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The latest bathrooms offer luxury and convenience

Posted on the 12/08/2020 by Karndean Designflooring

Home decorators have always enthusiastically embraced and invested in the latest bathroom technology, from the first flushing outdoor toilet and the luxury of indoor bathrooms with running hot and cold water to the internet enabled technology of today’s sanitary havens.

When plumbing was first brought indoors, bathrooms were decorated in a similar fashion to the rest of the home. The Victorian bathroom reflected the maximalist style of the era, while in the 1930s art deco introduced a stark monochrome look and in the 1970s a love of bold block colour was reflected in coloured suites.

Fitted carpet was long seen as the luxurious flooring of choice, being warm underfoot in homes without central heating. But far from being a practical surface for bathrooms, carpet was difficult to keep dry and clean, harbouring dirt and microbes. 'When it comes to surfaces, we do not want to see carpets in bathrooms,' says Kate Watson-Smyth of Mad About The House and we couldn’t agree more!

Above image features RKP8111 Baltic Limed Oak

Today’s bathrooms are not only a functional space for personal hygiene but also a sanctuary where we can linger to relax in a rainfall shower or hot bath with soothing essential oils to ease the stresses of life. The latest technology offers convenience and water efficiency as well as surfaces that require minimal maintenance.

To create a modern bathroom with a holiday spa feel, we recommend choosing a layout that is sleek and minimal in style. A light airy colour scheme in a neutral colour palette will ensure that your bathroom looks effortlessly fresh and clean.

Above image features RKT2402 Urban Grey

In this bathroom an interesting combination of industrial and period features add a quirky contemporary twist. Touches of black metal in the lighting and shower cubicle blend seamlessly with period features such as the ornate toilet and wall panelling. The vanity unit provides plenty of useful storage to keep clutter to a minimum while a luxurious freestanding tub with a view offers the ultimate in pampering.

A practical washable paint and waterproof, easy clean flooring will create a space that is not only timelessly stylish but also simple to keep hygienically clean. The latest limestone design Urban Grey from our easy-fit Korlok range provides an ideal mid-grey hue with all the interesting textures and veining of the real thing but is much warmer underfoot and, conveniently, can be laid over most existing floors.

Above image features SM-RL23 Savannah Oak

In keeping with the minimalist style and luxury spa feel, this modern bathroom pairs a neutral colour palette with industrial grey balcony doors and mirror and a characterful wood design flooring. The beautiful oak textures of Savannah Oak from our Art Select range, laid in a herringbone pattern, adds plenty of warmth and lends a sense of space and opulence.

For the ultimate in convenience installing the latest high tech gadgets can automate your bathroom, for example controlling blinds and lighting with ease, personalising shower settings or streaming your favourite tv and music on demand.

Finally, to complete your luxury spa retreat add pops of your favourite bold colours with towels and accessories and don’t forget to include somewhere to rest a book or glass of wine while you are relaxing in the bath!