Save Space in Your Bathroom With Back to Wall Toilets


These days more emphasis is being placed on the bathroom than ever before, which means bathrooms are being made modern, minimalistic and with that “wow” factor that makes an impression on anyone who walks into the bathroom space.

When designing a bathroom you always need to ensure you don’t compromise your floor space, you want a functional space where you can move around with ease. Compact bathrooms are the hardest to design, limited space makes it very hard to combine functionality and floor space to ensure the bathroom offers convenience and practicality while still creating that statement.

The advantage with the back to wall toilets is that they have a concealed cistern, the cistern is actually hidden behind the wall, so all you see is the toilet bowl and seat itself and nothing else. This really helps with the minimalistic effect of modern bathrooms, works beautifully in traditional bathrooms and gives a feeling of spaciousness because you are not cluttering your walls with toilet cisterns.

Design Options

Back to wall toilets are available in a choice of designs, there is the Emma back to wall toilets for the more traditional bathroom design. These toilets are oval and finished in white.

The Dale back to wall toilets work well in both modern and traditional bathrooms. Also oval in design, they offer a luxury close function.

Moving on to modern bathrooms, there is some great choices of back to wall toilets to complement the space such as the Qube, a rectangular back to wall toilet that will blend in with your modern and minimalistic design.

There is the Neeka which is an ultra-modern round back to wall toilet that is not only space saving but sophisticated and elegant and then there is the Lisa, a minimalistic designed rectangular back to wall toilet with curved corners to add that elegant touch to your bathroom design.

Top 3 LED Bathroom Mirrors


Any bathroom mirror you choose should blend in with your overall bathroom design seamlessly. You want your mirror to offer convenience and practicality while remaining an art piece on your bathroom wall.

The LED bathroom mirrors offer you all of this in one handy package, along with additional light to brighten up your bathroom space.

LED Sensor Mirror with Shaver Socket and Steam Pad

The LED Sensor Mirror with Shaver Socket and Steam Pad offer a 45 x 60cm mirror with LED lights which run down both sides of the mirror. The sensor technology makes it so easy to turn on and off the lighting with the simple wave of your hand in front of the mirror, making it ideal for a family bathroom design. The steam pads come with their own advantage which reduces the risk of your mirror misting up, perfect after getting out of a hot bath or shower.

Luminoso LED Sensor Mirror and Digital Clock

These LED bathroom mirrors not only offer you a stylish 50×70cm mirror with LED lights located at the top, but it also offers a digital clock which is located in the bottom centre of the mirror to ensure you always know the time. The lights are placed at the top of the mirror in an upside down pyramid which illuminates the mirror and they are turned on and off with the simple wave of your hand in front of the mirror.

Luminoso LED Sensor Mirror and Digital Clock (Horizontal)

These LED bathroom mirrors offer a large 80×60cm rectangular mirror which hangs horizontally, perfect for the larger bathroom design. The LED lights run all the way around the mirror offering fantastic lighting with a clear reflection. Again you get to enjoy the advantage of having a digital clock in the bottom centre of the mirror so you can keep an eye on the time at all times and the lights are turned on and off with the simple wave of your hand in front of the mirror, it doesn’t get any easier than that.

Benefits of Quadrant Shower Enclosures


Quadrant shower enclosures are very popular, especially with smaller bathrooms. The quadrant design is styled to fit perfectly into a corner position, helping you save space in your bathroom area. These enclosures are designed to fit these trays perfectly, ensuring your shower doesn’t leak.

Any Bathroom Style

A great advantage to the quadrant shower enclosures is they blend in with any bathroom design whether you’re going for the luxury look or a more traditional style. The curve of the tray and enclosure add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your bathroom space.

Easy to Use Sliding Doors

Another benefit to the quadrant shower enclosures is that they are a sliding door design, another way to maximise space in your bathroom. If you think about it a pivot or hinged door in a compact bathroom probably isn’t the best choice, these doors would swing open so you need to ensure there is nothing blocking them. The sliding doors on the other hand, slide to one side offering a large opening without compromising any floor space.

