How to design the perfect bathroom: 3 stylish Sussex bathroom ideas
PUBLISHED: 15:03 31 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:40 13 April 2016
A wonderful bathroom can add that touch of luxury to any home - it’s a space to indulge, relax and escape; a place to wash away the cares of the day.
Whether you want a complete makeover or simply to refresh and update the look, it’s important to find the right people to give you the quality of service and product you deserve. Manufacturers are continually updating their products, introducing innovative and stylish ranges to suit every taste, according to Cuckfield Bathroom’s Jim Henning, and as we move towards spring there is a lot to look forward to, both with wet rooms and traditional bathrooms.
1. The wet-room
“The minimum size for a wet room starts at 1200 by 900 millimetres, comprising a walk-in panel of a 1000 millimetres,” says Jim. “You can have a stylish walk-in-shower using an Impey floor drain and a Majestic Monaco glass panel, for example. For a beautiful wet-room showering environment with flowing curves and crisp lines, have a look at the brand new Arysto range by Merlyn Showering.”
“And if you want a really on trend design for your floor, Spanish company Fiora are producing coloured textured shower trays cut to size. Or you could look at Impey for a wet floor, too.”
2. The traditional bathroom
For a stand-out look in a traditional bathroom, roll top baths add timeless elegance to the space. “One of the most interesting bath companies in the UK at the moment is Hurlingham Baths,” says Jim. “They manufacture ranges in materials including copper, brass and cast iron. And for the ultimate wow factor they can bespoke the exterior in paint, leather or textile. So you if fancy a zebra print bath, a purple moleskin design, or a union jack, then they can make it happen.”
If you are looking for something less ostentatious but equally well-made and stylish, the best-selling brand in the UK is Crosswater, established in 1998. “For a solid-mid-range bathroom it’s hard to beat,” says Jim, “whether it’s for your main bathroom, or second or third.”
3. Finishing touches
To make sure the look and quality of the larger items extends to the rest of the room and creates the right atmosphere, choosing the correct fixtures and extras is important.
“For luxurious tap fittings,” says Jim, “Samuel Heath is soon to unveil its new ranges at Europe’s premier bathroom expo Salone del Mobile in Milan in April. You can buy them exclusively through us. For contemporary high-end fittings. I would definitely recommend German firm Dornbracht - their engineering is second to none.”
Cuckfield Bathrooms was established in 2011 and provides high quality bathroom suites, as well as bespoke services including free 3D design and pre-order site visits, plus area exclusivity to some of the UK’s highest quality brands including Dornbracht and Samuel Heath.
All the ranges mentioned plus many more are stocked by Cuckfield Bathrooms. The showroom address is The Clockhouse, High St, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 5JX