Freestanding baths are gaining popularity and add a touch of luxury to the bathroom. Angular, square or oval styling means designers can present a chic, contemporary alternative to the traditional roll-top or slipper bath. When it comes to colour and texture, manufacturers are delivering more choice, with Bette even offering consumers the option to colour-match ceramic items such as tiles.
Countertop basins also remain popular and as with baths, are available in an increasingly wide range of options to co-ordinate with bathroom surfaces and countertops, Acquabella for example, offers designers a choice of over 2,000 colours.
Diane Larner takes a look at some of the latest designs to reach the market.