Common Mistakes When Planning a Bathroom Design

You’re planning a new bathroom and you’re simply brimming with ideas. You’re very enthusiastic about the whole thing and you start choosing everything you think will make your bathroom look simply amazing. However, you may be making a lot of common mistakes which many people do when planning their bathroom design. So, before you go ahead and start making plans, let’s go over some of the common mistakes that you can avoid.

Incorrect Lighting

Lighting can be crucial in helping create the right ambience, and if you have a bathroom on the small side, lighting can make all the different. By spending a little more time on the lights, you’ll avoid making mistakes that make your bathroom seem even smaller, or dark and dingy rather than atmospheric and elegant.

Neglecting Storage

Again, often small bathrooms suffer from lack of storage and you can help make your bathroom seem roomier and less cluttered by investing in storage space. Small cupboards underneath a sink or on the wall can make a lot of difference. Shelves placed strategically where you can reach, but out of the way of tiny hands can remove clutter from the floor and surrounding bathroom furniture and provide more floor space.

Cheap Flooring

If you’ve invested in good quality bathroom furniture and you’ve gone for a certain look in keeping with your personal taste, then you don’t want to leave room for disappointment by discovering that you’ve chosen flooring which lets the side down. Cheap flooring alongside a classy bathroom suite could really spoil the look you were attempting to create. That’s not to say you should choose something at an exorbitant price, but don’t choose something that will have a negative impact on the overall look. Go for good quality flooring that matches both the colour scheme and compliments the style.

Slave to Fashion

It’s easy to get carried away when we look at all the latest trends on bathroom design. There’s so much going on, and each year there’s a new thing, a specific trend that dictates colour scheme and furnishings. But remember, you’re not going to be changing your bathroom from season to season, or from year to year. This is probably an investment that will last for the next 5 to 10 years. You want your bathroom to look pretty special but it doesn’t have to be full bang on trend. You’ll be the one that has to live with it for the next few years and once it goes out of fashion, you’ll have to live with a bathroom that’s no longer fashionable.

Don’t Go Over the Top With Trends

Choose a combination of personal taste, and a style that matches the house overall. If you live in a period house and the rest of your home reflects that, then you may want to choose a classic style for your bathroom. If your home is modern and minimalistic and you live in a younger building, then your bathroom can be a more contemporary affair. Whatever you decide, choose something that will still look fresh 10 years from now. You can still throw in some more modern accessories that are bang on trend that can be quickly removed once they’re no longer in vogue.

BAGNODESIGN – Bathroom Design Experts

When you come to choosing someone for your bathroom design we hope you choose us. Take a good look around our site, check out some of the work we’ve done and see the materials we work with. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary or classic bathroom, we can supply something that fits the bill. Get in touch and let’s talk about your new bathroom design!

4 Reasons to Renovate Your Bathroom This Year

This week we’ve come up with 4 reasons you should have a luxury bathroom renovation this year. We think we’ve provided some strong reasons for doing so, so read on and see if we can convince you of the benefits!

1 Increase the property value of your home

By renovating your bathroom you’ll potentially increase the value of your property. A nicely sized, well decorated and beautifully furnished bathroom is what could tip the balance if you’re trying to sell in the future.

2 Update and luxuriate

Create a space in your bathroom you want to spend time in. You can make it seem more luxurious without having to spend a fortune. By adding a few strategically placed accessories you can really make your bathroom feel special, turning your bathroom into the kind of place you want to spend time in rather than dread.

3 Energise your bathroom and save money

If you update the plumbing and technology in your bathroom you’ll make a tremendous difference to your energy costs in the long run, meaning you’ll save money as well as heat. Towel rails will help you control the amount of heat you have in your bathroom throughout the day and you can save much more than by having a full-on radiator in there.

4 Choose your bathroom carefully

If you’re going to be spending more time in a bath than in the shower, there’s no point fitting an all singing all dancing shower in there and vice versa. Choose items which you know you’re going to get the best out of and this should help improve your bathroom exponentially. There are also plenty of technological innovations you can add to your bathroom to make it more usable, it could be anything from improved media if you like to spend time keeping up with the news while you’re in the bath, or something more novel. Sleeker faucets perhaps with mproved shower components, so your shower is better and you use only the amount of water you need.

Baths can be freestanding and they don’t have to be made of the usual materials you’re associated with. In our range, we have a wide selection of both types of baths, straight and freestanding, rectangular and tub shaped. It could make all the difference.

