Our design consultant client was looking for a new cloakroom as part of their office renovation.
Our design consultant client was looking for a new cloakroom as part of their office renovation. They wanted to achieve a contemporary cloakroom that had strong design features which would create some ‘wow factor’ in their studio. The cloakroom needed to accommodate a range of visitors including clients and students on work experience and as such, had to be practical for visitors. Maintaining the disabled access was important as well as ensuring optimum hygiene.
Being in the design industry, our client already had ideas for how they wanted the cloakroom to look. They were interested in creating an atmospheric experience with strong design features. Clever use of lighting and and an atypical colour palette were important to create the feel that this client was looking for.
Understanding that cleanliness was an important, we suggested using Corian surfaces as it is a non-porous material. An LED light strip was mounted into the top of the Corian boxing to build the atmosphere that the client wanted to create. A made-to-measure mirror was mounted on the wall above the Corian sink to make the room look as big as possible. The light above the mirror highlighting the original beams above.
Dekton, a format that is usually used for worktops, was used to clad the cloakroom walls. Not only is it clean and nice to touch, but it is available in one piece panels with no cuts and no joints. It has the appeal of a completely uniform surface, which fits seamlessly into very different design styles. The addition of integrated bin, tissue and paper dispensers and a Bisque ‘Chime’ radiator added a strong design statement.
The original beams in the room were maintained, as well as the oak floorboards that ran throughout the rest of the office.
“Every piece of this cloakroom was bespoke, which was a challenge. Everything like the Corian and Dekton pieces had to be individually templated and fitted. But the result is just what I was hoping for. I like the wow factor it creates. You open the door and notice immediately that this is not your average office cloakroom!”
– Katy Pearson