The bathroom was originally seen as a place where someone would go to maintain their personal hygiene with very little, or non-existent, thought given to designing this room. Taking this even further at one point in time, within the last 150 years, the amenities used to maintain a healthy and socially acceptable odour didn't even have their own separate space in the home! Before the 20th century most working and middle class homeowners would use public wash houses and it was only in the early to mid-20th century that outside facilities or a combined bathroom/living room were invested in - a drastic point to make but a valid one all the same.
Fast forward to the 21st century and the perception of the home bathroom has changed dramatically (with many households now boasting more than one). Not only is this now a room in its own right, but also a place where we go to retreat and unwind after a hard day’s work, whatever our occupation. It’s a place where we find solitude and comfort after a busy day and the one room in any home where design is now being focused upon more than ever to provide a serene, calm and relaxing environment. The key is now to design combining style and functionality. As interior designer Lesley Taylor (http://www.lesleytaylor.co.uk/
The design and styling of the modern bathroom is no longer only dictated by your general fixture and fittings, but also pays close attention to the use of lighting and colours (http://www.more-
Passmore Group (http://www.passmoregroup.co.uk/)
Tony Passmore, Passmore Group Managing Director, comments on the change in the Bathroom market:
“We have been in the business of bathroom installation for over 50 years - we've seen it all and we've had to change our process to accommodate the new, dynamic, and ever changing market. Our customers are our life line and we want them to have an easy and enjoyable experience from start to finish and for them to be reassured they are in good/safe hands - a pioneering reason as to why we now ‘do it all’.
Customers want help and guidance with choice, they want something unique but practical, the ‘need’ behind this purchase has evolved and as a result so has the solution. We’ve had to become experts in all aspects of bathroom installation including design, where both style and function must work in harmony. All bathroom designs must be practical yet also need to ooze style and aid in relaxation.”
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