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Minimalism seems to be the primary theme of the moment and it does deliver what could be described as classic design for bathrooms and wet rooms. By that we mean clean lines, minimalism, simplicity and usually very little contrast in colour.
These characteristics could be ascribed to Japanese and Scandinavian designs in equal measure, but something is subtly changing. Minimalism has been a key feature, but now subtle touches of elegant luxury are being introduced to accentuate certain components/accessories within the wet room.
Consider one extreme as an example of where we simply do not want to go – the avocado, salmon, chocolate and peach colour schemes of the 70s. Like many bold design breakthroughs, they were of their time and now look terribly dated.
White is still the preferred colour for the bathroom suite, with distinctive style being added by using clean lines in the design phase. The obvious candidates when colour is being considered are the tiles, with each surface being a potential candidate – coloured lighting is another option; but both must be executed carefully to deliver the best effect.
Bold can be an excellent design characteristic but potentially best avoided when colours are being considered. Colour is very often a subjective personal choice; what works for one person does not necessarily work for all.
Subtlety is an effective approach in all aspects of design, and there is no change here.
Even the most mundane everyday bathroom objects can be reframed to provide the highlights of colour that often are all a designer needs to emphasise an otherwise clean and sleek effect. This is precisely what the Unidrains Reframe Collection offers, along with unique, intelligent and innovative functionality.
Bathroom accessories are often overlooked in terms of overall design, but can be the perfect addition to any wet room, that creates the perfect style. You can confidently build the Reframe Collection into your design, knowing that the pieces will remain in place for years. They certainly will not be readily replaced on a whim because it will be obvious that they form an integral component of the overall bathroom design.
Simplicity, minimalism and functionality can add an aura of luxury. These items are inspired by that concept. They harmonise with each other in a subtle, yet attractive manner.
The Reframe Collection comes in a range of five colours to suit design palettes.
As an architect or designer, you are well aware of the need to keep abreast of new developments and maintain awareness of what is available in the marketplace. Download our free eBook The Architect’s Wet Room Design Guide, which is packed with very useful information and tips about the special considerations when designing wet rooms and what pitfalls to especially watch for.
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29th August 2018
My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.