Where to splash the cash? We asked the experts

Let's face when refurbishing your bathroom you get out what you put in and going for the luxury look is never cheap but investing in some key pieces in your bathroom can elevate the whole space. But there’s no denying that to create a luxury look, money will have to be spent  - the question is, ‘Where is this best spent?’ For example, do you create a focus around a beautiful rolltop bath? Do you splurge on gorgeous taps, whose smooth engineering will delight you every time you use them? Or do you spend your money on show-stopping tiles?

There’s no right answer to this as personal tastes always dictate what you can't live without. So we've asked the experts to find out what they think are the most important bathroom features to really double down on to achieve the luxury look.

Here's what they had to say:

Gina Gianco

Gina Gianco

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It only takes a few hero items in a space to create the feeling of luxury and this is certainly true in bathrooms.
While high-end luxury comes at a cost, the illusion of luxury can be more attainable than we may think.

So where to splash the cash?
Tapware! It’s a clear giveaway. By spending a little more here on pieces with a designer look or more modern finish (such as matte black or brushed metal), you can elevate your bathroom to the next level.

Lighting. Avoid just using ceiling lights if you can – wall sconces either side of a vanity mirror, or a statement pendant light above the bath don’t cost a fortune but clearly signal luxury.

Hardware. Sometimes the devil is in the details. The toilet roll holder, towel rail and other hardware are small details worth getting right.

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Tamsin Allen

Tamsin Allen

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I would always splash my cash on expensive taps. For example this bath mixer by St James Collection is a dream to look at and a dream to use. Imagine filling this bath with bubbles, lying back with a glass of wine and gazing upon this tap. Might sound a little strange (gazing at a tap), but it’s worth stopping to admire your investment once in a while.  
St James Collection Mixer - Three hole wall mounted bath filler with engraved concealing plateSt James Collection Mixer - Three hole wall mounted bath filler with engraved concealing plate

Linda Parker

Interiors Journalist
I’ve just discovered a service that is a bit of cash-splashing but is worth it because it gives me a luxury individual look for my bathroom – bath painting by BC Designs. The service is available on two of their bath designs – the Excelsior and Boat - and you can have pretty much any colour you want, from Farrow & Ball or Little Greene colours to 170 RAL colours or they can even scan a reference and create a colour just for you. It really is a luxury service but actually for quite a reasonable price and it means your bath can compliment, match or really stand out in the bathroom with a custom paint job.

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Avinash Doshi

Article by Avinash Doshi

At the helm of Foam & Bubbles, is the founder, Avinash Doshi. Previously the Finance Director of a leading online bathrooms company. Avinash’s ambition is to create a business that brings a unique experience to customers, showrooms and brands and refreshes the bathroom industry.



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