If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, use this guide for the latest designs, practical storage solutions and stylish fixtures and fittings.
1. Neat and petite
Granley Deco single-ended bath, (H)47x (W)74x(L)177cm, £239; Granley Deco 55cm basin and pedestal, (H)90x(W)55x (D)43.5cm, £261; Granley Deco close-coupled WC and portrait cistern, (H)88x(W)40x(D)70cm, £348, all Heritage Bathrooms.
2. Classic look
Versailles large console basin, (H)89.5x(W)112x(D)63cm, £1,400high-level WC, (H)222(min.) or (H)258(max.)x (W)36x(D)68cm, £1,100; Versailles WC seat, £135; Le Bain de Bateau bath in Ultramarine Ashes lacquered finish, (H)69.5x(L)165x (D)72cm, £5,995, all Fired Earth.
3. Stylish centerpiece
Classic 1760 double-ended slipper bathroom suite, (Windsor basin and pedestal, (H)92.5x(W)60x(D)49cm; Windsor WC, (H)86x(W)51x(D)71.5cm; and slipper bath, (H)76x(L)176x(D)74cm), £502.95), all Better Bathrooms.
4. Perfect combination
Duchess rolltop acrylic freestanding bath, (H)72x(L)167.5x(D)75. 5cm, £370; Beatrice three tap hole basin with pedestal, (H)84.5x(W)66x (D)48cm, £310; Beatrice close-coupled WC with a soft close seat, (H)77.5x(W)40x (D)70cm, £600, all B&Q.
10. On-trend style
Bette Starlett IV bath, (H)42x (L)165x(D)75cm, from £1,854; Alape Eb.0525 undermounted basin, (H)14x(W)52.5x(D)42.5cm, from £225; Catalano Sfera 54 wall-hung WC and seat, (H)41x(W)35x(D)54cm, from £555; bespoke vanity unit, Samuel Heath Fairfield three-hole basin filler with wooden levers, (H)16cm, from £695, all Ripples.
Rob Whitaker, creative director at Fired Earth: ‘When buying a traditional bathroom suite, look for Victorian and Edwardian-style ceramic basins with pedestals, along with solid brass taps with ceramic trims. A high-level WC complete with a wooden seat adds an authentic touch, while a freestanding roll-top bath made from enamalled cast-iron is an unmistakably classic piece. Accessorise with a classic chequerboard floor and simple brick wall tiles.’
Fionnuala Johnston, design manager at B&Q: ‘Classic styling is always on-trend. For a simple period-style makeover, replace a conventional straight bath with a fabulous roll-top alternative. Look for ceramicware that features beautiful detailing to ensure your suite sits comfortably in a traditional setting.’
All prices and stockists correct at time of publishing