There are millions of different ways to create a contemporary paradise in your home nowadays, from designer furniture and wall-mounted flat screens in your lounge to stylish islands and gadgets galore in the kitchen.
It’s never been easier to design your own modern utopia, but most of us think that the bathroom has to serve function first and form second. This isn’t strictly untrue, but there are some amazing modern design choices out on the market today that do a superb job of combining the two so you don’t have to forfeit one for the other. You no longer have to put up with a bog-standard bog, as it were.
There are some amazing little touches you can give your bathroom – and some large ones too – that are both useful and attractive and can transform even the most dull and dreary of toilets into something that would look right at home in the Guggenheim.
Okay perhaps that’s pushing it a bit so please excuse my hyperbole, but there is a lot of choice out there for the modern bathroom stylist now. It’s not like you have to be a movie star to be able to afford them either.
Here are three features that will bring your bathroom into the here and now.
Space is a valuable asset in your bathroom and most of us don’t have all that much to play around with. For that reason you might think that a freestanding bath is just a pipe dream, but they now come in such a variety of different shapes and sizes that this may not be so.
Add this to the fact that you can save space by planning out your bathroom to the finest detail and you could realise your freestanding baths fantasy more easily than you might have previously thought.
Obviously if you’re planning on placing a bath in the middle of your bathroom floor you will have to think about how you will supply it with water. Freestanding bath taps will do the trick – not the most imaginative name perhaps, but it’s pretty self-explanatory. These large yet graceful looking taps fit to the floor and add something a little bit different to the standard bathroom.
There are some components that can’t be chosen solely because of their aesthetic appeal. A bathroom radiator is one such component. Fortunately there are a range of modern radiators that cast off the traditional radiator design shackles and possess a look more akin to wall art.
Vertical radiators have another string to their bow too. They not only aid in giving your bathroom a minimal look but save crucial space by using the vertical wall space giving you more room for additional fittings at floor height. Many recent designs also hug the wall closer without surrendering their ability to heat the room properly either.
Counter Top Basins
Counter top basins are another great combination of beautiful modern design, functionality and convenience. The fact that they fit on top of a counter rather than attach to the floor like their pedestal design brethren means you have a bit more storage space at your disposal should you need it.
The basins themselves come in various different forms too, some with sharp edges and shallow bottoms, others with deep bowls and gentle curves. No matter which design you plump for, they will certainly catch the eye. You shouldn’t have to worry about people washing their hands before dinner anymore, at least.
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