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Editor Lisa Melvin

e can't quite believe we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary of 'Revealed Design Home Interiors' in this 2018 bumper edition of our in-house publication.

Editorial Assistant & Designer Kerry Jackson

We are showcasing a selection of our very latest client projects and collaborations with Architects and Developers, along with our take on the latest trends to hit the UK in 2018.

Contributors Johnny Grey, Andrew Blee, Gisela Blee, Shannon Hudson, Matt Toms, Lottie Hunter and Freya Hunter.

Legendary designer Johnny Grey provides a fantastic guest article on page 12, ‘Eating Software’ on the subject of wireless kitchen products.

Contributing Photographer Marek Sikora

Check out our feature on page 55, ‘Hey Big Spender’ highlighting bathroom accessories with incredible price tags including a beautiful 24% crystal toilet brush coming in at a cool £2,100!

For editorial enquires editorial@kbrevealed.com Advertising enquires contact Fin Birrane 01788 866907

Matt Toms, Product Development Manager at Impey Showers, discusses the current hot topic ‘Which is best for your bathroom project - Wetroom or Showertray?’ on page 47.

© Reproduction in whole or in part of Revealed Design Home Interiors 2018 without written permission is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information was correct at the time of going to press, Revealed Design Home Interiors cannot be held responsible for any discrepancies or changes to the information given.

Finally, don’t miss our piece de resistance luxury bathroom, one of twelve new bathroom room settings in our newly refurbished design studio in Warwickshire. This exquisite bathroom, available to view by appointment, is beautifully revealed in photographs in our ‘Bringing Boutique Style Home’ feature on pages 26-31.

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IN THIS ISSUE  r power? 04 showe Revisiting the Bath vs Shower debate from 2013! BUILDING OUR GRAND DESIGN 06  Beautiful kitchen extension in the Cotswolds  software 12 eating Johnny Grey talks tech  RE YOU SITTING 13 A COMFORTABLY? Stylish stools for your home 14 Balancing act  Getting the balance right when designing the perfect kitchen

20 SPEC HUB  Bespoke custom furniture from Springburn Joinery and Lisa Melvin Design

23 COLOUR JUST GOT HOT  Radiators are no one trick pony!

42 WEDI WONDER Show off your curves

24 PUTTING IT INTO PERSPECTIVE  From CAD to creation

44 MANTEIV COLLECTION  Handcrafted basins

26 BRINGING BOUTIQUE STYLE HOME  The low down on creating a high end bathroom sanctuary

47 wet area vs shower  Key considerations from Impey's product Development Manager Matt Toms

33 STANDALONE STATEMENT  Beautiful freestanding baths

48 SELF REFLECTION  Our pick of the best mirrors

34 TOP SPEC Gallery Showroom team up with SMA arquitetura e Interiores

50 WELLNESS & WELLBEING  Bathrooms to help you relax in

38 LINE UP Art deco inspired bathroom

55 HEY BIG SPENDER! Glitz & glam home accessories 56 ONES TO WATCH 2018  The hottest products and top tech to look out for in the year ahead

41 SWEET DREAMS  Spotlight on Crown bedroom furniture for children's rooms

Products with this icon are on display for you to view at Gallery Showroom in Rugby.

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POWER We are revisiting the subject Bath vs Shower following a survey we conducted on social media back in 2013. The question now stands has there been a significant shift IN PREFERENCE?

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"A TYPICAL BATH HOLDS AROUND 200 LITRES OF WATER. yOU COULD SHOWER FOR 22 MINUTES BEFORE YOU REACHED THAT LEVEL."

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s late as the early 1960’s many homes in Britain did not have a bathroom, let alone a shower. Fast forward 50 years and our bathrooms have become an important room in our homes – a sanctuary to lock ourselves away from the fast pace of life. It’s not unusual to find bluetooth speaker mirror cabinets alongside ambient, mood and task lighting in bathrooms now. MODERN SHOWER In 1767 Englishman William Feetham invented the first modern shower. Showers did not become common until the late 20th century, but are they really overtaking the bath in the nation’s preference? Certainly a shower is timesaving and more environmentally friendly.

A typical bath holds around 200 litres of water. You could shower for 22 minutes before you reached that level. But it is hard to beat a bath for soothing away aches and stress.

a large shower cubicle, and

bath vs shower?

THE FUTURE

The results from 2013 are more or less identical to our latest survey in 2018; the shower is victorious.

Fast forward to 2018 and

put in a fabulous shower enclosure she loved very much - until she was eight months pregnant, and was desperate for a relaxing bath to soothe her back.

