Bathrooms can often be the one of the more neglected rooms of the house, with more attention given to the lounge or kitchen. A lot of people consider some bathroom fittings a luxury that they cannot afford, preferring to spend their money on a big screen TV or a new top-of-the-line range cooker.
Everyone has their priorities when it comes to home improvement, but there are a lot of bathroom fittings out there that a lot of people don’t ordinarily think to buy.
What follows is a selection of some of the quirkier designer items you probably wouldn’t find in the average household but which could turn your bathroom into a contemporary masterpiece.
LED Shower Heads
These really give a modern twist to a bathroom and are perfect for people who love gadgets and gizmos. There are a range of different styles of shower heads but most only have the one use. LED shower heads not only look great and do the job but some even contain sensors that monitor the temperature of the water. When there is a shift in the water temperature the LEDs change colour accordingly, letting you know when it is too hot or too cold.
Taps aren’t usually the most striking thing about a bathroom, but waterfall taps will certainly stand out from the rest with their modern and unusual appearance. Instead of providing a jet of water, these taps allow a steady flow reminiscent of, you guessed it, a waterfall.
Every bathroom should have a mirror, not only for practical purposes but because they make smaller rooms seem bigger. Backlit mirrors complete a contemporary motif and aside from providing the usual benefits, some contain motion sensors that turn the light on when in front of it. Some designs also come with demister pads that automatically clear condensation, removing the need for you to wipe it clean all the time yourself.
For most of us, floor space in the bathroom is a factor when it comes to choosing a shower or tub. There’s no denying that most freestanding baths require room, but there are smaller sizes out there.
If you enjoy reading the paper when you’re bathing, slipper baths are ideal. They are designed and shaped to accommodate sitting in a comfortable, upright position.