Affordable Bathroom Designs


Designing a bathroom on a budget may seem difficult, but if you know what to look for and ways you can save costs, then you are able to complete your new bathroom within your budget.

Bathroom Suites

Bathroom suites is just one of the many ways you can save money when designing a new bathroom. These suites include a toilet and basin, sometimes a vanity. The advantage is that you pay one price for all the items and another advantage is that they all match and work well together. This can save you a lot of time and energy trying to source bathroom products to match the ones you have already purchased.

bathroom suite

Bright Bathroom Suites

Shower Sets

If you’re putting a shower into your bathroom taking advantage of shower sets can save you a lot of money in the long run, in fact it’s easy to finish off your shower working to a tight budget.

Shower sets usually include a slide rail, taps and the shower head. What this means is again everything is matching and you don’t have to try and source a shower head to match your mixer taps or vice versa.

In fact shower sets are the convenient way to plan your shower, there is a wide selection available for you to choose from including those designed for the more traditional bathroom to those specifically designed for the ultra modern and luxurious bathrooms.

Other Suggestions

Once you have purchased your shower sets or your bathroom suite you will want to complete your bathroom still using some of your budget. A lick of paint goes a really long way and you should bear this in mind, in fact painting your bathroom can give your bathroom a completely new feel.

Choose light colours and natural tones, natural tones are a firm favourite this year that offers warmth and texture to what would be a very clinical bathroom.

Buy bathroom accessories that blend in with your basin taps and shower sets, chrome is often preferred because it’s a modern material with a great shine that enhances the bathroom space. Choose your accessories to match from your toilet roll holder to your towel rail and then ensure they are the same shape as your taps and shower sets, so square or circular in design.

Keeping the same design throughout your bathroom helps keep your bathroom looking elegant and stylish and you can buy all these items on a shoestring budget and still finish with a spectacular bathroom.

The Advantage of Buying Bathroom Products Online This Holiday Season


Have you tried walking into a shop this week? It’s chaos, it seems that the idea that the end of the world was taking place last week hasn’t worn off and people are still shopping as though the world is ending.

As you may have noticed the world didn’t end on the 21st as predicted, but the shops remain manic, though of course this could just be due to the time of year, the festive season gets everyone in the shopping mood, first for Christmas and now for New Year.

If you’re planning a bathroom renovation in the next month or so, my suggestion would be buying bathroom products online and I’ll tell you why.

bathroom products online

Bathroom products online

Convenience

The first reason is convenience, when you search online for any items you can find exactly what you are looking for. The convenience when buying bathroom products online is that you are able to view the entire range on offer whether you’re looking for a new bath or bathroom accessories.

When you fight the crowds at the shops you will only find some of the items on display, the others will be available on their website or in a catalogue, so why waste petrol driving to the shop when you can sit in the comfort of your own home in front of the fire with a cup of coffee and start your bathroom shopping with ease?

Information

You can walk around any store and see bathroom products for yourself, but be sure to take your measuring tape because they don’t display the sizes. When buying bathroom products online you get all the information you need on each of the products including their sizes, colours and materials.

Peace of Mind

It’s very important when buying bathroom products online that you buy from a reputable bathroom company, this way you know the payment system is secure giving you peace of mind when you type your bank card details into the system.

The reputable companies will have a security encryption when it comes to payments, this means your details are safe throughout the whole process.

Sit Back and Wait

The biggest advantage for me when buying bathroom products online is that they get delivered directly to my front door, I don’t have to leave the house if I don’t want to from the time I order until they arrive. What’s more this is so convenient for the larger bathroom products, making it a convenient and practical way to shop.

Paralympics and Bathroom Gadgets


The Paralympics is nearly upon us literally it will be starting in a couple of hours and I am very excited. The Olympics was simply outstanding and the atmosphere was sublime and as an added bonus Great Britain did well in the medals tally as well. It was amazing to see top notch athletes in the peak of human fitness breaking world records but for me I think the Paralympics is going to be even better. I mean breaking world records is one thing breaking world records with say only having 1 leg or scoring 5 amazing goals in football but being blind is simply outstanding.

So I thought to myself how to link the Paralympics to a bathroom. Then it hit me, I love gadgets and so I thought I will find a few gadgets/products suitable to grace any Paralympian’s bathroom.

