We all spend hours in the bathroom every week. While average times may differ, it is suggested that the average person will spend a little over three years in this one room during their lifetime. So whether soaking in the tub, enjoying a long shower or carrying out any of our other daily routines, it should be a place where you can spend a few precious minutes alone.
But to create this oasis of calm, you need to develop an environment that is both restful and in tune with your own personal sense of style. If you don’t enjoy spending time in the bathroom due to a garish design or worn furniture, then it might be time to implement some changes.
When it comes to creating an ideal range of bathroom furniture, it can’t be done in half measures. Firstly you need to understand what your customer wants and secondly, you need to be able to put that knowledge and expertise into your designs.
So, when we came to design and create a new range of bathroom furniture for autumn 2012, we knew that it couldn’t be done without knowing what our stockists and consumers were looking for.
There are many benefits to installing an en suite bathroom within your home, especially if you live with children. An en suite bathroom can be a place of luxury solely for the use of adults. Most en suite bathrooms are attached to the master bedroom of a house. Having a designated family bathroom along with one which is just for the grown-ups can be a crucial way of ensuring that parents manage to find relaxation time for themselves. Shutting yourself away and having a soak in a bathroom where you know you are not going to get disturbed can be sheer bliss. So, if you haven’t already installed an en suite bathroom, here are some things to consider when contemplating such a conversion.
Perhaps because of its size, the bathroom is often one of the more overlooked places within the home. However, this might not be the case if more people knew how relatively simple it is to transform this most functional of rooms into a decadent retreat. In fact, there are a few current trends in home decor and design that can help to turn any bathroom into a luxurious space.
Fixtures for luxury bathrooms can be bold and modern or they can be genuine antiques. Either way, quality is key so it is best to source fixtures that are made from high-end materials such as glass, stone, marble or brass. The most recent trends in luxury bathroom fixtures have been pedestal sinks and sinks that float on bathroom cabinets. High-end luxury accessories such as modular cabinetry, furniture with interior outlets and shower door defoggers can help to perpetuate the ambience of stylish luxury even further.
Walls & floors
It is normally very easy to transform a bathroom with the latest designer colours as the walls tend to cover less area than walls in other rooms of the house. Bold oranges and hushed greens are popular accent colours at the moment, as are marine blues and lavenders accented with espresso browns. Faux finishes and accent walls can often be prefect options for luxurious bathing areas.
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Luxury bathrooms are a cut above your standard bathroom offering. With high-end fixtures such as freestanding baths and walk-in showers; these luxurious retreats need elegant design schemes that will compliment their decadent fixtures. Thankfully, it is relatively easy to create a bathroom that is as luxurious as the fixtures within it, regardless of whether it is classic or contemporary in design.
Classic pieces that reflect comfort as well as luxury are most suitable for a classically-styled bathroom. Indeed, furniture-style vanity units in rich wood finishes such as oak. Marble and granite are both great options for flooring and vanity tops, although black/dark grey tones should be avoided as they will give your bathroom more of a contemporary feel. Soft neutral colours such as beige (or a muted shade of your favourite colour) are best for walls.
Contemporary luxury bathroom decor schemes often work best when they contain elements which are sleek and sometimes even industrial in appearance. We offer a myriad of modern bathroom furniture and accessories to suit your interior, which will allow you to create a welcoming and impressive bathroom retreat.
No matter if you’re looking to achieve a luxurious classic bathroom or a decadent contemporary bathroom, ensure you make us here at Utopia your first port of call.
Luxury bathroom furniture is available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. This is just as well as the majority of homes in the UK have bathrooms which are relatively small when compared to other rooms in the house. With this in mind, it is vitally important that any bathroom redecoration or refurbishment project is planned thoroughly and carefully.
Naturally, you will need to find bathroom furniture and sanitary ware that is the exact perfect size to ensure your project doesn’t create a cramped space.
Wall hung bathroom furniture can be an excellent choice when space is at a premium. Indeed, it doesn’t matter if it is an über-chic mirrored cabinet or simply some luxuriously stylish shelves; wall hung furniture enables you store away all of your bathroom products such as toiletries and towels whilst all the while making your bathroom look effortlessly elegant.
The great thing about mirrored bathroom cabinets is that they give you two must-have fixtures in one: they not only provide you with a much needed mirror to reflect lighting for a more spacious feel; they also afford you ample storage space for all of your necessary bits-and-bobs. In addition, beautifully finished wooden shelves can also be a classic furniture option when you are lacking in space as they too can keep items stored out of the way in a very stylish fashion.
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Like most people, you probably spend a lot of time in your bathroom. After all, it is where you freshen up with a shower in the morning, take a relaxing bath after you come home from work and make yourself look presentable for a night out on the tiles.
Seeing as you spend so much time in your bathroom, it seems only right that you make it look as fantastic as possible. Thankfully, you only need to focus on a few key features to give your bathroom a luxurious and decadent look.
Most people only have a small bathroom in their homes. Of course, a spacious bathroom will instantly feel more luxurious, but if you are unable to change the size of yours, you can still make it seem larger by using pastel colours or a monochromatic palette.
A truly luxurious bathroom uses high-quality natural materials . Granite and marble worktops are two of the most popular choices as they give off an air of opulence, last for a long time and are easy to maintain.
Because of their overly high windows and lack of ventilation, bathrooms can often be dark and dull spaces. One way to combat this is by installing lights, especially around bathroom mirrors. Lighting has a flattering and contemporary effect and can really help to brighten up a luxurious bathroom.
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