Today thanks to advanced plumbing and modern technology the bathroom may well have evolved as far as it can. With luxury steam rooms and hydrotherapy baths it's difficult to imagine how bathrooms could get any more sophisticated. That said the bathroom like any room in the house is ever changing in terms of design trends.
Almost always the bath is the centre piece attraction of the traditional bathroom. A free-standing roll-top or slipper bath sits proudly on a dark polished floor and only if going for a traditional continental style bathroom will an inset or sunken tub hold appeal. Either a wall-mounted faucet or a free-standing one looks classy. Deep ridges and curved angles are what makes the traditional sanitary ware what it is - bold and masculine.
Over the past decade with the popularity of TV shows like Changing Rooms the trend for old-fashioned bathrooms has seen a real upsurge. A rare gem of an old slipper bath or rusty traditional faucet may be found at a scrap yard or in a skip but thankfully manufacturers are keeping up with demand with skillfully crafted traditional bathroom products.