When it comes to designing anything, putting the pencil to paper at the start can be the most daunting task of all, and this is where our friend ‘inspiration’ comes in handy.
Most design projects evolve as they continue, some even performing quite stark transformations as trends are discovered and ideas shift due to circumstances and creative input. So when at the start of the design process it’s sometimes best not to focus on the end result (getting stuck in a creative quagmire is an all too common a problem), but to gauge the subject with a more fluid approach. The late Bruce Lee once said, “You must be shapeless, formless, like water”, which is handy because it leads nicely onto the subject, showers.
Like most home improvement projects, not only is there a plethora of elements to consider, but also their relationship within the room. Wood, stone, glass, metal, space, light, colour, functionality & practicality… Some, if not all, must exist, but all will co-exist. So how do you go about utilising all these factors harmoniously?
Without doubt, the best way to keep a nonlinear aspect to Shower room design, is to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible about the subject, and this is achieved through the simple process of research… and through research births inspiration, and inspiration is the fuel of creativity.
So to get those creative juices flowing (pun intended) I’ve included two articles containing ideas to help anyone thinking of installing a new Shower/Bathroom.
The first is a nice post from home-designing.com with a list of interesting shower designs, some are rather extravagant but the core ideas can be scaled down to suit most British bathrooms.
The second is a collection of 13 luxury bathrooms from icreatived.com that showcases a variety of materials and colour schemes.
We at Seal Homes love discussing and building rooms to client specifications, but if you’re really stuck, our design team can produce photorealistic images to help you imagine what can be achieved.
I hope these provide some sparks of inspiration to help with any Bathroom projects you may have… and don’t forget Bruce’s advice, “Become like water my friend.”