Bespoke luxury bathroom style and a unique design experience from Salacia

Are you looking for a bespoke luxury bathroom style and unique design experience? Read the article to see the experience of Samantha Ready.

For any of you that have ever undertaken a building project or renovation (or indeed are planning to) I am sure that you will have or soon have had the same doubts, fears and decision making dramas as I and my steadfast better half recently encountered. Yet whilst the obvious stresses; budget control, unexpected structural hurdles and indeed the relentless amount of dust (seriously where does it all come from and why oh why won’t it go???) are indeed enough to rock even those with the most hardy of resolves, none of these proved to be the most difficult aspect of my build; much to my surprise and horror that mantle fell to bathroom planning…

Bespoke Luxury Bathroom

With no less than three to plan, including a dream master bathroom, where my tranquil haven with freestanding bath was under threat from a husband that instead wanted a shower the size of a small country, and a ridiculously tight 12 week time frame dictated by the imminent arrival of child number 3… this was not what I had in mind!

We are all aware of the adage that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, but more importantly they also make homes!

Where kitchen companies lead the way with a whole host of planning tools, design options, self build packages and beautiful bespoke tailormade dreams; all of which can instantly be visualised and skillfully realised; it came as a massive planning headache to realise that bathroom concepts were severely lagging behind.

I mean I had done my research, read the glossy home mags, looked at beautiful luxury bathroom fixtures, taken random photos of hotel bathrooms, carefully, yet hopefully subtly, inspected my friends homes and of course spent hours loving creating my Pinterest board albeit to my husbands horror… but yet nowhere seemed able to realise my vision and actually create my dream space.

I tried lots of options, first stop DIY stores which clearly didn’t have the look nor quality that I was hoping to achieve; a well known high street, which shall remain nameless, bathroom store, which had as much creativity and inspired CAD planning as the concrete foundations of my soon to be master suite; beautiful suppliers that had the products but no way of helping me actually see if the vision was just a (bathroom) pipe dream; and I even ventured into the realm of plumbing supply shops, that strange trade focused domain that would have ultimately had all of the products we needed but were only able to communicate in codes and catalogues…

…And then the miracle happened. I found Salacia of London.

Bespoke Luxury Bathroom

Salacia of London was in fact conceptualised from the founders’ own personal painful experiences of bathroom planning but comes with the unique aspect of decades of bathroom knowhow and some serious design style; the whole concept offered a tantalising combination of luxury products, high end finishes and an unsurpassed creative flair and offered us not just a bathroom planning solution but a total immersive bespoke luxury bathroom design experience.

We were fortunate to meet Simon, their chief designer, who arrived paper and pen in hand, he viewed the spaces that were built and the plans for what was to come, he listened to our stories, saw our inspiration, and just got it!

With a few strokes of artist flair he began to bring to life the first emergings of our bathroom dream to life and we saw it in that beautiful yet simplistic hand drawn design of one of the Salacia ranges.

This was then magically (well with the help of Spencer’s fixture knowhow, Ollie’s product acumen and little bit of computer wizardry) transformed into a realistic computerised image of what the finished article could look like (which you can witness yourself online) ­ mind blown!

Bespoke Luxury Bathroom Designs

Salacia’s well conceived offer is as beautiful as it is simple. Six unique bathroom ‘styles’; Fulham, Kensington, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Soho and Islington, which can be tailored for five different bathroom spaces; main, family, ensuite, wc or shower room.

We were able to explore different looks and a plethora of options whilst still remaining true to our style, our space and our budget; safe, for the first time, in the knowledge that these would a) actually fit and b) actually work.

In a matter of days we had fully costed and perfectly planned bespoke luxury bathroom options for our family bath, mini en suite and master bathroom suite.

The carefully selected products, which were an exact match to that first freehand drawing, and came with great guidance to our plumbers, soon followed.

The end result? Well aside from my sanity…. We are now the delightfully proud owners of three beautiful, bespoke luxury bathroom spaces, which whilst never compromising substance and functionality also came with bucket loads (or should that be bath loads?) of style.

Of course the crowning glory ­ my carrera marble, sleek, twin vanity, freestanding bath, large shower, hotel inspired master bathroom suite ­ which you can actually see for yourself in episode 1 of Channel 4’s new property show Best Laid Plans…just don’t mention the wardrobes…and that original freehand sketch is now treasured and framed on that bathroom wall.

This article originally appeared in Inside Kent and is written by Samantha Ready.

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