When it comes to bathroom furniture there is more choice than ever these days with a wealth of baths, sinks, toilets, cabinets, and other furniture available to help you achieve the look you desire for your bathroom; whether it is minimalist, modern, traditional, luxurious, or plain and simple. Here we give you the low down on the main types of bathroom furniture and what’s available to help you choose the right bathroom furniture.
There are many different styles, sizes and shapes of baths, such as rectangular baths, round baths, corner baths, freestanding baths, and shower baths. In most cases, baths come in two types of material – cast iron or acrylic. However it is possible to add a touch of luxury to your bath nowadays with whirlpool baths and spa baths available for use in your bathroom!
Traditional baths are usually made of cast iron, and these are most commonly used as freestanding baths. Cast iron baths are extremely heavy, more than 100 kilos on average, so your bathroom floor must be strong enough to hold the weight. The inside of the bath is covered with a glossy white enamel, and is usually rippled or dimpled. In some cases it may be necessary to paint your cast iron bath, which will allow you to match the colour of your bath to the colour of your bathroom.
Acrylic baths are the lightweight modern alternative, which can be easily moulded to produce delicate and detailed bath designs. However, acrylic baths are also very durable and will last many years. One of the best things about acrylic baths is that they are relatively warm to the touch, unlike cast iron baths which are cold and can reduce the water temperature slightly.
These days you will find a wealth of sink styles to choose from, such as pedestal, vanity, wall-hung, cloakroom or en-suite. Each type of sink is a different size so you should be able to find one to fit into the smallest space in your bathroom.
The type of sink you choose will depend on the style of your bathroom. You may be looking for a functional sink, a very modern style sink, a traditional style sink or maybe a sink that matches your bath and toilet.
But before you decide on a particular design and style, you should think about the size of your bathroom and who uses it, so you can choose a sink that fits in the room and serves its purpose. If it is a family bathroom, which can often get full of clutter, you may want to combine your sink with some handy storage space, or if you live on your own in a newly-built apartment you might want to go for a very modern style of bathroom furniture by getting a wall-hung sink.
A toilet is obviously a hugely important part of our modern-day society and everyone's home has at least one. As the toilet is one of the most regularly used items in a home, it should be both functional and pleasant.
If you are planning to redesign your bathroom you will find there are lots of different styles of toilet to choose from, such as close-coupled toilets, back-to-wall toilets, high-level toilets, low-level toilets, and wall-hung toilets. When choosing a toilet you should take into consideration the style of your bathroom, and whether you want the water cistern (tank) to be close to the toilet, high on the wall, or hidden from view.
In every bathroom there is always plenty of clutter such as towels, cleaning products, kids’ bath toys, medicine, toiletries, and cosmetics. But you don’t want all this to be on full view for everyone to see. The best way to keep your bathroom looking neat and tidy is to invest in some extra bathroom storage furniture, such as wall cabinets and cupboards.
There are plenty of options where storage is concerned, including drawers, towel rails, and shelving, and a combination of these could help to create more space in a very small bathroom. Try space saving furniture that is slim and reduced in depth so it doesn’t take up much room or obtain shelves and cupboards that go above your toilet, under your sink, or even under the bath.
You will also find that you do not have to compromise on the style of bathroom you are trying to create because bathroom storage furniture comes in an array of styles, colours and sizes to suit all tastes.