If you are currently planning to replace your bathroom suite, the range of options available to you has never been bigger. There is now such a vast number of suites, with so many variations to consider, that combined with the ease of browsing and searching online, it has never been so easy to find your ideal suite, at the perfect price for you.
Initially there are practical considerations to address; how big is your bathroom and how much space are you willing to concede to your sanitaryware? Larger bathrooms present more choice, and the freedom to choose larger fixtures, such as a freestanding bath. In smaller space you may be better opting for my compact designs and multi-functional installations, such as a bath/shower combination unit, in order to hang on to as much free space as possible, so that the room feels comfortable and easy to use.
Modern manufacturing processes and improved materials now mean that, broadly speaking, the vast majority of contemporary bathroom suites are built to a much higher quality than their predecessors. Of course there will be differences between the budget and luxury ends of the spectrum, but on the whole, modern suites will be more scratch and stain resistant, easier to clean and better than retaining heat than ever before.
Once these basic practicalities have been factored in, and you have a more specific idea of the dimensions and build quality you are looking for, you can begin the far more enjoyable process of looking for style and finish of suite that will help you create the overall aesthetic in your bathroom that really reflects your own personal design tastes and preferences.
In modern bathroom suite design, the overall approach tends to be quite simple and understated, with none of the ornate detail associated with more traditional styling. More suited to an approach which seeks to take the emphasis away from the fundamental practicality of room and is more concerned with achieving a personal, inviting finish, these suites are still varied and a useful way to create individuality, but as part of a greater whole, rather than being the defining design features of the room.
The two main camps, if we're to generalise a little, are curved and straight fixtures and fittings. Gentle, elegant curves will help to enhance a bathroom aesthetic which geared towards creating a relaxing, luxurious environment, with round and curved basins, toilets and taps all contributing to a soft, peaceful ambience. Cubic designs featuring bolder lines and modernist, chunky angles are better suited for those who wish to create a more contemporary, cutting design, in which style takes precedence.
There are thousands of products and suites from which to choose, so take your time to build the clearest idea possible of what it is that you are trying to achieve fantastic results!