Fridays Fun Poll Over or Under that is the question?


Friday’s fun poll continues on from my previous blog about the position of the TPDS (toliet paper delivery system). If you haven’t read the previous blog i’d suggest you go back and have a quick read to get more of an understanding of the issue involved.

If you are fully upto date with this connumbdrum of a debate then please let me know what your decision is on this matter.

I know some of you will have very strong opinions and if you’d like to leave a comment to help persude others that your way is the right way then please do.

For those of you that either don’t know what were talking about or simply think that this whole debate is irrelevant and pointless please vote as well.

Looking forward to the results, enjoy.

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The Great Toilet Roll Debate


Which way to roll the toilet paper from the front or from the back?

Some of you may think that this alternative bathroom blog is full of general bobbins and irrelevant issues that have no relevance to either society or an individual. Well today I am going to introduce a topic that everyone has an opinion on and one that has in the past led to broken marriages, life long friendships ended and even murder.

The great debate is the position of how a toilet roll should be situated with regard to the toilet paper’s accessibility. To help evaluate this debate further I have devised a phrase, the ‘Toilet Paper Delivery System’ or TPDS.  Below is a diagram that illustrates the debate.

As you can see from the diagram there are two positions.

Position A = Under

Position B = Over

If you have laughed or smiled or sniggered at any time since reading this blog then you have drastically underestimated this debate. There have been scientific studies over this debate from a sociological aspect as well as a psychological and philosophical approach. Yet no conclusive result has been attained.

Research has shown that 60-70% of people prefer the over method of TPDS compared to the 30-40% of people who prefer the under TPDS. To provide a broad over view and will discuss what people perceive to be the pro’s and con’s of both over TPDS and under TPDS.

Over TPDS

Pros

Over TPDS is easier to find and see the loose end piece of toilet paper.

Over TPDS reduces the unfortunate accident of knocking your knuckles against the wall when achieving the desired amount of toilet paper.

Over TPDS is generally used by manufacturers to display their loo roll products as patterned wall paper can be more aesthetically displayed.

Under TPDS

Pros

Under TPDS can be said to provide a tidier appearance due to the loose end being hidden underneath and out of view.

Under TPDS has less chance of unravelling if an earthquake were to occur.

Under TPDS also has less chance of being unravelled by small children or pets such as cats or dogs (we’ve all seen the Andrex commercials with the cute puppy).

Each toilet roll position has its own benefits and faults but ultimately it comes down to personal preference and something that only you can decide. Like all great debates such as Vampires vs Werewolves, Pirates vs Ninjas or Cake vs Biscuits this debate will rage on through out all eternity.

As with most of my blog’s I could write more, and I realise I am only scratching the surface of this debate. I will no doubt return to this topic at a later date to delve deeper into this conundrum.

Well I hope you enjoyed this blog and that you haven’t lost any friendships over it. On Friday the fun poll will be this debate so think long and hard and make sure you return on Friday to make your vote.

Shower Enclosure Sale to save you from Olympic Blues


The Olympics has finally drawn to a close and the Paralympics is soon to begin. With all this excitement coming to an end after Great Britain producing some simply stunning results this has been a fantastic games.

But what will everyone do now that the games are not going to be back for another 4 years? Plus they are moving a long distance all the way over to sunny Brazil.

To help you all deal with the frustration of what to do with all this spare time now. Here at Kings Bathrooms we are having a huge sale on nearly all of our shower enclosures to help you pass the time.

Here is a list of all the shower enclosure types available in our sale.

Pivot Door Shower Enclosures

Bow Hinge Door shower Enclosures

Bi-Fold Door Shower Enclosures

Quadrant Shower Enclosures

Offset Quadrant Shower Enclosures

Sliding Door Shower Enclosures

Side Panels

Bath Shower Screens

Walk Thru Shower Enclosures

Quadrant Shower Enclosure

Quadrant Shower Enclosure

Let me give you a couple of comparison between our prices and the leading high street prices.

B&Q 800mm Quadrant Shower Enclosure £219.98

Better Bathrooms 800mm Quadrant Shower Enclosure £89.00

Kings Bathroom 800mm Quadrant Shower Enclosure £59.99

Wickes 760mm Pivot Door Shower Enclosure £161.49

Kings Bathroom 760mm Pivot Door Shower Enclosure £59.99

As you can see we have absolutely huge savings and beat our competitors hands down.

We are so sure that you will be blown away with our prices that we have guaranteed that you won’t find the same shower enclosure both make and model anywhere cheaper in the UK.

If you are suffering from Olympic blues, and need something to do. Why not re-invigorate your bathroom with a new shower enclosure from Kings Bathrooms.

Let’s all celebrate the humble toilet.


