Modern Bathroom Basins


When designing your new bathroom you pay special attention to your bathroom products, if you have chosen a rounded corner bath, a quadrant shower tray and an oval toilet, you’ll want a rounded edged modern bathroom basin. The same applies if you have chosen the square or rectangular route, you will want a rectangular basin that will fit in perfectly with your other bathroom products.

The trick to a great bathroom design is to carry the style throughout the bathroom from the shape of your bathroom products to the taps that you use. If you go for white, keep everything white, if you choose chrome taps, keep the same material throughout. This will help keep the space uniform and stylish.

The Oval Design

You’ve spent a lot of time staring at the showers available and have chosen a quadrant shower tray because of the rounded edge and an oval toilet. Now you need to find the perfect modern bathroom basin.

There are plenty of rounded modern bathroom basins for you to choose from including the Emma semi circular design to the Mia rounded design. Choose the one that works best with your other items, enjoying the crisp whiteness and durability of these bathroom basins.

The Rectangular Design

The square or rectangular design gives a bathroom an ultra-modern feel because of the crisp and clean lines that is needed in a minimalist bathroom. There is a wide selection of modern bathroom basins that come with the clean edges that you need to complete your bathroom.

The Qube basin is a firm favourite with it’s large rectangular design making it an ideal choice for medium to large bathrooms. These modern bathroom basins are available with a full pedestal, semi pedestal and even a bottle trap if you want to maximise the space under your basin.

There is also the Qube cloakroom design perfect for cloakrooms and en-suite bathrooms, you get to enjoy the rectangular design with the taps being placed to the side of the basin, giving it that compact advantage over other modern bathroom basins.

Lastly is my personal favourite, the Pensato modern bathroom basin. These basins are unique in their design with a rounded bottom that comes up to a squared top, these basins are ideal for any bathroom design, available in crisp white with clean edges, just what you need for your modern bathroom.

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The Advantages of Mirror Cabinets with Lights


When you’re adding the finishing touches to your bathroom this summer, you may want to take a look at mirror cabinets with lights. These come with a range of advantages that will enhance your bathroom design, adding convenience and practicality to your bathroom space.

Once your bathroom is finished often you find one wall looks bare and needs that little something. Adding a mirror cabinet with lights works as a piece of artwork on your wall, it breaks up a bare wall and gives it a stylish look.

Design

The mirror cabinets with lights come in a wide selection of designs for you to choose from including those with side shelves to those with triple doors. It will depend on the size of your bathroom and the wall space you have available. The triple door designs are very useful for family bathrooms, they are available in an elegant design that works well with both modern and traditional bathrooms.

Additional Light

There is something that we all try and achieve in our bathrooms and that is plenty of light. Light makes any room feel bigger and often we need that little bit of extra light to help us get ready in the morning. With the mirror cabinets with lights you get that additional light that flows around your mirror, making it so much easier when applying make up or shaving.

Storage

I think one of the hardest things with any bathroom is finding enough storage space. Before you know what happened your bathroom can look at though a hurricane ran through it, especially when dealing with family bathrooms.

Each family member will have their own products and toiletries and these can be strewn across the bathroom and without storage space there is no getting out of it. The mirror cabinets with lights offer that extra bit of storage you need to keep your bathroom neat and tidy.

Convenience

Now imagine stumbling into the bathroom in the morning, you have your shower and then need to shave or put on make up. Without mirror cabinets with lights you’ll have to dig around for your products and then find the mirror, squinting into the mirror because you don’t have enough light.

If you have mirror cabinets with lights then all you have to do is open the cabinet, take out your product, look in the mirror which is bright with light and get on your day, it doesn’t get any easier.

Add Elegance to Your Showering Experience


Showers have become an important addition to any bathroom these days, especially smaller bathrooms, as they help maximise space.

We are all managing chaotic lifestyles these days and showers offer us speed, practicality and the ability to save water. This is why so many homeowners are replacing their baths with a shower.

Layout

Let’s face it we don’t all have the perfect corner position for a shower and we may need to place our shower along a wall or in a corner, but then we have two sides exposed, which is where shower enclosure side panels come in. The shower enclosure side panels are designed to give you the ability to place your shower anywhere and still enjoy a completely sealed shower unit.

