Where do you start when renovating a bathroom? | Tile Warehouse
Where do you start when renovating a bathroom?

A bathroom makeover is an easy way to modernise and add serious value to your home and to put luxury into life! But like any renovation, knowing where to start is not always easy. 

During your planning process, start by thinking about the design and style you want to achieve and an end design that excites you. For research, we recommend you start with our Gallery pages or Pinterest is also a good option. Other sources of great inspiration are Interior design and housing company websites. These often offer ideas, design layouts, and solutions you may not have thought of.

We have some great case studies on interior design projects and showhomes that you may find helpful also; CLICK HERE to view >>>

There are choices to make when renovating and for bathrooms, product selections must be made for Walls, Floors, vanities, showers, taps, and bathware. It can be overwhelming so it's advisable to take time to narrow down items based on your chosen design and colour scheme. We recommend visiting Tile Warehouse first up and selecting your tiles before selecting bathroom products. Because the largest spaces in a bathroom are the floors and walls, it makes sense to first select your tiles, then work the rest of the bathroom selections around the colour, pattern and texture, of your tiles.

HOT TIP! Tile Warehouse now offers Baths, Taps, and Stone-composite flooring - alongside the country's largest tile selection, you have everything you need for quality reno' or build, in one place! Visit us first and we'll take you through both design and selection, hassle-free.

To ensure you obtain a result you will be proud of, discuss your ideas with experts first. Visit one of our design-trained staff in stores for advice on fit-for-purpose tile options and assistance with selection. Alternatively, our Visualiser is a helpful tool if you prefer to research from the comfort of your own home.

HOT TIP! Your end design should work hand in hand with functionality so consider who will use the bathroom and how to consider an eventual resale of the house and also take a moment to think how the bathroom design will fit in with the rest of the house.

Getting started on decisions;

  • Utilities: Locate where the electrical wiring and plumbing pipes are and ensure accurate measurements are taken for each of these so you don’t end up needing expensive repairs.
  • Colour scheme: This can be decided before, during, or after if you chose to take samples home, your visit to our stores. Some people have a firm idea of design and color scheme they want but many, do not. Settling on colours and making the final tile selection can be daunting and it's our job to help make the design and selection process, easy. 
  • New fixtures: You'll need to decide whether or not to replace or remodel all bathware such as your shower, bath and taps. 
  • Storage spaces: Have a think about storage - how much you need and where you would prefer to store your towels and toiletries. Cabinets, shelving, and storage solutions need to be functional and accommodate all your personal items whilst ensuring everything is easily reachable. They must fit into the available space and be installed clear of doors and tapware.


Shower recesses are becoming more popular as a stylish place to store personal items because they are easy to maintain, clean, and practical. A qualified tiler can build a recess into your renovation design - lists of recommended tilers in your location are available from our store staff.

Renovation preparation will usually consist of demolition and removal of old fixtures and finishings, the installation of wall and floor base products then comes tiling of floors and walls. Once this is completed, all-new fixtures are built-in and plumbing connected. 

Fully tiled walls, floor to ceiling using large-format tile is trending. Larger tiles are coveted largely because of the replication of natural stone and the beauty achieved in large stone and tile modules. Larger tile formats in any size room give an aesthetically pleasing, uncluttered look due to fewer grout lines.

Patterned tiles can provide an original look and design. If you’ve chosen an amazing wall tile, balance out other surfaces with a neutral tile, a white Carrara or a Calacatta porcelain tile.

Whether it be a new build or renovation, at Tile Warehouse we have the best design range in the country to add an original design to bathrooms. Plus we offer Baths, Taps and stone-composite flooring.

CLICK HERE to view the latest ranges from Europe and around the world.


If you’re still stuck for inspiration, use our Visualiser to help you design the ultimate space for your home. Change out tile sizes, shapes, colours, and even the grout colour to help make the decision process so much easier. Select from a selection of bathroom design options or load a photo of the bathroom space you're intending to renovate.

Our motto is to help make design and selection easy. We understand choosing tiles can be tricky but we’re here to help. Our staff are design trained, passionate about tiles, and available to discuss your project and assist you however you need.

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