Some Fun and Interesting Bathroom Facts to Bear in Mind This New Year


You’re probably heading off to a New Year party tonight or maybe you’re hosting one, well you may want to take note of some of these fun and silly facts about bathrooms before you head to the bathroom tonight.

Whether you’re partying at home or heading to a friends place, check the toilet seat is down before you sit on the toilet. You may wonder why, well eighty five percent of bathroom accidents happen due to the toilet seat being up. Who would have thought.

If you’re hosting a New Year party at home go through your bathroom cupboards and make sure they’re neat and tidy, remove any products and items that you don’t want your friends and family to see. Why? Well because seventy percent of your house guests will go through your bathroom cupboards.

Bathroom Cupboards

Bathroom Cupboards with Drawers

If you are one of the eighty percent of people that tend to use your mobile phone on the toilet, hold onto it because seven million mobile phones are dropped into toilets each and every year.

Always close the toilet lid when flushing. Flushing faeces can become airborne which is why you are always told to keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible.

If you are out and about this New Year be sure to wash your hands after flushing the toilet, there are so many bacteria on the toilet handle. Also be sure to use paper towel and not the hand dryers. Hand dryers can increase the bacteria on your hands by over one hundred and sixty percent.

When you wake up tomorrow morning feeling rough after your night of partying, be sure it’s toothpaste your add to your toothbrush. Did you know that thirty three percent of people will brush their teeth with something other than toothpaste when over tired, this is mostly common in mothers.

Now that you have all the bathroom facts, you may want to rush around and get your bathroom clean for tonight or pop some anti bacterial wipes in your handbag before you head out to your New Year party tonight.

The last question I will leave you with just for fun is whether you crumple your toilet paper or fold it. The truth of the matter is that a majority of people will crumple their toilet paper because it is much quicker and more convenient than sitting their folding it neatly.

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The Advantage of Buying Bathroom Products Online This Holiday Season


Have you tried walking into a shop this week? It’s chaos, it seems that the idea that the end of the world was taking place last week hasn’t worn off and people are still shopping as though the world is ending.

As you may have noticed the world didn’t end on the 21st as predicted, but the shops remain manic, though of course this could just be due to the time of year, the festive season gets everyone in the shopping mood, first for Christmas and now for New Year.

If you’re planning a bathroom renovation in the next month or so, my suggestion would be buying bathroom products online and I’ll tell you why.

bathroom products online

Bathroom products online

Convenience

The first reason is convenience, when you search online for any items you can find exactly what you are looking for. The convenience when buying bathroom products online is that you are able to view the entire range on offer whether you’re looking for a new bath or bathroom accessories.

When you fight the crowds at the shops you will only find some of the items on display, the others will be available on their website or in a catalogue, so why waste petrol driving to the shop when you can sit in the comfort of your own home in front of the fire with a cup of coffee and start your bathroom shopping with ease?

Information

You can walk around any store and see bathroom products for yourself, but be sure to take your measuring tape because they don’t display the sizes. When buying bathroom products online you get all the information you need on each of the products including their sizes, colours and materials.

Peace of Mind

It’s very important when buying bathroom products online that you buy from a reputable bathroom company, this way you know the payment system is secure giving you peace of mind when you type your bank card details into the system.

The reputable companies will have a security encryption when it comes to payments, this means your details are safe throughout the whole process.

Sit Back and Wait

The biggest advantage for me when buying bathroom products online is that they get delivered directly to my front door, I don’t have to leave the house if I don’t want to from the time I order until they arrive. What’s more this is so convenient for the larger bathroom products, making it a convenient and practical way to shop.

Get Your Bathroom Ready For New Year


The chaos of Christmas is behind you and now it’s time to start planning for your annual New Year party. This means more guests and more people using your bathroom, you want to ensure your bathroom is ready for the masses and looks stylish and clean.

Many bathrooms just aren’t prepared, using a cupboard to hold their toilet roll, the side of the bath to hold their towels and hanging their robes over the door. This is fine when it’s just you and the family at home, but now you need to get ready for your guests.

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Tube Bathroom Accessories

Bathroom Accessories to Consider

You may want to consider investing in some tube bathroom accessories, these will not only be helpful on New Year, but they are practical and convenient items that every bathroom should benefit from.

The advantage to the tube bathroom accessories is their stylish design. The tubular design makes these perfect for any bathroom whether you have an ultra modern bathroom or a traditional one. The chrome finish gives them an elegant and stylish look that will complement the space beautifully.

