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Creating a Japanese Style Bathroom

Japanese style is synonymous with simplicity and minimalism, partly due to its association with the Buddhist religion. Since the 1920s, Japan has been a source of inspiration for homeowners and interior designers eager to incorporate the Japanese culture of relaxation into their everyday routine.

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How To Create A Modern Monochrome Bathroom

Monochrome often refers to a colour scheme of black and white, or a colour scheme that includes two varying tones of the same colour. For example, a charcoal grey and light grey scheme would also be referred to as monochrome.

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Using Wall Panels Around The Home

Although wall and ceiling panels are most commonly used in the bathroom (their waterproof qualities are perfect for this), there are many uses in the home for interior cladding. Whether it’s a statement wall in the hallway, an alternative to tiles in the kitchen, or a hardwearing wall cladding option in the utility room, there are many ways to use wall panels beyond the bathroom.

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How To Create A Relaxing Nature-Inspired Bathroom

A bathroom should be a place that you enjoy spending time in, whether it’s a personal retreat or a practical family bathroom. At the end of a long day, it’s ideal to be able to relax in a hot bath – but for one reason or the other, we often don’t.

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Disabled Bathroom Design Guide

If you’re redesigning your bathroom, this is the perfect opportunity to make it accessible to people with all levels of physical ability. Having an accessible bathroom means that people with different mobility needs or people of different ages are comfortably able to use your bathroom. You might be preparing your bathroom for when your own mobility is hindered or making it suitable for guests with disabilities.

Making your bathroom truly accessible means that you’ll be prepared for all guests, not just those with full mobility, and it’s a forward-thinking way of making your home more practical.

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How To Get The Most From An Ensuite Bathroom

To most of us, an ensuite bathroom is more of a luxury than a reality. However, they are becoming more and more popular in homes around the country as people fall for the convenience that they allow. As they are often rooms that are added in after the house has been built, ensuites can be small and without natural light.

Also known as master bathrooms, in some cases, en suites are known to increase value to your property by as much as 5%. As with any structural work to your home, before you begin work on creating your ensuite, you should consider what the best way to use the space is.

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Top 3 Utility Room Design Ideas

Utility rooms are becoming more popular to have in the home, to the point where they’re starting to be included in floorplans for new builds more often. Utility rooms house common appliances and laundry facilities as well as often doubling up as a cloakroom and boot store. Basically, they’re a messy room that you can close the door on to get away from.

They make excellent sense, especially in houses with open plan kitchens where the noise of a washing machine or dishwasher can be disruptive. They also often work towards adding value to your home, as long as it doesn’t encroach on the space of your kitchen or downstairs bathroom. If space is an issue but you want a utility room, you can always consider adding a small extension on the side of your home to allow for one. There are plenty of small utility room ideas to help you make the most of your space.

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The Ultimate Guide To Bathroom Colour Schemes

Bathroom with Orange Suite

Choosing the right colour scheme for your bathroom can be a mammoth task. Not only do you need to consider current trends, you should also make sure you’re picking colours and designs that won’t look outdated any time soon.

In this guide, we’ll cover some of the best colour schemes for bathrooms so you can see what you like and work from there.

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Wet Room Design Ideas

Why choose a wet room?

The main reason that people choose to install a wet room in their homes is to reap the practical benefits they offer, although they look sleek and modern too which makes them the ideal renovation for a traditional home being brought into the 21st century. Wet rooms are easy to maintain and clean and are also perfect for aging or disabled family members as they have an open plan design, meaning that the shower area isn’t enclosed and access is easy.

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Bathroom Trends with Staying Power

Redecorating is exciting, but we all know what happens. We go on Pinterest to get inspired, have a few hundred ideas rolling round in our heads, and then wonder how on earth to realise them. The danger with following trends is that a year or two down the line, the trend could be over, and you could be left with a room that needs updating.

The trends in this blog have been around long enough to prove their worth. Often harking back to vintage or industrial looks, they’re sure to be timeless – ensuring you have a beautiful bathroom that will stay in fashion for years to come.

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