If you are fed up with your bathroom’s dated design, then perhaps it is time for a change. As they say, out with the old and in with the new; you can completely overhaul your bathroom with a contemporary design. Before you rush into a bathroom transformation, you should definitely undertake some research. Having your bathroom redesigned is a considerable investment, so you need to choose a design that is suitable for your requirements. Fortunately for you, our Ipswich based Plumbers are equipped with the experience required to create bespoke bathroom designs. Over they years, our bathroom fitters have honed their skills to be able to be able to craft luxurious bathrooms, each of which are carefully designed to withstand the test of time.
In this article, Luke who is one of our Bathroom Fitters in Ipswich will discuss ten of the latest trends which you may want to feature in a contemporary bathroom design. Hopefully, by the time you reach the end of this article, you will be budding with knowledge and quirky ideas.
Designing the perfect bathroom is a challenge. If you are completely stumped for ideas, don’t fret too much; our Ipswich Plumbers offer free design consultations, request one today! You can’t be an expert opinion.
Without further ado, here are ten ideas to enhance a contemporary bathroom design…
Wall hung toilets
It is safe to say that your bathroom would be incomplete without a toilet. You have a few different types of toilet which you can choose between. When designing your new bathroom, you should choose a toilet which will enhance the aesthetic of the room. For a more contemporary vibe, you may want to consider a wall hung toilet; it is definitely one of the most popular options! These toilets boast an open space beneath them, providing the illusion that your bathroom is a lot more spacious.
Did you know, the average size of a bathroom in the United Kingdom is three meters square or less? If you are trying to redesign a tiny bathroom, then you may find this article particularly useful: designing a small bathroom.
Heated towel rails
When you have a limited amount of space to work with, designing your ideal bathroom may require a degree of compromise. You will need a bathtub or shower cubicle, sink and toilet; that is best you can even begin to consider additional elements such as a cabinet or mirrors. With all these features crammed into your bathroom’s design, it can be easy to forget to include a radiator! One option you have is to install a heated towel rail. It is the perfect option for a tiny bathroom due to their relatively small footprint and have a dual purpose by providing heat. Thus, you can ditch a traditional radiator from your bathroom’s design. Even better still, it will dry your towels!
Enhance the ambience in your bathroom with Philips Hue. Gone are the days of chandeliers and ceiling mounted lights, for a more contemporary appearance, you should choose spotlights. Coupled with Philips Hue’s smart lighting technology, a spotlight is the perfect lighting solutions for a modern bathroom design. You can use Hue to control your lighting from a mobile device, changing between up to 17 million colours; giving you complete control over the lighting in your bathroom. Whether you wish to dim the lighting for a relaxing bubble bath, or would like a bright light for applying makeup, then you can do all of this and plenty more with Philips Hue.
In days gone, almost every bathroom design would feature a tiled floor. Tiles are perfect for keeping your feet cool in the hot summer months, a feature which may not be so welcome in the colder winter weather! Instead, you may want to consider vinyl flooring, also referred to as lino. Vinyl is available in an unlimited amount of designs, you can find lino to resemble tiles, wooden flooring and a whole assortment of patterns; you will definitely not struggle to find a vinyl to suit a contemporary design scheme. It is a cheaper option than laying tiles too, so it is a win-win solution.
In a similar fashion to the trend of wall hung toilets, where space permits, a freestanding bathtub is a staple of contemporary bathroom decor. Creating space beneath your bathtub creates the illusion of a bigger bathroom. Freestanding bathtubs make a statement and there are plenty of designs to choose between. It is usually cheaper to have a freestanding bathtub installed too, as they are not connect to the walls.
To add an element of sophistication to a contemporary design, our Ipswich Bathroom Fitters suggest the inclusion of a ceiling shower. They look very classy with the water falling from above like a rain shower. With most ceiling showers offering different settings, it is like being at a spa in the comfort of your own home.
Counter top basins
Be creative with a counter top basin. This type of sink sits on top of a counter or piece of storage furniture of your choice. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to choose a unique piece of furniture. For a more spacey appearance, you could have a floating shelf, again giving the impression that your bathroom is bigger. Contrasting a ceramic sink with a deep teal colour is the perfect example of a contrasting colour scheme for a contemporary design.
His and her sinks
If you have the space to permit it, a his and her sink design is a fantastic feature to include in a modern design. Make your property look like a mansion with this unique design element. It will provide the illusion of a grand bathroom. Not only is installing two sinks a stunning feature in your bathroom, it is also the perfect solution for busy couples who get ready together in the morning.
Illuminated bathroom mirrors
Your contemporary bathroom would be incomplete without the perfect lighting set-up. In addition to those gorgeous Hue spotlights, you can incorporate lighting into your bathroom’s mirror – this will definitely come in handy when you are doing your makeup. After all, it is the twenty first century; so, you can purchase mirrors which already have lighting built into them. Plus, for you Instagram addicts, an illuminated mirror can act as your very own lighting ring. You can go one step further with your mirror and purchase one which features a digital radio too.
Bathroom Design and Fitting in Ipswich
The biggest factor which may impede the implementation of your preferred bathroom design is the amount of space you have available. Some of the features discussed in this article lend themselves well to designing a small bathroom, whereas, some of the others do not. Whatever space you do have available, you can definitely create a contemporary design, you just have to be realistic with what you would like to achieve. Our Bathroom Fitters in Ipswich offer a free design consultation, where they will run through some of the different options available with you, as well as providing their expert opinion. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s schedule your consultation with one of our Ipswich Plumbers.