Belfast Telegraph

Monday 31 August 2015

Make your bathroom the most important room

By Helen Carson

Published 28/02/2013

A luxury Latina setting
A luxury Latina setting
Victorian-style unit
Stylish sink

Whether you’re planning a full bathroom renovation, or the addition of a few stylish updates to your suite, leading bathroom, heating and tile company Bassetts which has 12 branches provincewide, has everything you might need.

Brenda Hall, showroom manager at Bassetts, says the entire image and utility of bathrooms has changed in recent years, and they are now a space for relaxation and rejuvenation.

“Bathrooms are now being planned more carefully than ever before,” she said.

“We specialise in bespoke |bathrooms and are predicting a continued interest in both classic and contemporary influences in 2013.

“Our customers are opting for much simpler modern styles with clean lines, with some choosing lavish finishing touches to emulate spa-like luxury in the home.

“Each appliance is a feature, especially baths and showers.”

Stunning cast iron, acrylic and steel bath designs remain firm favourites and Brenda predicts this will continue.

Other features such as whirlpool technology add a little affordable luxury in the home.

Meanwhile, digital shower systems as well as water saving technology are becoming increasing

popular. Whites, beiges and greys remain the most popular tones for tiles.

However, large formats or splashes of colour for tile borders, splashbacks or flooring can |easily add some excitement to the space.

For more efficient use of space, though, cleverly designed cabinetry is becoming a must-have, for example, floating cabinets not only look sleek.

But make a room appear larger and allow for under cabinet lighting.

Bathroom lighting this year, no longer comprises of functional fixtures but statement pieces such as brick and LED-lit shower lights which bring five-star luxury to your home.

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