Duravit's Shower + Bath unites modern bathroom design and optimum use of space in one product

There has certainly been an increase in the number of bathrooms per household. More people are now opting for ensuites to all bedrooms with most of them having only a shower, leaving one bathroom in the home to have a beautiful feature freestanding bath. Back in 2013 one client had a small, compact bathroom and really didn’t use her bath at all. She longed for

- a perfect solution. As a shower, high-quality bathtub, seat and shelf, the new shower and bathtub combination unites several functions in one. A major space advantage, even in small bathrooms, and allows more creative scope when it comes to bathroom design planning. n For more inspiration visit the Daily Design Knowledge blog lisamelvindesign.blogspot.co.uk

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GRAND DESIGN Having commissioned and built twenty bathrooms and five kitchens with Lisa Melvin, client Gisela Blee recognises the value of good design. Feature Andrew Blee | Photography Marek Sikora

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EXPENSIVE MATERIALS DO NOTHING TO RESCUE WEAk IDEAS

When starting any project the thing to remember is that there is no substitute for experience. “Expensive materials do nothing to rescue weak ideas” explains Gisela. “Conversely, great design lifts a project from being average to excellent, irrespective of budget.” The latest project is based in the Cotswolds with stunning views across the Stroud valleys.

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“The Cotswolds is a new location for us, with new contractors and trades but the same designer.” “Lisa and I have taken the best of what has become our ‘house style’ and given it a twist with bespoke features.” Space is the biggest luxury but without careful thought, it can offer no more utility value than a small kitchen - with further to walk! The main working area faces into the room with all of the main kitchen appliances close at hand. Simple clean lines, complement a coherent selection of materials and finishes.


“We are delighted with the twelve cube cupboards.” An awkward corner is transformed into a bold flash of colour and very useful storage. “People think it is installation art before seeing quite how many things are hidden behind the doors. We receive plaudits from every visitor.” With so much experience, does installation get easier? “Execution is everything.” The job of transforming boxes of materials into a finished room should never be taken for granted. “You would be

amazed by how many questions arise from the fitters. Having expert advice available in the moment, prevents delays and ensures projects run to budget.” Is there another project around the corner for Gisela and Lisa? “I think I have done enough for now, and would quite like to enjoy the fruits of my efforts. However, we have just visited a building plot nearby - any excuse for a Cotswold walk.” n

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GET THE LOOK Kitchen Units Mackintosh Integral Gloss White lacquered finish Worksurfaces 20mm Silestone Arden Blue Fridge Freezer Fisher & Paykel designer flat door and surround kit Oven Neff compact microwave oven and Neff Slide & Hide pyrolytic oven Extractor Elica Stratos ceiling mounted hood

Sink Franke Kubus 2 bowl Kitchen Tap Hansgrohe Talis S kitchen mixer Dishwasher Neff 60cm fully integrated dishwasher Flooring Gerflor Piccadilly Creation 55 Clic Stools Lottie in Mushroom from Gallery Showroom Wall Art Bespoke multi door cupboard by Lisa Melvin Design

All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

Lottie stool in Mushroom, ÂŁ258 from Gallery Showroom.

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NEW QUOOKER

FLEX

THE BOILING-WATER TAP WITH FLEXIBLE PULL OUT HOSE The Flex is Quooker’s latest innovation. The world’s first 100°C boiling-water tap, equipped with a flexible pull out hose for hot, cold and filtered cold water. Thanks to the boiling-water stop, the Flex cannot dispense boiling water when the hose is pulled out, making it 100% safe to use. Interested? Visit Gallery a dealer,Showroom go to quooker.co.uk orworking call 0345Quooker 833 3333Flex for more information. Visit to see a live

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Software Guest Article: Johnny Grey

Last month I cooked the best steak of my life. In Napa as part of my recent US trip that took in the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle.

will be distributed around the

your work surface or on a smart

kitchen in a freeform way. And

table where you can sit down. It

we all know that even the best

will be controlled with multi-

cooks sometimes burn food. No

touch technology.

more of that. The cook will be free to wander away secure in the knowledge that software is

What we now have is an opportunity to create an Unfitted

taking care of dinner. Each stage

Kitchen that is even more

of cooking will be tracked; your

excitingly planned that its last

device will advise when to flip

incarnation. We can now cook,

your fish, aubergines, courgettes

eat and socialise wherever

or chicken breast at the optimal

there is space and light, hidden

moment, the pan will switch off

electric surfaces enabling

and cool instantly. For those

these activities to move freely

with a wayward memory or for a

around. We can fit these around

young person starting out as a

pleasurable pieces of furniture

John Jenkins calls this

cook, this is fantastic. The rest

or giant pot plants, whatever we

'eating software'.

of us who want to ensure we do

like, with a sense of home so

I cooked my first AI meal under supervision in Hestons' experimental display kitchen in a freestanding pan on a circular induction hob. A chip in the pan's handle linked to an iPad controlled the cooking process: result, perfection. Heston's chief director of technology

things well will surely not reject

much warmer and more flexible

2018 will see a new wave of

such help (as long as we're free

than under the formulaic old

wireless kitchen products in our

to go analogue when we want).

