How Open is Your Bathroom?

Bathing habits have varied greatly through the ages, from the early public baths to the privacy preferred by many people today.   In this article we look at different examples of bathrooms to suit every taste – no matter how public or private you wish to be!

Terrifying Bathrooms

Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 16.54.10Probably the most extreme example we found is the terrifying looking bathroom pictured on the left.   Located in a penthouse apartment in a colonial building in Guadalajara, México, the glass floor bathroom sits on top of unused 15-storey lift shaft.  This means that people can look down the shaft as they use the bathroom: it’s only to be hoped that the glass is one-way!    Many contemporary commercial bathrooms use glass as a strong feature and, particularly when the bathroom is situated high up – such as the Six restaurant in Newcastle or the many skyline restaurants in New York – the effect is breathtaking.


One Way Glass

Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 17.02.13There are many examples of tasteful bathrooms where one-way glass has indeed been used.  So if you like the idea of having a
relaxing bath whilst watching the world go by, then something like the example on the right might be exactly what you are looking for!   There have been other less tasteful examples circulating on social media recently of public bathrooms situated in very busy places using one way glass – at least that would be the hope of those brave enough to use them!


A Bath in the Bedroom?

Moving to a slightly more priScreen Shot 2015-10-23 at 17.14.14vate bathing area – without glass – is the concept that many people may consider of having a freestanding stone bath in your bedroom.  This is particularly popular in luxury hotels – such as the example featured here from Strattons in Norfolk and some people do like this feature in their homes.



 En Suite

Moving along the scale a little further is the concept of an ensuite bathroom.  An ensuite does not necessarily have to be small as many may think.  At Stone and Chrome we have installed many large and luxurious ensuite bathrooms.  One of our favourites is a project where a stunning master bedroom – below left – was created by our friends at Figura and Ghinn and we then installed a large ensuite with a double custom made his & hers Figura vanity unit with a Marron Marble surface, an Ophelia Cast Iron Bath and a separate door to an integrated shower and steam room.


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Splendid Isolation

For those who prefer their bathroom to be a completely separate haven of solitude have a look through the ideas below.  At Stone and Chrome we have years of experience of designing and installing high quality designer bathrooms and would be more than happy to help guide you in your thinking.  Whether you want the central focus to be a superb bath as on the left or a stunning shower enclosure as on the right, the choice is yours!   If you have enough space you can design your bathroom so that it has different areas within it, perhaps even partition areas off with screens or walls, enabling more than one person to use the bathroom at the same time whilst each still having their own space and privacy.


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Whatever you want for your bathroom – however open or otherwise – why not come and visit our Camberley showroom to get some further ideas and inspiration?  Contact us now to fix a time, we would love to meet you and to help you plan the bathroom of your dreams!

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