Bathroom / May 6, 2018 / Esmeralda Grayson.
When doing a home renovation, snags are often inevitable. But you can help to avoid tricky issues if you know what the most common ones are. We asked the same 3,982 Which? members whether they came up against any problems when they updated their bathroom and, if they did, what they were. 51% experienced an issue of some kind, and of those, the most common problem areas were: toilet 28%, shower cubicle 25%, taps 19%, sink 12%, bath 9%, flooring 7%, tiles 5%, vanity unit around sink 5%, wall cabinets/units 4%, built-in cabinets/units 2%, combined vanity unity around sink and toilet 1%, freestanding cabinets/units 1%, vanity unit around toilet 1%.
This year, we asked customers about the durability of their bathroom suite and its different components - bath, shower cubicle, sink and toilet. Only three big brands were rated as 'good' (four stars) for durability overall. All the rest got three stars. The results for individual components saw star ratings ranging from three to five stars.
Vanity units, depending on their size, can include various storage options. Think again about the questions above and what you'll be storing – would you want shelves inside the cabinets for pull-out baskets, or even drawers, for example?. Also think about what you'll need to make space for, such as a loo-roll holder and the storage of toilet paper, as some vanity units include space for these items.
If you're interested in getting an installer in, visit our page on bathroom installation to find out how people rated Bathstore, B&Q and Wickes' bathroom fitting services. You can also visit Which? Trusted Traders to find a recommended trader in your area that has been through our rigorous checks.