Luxurious roll top and freestanding baths are a must have. If you are lucky enough to have the space in your bathroom you must invest. My neighbour recently asked me to help her look for a freestanding bath as she is getting ready to renovate her family bathroom. I got a little carried away on Houzz, so I thought I would share some of my favourites with you guys - enjoy!!
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Bathroom Wet-rooms have risen in popularity in the last couple of years with more and more people opting to convert their conventional family bathrooms into one which a tiled area thus creating a wet-room. In theory any home can create a wet-room but there are certain factors to consider before making the change.
If you are converting your large family bathroom them a wet-room is ideal, the tiled area will more than contain the water flow from your shower, if how ever you are converting a smaller bathroom you may need to use a shower screen to prevent water from escaping, the last thing you want it a wet hall way or landing.
If you like me are lucky enough to have a clever husband who can tile your bathroom then count yourself lucky as a professional can be costly. You will need to create a gradient so that the water flows effectively towards the drainage area, if you do not create an effect gradient you may have problems with excess water laying on the tiles. The most popular method is to install a sub-floor made from Plywood which can then easily be tiled over.
Although your tiles will be waterproof it is important to prime the floor before tiling commences to make sure any gaps and cracks do not allow water to seep through the tiled area.
Once you have dealt with the boring bits you can focus on the pretty new bathroom you have created, choose a large shower head and bathroom accessories to really give your bathroom the WOW factor, I have picked a few of my favourite wet-rooms, let me know what you think and I hope you found this blog post useful!
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
When tackling your small cloakroom bathroom it is important to make the most of your space as you do not want to create a room that feels cluttered and cramped, at the same time you do not want a room that lacks personality and style, here are a few of my top tips for creating a fantastic small bathrooms.
Create a feature wall by using a bright and eye catching wallpaper, you maybe mistaken when thinking that wallpaper will make your small space seem even smaller, by teaming it up with neutral tones your walls will look stunning.
Wall hung toilet
By installing a wall hung cloakroom suite your bathroom will feel more spacious as well as looking ultra modern.
Use white or light tiles on your floor, stay away from dark colours or heavy patterns. If you have a wooden floor then fantastic, make the most of it, remember a lighter wooden floor will compliment your floor more than a dark wooden floor.
Vanity and sink combo
Team up your basin and storage unit by installing a vanity unit and sink combo. This will provide you with adequate storage space to hide away those bathroom products which tend to clutter up your basin area.
Use neutral colours to compliment your wallpaper, this will create a sense of light and space.Vintage style
Finish off your feature wall with a vintage mirror, pick one up from your local thrifty store or create your own from an old mirror. There are plenty of tutorials out there on how to create a bespoke mirror of your own, be creative!!
Let me know what your favorite small bathroom design idea is :)
Friday, 3 May 2013
What better way to start the May bank holiday than with some beautiful Spring and Summer bathroom styles. Both bright colours and bold patterns are in style once more for Spring and Summer 2013. Adding a little of either to your bathroom can put a smile on your face in the morning as well as bringing your home bang up to date. Bathroom suites are a basic necessity in any home, but by making yours stand out from the crowd you’re sure to impress your guests.
As with any bold design statement, a little goes a long way. If you’re experimenting with bright colours, think splashes of colour - don’t drown your bathroom in bright pink! And if you’ve splashed the colour in one area, try adding texture rather than colour elsewhere: a neutral rug on the floor, some textured wallpaper, a glass vase with pebbles and a cream candle...
Many people don’t like to use wallpaper in a bathroom, but there are loads of wallpapers out there produced specifically for the bathroom that happily withstand steam and direct splashes from the shower or basin. Even regular wallpaper should handle a bathroom location well if you keep it away from the really wet areas and keep the room well ventilated so that moisture doesn’t build up. And wallpaper is a great way to add pattern without committing to keeping it long term. So go wild with that flamingo pattern!
Monochrome designs work well in the bathroom and can be simultaneously eye-catching yet restrained. Simple patterns look great on modern sanitaryware: swirls, silhouettes, cityscapes... you name it, someone’s designed it. And of course, a traditional bathroom suite in plain white can be paired with black and white tiles and period style accessories for a classical look that never dates. Using monochrome designs like this means you’re free to add splashes of colour as well if you wish, or keep it black and white.
Use a mirror or mirrors to amplify your style statement. Positioned correctly, a mirror can make your bathroom appear both larger and lighter, and can reflect the part of your room design that you’re most proud of, so that guests see it twice!
Finally, always pick a style that’s true to your personal taste: slavishly following fashion anywhere in the home simply means you’re sure to be redecorating again more quickly than you would if you picked a style you love at the outset. Let me know which style you like and if you have any bathroom projects coming up in the next few months.