Well here I am debating with myself about what to talk about today on this overcast dreary Monday in Salford, Manchester. I was hoping it was going to be sunny and had already had in mind to write an inspiring article on the wonderful cooling nature of a cold shower. But seeing as it’s a miserable day I was’nt feeling that inspired about writing about showers so I had to think of something else. To try and find inspiration I was flicking through our brochure and came across our toilet section. I know what your thinking, why would I stop on this section and give it any real thought, I mean it’s just a toilet what’s interesting about that. So I decided to do a little bit of research on where the toilet came from and why we should see the toilet as an invention so amazing it should be celebrated as much as the invention of the light bulb. So on to a few short paragraphs all about the humble toilet.

The toilet is simply put, amazing. That’s right people I am in awe of the humble toilet. Let me explain so you don’t view me as some strange bloke who has a toilet fetish because that’s defiantly not the case. But I want you to imagine what it would be like if the toilet didn’t exist, go on close your eyes and just imagine. Now I know that everyone’s imagination is different but I’m guessing you all pulled abit of a face at imagining a world with no toilet. Well that world was actually not that long ago, the modern flushing toilet we all instantly recognised was only invented in 1596 but only became popular and manufactured in the late 1800’s.

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Without the invention of the toilet we would be rife with disease and personal health issues not even mentioning the smell. This is why the invention of the toilet is such a historic invention and should not be overlooked. The name mainly associated with the invention of the toilet is Thomas Crapper. Thomas was not the first person to invent a flushing toilet but it was Thomas who re-finned the toilet to what we know a toilet is now. Thomas also owns the patent for the toilet and so was a key player in the rise of the toilet. It should also be mentioned that Thomas Crappers surname Crapper has become a slang name for the toilet.

A toilet’s main function is to get rid of the waste us humans produce from eating and living. It’s as much a necessary bodily function as breathing (not going to the toilet won’t have an immediate impact like stopping breathing would, but you get what I mean) our body’s produce waste and it needs expelling from us, otherwise we can get extremely ill and even die. So waste is always going to be produced and so having a toilet to take the waste away to a sewage plant is essential.

Well I know this is only a very short blog on the wonder that is the toilet, but I did only just want to highlight the importance and let you all know we should be celebrating the toilet every now and again for the great work it does. If you need a new toilet then check out our range here. Or if you want more information on the toilet then I found this fantastic website with lots of toilet information (the website is to help get better toilets into schools but has some really useful information) check it out here. As always any comments are appreciated and thanks for reading.

So let us now raise our glasses in celebration of the toilet.

PS I’ll be back with another Toilet celebration blog on World Toilet Day 19 November.

It’s Friday’s fun Poll


We’ve decided here at Kings Bathrooms that were going to do a fun poll every Friday. Ever poll will have something to do with the bathroom although may get abit obsceur as we run out of things to ask. But for the time being we are starting off nice and easy and following up from our last poll on favourite bathroom colour to favourite bathroom style.

As with all our polls if you have a different answer then the one’s being offered then please comment. Have fun with this all week’s and feel free to send it to friends to see what they think.

Can you get your boss to pay for a new bed


The comfort of a new bed.

When looking at upgrading your house or getting something new for a new home one of the first things people think of is a new bed. A bed is a place for ultimately resting at night but also is a great place for relaxing and reading a book or watching TV or generally resting and relaxation.

When looking for a bed its all down to personal preference really, some people prefer hard sturdy mattresses that feel as if you’re sleeping on boards. While others prefer a bed that is so soft you sink into it as if you’re being swallowed up by a pillow monster.

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Beds need to be comfortable as sleep is essential for everyone, as sleep helps significantly with maintaining a healthy body and mind. Going without a good nights sleep can cause major health damage and can put your life into disarray. You may think that I am being completely melodramatic and that I’m a sleep- aholic trying desperately to persuade you that my sleeping is under control and normal. But rest assured I am not a sleep-aholic, I enjoy my sleep but I’m not obsessed with it. If you’re a sceptical person then read on, and you’ll see how harmful lack of sleep can be.

Sleeping is the process in which your body recuperates from the day’s work and re-charges itself ready for the next day. Lack of sleep is becoming more of an issue within modern life, due to increased stresses and pressures. An example of sleep loss and the damage it can do is that seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance to a blood alcohol level of 0.05%. Basically put a lack of sleep can cause you to feel a little drunk and woozy. Defiantly not good if your driving or working heavy machinery.

Take the world record for lack of sleep is 18 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech along with memory and concentration lapses. Obviously this is an extreme case of lack of sleep but clearly lack of sleep is not good for you.

So now you’re all convinced that I’m not a sleep-aholic and that serious damage can be done if a good sleep is not attained then how do you get a good night’s sleep? Well there are lots of factors and issues involved in lack of sleep and I’m not a psychologist or doctor so I’m only going to focus on what I know and what I know is beds and mattresses.

Beds are the structural basis for which a mattress rests on. They can be made from metal or wood or any number of materials. Some beds have a frame that encases a mattress while others are simple a base for a mattress to sit on. Beds can be a way of expressing style due to the wonderful different varieties and shapes available from the luxurious four poster beds to divan beds. A new bed can completely transform a bedroom and help to give you a full night’s sleep.