Basically the shower enclosure side panels are made of clear glass which blends in with the shower door you have chosen to seal to the shower tray and reduce the risk of leaks.

The enclosures available come in an unframed and framed option. The shower enclosure side panels give you the freedom to design your bathroom layout to your own specific taste and style and with the clear glass panels, you can enjoy the light flowing freely.

Light

One of the most important aspects of any bathroom design is how light and bright it is. White walls, white bathroom products, an abundance of glass and natural and additional lighting work in harmony to offer you a space which is light and feels spacious.

The advantage to the shower enclosure side panels is that they are completely clear, made from safety glass and these allow light to flow freely through them, brightening the shower and bathroom area and offering that feeling of space.

Selection

It’s important that the shower tray and enclosures you choose blend into your overall bathroom design. There are so many designs to choose from including quadrant shower trays, rectangular or square trays, sliding doors, pivot doors and even bi-fold doors. The shower enclosure side panels work with these to help you get the perfect showering solution for your bathroom.

How to Choose Bidet Taps


Yes that’s right you haven’t read the title wrong, this is how to choose bidet taps that will blend in with your bathroom design. As you know bidets have become a very popular choice in modern bathrooms, they offer that sophisticated finish to any bathroom design. At the same time it’s important to ensure your bidet blends in with the rest of your bathroom design.

The bidet taps you choose are as important as the bidet itself. The taps should be stylish and work with the bidet to add that sophisticated flair to your overall design.

Style

When it comes to bidet taps, the best option is mixer taps which mix the hot and cold water to your desired temperature. These taps are specifically designed for the modern bidet available in a sophisticated chrome finish which when chosen to match your other bathroom fixtures, will complement your bathroom space with ease.

From the stunning CU series bidet mixer with it’s flat handle and squared design to the modern design of the AR series bidet mixer with it’s stunning chrome finish, it’s easy to choose bidet taps that will blend in with your current design.

Blending in with the Design

A lot of emphasis is being placed on bathrooms these days which means you need to pay as much attention to your design as you would in your living room or kitchen. Previously a bathroom was what it is, a bathroom. Not much care was taken in the design of the bathroom, but these days your bathroom is another room where you need to make a statement.

When planning your bathroom it’s important that all your bathroom pieces work together. Having an oval freestanding bath when your toilet, basin and shower enclosure is square will not work well together. Think of it from a designers point of view, keeping everything the same will help you enhance the room and add sophistication and flair to the space.

Bidets are available in a choice of shapes to work with your current toilet, bath and basin. Your bidet taps need to match your current tap designs. If you have rounded mixer taps on your basin and bath, then carrying this on to your bidet will help keep the space uniform without making the bidet taps look out of place.

Modern Finish

Bidet taps are modern in design and the chrome finish adds sophistication to the room. Ensure your bidet taps are the same shape as your other taps, the modern PL series bidet mixer is a top choice with it’s stylish design and shiny chrome finish, this tap will complement any bathroom space.

Top 3 Freestanding Baths


Baths are a welcome addition in any bathroom offering a host of health benefits, helping you distress after a long day and when using bath oils and scented candles, they can become a place to relax, unwind and wash your stresses away.

These days’ baths come in so many different shapes and sizes, but it’s the freestanding baths that make a statement. It’s important you take your overall bathroom design into consideration when looking at freestanding baths to ensure they will fit and blend in with your design ideas. Freestanding baths can be placed in the centre of the room becoming the focal point or they can be placed against a wall, the choice is up to you.

Assai Freestanding Baths

The Assai freestanding baths offer a beautiful rectangular bath range that blends in with any modern bathroom design. The straight edges give these baths that minimalistic finish and the widened top really oozes sophistication and style. The advantage to these baths is the colour options available enabling you to add a splash of colour to your design with ease.

Plato Freestanding Baths

These freestanding baths work wonderfully in any bathroom design. Finished in brilliant white, these baths blend in with modern, traditional and ultra-modern bathroom designs. There are two options available under the Plato range enabling you to play the bath against the wall or freestanding in the centre of the room to become the bathroom’s centrepiece.

