For some people, a bathroom is the flagship room of the house. Although it might seem a strange thing to say, the chances are that you can recall the moment when you visited a friend’s stunning new bathroom and thought: ‘ I wish mine looked like this!’.
Bathrooms often receive the least decoration, love and attention compared to other rooms in the house. Obviously you spend far less time relaxing in the lavatory than you do in your lounge (although that’s not always the case), but aiming for Bathroom Heaven can help you avoid Bathroom Hell. Here are 5 great additions to any bathroom that will help you love your space, and make your visitors green with envy.
1) Tile Mosaic
There is no decoration for your bathroom space which is more natural, or better suited than a tile mosaic. It’s a perfect way to make your space stand out above the rest, and can also be a brilliant creative project! You might want to leave it to the professionals, but if you’re an inspired individual with a talent for handiwork, why not create your own masterpiece yourself? Mosaics are wonderfully adaptable to any style and colour scheme, just put in the pieces and bathe in your brilliance!
2) Heat-Sensitive Shower Light
This great gadget will banish your burns and fight off your freezing shocks. The heat sensitive shower light is a special shower-head, fitted with LED’s in blue and red. Once the water is running, the lights immediately turn the water into a colourful display, giving you a perfect visual representation of how hot your water is! No more immersing yourself in ice, you’ll know when the temperature is just right. So hop in, the water’s fine!
3) Waterproof iPod Dock
Only a small percentage of the world’s singers ever really make it to fame. For the less vocally-gifted majority, the shower is the only place it is safe to let loose and show the shampoo what a pair of lungs we’ve got! A waterproof iPod or mp3 dock are great bathroom additions for our soap-stars to enhance their early performances. Although it won’t survive a dunking in the bath, the docks are made from special materials and sealed with water resistance. Whether you want some soothing tunes to help you relax in a deep soak, or to belt out the big notes at the crack of dawn, this gadget is perfect for your bathroom heaven.
4) Wet Rooms
A fantastic addition to any bathroom is a Wet Room. Wet Rooms are essentially a new approach to showers. Imagine that you could simply walk into your bathroom, and already be in your shower? A wet room is a whole corner of your bathroom that is turned into a shower space. The space can be divided from the rest of the room by a single glass wall from floor to ceiling, and that is all! A drainage system is fitted under your bathroom floor, and the waterproof tiling is angled so that your water will run down the right way. All in all, wet rooms are a stylish, minimalist yet ultra convenient option for a positively heavenly bathroom.
5) Feature Mirrors
Feature Mirrors are the saviour of any small bathroom, and a fantastic addition to bigger ones. Rather than having a small mirror on a cabinet or one on a stand above the wash hand basin, why not invest in a large wall mirror? Large bathroom mirrors are increasing in popularity, and are incredibly versatile. Frameless mirrors look fantastic as part of a sleek, modern minimalist bathroom, while adding a frame can help you adapt it to any style that you desire. Just make sure if you’re choosing a vintage frame that you’ve coated the wood, keeping it protected from moisture is a must!
Don’t neglect your soaking sanctuary. With the right love, attention, and these fantastic additions, your bathroom can become your pride and joy. Whether you’re starting from scratch, or looking to spruce up your space, these five great additions will take you out of purgatory, and get you through the pearly gates into paradise.
An article by Samantha in conjunction with Nicholas Anthony Ascot, bathroom specialists.