One of These Features Could Elevate Your Standard Bathroom
Often, it’s the details – finish, focus, materials – that take a space from basic to brilliant, as these schemes show
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A heated towel rail is pretty standard in many people’s bathrooms, but the design you go for can make all the difference. Consider ditching the usual chrome option for something more unusual, like this black version.
The white bathroom is simple and practical, but the professionals at Hope Lucia Design have added touches of black to give it a boost. The matt black radiator is the perfect choice to make the washspace feel a little more special.
Texture is key when it comes to adding depth to a basic interior, and is easy to introduce in the bathroom. Think about bringing a couple of different materials into the space, as the designers at Amberth have done here.
The minimal white scheme has been complemented by a pale wood vanity unit with a concrete basin above. The two beautiful finishes add some natural interest and character to the room.
Take your bathroom up a notch by adding fittings and fixtures with a metallic finish. Copper and brass are particularly popular for bringing some bling into your washroom.
Less is more when it comes to getting this look right, though, so stick to the same metal throughout the space and hold back on introducing too much.
This elegant bathroom, created by Emma Merry Styling, has been lifted by just a few key metallic elements. The brass complements the white tiling and navy vanity unit for a subtle boost.
Plain white tiles are a practical and cost-effective choice for a bathroom, but there are ways you can make them more interesting. Consider asking your tiler to lay them in a pattern that’s different from the standard brick-bond formation.
In this bathroom, long white tiles have been positioned in a herringbone pattern, which instantly gives the space a designer look. Alternatively, you could stack the tiles vertically or go for a chevron design.
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Make your bathroom feel more considered by forgoing standard storage furniture in favour of repurposed vintage pieces.
Here, the designers at NK Living have chosen a wooden sideboard and shelving unit in place of the usual bathroom vanity and wall cabinet. These pieces, together with vintage-style wall lights, wood panelling and artwork, help to create a space that feels different to a basic bathroom.
If there’s one thing that can elevate your bathroom, it has to be the tub. Opt for a freestanding number and you’ll instantly add character.
The design you choose will depend on the style of your room, and a contemporary bathroom will lend itself to one of the many modern freestanding designs on the market. In this traditional washspace, a vintage-style, claw-foot design works perfectly and goes with the cottage look created by Border Oak.
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While freestanding cabinets and wall shelves are brilliantly useful for bathroom storage, some bespoke joinery will give your room an extra dimension.
Look around your space to find unused areas where you could fit some unique storage to make the room appear beautifully designed. The owners of this bathroom have hired a carpenter to make the most of a sloping niche. The recessed shelving is both practical and attractive.
A carefully considered lighting scheme can turn a basic room into one that’s altogether more special. To plan lighting in a bathroom, consider combining overhead spotlights with more subtle LED lighting in recesses around the space.
A scheme like the one created by Ashworth Parkes Architects is ideal, as it makes use of a recessed shelf above the basin and a couple of shadow gaps either side of the pitched ceiling. LED strips have been fitted along the gaps to create a gorgeous ambient glow.
Which of these ideas might work in your bathroom? Share your thoughts in the Comments.