'working triangle' rule - and no

homes. We will no longer need to stand by the stove until our

The practical basis of the new

meal is cooked. Toasters, coffee

wireless kitchen is an electric

machines and food mixers will

sub-surface that allows for

no longer be tied with cables

cooking anywhere across its

and plugs to sockets but instead

area. This will be installed on

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Kayley Bright caught up with designer Lisa Melvin to get her thoughts on designing the perfect kitchen. Below she reveals how important it is to get the balance right between creating an impressive yet practical living space in your home.

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'm always being asked what the latest

Natural daylight is an important part of any

‘in-thing’ is to make a kitchen space extra

design scheme and, in most cases, the more

special. Kitchen design is like any other

natural light you can incorporate, the better.

form of fashion: it’s constantly changing and evolving in order to bring originality and style into the heart of the home.

Studies have found that natural light can boost your mood, make you more productive and reduce stress. It’s also a low-energy and cost-

OPEN PLAN

effective way to keep your interior illuminated

The growing demand for an adaptable, open-plan

during the day.

kitchen is primarily due to homeowners wishing for a living area that accommodates the entire family – a homework space for the children, a storage area for pet supplies, a place to cook and entertain guests, or simply a location to unwind. However there should always be a careful balance between style and functionality to deliver an impressive but practical living space.

tailored to you Ultimately, the best kitchen extensions are the ones that are adapted to your specific lifestyle needs. It’s all very well creating a striking kitchen space but this will pose problems in the long run if it’s not tailored to your family. Work out your exact requirements before you move onto the specific design elements; how much storage do

natural daylight

you need? Who will be using the space? How

One of the most critical elements, and one that

much of it is required for entertaining?

often gets overlooked is lighting. Your lighting scheme should always be designed, alongside your kitchen - not as an afterthought. Lighting and natural daylight are key in such a large space, so plan your artificial lighting carefully with a combination of ambient and task lighting. If you’ve got the budget then using glazing in the form of rooflights and bi-fold

Knowing exactly who will be using the kitchen and for what purposes will help you to achieve your dream home. Once you have a clear idea of how the kitchen will be used, you can then discuss the design aspects with the professionals. A kitchen designer can help you understand the trends, which elements need to be included, how to use the space to its full potential and which

doors can dramatically transform internal spaces

materials will stand the test of time. n

by harnessing natural daylight and in some cases

For more information contact Lisa Melvin Design www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk | 01788 866996

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the look

Kitchen UNITS Mackintosh Integral Painted Taupe and Hickory

worksurfaces Dekton concrete 20mm

OVEN Neff Slide & Hide single door stainless steel oven

FRIDGE FREEZER Fisher & Paykel French Style Door fridge freezer 90cm and surround kit

EXTRACTOR Neff Downdraft extractor hood

Dishwasher Fisher & Paykel 90cm Single DishDrawer flat door (no longer available)

TAMBUR UNIT Bespoke 90cm tambur unit Lisa Melvin Design

waste disposal InSinkErator Evolution 200 waste disposal unit

Kitchen Design by Hannah Davidson. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930 This project was installed by Resolution Property Group who provide residential development services for individual property owners through to corporate investors | resolution-pg.co.uk

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Technical experts in the design, manufacture and supply of precision engineered, architectural rooflights for residential and commercial buildings

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Bespoke Unit Handles

SPEC HUB Lisa Melvin Design and Springburn Joinery join forces to create bespoke furniture tailored to clients exacting requirements. All of the joinery is handmade-to-measure and manufactured to order, tailored to your needs.

