Awards    People 11 May 2017

#ThrowbackThursday to when Colin Wong won the Bathroom Design of the Year Award

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is in honour of a true industry giant, Colin Wong from Development Direct.

Colin took the Bathroom Design of the Year Award (Under £15K) back in 2016 for his project on behalf of a developer who specialised in bespoke newbuild properties.

However, despite the developer’s extremely tight budget, Colin managed to create an idyllic and contemporary space for this new build’s master ensuite.

Commenting on the design, Colin stated “I instinctively knew that I could not rely solely on the sanitaryware and brassware as there was a possibility that it could look like your typical newbuild bathroom within a square box.

“I wanted to accentuate this bathing area, so I chose a contrasting linear tile and delineated this area with this tile and a slender chrome detail. The corner of the room has a nasty soil pipebox, I decided to introduce another ‘leg’ to frame the radiator. This theme was carried through to the wet area where the same framework was highlighted the rain shower system.”

Having just been shortlisted for the NEFF MasterPartner Awards, Colin and his Development Direct team are shaping up to be a formidable force within the kitchen and bathroom industry and will certainly raise the bar at this year’s awards.

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