When it comes to talking about bachelor pads and generally any topic which involves men in the home, I often hear some of the old clichés banded about.

Generally these include the following:

  1. Men aren't particularly good at cleaning around the house.

  2. Men are sometimes not that interested in the finer details of personal hygiene either!

Whilst this may or may not have been true at some time in the dim and distant past, it’s certainly not the case today.

Most men are equally as house-proud as their female counterparts and the popular image of the “metrosexual” brings to mind someone whose grooming habits are evolved and whose bathroom cabinet is packed with “product”.

Bachelor bathrooms

However, it is probably true to say that the average bachelor pad bathroom may be a slightly less fussy and more functional space that some others. Things such as being easy to keep clean and fast to use may be clichés that have some basis in fact, as the hectic lifestyle of the modern man means he is less inclined to go for a bathroom that is more suited to long soaks in a tub.

Mode luxury 8mm walk in shower glass panel with shower tray 1200 x 800

A designer walk in shower enclosure & stylish shower system will have the desired effect

Showers

Whatever the overall design for a bachelor bathroom, whether it’s a traditional one based on the classic Victorian bathroom styles or something ultra-contemporary with sleek minimalist lines, there is plenty of choice when it comes to having a shower unit that fits in.

Perhaps the most convenient and ultra-modern idea in bathroom design is the concept of having a “wetroom”. The idea is becoming more popular and as most people are now used to having the majority of their bathroom's floors and walls tiled, it needs only a small step of the imagination to fully embrace the change. A walk in shower will certainly give the desired effect in any masculine bathroom.

Sleek furniture

Of course, every good metrosexual worth his salt needs somewhere to put all his skincare products, eau de colognes and shaving treatments. Therefore a storage unit in the form of a wall hung or floor mounted cabinet is a must. In smaller bathrooms, a vanity unit can be a real space saver – plus it ensures all those toiletries are close at hand.

Drift Walnut wall hung vanity unit with basin 600mm

This wall hung vanity unit from our Drift Walnut range gives you a great place to store your "product"

Accessories

Any bathroom sets its tone by the use of accessories, and the ideal bachelor bathroom can be easily finished off with simple additions such as chrome shaving kits and mirrors, chunky fluffy towels and robes as well as bright, high definition LED lighting.

For more ideas and tips for your bachelor pad bathroom, take a look at our inspirational mood board and style guide.