Rubarto Freestanding Baths

The Rubarto freestanding baths are my personal favourite and they really do tick all the boxes for a modern bathroom design. These freestanding baths are oval in design with stunning smooth edges oozing elegance and style. Available in a choice of colours you can add that splash of colour making your freestanding bath the focal point of your design.

Sophisticated Counter Top Bathroom Basins


How many times have you walked into a bathroom and been “wowed” by the design? I cannot count how many times this has happened to me and with more emphasis being placed on bathroom designs these days, you need to use the products available to create that statement bathroom design.

Counter top bathroom basins offer any bathroom a stylish, sophisticated and modern look. They are the “wow” factor in any bathroom and are being widely used in homes around the country.

Why Counter Top Bathroom Basins?

You may wonder what makes the counter top bathroom basins so appealing and sophisticated. It could be the shape, the fact they make that statement in the space or the fact that they offer that designer finish to the bathroom design.

The counter top bathroom basins come in a choice of shapes from round to rectangular and they sit on your existing shelf or counter top in a brilliant white which makes them stand out and be noticed.

Take Your Bathroom Size into Consideration

The great thing about the counter top bathroom basins is they come in so many size options enabling you to fit them into your bathroom design with ease. They will complement any bathroom design in their brilliant white, blending in with the most minimalistic design or the most luxurious finish.

If you are in the process of designing a bathroom, you probably want to create that luxurious space that you can relax in after a long day at work. Your bathroom can be transformed into an oasis filled with light and neutral tones, luxurious finishes and fittings and a counter top bathroom basin that will stand out and offer that “wow” factor.

Turn your bathroom into a “wow” area, be proud to show your friends and let your counter top bathroom basins be your bathroom centre piece.

Bathroom Mirrors With Shelves Offer a Number of Great Advantages


You would think you could go online choose a bathroom mirror and that would be that, but what you may not realise is there are so many bathroom mirrors available, those with shelves, those with lights and then the plain options.

Bathroom mirrors with shelves are a great addition to any bathroom design, they come in a range of sizes and offer a number of benefits which will enhance your bathroom space.

Convenient

Bathroom mirrors with shelves are the perfect choice for any bathroom due to their convenience. Stylishly designed they can blend in perfectly with any bathroom design and yet, they offer the convenience of a mirror combined with handy shelving.

Smaller bathrooms find that these can be the perfect choice giving you somewhere to store all your medicines and make up within easy reach of your mirror. This means you aren’t stretching around trying to grab make up in the mornings, these mirrors can shave minutes off your time each day.

Very Practical

The practical design of the bathroom mirrors with shelves means that you save space while enjoying the benefits of a bathroom mirror, it doesn’t get any better than this. When you look for bathroom mirrors there are so many to choose from, those with lights, the modern designs, but the ones with shelves offer you practicality and convenience all in one neat mirrored package.

Style

Why do you want a bathroom mirror? You probably want it to speed up the process of getting ready in the morning, do your hair, shave or put on make up, a quick second look at you are ready to face the day.

Bathroom mirrors offer so much more than that. They are a piece of art on your bathroom wall, they can turn a bland wall into something interesting and when you choose bathroom mirrors with shelves, you have the added advantage of an art piece with storage space.

Not all bathrooms can enjoy the benefit of a vanity unit, a place to store all your medicines, hair products, make up and shaving items. This is where these bathroom mirrors with shelves thrive, they are minimalistic in design, they don’t take up any floor space and yet they offer you all the space you need to store your bathroom products. Having them within such close proximity to your bathroom mirror is just an added advantage that these mirrors have to offer.

Always choose your bathroom mirror according to your bathroom design, keep the design simple when choosing for a modern bathroom, with so many shapes and sizes available you will have no problem finding the ideal bathroom mirror with shelves for your bathroom.

How to Care for Your Sliding Door Shower Enclosure


Sliding door shower enclosures are probably one of the top shower enclosures used in smaller bathrooms throughout the UK because they don’t have a door that swings open enabling you to maximise your floor space.

Sliding door shower enclosures are available in two top designs, framed and frameless. The framed designs are finished in stunning frame which will blend in easily with all your fixtures and fittings while the frameless design is minimalistic and simple.

