Hard to believe that the 2010’s are now behind us and what a decade it’s been! In terms of our homes, these last 10 years have seen us become bolder in our designs, demand more from our spaces, and nowhere is this truer than in our bathrooms.
The days of avocado bathtubs are long behind us, now we want to same level of interior design to be in our bathrooms as in our other rooms. So what’s been the big hits of the decade? We had our design team reveal the nation’s tastes...
The luxury of the standing bathtub has seen them appearing in more and more homes over the last decade. We collectively said no to cramped up baths, where our knees stuck up awkwardly out of the water, or our back was smushed against the tap. Now homeowners demand more; they want deep tubs, tubs with room enough for two even.
As we head into the 20s, never let yourself settle for less when it comes to your bathtime.
Baths aren't the only feature that got a makeover. In the last decade, the rain effect shower has been sweeping the nation. Who knew so many people were dying to experience the feeling of letting a heavy downpour wash them clean?
Now far be it for us to critique this trend but we will say, while they look great, if you opt for your own, you will need to bear in mind that they tend to offer less water pressure than normal showerheads. But hey, maybe that’s worth the trade-off to feel like you’re standing naked in nature.
Alongside bigger showerheads, we now want even bigger showers too. In fact, most homeowners would prefer their shower to have its own purpose-built space (like above), rather than just hanging over the bath. A fantastic shift in design that’s hopefully seen a lot fewer people tumbling over, as they try to awkwardly climb out of a slippy tub.
Skylights go hand in hand with another trend - en-suites. Namely, adding an en-suite to a loft conversion. Yes, the UK has been busily exploiting every inch of space in their home and they’ve said ‘enough is enough’ to their loft going to waste. Second to rear extensions, loft conversions have been one of our most popular projects these last few years.
And the benefit of extending into the roof? Skylights. Rather than have frosted glass, you can now stare out into the elements with no one able to stare back - unless, of course, you have some very high up neighbours. And with an architect by your side, these skylights can get very creative.
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Think all bathroom have to be white? During the 2010s we smashed this theory and showed that just about any colour can work. This is a decade that rewarded experimentation!
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And it’s not just paint where you can get creative. Bathrooms are known for their tiling, so why not take this to the next level too? One of our favourite trends in tiling has been how playful the shapes have become. Circles, hexagons, triangles, there’s no telling where you’ll go.
Adding a splash of fun
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Think we stopped there? Oh no, in fact, if there’s been one rule for bathrooms it’s that there are no rules! It’s your home after all, so think a little less about what the tastes of the next buyer will be and go nuts with your own personal flavour of fun. Wallpaper, artwork, statues, gold fittings, the bathroom is where you put yourself together, so why shouldn’t it reflect who you are?
Want to unlock your home’s potential? Whether you’re considering doing up your bathroom, kitchen, or living room our team are always on hand to offer complimentary advice. Book a free consultation here.