Autumn Trends

For kitchens and bathrooms

Once summer is over and the children go back to school, people often move indoors and start looking to update tired interiors.

Autumn is a busy season for kitchens and bathrooms and people who have started extensions during the summer are now ready for the finishing touches to their projects in a final dash to get the kitchen and bathroom ready for relatives staying at Christmas.

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Update your bathroom at Henlow Building Supplies 

Acrylic walls and shower panels

People are moving away from traditional ceramic tiles and glass shower panels towards easy- to-clean, hygienic and cost-effective acrylic options. Waterproof acrylic panels give a smooth, contemporary, seamless wall surface and come in a wide range of colours, patterns and finishes, including metallic. Manufacturer Wetwall will even make bespoke panels to match your chosen colour and if desired, can print your own digital photographs into panels, making your bathroom design totally unique.

Contemporary tiling

If you still love ceramic tiles, they are now available in much larger sizes meaning fewer grout lines and a smoother finish. But if the minimalist look is not for you, HBS includes a range of traditional mosaic tiles in stunning and innovative new designs, including industrial-style patterns and metallic finishes with glittering inserts.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring remains popular, but the latest products don’t come on a roll. Palio by Karndean is supplied in strips and clicks together like laminate, making it quick to install and easy to take up for servicing what’s underneath. Wood or slate-effect are HBS’ best-selling ranges and are now so realistic it’s very difficult to tell them from the real thing. Another bonus is that Palio is warm underfoot as well as being waterproof.

The Hotel Look

The now much sought-after ‘hotel look’ combines large matt grey tiles and shallow shower trays with dark hardwood accented furniture like the Rhodes Aruba Flintwood units. HBS can adapt and design either a fitted or wall-hung bathroom around your existing pipes. While wet rooms with flush flooring remain popular, shallow trays come witha wider waste to accommodate water flow and are increasingly the preferred option.

Roper Rhodes Event Click Shower

  • Large ‘drencher’ head

  • Hand-held spray device

  • Push buttons to switch between shower heads and bath

  • Temperature-controlled water

  • Installed in an easy-to-service pull-out panel.



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