Welcome to TM Hughes & Son. We design and install bathrooms in Grays and the surrounding areas.
- Fully insured
- Free no-obligation surveys & quotes
- All types of bathrooms are designed and fitted for all budgets
Why Choose TM Hughes & Son
Choosing TM Hughes & Son to install your new Bathroom provides various benefits.
Here’s why you should consider us:
Experience & Expertise
Over the years, our team have accumulated years of experience in fitting bathrooms and has encountered and overcome numerous challenges, enabling us to fit any Bathroom in any space.
We have a solid reputation in the area with many satisfied customers.
We provide an end-to-end service, from consultation and design to installation and aftercare.
Our team has the tools, skills, and know-how to ensure the bathroom installation is completed within the agreed timeframe, minimising inconvenience to you and your family.
We have full public liability insurance protecting you and your property in case of accidents or damages during installation.
If issues arise during installation, unexpected plumbing challenges, structural anomalies, or design adjustments, our experienced team know how to deliver effective solutions quickly.
Value for Money
While our professional services come with a cost, the long-term benefits of a well-installed bathroom, fewer repairs, and a boost in property value outweigh the initial investment.
We collaborate closely with you, ensuring the final design is tailored to your preferences and needs.
The initial survey is a crucial phase in the bathroom installation process. It sets the stage for the installation and ensures you and our installers are aligned. Here’s a breakdown of what’s typically involved:
Our bathroom installer will have a detailed discussion with you to understand your vision for your Bathroom, your preferences, specific tastes and needs to establish exactly what you want from your new Bathroom.
Our installer will take accurate measurements of your bathroom space and inspect the current plumbing and electrical setup, which can influence the design and installation process.
The installer will also check for any structural constraints that might affect the installation.
You may have design/materials already in mind. Otherwise, our installer can present examples of tiles, fixtures, and other materials.
We can also show you previous projects or examples of bathroom design to help establish what you want.
You are welcome to provide your materials and fixtures, or we can source them.
The materials will be used to create your Bathroom ‘Style.’
Bathrooms can be designed in many styles, reflecting personal tastes, functional needs, and aesthetic preferences. Here are some of the more popular bathroom styles:
This style takes inspiration from past eras, often characterised by classic details, ornate designs, and warm colours. Standard features may include claw-foot tubs, marble or granite countertops, and wood vanities.
Sleek lines, minimalistic design, and neutral colour palettes define the modern Bathroom. You’ll often find frameless glass showers, floating vanities, and chrome fixtures.
While similar to modern, the contemporary style can blend several styles from the latter half of the 20th century up to the present. It often incorporates clean lines but can also feature rounded fixtures and varied materials.
Think of exposed brick, raw materials like metal and wood, and open shelving. This style takes inspiration from urban lofts and warehouses.
Drawing from nature, the rustic Bathroom might have unpolished wood, stone sinks or bathtubs, and wrought-iron fixtures.
Inspired by the beach and ocean, these bathrooms are airy, with pale blues, whites, and sandy beiges. You might find seashell or marine life decor and driftwood finishes.
A blend of old and new, farmhouse bathrooms feature vintage elements, freestanding tubs, shiplap walls, and often a touch of modernity.
A mix of different styles, the eclectic Bathroom might combine elements from various eras and cultural backgrounds. It’s all about personal expression.
Designed to evoke the relaxation of a spa, these bathrooms may include large baths, rainfall showerheads, earthy and neutral colours, and plenty of natural light.
A style from the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco bathrooms might feature bold geometric patterns, lavish ornamentation, and contrasting colours.
Inspired by Nordic design, these bathrooms are minimalistic, blending organic materials (like wood) and a neutral colour palette. There’s a strong focus on functionality.
Heavily influenced by the Victorian era, these bathrooms are luxurious and ornate, with dark wood, gold fixtures, and intricate tile patterns.
Think warm colours, terra cotta tiles, ornate fixtures, and a mix of Spanish, Italian, and Greek design elements.
The best style for any bathroom often depends on the homeowner’s personal preferences, the house’s architectural style, and the budget. Designers and homeowners frequently blend styles to create unique and personalised spaces.