We think we’ve provided you with some great reasons to invest in a new bathroom

So, there you have it, 4 major reasons why you should consider a bathroom renovation. In the long run, you could save on energy and water and this could have a major impact on utility bills. This means that whatever you spend on renovation you could get back in cheaper bills in the future, so it’s a worthwhile investment.

If you have any questions about what we’ve discussed today get in touch with us here at BAGNODESIGN Glasgow, we’ll be happy to help.

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Choosing the Right Materials For Your Luxury Bathroom

If you’re about to have a refurb of your bathroom and you’ve decided on a luxury one, then you’re thinking long and hard about how you’re going to set about doing this. You’ll be flicking through magazines perhaps, searching for ideas and inspiration. To turn your bathroom into a luxury bathroom is about the design of course, but it’s also about choosing the right materials.

Choose a luxury bathroom that speaks volumes for your personal taste

Bathrooms aren’t just functional areas to wash, they’re also places where you can relax and unwind after a busy day. Modern technology can be used to turn your bathroom into a place where you can listen to music or watch TV. With the right accessories, you can create the illusion of space, and with clever use of materials you can create an atmosphere of luxury and sumptuous opulence.

Think carefully about what it is you want

So, materials are crucial in the creation of a luxury bathroom, and choosing the right ones can be a trial and is probably the most difficult aspect of the entire job. Choose carefully and think it through, a luxury bathroom can be anything from modern and contemporary to classic with a 19th century feel, or even a combination of the two.

Flooring can be anything from ceramic tiles, laminated or stone, and you’ll find that the last two are better for a room that will have the most moisture, laminated floors don’t always fair well with humidity. Your choice of grout will be an important one, it must be able to repel water and stay intact for a while, so don’t buy cheap.

Cabinets that are solid or partial wood is the best material, not only does it give the feel of luxury it’s also the most resilient where there’s humidity. If storage is at a premium then create enough storage space in your bathroom to store essentials like towels, shower and bath gels and other bathroom necessities. If you want to create the illusion of space you may want to go with white and other neutral colours, if your bathroom is bigger, then you can use darker, bolder colours.

Fixtures. Your fixtures are down to your own personal taste. You may go for modern or classic, a free standing or inset bath. The materials you choose should always be durable and long lasting. Stainless steel, PVC or other plastics are great as they offer great strength and functionality.

Choose paint or wallpaper that’s resistant to mould and humidity. Tiles or panelling is another option, they can be wiped clean, but make sure you choose well as cheaper options may buckle over time.

Plan carefully before you start

Always make sure you plan everything in advance, that includes your budget, materials and colour schemes. You want the job to go as smoothly as possible with any hitches along the way. If you have all the materials you need and you’ve budgeted for everything, then you shouldn’t have any problems once the big day arrives when it all starts coming together.

Bagnodesign Glasgow – for all your luxury bathroom requirements

If you’d like us to design, build and help create your luxury bathroom, then get in touch with us here at Bagnodesign, where one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to help you.

Dream Bathroom Design Tips

Are you thinking of renovating and refurbishing your bathroom? If you are, then there a few things to consider first, and if you plan it carefully and think ahead to what it is you want, then it should come together a lot smoother. You’re going to have to live with your bathroom have it’s been renovated, so making sure you get it absolutely right is crucial.

Luxury Bathrooms in Different Wall Layouts

You’re limited to either a one, two or three wall layouts in a bathroom, with one wall the shower, toilet and sink are all lined up together, with a two-wall design the sink and toilet go on one wall, and a bathtub and shower go on the other. The three wall layout is slightly more complicated but more versatile, however, it is more expensive. You’d need a reliable and certified bathroom designer to come up with this type of design.

Think about what type of sink you want in terms of practicality and design. You can choose from under mount sinks tho self-rimming or perimeter lip sink design.

Bathroom Lighting For the Perfect Ambience

The lighting is critical in the bathroom, it can give a sense of being bigger than it really is, wall-mount lights can help with this, with lights above and around the mirror area. Ceiling mounted lighting fixtures are a great idea and accent lights can highlight a subtle feature in the bathroom beautifully.

A Bathtub to Relax In

Your bath is naturally going to be the focal point of your bathroom and it can create even more of an impact if you choose the right one. Choose from either freestanding with those gorgeous claws, ball feet or a pedestal based one. If you have a platform bathtub which is a popular type of bath in most homes, you can always cover it in material such as marble, limestone or tile, or even wood panels.

The Perfect Shower

Make your showers more interesting with a variety of different spray heads such as a rain showerhead that’s ceiling mounted or a crisscross pattern, and you can also have a hand held shower heads to help with washing off the soap, washing your hair or even just to rinse off the shower area.

