1. The Before Pictures
The layout of the original bathroom worked perfectly well, the set up just needed tweaking. It looked outdated and was leaking at key points after only 6 years. The slow leaks were caused by inferior products that were badly fitted by the previous installers. Therefore, we needed to ensure that everything chosen for the project met our high standard quality checks to ensure that the bathroom would be future proof.
The wetroom was finished with an old fashion mosaic which proved impractical when it came to cleaning and the thick walls in the shower in front of the window blocked out natural light resulting in a closed-in and dark space. Added easy access storage was a must so that the room didn’t have clutter on the shelves or around the basin area.
Our clients liked warm tones in general, but were after a lighter and brighter feel to their bathroom with a contemporary feel but that wouldn’t compromise the classic and timeless style they were after.
For the proposal we created the timeless look by embracing a classic colour combination of creams and browns but enhanced the look with a contemporary take.
Interiors in the last couple of years has been drawing inspiration from nature, whether it be leafy foliage and tropical prints or introducing subtle elements with natural fabrics such as linen weave. The concept for this bathroom was to mix patterns and materials which had a natural and raw feel to them, creating an sensually tactile and serene space.
3. Finished Project
We mixed an ashy wood effect porcelain tile on the floor from Porcelanosa, a slightly textured unsaturated cream tile for the walls from Minoli, and an accent tile in the same muted cream with a natural waves texture also from Porcelanosa. The contrast in colour is presented with the floor tiles and basin unit. To achieve a timeless yet contemporary feel we simply played with textures and materials.
We removed the chunky shower wall and replaced it with two glass panels from Matki which opened the space allowing light to penetrate into the room. we also created two recessed shelves for toiletries, keeping the wetroom area clutter free while having all the showering essentials close to hand. A handy towel bar was placed behind the shower screen for easy access.
We put in two ceramic basins, creating a personal space for both our clients, using a stone worktop ensures the surface is durable and long lasting while creating a stylish finish. Opting for drawers under the wall-hung unit, not only provides extra storage but it is easier for the user to get to their everyday toiletries, again, future proving the bathroom.
In conclusion, as designers and expert installers we are constantly trying to push boundaries with new trends within the bathroom industry. However, we truly believe the best designs out there are the ones that best respond to your clients needs and desires; and this project is proof that you can create a balance between embracing classic lines while following a trend that is not going to date anytime soon. Here we captured this while creating a space that feels contemporary and personal.
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