Traditional bathroom suites – Part two

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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 one…

Granley Deco suite from Heritage Bathrooms

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.

Expert advice

Rob Whitaker, creative director at Fired EarthRob 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