Monday, 8 May 2017

Design a Bathroom to Reflect Your Style

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom as part of our daily routine. A good bathroom design should reflect your style and personality, and this is why homeowners might choose to have a bespoke bathroom.

As bathroom design specialists in Nottingham, we work with you to create a bespoke design concept that complements your home and lifestyle to achieve your dream bathroom.

Follow our guide to planning a luxurious bespoke bathroom design.

Working with a Bespoke Bathroom Designer

Designing a bespoke bathroom can be a daunting task and you might feel overwhelmed by the size of the task, but it is important to turn to a skilled bathroom fitter if you need help. A bathroom designer will be able to easily identify the type of products to fulfil the needs of your household.

Research Products and Design Choices

After consulting the experts, take the time to research specific products and design options. Whether it’s creating a Pinterest board or reading reviews online, it is a good idea to have a look at the bathroom design options that are available to you. Get inspired by browsing interior design magazines, ask a friend or look on some bathroom design websites.

Set a Budget for Your Bespoke Bathroom

Our skilled team of bathroom specialists in Nottingham can help make sure your bathroom is designed with value for money in mind. Setting out a budget for your bathroom renovation is important. This could be challenging by yourself, but our designers are here to support you in achieving a fresh, contemporary look within the agreed cost. If you are unsure about buying an expensive product, consider what requirements you may need in your bathroom for the future. We recommend investing in some bathroom products that are long-lived and durable.

Visit a Bathroom Showroom

To get some ideas for your bespoke bathroom browse some bathroom showrooms. This kind of environment aims to showcase real life bathroom designs that you can choose to go through at your leisure. Take some time to gather specific product and style ideas that you might want to incorporate into your bathroom design.

Keep Your Bathroom Design Stylish but Practical

A bespoke bathroom successfully achieves a balance between being fashionable and functional. Bathroom fixtures can either make or break a bathroom layout. If your bathroom space is limited, we can offer advice on a range of space saving solutions cleverly designed to make the most of your bathroom layout. Another important aspect to remember planning a bespoke bathroom is storage, and this is essential for a bathroom of any size. Consider what type of sinks you would like and whether you are going to combine a cupboard underneath to maximise space.

Do you want to create a unique bathroom layout? Pop into our showroom to see our bathrooms in Nottingham or call us on 0115 981 8981 to see how we can design a bathroom especially for you.  

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Why German Kitchens & Bathrooms Are So Popular
german kitchens made in Nottingham, UK

One of our specialisms here at DesignTime is the art of kitchen and bathroom design based on German design principles. This particular style is increasing in popularity in the UK, but what exactly is it that defines a German kitchen or bathroom, and why are they so desirable?

Around the world, Germany is known as the home of some of the world’s best manufacturing brands. This is especially true in luxury, high-end markets, because German design is prized for its quality. Mercedes-Benz and BMW are two of the most commonly cited examples.

Quality isn’t the only thing German manufacturers are known for, however. Another major factors is a high level of efficiency, and when combined, these two key principles are extremely important for a field such as interior design. It’s understandable, then, that these priorities have helped German kitchen designers gain a reputation around the world.

You might be forgiven for thinking that this trend is relatively new, but actually it’s partly credited to the country’s long history in home design. By the early 1900s, several famous brands began operating in Germany selling complete designer kitchens, and many still continue to trade today. For example, handle-less kitchen cabinets (which we think of as a relatively new concept) were first introduced by German brand SieMatic nearly 60 years ago. 

As a result of the years of experience many leading brands have behind them, plus the country’s famous reputation for engineering excellence, many kitchen design companies around the UK are taking inspiration from German innovations. At DesignTime, we work with some of the best German suppliers to ensure authentic results. We have partnered with Nobilia to offer a great range of fitted kitchens and units, while we supply bathroom fittings from Villeroy & Boch.

For more information about any of the brands we work with or what we can do to help you design your home, please contact us online or by phone today.