You will need a toilet roll holder and toilet brush holder next to the toilet. Where do you put your basin soap? If you don’t use liquid soap then a soap dish can be a welcome addition to your bathroom. Remember you want your bathroom to be functional and yet still look stylish when all your guests come to visit.

Add a tumbler holder near the sink where you can place all the family toothbrushes, reducing the risk of them all lying all over the basin.

Get a towel ring for next to the basin, you can hang a hand towel on these beautifully and it means your guests don’t need to search around for a towel to dry their hands on. Close to the bath include a towel rail for all the bath towels, this helps differentiate the two and your guests won’t be forced to dry their hands on your used bath towels.

Lastly you can add some glass shelves, you can add some scented candles or your toiletries, this just reduces the amount of clutter lying around your bathroom. The tube bathroom accessories glass shelves are very stylish incorporating the thin tubular design along with glass which will make a stylish statement in any bathroom.

Stylish Bathroom Ideas – Create Your Dream Bathroom


Turning your bathroom into a stylish and luxurious space is one of the many things you can do to give your home a new lease of life, you don’t need to spend a fortune to make your bathroom the perfect place to relax in a bath after a long day at work.

Adding a few little things can make a huge difference, if you want you can go for larger items such as a new roll top bath or a new shower, but these ideas are ones that are affordable, practical and most of all stylish.

Roll top bath

Double Ended Roll Top Bath

A Lick of Paint

To give your bathroom a face lift a new paint job will go a long way, choose a brilliant white or very light colour. The lighter the colour the brighter the room will feel and the brighter the room the more spacious it feels. This is essential if you have a compact bathroom without much natural light.

Add a Radiator

A modern designed bathroom radiator will not cost you an arm and a leg and works as a beautiful piece of art work on your bathroom wall. These are finished in shiny chrome to match your taps, giving your bathroom that stylish feel.

Don’t use your old radiator valves, there are modern and elegant radiator valves to choose from to ensure you don’t ruin your new luxurious and stylish bathroom design. From round to square there are radiator valves that will blend in with your new bathroom beautifully.

A Cabinet

Rid yourself of some of your bathroom clutter with a bathroom cabinet, these cabinets come in a range of designs, but if you’re adding a new radiator and stylish radiator valves you may want to choose something along the lines of the stainless steel mirror cabinets, so all your wall items are similar in colour and design.

Add Splashes of Colour

A bathroom can start to look very clinical with white walls, which bathroom items and chrome everywhere, buying some brightly coloured towels, some coloured candles or even a new bright blind can add great colour to your bathroom without deviating from the spacious feel.

Ample Light

The brightness of your bathroom combined with the shiny chrome such as you will find with the chrome radiator valves may not be enough to make your bathroom feel light and bright, you may need to change your bathroom lighting or add more lighting to ensure your bathroom feels stylish and spacious.

Make Your Own Christmas Bathroom Decorations


Merry Christmas, it’s an exciting day today. The children are busy opening their gifts from Santa, you are cooking a turkey and your guests will be arriving in a few hours. While Christmas often feels like a mad rush, there is always that enjoyable family day to look forward to once the cooking is over.

Your house is probably decorated, the tree is standing bright in the living room and your dining room is filled with Christmas cheer, but did you remember the bathroom?

Your guests are going to head to the bathroom a few times when the visit today, so why not add some festive cheer to your bathroom too, the children can help and make it a fun family activity.

Christmas decorated bathroom

Christmas Bathroom Decorations

Make Your Own Christmas Towels

This one is not for the children, but you can take a few of your hand towels, find some extra red or green material and make your own Christmas towels. All you need to do is cut out a Christmas tree design from your coloured material and stitch it to the bottom of your hand towels, when you hang them over your towel rail, they will ooze Christmas.

Put a Miniature Christmas Tree Together

Making a miniature Christmas tree is actually easier than you think, no one says you have to use a specific type of tree, use a potted plant or a cutting from an outdoor tree, place it in a glass jar or vase and add some Christmas decorations. Your tree can stand on your vanity next to the basin, in the window or anywhere you have space in your bathroom.

Make a Scented Wreath

Who said a wreath must go on the front door? If you have a spare hook in your bathroom a scented wreath will not only decorate your bathroom but will help it to smell amazing. Wrap some holly into a wreath, this may take some time, it’s much easier if you have a spare wreath to start with, tie some red bows to make it festive and push some lavender into the wreath to give it that wonderful smell.

Add Some Sprigs of Holly

Holly and Christmas go perfectly together, send the children out to get some holly and make a garland or just pop it around the bathroom mirror, you only need enough to give your bathroom a Christmas feel, holly looks beautiful with a red bow, just to finish off the picture.

