Your complete guide to renovating a bathroom successfully

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The task of renovating a bathroom is likely to be a job top of your hit list if you have taken on a period property or an older style home that hasn't been updated in the last decade or so — rarely was this a room given as much attention by our ancestors as it is today. 

These days we expect a great deal from our bathroom design. Not only do we want bathrooms to fulfil a number of practical roles, we also expect them to be calming, restful sanctuaries. A cold, poorly equipped bathroom starts and finishes your day on a bad note – while a beautifully kitted-out and decorated space has the power to help you feel refreshed or relaxed like no other room in the house. 

Adam Teal
Adam Teal

Adam is UK head of sales for Kaldewei, a German family company that specialises in bathroom solutions that combine modern luxury with sustainability. It has been running for more than 100 years and which is now in its fourth generation. 

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Richard Ticehurst

Richard is a brand expert passionate about design, quality and performance. His background in European manufacturing, projects and retail has led to him coming a product expert in everything related to designing and creating the perfect bathroom.

Michelle Guy

Michelle was Homebuilding & Renovating magazine's Deputy Editor. With an editorial career spanning more than 18 years, Michelle spent time working on educational magazines and websites until her career took an exciting turn into the world of homes and interiors. Working on sister titles Real Homes and Period Living, she then joined the Homebuilding team in November 2018. 

She’s just completed her second kitchen renovation project and bathroom renovation, armed with an ever-growing knowledge of homebuilding advice and design inspo (and a Pinterest board or two, of course).