Many bathrooms typically comprise a matching WC, basin, and shower/bath, all separate to each other, with the WC cistern visible and the basin having a pedestal or being wall-hung. These days fitted bathroom furniture is a stylish and space saving alternative. Much like a fitted kitchen, bathroom furniture can incorporate a basin and a back to wall WC, plus cupboards and drawers to give a clean, modern look. As the WC cistern is concealed, the WC fits seamlessly with a countertop over it, which continues uninterrupted across the whole unit, giving welcome extra counter space.
Having a small bathroom or cloakroom does not exclude you from having fitted bathroom furniture, because, although the WC and basin are often combined into one unit, you can also opt for a separate WC unit with concealed cistern and a separate slimline basin unit which has been designed for the smallest room!
For the larger bathroom, you may have the space to include a dedicated tall storage cabinet, which can be floor standing or wall mounted. This can be used for the storage of towels, toiletries etc, or even in some cases for a laundry basket.
A selection of fitted bathroom furniture from Eco Bathrooms Space range: Daresbury, Matt, Dakar. Image, Grey Mist. Daresbury, Fjord. Tempo, Avola Brown Grey. Daresbury, Matt White. Many more options available.
Advantages of Fitted Bathroom Furniture
- Conceals ugly pipework.
- Provides storage cupboards, drawers and additional counter space, making the best possible use of available space. What would have been wasted space (eg. on top of a cistern, underneath a basin or between a WC/basin, or in a corner) can be utilised for essential storage.
- Creates a visually stunning bathroom, not only with matching sanitaryware but also with coordinated furniture in many colour choices and styles.
- Makes cleaning easier, since there’s no WC cistern, pipework or basin pedestal to clean behind.
Things to Consider
- How much storage you’ll need and which items you wish to store in the bathroom (eg. spare towels, toilet rolls, toiletries, cleaning products, etc).
- Your current and future needs, and budget, as well as the overall style you’re looking for (traditional vs. modern). Your desired colour scheme, preferred worktop colour/style, as well as tap choices.
- It’s recommended using a trusted plumber to fit your bathroom - especially for plumbing the WC, and fitting basins and wall-hung units - in order to avoid any mishaps and ensure a professional look. (Speak to our designers if you need recommendations.)
A selection of fitted bathroom furniture from Eco Bathrooms Style range: Image, Gloss Grey Mist. Daresbury, Matt Kashmir. Also, Apri, Matt Denim, from their Design range. Many more options available.
Before you Buy
- Measure your bathroom then draw a shape of it on a piece of paper, marking exactly where the door, window and soil pipe are located, plus anything else important which needs to remain.
- Visit a bathroom showroom to see bathroom furniture in person and the options available. Pick up bathroom and tap brochures whilst there to aid selection. Once you’ve decided on your chosen bathroom furniture, make an appointment to discuss your needs with a bathroom designer, remembering to take along your bathroom drawing.
- Ensure there’s nothing sticking out adjacent to your furniture doors/drawers which may prevent them from fully opening.
- Consider quality products to ensure the longevity of your bathroom. It may seem that buying cheap can save money, but will it stand the test of time?
We supply fitted bathroom furniture, taps and accessories from many of the leading brands, offering a wide range of options, colours and styles.
Call in at our Bordon or Alton showrooms to view a range of fitted bathroom furniture, and to pick up free brochures. Full disabled access is available at our Alton branch via a lift to the first floor.
A selection of fitted bathroom furniture and basin units on display at Bordon. Please ask for brochures as there are plenty more choices available!
You can also take a virtual tour of our Bordon showroom here without leaving home!
(Tip: To jump between kitchen & bathroom showrooms, select "Floor 1" or "Floor 2" from the toolbar at the foot of the tour screen.)
Information was correct at the time of compiling this blog but is subject to change. If in doubt please enquire at our bathroom showrooms at Bordon or Alton.