Tag: bathroom ideas

Glass shower panels and other tips for an easy-to-clean bathroom

It’s the time of year when many of us will be hosting parties or family get-togethers and our bathrooms will be seeing a lot more traffic than usual. And sadly, amongst all the fun, there’ll be a lot more cleaning to do! But keeping a bathroom spotless doesn’t have to be difficult if it’s designed to minimise the build-up of dirt and grime. Ideas such as glass shower panels and wall-mounted taps can really help to make cleaning quick and easy, so your bathroom looks as good as new with minimal effort. Here are our tips for designing a bathroom that’s easy to clean…

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Bathroom decorating ideas: how to create a sleek and elegant space

Bathrooms and cloakrooms are not referred to as the “smallest room in the house” for nothing – they’re usually on the cosy side and require careful thought when it comes to bathroom decorating ideas. Sinks with built-in storage, wall-mounted toilets, corner showers and recessed shelving are all great ways to make the most of the space available. But it’s also important to maintain a sense of calmness and serenity as, for many people, a bathroom is a room to relax in.

Using glass panels as splashbacks or wall coverings is an excellent way to create a soothing vibe in a bathroom. Because they are made to measure and can be cut to fit awkward spaces, they can be installed in any room, however odd its shape. Their streamlined and uniform appearance helps to enhance a sense of flow and continuity, avoiding the visual choppiness that can occur when too many different materials are used. For instance, using a variety of tiles on the floor, walls, around the bath and inside the shower recess can look very chaotic and jarring to the eye. Furthermore, a lot of tiling means a lot of grout and the dirt and mould that comes with it. Glass panels, however, stay looking clean and fresh for many years – all they need is a quick wipe and buff every now and then. Here are more ways in which glass wall coverings can help to create an elegant space…

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How to mix traditional and modern in your kitchen or bathroom

You don’t have to decide between a traditional or contemporary look when designing your home. If you’re a fan of both, it’s possible to mix the two successfully. The key is to keep each element of your design on one side of the fence or the other, eg, keep the cabinets and all the fittings traditional but use modern materials for the hard surfaces such as flooring, worktops and splashbacks. So, if you’re looking for kitchen makeover ideas, here are six more tips for mixing classic and contemporary looks…

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