The bathroom has now moved from being a functional room, to become a place to relax and unwind in – a spa-like sanctuary. In today’s hectic modern lifestyle we turn to the bathroom as an escape. This has seen bathroom products evolve into design led pieces that allow the shower enclosure to become a focal point of the house, a place to show off to visitors.
This has seen the wetroom continue as a key trend. Wetrooms are such a flexible concept that you can really create an individual retreat, whether a more traditional enclosure straight to floor is chosen, a striking walk-in enclosure or a stylishly simple wetroom panel. The latest designs for shower enclosures are frameless enclosures with clear thicker glass and a bright silver finish. These enclosures give a ‘made to measure’ appearance, creating a more individual look than that of a standard shaped shower enclosure. The thicker glass brings a feeling of weight and quality which is so popular. With the latest products featuring glass thicknesses of up to 10mm, the shower enclosure truly is becoming the key fashion statement of the bathroom. Crafted from only the finest materials, high-end shower enclosures are the ultimate in quality and precision, and act as a benchmark for the rest of the bathroom design.
In terms of the shower tray, low level shower trays are the key trend which is set to continue growing. Their sought after minimalist style also simulates the modern wetroom look. The latest shower trays are designed with a hidden waste featuring a stylish load bearing solid surface waste cover to give a completely minimalist finish. Shower trays are also being styled with integrated duckboard style drying areas – these are now moving away from wooden varieties, which can deteriorate over time, and are being manufactured in the same material as the tray for lasting durability. They are also removable to allow for easy cleaning. For a real boutique look, shower trays are now also being designed with optic lighting incorporated into the tray – giving real spa-like ambience.