Traditional Bathrooms: Sanitaryware Brands
There’s nothing we love more than transforming a once unloved room into a feature element of the home. We appreciate a good trend, and at the moment it seems like it’s all about the bathroom; combining timeless classics with modern fixtures to create an elegant and luxurious feel that will truly make you fall back in love with bath time. Unsure where to start? Investing in high-quality Sanitaryware is one way you can introduce a traditional vibe to create the bathroom of your dreams!
Traditional doesn’t have to mean dated, in fact quite the opposite! Think free standing roll-top bathtubs, high level toilets, and elegant taps that will be a composite of the perfect luxurious bathroom where you and your guests can switch off and unwind.
If this sounds like your ideal scenario, we have put together three of our favourite brands who bring a mixture of elegance, exclusivity and luxuriousness to the British bathroom market.
Catchpole And Rye
If you are aiming for a super decadent feel to your bathroom then Catchpole and Ryeare an ideal option. This company incorporate traditional British manufacturing with a modern outlook on Sanitaryware to create handmade bespoke pieces that truly stand the test of time.
With a range of collections on offer, Catchpole and Rye work with high-quality and long lasting materials to create designer finishes using Chrome, Silver and brushed nickel, polished and aged brass and aged copper. Catchpole and Rye will even incorporate a logo or emblem into some pieces making the perfect finishing touch to your bespoke bathroom.
TEMZA Picks: Striking polished nickel cistern with THE DELUGE logo.
Lefroy Brooks take a historical approach to their range of classical sanitaryware, with an emphasis on designs through the ages. This 1900 classic range of bathroom ware incorporates Edwardian style brassware with elegant fixtures to bring a true feeling of classical British bathrooms to your home.
Lefroy Brookswork with brassware and chinaware to deliver pieces that can be associated with a specific time in history, from Victorian bathrooms to the beginning of a new millennium; Lefroy Brooks really bring the term ‘classical’ to life.
Whatever your vision is, this brand is sure to be able to bring it to fruition and can incorporate their timeless pieces in almost any bathroom, regardless of style or size!
Temza Picks: CLASSIC THERMOSTATIC VALVE WITH TOP RETURN
Last but by no means least is Drummonds, the company that combines traditional architectural antiques with a modern twist to create true feature pieces. Founded back in 1988, Drummand saw a real gap in the market for high-quality beautiful bathroom pieces, thus Drummonds was born.
Since becoming one of the best architectural antique dealers of bathroom ware in the UK with shipments going as far as Dubai, Drummonds has grown from strength to strength bringing beautiful pieces to the market that really rival other contenders in quality.
If you are on the hunt for a very specific piece, then Drummonds is the one for you; their hands on approach is in every aspect of the design, and each piece is completely bespoke. The investment is well worth it here, with handmade beautiful pieces that will last for years and make incredible features in any bathroom.
TEMZA Picks: The Double Locky Vanity Basin Suite
Tips for traditional bathroom design:
- Combining old and new is the easiest and more affordable way of switching up your bathroom and creating a more traditional feel.
- Choosing one or more focal points for your bathroom will make the overall effect really classical with minimal effort. Perhaps a freestanding bath with a shower ring, or a pedestal basin!
- If you’re struggling for room, focus on one area, minimalizing and swapping in some classic pieces to create your desired look. Find a corner or wall and work out what you can incorporate.