Our design process at Ribble Valley Bathrooms always starts with a site visit (unless we are working from architect plans). We love to get under the skin of every project and gain an in-depth understanding of the space and the challenges that may occur. This is why it is so important that we understand every nuance of the bathroom we are designing from the very beginning.
We work collaboratively with our clients on every step of the journey, offering a personal and hands-on service from the initial enquiry right through to completion. Some come to us with a clear vision of what they want, whilst other clients have a blank canvas and want to be excited and filled with bathroom inspiration. No matter where you stand, let us assist you in making your dream bathroom a reality.
We also work with professional bathroom developers looking to wow prospective buyers and assist fellow designers across the North West who partner with us for our insight and understanding of luxury bathrooms.
Identifying our clients’ key requirements, styles, and preferences is vital for us to ensure we’re all on the same page. We begin with an initial consultation so that we can understand your needs and how much you’re planning to invest in the project. Our bathroom showroom displays and extensive client portfolio provide examples of how our designers can make your bathroom come to life.
The design consultation takes up to an hour (depending on the number of rooms in the project) and is free of charge. Following the consultation, we request a small deposit to begin work on the design, which we reimburse upon purchasing your bathroom goods.
Next, one of our expert designers will visit your home, measuring the room(s) and assessing any limitations that might affect the reality of the design. We will discuss your brief and what you want to achieve with the space. At this point, we love to see where your bathroom ideas and inspirations lie, be it pictures from magazines, Pinterest boards or saves on Instagram – these are all useful in helping us understand what an ideal bathroom looks like to you.
If the room doesn’t exist yet, don’t worry! We are more than happy to work from your architect’s plans.
We’re happy to visit bathrooms in Clitheroe and beyond, and while we can still conduct a home design visit if you are further afield, we may charge for travel and time costs.
Following your home design visit, our specialist designers will get busy with our computer-aided design (CAD) software to create a mock-up combining the brief with the measurements of your room.
After a two-week turnaround period, we invite you back into the showroom for a presentation of the finished design.
In the showroom, we’ll run through your original brief and explain our design choices and changes based on the space we’re working with. We encourage you to voice your opinion and provide us with design amendments to ensure the design is both realistic and in line with your vision. In fine-tuning the design, we can start to build a product quotation based on a mutual understanding of the project.
Once you’re happy to sign off the design, we’ll work within your budget to select the best quality product within your price bracket while also executing the aesthetic you wish to achieve. At this time, the finalised product quotation will be sent to you (minus the initial design deposit).
Looking for Ribble Valley Bathrooms to take care of the bathroom installation, too? At this stage, we can arrange an appointment to get your bathroom fitted with our sister company, who will price up the full, in-house installation service.
Once you are fully satisfied with the proposal, we ask for a 50% deposit to confirm you formally appoint us to carry out your bathroom project. Upon receiving this deposit, we will present you with a complete design pack of CAD drawings, including measurements, plans and elevations, and product specifications.
If you need some more inspiration or assurance before taking the first step, why not check out our Instagram page? Alternatively, if you prefer to see things up close and personal, feel free to pop into our showroom, where we can show you our range of bathrooms. When you’re ready to get started, get in touch with our fantastic team, who are more than happy to assist in kickstarting your dream bathroom project.
We are required to charge a small design fee before beginning your project, once work has started on the design of your bathroom(s) this design fee is non-refundable. The design fee charged is fully redeemable in the purchase of your bathroom suite. We (RVB) will ask our customers to visit us down at our showroom at least once during your design service. This is so you can meet your designer and discuss products that your designer has researched and planned prior to your meeting. If you are not able, or do not wish to visit the showroom, please let your designer know prior to beginning your project, as this then allows us to work around your specific needs.
We’re closed today (Thursday 16th November) as we’re finalists at the Northern Design Awards!
We’ll be back open as usual tomorrow – Friday 17th November
Wish us luck!