Bathrooms: the ultimate guide to planning, designing and furnishing your bathroom

Starting to plan, design, decorate and furnish a new bathroom? This ultimate guide to bathrooms has all the advice and info needed to take you from start to finish as you transform your room

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So, you've planned your bathroom, you've nailed the look you want to create, and you're ready to shop and get the work started. We've got a bit more shopping inspiration to throw your way (at the best prices) and, below, a few handy guides to get you started if you're DIYing your bathroom revamp.  

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The best bathroom buys

We've shopped around for the best of the best when it comes to bathroom buys. Read our buyer's guides and click for the best deals. 

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The best traditional freestanding baths
Looking for a rolltop bath to create an authentic period look in your new bathroom? We've rounded up our favourite finds – and looks – to help you buy.

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The best statement contemporary freestanding baths
Looking for a more contemporary appeal for your bathroom? A modern statement freestanding bath is best. These are sure-fire winners – browse our pick of the best.

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The best shower heads for low water pressure
Looking for a shower head that will give you good flow even if your home's water pressure is low? Use our guide to find the best buys.

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The best shower heads for high water pressure
Yup, you've guessed it, we've found shower heads for homes with high water pressure, too. Get shopping here.

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The best paint for bathrooms
Looking to give your bathroom a smart finish with white paint? Or perhaps you want to add colour with a brighter shade? We've found the best paints for bathrooms.

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Tips for choosing the best tile grout and adhesive
Plain and simple or coloured or sparkly? Ready mixed or ready to mix? Which should you choose for your bathroom renovation? Find out in our guide.

The best bathroom taps
Fab choices for your bathroom taps – from simple pillar designs to modern waterfall designs. We take you through the latest, best choices. 

The best radiators
We've found the best radiators for every room in the house, not just the bathroom. All styles, all fuel types, all finishes. Start your search here.

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The best bathroom mirrors
A bathroom mirror is often the focal point of the room, so make sure you choose one that's up to the job (style-wise). We've found the best.

The best bath mats
An after-thought maybe, but an absolute must-have – and it's likely to always be on display. So, pick the right bath mat to set the tone in your new bathroom.

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The best bathroom towels
A much-needed touch of colour and texture in the bathroom is usually introduced in brand new bathroom towels. Here's our pick of the finest.

The best bathroom scales
Want to keep an eye on your weight? You'll need to kit yourself out with bathroom scales – the latest can do more than just weigh you, don't you know...

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The best towel storage
Need clever storage for bathroom towels in particular? From built-in solutions to easy ready-made buys, these towel storage ideas will keep your room neat.

Bathroom how-tos

It's more than likely, if you're on a budget or have a small bathroom or simply love a spot of DIY that you'll be taking on some of the work yourself. Is so, you'll need to have some know-how. Use our guides below to make a start.

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How to tile a wall
Find out how to tile your bathroom walls. It's a simple DIY skill you can learn quickly and it will save you lots of money – that you can spend elsewhere.

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How to tile a floor
Tiling a floor is a little trickier than tiling a wall, but still well within the capabilities of a DIYer. We talk you through the job from start to finish.

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How to paint floorboards
Want a laid back look or a budget bathroom floor? Find out how to take floorboards from plain to stylish with this advice and inspiration for painting them.

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How to reduce condensation
If your bathroom is poorly heated or ventilated, it's likely to suffer from condensation. We tell you how to avoid it and get rid of it.

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Need more help with your new bathroom? Don't miss our real home transformations – real houses owned by real people who have transformed their houses and are ready to inspire you with their tales. There's tons of inspiration, too.

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