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7 items to consider for your dream bathroom

PUBLISHED: 15:54 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:56 30 April 2018


When planning a large bathroom the choice and options can feel as daunting as it does exciting. At Sussex Plumbing Supplies, our bathroom design experts take the headache out of the design stages, letting you enjoy the experience If you can’t make it to an SPS showroom, fear not as we have compiled trend and design advice here to inspire your big bathroom planning. We could say they’re the 7 Wonders of the Bathroom World but that might be taking it too far…

1. Free-standing bath

Completely on trend and the epitome of luxury, a free-standing bath is the obvious statement piece. Available in the traditional roll top style or sleek contemporary designs, every large bathroom can accommodate one. A big bathroom presents the opportunity to use space more interestingly – don’t feel your bath has to be positioned against a wall, give it centre stage and make it a true feature.

2. Double basin

A lavish double basin oozes style. It’s been a growing trend, but now the sought-after feature is a must for a large bathroom creating a sense of grandness while being totally practical.

There are so many ways to introduce a double basin into your design; choose from two basins on separate units or an extravagantly wide basin with shared or separate taps.

There are three types of basin mounting:

• Undermount gives a flush, modern look that will complement any bathroom design.

• Semi-recessed, equally as attractive but erring towards the traditional look.

• Sit-on basins are the style we’ve fallen in love with. Particularly stylish and with their boutique appeal, they’ve proven extremely popular in our Polegate showroom. This is an SPS favourite.

Don’t forget to include multiple mirrors when incorporating a double basin…a godsend for the morning bathroom rush. The obvious location is to position one above each basin, or one very wide mirror that stretches across both. Mirrored cabinets also create convenient ‘his and hers’ space to avoid any arguments. Alternatively, an over the basin mirror accompanied by a full-length mirror might be your preferred option.

3. Luxury bath and minimalist shower enclosure

Take full advantage of a big bathroom by installing both a bath and shower enclosure for total convenience. Whether you want a long soak in an indulgent bath or a fuss free shower to start the day, the choice is yours of the products that meet with your cost requirements while still fulfilling the design brief.

4. Walk-through shower enclosure

An elaborate use of space, this cool design option creates a wonderful hotel feel to a big bathroom especially when positioned between double basins. As this style is only practical in extremely large rooms, a walk-in shower can provide the same slick look without taking up as much space. Use floor tiles throughout instead of a shower tray to create a seamless flow and accentuate the room’s size.

5. Extra-large shower heads

An extravagant shower enclosure may be your preferred option. With some staggeringly impressive shower heads to choose from the simple shower quickly becomes a talking point.

For the ultimate decadence and an illuminated multifunction shower head which has remote controlled waterfall and rainfall settings as well as multiple colour glow options. If traditional styling is more to your taste then viewing the range of stunning oversized shower heads from Samuel Heath on display in the SPS showroom will be a must.

6. Storage

It may sound trite, but one of the most beneficial elements of a big bathroom is the ability to include storage for what can become a very cluttered room. The choice and quality of bathroom furniture is the best it has ever been and a sizeable bathroom gives you the opportunity to include some super stylish units. Clever units provide smart yet stylish solutions for storing toothbrushes, make-up, bottles, towels, cleaning products and more.

7. Flooring – the final touch

Don’t forget, a big bathroom will easily accommodate big, bold tiles… be it size or design. Patterned large format tiles are swiftly becoming the newest way to introduce style and personality to your bathroom.

As most towel rails will not heat a large bathroom adequately underfloor heating is a perfect solution and easy to install and operate. Electric systems, are well suited to bathrooms with tiled floors. For more inspiration visit the SPS showroom where your design consultant will go through a range of possibilities available and produce detailed CAD drawings of potential layouts.

Polegate showroom and head office - F5 & F6 Chaucer Business Park, Dittons Road, Polegate, BN26 6JF; 01323 409222 | Open Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday: 9am-1pm, Sunday: Closed

Bexhill showroom - Unit 3a, Beeching Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN39 3LG; 01424 739120 | Open Monday-Friday: 7.30am-5pm, Saturday: 8am-noon, Sunday: Closed



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