The Luxurious Bathroom Addition


The bidet, a luxurious bathroom addition that is often misunderstood. Dating back centuries, the bidet has been something of a grey area in bathrooms, but as bathrooms are designed to luxurious standards, the bidet is making a comeback.

The bidet has been gracing bathrooms around the world for many years and has increased in popularity the last few years. In many cases they have been installed for show, a luxurious edge on a bathroom design.

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EV Series Bidet Tap

What many don’t know is that the simple bidet is a hygienic choice for any bathroom. The ideal solution for the elderly and is also known to be a must for those who suffer from urinary tract infections.

While the bidet may just become an item on show in your luxury bathroom, it’s not as simple as all that. Bidets have taps and you need to choose your bidet taps with care. You want them to blend in with all your other fixtures and fittings in the space, complement the bathroom and maybe even become the wow statement you were hoping to achieve.

Bidet taps are simple, they are a single tap with a level to manage the water pressure and temperature. The spout is somewhat different from a regular tap in that you can move it to the direction you want it to flow.

The CU Series Bidet Mixer is a fantastic choice for the modern bathroom where you have already chose square taps and products for your bathroom. These bidet taps are square in design, very stylish and will blend in beautifully with your current design. The only cylindrical part on this bidet tap is the spout, which you can move as you wish.

The PL Series is a cylindrical design. It’s a modern and stylish design finished in gleaming chrome to complement any bathroom design. A single level manages water pressure and temperature and again the spout can be moved to direct water flow.

Then there is the AR Series, also modern bidet taps. These are cylindrical in design to complement any modern or traditional bathroom. These bidet taps also give you control of the direction of the water flow with a lever that manages temperature and pressure.

Remember that you want everything to blend in together when designing your bathroom. If you have chosen straight lines, such as squares and rectangles from your bathroom products to taps, the you want a square designed bidet tap to bring the design together and give your bathroom a sophisticated finish.

Top Tips For Choosing Bathroom Basins


Whether you are searching online or you have wandered from store to store looking for a bathroom basin, there are a few tips that can really help you find the ones that best work with your bathroom design.

Budget

The first thing you should do before you even start looking at bathroom basins is to put a budget together. If you are remodelling your entire bathroom, set your budget for each item you need, this will make it so much easier when it comes to what is available for you.

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Envoy Wall Hung Basin

While there are many different types of bathroom basins, they vary in price. Having a budget can reduce your search, making it easier to find the perfect basin for your bathroom.

Design

Bathroom basins don’t only come in one design, there are plenty of them and you need some idea of what you are looking for. Modern bathrooms will look spectacular with inset basins while the modern traditional bathroom may benefit from wall hung or modern basins.

Whenever you are looking at the basin designs available you need to ensure they will blend in with your current bathroom design, they will work with your bathroom products you have already chosen and most of all, they will make a statement.

The inset basins not only make a statement, they are modern and exceptionally stylish and will definitely become the talking point of your bathroom design. They are easy to install and recessed into a worktop, they are minimalistic and sophisticated.

Practicality

While design and budget are very important when looking for bathroom basins, practicality is just as important. You need to look at how practical the basin is in your bathroom. For compact bathrooms inset basins can be the best choice, they reduce the amount of floor space you need, making them a very practical choice.

Every day people make mistakes when choosing their bathroom basins, it’s easy to think that a basin will work but once your bathroom is completed, your basin doesn’t do the room justice. This is why you need a plan, a bathroom layout and a vision. Being able to imagine your completed bathroom will help you make the right choice, carrying the same style throughout your bathroom really helps. Choose inset basins when you are designing a modern bathroom, ensure your basin works with your toilet and bath, choose your taps to match throughout and enjoy the finished product.

What You May Never Have Known About The Bidet


I remember the first apartment I rented had a bidet in the bathroom and while I knew what it was, I really wasn’t sure why it was there. In these modern times we shower or bath on a daily basis and keep a good personal hygiene, so the bidet in my bathroom was somewhat of a mystery.

This got me thinking and with a bit of research I found out some interesting things about this white toilet looking item in my bathroom with a tap attached. Bidets originated in France way back in the early 1700’s. There are still disputes over who actually came up with the idea, but from what I can understand it was a regular site in the wealthier homes in France in those days.