Let it Snow

Spray some snow along your bathroom mirror, a traditional Christmas feel that will finish your Christmas bathroom decorations off beautifully.

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Why Choose Bow Sliding Door Shower Trays For Your Bathroom


There is one serious consideration you always have to take into account when choosing a shower tray and that is the space you have available. In many cases we are restricted as to what bathroom products we can use in our bathrooms because we are fighting with a smaller bathroom, but this doesn’t mean you can’t find a stylish and elegantly designed shower tray to give your bathroom a luxurious feel.

This is why for many smaller bathrooms I choose bow sliding door shower trays, firstly they fit neatly against a wall, then there is the advantage of the rounded front which gives a stylish and elegant look, followed by the fact that the sliding doors don’t need space to open unlike some of the other shower doors, so you don’t have to worry if anything is going to get in their way.

sliding door shower tray

Bow Sliding Door Shower Tray

How to Choose

My first suggestion to anyone who is thinking of adding a shower to their bathroom is to do a bathroom layout, take your measurements and have a good idea on the space you have available to install your shower.

From here you can decide exactly how to position your shower, for showers that are to be placed with a wall on one or two sides the bow sliding door shower trays are a wonderful addition to the bathroom.

The bow sliding door shower trays are square, but the front is a wonderful rounded design that give it that stylish finish.

Make the Most of the Space

Your next step is to determine how much space you have between your new shower and other bathroom products. The sliding door design ensures that you won’t end up with a door that pivots open and gets obstructed by other bathroom products.

As you can imagine with pivot door designs you need space for the door to open completely, with the bow sliding door shower trays you won’t have this problem as the doors slide neatly without the need to pivot open. What this means is that you can enjoy the full opening making it easy getting into and out of the shower.

Modern and Stylish

When remodelling a modern bathroom you want clean lines, stylish designs and a modern finish, you want your bow sliding door shower trays to enhance your bathroom space. If you have chosen a rounded toilet and basin, then these shower trays will blend in beautifully completing the perfect bathroom picture.

What Shower Tray Would You Choose For Your En-Suite Bathroom?


I can’t count how many times I have been asked the question, what shower tray should I add to my en-suite bathroom? On a whole en-suite bathrooms are smaller than the family bathroom and the most logical choice is to add a shower rather than a bath to make the most of the space you have available.

En-suite bathrooms can be done really well giving a sense of space and luxury, but there are a few things you need to pay close attention to and one of these is the shower tray you choose.

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Bow Sliding Door Shower Tray

Personally I always choose the quadrant shower trays for en-suite bathrooms and I’m going to explain why. When working with a smaller space you want a shower tray that will fit into a corner space with ease. While the tray may fit in the corner, the rounded edge of the quadrant shower trays gives these a luxurious and smooth design which can be carried throughout the bathroom.

Very seldom are squared shower trays luxurious enough for an en-suite, because your bathroom is already a smaller size, there is no reason to reduce the amount of luxury that you get to enjoy.

Another advantage of the quadrant shower trays is the space they provide, because of their rounded shape they offer plenty of room to move around in the shower. There is nothing worse than having a shower that is so small you cannot move once you close the shower door.

Once you have chosen your quadrant shower tray you will need to choose your other bathroom products to blend in with the tray and still enhance the bathrooms pace. Before we go any further, I always suggest a really light colour, white is best in smaller bathrooms because it gives a sense of space.

White, glass and plenty of light is the recipe for a spacious bathroom no matter how small your bathroom is, you can add splashes of colour with towels, blinds and candles, but keep your actual bathroom products, walls and floors as light as possible.

With the rounded edge of the quadrant shower trays you are able to find a selection of basins, toilets and taps that will blend in with the rounded design, working together in your bathroom to give it an overall smooth design that offers luxury and elegance in a small space.

Making Your Shower Work For You


Very often you will purchase a shower, shower enclosure and shower set but find that your shower doesn’t work for you. There is no reason you should just settle with the shower you have, there are many shower accessories you can use to make your shower your own, make it work for you.

Where To Place Your Shower Head

If you have chosen to rather place your shower head attached to the wall or ceiling over the slide rail shower system, then there are some shower accessories you will need. As you can imagine placing your shower head flat against your shower wall or ceiling will not give you the best showering experience.

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Rose Shower Head

There are a few things you will expect from your shower, water pressure and most of all you want the water to reach you with ease. If your shower head is too high or at a strange angle on the wall, you will need to be a contortionist to enjoy the benefits of your shower.

