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Ins and Outs of Bathroom Design 2018
Come the new year, you may be planning to redesign your bathroom. A fantastic project, making sure you have a stylish bathroom that is also functional is essential. But all too often, when it comes to choosing bathroom furniture and accessories, we can err on the side of caution and choose ‘the norm’. So, we looked at what is ‘in’ when it comes to bathroom design in 2018, and what is making its way ‘out’.
IN: "Patio" Shower Doors
It can be tough stopping the shower water escaping and thus, we tend to rely on either a glass panel or door and/or shower curtain. There is a style that is coming to the fore that uses the patio door as one side of the shower. One side of the door remains fixed, the other opens allowing far easier access.
And from what we’ve seen, the more ornate and decorative these patio shower doors the better. Make a statement without shower water running everywhere!
OUT: All White Bathrooms
Clean and functional, the all-white bathroom hit all the right notes when it came to bathroom design in previous years but designers have decided that the time had come to give the white bathroom a shake.
Instead of white everywhere, stick with white bathroom furniture but add colour with accessories and tiles. To stay right on trend, use brass effect fixtures and fittings. Sharp and strategically placed minimalist storage for spare towels and toiletries add practicality and style.
IN: Showers Without Borders
Call it a wet room or call it a shower without borders, it is a trend that we are increasingly seeing and one that suits most people. Universal design has long been key when it comes to functional bathrooms and so ditch the shower tray in favour of a wet room.
Tiled the whole room and hang the shower head in a key position with the drainage hole close by and instead of getting wrapped up in a curtain or constricted within glass panels, enjoy the freedom and not banging your elbows.
To make this really work, you will need a shower head that is large so you remain under the water and not cold and exposed. Consider underfloor heating too to keep the bathroom toasty warm.
OUT: Ditch the Cottage Look
It may be warm and homely but it looks like the cottage or farmhouse bathroom look has run its course. This means replacing rustic wood cabinets with modern ones and opting for sleeker bathroom furniture to give a less cluttered and ornate look to the smallest room in the house.
IN: Playful Tile Colours
There is a strong swing in favour of monochrome tiling but there is also an emerging trend which we think is going to get stronger in 2018 – and that’s colourful playful tiles. But don’t think kindergarten or a free for all of primary colours. Choose shades and hues of the same colour and mix in white to pep up the revamped bathroom.
What changes will you make? And how can we help?