BATH TO THE FUTURE
TOP TIPS WHEN CHOOSING A NEW BATH
Shower baths are an ideal solution; they have a chunky bit at the end nearest the fixtures giving the user more space for showering, while retaining the classic bath features for when a soak in the tub is on the cards.
Similarly, Swiss bathroom designer Laufen offers a space- saving bath when room is tight.
This fabulous bath gradually widens from one end to the other so you can still enjoy a relaxing soak, without the bath taking over your entire floorspace.
However, if you are after a true slice of luxury Victoria + Albert Baths offer some outstanding baths perfect for unwinding.
This inspirational brand has a range of gorgeous freestanding baths crafted from volcanic limestone and high performance resins – and all have been hand- finished.
With both traditional and modern models making up the collection there really is something for every home.
However, for a truly luxurious soak I would highly recommend the Amalfi.
Not only does it look glorious with its sweeping sides, but the extended backrest provides full head support.
We have one on display in our Cardiff showroom and it exudes comfort and sophistication from its every curve.
When I look back to some of my earliest creations it is amazing to see just how much bathrooms have moved on.
I’m not just talking about aesthetics – although who isn’t glad to see the back of avocado suites?
Bathrooms have come a long way when it comes to technology too.
One of the brands leading the way is Italian firm Teuco.
Teuco boasts a wealth of gorgeous tubs, with everything from the freestanding Siena – a beautifully simple tub that is as elegant as it is impressive – to the Seaside collection; square baths packed with the latest whirlpool and lighting tech.
Personally, I love Mia& Me – a traditional rectangular bath complete with the firm’s Hydroline tech.
What is Hydroline? It’s Teuco’s own whirlpool technology, which replaces chunky, unsightly nozzles with discreet, thin slits packed with pressure like that experienced during a massage.
It’s also noiseless, making it perfect for those who want a truly relaxing bathing experience.