Buster and Punch • Closet Bar / Steel • Pull Bar / Black / Large • Furniture Knob / Brass • T-Bar / Plate / Smoked Bronze / Steel • Furniture knob / Plate / Black / Brass • Furniture knob / Smoked Bronze • Pull-Bar / Plate / Brass / Small • T-Bat / Plate / White / Brass Hafele • Bow Handle polished Brass • Twisted pull handle revealed

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Samuel Heath Landmark Industrial wall mounted tap in Brass Samuel Heath Landmark Industrial pillar tap in City Bronze

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Manteiv Collection Rar Basin Glass Designs Karim Rashid basin


Radiators come in a vast array of shapes and sizes but did you know radiators are by no means a one trick pony? The evolution of the radiator throughout the years has seen a significant shift from cast iron to the more efficient heat conductor aluminium. The humble radiators' biggest rival comes from under floor heating. It's by no means a new form of heating as a version of it dates back to the Roman times, but now it's really taken hold in new build installations. Radiators are fighting back and reinventing themselves in all kinds of formats, our favourite has to be the Excelsior used here in one of its more unusual applications as a banister - such an ingenious way of heating a stairwell. The reinvention doesn't stop there, all kinds of shapes can be accommodated using Zehnder's tailor made service offering angled and curved designs as well as using the radiator as a partition wall to segment an open living space. The piece de resistance though comes from Bisque who can paint select radiators from their collection in virtually any colour you desire to beautifully accompany your carefully chosen Farrow & Ball or Little Greene paint, to name a few. An array of metallic and iridescent finishes are available also to compliment the range. n

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A stay in a boutique hotel means relaxing in luxury, with the softest bedding, chic furniture, impeccable decor and a lavish lavatory. But why leave all that indulgence behind, when you could have a boutique-inspired bathroom all of your own back at home?

Interior designer Lisa Melvin recently completed a project that she calls the Wellness Suite. This stunning boutique style bathroom would fit in perfectly in a high-end hotel in Mayfair or Kensington, and it’s also marvellous inspiration for anyone looking to create a modern, stylish and functional bathroom. ď ľ

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Her vision for the decadent room

special zirconium coating on the

Large-format tiles were used for the

was “to create a space based on

bowl; this triggers a photocatalytic

flooring in the Wellness Suite but

design, rather than products”. The

process that breaks down organic

since each one measures 1200mm

result was a high-end bathroom that

substances and helps to ensure the

square, grout lines were kept

is luxurious, easy to keep clean and

bathroom is always hygienic.

to a minimum.

a joy to be inside.

Lisa also used a sink and

In the few places where a joint was

Although the Wellness Suite

bath manufactured by Toto to

required, Lisa opted for an epoxy

incorporated some of the very best

complement the decadent throne

grout that's practically invisible.

products on the market, featuring

and create a consistent aesthetic.

Once it's set it's more like an acrylic

modern materials and technology,

Another benefit to these Toto

- non-porous, smooth and very hard

Lisa notes that the results could be

products is that the resin used to

- so it easily resists dirt and grease.

easily scaled to suit other budgets

make them is translucent, “so you

and spaces. “It’s a room that

can have this beautiful glow coming

could, potentially, be in anybody’s

through it. It’s not only durable;it’s

property,” she explains.

also really beautiful,” Lisa says.

For example, the room includes

Secret storage Lisa loves to create hidden spaces within her designs. While the

Seamless surfaces

Wellness Suite might look like it

£12,000, this top-of-the-line washlet

Dekton is a large-format surface

has loads.

from Japanese manufacturer Toto

material that is traditionally used for

boasts not only to be the most

kitchen worktops, and it’s ideal for

expensive washlet in the world

bathroom surfaces as well. Since it

but also the only washlet on the

comes in a huge range of colours

planet that has a self-clean function.

and finishes, it can also match any

However, other models are available,

design scheme with ease.

a Neorest AC Washlet. Priced at

hitting all price points down to £1,000, so the setting could be scaled back to meet tighter budgets. On the other hand, additional features could be incorporated to bump up the luxury factor even more. “A heated Sanoasa lounger from wedi - like the type you find in spas - would be a wonderful addition to a more spacious

The Washlet is something of a centrepiece of the room. This hightech shower toilet has a sensoractivated lid that opens and closes by itself, an automatic flush and an adjustable dryer. There’s a wand-jet system that uses warm water for personal cleansing, while a heated

"YOU CAN HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL GLOW COMING THROUGH IT. iT'S NOT ONLY DURABLE IT'S ALSO REALLY BEAUTIFUL."

she says.

floor to ceiling. They lift the room, making it look bigger and brighter - and thanks to concealed hinges, one of them swings open to reveal an enormous hidden cupboard with glass shelving and LED lights. “Everything - from makeup and toothpaste to skincare products and perfumes - can go in these

it creates a - literally - seamless

clutter-free,” Lisa explains.

appearance. Lisa explains: “We moved away from tiles by using Dekton. This eliminated grout lines, which can be the cause of potential leaks.” Grout lines can also become soiled and discoloured over time, even with a rigorous cleaning regime in place.

is a very slick way of applying

every time.

