No matter the size, there are always a lot of choices to be made during the process of renovating a bathroom. One of the biggest challenges can be deciding on fitting a bath, shower or finding the best way to combine the two. Here are some of the pros and cons for each option.


The freestanding bath is an iconic design choice and a true statement piece. When paired with a floor-mounted bath spout, it creates a luxurious aesthetic, an increasingly popular look as people are spending more time in their bathrooms for relaxing ‘me time’. 

Freestanding baths aren’t just pleasing on the eye, they are often easier to install and allow you to be more creative with the positioning, for example, in front of a window or even in the bedroom.


If you have space for more than just a shower cubicle and you do not have a bath in another room, then why not consider incorporating a shower over a bath. This option can still provide you with a sumptuous space to relax and unwind, while being practical at the same time. Think carefully before removing a bath altogether as this can sometimes have a negative impact when it comes to selling a property.

Shower curtains are a more affordable option but can be difficult to keep clean, they also reduce the appearance of light in a room, making it feel smaller. Opting for a more visually appealing shower screen can help make the room feel larger and has the added benefit of being easier to keep clean.


If you have limited space, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to restrict your style choices, in fact you can be more creative, especially with lighting. For instance adding discrete lighting to alcoves can add depth, intrigue and a sense of space.

With more ways than ever to make a small bathroom stand out, from coloured brassware, to textured tiles or playful colour palettes creating a bijoux space has never been so interesting. You could try pairing our Knurled X Fusion brassware with marble tiles to instantly create a dramatic and glamorous look even in a compact room.


You can create a spa-like experience if you opt for a walk-in shower or wet room instead of a bathtub. By installing multiple outlets, such as a ceiling-mounted showerhead and a wall-mounted fixture you can really elevate your showering experience. 

A concealed thermostatic valve will offer a minimalist aesthetic, whilst a frameless glass enclosure will allow the shower to flow seamlessly with the rest of the bathroom.


If you have space, double showers are proving to be as popular as twin basin installations to allow freedom and flexibility in the modern home and help to avoid delays in the morning when getting ready for work.​​​​​​​

Whilst showering has become our preferred bathing choice, an indulgent and relaxing bath is fast becoming a great way to unwind. Because of this, bathrooms are becoming an extension of the living space in the modern home. Size and budget constraints don’t mean you have to choose one or the other, you really can select what works for your way of living and your home.