Your perfect bathroom starts here
At Opun, we believe bathrooms are the small sanctuaries of the home. They’re peaceful oases where you can escape from the stresses of the outside world with a long soak in the tub… Alternatively, they’re where you go to blow away those morning cobwebs with an exhilarating power shower to get yourself set up for the day. We also think that the process of designing, or redesigning, and installing a bathroom should be as peaceful and stress-free as the end result – which is why we came up with our revolutionary bathroom service. Whether you’re looking to update your current bathroom, extend one or construct an entirely new space, we can take care of everything for you; from any tricky planning permission applications to the last few finishing touches that perfect the room.
Plan your bathroom
STEP ONE It’s easy to feel a bit bewildered when you first start thinking about any kind of home improvement project, but with bathrooms (regardless of size), it’s best to first think about the shape and layout of the room. If you’re remodelling an existing bathroom, ask yourself if you’d have more space, or if the layout would be more convenient, if you moved some of the components around. If you’re still unsure, then speak to your interior designer/bathroom fitter for their expert opinion on the best layout.
STEP TWO The next step is to consider what colour palette you’d like for the room, as well as the materials you’d like to use. This will help you decide later on which fittings will work perfectly. Remember, you don’t have to go for the old standard of porcelain tiled walls and flooring unless you want to. There are lots of great materials that are suitable in bathrooms nowadays, such as stone flagging, vinyl and engineered wood. It’s even possible to add a bathroom-friendly feature wallpaper wall to your new bathroom.
STEP THREE Once you’ve got a rough idea of where everything will go, think about the actual fittings you want. There’s so much choice. Claw-foot bathtubs and ornate faucets give a wonderful traditional look, or if you prefer more contemporary minimalist stylings, consider fittings with sleek rectilinear lines. How about adding a hand-machined stone basin, for example? Maybe you prefer a more eclectic mixture of stylings; there’s no right or wrong choice, so go with what feels right – but if you’re unsure, speak to an interior designer.
Bathrooms we love
Double up on basins! His-and-hers bathroom sinks make great additions to master en-suite bathrooms. Not only will they save you and your partner a few precious minutes in the morning, in not having to wait to brush your teeth, but they also create symmetry by tying the whole room together.
If you have the space – celebrate it! It can be tempting to try and fill all of the space available in a bathroom with tables, dressers and other pieces of furniture. But if you can resist, you may find that taking a minimalist approach to your bathroom décor can be more conducive to a relaxing atmosphere. Despite this bathroom’s colossal size, you could actually fit everything (even that glorious circular bath) into a space a quarter of the size.
Who says that grey has to be boring? Here, this neutral colour palette creates a cool, chic ambience – especially when united with those ultra-modern fixtures. For those who would prefer a little more colour in their bathroom, a vibrant primary shade would make a great choice for the fittings and fixtures, including the bathtub, sink and window frame. Contrasting with the grey walls, such bold colour choices would enliven the whole space.
Just because a space is small, it doesn’t mean it can’t be opulent. Not only does the beige marble create a luxe atmosphere in this room, but its reflective qualities serve to make the space appear much larger than it actually is. This styling mimics the old trick of putting a mirror in a cramped hallway. And check out the wonderful mixture of contemporary and old-world design seen in that trough basin as well!
Frequently asked bathroom questions
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