By Hedy Legg – hedROOM Interiors
Bathrooms are not what they used to be. They have come a long way from being purely functional. Now they are a place to rejuvenate and relax. There are many things that go into a bathroom that can put you in a relaxed mode.
Fittings are sleek in design with basins sitting on top of your vanity, a variety of amazing vessel basins, underslung basins to highlight a natural stone top or a shallow wash plane for something special. Tapware designers are certainly making a difference with taps becoming art.
Finishes are deliberately kept strong and simple to create an uncluttered open look and produce a sense of calm. Which brings me to tiles….
So perhaps a row of orange and aqua ogling fish is not going to cut it this time… We know bathrooms are generally not a large space so the secret is ‘less is more’ Keeping the floor and the walls simple and then featuring out a small section or a particular wall that lends itself to something special is the answer.
This can be done within your builders’ budget if you need it to be. There are many tiles of different colour and texture that are within your builders allowance, and if these are used correctly, you can move away from the ‘online border tiles’ that have been used for oh so long.
Another way of working with light and texture is to use gloss tiles on walls which can bounce natural light around the room. In the right room, and with the right tile selection, this could well be enough to create a perfect look.
If you are building with Gemmill Homes Group, your hedROOM designer will help you with all of your selections and discuss possible options for your bathroom feature during your colour meeting. We all know Bathrooms and Kitchens sell a house. So may I suggest you consider investing a little extra when it comes to your tiles?
We have never had it so good with the amazing ranges of mosaics, glass, stone, marble available to us and using something special, even sparingly, will make your bathroom one to remember. Say goodbye to fish borders forever.
Take care, Hedy