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Designer bathroom: modern and functional

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Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds

Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds

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Do you fantasize about having a designer bathroom? If so, it implies you are ready to change it up and look at the space through a different angle. From the shape of the furniture, to amazing bathroom layouts and preferred materials, not forgetting the choice of coverings and colors, we have all our advice here so you can obtain your ultra-modern designer bathroom.

Important features

  • Asymmetric furniture
  • Open shower
  • Shape of the sink
  • Layout of the bathtub
  • Minimalist decor
  • Coating color

Asymmetrical furniture for an uncluttered bathroom

Gometric furniture fits just like a glove in designer bathrooms. In terms of materials, both solid wood (lacquered, polished, solid or perforated) and composite doors can create the designer look, especially since it is the shape of furniture that really matters.

You can place a higher priority on choosing wall-mounted furniture, furniture with thin chrome-plated metal feet (like in the 1950s) and open storage.

Tip: add a shelf along the shower wall to keep your bodycare products, a guaranteed way to start with a stylish shower. 

Exceptional restroom facilities

A wide open shower 

A whole new world opens up in your very own bathroom when you get rid of the convential shower enclosure and screens. A walk-in shower is generally positioned in a corner, wide open and inviting, leaving the rest of the room to be completely tiled, from floor to ceiling


A unique sink: the key to a designer bathroom

The term designer in itself implies somewhat of a surprise. When it comes to the bathroom sink, it's time to unleash all your fantasies. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • A round or square sink elevated on a piece of furniture;
  • A free-standing sink, usually composed of ceramic or terrazzo (composed of fragments of stone, marble and cement), preferrably with rounded or angular edged, depending on the rest of your decor.

Tub in middle of room

If your modern bathroom is spacious enough to install a bathtub, there's really no reason to deprive yourself of one of the most common artistic fantasy. Which one, you ask (we all have so many)? Placing your bathtub in the center of the room.

It doesn't matter if it has rounded curves or sleek, angular lines. It's just a valid for semi-sunk bathtubs, on the contraty, this will yield an offbeat and unique effect.

Bonus tip: go for a bathtub with integrated lights. If you choose a spa bath, you can kill two birds with one stone by combining designer qualities with improved well-being thanks to light therapy!

Dare to go iron and embrace the industrial look

The term designer often evokes images of a refined decor, but that does not make it any less researched.

Here are some elements that can easily be integrated with your designer bathroom:

  • An basic black metal towel rack or a floor-to-ceiling ladder;
  • A skylight instead of conventional  windows or a large mirror with a metal grid.

When it comes to lighting, there are a multitude of options for embelleshing your designer bathroom:

What colors for a designer bathroom?

Traditionally, designer bathrooms imply a color pallet of black and white, radiating sobriety and elegance. 

The designer bathroom has since evolved and is available in every shades of the rainbow. What style you choose will primarily depend your bathroom's look, shape and layout. Paintpolished concrete or tiles should also be taken into considerations as these details can significantly impact the overall style. Don't be afraid to go pink, blue or lily green if you are a fan of these colors. For those who prefer to keep it simple, this type of color notes can be infused via a variety accessories.

The current trend for designer bathroom revolves around asymmetry, even on the walls. Feel free to choose a segment of said walls and decorate just that part with wallpaper for added effect (leather, brick, stones, etc.).

A bathroom in two parts

Designers tend to play around with volumes and shapes. Designer bathrooms are no different, and their design is often as innovative.

Rather than laying the room out in a single space, the shower can be installed the shower in a bathroom nook or behind a wall panel. This configuration will allow you to manipulate the space, possibly increasing it for a cozier bathtub or shower.

All that's left now is to go out and design your perfect designer bathroom, at the same time functional and stylish!

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Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds

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