HOW TO CREATE AN INDUSTRIAL - STYLE BATHROOM

The industrial style is a constantly growing trend when designing a bathroom. Its raw and robust appearance seems to be timeless and exceptionally easy to achieve. Below are examples of solutions that will make your ideal industrial bathroom

WHAT MATERIAL SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

The leitmotif of the described style is it's rigidness and simplicity. That's why architectural concrete, brick, stainless steel and, of course, wood are all going to work very well. All these materials look best in their raw condition (at least at the beginning), but we must remember the specific conditions of the bathroom and properly protect everything from moisture, especially in wet room area. Fortunately, the selection of impregnating chemicals is now so large that we can protect exposed surfaces without changing their appearance to much, saving some of the desired rawness. You can read about the proper use of wood in the bathroom HERE, and about architectural concrete HERE. Both wood and concrete do not have to be perfectly even and smooth. The industrial character will be emphasized by small cavities or artificial industrial prints.

FURNITURE

Currently, manufacturers, in order to meet the clients' needs, produce furniture purposely aged matching the industrial style. However, the choice is limited, and we often have to pay dearly for products from designers. Meanwhile, with a bit of inventiveness, manual skills and inspiration from the Internet, we can create something unique and ideally suited to our needs. As a stand for a washbasin or for towels, an old metal worker's cabinet will be a great choice. Old sewing machine legs are often used in industrial designs to. Just fix a wooden counter to them and voila, countertop washbasin ready. An old chest of drawers or even a self-made construction of wooden pallets, or simply an old metal barrel will be great. Materials for our furniture can often be bought cheaply at online auctions or garage sales.

LIGHTNING MATTERS

An extremely important step when designing any room is to ensure proper lighting. Looking at the example of realizations of bathrooms in the industrial style, very often it is the lamps and shades that attract our attention first. We can use large glass industrial lampshades that were once used in factories, bare light bulbs hanging freely on a cable or rope or even decorative jars. The lighting color is also important. Perfectly white LED lighting will not be the best choice if you are guided by style and appearance. Normal bulbs giving slightly yellow light, halogens, as well as filament lamps will work best. If you need a lot of light, you can divide your lighting into decorative and usable ones.

DETAILS

"The devil's in the details" is especially true when designing rooms. With the help of small touches, we are able to overcome the color monotony of the decor or give it a unique character. Industrial bathrooms designs often use exposed copper water or heating installations. The copper color fits this style perfectly. We can also build a towel rail or a mirror frame from copper pipes. Also, galvanized water pipes painted black can be used for various types of handles or shelves. Combine them with wood, and you get solid and aesthetic solution.

Emily T.

Expertise: Bathroom Design, Aesthetics, Shower Screens

About Emily

Emily T. is a vibrant and innovative bathroom designer, known for her fresh approach to creating functional yet stylish bathroom spaces. At just 30 years old, she has already made a name for herself in the industry, particularly for her expertise in integrating sleek, modern shower screens into various bathroom layouts.

Areas of Specialization

Bathroom Design: Emily has a keen eye for aesthetics and functionality, making her a sought-after designer for those looking to transform their bathrooms into luxurious retreats. She keeps abreast of the latest trends and incorporates them with classic design principles to create timeless spaces.

Shower Screens: Emily's knowledge extends to the technical and design aspects of shower screens. She understands how the right screen can not only add to the visual appeal of a bathroom but also enhance its usability. Whether it's frameless glass or custom-designed panels, Emily knows how to choose and install the perfect shower screen for any bathroom.

Design Philosophy

Emily believes that a bathroom should be more than just a functional space; it should be a sanctuary. Her designs focus on creating a balance between beauty and functionality, ensuring that each element contributes to a harmonious and relaxing environment.

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