Cabinets & Cupboards

Cabinets can be wall mounted or you can have them as a separate unit underneath your sink or as a free standing furniture piece, this will largely depend on how big your bathroom is and what you can fit in without it looking cluttered.

Bagno Design Glasgow – Luxury Bathroom Experts

If you’re looking to refurbish your bathroom, then Bagno is the right choice for all your bathroom furnishings. We are a team of qualified, trained and certified bathroom designers and we can help you choose what’s right for you and install it for you. Come in or get in touch so we can start planning your new bathroom.

Bathroom Design: What Type of Flooring is Best?

If you’re having your bathroom refurbished, then it’s likely you’re having new flooring installed too. When designing a high-end luxury bathroom you’ll want a floor that compliments it. But what type of flooring is best for your bathroom?

We’re going to be looking at some of the options you should consider, that way you can come to an informed decision. Naturally, you’ll want any flooring you choose to fall in line with your own personal taste and the colour scheme of your bathroom. At one time, a carpet would have been a really good choice for your bathroom, now, however, flooring is more practical, as well as being easy to clean and offering you far more choice in design, texture and pattern.


Easy to keep clean and is suitable to be used in conjunction with underfloor heating. Vinyl is the same, it’s practical, easy to clean and you can use it alongside underfloor heating, and there are plenty of choices regarding pattern, texture and colour. Yes, both vinyl and lino can be cold to the touch, especially first thing in the morning, but if you put a mat or a rug down, or invest in underfloor heating, then this shouldn’t be a problem.


There are many different styles, pattern and colour combinations you can choose from. Tiles are great if you’re aiming for a luxury bathroom design, as there are some beautiful designs out there. They can be a bit complicated when trying to lay them and if your DIY skills aren’t too great, then you may find that hiring a professional to do it is the only answer, unless you know someone. If you have slate tiles you’ll need to have them sealed on an annual basis so they stay waterproof, but you’ll find that this part of the job is easy to do and quick to finish.

Hardwood Flooring

This is really popular at the moment and is often used throughout the whole house. You can choose from laminate or solid wood, but keep in mind you’ll need it to be waterproof or it could warp and crack. It’s quite durable, however, so it is an ideal choice especially if you have a busy home.


Increasingly popular and as it's resistant to dust mites, so it’s a perfect choice for those suffering from allergies. You’ll need to use surface sealing if you use it in the bathroom, but it’s cheaper than hardwood and it works perfectly well with underfloor heating. A nice soft floor is a real bonus when you get up first thing and you’ll get exactly that with bamboo, for a luxury bathroom feel.

Bagno Design Glasgow – Luxury Bathroom Design

If you need any further advice on getting that luxury bathroom designed and installed and you’re still unsure about which flooring to choose then please get in touch. Our team of experts are always happy to provide advice and answer any questions you may have.

Ensuite Bathroom Design Tips

We’re going to be looking at ensuite bathroom design tips and how you can make them work for you. Read on and find out how you can make your ensuite bathroom a stand out feature.


To maximise the use of the space you can install tall units on the walls, or drawers at the end of your bath. A mirror cabinet rather than just a mirror on the wall also makes a good use of space and is handy for all the bits and pieces that are often strewn across the bathroom.


You can use colour cleverly to bring out the best in your ensuite bathroom. Try to maximise space by using neutral colours if you want to make it seem bigger, and darker colours only if you want to make a statement and size is not an issue.


Lighting is very important, the way in which you use lighting can have an impact on how big or small your bathroom looks and feels. Lighting also affects the ambience of a room, so if you want a particular mood, then lights are the way to go. If you’re short on natural light, then provide extra with soft lighting. Multiple lights strategically placed around the walls and ceiling will create a better ambience rather than one light, which could result in a stark, sterile feel.

Modify Your Heating System

Your heating can also be modified to suit a small ensuite bathroom by installing towel rails instead of using a radiator. Why not consider underfloor heating too, this is another way of getting rid of radiators altogether. Going to the bathroom in the morning will be a far more pleasant experience when you’re walking on a heated floor, and again you create extra space that would otherwise be taken up with a radiator.

Bagno Design – Luxury Ensuite Bathroom Specialists

If you’re thinking of having your ensuite bathroom renovated, restyled or even simply refurbished, then get in touch with our experts at Bagno Design Glasgow. We’re more than happy to help and we’ve got the expertise, training and experience to help create the perfect ensuite bathroom experience.