Using shower accessories such as shower arms or ceiling arms enables you to locate your shower head where you want it with ease. This ensures you have an enjoyable showering experience without any frustrations.

Add Luxury

Because you have had to choose a shower over a bath due to a smaller bathroom, it doesn’t mean you have to give up the idea of jets. You can buy shower jets for any shower offering your the luxurious showering experience that massages with a range of health benefits.

These shower accessories come in two shapes to blend in with your current bathroom design. There is the round and the square. It’s so important that you ensure the jets you choose enhance your bathroom space. If you have an ultra-modern bathroom with plenty of square bathroom products including your shower head then choosing a square jet will work beautifully. The same applies to the circular ones, as you can imagine a square jet when everything else is round will look out of place.

Take Advantage of Shower Accessories

I never settle for what I have when I can make it better. You can spend hours working on your bathroom design and never be happy with your shower, using shower accessories enables you to make your shower work for you, enjoy the full benefits and enjoy the convenience and practicality of your shower without the frustration.

The Final Touch To Your Newly Installed Bath


With Christmas just around the corner you’ve taken the leap and installed a new bath in your bathroom. Your visitors are going to love it and you don’t have to be embarrassed as they bathe in an old and very worn bath.

Often baths just don’t blend in with your bathroom design. Maybe you have lots of light oak around your bathroom, as I do in mine. My bathroom has oak doors, an oak vanity and oak shelves and while a white bath will look good in my bathroom, I wanted to give it that final touch.

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Phoenix Trent Bath Panels

You don’t have to just accept the bath you get you can add bath panels to give it that final touch. Bath panels come in a selection of colours and sizes to fit your bath with ease and the bonus is that I found a light oak, which just enhanced my bathroom space, finishing it off perfectly.

Your Choice

Many bathrooms still benefit from white due to their compact size. A smaller bathroom will always benefit from very light colours to make the bathroom feel more spacious. If you feel it looks too clinical in all white, add brightly coloured towels or a bold coloured blind to give it that splash of colour and take the emphasis away from the white.

As you get to the larger bathrooms you can experiment, go for something unique such as purple or green or if you prefer black. Many bathrooms look fantastic with a black and white colour scheme, but don’t overdo the black.

Even the most spacious bathroom can begin to look small with too much black. Choose black bath panels and a black bathroom cupboard and keep the rest white, this will work beautifully with a black and white tile on the floor.

It’s important that whatever colour bath panels you choose they don’t stand out, your bath panels should blend in with your overall bathroom design. If you are unsure rather choose the colour you have used for all your other bathroom products, such as your basin and toilet.

Make a Statement

You may have a bathroom that is completely white with chrome taps and radiators. These bathrooms can sometimes look bland and if you are lucky enough to have a spacious bathroom you can make a great bathroom statement by choosing a different colour bath panel that can give your bathroom a “wow” factor.

Fun Toilet Facts From Kings Bathroom


Everyone uses the toilet, they are items in our homes we just expect to be there and with Christmas being just around the corner and guests coming to stay in our homes, these household items will be used more than ever before.

Did you know that the average person uses the toilet 2,500 times a year? That is three years of your life you spend with your toilet.

The funniest fact is that there is someone out there in the world that made a toilet paper wedding dress. Now I know toilets are an important part of our lives and we cannot live without them, but this is taking it a little too far wouldn’t you think?

King George II had an accident in 1760 and fell off the toilet, this accident resulted in his death. Except for the film “Psycho” I never dreamed toilets could be linked with fear and danger.

Flushing toilets were invented in 1596, the first one was invented for Queen Elizabeth by Sir John Harrington.

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I

We are so lucky we live in the era we live in because toilet paper on a roll was only invented in 1890, before that toilet paper was just a sheet of paper with the first toilet paper being used as far back at 1391AD.

When it comes to toilets you wouldn’t think there would be so many interesting facts, but between the toilets themselves and the toilet paper there are a number of great facts including the fact that there we use an average of fifty seven sheets of toilet paper each and every day.

A good fact to know is when you walk into public toilets the first cubicle is the one that is least used, so head for this one when you can because it’s guaranteed to be cleaner.

Now if you are a woman you probably love jewellery, but would you consider a gold toilet? There is a twenty four carat gold toilet, considered the most luxurious in the world, located in the Hall of Gold in Hong Kong.

The last interesting fact you may have never known about toilets is that the average life span of a toilet is fifty years. That’s really not bad going when you are remodelling your bathroom and don’t want to choose a more expensive toilet because you’re worried it will be money wasted. Now you know your toilet is durable and will last for many years.