THE BLOCK BATHROOM RULES
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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.