Anne Haimes of Anne Haimes Interiors says the key is in the detail…
Increasingly clients are wanting their bathrooms to be a place of luxury and to have a spa-like feel. To achieve this the key is in the detail. The choice of taps is an important part of the decision making and they are available in a variety of finishes. Mixing materials has become increasingly popular and available in amazing combinations – handles in a choice of stones combined with a spout in rubbed bronze or aged brass; or taps fitted with crackle glazed ceramic indices for hot and cold.
If your bathroom is small, avoid trying to squeeze in a bath which will make the space feel cramped, instead install a larger shower with a basin taking centre stage, placed in a central position; add an oversized mirror on the wall behind or a bespoke mirrored cabinet. Keep to clean lines and an airy light colour palette to create a timeless feel..
What should you think about before you buy a basin? Marble washstands and large marble topped vanity units are currently popular and great in generously proportioned bathrooms, appearing as individual pieces of furniture. In smaller spaces a wall mounted floating wash basin with a vanity drawer fitted with under cabinet lighting will create a feeling of space without compromising on function.