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Top Bathroom Design Tips For 2017

Peter Langley, Senior Designer at Langley Interiors in Bolton, shares his expertise on bathroom design trends, what to look out for and how home owners can create an on-style bathroom in their home in 2017.

Trade Tiles for Panels

Stone resin panels are a modern, sleek alternative to traditional tiles and are fast becoming a popular choice in the bathroom. Whilst initial costs may be higher than tiling, they are well worth the investment and will save your pocket in the future as they require less cleaning and maintenance such as grouting. Panels made from a durable material such as stone resin are incredibly hygienic and will future proof a bathroom for thirty years plus. Versital’s high quality stone resin shower panels are 100% waterproof and stain resistant, keeping your bathroom looking as good as new for years to come.

Large walk in bathroom design with marble shower panels and bespoke shower tray

Use Colour to Create the Illusion of Space

Colour scheme is an important aspect of bathroom design, and not just for its aesthetics. Home owners can use colour scheme to their advantage, especially if they are keen to maximise space in a smaller bathroom. Whilst also creating a light, airy space, using glossy finishes and light colour schemes in a bathroom’s design can help to create the illusion of space. Versital offers one of the largest colour selections in the UK, with around 100 unique colour and finish options, giving home owners the option to either create their own colour scheme if considering a complete bathroom overhaul, or alternatively find the perfect shade to match their existing design for smaller updates.

Classic black and white bathroom given a face lift with a bright turquoise vanity top in 'Turquoise Reflect' from Versital.

Swap Real Marble For ‘Faux’

Earthy shades and natural tones and materials are finding their place in the bathroom and the trend is likely to grow after the announcement of Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ 2017 Colour of the Year and the concept of bringing the outside in. Natural materials like marble, stone and granite add real character to a bathroom but can be a real nuisance to upkeep. Marble especially is prone to staining and is not fully water-resistant, making it impractical for bathroom design. Fortunately, true to life marble surfaces have emerged on the market, and offer all of the beauty of the natural material with none of the issues. Look out for faux marble surfaces such which are non-porous and extremely stain resistant, and like nature, feature different nuances and patterns in each hand-made piece.

bathroom design  using Versital sandstone marble finish shower panels and bespoke shower tray

Transform a Shower into a Wetroom With Minimal Fuss

Turn your ordinary shower enclosure into a wetroom no matter how small it is. How you say? These bathroom transformations can be achieved in even the smallest or most awkwardly-shaped bathrooms, thanks to bespoke shower trays and matching shower panels which create a coordinated, high end hotel look. For added impact, ask for a solid, steam room style bench or corner seat to be installed in your shower enclosure to create a relaxing atmosphere. This will feel like a real luxury – especially if you don’t have room for a bath. With a bespoke shower tray the shape, size, dimensions and even the waste position can be made to specification to create a statement shower space in any bathroom – even where a bath once stood.

Heritage Isn’t For Everyone!

Heritage will continue to be big in 2017 – but that doesn’t mean you need to restrict yourself to vintage-looking materials and products. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a fully blown heritage bathroom then opt for accents like a shower tray with a ‘stepped trim’ or pale colours such as our newly formulated faux marble in the colour ‘arabesque’ which emulates marble of eras gone by.

Versital is a hand-made, hand finished product that is manufactured in the UK by skilled craftsmen. Product offerings include an extensive range of bespoke, made-to-measure bathroom products for the home including shower panels, bespoke showers trays, vanity tops and integral basins.