More and more people are sacrificing bedroom space to make room for a large bathroom. These spaces are not only incredibly stylish but well thought out, offering practical designs that fit in to our busy lifestyles. We want both a shower for efficiency and a bath for escaping the demands of our days, along with his and her sinks to cut down the morning bathroom queue. But curating the perfect mixture of function and flair can be overwhelming, particularly as the bathroom is not a space we want to regularly renovate. Here are three bathroom features we think are worth considering when creating a beautifully practical space.
GRANITE VANITY TOP – The sink is the most used feature in the bathroom. So you want it surrounded by something durable and easy to clean. Granite is non-porous so won’t get water marked easily and grime can be wiped away. It comes in a huge number of textures and designs but would fit particularly well in an industrial styled space. As vanity tops rarely use a huge amounts of stone, you can often pick from off-cuts by visiting your local stone mason. This is not only great for your wallet but also using un-used stone is great for the environment.
MARBLE SHOWER TRAY - Marble bathrooms are a welcomed holiday luxury. That feeling of marble beneath your feet, a rainforest shower head up above and the smell of fancy body wash– bliss. So why wait until your next holiday for that feeling under your feet? Choosing marble for your shower tray will not only create a feeling of luxury, but it’s also a practical choice. Marble is easy to clean, particularly if sealed properly by your stone mason. It’s also a very classic bathroom material that has been stylish for centuries.
SLATE FLOOR TILES – Slate is another incredibly strong stone that’s easy to look after, it’s stain resistant and naturally waterproof. Choosing a flame brushed textured slate will make it slip resistant which is great for families. It also comes in a variety of grey shades making it easy to style with a number of looks.