By Kerry Hale

Contemporary Vs. Traditional Bathroom Design

  • Friday 05 August 2016
  • 3 minute read

Re-designing your bathroom is a big decision and sometimes you can feel at a loss on where to start. When you are re-designing any room, it is important to understand the space and know how you can make the most of your layout.

Whether you fancy opting for a contemporary, modern look or the traditional, retro feel we can offer recommendations on how these looks can be achieved.


The style of tap in your bathroom is a simple way to bring your room together. The Mira Aspects tap range includes seven styles, so we can almost guarantee that we have the perfect tap for your taste. If you like the traditional bathroom look then Mira Virtue range is for you; this product includes authentic Victorian features such as ceramic glazed markers for both hot and cold, making the taps the ideal solution for a bathroom designed with a traditional feel. If you are looking to create a modern and contemporary bathroom feel, the Mira Evolve range is a perfect fit.The minimalist feel and the geometric shapes of these taps provide both beautiful design qualities and practicality for your bathroom. Whilst taps are a necessity, they are also accessories to the bathroom so their design can hugely influence the room.

Walk-in shower vs. free standing bath

The free standing bath is a staple feature within the traditional bathroom and can be used as a beautiful focal point within the room. However, the rise of the wet-room demonstrates how an open plan space is an important factor within a contemporary bathroom. If traditional design is what you want to achieve, then the Mira Realm mixer shower is the ideal option with its beautiful classical design and polished chrome finish.

The space of your bathroom may prevent you from having a large free standing bath so your accessories, including your taps, are important to create the traditional look. The inclusion of a walk-in shower is an option, using products such as the Mira Leap divider panel; this creates space within your bathroom and its lack of fixtures provides a clean and contemporary feel.


Completing a bathroom renovation can become costly, but the inclusion of accessories is a money-saving alternative which can still have an impact. The use of mirrors is a great addition to all rooms; the differing styles can match any design, and can create the illusion of a bigger room and are suitable for every budget. Tiles are another product which can make a difference to a room without breaking the bank. The inclusion of a feature wall can create a focus for the room and link the bathroom design and accessories together.

Do you prefer a traditional or a contemporary bathroom?

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