The finish for the pluming fixtures also needed careful consideration. Chrome has always been the “go-to” look for a contemporary environment. However, chrome is not a responsible choice for the environment nor for the health of the workers producing it. So instead, we selected a nickel finish with a sheen that not only works perfectly with the space, providing a modern look, but also offers a sustainable alternative to chrome.
The bathroom already contained a perfectly good bathtub, which the children often use for bath time and to splash around in! We could have replaced it with a new tub, but then the existing tub would have ended up in a landfill. So instead, we decided to keep the bath and create a new, functional surround. This surround creates the perfect place for storing rubber duckies, shampoos, and other bath time sundries while keeping them hidden from view at the bathroom’s entrance. It also offers an unobstructed view of their beautiful, private back garden.
This beautiful bathroom is a perfect example of how sustainable design is the way of the future – no compromises!