Here are just three great gadgets/products that I found which are affordable and could be used by a number of athletes with a range of disabilities.

Suction brush

This is the cheapest of the three items that I have discovered and it is a very simple product but has quite a wide range of potential uses.

The product is a lightweight plastic brush that has the ability to be attached to most hard surfaces as it contains two suction cups on the back of the brush. This gives the user the ability to scrub their hands, feet or sports boots with only one hand. The brush is easily portable and can be attached easily with only a small amount of pressure being applied to the brush. I think this is a great simple gadget that can be used in many different situations.

Quick Suction Rail Grips

The next gadget/product is similar in some respects to the brush yet completely different at the same time. The product is a grip that like the brush has suction cups on and can be positioned almost anywhere on a hard surface. The grip is a support unit that helps people with a disability grab hold of and help to either pull themselves up or lower themselves down. The added bonus for Paralympic athlete’s is that the grip could be used to do pull ups on or sits ups so the grip could be used as an exercise aid.

Bathroom Mirror with Sensor

The last but not least bathroom gadget/product for disabled people is a mirror that has LED lights that activate via a built in sensor. This is a brilliant mirror as you don’t need to touch, pull or move anything simply entering the bathroom is enough to activate the lights. This product becomes really useful if needing the loo in the middle of the night as there’s no need to be flailing about trying to find a light switch. A great product for disabled people as no extra effort is needed.

So that wraps up my brief few bathroom gadgets/products for disabled people. I know there are hundreds more amazing products out there that can benefit disabled people greatly.

As always please leave any comments as I love hearing from you all and I hope you all enjoy watching the Paralympics.

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.

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.

Friday’s Fun Poll What do you listen to in the shower?


After blogging on the top 5 shower radios earlier on in the week I thought it would be appropriate to continue the theme and ask you all what you listen to in the shower.

There is lots of choice out there with regard to radio stations almost too much choice. There are radio stations for Funk, Garage, Soul, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Metal, Disco, Jazz, Classical, Opera, Rap, Hip-hop, Ska, Dubstep, Dance, Drum and Bass literally every type or form of music is available. Sometimes though you do need to do a bit of searching but eventually you find what you’re looking for.

Shower Image Kings Bathrooms

Maybe you have a fancy hi-tech shower radio that incorporates Bluetooth and are able to stream your own tunes from your mobile or computer and don’t listen to the radio. Maybe you even have a morning playlist that helps to wake you up and get you fully re-vitalised for the day ahead.

With so much choice with regards to music and radio choices and due to everyone’s individual preferences it’s time to have a poll and see what everyone listens to.

Below is a simple poll with a few choices. As always please leave a comment as i’d love to hear from you. You can even suggest the frequency and name of your favourite station so i can check it out. As always enjoy.

Top 5 Shower Radios


So you’ve come to the realisation that you need a new shower enclosure and so you’ve done the right thing and browsed through Kings Bathrooms range of quality shower enclosures to find the best style suitable for your space and style in your bathroom.

You have also been astounded and amazed at the price of your new shower enclosure from Kings Bathroom that you had to tell all your family and friends about the amazing deal. If they don’t believe you then you point them to the new Kings Bathroom You Tube video to prove the amazing styles and prices (conveniently situated below). If they are still not convinced you welcome them round to see your home to see your new bathroom centre piece with a beaming smile.

So you’ve brought and installed your new shower enclosure from Kings Bathroom and saved yourself enough money for a good slap up meal. You’ve also managed to convince your family and friends of this amazing shower enclosure deal and hope that they to will take up the amazing offer.

You then decide that today is the day when you are going to have your first shower in your new enclosure. You drop the towel on the bathroom floor and step in as naked as when you were born, turn the shower on and then you realise ………….you forgot to buy a new shower radio.

Shower radios are brilliant they give you useful information in the morning from the news, weather and travel reports. Plus they provide music for you to dance and sing (usually badly unless your blessed with a voice like Tom Jones or Aretha Franklin).

So to help you have the best shower experience possible in your new shower enclosure here is my top 5 shower radios to purchase.