Design

The quadrant shower enclosures are stylish in design from the gentle curve to the clear class panels and sliding function. They complement any bathroom with ease, allowing light to flow through the shower doors and making the bathroom feel more spacious.

You can choose between a framed on unframed option depending on your overall design, which makes the quadrant shower enclosures suitable for modern and traditional bathroom designs from the minimalistic to the luxurious. Compact, convenient and functional are all words which can be used to describe these shower enclosures.

Square Shower Trays Remain a Popular Choice


Square shower trays have remained a popular choice in homes around the country and with good reason. They are versatile, you are able to place them anywhere in your bathroom and they are a great addition to any bathroom design, big or small.

Placement

Before you choose a shower tray you need some idea on where you are going to place it. Smaller bathrooms often benefit with a shower tray placed in the corner of the bathroom, maximising the floor space.

Of course placing a square shower tray in a corner means you only have two shower walls, you will need an enclosure and side panel to complete the showering experience.

The advantage to the square shower trays is that you can use any of the enclosures available, though in a compact bathroom I would suggest sliding doors, bi-fold doors or a walk in enclosure, this way you don’t have a door that swings open, leaving you with less space to work with.

These shower trays are also ideally suited if you are going to turn the recess in your bathroom into a functional shower. Due to the variety of sizes available, the square shower trays will fit into the space with ease, letting you make the most of the space you have available.

Enclosure Options

You can use most of the shower enclosures available when you choose square shower trays from sliding door designs to pivot door or even walk in designs. Remember to choose your enclosure depending on the space you have available and who will be using the shower.

Buying Bathroom Products Online


Buying bathroom products online comes with a list of great advantages. Thanks to the internet you can search, find and buy all your bathroom products online without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Selection

Online stores are able to offer a much wider selection which are housed in a warehouse ready to be shipped. This means a larger selection for you to choose from, more variety and the ability to finish your bathroom off perfectly.

This can save you so much time and energy, time you would be wasting heading from shop to shop. You can now sit on the sofa at home with your laptop on your lap and find exactly what you are looking for, you can then order it, pay for it and have it delivered to your door without any major effort.

Added Convenience

Imagine your weekend is taken up by wandering from bathroom shop to bathroom shop. It wastes your weekend and your money. If in the city you will need to pay for parking and never mind the petrol you need to use to travel from one shop to another.

Buying bathroom products online is a time saving and convenient way to shop. You can search large product ranges from the comfort of your own home. The information provided will give you the full information along with sizes so you are able to make an informed decision regarding your bathroom layout and suitability.

It won’t take up your whole weekend, you can spend a Saturday morning searching, find what you want and order it there and then.

Deliver to Your Door

If you walk into a bathroom shop right now and fall in love with a roll top bath, you will need to check if they offer a delivery service. Unless you own a truck there is no way you are getting your bath home and then you still need to carry it into your home, a major inconvenience.

When buying bathroom products online they are delivered to your door, it’s a fast, convenient and effective way to buy your products without the hassle.

Complete Security

The internet has changed so much from when it was first introduced and buying bathroom products online comes with the online security you would expect. You don’t want to risk just handing your card over to anyone, that is why online companies use encryptions to take your payment and give you the peace of mind you need when buying bathroom products online.

What You Need to Know About Radiator Valves


What is the first thing you think of when you read “radiator valves?” I bet your thoughts are drawn to the ugly white knobs you find on the radiator in your living room or bedroom. Those white knobs would completely ruin your bathroom design if you have already chosen a modern and sophisticated looking designer radiator.

Thankfully there are stylish designed radiator valves available in stunning chrome to blend in with your new radiator and modern finish.

Modern Bathrooms

Chances are you’re designing a modern bathroom, what with bathrooms being luxurious and spa-inspired these days, it’s only natural to want a spectacular bathroom oasis of your own.

Modern bathrooms are about clear lines, light colours and lots of chrome and glass. Incorporating glass and chrome into your lightly coloured bathroom will be a huge benefit not only to the design, but to the spacious feel they provide.

When it comes to radiator valves, this is something that should be taken seriously. If you choose the normal white valves you can ruin the entire modern feel of your bathroom and the white valves can really let the space down.

