The search is on to give one of Northern Ireland's nightmare bathrooms a much-needed upgrade

Bassetts has launched its first 'Northern Ireland's Nightmare Bathroom Competition', where the most deserving entrant will win a dream bathroom renovation worth £10,000.

With the likes of avocado bathrooms being voted as one of the biggest turn-offs in houses, the competition aims to provide householders in Northern Ireland with the chance to bring their bathroom up to date with the installation of a new, top-quality bathroom.

The cost of a new bathroom varies from around £2,500 to upwards of £6,000, and householders with nightmare bathrooms are being urged to submit an image or video of their bathroom, along with a reason why they deserve a dream bathroom, for a chance to win theirs for free.

Judging the entries will be an expert panel led by interior designer Philip Rodgers, the owner of Dungannon-based Philip Rodgers Design. He has worked on projects such as The Cloud 9 Skybar in the Hilton Prague, as well as the Crowne Plaza and the Hampton by Hilton in Belfast.

The entry with the most potential will be crowned the winner and its owner awarded a brand new bathroom renovation of their choice. The four runners-up will each receive a special discount for bathrooms in any Bassetts' store.

Mr Rodgers said: "A recent bathroom trends report revealed that 62% of people want their bathroom easy to clean and disinfect, 47% want their bathroom to relax them and 43% want good lighting in their bathroom. 0% said they wanted theirs to give them nightmares!

"People considering renovating their bathroom should look to recent trends such as wooden features, brass finishes, bold tiles and mixing dark colours and textures to create a modern bathroom that will add value to your house in 2017."

Bassetts managing director Alan Wright said: "We recognise the impact a quality bathroom can have, not only on the overall of a house but also on the quality of someone’s life. We are looking forward to receiving floods of entries and may the worst bathroom win."

To enter, post your image or video entries on Bassetts' Facebook page - or tweet it to @bassetts_ph using #NightmareBathrooms.