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High tech bathroom

High tech bathroom

Bring technology into your bathroom for the very latest in modern living. High-tech bathrooms don\’t necessarily need to look futuristic, they can incorporate clever technical ideas to make the bathroom streamlined and efficient without it looking like something out of a science fiction film. Digital controls are big news as far as showers are concerned, consider models from Aqualisa and Methven. Adjustable lighting and AV systems are also very desirable – but always budget for expert installation, visit cedia.co.uk for…

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Bathroom design for small space

Bathroom design for small space

Careful planning and storage keep a small bathroom looking streamlined. Most people will have an average-sized bathroom – unless they\’re building a new house or working on a bedroom-to-bathroom conversion. If you are one of the former, consider fittings and furniture that make the most of the space. Use the wall area for slim (depth-wise) cabinets that can help keep surfaces free from clutter; don’t forget that a clear, uncluttered room will also look more spacious. Wall-hung fittings – whether…

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Bathroom classic style

Bathroom classic style

If you prefer a traditional bathroom look, choose a style with a detailed finish. Should you find that the sleek looks of contemporary bathrooms are not to your taste, then it\’s very easy to find beautiful, traditional-style suites and furniture to suit a more classic look. Period bathroom styles are generally more curvaceous and promote a gentler feel in the bathroom. They tend to suit older homes, without being tied to the accuracy of whether you\’ve got a Victorian terraced…

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Spa bathroom accessories

Spa bathroom accessories

Gorgeous accessories will help you create a true haven of tranquillity.   1. Bamboo numerals toothbrushes. 2. Silver Hamman bowl gift set with two Aleppo soaps and exfoliating gloves. 3. Palermo waffle cotton slippers. 4. Magnifying mirror with integral light. 5. Natural citrus Spa Fit toning massage oil, toning concentrate, scrub, ergonomic massager.   6. Expandable Aquala bath caddy with wineglass holder. 7. Semi-circular storage basket in natural water hyacinth. 8. Bathroom shelf. 9. Spa bucket set filled with sponges,…

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Hotel style bathrooms

Hotel style bathrooms

Focus on one or two luxury pieces to recreate a hotel-style bathroom athome. Hotel and spa-type looks don’t have to break the bank. Whatever your budget is. it’s possible to add a few little details that will immediately make your bathroom look and feel more luxurious. Of course, the best thing to have is lots of space for a spa or hotel-style bathroom, but it’s not always available in every home. Instead, focus on one or two key j elements to achieve…

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Perfect home bar – how to create

Perfect home bar – how to create

Planning your space. For everyday entertaining, a large cupboard can be easily converted into a practical bar. However, if you regularly throw parties for large groups and require room for two people to be making drinks at the same time, you’ll need a bar that’s around two meters long. Consider the wiring, ventilation and plumbing early on. Wet or dry? You can incorporate a ‘dry’ bar just about anywhere, but havin6 a ‘wet’ bar, with a built-in sink (and preferably…

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Coat of armor

Coat of armor

London designer Giles Miller’s bespoke metallic surface panels make a unique decorative addition to a home. Comprised of thousands of bent metal flaps that have been arranged in striking geometric patterns, they can be used externally in large panels. Alternatively, if you like the look but adjusting the facade of your home is not an option, Miller also makes striking interior wallcoverings. The designs can be tailored to suit your needs, or you can request an entirely bespoke look.

Tricks of the light

Tricks of the light

Sally Storey, design director for John Cullen Lighting, explains how to master hidden lighting effects. Cleverly concealed lighting can accentuate key architectural features in your home and save space. ‘The trick is to build layers of hidden lighting in combination with your other light sources,’ explains Storey. ‘Bookshelves, staircases and alcoves look more dramatic when back- or front-lit.’ You can have specialist lights fitted to achieve this effect, but for a simple fix, we suggest using slim, flexible strip lights,…

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Sky ceiling – optical illusion

Sky ceiling – optical illusion

Do not be fooled, this is not a skylight. In fact, it is an incredible, high-tech optical illusion. Perfect if you have a room that lacks natural light, Coelux’s artificial skylight panels can be fitted to ceilings to mimic the look of natural sunlight and constantly sunny skies (an improvement on reality). There are three versions: ‘Coelux 60’ (pictured), which creates the appearance of a tropical summer’s day, with the sun high in the sky; ‘Coelux 45’, which provides the…

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