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So, what's in and what's passe in the world of bathrooms?

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GrendelsMum Mon 30-May-11 22:16:55

Go on, tell me what's in and what's passe?

On the thread in chat I see that large limestone tiles are now reaching the end of their trend.

What else should I avoid and what should I favour in my quest to have an ultra contemporary bathroom (which will of course date immediately grin)

sooz28 Mon 30-May-11 22:18:34

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DisparityCausesInstability Mon 30-May-11 22:54:34

Those horrid fitted toilet/sink/storage combos in fake wood. Beige, stay away from beige.

EggyAllenPoe Mon 30-May-11 23:01:21

plastic sides on baths. they scratch really easily.

all that cocking beige has to meet its comeuppance soon,.

micro-mosaic. a bugger to clean all that grout.

i predict the return of the low-level WC, they flush better than close-coupled ones.

7to25 Tue 31-May-11 02:45:59

Vessel sinks, surely

SwedishEdith Tue 31-May-11 09:01:21

What's a vessel sink?? And is that in or passe? Sounds passe the way you've written it there 7to25

Anyway, I predict the return of outside loos

Pootles2010 Tue 31-May-11 09:11:00

Keep seeing rubber type floors, some with unusual textures. Don't know if i like them or not!

DisparityCausesInstability Tue 31-May-11 09:33:22

I like rubber floors - they is definitely still cool. grin

7to25 Tue 31-May-11 12:11:18

A vessel sink is a large glass/ceramic fruitbowl balanced on a vanity unit. They will really date a bathroom in a couple of years. A fad.

Pootles2010 Tue 31-May-11 12:17:19

Agreed 7to25. Some of them are alright, but a few look a lot like those sinks dentists have, that you spit the funny coloured water into.

I agree, they really will date a bathroom quite soon I think.

SwedishEdith Tue 31-May-11 15:49:30

Ah, I see and yes, agree. Anything "trendy" will, obviously, become untrendy

GrendelsMum Tue 31-May-11 17:37:16

OK, so we're thinking bright colours (no beige), statement floors, sinks that are proper sinks, no mosaics and no fake wood.

And avocado.

Pootles2010 Wed 01-Jun-11 14:17:47

We're doing our bathroom atm, we're pretty limited budget wise so going for white simple suite, think we're going for a plain white padded vinyl floor from rhinofloor, paint walls white, then have coloured bathmat/blind/towells etc.

Am hoping this will work, and that i can fairly cheaply change the accessories when get sick of them, obviously can't change the tiles as easily.

Selks Wed 01-Jun-11 14:23:11

I reckon cork floors are going to make a comeback at some point! grin

(Actually, I lived in a rented house with a cork floored bathroom and loved it - easy to clean, warm, comfy, looked ok)

DisparityCausesInstability Wed 01-Jun-11 14:25:08

The only thing I'd say about your bathroom Pootles is that although will will look lovely and clean and modern, the white floor will be a nightmare to maintain - you'll see every hair that falls out of your head & you won't believe how many hairs you lose. Would go for a coloured floor and save yourself the agony - unless you have OCD cleaning tendencies anyway.

PigletJohn Wed 01-Jun-11 14:54:35

I think a white suite keeps looking good for longer than any fashionable colour. It's easy to change the effect with strong colours of towels and blinds.

Chrome taps with a capstan and easy-clean dome is simplest to use or maintain, and most practical. Gold plate or brass get shabby and need a lot more care. Same goes for towel rails, soap dishes etc.

Ceramic taps and mixers create more plumbing problems than simple bib taps. So do cisterns with a press-button in the middle of the lid.

Those silly ladder-like bathroom radiators are going to look very dated soon.

Pootles2010 Wed 01-Jun-11 16:17:59

hmm i did consider that disparity. I would say maybe a beigy limestoney but now this thread's put me off that!

Getting better at cleaning etc but def not OCD!

DisparityCausesInstability Wed 01-Jun-11 16:46:04

Even though I don't like beige - it's more the wall to wall beige limestone tiling. I think I'd choose beige flooring over white. If your walls & tiling are white then your room will still look crisp and modern and your floor will be fine. I think I'd going for a mid grey.

GrendelsMum Wed 01-Jun-11 16:47:37

I think that Piglet John is being depressingly practical about things. Who ever heard of fashion being dependent on whether or not something leads to plumbing problems.

DisparityCausesInstability Wed 01-Jun-11 16:57:47

I agree Grendel - your home needs personality - choosing the least unique items for fear that something might date, will lead to boring house now and in 10 years time.

PigletJohn Wed 01-Jun-11 17:00:38

"Who ever heard of fashion being dependent on whether or not something leads to plumbing problems."


GrendelsMum Wed 01-Jun-11 21:45:47

Plumbing problems with our current bathroom have led to the remarkably stylish water marks down the newly replastered and repainted dining room walls smile

lotsofmischief Thu 02-Jun-11 16:58:02

I just re-did my bathroom, its lush, but my gorgeous new bath was SO slippery that my kids were sliding all over the place! Have now found some non slip bath stickers that you can put of the bottom of the bath (or shower tray if thats what you get). They are like a textured white circle shaped sticker and you can hardly see them when they are in the bath. Might be worth a thought as DS1 nearly cracked his head before we got it sorted! Bless em. Good luck with your bathroom

sooz28 Thu 02-Jun-11 17:06:10

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