Top 5 Shower Radios

  1. Steepletone Penguin Shower Radio
  2. H20-100 Power Water Pressure Powered Shower Radio
  3. Microphone Shower Radio
  4. Hipe Waterproof Bluetooth Stereo Shower Speaker & Hands free Speakerphone for streaming Audi and Answering your phone-White
  5. Clatonic DR 814 Shower Radio with Motion Sensor – White

Penguin Shower Radio

  1. Steepletone Penguin Shower Radio

This is a good all round fun shower radio that is ideal for people with a fun sense of humour or for a family with kids. The radio is in the shape of a penguin with a rubber ring and goggles. It has easy to use buttons and requires 3 AA batteries to work and can tune into both FM and MW.

Water Powered Shower Radio

  1. H20 – 100 Power Water Pressure Powered Shower Radio

This is a fantastic shower radio that is truly a work of brilliant innovation. The radio does not need batteries to work as it is powered by the water pressure of the shower. I mean that is very clever plus environmentally friendly and cost saving on batteries.

The radio is easy to install directly onto the faucet of your shower, when you turn the shower on it turns the turbine inside the radio and generates power to run the radio. The radio will also work after the shower is turned off as the turbine also charges up the rechargeable battery inside meaning you can be listening to your tunes while drying off. Easy to use buttons are situated on the front of the radio.

Microphone Shower Radio

  1. Microphone Shower Radio

If you enjoy singing in the shower and I mean who doesn’t, then this is the shower radio for you. The radio is shaped like a microphone with easy to use buttons on the side. There is also a hook at the bottom so when you don’t want to sing into the mic when your favourite tune is playing you can always hang it up. This is defiantly the radio if you are a budding rock or pop star.

Bluetooth Shower Radio

  1. Hipe Waterproof Bluetooth Stereo Shower Speaker & Hands free Speakerphone for streaming Audi and Answering your phone-White

This is the most hi-tech and expensive of the radios listed but it does come with some impressive features that warrant the price tag. The radio is Bluetooth enabled and so you can connect to any other Bluetooth device. This enables you to be able to stream music and even answer phone calls from your mobile while being in the shower. This is defiantly the radio for people constantly on the move or gadget lovers. This radio has easy to use buttons on the front and is available in white or black.

Motion Sensor Shower Radio

  1. Clatonic DR 814 Shower Radio with Motion Sensor

This is a fantastic shower radio that has some great features. The radio has easy to use buttons located on the front of it and a hook at the top but that is not the main feature of this radio. The main feature is that the radio has a built in motion sensor that automatically turns the radio on and off. It also has both AM and FM bands giving you a wide choice of stations to listen to.

Well hope you enjoyed my top 5 shower radios and that you found your perfect companion to compliment your new shower enclosure.

As always please drop me a comment I’d love to hear from you.

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.

Friday Fun Super Villain Bathroom Poll


Earlier on this week we delved into the world of super hero’s and who you would have re-decorate your bathroom. We found out that although super hero’s are good at saving the world on potentially re-decorating a bathroom they maybe less then useless.

So for today’s Friday fun poll i thought it was time we give the super villans a chance at playing Lawerence Llwellyn Bowen. For anyone that does’nt know who he is. He is a camp presenter on one of those re-decorating home programes where it’s all a surprise and everyone always really likes it even though from the look on their faces they clearly hate it.

The Joker

Anyway enjoy the poll and if you feel like you are super enough and need a re-decoration be sure to check out all our products here.

Also please do comment if your favourite super villain isant listed, have fun.

Positive Thinking


 

Here in the UK we have simply not had a summer, the weather has been completely and utterly awful even more so then usual. The rain has come and then gone and come back again and this cycle has been repeated day after day after day. We’ve had floods here there and everywhere and to be honest my hope for my tomato plants has all but faded.

 

So I’m going to try and lift everyone’s spirits and let you all know that the Olympics is only 16 days away and I’m sure that the weather will of brightened up in those 16 days I’m sure of it.

 

I know this is only a very brief blog today but I felt everyone here in the UK needed an extra boost of positivity today and I feel that reminding everyone of the pending Olympics would help. Also it should be mentioned otherwise I won’t be doing my job that here at Kings Bathrooms we will be having Olympic reduced prices. Not entirely sure what Olympic reduced prices are but I’ll be sure to let you know the meaning once I figure it out myself. Needless to say that the prices on a number of items will drastically reduce, giving you an absolute bargain.

 

Now if that doesn’t cheer you up, nothing will. Have a great day everyone and remember it can’t rain all the time.