As with any bathroom item keeping them in perfect condition ensures they last longer and keeping them clean and in good condition is much easier than you may have thought. Many people think because the doors slide, they are harder to clean than say the pivot door designs where the doors swing open, but in reality, they are just as easy.

Clean Your Shower Enclosure Regularly

Giving your shower enclosure a simple wipe after every use is a great way to ensure it’s kept in mint condition. Each shower you or your family has steams up the glass loosening any dirt and grime, so a quick wipe with a dry cloth reduces soap marks and also reduces mould growing on the glass.

You will need to clean your sliding door shower enclosure regularly and I always use a mixture of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. This works wonders on any glass surface.

Don’t forget to clean the rails of the enclosure to ensure your sliding door slides with ease with every use. Start by wiping down the tiles in your shower and then the sliding door shower enclosure and frame, finish off with the tray as you step out of the shower and start on the outside. It doesn’t take long and yet can improve the life of your shower enclosure.

In all honesty you don’t want your bathroom smelling of vinegar, even though it is the best to use on your enclosure, so what I always do is once I’ve finished cleaning I go over the sliding door shower enclosure with normal glass cleaner or bathroom cleaner as a finishing touch.

2013 Luxury Bathrooms


This year bathrooms are all about luxury and spa-inspired themes. More emphasis is being placed on bathrooms these days than ever before. At the same time the bathroom needs to remain a practical and functional space where the emphasis is placed on the design features to ensure it makes a statement.

Plenty of white, glass and chrome is essential in today’s bathroom designs with feature walls and splashes of colour used to make that statement that the bathroom so desperately needs. From one coloured walls to stone walls and living plant walls to walls with huge picture windows with a stunning bath below. Each design is aimed at opulence and pampering.

It doesn’t matter if you have a large or small bathroom, those luxurious touches can go a long way in today’s bathroom designs.

Today’s Luxury Bathrooms

This year the majority of bathroom designs are going to be luxurious, those magnificent roll top baths, walk in showers and shower jets offering that spa-inspired touch.

You can also expect to see plenty of counter top basins and glass basins that make a statement and enhance the bathroom area while toilets will be wall mounting with a floating effect that is guaranteed to offer that “wow” factor.

Neutral colours are very in this year so light coloured walls with stunning designer radiators acting as an art piece on the wall. The lighter the walls the larger the bathroom will feel so bear this in mind if you do have a smaller sized bathroom, you can always use towels, candles and blinds to add your splash of colour.

Luxury doesn’t mean ultra-modern, you can make a traditional bathroom luxurious by incorporating the right touches such as wall colour, feature walls and bathroom products. Remember that when choosing bathroom products you choose the same design throughout the space, allowing it to flow, work in harmony together and enhance the space.

Make the Most of Your Bathroom Space with Back to Wall Toilets


These days bathrooms appear to be smaller, I don’t know why but as each home is built they are given closet sized family bathrooms where older homes enjoy plenty of space, this is why back to wall toilets are such a great choice. They help you save space, but are also a treat in a modern and minimalistic bathroom design.

When designing a bathroom you want to maximise your floor space and planning a smaller bathroom can be a nightmare at the best of times. The solution is to think out of the box and find ways to save on space while turning your bathroom into your dream space.

The advantage to back to wall toilets is that the cistern is completely sealed behind a wall, so all you see inside the bathroom is the toilet bowl. This offers a minimalistic finish to any bathroom design, but at the same time you save so much space by mounting the cistern behind a wall.

Variety

There are a number of different styles available if you’re looking at back to wall toilets. The Emma is a stunning oval shape in a white that is guaranteed to blend in with any modern or traditional bathroom design.

The Dale back to wall toilets are oval in design with a luxurious close function that is the perfect choice for the more traditional designed bathrooms. While the Qube is a rectangular toilet for the modern bathroom with plenty of straight edges to blend in with your basin, bath and shower.

If you’re looking for ultra-modern then there is the Neeka back to wall toilets which are sophisticated in design and the Lisa is minimalistic with gentle curved corners to make a statement in any bathroom space.

Back to wall toilets can be a welcome addition in any family, en-suite or cloakroom design helping you maximise your floor space while offering the bathroom that stylish finish.

You can easily incorporate the back to wall toilets into any bathroom design to help you