Bathroom Design Ideas UK
How can I create a luxury bathroom feel at home?There are few places in the home that offer the solitude of bathrooms, so it makes sense to make it as tranquil and relaxing an environment as possible. The great news is that luxury in bathrooms doesn’t have to be limited to candlelit baths. The most common option for creating a luxury bathroom feel is installing a freestanding roll top bath. If you’re not much of a bather, or you only have a small bathroom to contend with, a redo of your bathroom design is the time to do away with the bath and install that spa-worthy power shower you’ve always wanted – walk in showers and wet rooms have become a major feature of luxury bathroom redesigns in recent years. If you long for bathrooms that double as dressing rooms, elegant freestanding vanity units with double sinks and flattering task lighting are essential.
What can you do with small bathrooms?Here’s the good news: lack of space doesn’t need to mean a shortage of storage. There are a myriad of tricks to designing small bathrooms or downstairs cloakrooms that will maximise the space you have, from floor-to-ceiling fitted bathroom cabinets to built in storage cubbies. Recessed shelves make a huge difference both visually and practically, and bathroom accessories such as baskets and racks are also a great way of adding storage in an aesthetically appealing way. The goal with your bathroom decor is to make the walls appear to recede, which is achievable with clever decorating tricks. Choose pale colours and iridescent tiles that reflect the light, keep walls and ceilings the same colour and texture and use complementary shades throughout the bathroom– fewer contrasts and transitions will help maintain the sense of space. Freestanding baths and floating bathroom units also draw the eye to visible floor space underneath the units, and clear glass shower screens will keep the room feeling open and airy. Finishing touches like artfully placed large bathroom mirrors will also make small bathrooms appear more expansive.
How do I select the right bathroom cabinets, bathroom lighting and bathroom flooring?Select your bathroom cabinets carefully as smart storage will make bathrooms feel more welcoming by keeping things uncluttered. Choosing the right bathroom vanity can make or break your bathroom design and be sure to opt for one that is durable and can withstand the damp conditions. Ensure you install extractor fans to prevent damp and keep your bathroom looking newer for longer, especially if you don’t have plenty of windows to allow air circulation. Good bathroom lighting installed in ceilings and into units is crucial to a good, modern bathroom design, and if you like relaxing in the bath you’ll want soft lighting, so you might want to consider a romantic dimmer switch. Avoid harsh spotlights over the sink, instead invest in smart task lighting to avoid casting unflattering shadows. While underfloor heating is a modern bathroom luxury we’d all love, choosing the right materials for underfoot comfort will go a long way to alleviating chilly bathrooms. There are many good bathroom flooring options on the market including engineered wooden floorboards, ceramic tiles, vinyl tiles, laminate and Tadelakt.
If you still need inspiration for your bathroom revamp try refining your search using the style options. Choose to see only modern bathroom designs by selecting contemporary bathrooms, look at classic ideas by choosing traditional or have a browse through industrial inspired bathrooms. You can even choose to see small bathrooms for ideas on how to make the most of compact bathroom spaces. Select shower rooms if you want to see shower and wet room designs and if you’re actually only focusing on your downstairs loo, look at the Cloakroom photos instead.