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helping to ensure the worktops stay

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wouldn’t know were there unless

cupboards, hiding it away and

“Using Dekton as wall cladding

integrated UV light interacts with the

large secret storage spaces that you

Another benefit of Dekton is that

seat and deodoriser help to ensure

The Washlet even cleans itself. An

“In this room, we’ve created two

Three large mirrors stretch from

bathroom," she says.

A truly modern toilet

has no storage at all, it actually

purpose. Aesthetically, it’s very pleasing, and it retains its good looks for the long term,” Lisa adds.

She has also hidden a large drawer under the bath surround, perfect for storing towels, spare loo rolls and extra bottles of shampoo.

Finishing touches Paying attention to the smallest details is essential in creating a decadent bathroom, and recent innovations have led to a seemingly endless range of choice.


When it comes to taps and ironmongery, homeowners are no longer limited to chrome or brass finishes. Hansgrohe's Axor FinishPlus range of taps and bath fillers comes in 15 different polished or brushed finishes including black, bronze, stainless steel and two shades of gold. “It’s all about the detail,” Lisa explains. “Ordinarily, taps and showers are brass with a chrome

It can be adjusted to provide three

"The brushed nickel finish on the ironmongery completes the look and helps this already dramatic room make an even stronger statement."

finish. But metallics like gold, bronze copper and brass are becoming more and more popular in interiors, and with the Axor range, you get a choice of what colour your taps are coated with.”

tap and a Massaud bath filler in

(rain jet entrenched with air), mono and powder rain. The three options can be used individually or in combination, and can also be aimed at different spray zones.

Lisa’s top tips for an easy-to-clean bathroom When planning a new bathroom, appearance isn’t the only thing to think about. For example, choosing

granite, it looks more like a piece of art than a radiator. Plus, the stainless-steel towel bars ensure your towels are always warm and dry quickly - saving on laundry too.

In the Wellness Suite, Lisa opted for an Axor Uno2 wall-mounted

different spray patterns: RainAir

features that simplify cleaning could save you time and money, and will help to ensure the room’s appearance remains perfectly polished between cleans. “One of my main thoughts when

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designing a bathroom is ensuring it’s easy to clean,” Lisa says.

brushed nickel.

In every interior, lighting is key, as it sets the mood and ensures the

When planning hotel rooms,

“The beauty of being able to choose

space is functional as well as good

‘time in motion’ is an important

from so many colours means you

looking. The Toto Bathroom includes

consideration. Several hotel chains

can really fine-tune the overall look

a combination of mood, ambient

have carried out research to

you’re trying to create,” she says.

and task lighting, so users can set

compare the time it takes to clean

the scene as required - whether you

different elements of a room - and

want to jump out of bed and quickly

how much money the faster-to-clean

get ready for work, or you want a

items can save them over the lifetime

soft glow for a lovely long soak at

of the design.

“This room has a moody, glamorous and luxurious feel, with the Dekton surfacing in black and dark brown, oversized mirrors and a Japanesestyle theme to the window. The

the end of a hard day.

Even if a bathroom feature saves

brushed nickel finish on the

As mentioned already, the Toto sink

just one minute for the cleaning

ironmongery completes the look and

and bath are made of a translucent

staff, the cost savings quickly add

helps this already dramatic room

resin material and they incorporate

up if you multiply that across several

make an even stronger statement.”

LED lights that can be adjusted from

hotel rooms, factor in the cleaner’s

a bright light to a soft glow perfect

wages and consider each room is

for a relaxing bath.

thoroughly cleaned nearly every day

Toasty toasty

for several years.

No matter how beautiful a bathroom

"Homeowners could also consider

is, it also needs to be comfortable

using RGB LEDs, which can be

This concept can also be applied

- nobody likes the feeling of a cold

changed to any colour depending

to private homes. “Paying a little bit

floor on bare feet first thing in the

on the atmosphere they wish to

more for a bathroom could actually

morning. So Lisa has included an

create," Lisa notes.

save you money in the long term. So

electric underfloor heating system. This is a secondary heating source, specifically to take the chill off the floor - and since it’s connected to

you can have a beautiful room, while

Shower room A set of glazed pocket doors

also cutting down on the cleaning bill,” Lisa explains.

slide open to reveal the shower

Lisa shares some of her favourite

thing of the past.

room, which features an Axor

techniques for ensuring a

Shower Heaven. This large overhead

bathroom’s luxurious aesthetic is

The main heating is supplied by an

shower measures 1200 by 302mm

easy to maintain. 

Aeon radiator. Made of black

and incorporates built-in lighting.

