Bathroom / June 5, 2018 / Leah Venegas.
Vanity units, which are essentially bathroom cabinets that sit around the base of a sink, are one of the most common types of built-in furniture. You can have one that covers the sink pedestal or, to make even more use of the space, consider having a 'floating' basin that sits on top of a unit or is embedded into it.
That's why we've asked bathroom owners to rate not only the bathroom brand they bought their suite from (toilet, sink and bath) but their bathroom furniture, too. Below, you can find out what customers thought of B&Q, Bathstore, Plumb Center, Wickes, Victoria Plum and Ikea bathroom furniture when pitched against online bathroom suppliers and independents.
If most of the walls are tiled but some surfaces are painted, simply changing the colour of the paint can achieve a whole new look. And because of the relatively small amount of wall you have to paint, it will take less time and money than redecorating an untiled room. Do make sure you buy paint that’s suitable for bathrooms though – ideally, you want to go for an anti-mould, gloss paint.
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.