Tips On How to Update Your Bathroom The Easy Way


Often you’ll step into your bathroom and think it’s time for a change, bathroom designs change constantly. Take this year for example, it’s the year of luxury and spa inspired bathrooms.

Now unless you’re ready to do a complete bathroom make over, just a few changes and additions can update your bathroom and have it looking new again.

The Small Things

There are a few small things you can do that make a big difference, such as giving your bathroom a new paint job. Choose light colours such as white or natural tones to really enhance the space and make the bathroom feel bigger than it is.

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Fantasy Bathroom Design

Remove any chipped tiles and replace them and re-grout any areas that need it. These can be done over a weekend and it’s not expensive to make the small changes needed to give your bathroom a new lease on life.

Upgrade Your Shower

Shower heads get old and outdated and if you have a traditional bathroom, taking a look at new shower sets may be the ideal solution. Choose ones that offer you the convenience while finished in stunning chrome to really give your bathroom a boost.

Add a Radiator

A radiator in the bathroom can make a huge impact on the space, especially during the colder winter months. The bathroom radiators that you get these days are modern in design, finished to perfection in gleaming chrome and they become the centre piece of your bathroom making a statement that the bathroom is an updated space.

Lighting

You don’t have to start replacing everything in the bathroom to give it an update, in fact you probably don’t want to spend too much money at all, which is why using bathroom cabinet lighting to add the additional light is so advantageous.

Bathroom cabinet lighting is available in a range of design choices to complement your new updated bathroom, give your bathroom the extra light it needs and enables you to shine the light where you need it most. You can hang these lights over your basin vanity to shine on your basin for getting ready early in the morning or have them shine over your bathroom mirror to help you get a brighter reflection when getting ready.

As you can see subtle changes can make a huge difference to your bathroom design and bring it up to date without costing a fortune.

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The Top LED Bathroom Mirror Designs


When you are looking for a mirror for your new bathroom design, you want a mirror that offers practicality and still makes a statement, maybe even being the focal point in your bathroom design.

LED bathroom mirrors are the most suitable of all bathroom mirrors to do this, they come with superior lighting to help you get ready in the mornings, some of them even offer a digital clock to enable you to be on time and they come in a range of designs that are guaranteed to complement any bathroom.

LEd bathroom mirror from Kings Bathroom

LED Bathroom Mirror ith Digital Clock

LED Illuminated Mirror with Steam Pad

Have you ever had a hot bath or shower and then spend five minutes wiping the steam off the mirror so you can continue getting ready? With these LED bathroom mirrors that problem is a distant memory. The mirrors are rectangular in design with an easy pull cord system to turn on and off your lighting. The de-mister pad ensures that you will always enjoy a clear reflection even if the entire bathroom is filled with steam.

LED Sensor Mirror with Shaver Socket and Steam Pad

These LED bathroom mirrors are the ultimate choice for any bathroom. The rectangular design is ideally suited for any bathroom while the shaver socket is an added advantage. These mirrors have the de-mister pad to ensure your reflection is always clear even if you have just climbed out of a steaming hot bath, but it’s the convenience of the sensors that make this mirror such a breeze, just wave your hand near the mirror and the lights will come on, no cords, buttons or switches to worry about when you’re still soaking wet.

Luminoso Misty Etch LED Mirrors with Steam Pad

The simplicity of the square design of these LED bathroom mirrors is what makes them stand out from the rest. They have LED lights all the way around the mirror offering you ample light and the sensors ensure you can turn the lights on or off without having to flip a switch or push a button.

Luminoso LED Sensor Mirror

These rectangular LED bathroom mirrors are stylish in design. While they may be the traditional rectangular shape the LED lights are located at the top in a stunning pyramid design while the digital clock located at the bottom ensures you can keep an eye on the time while you get ready in the mornings. These LED bathroom mirrors also benefit from the sensor controls, wave in front of the mirror and watch as your mirror comes alive with lights.

Things to Consider When Looking At Quadrant Shower Enclosures


Quadrant shower enclosures are one of the most popular choices when it comes to shower designs. They add straight lines with seductive curves that work beautifully in both the compact and larger bathroom design.

Before you even consider any shower you need to know the space you have to work with. The best tip I can offer is to measure your entire bathroom area before you think of renovating, once you have all your measurements in place you can start shopping for various bathroom items such as quadrant shower enclosures and trays, basins and toilets.

Quadrant shower enclosure

Quadrant Shower Enclosure Tray with Plinth

Design

Quadrant shower enclosures work beautifully in the corner of a bathroom, which is probably why they are so popular. They give you the ability to maximise your floor space and help reduce the feeling that the bathroom is too cluttered.

The design of these shower trays is rectangular or square with a rounded edge which makes them the perfect choice when choosing a shower enclosure for a corner design.

