Is your bathroom drab and outdated? Unfortunately, this very important room is often overlooked in the fashion stakes, outshone by its cousins the kitchen, living room and patio.

However, it is this very room, yes, the bathroom, that comes in for closer scrutiny than the rest of the property. For it is here that guests have to privacy to give the room an eagle eye. Are the fittings pleasing to the eye or has the bathroom become a sad reflection of its former glory days?

Today, the bathroom is making a strong resurgence as the most important room in the house. Or, at least it has become as important in the remodelling stakes as the kitchen! The reason for this is that in recent years property developers have transformed clinical white bathrooms into luxury spas – a place to escape after a hectic day at work, a haven of peace and tranquillity. This escalating trend has seen property values soar for homes with not only good quality kitchens but also for high-spec bathrooms.

So, how can you change your bathroom to add value to your property?

You can create an illusion of space with mirrors or add warmth and an ambience of luxury with an extra-large bathtub with brass and gold fittings. At very little additional cost, flickering candlelight and soothing piped music will add to that feeling of opulence.

If you don’t have the money for a complete renovation, you can nevertheless revamp your bathroom with affordable accessories and pops of colour.