Bathroom walls and ceilings are exposed to humidity and moisture, so choosing materials that can withstand these conditions is essential. Here are some of the commonly used materials for bathroom walls and ceilings:
Materials used for bathroom floors and walls must prioritize moisture resistance and durability due to the wet nature of the space. Here’s an overview of popular materials for bathroom floors and walls:
Ceramic And Porcelain Tiles
Both are waterproof and durable and come in a plethora of design choices. Porcelain is harder than ceramic, making it slightly more water-resistant and less prone to cracking.
Natural Stone Tiles
Includes marble, granite, limestone, and slate. They are durable and provide a luxurious appearance but may require regular sealing to prevent water absorption and staining.
Resilient and waterproof, vinyl is available in sheets, tiles, or planks. It can simulate the appearance of materials such as wood or stone.
While not as waterproof as other options, newer laminate designs are more water-resistant. It’s essential to avoid letting water sit on laminate for prolonged periods.
Sealed concrete floors are durable and can be stained or textured for added appeal. They work well for a contemporary look.
Slip-resistant and water-resistant, rubber is soft underfoot and available in various colours and textures.
Ceramic And Porcelain Tile
A standard choice for bathroom walls due to their moisture resistance and ease of cleaning.
Natural Stone Tiles
Like their floor counterparts, stone wall tiles like marble and granite offer an upscale look but may need sealing.
These can add a shimmering beauty to bathroom walls, especially accent tiles.
Acrylic Or PVC Panels
Waterproof wall panels can be used as alternatives to tiles, offering a seamless look that’s easy to clean.
Use paints formulated for bathrooms or high-moisture areas. These often contain mould and mildew inhibitors and are semi-gloss or gloss finishes, which repel moisture better than matte finishes.
Laminate Wall Panels
These can mimic the look of wood, tile, or stone and provide a water-resistant wall covering.
When choosing materials, it’s essential to consider the overall aesthetic you desire, the level of maintenance you’re willing to commit to, and, of course, your budget. Regardless of the material selected, proper installation and sealing will prolong the life of the materials.
A bathroom suite typically refers to matching bathroom fixtures and fittings that provide a cohesive look. Here are some common types of bathroom suites:
This is the most common type of suite and includes:
This suite includes the components of a three-piece suite plus an additional separate shower enclosure or a bidet.
Designed for small spaces or under-stair areas, these suites typically include a toilet and a small basin.
Centred around the showering experience, this suite may prioritise a larger or luxury shower enclosure, perhaps forgoing the bathtub. These are particularly popular in smaller bathrooms or homes where residents prefer showers over baths.
Freestanding Bath Suites
The centrepiece of this suite is a freestanding bathtub, which can be contemporary or traditional in design. The suite will also include a toilet and basin, which may have a freestanding structure.
Traditional Or Victorian Suites
These suites hark back to older designs, often featuring high-level cistern toilets, pedestal basins, and roll-top bathtubs.
Modern Or Contemporary Suites
Emphasising sleek lines and minimalist designs, these suites often incorporate wall-hung toilets, countertop basins, and frameless shower enclosures.
Accessible Or Mobility Suites
Specifically designed for those with mobility challenges, these suites might include walk-in bathtubs or showers, grab rails, raised-height toilets, and other features to enhance safety and ease of use.
Heating, Lighting & Storage
Heating, Lighting and Storage are included in the design of your Bathroom. Our installer will go through all the options with you and ensure the Heating, Lighting, and Storage complement the design and functionality of your Bathroom.
Addressing Concerns and Questions
Our bathroom installer will answer any questions or concerns you may have during the survey while offering advice on the latest trends, materials, best practices for Bathroom installation and anything else you need or want to know.
Our installer will give you an accurate estimate of the time it will take to install your new Bathroom. We plan all installations carefully to ensure minimal disruption.
Following the survey, our installer will go away and get prices for materials. Once everything has been accounted for, you’ll receive a written no-obligation quote for installing your new Bathroom.
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