You can choose your quadrant shower enclosures before you start planning the rest of your bathroom, let the design flow through the bathroom using straight edges or rounded ones to complement the shower. Use chrome taps and radiators to blend in with the frame of the shower enclosure and bring the entire bathroom together in one neat design that will make a statement in any home.

Make the Most of the Space

Quadrant shower enclosures usually come with sliding doors which are a welcome addition to any bathroom. If you think about how you want your bathroom space to work, you don’t want the inconvenience of obstacles getting in the way of your shower door if it were to swing open, which is why sliding doors are often the most realistic choice.

Smaller bathrooms definitely benefit from the quadrant shower enclosures with the sliding door system, this gives you ample room to move around your bathroom, dry off after a shower and makes the space look so much bigger than it is.

Remember to lay your bathroom out so that your shower isn’t difficult to access, placing your toilet or basin in front of the shower will not offer you the practicality you were looking for, in fact it can be a huge mistake which makes the bathroom difficult to move around and leave you frustrated.

Spa Inspired Bathroom Ideas


Spa inspired bathrooms offer a relaxing space to unwind, a delightful room which offers comfort and practicality and that makes a statement in the home. These bathrooms are designed to make you feel as though you have just visited a day spa every time you step out of them.

This style of bathroom is increasing in popularity and you are finding more spa inspired bathrooms throughout the country than ever before. What makes these bathrooms so special? It’s the ability to relax, enjoy your bathroom space and take pleasure in the fact that you have a bathroom in your home which has the “wow” factor.

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Napoli Airpool Bath

Size of Space

Don’t be fooled you do not need a huge bathroom to pull off the spa inspired design. Space for a toilet, basin, vanity and bath or shower is all you need. Remember these days you can get shower jets if you don’t have space for the luxurious airpool baths.

It’s how you lay out the space that’s important, spa’s are minimalistic, they maximise the use of the floor space, so planning is an important step in designing your ideal spa inspired bathroom.

Vanity Units

When you walk into a day spa the one thing you feel is immediately calm, the space is relaxing, there isn’t mountains of clutter everywhere and the natural tones help relax you. In your own bathroom you want to reduce the amount of clutter you have in the bathroom and floating, better known as wall hung, vanity units do the job perfectly. These units hang on the wall and include a basin, so you aren’t taking up too much space and they also offer more than enough storage space to keep your new bathroom neat and tidy.

The Bath

The bath you choose for your spa inspired bathroom is very important. Airpool baths work beautifully for this specific design. The air jets pump while you lie back in the bath, massaging your muscles and helping with all aching joints.

In fact airpool baths come with a range of health benefits. They are ideally suited for those with aching muscles, sore joints and poor circulation. An even bigger advantage is that they are so easy to maintain and clean and don’t need to cost you a fortune.

The airpool baths in the spa inspired bathroom design are a welcome choice, offering you that added luxury to what is already guaranteed to be a spectacular design.

Understanding Bathroom Wastes


Chances are you don’t really care where your water goes once you let the plug out of your bath or basin in the bathroom, but when you are designing a new bathroom these are important things to take into consideration.

For the Basin

When you think of wastes you have no interest, but when you are in the process of designing a new bathroom, the bathroom wastes you choose have an impact on your overall bathroom design.

Basically there are two choices, the traditional plug and chain design which works beautifully in traditional and cottage style bathrooms and then there are the Klik-Klak wastes, these are push designs which are easy to use.

basin and bath wastes

Square Slotted Basin Waste

The push design requires you push down on the plug to seal the unit, enabling you to fill your basin with water and when you want to let the water out, you just give the plug a simple push again. This is ideal for the modern bathroom giving your bathroom a sophisticated and functional element.

For the Baths

When it comes to bath wastes you have more than the plug to consider, there is also the overflow outlet. Obviously you want to ensure your overflow outlet and your plug match in design. There is of course the traditional plug and chain design and then there are the push plug designs from Klik-Klak with matching overflow outlets that ensure your plug and outlet match.

The advantage is that there are some really stylish choices, my favourite for modern bathrooms has to be the square design with the square overflow outlet. These are ideal when you have chosen square taps and products for your new modern bathroom, allowing everything to work together and complement the space.

Take Your Design into Consideration

When choosing wastes you have to take your overall bathroom design into consideration. Think about the items you have chosen, have you got a glass basin, a roll top bath or a modern basin? What will look best with these items?

When choosing always ensure that your bath and basin wastes are matching in functionality and design. If you have chosen push plug designs for your basin, make sure you carry it over to your bath. This is so important, it reduces the risk of your bathroom being out of sync and ensures that everything complements each other and blends in beautifully with your overall bathroom design.

Practical Bathroom Accessories a Must


Have you ever stopped to consider the functionality of your bathroom? You probably have a bath or shower and there is a basin and toilet, but do you have a vanity for storage, do you have bathroom accessories such as toilet roll holders, towel rails and soap dishes?

