Godfrey StreetContemporary Bathroom, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
“Turn off the tap”You’ve explained at length how lucky we are to be able to have a source of clean, safe water on demand, rather than having to walk three hours to the nearest well. Plus, we all know that brushing your teeth with the tap running will kill at least three baby polar bears (or something), and that the only thing worse is using face scrubs containing evil, ocean-life destroying microbeads (thankfully now banned). So why on earth do your nearest and dearest still insist on wasting water in such a cavalier fashion? To save your voice, you could consider laminating one of those signs usually seen in public toilets warning you that the water is so hot, it will take off a layer of your skin.
Double sink/vanity If space allows, a double sink or a double basin vanity unit is a great addition to a busy bathroom. Depending on the design of the sink or vanity unit, you’ll need to allow between 150-180cm for two sinks side by side.Whatever sink you choose, you should allow at least 60cm between the front of the sink and the wall or any other fitting opposite for passage.
Make a sandwichFor family bathrooms in busy households, you can still get away with making the most of the benefits of a space-boosting floating vanity, while packing in lots of storage, as this sleek example shows. Here, two vanity shelves float (note that the bottom one is a couple of centimetres from the floor) and provide a space for a ‘sandwich filling’ of baskets for yet more storage, and towels.Coordinate tiles or the wall colour with your drawer/shelves to keep the surfaces flowing into each other, rather than breaking them into blocks with different colours if you want to create the feeling of more space.
Choose natural storageWicker and other natural materials can look classy and mask a toy collection very effectively. If you don’t want your kids’ clutter to challenge your spa vibe, incorporating these into your scheme is a winning move. Alternatively, there’s nothing to stop you employing the humble services of a plastic storage box and stashing it away behind closed doors, either in an under-basin cabinet or any useful built-in cupboard. Plastic is easy to wipe clean and doesn’t allow moisture to escape, so it will stop shelves and drawer bases becoming damp or mouldy.