Discover what’s hot right now in shower design

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  • Find out the latest trends for shower rooms – Country Homes & Interiors shows you how to create the modern country bathroom of your dreams.

    From the metal that is making a return to the spotlight to the best enclosure designs, we reveal what’s new in the world of bathroom design.

    Clear vision

    The latest shower enclosures offer a beautifully sleek
    profile. ‘Walk-in showers are in high demand right now, especially with
    those who want to enjoy the easy freedom of a wet room but prefer to
    keep water contained,’ says Laura Jones, Head of Product, Bathstore.
    ‘They can work very well in smaller country bathrooms as there are no
    bulky moving parts to detract from the stylish look.’

    Playtime 1400 walk-in enclosure with integrated showerhead, from £799, Bathstore.

    Brass is back!

    After years out of fashion, brass is again in the spotlight
    as the metal of the moment for showers. ‘Brass has a warm and very
    natural look, which makes it particularly suitable for country
    bathrooms. It also adds warmth and ages beautifully, achieving a lovely
    laidback vintage patina over time,’ says Drummond Shaw, Chairman,

    Dalby thermostatic shower with 300mm rose and hand shower in brass, from £2,394, Drummonds.

    Minimal frames

    The newest ‘barely there’ enclosures are perfect if you like a
    clean, pared-down look and don’t want to obstruct wonderful rustic
    elements like exposed beams. ‘A semi-frameless enclosure also helps give
    the illusion of space in the shower room and doesn’t detract from the
    architectural features within the room,’ says Kate Griffiths, Marketing
    Executive, Kohler.

    Minima hinged enclosure, from £1,589, Kohler.

    Top tip
    Size really does matter when it comes to showering so go as big as you can for both the enclosure and showerhead.

    Find more gorgeous decorating ideas for your modern country home at the Country Homes & Interiors‘ home page.


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