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How to choose a bathroom suite – Our top tips

Last updated on 24/05/2023

This can be a handful – here is how you can make it simpler.

Know your space

One of the most crucial things to understand about choosing a bathroom suite is that you will not get very far without knowing the dimensions of your bathroom. This is the first thing you must do before you even consider stepping foot into a showroom.

The size of your room will determine how you furnish it, whether you can accommodate certain bathroom items and where they will be situated within the confines of your room.

The depth, width and height of your space needs to be precise to establish the size of your potential furniture. This is rule number one when it comes to choosing a bathroom suite.

What is your budget

You may find it helpful to have a rough figure in mind or to set yourself a firm budget on how much you are willing to spend on your bathroom suite.

For example, if you have a higher budget then you will have a greater selection to choose from when it comes to choosing a shower, bath, or furniture. A lower budget will still enable variety, but you will have to consider refining what exactly are the essentials and what you may have to do without.

Furnishing a bathroom is not like your weekly shop or going on a spending spree in Belfast. It requires careful consideration and planning, and a realistic budget will help bring clarity to your decision-making process.

What is your plan

Once you have an idea of the space and layout and how much you have to spend, the next logical step is to consider how you want your suite to look.

Do you have a particular colour scheme in mind? How do you best match your new suite to the existing bathroom? Would you like to go for a muted colour scheme or perhaps something with lots of colour and vibrancy?

Here below are some ideas to give you an idea of what a bathroom suite can look like.


Traditional or Contemporary

Not only should you establish a colour scheme but also whether or not you want a traditional or contemporary look to your new bathroom suite.

There can be a link made to how much you have in your budget as typically traditional bathroom furniture costs more than its contemporary equivalent. It is important that your bathroom compliments the rest of your home.

So, if you have a modern, newly built house then a contemporary approach is recommended. On the other hand, if your home has character and charm, then a traditional suite would suffice.

With a multitude of bathroom suppliers, from Sonas to Roper Rhodes and Utopia to HIB, our dedicated bathroom team can advise you on all the above matters and more.


Picking a new bathroom suite can be a daunting task. It takes some careful consideration and planning, from knowing how much space you have to work with, to deciding on how you would like to furnish it and what the finished product will look like. These few tips can help turn your thoughts and ideas into the bathroom of your dreams.

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