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How to create a timeless bathroom

How to create a timeless bathroom in 4 simple steps

When planning a new bathroom going for a classic look ensures your scheme wont date. Based in rural Dorset, Total Energy Services, design, supply and fit many classic bathrooms.

In this article we show you in 4 simple steps how to create a timeless bathroom.

  1. Stick to natural materials

Natural materials such as stone, wood and metal are key for a timeless bathroom design.

Practicality can be enhanced with stone and wood effect porcelain tiles, quartz over marble and polished nickel over aged brass if you don’t wish to have such a prominent patina.

Natural materials add texture, preventing the room looking flat and whilst some wooden vanities can look a tad ‘done’ Parker Howley have a gorgeous collection of reeded oak vanity units.

If you prefer a painted vanity unit then an oak bath stool or ladder used decoratively can add warmth to the room. Antique style rugs on a marble floor can add a touch of class, ruggable do a vast range of beautiful yet easy to care for rugs that can replicate a times gone by look.

  1. Choose the right metal finish

Brass and nickel tend to be top contenders for traditional bathroom schemes.  Chromes bright silvery finish lends itself to a more modern scheme. Nickel has a certain warmth an almost champagne like finish that will delicately patina over time suiting any classic scheme. Nickle also pairs nicely with brass finishes.

For example the Crosswater Belgravia range features an intricate lever or cross head handles for a classic feel. This range merges traditional design with modern day performance.

Unlacquered brass is typically classed as a living finish meaning it will oxidise over time. This unique patina adds character and depth, whilst ensuring no two taps are the same.

  1. Invest in a freestanding vanity unit

Freestanding vanity units are essential for a timeless bathroom as well as the storage options, certainly make them worth the investment.

Many suppliers offer a range of worktop finishes such as marble or quartz and you can often paint the vanity in your choice of colour. We particularly love Holly Oak House beautiful range of vanity units.  range.

The large range of vanity sizes an finishes allow you to create your own scheme.

4. Roll top bath?

A free standing bath is the ultimate luxury for a traditional bathroom. There is such a vast range of freestanding baths to suit every budget and style preference. We love Lusso stone resin baths.

5. Don’t forget lighting

Thankfully nowadays the range of beautiful bathroom lighting is endless, brands including Pooky and Jim Lawrence have a large range of IP rated bathroom lights and shades to suit almost any scheme.

For those wanting a more traditional look Jim Lawrence antique brass finish is great and Pooky offer a range of beautiful blocked printed shades perfect for cloakrooms.

How can we help?

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a free no obligation bathroom survey please call 01258 472132 or fill in the enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you.


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