Probably the first step when thinking about a new bathroom project is to agree what it needs to achieve. It probably sounds a rather functional question, but the bathroom is often the unforgotten work horse of the house that has to service not only family members but visitors and guests as well.

So, what are the priorities for the bathroom?  Is it a hard-working family bathroom, a sanctuary for an adult only household or a guest en-suite that has infrequent use?

The list of specifications and fittings required will vary greatly depending on the answer to this fundamental question.

Just as important is what sort of space you want your bathroom to deliver as this will affect the choice of fixtures and fittings as well as the colour and layout of tiles and flooring.