The Buyer's Guide to Cloakrooms

The Buyer's Guide to Cloakrooms

Posted by Francine Flanagan 30th Mar 2016

In this buying we will be answering any questions you may have about smaller bathroom spaces, particularly, cloakrooms. We’ll be advising you on the best course of action when designing your cloakroom bathroom from furniture advice to all the top modern-day trends.

What is a Cloakroom?

A cloakroom is the most common term for an additional bathroom, some also refer to a cloakroom bathroom as a downstairs bathroom, as they are typically located on the ground floor of the home, making it handy for guests.

Traditionally, it is smaller in size and includes a basin and toilet only, however as time and trends move on we are finding that, design wise, space has been really maximised.

For those of you lucky enough to have a second bathroom in your home, it can be a tricky process choosing the right style. So, let’s take a look at each style to help you on your way to your perfect new cloakroom.

Cloakroom Bathroom Under Stairs with a Wall-Hung Toilet, Semi-Pedestal Basin, and a Round LED Mirror

Traditional Cloakroom

traditional basin and toilet set can be a stunning addition to any home. Decorative design coupled with a classic shape creates a timeless look that will be admired for years to come.

Some customers choose a traditional style to compliment the theme of their Victorian homes, while others may install a traditional cloakroom set in a modern home – there’s no right or wrong answer, if you love a vintage look then go for it! Classic elements help to create an authentic design, think a flush handle instead of a flush button, and a two-tap hole basin for traditional hot and cold taps.

Slimline Cloakroom Vanity Unit

Furniture-based Cloakroom

A furniture-based cloakroom is ideal for those who like to keep everything neat and tidy. Each item has been cleverly designed as a fitted bathroom unit to conceal essential plumbing and offer additional storage space. Depending on the space you have available, you can either sit these units together to create a flush look or have them sit separately in different areas of your new cloakroom.

Typically, a basin vanity unit will be available in either a door or drawer design, offering you valuable storage space underneath that would otherwise be wasted. The option of an integrated glass or ceramic basin helps you create the perfect style. With the introduction of the slimline vanity unit with basin and all-in-one with p-shaped basin style, these designs have really opened the idea of a cloakroom bathroom being just as stylish and modern as the main bathroom.

Accessorising Your Cloakroom

Just because the space is small, doesn’t mean you can’t add gadgets and accessories to enhance your new cloakroom.

Adding a mirror can make the space seem larger and our mirrored cabinets offer extra storage as well, making them a great addition to any small bathroom.

Shop our full range of cloakroom suites online today.