Why Good Bathroom Design Works for Wellbeing


Good bathroom design has a part to play in how we live in a pandemic. There is a logic to this: Covid-19 and lockdown have meant we’ve had to focus on the world immediately around us even more. What surrounds us matters, and if can affect our quality of life.

As experts in bathroom design and installation in Manchester, we believe in the power of good design to help our customers feel better, even in the most challenging of times.

Covid-19 and Home Improvement

Living through a health crisis has forced us to adapt how we live and see the world, but we shouldn’t lose sight of the physical things that can make a difference to our wellbeing.

Online sales of DIY and gardening tools increased massively during lockdown. There was a growth of nearly 50% compared to the same time in 2019.

With a population where many people couldn’t go out to work, attention turned to the home.

And even though strict, national lockdown has ended, the interest in home improvement shows no sign of slowing down, with more than half of UK residents prioritising plans to update their homes.

But why?

What are the Benefits?

There’s an obvious practical benefit, and that is time. More of us are having to spend more of it at home.

This either leaves us with more time to do the work ourselves, or more time to contemplate our surroundings and think about what we’d like to change.

According to the research, 23% of us are planning to redecorate our interiors.

But there’s more to it than time. There’s also the prospect of being in a position to change something and, in doing so, asserting some of our own control over our circumstances.

That’s a good feeling in a time where so much seem out of our control. And that’s also good for our general wellbeing.

Why Choose the Bathroom?

Often referred to as the smallest room in the house, the bathroom is far more significant than that suggests.

Bathrooms are no longer simply functional spaces. They’re also places of refuge, comfort and indulgence.

They’re where we go to get clean but also to feel better about ourselves.

A luxurious shower or a long, scented bath have huge therapeutic value, particularly when the world outside is full of stress and uncertainty.

And a new bathroom design is also a tangible gain. You can look around you and see the choices you’ve made to improve your surroundings.

According to research, 69% of UK adults report feeling worried about the effect Covid-19 is having on their life.

Transforming your bathroom might seem like strange way of confronting a very major issue, but often it’s the practical steps you take that can make the biggest differences in your life.

How to Get Your Perfect Bathroom Design?

Whether you’ve already got an idea, or if you’re looking for inspiration, we can help.

It’s not just about your fittings. The details can make a huge difference to your bathroom space.

We’ve got an eye for the details, including a wide selection of beautiful bathroom tiles that can transform your bathroom into a truly unique space.

For more information about our bespoke bathroom design and installation service in Manchester and the North West, please call us on 0161 794 0771, email info@alfredfraser.co.uk our complete our contact form.

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186 Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9LE

0161 794 0771 | info@alfredfraser.co.uk

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Sunday – by appointment

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