When designing a bathroom you want the space to be practical. It should function with ease making your bathroom experience convenient and easy. There is one thing that so many people forget when budgeting for their bathroom and that is the smaller accessories which make the bathroom a practical and functional space.

bathroom accessories at Kings Bathroom

Chrome Soap Dish

The curbarc bathroom accessories available offer you a range of items from soap dishes and towel rings for your basin to toilet roll holders and toilet brush holders for next to your toilet. There are the stunning glass shelves and the towel rails, not to mention the robe hooks.

If you are planning a modern and luxurious bathroom, then cubarc bathroom accessories are an absolute must. The cubarc range is square in design with rounded edges in a beautiful polished chrome finish which will complement any modern bathroom design.

When you choose square taps and products for your bathroom, you want to keep the design flowing, so why not keep the design the same with your accessories?

There are tumbler holders, soap dishes, towel rails, glass shelves and so much more to make your bathroom space practical and convenient.

For next to the toilet choose the toilet roll holder and toilet brush holder in it’s chrome finish with square design, absolutely perfect and makes your bathroom easy to enjoy.

Next to the basin you’ll want tumbler holders, a soap dish and a towel ring for your hand towel. This way you are assured your guests won’t use your bath towels to dry their hands when they visit your bathroom.

Looking at your shower or bath, you’ll want a towel rail to keep your towels hanging neatly and reduce the amount of mess strewn across the floor in the mornings and a robe hook adds convenience to an already well organized bathroom.

The cubarc bathroom accessories also come with stunning glass shelves which can be placed next to your basin to store all your bathroom items, reducing the clutter and keeping your bathroom neat and tidy.

So much emphasis is being placed on bathrooms this year. It’s a year for modern and luxurious inspired bathrooms and making them practical just adds to the overall functionality of the space, a space you can be proud of when a guest walks through the door.

The Mistakes People Make With Small Bathrooms


Small bathrooms have become very common these days, homes are being built on a smaller scale which in turn leaves you with a compact bathroom that you have the joy of designing.

Because your bathroom is small in scale doesn’t mean you can’t make it luxurious, but so many people try and fit too much into a small bathroom, leaving it cluttered, impractical and difficult to move.

Bath vs Shower

The biggest mistake I’ve seen in a small bathroom is placing a bath. Now while you can get small baths, you’re not going to be able to lie back and soak, if you lie back your knees stick out and if you straighten your legs your upper body is out of the water.

bathrooms made bigger at Kings Bathroom

Small Bathroom

This is why so many people try and fit a full size bath into a small space. A practical solution? Probably not.

The best solution for small bathrooms is a shower, such as the quadrant shower that fits neatly in the corner in either a square or rectangular design with a stylish curved edge.

Shower Enclosures

The most impractical bathroom I have ever had the joy of using was one where the owner of the property put in a pivot shower door to the corner shower. The bathroom was tiny and when you opened the shower door it couldn’t open all the way, as you can imagine I had to get in and out of the shower squeezing sideways because the door would bang on the vanity unit every time you opened it.

For smaller bathrooms use sliding doors, walk in shower enclosures and bi-folding doors, these doors don’t swing open and don’t get stuck on other bathroom items making it almost impossible to get in and out of the shower.

Toilet Placement

Possibly one of the worst bathroom designs I ever encountered was where the toilet had been placed behind the bathroom door to make space for the bath and basin. The bathroom was really compact and there wasn’t much floor space, but there is nothing worse than not being able to open the bathroom door properly because the toilet is in the way.

Planning For Small Bathrooms

Draw a complete bathroom layout when designing small bathrooms, measure the space you have available and take time choosing all your bathroom products. Ensure any doors open with ease and that you don’t compromise on floor space, this way your bathroom can benefit from a spacious feel, even if it’s only a few square feet.

Designer Radiators – The Ultimate Finish to The Perfect Bathroom Design


You’ve just finished designing your perfect bathroom. You’ve gone for the roll top bath, the luxurious walk in shower and the counter top basins and now you’re stuck on the radiator.

These days you don’t have to go for the unsightly radiators that have plagued us for so many years, there is no hard and fast rule that says you have to have a white ugly radiator that is floor mounted any more. There are some stunning designer radiators available, finished in chrome to blend in beautifully with your new bathroom design.

towel radiators at Kings Bathroom

Chrome Towel Radiator

The designer radiators that are available for your bathroom come with two options, there are the wall mounted designs and the floor standing designs. The beauty is the chrome finish which enhances your bathroom design, complementing the space and blending in with the taps you have chosen.

Selection

When it comes down to selecting designer radiators you need to take your complete bathroom design into consideration. How much space you have available is important. For example, compact bathrooms benefit from the wall mounted designs, this doesn’t compromise floor space and works as a piece of modern art on your bathroom wall where you can hang a towel and keep it warm while you bath or shower.