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The other section that completes a bed is a mattress, it can be argued to be the more important of the two sections that constitutes a bed. Mattresses are essentially springs wrapped in material but you can get a wide variety of different mattresses including pocket sprung mattresses, memory foam mattresses, continuous coil mattresses, open coil mattresses and pure foam mattresses or latex mattresses also for extra comfort if you’re the cushion swallowing monster type, mattress toppers as well.

With all these varieties of mattresses, it’s hard to figure out which one is best. Buying a new mattress is also a substantial purchase and you don’t want to be buying a mattress and then finding out it’s the wrong one and having to buy another. As stated earlier when buying a new bed, mattress or both it is down to personal preference. When purchasing a mattress if possible, it’s preferable to be able to try the mattress out. Unfortunately show rooms don’t let you have a sleep over for you to really test the mattress out, but at least you can sit on it and lay on it, meaning you can have a better idea of what type of mattress it is and if it’s for you.

At the end of the day you are looking for a mattress that is comfortable to you, as this will help you drift off to a restful nights slumber.

Briefly before I end this blog which was supposed to be short and to the point, yet has turned into a full blown essay I’m going to highlight one benefit (of which there are many) of a good nights sleep. This one point could be used as a good bargaining chip to get your employers to help pay for a new bed (although highly unlikely). This bargaining chip is increased concentration. It has been proven that a good night’s sleep leads to improved concentration. This in turn can lead to improved productivity and hence improved profits for your employers. Hopefully you see where I’m going with this and see what a potential bargaining chip this can be.

Well I’ll leave you with that potential gold dust piece of information and leave it up to you to try and thrash out a deal with your employers. If you’re self employed well unfortunately you’ll just have to work it out yourself. Thanks as always for reading and any comments are always welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Just for fun, what colour of bathroom is your preference?


Just for fun we have created a little poll as to which bathroom colour people prefer. We have only listed a few colours so if the colour you prefer is not listed please feel free to comment your colour underneath the poll.

Have fun!

Why upgrade your bathroom to a higher spec when thinking of selling or renting?


Why upgrade your bathroom to a higher spec when thinking of selling or renting?

So you’ve made the decision to sell your house or to rent it out or you’re a property developer and you have a new house or flat ready to develop. The choices available to you are vast with lots of questions to be asked and a budget to be made and hopefully kept to. One question which may well be asked is should you upgrade/re-design the bathroom? or leave it how it is (assuming the bathroom is in no need of immediate repairs just general ware and tear). This question may from the outset seem like a trivial one with not much really to think about if the bathroom is still in pretty good nick, why change it? Hopefully over the next few paragraphs I may persuade you otherwise to change your mind.

      The bathroom is a place where on average a person living up to the age of 75 spends a year and a half in over their lifetime. That is simply put a staggering amount of time to be spent in one room. Bearing this in mind and that the time frame stated above will only increase due to improved health care and so people are living longer. So with all that time being spent in the bathroom I’m sure everyone would want a bathroom that deserves the many hours and days that are accumulated there. This is just one small reason to deck your bathroom out sufficiently enough that it is comfortable and stylish for your potential new owners or clients.

      But why kit your new bathroom out to a high standard surely a quick lick of paint or a few extra tiles will do the job, why pay more for a higher end finish when you’re not even going to enjoy the benefits? Well simply put you could make more money through a little extra investment and effort.

       The extra investment and effort of re-designing could mean you reap a profit higher then your investment and well worth the extra effort. This is because the bathroom is such a key room in the house as already mentioned we spend over a year in it over our life time. But a well styled luxury bathroom is as big a selling point as a garden or a garage if styled correctly. Take the bath tub as an example, who doesn’t like to come home after a hard days work on a cold winters evening and not want to jump into a wonderful hot steamy bath for relaxation. The bathroom is viewed as a place of comfort and security, a place where you can unwind and de-stress while also being a place that has extreme health function practicalities (a sophisticated way of saying its got a toilet in it).

This close connection that people have with a bathroom is a unique selling point and one that can be exploited for you to gain more profit (if selling) or a better rental value. An average looking bathroom will not produce the wow factor that would be needed to produce the highest potential financial gain. With the current housing market being rather slow any improvement to your house could entice that all important buyer to sign on the dotted line and what better room to start your re-decorate then the bathroom.

  Potential buyers/renters look primarily at the kitchen first (as this is the room where the majority of family life circulates round) followed swiftly by the bathroom. The re-decoration of both of these two rooms would transform the re-sale/rental price of your home. Giving you the boost you need to sell your home (hopefully at a higher price) or a long term rent (again hopefully at a higher price).

    I hope this little blog has made you think about re-decorating the bathroom to a higher spec and that if carried out the potential increase in revenue is attained. Any comments are always welcome, thanks for reading. 

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