How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Bathroom Design

While practicality is undeniably at the heart of any successful bathroom redesign, the visual style and atmosphere of your space certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. At Cambridge Kitchens & Bathrooms, we’ve been creating gorgeous interiors for over 40 years, and in this time, we’ve delighted hundreds of clients with our beautiful bespoke bathroom transformations. We believe that combining functionality with stunning looks is the ultimate way to elevate your bathroom from the everyday to the exceptional. Renovating your bathroom is a wonderful opportunity to establish a space that’s perfect for getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. To help you get the most out of your new bathroom, our expert team have put together some fantastic design ideas that you won’t want to miss.

Include A Statement Double Vanity

If you’ve got the space, including a glamorous double vanity complete with his and hers basins is a wonderful way to bring a touch of luxury to your interior. In a family or couples’ bathroom, having two sinks can be much more convenient. A double vanity allows greater flexibility in terms of who can use the space at any one time. Likewise, having your own space for personal toiletries makes following your daily routine quicker and easier. Available in a range of showstopping designs, a practical double vanity unit makes a gorgeous focal point to any bathroom and provides a great opportunity to introduce a stylish accent colour or finish to your interior.

Add A Luxurious Bathtub

Synonymous with indulgence and sophistication, a freestanding bathtub is often regarded as the ultimate luxury bathroom item. However, despite earning a reputation for extravagance, a freestanding bathtub can be a surprisingly accessible addition to both compact and spacious interiors. In a small bathroom, opting for a freestanding tub rather than a built-in bath can create the illusion of space. A freestanding design will leave the area around the bath visibly clear, whereas, with a straight tub, the bath panel will block that space off. With the potential to add a breath-taking and sumptuous ambience to your space, including a gorgeous freestanding bathtub in your design shouldn’t be ruled out.

Make A Feature Of Your Basin

Even though your bathroom serves an important practical purpose, you should still approach styling your space just like you would your living room or bedroom. Vases, houseplants, candles and ornaments can all help to elevate your interior to the next level. If you’re unsure where to begin, the area around your basin is a great place to start. Soft textiles and elegant accessories will immediately create a spa-like sense of opulence and relaxation. Treat yourself to a stylish dispenser for hand soap and lotion to add a little luxury to your routine. Keeping your bathroom clutter-free is equally important. A sleek under sink vanity makes the ideal place to hide those less attractive bathroom essentials. Dedicating attention to the finer details of your interior will make you and your bathroom feel that bit more special.

Don’t Overlook Your Bathroom Lighting

When it comes to establishing a warm and relaxing ambience, there’s nothing more important than lighting. Opting for smart bulbs or adding a dimmer switch will enable you to lower your bathroom lighting so that you can achieve a calm and inviting mood, perfect for a long and restorative soak in the tub. To enhance the practicality and style of your space, you should also dedicate careful consideration to your overall lighting scheme. LED downlights are ideal for highlighting features such as a freestanding bathtub or shower niche. Wall-mounted lights make a practical solution to illuminating your bathroom mirror. LED strip lights can introduce a warm and soothing glow beneath vanity units, behind mirrors or around plinths. The options to elevate your bathroom with a fantastic lighting scheme are almost endless.

Inject A Splash Of Colour

From pastel blues to neutral greys and clean whites, fresh and airy colour schemes have been a popular choice for modern and traditional bathrooms for many years. While a simple, understated colour palette can establish a timelessly elegant and calming atmosphere, they can leave your bathroom looking a little plain and lacklustre. Adding a pop of colour to your design will not only introduce character and warmth to your space but can also create a sense of depth and visual balance. Bathroom furniture, tiles and accessories all offer the potential to introduce colour to your interior. You can read more about bringing colour to your bathroom by clicking here.


When it comes to creating a bathroom you’ll truly fall in love with, striking the perfect balance between functionality and style is absolutely essential. From lighting to accessories, the features you will need to consider when transforming your space aren’t so different from the rest of your home. If you’d like more advice on how to get the most out of your new bathroom design, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly expert team by calling 01223 904150 or emailing