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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
‘I find layout is really important: on entering the room you need impactful focal points,’ says Edwina Boase, who advises looking at luxury hotel bathrooms for ideas on how to fit everything into a space in a stylish way.
‘A walk-in shower is a good option if you want the room to stand the test of time and not look dated; I like a very minimalist screen, but often I’ll avoid using one altogether and create a wet room, which looks smarter and more hotel-like, particularly in a compact space.’ (Bear in mind that if you have a shower without a tray or screen, you will need to ensure the room is properly sealed.)
‘Framed shower screens and enclosures can look a bit unkempt after a few years,’ adds Boase, ‘so having a walk-in makes a visual statement, and lasts longer.’
Niches cut into the cavity wall work well for storage in showers or to house towel radiators. They make the room appear thought-through and provide a place to add interest with lighting and changes of tile finishes. Lisa Schiller