Stylish Fitted Bathroom Furniture

Posted by Richard Carter on 23/10/2013.

Fitted Bathroom Furniture

For a recent project in London we were tasked with redesigning a clients fitted bathroom furniture.

Although the previous layout and storage options weren't particularly bad, the style and look of the room was dated and out of keeping with the rest of the property.

Along with the re-design, the customer wanted us to install a new thermostatic shower, a wall hung toilet and expand the current airing cupboard adjacent to the bathroom but keep the current feature bath.

Once the measurements were taken, the client provided us with some design ideas they had previously been given by different bathroom stores in the area (see below).

Boring Fitted Bathroom Furniture

These ideas although ok quality wise just weren't very modern in design, so the client wanted us to totally re design their bathroom from scratch with bespoke units that would really set their bathroom apart.

The room itself formed a large rectangle, and with the current layout being ok, it was decided to keep the shower/features in roughly the same positions.

To complicate the design, the rear wall was actually sloped, meaning any furniture would require semi-recessed basins to add depth to the units, while the clients requested mirror cabinet above would need to be angled on the back and recessed into the wall to give as much head room as possible.

Wall Hung Toilet

As a result we design a modern stylish collection of fitted bathroom furniture for this room, with matching 7cm thick white corian solid surface tops and high gloss white plinths.

The oak used was made to size and then sprayed/hand buffed with a high gloss clear lacquer to really make the grain stand out and give the appearance that the wooden doors were framed and floating.

To install the wall hung toilet we used a small frame concealed in the WC unit that allowed us to keep the height of the unit low (thus not affecting the overall height of the work surface), gaining some extra internal space from a hollow Corian top.

The fitted furniture run features dual recessed basins, soft close drawers/doors and a matching mirror cabinet above that lined up with the units below.

High Gloss Wood

At one end of the run we continued the solid surface top over the bath to give continuity while at the other we built a tall 30cm wide unit to provide extra storage.

To match the thoroughly modern look of the furniture we added a minimalist shower quadrant with recessed thermostatic valves, a fixed shower head and a secondary flexible head to give the client multiple options.

Shower Quadrant

To finish off the room we used mosaic white brick tiles on the backsplash and in the shower, offsetting this cool white look against light grey polished floor tiles that doesn't distract from the wood grain above.

We absolutely love this bathroom and consider it to be an original piece of bespoke work that really sets our design team apart from the crowd. For now it's the only one of its kind in the world but that doesn't mean we can't create something similar again.

If you're looking for this finish in your bathroom, or perhaps something similar but with a different set of colours then simply request a free bathroom design visit.

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