Perfect Shower Solutions for Larger Bathrooms


Designing your bathroom can be such an exciting time as you start planning your luxurious bathroom space. If you are lucky enough to have a spacious bathroom, then you have no restrictions on design and can choose your bathroom products to suit your requirements rather than the space available.

Many of the larger bathrooms choose a bath and a separate shower, this way you can have the convenience to have the best of both, if you have the space, then why not? The advantage to this is that it is ideal for family bathrooms and especially if you have elderly living with you, you don’t want them climbing in and out of a bath, that’s an accident waiting to happen.

When it comes to showers in larger bathrooms you can choose rectangular showers which offer you plenty of showering space. There are many enclosures that fit onto these rectangular shower trays, giving you a wide selection to choose from.

Hinged Door Shower Enclosures

The hinged door shower enclosures are stylish in design with clear glass door which adds to the style of the bathroom. These doors swing open on hinges, so you need to ensure that nothing will obstruct the door allowing it to offer you a large opening for getting in and out of the shower.

The hinged door shower enclosures are ideal if you have younger children or elderly parents using the bathroom, the door is so easy to open and close and offers more than enough space to get in and out of the shower with ease.

Pivot Enclosures

The pivot enclosures are very similar to the hinged door shower enclosures in that they have a door which swings open offering you a large opening for getting in and out of the shower. The difference is that the door swings on pivots set just inside the shower door, so you don’t have to worry if the door opens onto a wall, where the hinged door shower enclosures would be slightly restricted.

Walk in Designs

The walk in enclosures are very different from the hinged door shower enclosures in that they don’t have a door and are also the ideal choice for elderly or younger family members. With these you don’t need to worry if anything will obstruct the door opening.

The walk in designs are also stylish in design, minimalistic and perfect for any bathroom design.

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Stylish Cubarc Bathroom Accessories


There is one thing that many people forget to add to their bathroom budget and that is their bathroom accessories. When working out the budget for a new bathroom design, they spend most, if not all their budget on the larger bathroom items, forgetting the necessary accessories which make your bathroom space practical and functional.

The cubarc bathroom accessories are a top choice for any modern bathroom design where you have chosen straight edges and square bathroom products, such as square taps, shower accessories, baths, toilets, basins and showers.

The cubarc bathroom accessories range offers so much functionality to your bathroom space with a large selection of fantastic accessories that turn your bathroom into a practical and elegant space, whether it’s a family bathroom or an en-suite.

Some of the accessories you can expect to find when looking at the cubarc bathroom accessories include:

soap basket

Soap dishesSoap dishes are a welcome addition to any bathroom design whether you choose to mount it next to the basin or bath, it reduces the soap build up on the side of the basin or bath while looking stylish and sophisticated.

Tumbler Holders – The tumbler holders available in the cubarc bathroom accessories range are available as a single or double holder which oozes sophistication and elegance. Perfect for mounting next to or above a modern bathroom basin.

Toilet Accessories – When looking at accessories for the toilet area there is the toilet brush holder and the toilet roll holder, both blending in beautifully together which will enhance any bathroom space.

Shelves Glass shelves are always practical in the bathroom environment, we always need additional storage for our toiletries, make up and shaving items. The glass shelves available in the cubarc bathroom accessories range are available as a single or double shelf, perfect above the basin or next to the bath incorporating the stylish cubed design with clear glass.

Towels – Not having a space to hang towels can lead to towels strewn across the bathroom floor or visitors not knowing which is the hand towel for guests and which is the bath towel you used this morning. The cubarc bathroom accessories offer a large selection of towel bars and rings to blend in with your overall bathroom design. The towel ring works beautifully next to the basin for a guest towel, while the single, double and towel rail rack and rail are a welcome addition next to the bath.

How to Design a Shower


The decision to add a shower to your bathroom is often because you are looking for convenience, functionality and practicality while saving on floor space. But at the same time you need to make a lot of decisions when it comes to installing shower, including where you are going to place it.

Placement

The placement of your shower is imperative when designing a bathroom, you obviously want to save on floor space, but you still want to enjoy the functionality and practicality a shower has to offer.

The best way to achieve this is to work to a strict bathroom layout with clear measurements that will help you determine the best place for your shower and the best size shower tray, this way you are assured that your shower will not be too big and overpower your bathroom space.

Shower Tray

Once you know exactly where you intend placing your shower and the size shower tray you need, you can start shopping around.  There are a number of shower trays available in various shapes and sizes, so you are guaranteed to find the right one for your bathroom space.

quadrant shower trays

Quadrant shower trays are the ideal choice if you intend placing your shower in the corner.  These are generally square or rectangular in design with a stylish curved front and work beautifully with the quadrant shower enclosures which have sliding doors helping you maximise your space.

Then there are the rectangular or square shower trays, which can be placed in the corner or along the wall with ease.

Shower Enclosure

Now that you have your shower tray it’s time to decide on the best enclosure that will work within your bathroom space.  There are such a wide variety available.  If you are limited on space then the sliding door, bi-fold door and the walk in designs are the best choice.  These three enclosures do not have a door that swings open.

If you want a large opening and a door that swings open you have a choice of either the pivot or hinged door shower enclosures to choose from.

Shower Heads

My favourite part of designing any shower is choosing a shower head.  These days shower heads come in such a great selection of shapes and sizes.  There are the star shaped shower heads, the square and even the round designs.

When choosing shower heads bear in mind that you can mount them either on the wall or directly above on the ceiling.

The Advantages to Back Lit Mirror Cabinets


You will find when it comes to bathroom design that you will need to make a lot of decisions regarding your storage options.  Bathroom cabinets are a top choice as they are placed on the wall, they don’t take up any floor space and they offer ample storage for your smaller bathroom items.

The back lit mirror cabinets are a popular choice offering style and elegance to both modern and traditional bathroom designs.

back lit mirror cabinets

Storage

Storage is essential in any bathroom, whether you have a large spacious bathroom or a small compact one.  Having a place to store all your toiletries, medicines, shaving items and hair care products helps reduce any clutter that may gather in your bathroom space.

The back lit mirror cabinets give you the ability to have a storage space for each of your items, dramatically reducing the risk of clutter.  You may have the cleanest bathroom in the whole of the UK, but if your bathroom is messy it will immediately look dirty.

Mirrors for a Spacious Design

One of the biggest advantages of the back lit mirror cabinets is the mirror itself.  Mirrors play an essential role in any bathroom design.  With careful placement you can reflect any natural light into the space immediately making it feel more spacious than it is.

Another advantage of mirrors is that they can be used to highlight a centrepiece.  Maybe you have a spectacular roll top bath in the centre of the bathroom or maybe you have a feature wall and you want to highlight it.

Of course mirrors also make it easier when styling in your hair, shaving or putting on makeup and having the cabinet and mirror as one item, offers convenience, functionality and practicality.

Lighting

Lighting is just as important to a bathroom design as a mirror.  Everyone is looking to achieve a light and bright bathroom space which makes the bathroom feel spacious.

The advantage of the back lit mirror cabinets is that the lighting is designed to reflect directly on to the mirror, this means that you are guaranteed a clear reflection even in the darkest of bathrooms or should you prefer to keep your main bathroom light turned off.  This is an advantage when using the back lit mirror cabinets in an en-suite, you can turn on the cabinet lighting rather than your main light, reducing the risk of waking anyone else in the main bedroom.