Renovating your home is often an epic job and between all the wallpaper stripping, floor board laying and rewiring it can be easy to neglect the smallest room in the house.
After all, to spruce up your bathroom all you need is a splash of white paint and a couple of new bathroom taps, right? Well, no actually. What many people don't realise is that although your bathroom may be small it is one of the most used rooms of your home and one that visitors are almost certain to use at some point.
Therefore, when carrying out a revamp of your home, it's really worth paying your bathroom bit of attention. And, according to Adrienne Chinn, director of Adriennechinn.co.uk, not only will a well-designed bathroom look great in your home, it could also add pounds to the value of your property.
"People are definitely spending money on bathrooms," she says. "When the economy slows down and the housing market becomes sluggish, people look to updating their kitchens and bathrooms for their own comfort and to, in the long term, add value to their property."
No longer can homeowners get away with a simple white interior that serves for practicality and nothing more, as bathroom design now demands more of a spark.
But this doesn't mean you have to rush out and invest in tons of expensive gadgets or start painting intricate murals onto your wall, as often simple additions such as a chrome towel radiator or some interesting tiles are all it takes to make your bathroom look chic and up to date.
"'m seeing a big move to patterned tiles for walls and floors, everything from 1960s geometric designs to decorative Moroccan tiles," Adrienne adds.
"Interesting finishes like Moroccan tadelakt which can be used in showers and can be custom coloured are starting to find their way into contemporary design."