HampsteadScandinavian Bathroom, London
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Metal-framed factory-style doors and windows“As a reaction to the ubiquitous uPVC doors and windows you find in many new-build homes, we predict these industrial-inspired doors and windows will be making a comeback. The use of smaller panes of glass as opposed to ultra-modern glazed walls creates a bit more of a cosy feel. “We don’t think these will just be used outside of the home. As they’re often a pricer option, we predict more of this style being used as internal doors and windows, as a feature. Examples of this could be en suite bathroom doors, wine cellar walls and porches. They’re a fantastic nod to the traditional but with a twist.” David & Mark, Forward FeaturesWhat do you think of these 2018 trends? Let us know in the Comments section
Make monochrome a feature of the whole roomWhy stop at the floor? Here, an inky vanity unit and a metal-framed shower door against a white backdrop both work in perfect harmony with that monochrome tiled floor. Your floor tiles might involve more than an aesthetic decision, too. If you have a walk-in shower, for instance, think about the floor you will use there. Will you go for a concealed tray, and continue your black and white tiles into the walk-in shower for a seamless look (see below), or choose a sleek white tray, as here, to give the shower a sense of separation and highlight it as more of a feature?How to Houzz: How to Get Advice and Tips for Your Project
Install a statement shower Fit the bathroom with factory-themed doors to replicate this chic monochrome model. Powder-coated steel frames – part window, part door – create a contemporary shower cubicle that’s durable as well as desirable. A blue-black vanity unit and the monochrome floor continue the visual theme; mixing squares with solid colour and then, in the tiles, a different geometric pattern on a smaller scale, pulls the design together but keeps the space from feeling boxy.Ask the experts: how to get your dream bathroom for less
Forget the resolutionsNew Year’s resolutions can make you feel guilty by drawing attention to all your bad habits or the tasks you didn’t accomplish last year. So instead, why not visualise how you’d like things to change in 2017? Rather than saying you’ll lose weight, picture yourself as fit, healthy and energised. Instead of beating yourself up for having a messy home, visualise a clean, pristine bathroom or bedroom and how good it might make you feel. You can pin down how to achieve each goal as you progress into January. For now, though, make New Year’s Eve about imagining alternatives and creating a clear vision for the year ahead.