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Everyday DIY Bathroom Hacks

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Are you a complete novice when it comes to renovations and DIY?

Are you a complete novice when it comes to renovations and DIY? Are you trying to decide whether to use wall panels? Let’s take you through a simple and easy guide to using wall panels in your home. 

We’ve put together three essential tips and tricks for a wall panel beginner. Enjoy!

Maybe you’re searching for your dream bathroom, or perhaps you’re a keen DIYer eager for the next task. Or perhaps both? The world of wall and shower panels may have the solution you’ve been looking for.

I know what you’re thinking, the world of bathroom panels? Surely there’s not much to it? But I assure you, and as you may know, once you begin exploring the option of bathroom panels full of different colours, effects, and sizes of plastic.

When the time comes to renovate your bathroom sometimes we just need a nudge of inspiration. So let’s break it all down, here are some simple and easy tips and tricks for us folk just entering the world of wall panels.

We learn something new every day, and in that spirit, we hope we can offer some easy guidance to sooth your bathroom woes. 

Wall Panels

The Good and Bad

Panels naturally add a polished finish that gives your bathroom an undeniable chic and stylish feel. More importantly you can utilise the panels in your own unique way so you can create your own bespoke bathroom. Wall panels are versatile and can be custom cut to fit your space with little effort.

The Good:

Panels are significantly cheaper compared to other bathroom materials such as tiles. They hardwearing and require minimal upkeep making them extremely cost effective.

What makes these panels stand out is, no more grout! When it comes to tiles and bathrooms, households are plagued with grout and the battle of keeping it at bay. Bathroom panels eliminate this problem with their tongue and groove application system.

Bathroom panels will also protect your walls from condensation while also providing insulation for your home. Let’s explain that quickly…

Panels are layered acrylic sheets that come in a range of different thicknesses from 5mm, 8mm, and 10mm that all have small shafts in between the layers.

In a home, when there is a difference in temperature heat will flow from warm areas to adjacent cooler areas. So heat flows freely between the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home. 

So when panels are installed on the wall, floor or ceiling of your bathroom the shafts in the panel slow down the conductive heat flow and act as a barrier that retains the heat in the space.

Wall panels are also perfect for families. They are an easily wipeable surface and are completely waterproof, which makes them an ideal material for walls that frequently get wet such as bathrooms and wet rooms – and perfect for bath time antics.

Want a speedy and straightforward installation process?

Let’s introduce you to your perfect match, wall panels. They make for an ideal DIY activity – no fuss, no stress! All you will need is some adhesive or nails, and screws to lock them in place. However, we do recommend seeking advice from us or your contractor on how apply panels correctly if this is your first time using wall panels. For more helpful tips check out our blog post on maintaining wall panels, we cover topics such as fixing, cleaning and removing panels.

The bad:

Once you go panel you never go back.

Many bathroom designs feature a tile border acting as a splashback from appliances such as taps and showers. These borders only cover up to half the wall – if this your ideal design then panels aren’t for you.

One of the main features of panels is that they can be custom-cut to fit your bathroom dimensions (so they must be mounted to the full height of your walls). This feature is convenient and one of the reasons why bathroom panels are so popular but it can be a downfall for a lot of people.

So make sure you consider all your options!

The World of Wall Panels

Compared to other materials, such as tiles, bathroom panels do not come with your usual selection of patterns and textures.

However, the range of panels available opens up a new world of possibilities that you might not have considered. To name a few, there are Sparkle, Marble, Wood, Stone, and Brick effect panels in a variety of colours and sizes that suit any bathroom dimension. Giving you a perfect alternative to often expensive materials such as tiles. 

These panels offer a more sustainable and cost-effective bathroom renovation while giving you as the buyer complete creative control to bring your ideal bathroom to life. Add a splash of marble to give your bathroom a luxurious lift, or a hint of sparkle to brighten up a small space. The choice is yours!

Be Prepared

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Most importantly when it comes to re-creating your bathroom and the use of bathroom panels make sure you explore all your options and find what style suits your needs. We are more than happy to help fulfil your bathroom aspirations.

How do you get prepared?

Measure the dimensions of your bathroom – this will give you, and your contractor a better understanding of your requirements and how to best utilise bathroom panels.

Make sure you know what thickness you will need. You may have a few questions about this – don’t hesitate to contact us with your queries and questions, it’s what we do!

Hopefully, you now have a clearer understanding of bathroom panels, why you should use them and what to look out for on your journey to your dream bathroom.

If you have any more unanswered questions…

Please don’t hesitate to contact us!