Traditional bathroom suites – Part one

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If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, use this guide for the latest designs, practical storage solutions and stylish fixtures and fittings.

Read part two…

The Windsor suite from Liberty Bathrooms

1. Elegant and affordable

Windsor traditional 170cm full slipper bathroom suite (basin and pedestal (H)80x(W)62.5x(D)48.5cm; WC (H)87x(W)49.5x(D)72.5cm; slipper bath (H)77x(L)170x(D)73cm), £549.99, Liberty Bathrooms.

2. Smart storage scheme

Greenwich bateau bath (H)72x(L)170x(D)70cm, £4,742; Hoxton drawer unit with London washbasin in black lacquered and walnut finish (H)76x(W)79x(D)60cm, from £2,250; London high-level WC with seat and fixings (H)40.5x(W)38x(D)47cm, £1,099, all CP Hart.

3. Versatile choice

Boat acrylic roll-top bath, (H)73x(L)175x(D)71cm; Winchester pedestal basin, (H)91x(W)60x (D)47cm, from £79 for a single tap hole basin; Winchester WC and cistern with white finish WC seat, (H)87.5x (W)49x(D)71.5cm, £199, £549, all Victoria Plumb.

4. Handcrafted statement suite

Simply Black Astoria Deco bathroom suite (large basin and pedestal, (H)82.5x(W)64x (D)49cm, £670; round bowl WC with close-coupled cistern and chrome lever, (H)79.5x(W)41x(D)67cm, £685; oval WC seat with soft-close hinge, £240), all Imperial Bathrooms.

5. All-in-one design

Edwardian bathroom suite (high-level WC with seat, (H)220x(W)52x(D)65cm, £575; Cayman bath, (H)75x(L)170x(D)70cm, £145, with Tudor bath panel, £50; pedestal and basin, (H)82x(W)51x (D)30cm, £290; chrome basin taps, £65; bath taps, £75; and chrome wastes, £25, £1,225, all Frontline Bathrooms.

Expert advice

Hayley Tarrington, senior designer at CP HartHayley Tarrington, senior designer at CP Hart: ‘When designing a classic bathroom, consider the age of your home to ensure your design works with the architecture. A mix of traditional and contemporary styles can create lasting appeal. Traditional-style showers often have white trays and watering can-style showerheads, or an exposed shower pipe. Nickel can provide a more subtle finish than the more popular chrome. To complement your fittings, try crackle-glazed wall tiles or Metro brick tiles.’

All prices and stockists correct at time of publishing