The wall hung designs are usually rectangular in shape that hang vertically, they have two straight bars on either side, either tubed or square design and then bars horizontally down them, also tubed or square, depending on the design you have chosen.

There are also the curved designs, these are stylish in any bathroom design, pushing out again the wall slightly in a modern and sophisticated bend that blends in with your bathroom décor.

The floor mounted designer radiators on offer these days are definitely not ugly, again they are finishing in polished chrome and while the same shape as your traditional radiators you probably have throughout your house, they have straight vertical bars which look fantastic with any bathroom design.

Pay careful attention to the size when choosing designer radiators, measure your wall or floor space before making a decision. You don’t want your new radiator to overpower your bathroom design, it should complement the space, blend in with your fixtures and fittings and work as an art piece that becomes a show stopper.

Finding The Best Shower Tray For Your New Bathroom Design


Shower trays come in a range of shapes and sizes, so you may feel a little overwhelmed when choosing the right tray for your new bathroom design.

The first thing you need to consider is where you want to place your shower, this can be in the corner, in a recess or against the back wall. You will need to measure the space you have available to determine what is right for the size bathroom you are working with.

D shaped shower trays available

D shaped shower trays

In general small bathrooms really work well with quadrant shower trays which fit beautifully into the concern of the bathroom, they are square or rectangular in shape with a curved edge and with a sliding door enclosure they are compact and complement the bathroom perfectly.

But what happens if you have chosen square for your modern design? You’ve already chosen the square basin taps, square shower head and square toilet, but now you need the ideal straight edged design shower tray to bring it all together and enhance your bathroom space.

Rectangle shower trays are a very popular choice in bathrooms today. They blend in beautifully with both modern and traditional bathrooms and offer the versatility of being placed in the corner, a recess or against a wall as a freestanding shower.

The biggest advantage is that these rectangle shower trays also work well as a walk in shower design, which means no doors to worry about.

As you may have guessed the biggest problem many people face when designing their bathroom is what shower doors to choose. There are the sliding doors, bi-fold doors, walk in designs and the pivot or hinged door designs.

Depending on the space you have available will determine what doors will work with your rectangular shower tray. The sliding, bi-fold and walk in designs are ideal when you are working with limited space and can’t have a door swinging open. The doors that swing open need enough space to do so without being obstructed, if they cannot open completely you are limiting the space you have to get in and out of the shower.

For larger bathrooms the rectangle shower trays placed against a wall as a freestanding shower look beautiful, using side panels and the door of your choice they are light and bright and allow the light to flow through the glass panels enhancing the bathroom design.

Top Five Shower Heads for the Modern Bathroom


When designing a modern bathroom the style needs to flow from the basin and taps to the shower and shower heads. Whether you have chosen circular designs or square, there is a large selection of shower heads to choose from, each one stylishly designed to enhance the modern bathroom with ease.

Contemporary Shower Head with Swivel Elbow

These shower heads are large and circular in shape and come with a tubed arm that attaches the shower head to the wall at the height of your choice. The advantage is that these shower heads have a swivel joint which enables you to direct flow, so you are always guaranteed of an enjoyable showering experience.

shower head

Contemporary Shower Head

Star Shower Head with Swivel Elbow

The stylish star shower heads have to be my favourite choice. These are stylish and elegant in design and attach directly to your ceiling in the shower. Each arm of the star has holes for water flow offering superior water distribution and the swivel joint enables you to direct the water flow in your direction.

star shower head

Star Shower Head

Square Shower Head with Swivel Elbow

These square shower heads are modern in design and work beautifully in an ultra-modern bathroom where you have chosen square fittings and fixtures. Again they fit to the ceiling of your shower with a swivel joint that allows you to direct the water flow in your direction. They offer great water distribution ensuring you have a wonderful shower.

square shower head

Square Shower Head

Round Shower Head with Swivel Elbow

The round shower heads are perfect for modern bathrooms where you have already chosen circular fitting and fixtures. They are stylish in design and finished in shining chrome which blends in beautifully with your modern bathroom design. The swivel joint lets you direct water flow while these shower heads enhance your bathroom space.

round shower head

Round Shower Head

Rose Shower Head with Swivel Elbow

These shower heads are more of a traditional design, but still work beautifully in a modern bathroom with circular fittings and fixtures. The rose shower heads fit to the ceiling of your shower with a swivel joint that lets you direct water flow.

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Rose Shower Head

Add Some Extra Luxury

If you are looking at shower heads for a modern bathroom you can add extra luxury with shower jets, turning your shower into a space to be pampered and massaged as you shower. The shower jets also come in circular or square designs which can blend in with your new shower head and complement your bathroom design.