and can help banish that ‘uh-oh’ moment completely.

Some of you might be thinking, what is Pinterest? Well, in a nutshell, it’s a social media platform that is image driven to allow users to share and save ideas, from organisational tips to bathroom design. Anyone can use Pinterest and it’s free, all you need is a computer or a smart phone to be able to access it. You can sign up via your Facebook account (if you have one) or using an email address if you don’t. Ideally, you should seriously consider signing up for an account if you haven’t already. Why? It will help you research your ideas properly, and will make the whole decision process easier, no matter what the room or project might be.

Metropole centre tap bath with jets

You might not know, but Wholesale Domestic have a Pinterest account for this very reason. We feel that it’s vital to be able to show customers our products in real settings to help them feel confident about their choices. Our account is a world of inspiration, and will show you what that bath, shower, tap or even tile really looks like in an actual bathroom. Alternatively, you could start your own inspiration board of ideas you like to help you build your own concept before you visit us. It’s easy and has helped so many of customers find the right bathroom for their needs and design preferences.

Don’t gamble with a purchase this big (you know it’s unlikely to end well), check out our account today for instant help and ideas!

For those of you interested where my wisdom on this topic came from….

When I first moved in to my house I ordered a new bathroom without really researching it properly. Once I paid for it to be installed, I realised that I really hated the tiles and the bath, but it was too late. A mere 2 years later, I paid to have it redone because I hated it so much. 

It’s not all doom and gloom, this story does have a happy ending. Even though my bank balance was outraged at my second bathroom purchase, I still love my new bathroom. It was a hard lesson to learn, but it’s one that I won’t repeat, that’s for sure!

My advice to you: research it properly and make sure you’re 100% happy before you book an installer.