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ON THE WALL

Avoid grout lines - it doesn’t

Use an epoxy grout - if tile

Choose a wall-hung toilet - No

matter how meticulous your

work is a must, or seam lines

more scrubbing around the back

cleaning regime is, grout will

unavoidable, then opt for a

of the bowl, or worrying about

eventually start looking grungy.

resin-based material, rather

the silicone sealant on the floor

Using large-format materials like

than mortar. The non-porous

becoming grubby. Just run a

Dekton or Nuance panelling on

material will retain its attractive

mop underneath, and it’s done.

worktops and walls will eliminate

appearance easily and ensures

A self-cleaning toilet like the

or reduce grout lines.

effortless cleaning.

Toto Neorest AC Washlet can also save time.

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HIDEAWAY Incorporate hidden storage wherever possible - This minimises clutter on the worktops, and allows surfaces to be quickly wiped clean.

SHELF LIFE Bespoke floating cubes finished in matching smoked mirror adds both function and dimension to the room. A neat, subtly lit library niche housing your latest reading material is a winning combination when teamed with the Toto Neorest AC Washlet's heated seat. n

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Refreshing hygiene with the bidet within the toilet

WASHLET™ SG – The comfort shower toilet with added hygiene. WASHLET™ SG offers the ultimate in comfort, including a warm water spray, heated seat, odourabsorbing filter and dryer. The ewater+ feature has cleansing and antibacterial properties for additional hygiene – and a clean feeling any time, all day long.

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1. Elements Dusk, stone

2. Elements Ellipse, stone

Standalone

Statement

3. i-Line Pool, lucite material

4. i-Line Stream, lucite material, compact 1,540mm

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reating a truly matching interior for your bathroom has never been easier; choose from the comprehensive Farrow & Ball™ colour palette for your wall colour and you will then be able to perfectly match the outer shell of your bath to it. It will be hand painted by artisan craftsman to ensure a perfect finish.

Introducing a freestanding bath into your bathroom scheme gives you the freedom to create an interesting focal point either by elevating it onto a step, framing it with a beautiful curved wall or positioning it in the room to make it a statement piece. n Lucite and stone Waters Baths are available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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collaboration of sheer beauty, quality and function. Lisa

Melvin Design worked closely with Brazilian architect Simone Mattoso Antuneson to specify product for eight bathrooms within this luxury home in Milton Keynes. The bathrooms all have a similar modern and elegant feel with the feature piece being the Axor Rainmaker overhead shower complete with lighting, that was installed in the master ensuite. The finishes for the wall, floor and painted furniture, as well as the lighting schemes, were designed by SMA arquitetura e Interiores: s.mattoso@smaarquitetura.com.br | +55 (81) 988572801 | @smaarquitetura on Instagram. If you want an expert spec for a high end finish on a project contact Lisa Melvin Design 01788 866996. For more information on this project contact Sol Services 01908 649 977 www.solservices.co.uk n

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GET THE LOOK Shower Axor Rainmaker 680 x 460 mm Air 3jet overhead shower with lighting, Hansgrohe ShowerSelect valves, wall outlet and Starck baton handshower. Shower Screen Matki EauZone Bath Duravit Starck (built in) Toilet Duravit rimless wallhung Happy D2, seat and cover Tap Axor Starck Organic Basin Mixer

MASTER ENSUITE

Basin Duravit 2nd Floor 600mm, one tap hole Towel Rail Radox Essence towel warmer Flush Plate Geberit Sigma50 Bench Wedi Sanosa Bench 2 Wet Area Impey Aqua Dec Linear 3 Wetroom floor former Accessories Keuco Edition 11 with chrome finishing

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LINE UP We c a u g h t u p w i t h d e s i g n e r H a n n a h D a v i d s o n to ask her how she created this striking, art deco inspired bathroom in Leamington.

How did the design process work? During my first meeting with Erika she showed me

What do you think is the most successful element of the design?

five images from Pinterest that she liked and from

The colour scheme has really worked well, the

this I could see that she liked things that were slightly

boldness and crispness of the bath and shower panels

different to the “norm�. I also discovered that she

really add a 'wow factor'. The strong contrast of black,

loved the industrial/steam punk look, but had also

white and straight lines is then softened with the

spent a lot of time in a family home by the sea.

greys, browns and organic shapes within the tiles.

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The thermostatic module finished in Brushed Black Chrome from the Axor Finish Plus range completes the look.

What elements took up the majority of the budget?

Any tips for people embarking on similar projects?

Project cost excluding installation: ÂŁ12,000

The majority of the budget went in

Allow lots of time before the fitter is due in. The finishes on this project

Fitted by: Andrew Davies

the detail and finishes; having the Brushed Black Chrome brassware,

were on a 8-10 week lead time and

the detailed shower panels and

colour manufacturing issues can

the bespoke painted bath quickly

occur so it's best to factor in extra

adds up but is worth it in the end.

