Customer Creations: Budapest Bathroom Project

By Rob

22nd Mar 2016

3 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

One of our trade customers makes his second appearance on our blog with another outstanding effort - See for yourself!

stylish freestanding bath

It’s always nice to see the finished bathrooms of our customers. Nothing brings us more satisfaction than seeing people’s ideas brought to life; their creativity displayed for all to see. But we also love seeing the work our customers do for others, giving them the bathrooms they've always dreamed of. In this blog we’re going to take a look around a Budapest beauty Stephen Woods has recently been working on.

As a trade customer, Stephen is no stranger to us; you may remember his previous bathroom project appearing in our blog a while ago. This stunning example is even more impressive than the last one, and it’s all down to a fantastic choice of fixtures and a keen eye for details.

The bathroom needed to look just right as the location itself is actually pretty special as Stephen explains: “It’s in a beautiful period building from the height of the Austro-Hungarian empire. It’s a short walk from the famous Hungarian parliament and Liberty Square where the American Embassy is.”

Interestingly, there are actually two separate bathrooms which have been completed here, with a smaller design featuring identical tiling to the large room in order to create a coordinated, familiar feel throughout.

So what products were used?

In order to design something that was sympathetic to the period features of the building, a number of beautiful traditional fixtures were chosen for the build. To keep things warm during the cold Hungarian winters, our popular Savoy heated towel rail has been used. Not only do these keep towels nice and toasty when you need them to be, but they also feature a timeless column design that’s absolutely ideal for traditional bathrooms.

Each bathroom also has its own traditional shower and a Cove quadrant enclosure to give things a sophisticated look without taking up too much space at the same time.

To give the main bathroom a dramatic centrepiece, a freestanding bath was a must. “In this particular project we wanted to achieve the ‘wow’ effect through having a bath that sat in the middle of the room instead of next to the wall, so the Oakland freestanding bathtub was perfect.” Our Lancaster traditional freestanding mixer & shower kit accompanies the bath, completing the look effortlessly.

I think we can all agree that the overall effect that the bath has is jaw-droppingly good! But that’s not the end of the story; there’s all the details to take into consideration too, such as those gorgeous patterned floor tiles which were imported from Spain. The subtle-yet-effective metro tiles which cover the bottom half of the walls further add to the period look, giving it an authentic edge. For an additional touch of class, Stephen has chosen to add a striking stained glass window to really pull the whole look together.

Why Victorian Plumbing?

So, you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘why would you order products from the UK if your project is in Hungary?’ Well, we’ll let Stephen explain why in his own words: “I have been working with Victorian Plumbing for many years now and the excellent service, range of products and online information are crucial to my business which focuses on period properties in the UK and Hungary.

“It was also critical that Victorian Plumbing could manage European delivery at reasonable cost. This they managed with aplomb with items shipping and arriving all the way across Europe within a week of order - quicker than many UK suppliers to domestic UK addresses! Thank you Victorian Plumbing for another successful project.”

We hope you enjoyed looking at this build; hopefully you’ll have taken some inspiration from it for your own bathroom too. We can’t wait to see what Stephen has planned next!

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Rob is part of the resident bathroom bloggers team here at Victorian Plumbing. Rob loves writing in depth bathroom buying guides and is renowned for his expert 'how to' step-by-step DIY guides. He can also be found posting about the latest bathroom trends and ideas and also hunting out bargains and savings for our customers.

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