Bathroom design: Expert advice on getting it right

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Good bathroom design can transform even the smallest of rooms (Image credit: BC Designs/Darren Chung)

Bathroom design is about more than just figuring out if you would prefer a shower or bath. Get it right and you'll have a sanctuary like space you can retreat to. Fail to organise the fundamental elements well and you could end up with a stark and sterile room you can't bear to bathe in.

But when there's lots of decisions to make, from layout to lighting, choosing taps and tiles and wondering which colour you would prefer, how do you get your bathroom design right?

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Barrie Cutchie

Barrie Cutchie founded British bathroom brand, BC Designs in 1999. An award-winning designer who has been at the forefront of bathroom design for over 30 years makes him an expert on getting your bathroom design right.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.

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