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Inspiration and ideas for a new bathroom, an extension... or a renovation ...for 2021.

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

We've been featuring stylish and affordable kitchen extensions and refurbs on this blog recently as the first choice living area that many homeowners may well prefer to improve in these Covid 'lockdown' times. Bathroom improvements and also extra bathroom facilities , are also we at Mint Builders have found, coming into demand around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds for 2021.

Compliments of, British bath company Victoria + Albert have been online very recently offering some early inspiration and trend ideas. Check out the looks and styles they highlight and see what you think might make 'a bit of a splash' at your place when you do decide on a future new look for your bathroom.

guidance and inspiration

You'll find some highly informed guidance and inspiration here for sure – we did. We note there's some stylish standards to consider and some original ideas too, all of which can surely help bring longevity to your home's future convenience and 'liveability'. Enjoy!

Marvellous Marble

A recurring trend in interiors, marble has taken the world by storm over the past few years. Its crisp, clean and natural look with delicate pattern formations provide visual interest to our homes whilst still keeping it minimal, luxurious and tasteful. Cover your walls in marble tiles for a stylish statement or simply use it on the floor for luxury underfoot. Photo Credits - I luit Laguna / Chad Mellon Photography

Classic Blue

Classic blue – we are told the Victoria + Albert experts is the Pantone colour of the year for 2020, making it a firm favourite apparently with design brands across the board. They are right that it has a kind of timelessness and endurance whilst its simplicity does bring an elegance to a bathroom space. Credits - Simon Whitbread/ Victoria + Albert Baths

Sage Green

Sage – as you may know - is a chic green hue that adds a more mature spin on the pastel trend that comes back year on year. Its quiet and restful tones are softer on the eye, but it still uplifts a room as much as a brighter more poignant shade would do. Credits- Eldon Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths. Image credit: Amazing Productions

Vintage 'Chic'

Whether you want to ensure your interiors are in keeping with your period property, or jump on the trend for vintage, - and why not? - this timeless theme will always be here to stay say the experts. In the bathroom, say V + A, think gold tones, curvy accents, antique art, statement chandeliers and a statement freestanding bath.

Credits - Roxburgh Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths. Image credit: Annabelle Desfontaines + Greg Fox Photography

Statement Tiles

Statement tiles can bring a new dimension to a bathroom and elevate the space – now that's for sure! Whether you choose monochrome patterns for the floor or tile up the wall by your basin, it will add a point of visual interest. Also why not elevate your design further, mix it up with different shaped tiles such as hexagons or a mixture of large and small squares joined together. Now that does work well! Image credit: Liam Clarke

Crittal Windows

First invented – as you may know - in the 1880s Crittall metal-framed windows were hugely popular in the Art Deco era and as with many design trends, it has come back around, but this time with a contemporary twist.

Fitting well into the in vogue 'industrial style', these dark and rather striking windows add sharp angles and allow for plenty of light to flood into the room – they certainly do that for sure! But the effect doesn’t have to be used just as windows. Crittall shower screens are also proving ultra-popular – and quite rightly. For sure they make a cool alternative to clear glass. A smart idea that! Credits - York Bath, Victoria + Albert Baths.Image credit: Kate Walker Design + Armelle Habib


We at Mint Builders are here to help with any questions and ideas you may have for your 2020 bathroom extension or renovation. We have expert contacts on hand to help you gain the style and look that you want and need in these unique times.

Please request your project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your bathroom for now and on into this uncertain future of ours. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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