The Bath Design
What epitomises luxury more than an opulent freestanding bath? Increasingly the centrepiece of a modern bathroom design, this year they have been reimagined in both colour and form. The dramatic look of bicolour, featuring contrasting colours inside and out, is evolving, as moody, earthy shades replace black and white. When it comes to shape, the options are ever more varied in both size and construct, but there is a clear move towards a softer look. As for positioning, when space allows, your statement bath should take pride of place, ideally on a raised platform. Want a more unique placement? What about making the bath a feature in the bedroom, or on a deck? As boundaries within the home fall, and bathroom fixtures become akin to furniture, these pieces no longer need to be tucked away.
The Shower design
For an uncomplicated, seamless bathroom look, it’s hard to beat a walk in shower and its sheer sense of spaciousness. The key bathroom design tip here is layering the space, considering a feature backdrop of glass, niches for storage instead of glass shelves, plus a foot nook for ease of shaving. In 2019 a simple slide rail shower will commonly be complemented by a rain shower emerging from the ceiling, and for the full immersive experience, wall jets will be included. Larger spaces cater for his and hers, and all can be controlled with the one push-button mixer, pre-set to your prefect pressure with customized spray settings. To illuminate the space and a touch of modern design, strip LED lighting will create the perfect ambience, although for those wanting to be fully soothed, chromotherapy showerheads emitting soft beams in healing shades are becoming popular. One last thing to think about is your shower space, whether you can fit a rectangle, round or square shower enclosure in your bathroom. You can always look through our Bathroom Book for more design ideas.