Sometimes simple design is the best solution… although that simplicity is usually only achieved with a careful attention to design and planning that might not be immediately apparent.
This recently-completed bathroom design in Hampshire is a great example.
We used a smart and elegant washbasin design with a polished metal washstand. The service wall behind it conceals the plumbing and only extends just above the basin, providing a shelf for toiletries too. Above it, the illuminated vanity mirror washes lights across the whole of the surrounding wall – a beautiful and mesmerising effect as the mirror floats off the wall.
To achieve this effect it’s crucial that the wall is flat and even though – painted and not tiled. A tiled wall would be covered in uneven shadows when lit so closely and this effect would be completely lost.
Centre stage in the room is a freestanding bath tub, with the controls and handshower within easy reach. An illuminated niche for toiletries is behind the tub, lining up exactly with all of the carefull-planned tiling.
But where’s the filler, I hear you ask…? It’s in the ceiling!
The timber-effect tiles floor continues into the walk-in wetroom shower area. The neat wall controls and handshower are combined with a ceiling-mounted overhead shower to create a sleek overall design.
The shower screen is a frameless glass screen stretching from the floor to the ceiling, recessed into the wall and ceiling and with no visible supports. This is possible through careful coordination of the construction of the room, and the finished effect is well worth it. The room feels larger and more open, with the walk-in shower genuinely part of the overall room.
Another seemingly small detail but when executed well it can have a dramatic effect on the quality of the finished interior.