As the place we enjoy peaceful time getting ready in the morning and the space we take refuge in at the end of the day, the bathroom is a focal point of activity in any home. Whether your bathroom needs a few updates or a complete overhaul, keeping the space up to date is one of the best investments you can make in your home, and 2014 is all about seamless functionality and bold statements.
2014 sees the resurgence of bold dark colours, the all-white bathroom is a timeless, classic look, but for those interested in a bathroom style with a bit more character, its time to reinvent your bathroom. Our bathrooms are evolving - they're not just spaces where we wash - they're also spa-like places to relax and unwind in. 2014 bathroom trends incorporate décor, furniture and accessories we might usually associate with living rooms or bedrooms blended with the bathroom for a really comfortable room that's a pleasure to spend time in. Forget cold, clinical wash rooms - 2014 is all about comfort. Incorporate an armchair, cushions, books, lighting and fluffy rugs to create a chilled out space not just a bathroom. Avoid white and, instead, choose coloured cabinets for a strong decorating scheme - just as you would in any other room of the home.
A key trend for bathrooms for 2014 is dark wood effect porcelain floor tiling. With many realistic imitation wood patterns to choose from offering all the warmth of wood with the practical features creates the ideal combination for your bathroom. For a modern result, why not use the same tiles on your floor and walls, to give a fluid, cladding effect. Controversially, we could be seeing wallpaper return to the bathroom, though the practicalities of this may not work for everyone. Whatever happens in 2014 Spa like bathrooms have become a commodity and will continue to be so in the year ahead, combining boutique style décor, refined bathroom furniture and bathroom accessories that we might usually associate with living rooms to create an enjoyable and comfortable room to spend time in. Forget the clinical style bathroom the spa inspired bathroom is all about combining colour and comfort.
As 2013 comes to a close and with 2014 on the horizon, a year in the spotlight gives us chance to analyse the last 12 months for Waters Baths of Ashbourne. Having featured in a variety of both online and offline media publications its clear that Waters Baths are making waves, In March Waters Baths featured on the cover of EKBB (Essential Kitchen Bathroom Business Magazine) The Waters baths i-Line collection boasts a 20mm profile edge and has received high profile recognition from Interior design online specialists In+Ex, the range of baths has been championed for its ultra slim profile edge and gleaming white finish.
With edges measuring 100mm thinner than market alternatives, the I-Line range provides an additional 200mm of length space for an increasingly comfortable bathing experience. The beautifully crafted narrow edges combined with expert craftsmanship make this range really stand out from the crowd, providing a collection of baths that really are a breed apart from any alternative. The Kitchen and Bathroom Journal focused again on the thinspiration that Waters Baths created with their i-Line range. In July 2013 Architects Choice added to the growing number of media publication that recognized the beauty of the i-line freestanding bath range.
The i-Line Collection not only provides unlimited style, it also offers exceptional practicality, which makes it a continuous hit in a great deal of modern, contemporary bathrooms. The minimalized design combined with increased bathing space ensures the user receives a truly relaxing and tranquil bathing experience without requiring additional floor space, which at times can be hard incredibly to optimize. Real Homes Magazine were featured the new range of baths in June 2013 with the strap line ‘The exquisite new collection features five beautifully designed, acrylic freestanding baths that offer an indulgent bathing sensation’ Waters Baths of Ashbourne provided Sarah Beeny a Brook freestanding bath for her popular Channel 4 program Sarah Beenys Double your house for half the money in October which utilized the additional space saved from the edges to allow the couple with a modest sized bathroom still enjoy the luxury bathing experience the bath provides.
Home Building and Renovating put the Stream freestanding bath at the top of their product selectors wish list promoting the ‘same size bigger bath’ mantra that epitomizes what Waters Baths products are all about. House Beautiful Magazine added it to their Staring Role section with the tag line ‘These baths are special enough to take centre stage’. As luxury bath specialists, Waters Baths focus on creating stylish and innovative baths, transforming the everyday bathroom into a stunning personal spa, right in the comfort of your own home, Waters Baths certainly have exactly what you need to create your dream bathroom. Throughout the year Waters Baths has been recognized for their quality of products and innovation in creating stunning freestanding baths and long may it continue. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.