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An island in the bathroom, why not?

An island in the bathroom, why not?


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If the island in the kitchen no longer has to prove itself, in the bathroom, it still has a long way to go. However, to offer a new perspective to your pond, nothing like moving the sanitary ware away from the walls and installing them in the center of the space. Bathtub, shower and vanity unit lend themselves to the game. Demonstration.

The freestanding bathtub

It made us dream in large hotels and spas, but for a few years now, the freestanding bathtub has also appeared as a classic in private bathrooms. Without doubt the easiest "island" water point to adopt, it enhances space in the blink of an eye by becoming THE centerpiece. Once installed, it is around it that the decor is imagined, so there is no question of making a mistake on the model that we want to enthroned in the middle of its bathroom. Round or rectangular in shape, carved into stone or mounted on famous lion paws, there are a multitude that will meet your design, Zen or retro desires. But the bathtub is not the only decorative element to take into account, the choice of fittings is also essential! With this type of arrangement, you have to go to a column tap selected according to the model and size of your bathtub.

This ultra-refined bathtub goes perfectly with the more classic ambiance of this bathroom

The island shower

After the bathtub, it is now up to the shower to prevail in the bathroom in island version. When the square meters allow it, no question of putting it in a corner, we proudly display it in the middle of the room but not in any conditions! For a successful result, it must first be level. We prefer an ultra-flat shower tray to a tiled floor used for walk-in showers. It is also important to play the transparency card. Present it as a very open space, without a door or only erected in very thin glass walls. This will strengthen his status as the star of the play. As with the taps on the freestanding bathtub, the shower column must also be chosen with care. We avoid too simple models and we favor those with design lines that will add a decorative touch to the whole.

Bet on an ultra-flat shower tray for a more aesthetic result

The island washbasin cabinet

Less common, but yet just as achievable, the vanity top installed in the middle of the bathroom deserves our full attention. To achieve this, you have two choices:

- Opt for a piece of furniture provided for this purpose

Traditional washbasins are designed to be placed along the wall. The bottom is therefore not made of the same material as the other sides and openings are often present to make room for the piping. If you decide to leave on an installation in the middle of the room, you will have to set your sights on washbasins designed specially for this type of arrangement. The models are less numerous, but exist in different styles (as contemporary as more classic) and of all sizes. Note that the most DIYers among you can also customize the back of a classic piece of furniture with pallet boards, adhesive plates with cement tiles effect or even tiling!

- Build a low wall

This option allows you to choose a standard washbasin cabinet since you will only have to fix it directly on this small wall. The latter can then accommodate all the piping and facilitate your task at the time of connections. To best optimize this new space, you can also install a small vanity unit on each side of the wall. Super practical when several family members are in the bathroom at the same time!

Clean but nevertheless full of charm, this island vanity unit becomes the star of the bathroom

Bathroom island: a few rules to follow before getting started

In terms of decoration, you are convinced. But there are still some site / work elements to take into account before you start! - Have sufficient space. It goes without saying, but bear in mind that your bathroom must not measure less than 10m2 to install an island water point. To be able to move freely, you must allow a minimum of 60 cm around your shower, bathtub or washbasin cabinet. - Plan a slope for water drainage. Unlike conventional bathrooms in which water supplies and discharges circulate in the walls, your pipes will, in the case of an island installation, be integrated into the floor. It is therefore essential to provide a slope of 2 cm for evacuation, at the risk of seeing the pipe become blocked. - Raise the floor. To embed water supplies and drains, it is in many cases necessary to pour a concrete slab of at least 10 cm.

Placed on a parquet floor painted in black, this freestanding bathtub with contemporary lines is sublimated