London NW1 Contemporary Bathroom, London
Contemporary clean lines, fused with the original features of an Edwardian home. No tiles were used in this bathroom, only glass, RAL colour matched to the wall paint. Floorboards stained to match the rest of the house, with a waterproof lining underneath.
Photo: Carole Poirot
Photo: Carole Poirot
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with a wall-mounted sink, a freestanding bath, dark hardwood flooring, beige walls and brown floors. — Houzz
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Learn how to go over to the dark sideTo get a dark finish that also shows off the grain of the wood, your first step is to stain your floorboards. This is not a straightforward process and requires patch testing various stains on sanded boards to see which one works to create your desired final colour (so find a discreet spot destined to be under a piece of furniture). You will also need to experiment with diluting your chosen stain to get the correct strength of colour and may even need to mix several tones together. The final stain must be allowed to dry completely overnight before finishing with at least three coats of clear varnish. Don’t be tempted to skip the staining and go straight in with a dark-toned varnish or every scratch will reveal the original pale wood underneath.
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Stain a smart shade A dark stain can look dramatic and elegant while still showing off the natural grain of original floorboards. In this bathroom, the chestnut floor looks stunning next to white sanitaryware. It’s a great solution if you don’t want to throw out your perfectly serviceable pine boards, but would prefer a different hue.Always experiment with stains by patch-testing on a spare piece of board or in an unseen area with different hues until you get the shade you desire. Try a dark oak or walnut hue, then finish with three coats of clear varnish for a glossy, grown-up look. Don’t be tempted to use coloured varnishes on very pale boards, as chips and scratches will show through.
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Use spotlighting for a different effectRather than the tried-and-tested use of recessed spots in a ceiling, do something different and sink them into the floor to highlight a particular feature, or perhaps create a walkway. Here, the oval freestanding bath is picked out with spots, which create a gorgeous glow for night-time soaks.If you want to do this, it should be planned early to ensure all the necessary wiring is in place in the floor.
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The lights fitted into the wooden flooring brings a calming atmosphere to the bathroom whilst lounging within the bath to relax and have peace alone. Additionally the open windows bring in the outdoor atmosphere to bring light during the day, whilst additionally to bring in the sounds and the night atmosphere on a night with the calming reflection of stars within the sky. By having the bathroom open and spacious means it isn’t cluttered and by having little means a lot more making the bathroom look antique, as well as sophisticated.