Q. HOW IMPORTANT ARE BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS WHEN IT COMES TO DESIGNING A BATHROOM?
A. Very important in terms of getting people inspired and giving them ideas. Bathrooms have changed so much in recent years, as people have questioned how they can turn a functional space into something they enjoy being in. You are in your bathroom everyday, so like a kitchen it is important to ensure this place is just perfect for you and your family.
Q. HOW DO YOU BALANCE TRENDS WITH CREATING SOMETHING THAT WON’T DATE?
A. It’s a fine line, but these days people aren’t building bathrooms to last 25 years or a lifetime – that era has come and gone. And there are things you can easily change – for example, it’s easy enough to swap out a tap, so you can experiment with the colours in tapware now, then go for something else a couple of years later.
Q. CAN YOU SUGGEST WAYS TO UPDATE A BATHROOM WITHOUT EMBARKING ON A FULL-SCALE RENOVATION?
A. Changing out a big feature like a vanity and basin, and perhaps getting one in a soft wood, can transform the whole look and feel of your bathroom; it’s easy enough to do and it’s not a huge expense. You can also play with colours and textures, perhaps adding a feature wall to give the space a refresh. Because it’s a small room it really doesn’t need much to create an amazing new look and feel. Have a look at our The Bathroom Book for more bathroom inspirations and latest bathroom design trends.