Utopia    Real Home 20 Nov 2017
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This couple prioritised functionality in their bathroom – but not at the expense of style

Some people start their search for a bathroom company with a look around their local showrooms, but for Tim and Jean Cooper their search began with a Corian brochure. “We had found the perfect wall-hung basin, and it became the starting point for our whole bathroom design,” recalls Jean. “Right from the beginning, we knew we wanted something clean and modern that could be adequately sealed, with the look of a wet room but without needing to be tanked. Corian was the ideal material to make this happen. We found Wharf Seamless because they were recommended to us as our local fabricator.”

A bright, clean aesthetic was the order of the day, but the couple wasn’t very keen on anything too stark or minimalist. “We wanted the grey of the basin to be picked up elsewhere in the design,” adds Tim. “To create a coherent look, while avoiding an uncomfortably clinical ambiance.” The dark grey accents and cabinetry offer a dramatic foil, while the grey grout and patterned floor add a more delicate contrast to the sleek white elements in the space. Other priorities included solving the previous problems of leaks through failing seals, and also achieving a room that would be mold-resistant and easy to care for – all of which pointed towards a design in which Corian wouldn’t only figure as a basin material, but a flooring and cladding material also.

“Corian enabled us to create a seamless transition between the shower tray and the bathroom floor,” explains Trevor Baker, design director at Wharf Seamless. “This helps to create a feeling of more space – as does the frameless glass panel being fixed directly into the solid surface at floor level – which is invaluable in a modestly-sized bathroom such as this one.”

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Published in Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine