Certain rooms only work in certain houses so if you're living in a modern high rise apartment the traditional bathroom isn't going to work for you. If you have an old cottage or villa retreat this style of bathroom is one you should definitely consider.
"Shabby chic" a relatively new phrase used to describe room designs is an obscure blend of neglect and style. It is one of the most difficult bathroom designs to create and it takes a bold decision to go for this bathroom style. It almost certainly achieves its full potential in a continental house either a French chateau or old Spanish villa.
Pay Attention to Size. If you plan to use the same insert location where it already is you will need to shop for bathroom basins that fit that same size. You will also need to get one that is the same shape. Some are square or oval while most of them are round. If you want to completely change it up you can go with a different size and shape.
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As well as the furniture wall-hung sanitary ware is a great space-saving solution while giving the bathroom a contemporary feel. Also concealed cistern units are a more eye-pleasing look than the standard close-coupled toilet.
The absolute opposite of a fitted bathroom the shabby chic look is a mismatch of styles and products. You can even do the unexpected like put a put a refrigerator in the corner. Nothing is expected to match and pipework and plumbing are on show rather than concealed. This style is best suited to those who have inherited a bathroom and want to update it a little rather than fork out on a brand new bathroom suite.
Almost always the bath is the centre piece attraction of the traditional bathroom. A free-standing roll-top or slipper bath sits proudly on a dark polished floor and only if going for a traditional continental style bathroom will an inset or sunken tub hold appeal. Either a wall-mounted faucet or a free-standing one looks classy. Deep ridges and curved angles are what makes the traditional sanitary ware what it is - bold and masculine.