The Radiator Valves

The modern and stylish chrome radiator valves are the only choice when you are designing a modern bathroom. From the shiny chrome finish to the way they sit in your bathroom and blend in with your overall décor, makes them a must.

From angled valves to straight valves and even corner valves, you can get all of these in a great chrome finish, just what you need to complete your modern and stylish bathroom design.

Then there are the thermostatic radiator valves also available in the chrome that you need to complete the picture. These are made up of two radiator valves, one is to manage the thermostat and the other is plain without the control gauge.

Whichever radiator valves you choose to complement your bathroom design ensure they blend in with your overall décor and most importantly, they work with your bathroom radiator. Obviously if you have chosen a white radiator, then chrome radiator valves will look out of place.

Match your taps, shower head, bath taps, radiator and radiator valves you can enjoy a streamlined bathroom that oozes modern style.

The Simple Beauty of Bow Sliding Door Shower Trays


This year is all about modern bathrooms, those luxurious spaces with a spa-inspired design. Minimalism, simplicity and light and bright are all factors that need to be taken into consideration. But you may want to add that gentle curve to soften the space and bow sliding door shower trays can offer this to you.

Bathroom Layout

One of the most important considerations you need to take into account when remodelling your bathroom is the overall layout. You need to ensure you have the space to place a bow sliding door shower tray, you need to know where you are going to place it and most important you need to ensure you have the available space so you have room to move once your bathroom is completed.

Your bathroom layout should enable you to enjoy plenty of floor space. You don’t want to end up in a situation where you need to spin on one foot to get around or be unable to open your cupboard doors because you just don’t have the space.

It’s important to measure out your space available and then start selection your bathroom fixtures and fittings, this way you know you are not compromising your floor space and everything will fit in beautifully.

If you are going for the minimalist look then bow sliding door shower trays are a fantastic addition to your bathroom. These trays can be placed up against any wall or even in a corner and just add that little bit of curve that you need.

Design and Decoration

To keep your bathroom simple and unique you will want to paint your walls a very light colour, white is often the colour of choice which blends in well with your bow sliding door shower tray, your basin and toilet. Glass shower doors give that free flowing feel that adds space into the bathroom.

When choosing your bathroom fixtures and fittings choose ones that are clear lined and crisp. For modern, the square design often works best and then you add your curve with your bow sliding door shower trays.

If you want colour add your splashes of colour with a bright blind and matching towels. This is more than enough colour and keeping to the minimalist modern look is very advantageous for smaller bathrooms.

When faced with smaller bathrooms you want them to have the feeling of space and this can be done with light colours and plenty of natural light. If your bathroom doesn’t benefit from natural light add bathroom mirrors with lights and glass, all of which allows the light to flow through or bounce off them adding to the space.

How to Install Bifold Door Shower Enclosures


Bifold door shower enclosures are a great addition to the smaller bathroom, they don’t take up any floor space and fold to one side of the shower offering a large opening. If you have chosen to install your bifold door shower enclosure yourself, you may want to continue reading.

Fitting the bifold door shower enclosures is quite easy if you have a bit of DIY knowledge, if not, I suggest you get a friend in to give you a hand, but either way it won’t take long to install. Bear in mind you shouldn’t use your new shower for at least twenty four hours after installation to allow all the sealants to dry properly and avoid leaks.

Let’s Start

Before you even touch your door you need to install your shower try and ensure that it is completely even. Your next step will be to ensure the bifold door shower enclosures you have purchased are the right size and that your bathroom tiles extend all the way to your shower tray.

Now that you have checked all of this and are happy, you can start with the installation and you are on the road to complementing your bathroom with bifold door shower enclosures.

Installing Your New Shower Enclosure

You will notice when you purchase bifold door shower enclosures that you get two profiles, the doors and plenty of screws and caps.

You want to start by taking one of your wall profiles, these are the long pieces that have holes in them which enables you to put the door in place. Place your profile on the wall with the flange facing inside the shower. It should be perpendicular to the shower tray and level, which you can easily check with a spirit level.

Holding it in place mark the holes and then you can drill them out with ease before plugging the holes and screwing the profile to the wall.

