We had the fantastic opportunity to design and install an entire vintage bathroom at the end of last year so we thought we would share our experiences and top tips for a perfect bathroom. So whether you are looking for 1930's vintage bathroom, rustic country or contemporary, our insider tips deliver all you need to know to create your dream bathroom. First, do your research and decide what style you would like, what will fit and will meet your budget. Start online with style publications, stores and Pintrest, as well as interiors and lifestyle magazines. Visiting showrooms will give you an idea of their size and when it comes to buying, many retailers will match online sellers. Our clients are big vintage fanatics so we recommended a 1920/30's colonial look for the family bathroom and en-suite bathrooms with off-white handmade tiles from Topps Tiles, Edwardian style basin, cast aluminium high level cistern and WC from heritage bathroom specialists Burlington Bathrooms. We fitted an original teak wall antique cabinet (try these old wooden cabinets) from India and reclaimed antique teak window frame mirror from southern India and encaustic style tiles (Original Tile Co, Edinburgh) and 4-column cast iron radiator from Coventry Demolition. We removed the original painted black panels from the semi insert bath and replaced them with wide planks of thick mahogany acquired from Gateside Mills. The ceiling light is an original vintage ship's explosive florescent strip light, which although is made from aluminium weighs 10kg and acquired from a ship salvage specialist. The wall lights are deco style globe lamps from 30-Something Lighting We were able to mix original vintage furniture and antique fittings and interiors with quality reproduction fittings. it's all about size - if your space is tight, use compact fittings designed to save those valuable inches and still give a open airy feeling. A sleek uncluttered look will increase the sense of space. Wall cabinets and hidden storage will keep the floor area clear. Slimline tall cabinets will allow you to store more. Architectural Decor. Get organised with storage - most people have limited space so built in storage and wash basin stand cabinets use valuable space under the wash basin. Use modular built in bathroom storage units to really maximise storage space. We have a wide selection of authentic vintage cabinets and cupboards. The old bathroom had not been modernised in over 40 years, so everything was to be replaced and we discovered quite a bit of space and a lot of lead piping once we removed the emersion tank, piping and panelling. Fitting - use recommended expert tradesmen (see below), ensure they are fully insured, get written quotes for every aspect of the work required and let the workmen know the schedule of works they are to adhere to. Try Fired Earth for fittings, tiles, paint and accessories. Thomas Crapper for classic and traditional baths, WCs and taps. Drummonds and Hurlingham Baths for cast iron and roll top baths Roman and Makti for classic showers. Heritage Bathrooms basins and pedestals. Burlington Bathrooms for reproduction heritage bathrooms.