Category Archive: Bathrooms

  1. Five Clever Tricks To Maximise A Small Space

    We all dream of having a large luxurious kitchen and bathroom space, but this isn’t always possible in reality. If you’ve got poky kitchen or bathroom, you may be thinking that there’s nothing you can do to revive your small space. But in this post, Oakland Leicester show you some sneaky tricks to help you create a kitchen or bathroom design that really makes the most of the space you have available.

    1. Colours

    A small room can be opened up and appear larger if you adopt a light, pastel or neutral colour scheme. You can still personalise it with small accessories and personal touches. If you have windows in the room, make the most out of them; use blinds or drapes as little as possible and let the light stream in. Artificial lighting can make people feel trapped and closed in; natural sunlight lifts the spirits and creates the illusion of feeling closer to the outdoors, and therefore more free.

    2. Focal Point

    If you’ve kept the rest of the décor plain and neutral, create a focal point that will catch the eye. Perhaps a splash of colour in the form of a kitchen or bathroom splashback, a decorative mirror or a piece of artwork of your choice. If people are focusing on your focal point enough, they’re less likely to notice how small the rest of the space is!

    3. Corners

    The corners of rooms are often overlooked, but utilising them can really help you with storage and space. Don’t just install cupboards along the walls – install them in the corners too. Try adding a corner cupboard or drawers to your kitchen or even a corner sink in your bathroom.

    4. Underfloor Heating

    Underfloor heating is a great way to maximise space; it’s particularly popular in bathrooms. The entire heating system is under foot, so there’s no need for big clunky radiators taking up precious space. Here at Oakland Leicester, we supply and fit underfloor heating in association with Nu-Heat.

    5. Minimise Clutter

    Obviously we understand that this is easier said than done. But it’s more important than even to keep smaller rooms neat and tidy. For your kitchen, dedicate one cupboard to housing all of your appliances, so they’re easily accessible but hidden away when not needed. In the bathroom, try to keep only what you require on a daily basis in the room itself and your other, non-essential toiletries in a larger room elsewhere.

    Oakland Leicester are interior specialists, designing, supplying and installing high quality kitchens. If you’re looking for a designer kitchen in Leicester, get in touch with us today on 0116 2772252 or contact us online.

  2. Going Modern: Top Tips For Creating A Contemporary Bathroom

    When it comes to updating aspects of your home, such as your bathroom, opting for a completely different style to what you’re used to can be a daunting task. Contemporary designs, for example, can be notoriously difficult to get right with styles and trends changing more regularly than other established styles (such as rustic or retro).

    As suppliers of truly elegant and stylish modern bathroom furnishings and fittings, as well as installers of complete bathroom setups, we know what goes into getting that perfect look. These simple tips may be brief, but provide you with what you need to choose when it comes to designing your home’s new modern bathroom.

    Simple But Elegant

    Simplicity is key when it comes to creating any kind of modern look in your home, and this is especially true for your bathroom. Simple, muted colours and patterns (such as whites, creams and wood/stone browns) are key when it comes to painting or tiling your walls and choosing floor tiles. Polished concrete or warm wood colours are also effective here to create an effective minimalistic design.

    Straight lines are a necessity too so choose clean geometric when deciding on your bathroom suite, furniture and taps. Space saving furniture is also a must as it maximises the space you have, and serves to enhance the simple minimalistic look.

    Stand Out Shower & Bath

    Your bath and/or shower should be the centrepiece of your bathroom, and bring personality and character with it. Shapely, curvaceous free standing baths are perfect for that modern look and can become something of an artistic centrepiece to punctuate the simplicity you find throughout the rest of your bathroom.

    When it comes to choosing your shower, you need to pick something along similar lines to your bath and with the same kind of visual impact as your bath. Wet rooms, with wall-mounted faucets and shower heads, can be a great way to create something different while still complying with that all-important minimalistic design approach.

    If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom and are dying to create the contemporary look, look no further than Oakland Leicester. As specialist designers and installers of bathrooms in Leicester, we have everything you need to create that perfect modern bathroom. Call us today on 0116 2772252 or visit ourshowroom to view our full range and discuss your options.

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