Bathroom refurbishment; Floors & flooring

If you’re not sure who your ideal tenant is, then look to the local area and consider the demand

time, but for families with young children, this could be a necessity. On the other hand, accessibility is often an important factor for local

authorities and elderly, so grab bars and full showers could be something to think about. If you’re not sure who your ideal tenant is, then look to the local area and

consider the demand. If your property is a one-bedroom apartment in a city centre, the likelihood is that you want to attract young professionals. Whereas a three-bedroom semi-detached, close to a village, is more likely to be demanded by families. Sometimes, talking to an experienced estate agent will give you the best idea of your target client. Once you know your audience, you can really start to plan what features this

typical client would require from their bathroom. And if you get things right, it might even mean that you’re able to charge more rent per month — after all, the bathroom is a place where we spend a lot of our time, and it’s one of the main rooms that will help a potential tenant make their decision. Then, once they’ve moved in, it’s important to look after and maintain the

products that you’ve invested in. By carrying out regular — preferably annual — property checks, you can ensure that your tenant is looking after their bathroom, and if they report any damaged or faulty items, it’s important that you rectify it sooner rather than later. That way, you’re not only keeping your client happy, but are safeguarding your

property for the future, too. Neil Bell is head of retail at Easy Bathrooms

Take an inclusive approach

Closomat is at the forefront of aesthetic solutions for private and social housing. It has already developed more contemporary styling for the biggest selling range of shower toilets- Vita- and is now working on the next generation. The Palma Vita, the toilet itself can be fitted with accessories to accommodate user needs as they change with time. That flexibility adds value too. Closomat’s Vita range encompasses floor mounted, wall hung and height adjustable variants. The shower toilets are complimented by contemporary fixed or height adjustable washbasins, shower seats, plus body driers, toilet lifters, ceiling track hoists, and adult sized height adjustable Changing benches.

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Polyflor helps create modern apartments

Luxury vinyl sheet flooring and Polysafe safety flooring from Polyflor, was recently installed throughout apartments on the Belle View social housing development, Stow Park Avenue, Newport. Approximately 1400m² of Designatex PUR sheet vinyl flooring, Polysafe Wood fx PUR and Polysafe Arena PUR safety flooring was installed during the interior fit out phase by Evabuild Interiors Ltd, under main contractor Willis Construction. The Platinum Oak grey wood effect design from Polyflor’s Designatex collection of luxury vinyl sheet flooring for residential interiors was used throughout bedroom, living room and kitchen areas in each apartment.

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