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Six must-haves for any modern-day bathroom

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Whether you want it to make a real design statement or create a sanctuary from the outside world, here we explore some of the features that we think every modern-day bathroom needs, from double-ended baths you can truly relax in to digitally-controlled showers and stylish contemporary full-height tiling.

Double your relaxation

Sometimes, all you want to do at the end of a long day is climb into a hot bath and relax. A few candles, bubbles, some soothing music, and maybe a little something to drink – ahhh, heaven on earth. Double-ended baths have the taps and plughole fitted in the centre of the tub or fitted to the wall, giving you the luxury of being able to fully stretch out, rest your head and truly unwind.

Just how you like it

The brilliant invention of digitally-controlled showers means there’s no more fiddling with taps and oo-ahh-ooing while jumping out of the way of freezing or scorching water. Simple to programme, the digital controls let you set the temperature and flow of the shower so that it’s just right for you, regardless of whoever might have been in before you.   

Tile style

Full-height tiles that run from floor-to-ceiling can deliver a real wow-factor to a bathroom, especially given the quality and range of tile styles available these days. Whether you prefer the classically elegant, contemporary or eclectic look, full height tiling can create a truly dramatic statement in your bathroom.

Practically-speaking, full-height tiles are easy to clean and maintain, and you don’t have to worry about water splashing on painted walls.

Those added touches

Don’t tell us you’ve never had tap envy in a bathroom at a restaurant, hotel or friend’s home – we won’t believe you!

Chrome taps and fittings bring a real touch of quality and class to a bathroom. They not only look luxurious but also have that ‘expensive car-door’ feeling when you use them, adding to the intensely satisfying experience of having an opulent bathroom in your own home. 

Snug as a bug

Easily adjustable to a temperature to suit you, chrome heated towel rails have the added benefit of lending a modern edge to any bathroom. They’re perfect for hanging towels, too. Is there a more comforting feeling than wrapping yourself in a warm towel after getting out of the bath or shower?

Sympathetic lighting

The last thing you need first thing in the morning or if you have to get up in the middle of the night is a harsh bright light shining in your eyes.

Soft low voltage downlighters in the bathroom ceiling are far kinder to your eyes and general wellbeing than traditional lighting and have the added advantage of looking great too. Downlighters are particularly well-suited to bathrooms with high ceilings, and help transport you to a world of peace and calm when you’re relaxing in the bath.

While this might sound like a wishlist when it comes to designing the perfect bathroom, each of these luxury features comes as standard in an Avant home. When you purchase one of our new homes, you’re given a fantastic range of tiles, stylish chrome taps and fittings, bath panels, vanity units and more to choose from to help you create your bespoke bathroom.



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