How to choose timeless pieces for your bathroom

Whether you want to create a functional space or are looking to create a relaxing sanctuary, we have everything you need for creating your dream bathroom

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Updating your bathroom furniture and sanitaryware is not something that you do very often. So, when it comes to making design decisions, it’s important that the pieces you choose are timeless and a style that you won't get bored of quickly. It’s also vital to select for well-made products that are going to withstand the wear and tear of daily life. 

So, whether you want to completely renovate, or just want to update your brassware, be inspired by these atmospheric designs from The Albion Bath Company.

1. Treat yourself to a statement roll-top bath

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Elegant, spacious and luxurious. A freestanding roll top bath is at the top of many wish lists and for good reason. Its classical style makes it a stunning focal point that is sure to bring in compliments. Albion’s Imperium Double Ended bath, from £2,179, combines the classic sweeping design with modern day technology to produce a strong piece that will guarantee years of sumptuous bathing. 

Made from Albion’s signature  'Iso-Enamel' material, it is much lighter than traditional cast-iron, and since it is an insulator rather than conductor, it will also keep your bath at the optimum temperature.

2. Save bathroom space with a wall-hanging basin

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Perfect for smaller bathrooms, wall hanging basins draw the eye upwards, adding emphasis to the rooms height while simultaneously offering a smaller footprint than freestanding basins. Opting for a corner wall-hanging basin is even more space-efficient. Choose a statement design like Albion’s Mistley design, £668, which, with its intricate ironwork and a granite top, is sure to draw people’s attention.

3. A classic toilet design inspired by history

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Inspired by traditional Victorian designs, overhead cisterns are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Constructed from marine grade aluminium and finished with an epoxy coating, Albion’s Mistley cistern is impervious to internal corrosion, ensuring you have a system that is durable and reliable as well as aesthetically appealing. The cistern design can be finished in any Dulux or Farrow & Ball colour to ensure it seamlessly fits into your interior style, or choose one of three metallic 'Burnished' finishes to create a statement. 

4. Opt for a stand alone basin for a touch of luxury

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Evoking the elegance of high-end hotels, a console basin is a grand addition to any bathroom. Boasting a curvaceous silhouette and classic ceramic and chrome finish, the Ortona double console basin makes a bold statement. Measuring a generous 1500mm wide, it is perfect for larger bathrooms and means that there is plenty of space for all your essentials. Plus, the two basins also means fewer arguments in the mornings! Who can argue with that.

5. Make a simple upgrade with new bath taps

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If you’re only going to make one change to uplift your bathroom then changing your taps is the perfect place to start. An easy upgrade, replacing your bath taps can lift the entire room. Chrome and stainless steel continue to be popular finishes and will create a sparkling clean effect. 

Take the upgrade one step further by replacing your bath taps with a complete over-bath system such as Albion’s Beaufort Mixer, from £497, available in both hard chrome or bright nickel, to give you the day-to-day practicality of a shower, while maintaining the luxury of bathing. 

6. Add colour and texture with tiling

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If you love bold prints, but are a little bit nervous about using them in your home, then the bathroom is the perfect place. With a small footprint and its occasional use, you can go as loud and bright as you like. Create one feature wall by opting for a bright colour or patterned tiles, like this patchwork design, then temper with neutral tiles or shades on the remaining three walls, to prevent the design feeling overpowering. Use complementary furniture to further enhance your style. 

Here, the pink shade of the Trident free-standing bath, from £1,691, complements the statement tiles and floods the room with additional character. As with other Albion baths, the exterior colour can be finished in any Dulux Trade or Farrow & Ball colour so you can make your own mark.