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Bathroom Buying Guides

A complete guide to bathrooms

From fitted to modular designs, discover the features and benefits of different washroom cupboards to make the right choice for your space. Once you know what to look for, you can then explore the various styles we have to offer.

What are the different colours?


Washrooms are often one of the smallest rooms in a home, especially en-suites or WCs, so it is worth picking a bright shade, like white, to create a sense of light and space. This fresh tone has a hygienic and rejuvenating appearance that awakens the senses – great for early morning starts.

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Versatile and on-trend, grey offers a modern alternative to white and is good for those who want longevity in their design. Our collection now includes darker shades, such as graphite, which recreate the sultry tones found in boutique-style spaces, making it easy to create a sophisticated look.

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For those who want a bright design that feels cosy and calming, cream door-fronts are a great choice. They have a pale shade that will keep a room feeling open and airy. Meanwhile, the warm undertone will soften artificial light for a cosier feel that makes a long, soak in the tub satisfying.

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Synonymous with water and cleanliness, blue is a natural choice for a washroom. Blue has a cool undertone and can create a calming atmosphere, making it a great option for those that prefer to recharge after a busy schedule. Try opting for darker tones, like navy, for a luxe twist.

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What are the different types of finish?

What are the different door types available?

Planning considerations

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