Whatever size, shape or style your bathroom, there’s an easy way to make a statement with a standout focal point purchase. Choosing a single item or two - be it a piece of furniture, a light shade, some tiling, a colourful radiator or even just a stack of fluffy towels - will draw the eye and bring instant impact and personality to the space. Utopia Bathrooms’ latest collection of modular furniture includes the luscious Lustre range. Tactile, sculptural and available in a fabulous selection of on-trend colours, the hero product is this single-drawer basin unit, which comes in 600mm, 800mm and 1000mm widths and a stunning reflective finish in Everest White, Sea Green, Powder Grey or, my favourite, Indigo. This shade is set to be big news this coming autumn/winter so why not get ahead and start your bathroom makeover now?
When planning a new bathroom, it’s essential to set a realistic budget, making sure you allow for labour costs as well as the purchase of the products themselves. The general advice from bathroom designers and retailers alike is to select a standout item that can really elevate the room. Whether it’s state-of-the-art brassware or a pretty window dressing, this can be a great way of keeping costs down, as you can fill the rest of the scheme with more basic items in simple designs without any frills or fuss. The rich, dark indigo finish of Utopia’s Lustre range works wonderfully with metallics, especially polished copper or brushed steel accents. In fact, the toughened 4mm glass has a feature recessed handle that comes in a choice of Copper or Nickel with a Coralux or glass basin.
To save space, team the basin with wall-mounted taps and pair with the matching Lustre mirror cabinet above, perfect for applying make-up as well as shaving and carrying out everyday ablutions. The double-sided mirror glass doors are so practical while the handle detailing at the bottom provides perfect symmetry to the matching washstation below.
I’m a sucker for savvy storage but as well as keeping surfaces clear of clutter, it can also help you find things more easily. The deep drawer of the washbasin unit offers 30cm high storage with solid surface compartments for make-up, toiletries and all the other essentials that seem to take over the bathroom when you’re not looking. The central section also has a sliding cover with raised tray to create secret storage beneath – perfect for hiding that impulse Chanel lipstick buy! What’s more, open the soft close drawer and an integrated LED strip lights up to help you find everything quickly and easily. No more creeping round in the dark – the Lustre range will light up any interior style.