Interior inspiration: 4 Pinterest-worthy bathrooms
PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 July 2016
Why not be inspired this summer with a stylish bathroom makeover? Sarah Hammill meets four local experts who have the ideas you need to brighten your bathing experience
To create a harmonious environment where you’ll enjoy spending time, you need to make the most of your space and keep your bathroom neat and functional. Try utilising alcove space with floating shelves to keep products from cluttering up the floor and sink areas. Generous vanity units also provide a great place to store bathroom toiletries and a practical shower-bath is the perfect space saver.
Colin Stevens, CEO of Better Bathrooms, comments: ‘Our product offering is designed to be better in every way. We provide bathrooms which accommodate the needs of our customers, whether that be generous renovation projects or compact city-spaces which are convenient and beautiful. Our fitted bathroom furniture is available in a wide range of colours, sizes and finishes. We also stock some of the smallest baths on the market, which provide luxurious bathing in a modest space.’
Southend Arterial Road, Harold Wood, Romford RM3 0BX. 01708 548 202. www.betterbathrooms.com
A vintage bathroom style is an ever popular trend which is easy to create. From eclectic collectables through to glamorous free-standing tubs, don’t be afraid to add bold statement pieces to run a classical theme through the bathroom.
Simon Tristram, director at Manor Design, comments: ‘I have seen many trends come and go over the years, but classic with a twist never goes out of style and is something we specialise in. Whether it be a beautiful mosaic tile back drop, illuminated glass splash backs or the use of the latest technology, such as home automation and underfloor heating, we understand that a traditional bathroom is always timeless and creates a feeling of well-being, something that modern bathrooms can sometimes run the danger of being neglectful of.’
Manor House, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3DF. www.manor-design.com. 01268 288 444
Contemporary bathroom designs should be simplistic while providing optimum comfort and cleanliness. Why not create a modern, stylish bathroom space with the bold use of shapes, lines and minimilistic designs?
Joanna Pearce from Tec-Lifestyle comments: ‘Tec-Lifestyle are delighted to display Artelinea’s beautiful vanity unit, which also features one of their Opalite basins. Opalite is a ceramic glass, produced through the fusion of silicon particles, ceramic powders and crystalline. It is exceptional smooth and has the clear characteristics of glass, yet is superior to ceramics in terms of scratch resistance and shock resistance. Our Retro Carved Mirror, also from Artelinea, forms part of the wonderful displays that allow customers to really see how they could live with the products in their own homes.’
Wycke Hill Business Park, Maldon, Essex CM9 6WH. 01621 878488. www.tec-lifestyle.com
Provide your bathroom with a rustic, relaxed feel with floral themes, vintage fixtures and textured wood panels and finishes. Combine these with either earthy décor or bright white walls to create a real country theme.
Andrew Foley, managing director of H2O Kitchens, comments: ‘The Catalano range of ceramics gives a real country look, with the added benefit of very clean lines giving the overall bathroom design a very neat finish. The Catalano Royal range has a historic, traditional atmosphere with a timeless, refined style of delicate outlines and a soft design. This high quality range can complement any home.’
H2O, The Design Studio
91 Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex CO3 3EZ. 01206 540202. www.h2ointeriors.co.uk