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Bathroom & Kitchen Installation. T: 01327 700390 E: andrewdavies20@sky.com For more information contact Hannah at Gallery Showroom on 01788 866930.

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It's the little details and finishing touches that can really bring even the smallest of rooms to life, and a child's bedroom is the perfect opportunity to get creative! Focus on creating a fun, motivational personal space for them to enjoy that reflects their interests and hobbies. It's important to keep in mind that children's bedrooms are often multi-functional rooms used for sleeping, studying, relaxing and playing so storage should be a key factor. Fitted wardrobes, like these from Crown are a great solution; they can be designed to fit the available space and the handles can be uniquely chosen. n All available to order from Gallery Showroom

St yl ish & practi cal f loor ing - Ger f lo r C re 55 C lic in 'Malua at ion Bay'.

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OVERHEAD SHOWER & HANDSHOWER WITH THERMOSTATIC MODULE Axor One & Rainmaker Select 460 £3,195 SHOWER ENCLOSURE Matki One Pivot Corner enclosure & Slate tray £1,500 TOILET Toto SG Washlet & wallhung pan with Geberit frame & flush plate £4,597 MIRROR CABINET Keuco Royal £1,250 FURNITURE WASHBASIN Duravit c bonded L-cube in Dark Oak £1,625 TAP Hansgrohe single lever basin mixer £374 FLOOR TILE PACK Star Black porcelain 1.44m 2 £52

CURVED STEP Wedi Building with Schlüter radius stainless steel trim £561 (excludes mosaic finish)

Wedi Wonder

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Wedi building boards are one of the most versatile interior building boards available, thanks to their ability to be able to be applied to practically any substrate. They are waterproof, insulating, light and robust, therefore an ideal basis for any type of plaster or tile. Here they've been used to transform this bathroom into a beautiful wellness suite.


Bisazza mosaic pack 2.07m 2 & installation kit £509 INTERIOR DOORS Deanta Montreal glazed in Ash Grey £450 per pair wedi SANOSA 2 heated lounger Finished with Bisazza mosaics and smoked mirrored glass Price with installation approx £5,399 CURVED WALL with niche Wedi Building Board Construct £450 (excludes mosaics & smoked glass finish) CURVED WALL FINISH Ceres slate wall panelling £936 Radiator Bisque Alban in mirror finish £910 FREE STANDING TAP Hansgrohe Talis S £1,880 BATH Waters Baths Ellipse £2,295

GERFLOR VINYL TILE pack Barma Mystery 1.5m 2 £59

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Manteiv Collection Beautifully crafted handmade glass, teknoform, porcelain and stone basins

Arqe procelain basin 400 x 400 x 150mm, Silver with Swarovski detail £POA

Aloe porcelain basin 490 x 400 x 145mm, Gold £1,400

Mosaiq TeknaoForm basin 420 x 420 x 145mm, Silver leaf mosaics £1,260

Rock graphite basin 400 x 500 x 150mm, Natural & Polished Graphite £160 / with a taphole £180

Arius glass basin 400 x 400mm, Bronze £699 Matching accessories from £94

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Aliba crystal basin 340 x 340 x 170mm, Platinum £1,799

Cami dark / Cami light pedestal 400 x 900mm, Black / Creme polished, Black / Creme polished & honed £850 each (tap sold separately) All on display and available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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Wet AREA Matt Toms, Product Development Manager at Impey Showers discusses which is best for your project. Usually the choice of shower enclosure or wetroom will come down to personal preference based on functionality or aesthetics. Innovation has meant wetrooms are now reliable and easier to create than ever, while shower enclosure options now include level access giving a similar wet room experience. Enclosures are possibly a more stylish out of this the box solution but the wet room allows more design flexibility and individuality. With this range of choice, how do you go about choosing what is best for your project?

SHOWER tray 1 Suitability of the substrate – wetrooms are suitable for all floor types, but the need to excavate an existing concrete floor can make a shower enclosure more cost-effective. On other substrates, you may need floor formers to adjust over joists and existing pipe work, or a shower tray may need to be installed higher over the elements. 2 Drainage – Early specification makes wetroom drainage easy with provision for sub-level drainage. In existing properties this may not be possible, so running above level pipework means a traditional shower enclosure would be best. 3 Level access - traditionally only a wetroom could provide level access, however sub-level shower trays area really great option to deliver a flush-level feel. It’s

A wetroom is the ultimate showering solution but there

important to remember that with any kind of level

are three simple ways to work out the most practical

access the waterproofing requirement for a shower tray

choice for your project.

