Creating a Period Bathroom in a Modern Home

Vintage bathroom

There’s something special about adding period features to a home. Many house hunters, after all, look for period features as one of their must-haves when buying a new property. You may think that the last place you’d find such aesthetic features would be the bathroom, but you’d be wrong.

Adding period features to your bathroom design can increase the value of your home. What’s more, you don’t have to have an old property to get the perfect look, as even contemporary homes can enjoy period features which are in keeping with the property overall. Here’s how to create a period bathroom in even the most modern of homes:

The All Important Bathroom Suite

Of course, the main focus of any bathroom design is the bathroom suite itself. If you’ve got the space, it’s easy to add a touch of period detail through a roll-top bath, which will instantly add luxury and a timeless look.

A freestanding bath does require space, however, and so if you haven’t quite got the room to add a period bath, you can still get a feel for the look with a traditional mixer tap and shower head. 

Mix and Match Bathroom Design

One of the keys to adding the period feel to a modern bathroom is often through using just touches of tradition with otherwise contemporary features. We recommend using the space available to create the right feel, such as by installing open shelving in alcoves, or by fitting traditional shutters at windows.

When cons

It’s a good idea, if you are going to change the radiators for something more traditional, to employ an all-in-one bathroom fitting company, as they will be registered to safely carry out all of the plumbing as well as the bathroom fitting. Radiators may seem boring, but here at Aspire we can work wonders with a good old fashioned rad! idering your bathroom refurbishment, think about things such as radiators. Old fashioned ‘school’ type radiators work well in a period bathroom, perhaps with a freestanding towel rail in front, ready stocked with beautifully fluffy towels.

Decorate correctly 

As with any room in your home, if you’re looking for a certain look or feel you need to create the right ambience with your decor, too. We recommend using either encaustic or metro tiles, or wood panelling, depending on the era you’re aiming for. Similarly, stripped wooden floorboards look excellent within a period bathroom.

Just because you’ve got a modern home doesn’t mean that you can’t have touches of period charm. If this is the sort of look you’re after, speak to us about how we can create the perfect bathroom design for you. We’re happy to offer ideas and advice to give your home a touch of tradition!

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