First step completed, now the exciting part of adding the bifold door. Remember bifold door shower enclosures open into the shower and to avoid damage to the door ensure they do not open on the side where you have your shower taps. The door can be turned upside down to enable you to open it from the left or right, depending on where you taps and shower head is placed.

Slide the door into position in the first profile. Now time to add the second profile on the opposite wall, It should be evenly spaced to the first profile, holding the bifold door shower enclosure firmly in place. Follow the instructions you used for installing the first profile.

The Final Touches

The hard part is over once your bifold door shower enclosure is in place, all you have to do now is fix your door handle to the door and seal around the edges. Seal on the inside of the enclosures between the flange and wall and on the outside as well to ensure your enclosure doesn’t leak.

Quadrant Shower Trays – Complete Convenience


Most of us don’t have the luxury of a large and spacious bathroom.  This means that we are working with a small, compact bathroom when trying to come up with the perfect bathroom design.

Often there are sacrifices that need to be made, the large roll top bath along the back wall is going to take up way too much space compromising your floor space available.

In any bathroom design you need to maximise your floor space as much as possible.  You obviously need space to dry yourself after shower and to move around with ease.  As you can imagine having a large bath in a small bathroom will leave you spinning on one foot when moving around the space.

Quadrant Shower Tray Designs

Quadrant shower trays are stylish in design and will blend in with ease whether you are designing a modern or traditional bathroom.  These shower trays are designed to fit into a corner position, helping you maximise on floor space.

The quadrant shower trays come in a square or rectangular design with a curved front that adds that elegance and style.

I have worked with some really small bathrooms, where adding a shower seemed almost impossible.  Using quadrant shower trays and some imagination we were able to turn these tiny spaces into comfortable and luxurious bathrooms.

Enclosures

There are enclosures specifically designed for the quadrant shower trays.  These are also curved and have sliding doors, helping you maximise your floor space even further.

The advantage to having sliding doors is that you never have to worry that your door will swing open and be obstructed by your toilet, basin or vanity.  In a smaller space you cannot afford to have doors that swing open. 

Placement

The placement of your quadrant shower tray is as important as choosing the right shower tray for your design.  I have mentioned floor space numerous times in this blog and I will stress it again.  When working with a smaller space you need to plan effectively to ensure that you save as much floor space as possible.

Careful placement of your quadrant shower tray, choosing the right enclosure, placement of your toilet and vanity along with the colour you paint your walls, this all plays such a vital role in ensuring your bathroom feels bright, light and spacious.

Great Shower Accessories


So you’ve decided to put a shower in your bathroom. A shower can see like such a simple addition to a bathroom, how hard could it be? There is a tray, an enclosure and a shower head and you can then enjoy the convenience and speed of a shower each morning rather than wasting precious minutes waiting for your bath to run.

By now you’ve probably measured out the area you have available in your bathroom and have an idea of the size shower tray and enclosure you will need. Maybe you’re choosing a modern designed walk in shower, these showers are so stylish and modern and will complement any bathroom.

Whether you are placing your shower in the corner of a compact bathroom or along one end of a wall in a spacious bathroom, there are a great selection of shower accessories enabling you to make your showering experience a luxurious out.

There is nothing worse than choosing a large walk in shower when you can only stand squashed against one wall to let the water reach you. When you choose something as modern and stylish as a walk in shower, you want to enjoy the experience, you want to stand in the centre of your shower and have the water pour off you.

Some of the shower accessories you buy include shower arms, these arms come in circular or square design, enabling you to blend them in with your current bathroom décor. The arms are available in a choice of lengths, so you can lengthen the distance your shower head can reach. Add a wonderfully large shower head and you can move around your shower and still get wet.

Another of the fantastic shower accessories available are wonderful shower jets. Who said you can only enjoy jets in a bath. These jets are available in square or round to blend in with your current décor and can offer you an invigorating showering experience as they massage you as you shower. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Whether you already have a shower in place or are installing one in the near future, the shower accessories available can make a huge impact on not only your showering experience but the overall design of your bathroom area.

The shower accessories suit any modern design, finished to the highest standard they can easily complement any shower whether it’s a walk in shower or corner shower.