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1. Bathroom Origins Halo 90 ₤530 • 2. HiB Zicron 80 ₤296 • 3. HiB Vega 50 ₤329 • 4. HiB Ambience 50 ₤247 5. Bathroom Origins Modena 110 ₤489 • 6. HiB Maxi ₤380 • 7. HiB Vanquish 120 £899 • 8. HiB Alto ₤457 9. HiB Orb 60 ₤292 • 10. HiB Outline 50 ₤275 • 11. HiB Pulse ₤442 • 12. Bathroom Origins Skyline 100 £390 All on display and available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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Bluetooth technology allows this mirror to become a wireless speaker system for your bathroom

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Our daily regime is becoming more frantic by the day. We used to say it was important to find a good workWords Lisa Melvin | Photography Marek Sikora 50 revealed

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life balance to look after our mental health along with our general wellbeing but now it's finding a good


work-life balance vs smartphone interaction that is going

There was a time not so long ago when our only form of

to be critical for our mental health moving forward.

contact outside the workplace or home was by a landline

A 24-7 flow of updates, news, drama and work related emails, among other things, has meant our brains are engaged far more than they ever were.

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Seeking refuge from the onslaught of communication in

It is now possible to transform almost any Duravit

a tranquil setting in our home will be key in the very near

bathtub into a practical storage area or seat, changing

future, very much like how the kitchen has evolved to

mat or relaxation deck with their range of tub covers. If

become a ‘living space’.

room and budget allows, opt for a heated Wedi lounger

The bathroom continues to evolve quickly; ambient task and mood lighting, music and heating can now all be controlled from Amazon Echo with voice commands.

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1. Opera toilet brush holder, 24% crystal, £2,100 2. Colori Lux dispenser and bicchiere available in gold, goldrose, silver and platino from £360 3. Ramada soap dispenser, 24% crystal, £1,250 4. Toto Neorest Towel Bar 700mm, £1,100 5. Drop essence soap dispenser from £960 and Drop reed perfume diffuser from £1,150. Both available in 6 colours.

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ONES TO WATCH 2018’s hottest NEW products

HIGH RES NEEDED

HiB Sphere mirror Beautiful round mirror with colour temperature changing ambient LED lighting. Available in 60cm and 80cm.

WEDI Sanoasa LOUNGER Compact form wellness lounger for relaxed sitting, fully customisable - shown here with bisazza mosaics.

quooker FLEX tap Boiling-water tap and mixing tap in one, with a flexible pull out hose for more reach and extra functionality.

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GLASS DESIGN's basins Stunning countertop washbasins from designer Karim Rashid, fashioned from crystal with silkscreen decoration.

ZEHNDER RIBBON RADIATOR Quirky matt black towel rail.

DURAVIT SHOWER + BATH

Schlüter®-TRENDLINE

A shower, high-quality bathtub, seat and shelf, the new

Tile and stone wall coverings can be protected and

shower and bathtub combination unites several functions

finished in style. On-trend textured finishes and colours are

in one for optimum use of space.

available, ranging from ivory, beiges and greys that are the perfect match to greige coverings or concrete, right through to rustic brown to tie in perfectly with wood and graphite metal finishes.

MATKI ONE WET ROOM PANEL WITH BLACK FRAMED EFFECT Perfect for tapping

AXOR ONE HAND SHOWER

into the trend for

The select button changes the

black in the bathroom,

spray mode between gentle

the Black Framed-

shower jets and a wide, soft band

Effect positions an

of water creating a handheld

interesting urban, art

waterfall effect.

deco aesthetic.

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TECH WATCH

Schlüter®-LIPROTEC An intelligent lighting concept that combines lighting and profiles within the tile and stone covering. A choice of indirect or direct light is available, RGB&W LED strips can be programmed from a choice of 16 million colours, selected via a Bluetooth app and remote control.

DURAVIT BIOTRACER Analyse your urine with this smart toilet and app! The app values 10 urine tests, including the number of white cells, glucose level, protein count and pH level, and tells you anything that deviates from normal.

topbrewer coffee tap Designed to meet the needs of today's coffee enthusiast. Seamlessly integrates into any environment to deliver a variety of drinks with incredible taste & quality, at the touch of the TopBrewer app.

THERMONET WIFI UNDERFLOOR HEATING THERMOSTAT

SIEMENS HOME CONNECT & AMAZON ECHO

New and unique wifi thermostats allow you

Hands-free, voice controlled interaction with Home Connect

to remotely control your underfloor heating.

enabled Siemens appliances. You can now control your connected

It connects directly to your home wifi

Siemens appliances using Amazon Echo. Voice commands can be

network and doesn’t need a separate hub.

used to change settings and control appliance features.

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