Out with the old, in with the new
Items that have boomed in popularity recently are now falling out of fashion. “We do think that there has been a noticeable drop off in double bowl vanities, which were a perceived luxury, with people preferring a larger basin size with more bench space, over having twin bowls.” People are now focusing on statement pieces, such as “framed pieces” instead of traditional mirror cabinets or wall-mounted mirror panels. Freestanding bathtubs, vessel bowl vanities, dump roses and sliding showers continue to be extremely popular, explains Scholtens.
Don’t forget the details
Designing the look and feel of a bathroom space can be an exciting one, but it’s important not to become carried away without first considering the features that can be overlooked until it’s too late. Including a solid mounting structure behind the walls will not just give you the freedom to hang bold statement pieces such as wall-hung vanities, it is also important for practical reasons if you want to hang towel rails and accessories. You also need to allow for plenty of natural light and ventilation, explains Scholtens.
It has never been easier to create a restful, luxurious bathroom space that doesn’t compromise on comfort, usability and style. With advances in technology, you can make your bathroom completely unique to your style and needs – a little planning is all it takes.