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Grand Designs UK, September 2020

In the September 2020 issue of Grand Designs magazine, the bathrooms feature focuses on spa-like spaces designed to create a sense of wellbeing in which to relax and recharge.

grand designs magazine spa bathrooms editorial feature

In the feature, we provide expert comment on what to consider when including upholstered furniture, such as an armchair or stool, in a spa bathroom.

A softer side – add extra comfort with upholstered furniture in your bathroom

  • Select water-resistant outdoor fabrics that are designed to withstand moisture and can be easily cleaned. Though resilient, these textiles are soft to the touch and there is a huge selection of patterns and colours to choose from. Suppliers include Perennials.
  • For ready-made pieces, weather-resilient furniture shrugs off humidity and changes in temperature. Coco Wolf has a wide range of outdoor upholstered furniture, including bespoke items.
  • Making sure the space is well ventilated will minimise any risk of mould and milldew, by allowing fabric to air and dry.
  • Softwood timber frames swell and warp in high humidity and heat. Look for more durable species such as teak or iroko. Due to its toughness, bamboo is also a good option.

grand designs spa bathrooms expert comment

In the guest bathroom of our Belsize Park residential project, the vanity basin is constructed from Calacatta Gold marble and encased in a teak unit to complement the gold veining of the marble, while the sanitaryware in brass reflects the contemporary industrial look.

marble basin encased in teak

Exquisitely equipped for pampering, the glamorous master bathroom of our Bromptons residential project was designed to provide the feel of a luxury spa and make the most of the unusual architectural traits. The alcove has been put to great use with a daybed and starlit sky ceiling, creating using fibre optics.

luxury spa bathroom with freestanding bath, marble vanity unit and day bed

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