Consider upgrading the standard bathtub if you would like something that holds more water, has a different shape or provides the more luxurious look of a freestanding tub. Most builders will have many bathtub upgrade options; ask your new home sales consultant about upgrade options and pricing.
Upgrading your ensuite and/or bathrooms to include floor to ceiling tiles will give them a more elegant, upmarket appearance. This upgrade is also a practical choice as it will make your bathrooms more durable and easier to clean. Floor to ceiling tiles are usually an expensive upgrade; the cost will depend on the size and category of tile you choose.
After walking onto heated tiled floors on a cold winter morning, you will not regret adding this upgrade to your new home. Most systems will have a control screen to help you schedule operational times, saving on running costs. Under tile floor heating acts as an additional heating source in the bathroom and also assists with drying wet floors, helping to reduce mould build-up.
Upgrading your shower screen can give your bathroom or ensuite a more luxurious and modern look and feel. Shower screens can be configured differently depending on the layout of your bathroom and the frame type you choose.
Common shower screen frame types are:
- Framed: framed glass and internal edges
- Semi-framed: framed around the external perimeter with a frameless door
- Semi-frameless: framed around the external perimeter with frameless internal edges
- Frameless: All glass edges with no visible frame
Towel rails and toilet roll holders may require additional noggins to be installed during the framing stage. If you plan to place these items in a different position to the standard location, ensure these changes are noted on the elevation drawings as moving them after construction can be difficult.