THE BLOCK BATH­ROOM RULES

THE BLOCK IS BACK AND THIS YEAR’S BLOCKHEADS ARE DE­LIV­ER­ING THE GOODS – CHECK OUT OUR PICKS OF THE SHOW’S BEST BATH­ROOM DE­SIGN IDEAS

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We get some hot de­sign tips from this year’s Block con­tes­tants for a win­ning bath­room

TO GET LONGEVITY OUT OF YOUR BATH­ROOM DE­SIGN, COM­BINE CLAS­SIC SUR­FACES WITH MODERN TAPS AND LIGHT­ING FOR A TIME­LESS LOOK.

Mul­ti­pur­pose prod­ucts are es­sen­tial in small spa­ces like bath­rooms. Use a mir­rored medicine cab­i­net that spans the length of the room to vis­ually en­large the space, pro­vide am­ple stor­age and, of course, give you some­where to preen. To ac­cent your bath­room with a highlight hue, work a coloured basin into the scheme. It’s easy to swap out if you change your mind in years to come. A mar­bled floor is per­fect for bath­rooms, but large slabs can be ex­pen­sive. Smaller mar­ble tiles, laid in a pretty pat­tern, are a more af­ford­able op­tion. Team with plain wall tiles so the floor is the hero. SE­CRET STOR­AGE COLOURED BASINS MAR­BLED FLOOR

Just be­cause you have a con­tem­po­rary bath­room it doesn’t mean you can’t still add tra­di­tional touches – take this roll-top bath: its curves add soft­ness to the space. A tiled mu­ral is a great way to in­cor­po­rate art into your bath­room. Here, it’s been framed within the shower niche – how clever is that?! TRA­DI­TIONAL BATH­TUB BATH­ROOM ART

Lay­ing clas­sic sub­way tiles in a her­ring­bone pat­tern is an af­ford­able way to up the style fac­tor in your bath­room. These ones in blue, fin­ished with white grout, add an el­e­gant touch. HER­RING­BONE TILES

BLACK & WHITE Em­brace the trend for black in the bath­room with a free­stand­ing tub like this.

Set off against light-coloured wall tiles it be­comes the hero piece of the room.

STATE­MENT MIR­ROR A show-stop­ping mir­ror can still be sim­ple; this one is back­lit to create a halo ef­fect when switched on. Dou­bled up to pair with the sinks, it cre­ates twice the de­sign state­ment.

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