Phoenix Lisa Bidet

Phoenix Lisa Bidet

Back then personal hygiene was a bath once a week, can you imagine? The thought is horrific, but back then it was common and the bidet was a bowl of water that they would use to splash water to keep their “parts” clean.

The bidet then evolved slightly and would be placed in beautifully designed wooden units, some finished in velvet for complete comfort and the stream of water was used instead of toilet paper.

Strangely enough bidets were placed in the bedroom and moved to the bathroom when indoor plumbing came into the home. I can only say I am so grateful I was born in a world where we already had indoor plumbing and bathing is a daily occurrence.

The Bidet Today

Today the bidet is a popular addition to any bathroom and they have grown in popularity throughout the world. They are popular because of their personal hygiene advantages and are often included in bathrooms for senior citizens and those with bowel problems.

When fitting a bidet into your bathroom you do need to pay attention to your bathroom design, choose your bidet and bidet taps to blend in with the rest of your bathroom décor. If you want to feel like a wealthy French man from the 1700’s then the bidet is a must for your bathroom.

Bidet taps are available in a choice of designs, each one fitted with a tap that can be moved around with ease. The single lever design of these bidet taps makes them stylish and elegant and a welcome design in any bathroom.

So Many Choices With Wall Hung Vanity Basins

Envoy Wall Hung Basin

When you think of your bathroom renovation or new bathroom what do you think of? My thoughts immediately take me to modern and style. I think everyone is trying to make their bathrooms more stylish these days, gone are the days of an old bath, basin and toilet. These days there are different shapes, sizes and colours to choose from to help you make your bathroom stylish and modern.

Envoy Wall Hung Basin

Envoy Wall Hung Basin

You don’t have to be an interior designer to plan the perfect bathroom. Wall hung vanity basins are the perfect way to add sophistication and style to any bathroom design.

Where to Start

When choosing wall hung vanity basins for your bathroom, your starting point should be measuring the area you have available for the unit. Choosing the unit too big or too small will leave your bathroom looking either cluttered or very sparce, both of which you need to avoid.

Once measured you will have an idea of the wall space you have to work with and you can then choose your wall hung vanity basins according to that size. Now while this may sound obvious, I have seen some real disasters when it comes to adding these units into a bathroom. They are such a wonderful and stylish option and will complement any bathroom, but if they are chosen wrong or the wrong size is installed, they can ruin the feel of the room rather than give it that modern flair we all want to achieve.

Design

Your decision for wall hung vanity basins should be based on your current bathroom design and layout. You may be only replacing the basin and vanity and leaving your other bathroom amenities in place, so you need to ensure that any choice you make works with what you currently have in your bathroom.

The wall hung vanity basins are the perfect choice for compact bathrooms as the vanity unit below is the size of the basin, this means you don’t compromise your floor space and still get to give your bathroom a stylish design.

Your colour choice should also be based on your current bathroom design, these wall hung vanity basins come in stylish white and stunning light oak, both will complement a bathroom and being light colours they will help make the area feel spacious and light. You need to match the colour to your current bathroom. If you have an oak door in your bathroom or oak beams, then the oak option is the ideal choice. Sometimes the oak options work well in an all white bathroom, where they can offer some colour and texture to the room.

If you are looking at wall hung vanity basins, which one are you going to choose?

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.

Fridays Fun Bathroom Phobia Poll


The weather here in the UK is beyond horrible with a month’s amount of rain expected to fall in 48 hours or less. So to help cheer us all up from this pathetic excuse of a summer (in the UK atleast) we have the Friday fun poll. Yaaaay whooooo.

Earlier on this week we went on a terrifiying journey to discover people’s darkest fears about bathrooms. The places we visited and passed through were not pleasant but atleast we all made it out and there was a good positive message at the end. If you haven’t had an opportunity to read the article then please visit it here for a quick read.

So with bathroom phobia’s the topic for the poll I have as usual put a couple of suggestions down for you to choose from, but by all means add any other suggestions in the comments section.

Hope you have fun with this poll and look forward to seeing the results.

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.