Things to Consider When Buying Bathroom Products Online


The internet has become such a useful tool when buying items these days. The great thing about the internet is we have the ability to shop, compare and order from the comfort of our own homes. Buying bathroom products online is quick and easy and can save so much time and energy. Then the items are delivered to the door, it doesn’t get any easier than that.

Measurements

The first step I always take with any bathroom renovation is to draw up a bathroom layout on a piece of paper. I draw the bathroom and then take all the necessary measurements so I know exactly what I have to work with. This should be done before you even think of looking at the bathroom products available.

Have a Look at the Options

The great thing about buying bathroom products online is the selection available. Companies that sell items online don’t have the overhead costs of a shop front and usually use warehouses enabling them to carry more stock.

If you had to walk into a showroom right now you would be limited on selection, go online and the doors open and you have so many choices available to you.

When buying bathroom products online you’ll notice you are given a full description of the items including their measurements. You can now use your bathroom layout to determine what will work and what won’t, will that freestanding bath be too big for your design or will it blend in just perfectly?

bathroom online retailer

kings bathroom online

Order

If you can buy your products at the same time to ensure you have everything ready when your contractors arrive and any delays will be averted. Always check the delivery options and time frames. Often you are given a set delivery time frame or delivery day which you can work to, ensure your contractors are only booked after this date or wait for everything to arrive before confirming with your contractors.

Delivery

It’s a good idea to be at home in person on delivery day to ensure everything arrives as ordered and everything is in good condition. Many things can happen during delivery and you need to check the boxes.

Get the items delivered to a storage area which is easily accessible by your contractors to ensure your bathroom can be finished quickly and easily.

Luxurious Shower Accessories


Showers should be an easy decision and installation. All you need is a shower tray, an enclosure and a shower head. Don’t forget the thermostatic values and you’re set to go. Showers offer convenience and many households prefer a shower because it’s economical and saves time and energy.

If you have chosen to add a shower to your bathroom, chances are you’ve measured the space and have a clear idea on the shower tray you want along with the type of enclosure. Maybe you’ve gone for a modern walk in shower enclosure and a rectangular shower tray or a quadrant design if you have a smaller bathroom space to work with.

It doesn’t matter what size or shape shower you have chosen, shower accessories can add to your showering experience adding further convenience and luxury.

shower jet

Square Shower Jet

Size Considerations

If you have chosen a beautiful large shower you don’t want to end up in the situation where you can only use one corner of your shower to get wet. The water should distribute with ease throughout the space, which is where shower accessories come into play.

Shower arms are great shower accessories that can blend into your current bathroom design and match your shower head. You can choose between the cylindrical or cubed design to ensure your design flows throughout your showering space. The advantage to these shower accessories is that they lengthen the distance of the shower head, ensuring you can make the most of your large shower and enjoy a great showering experience.

Luxurious Options

Shower jets are the luxurious shower accessories you can get that can turn your shower into a spa-inspired theme. The jets come in square or round designs to blend in with your bathroom offering you an invigorating showering experience and ensuring your entire body gets wet while you shower. It doesn’t get any better than this.

These shower accessories can be added to existing showers or be included in new shower designs. They can give the bathroom that “wow” factor and ensure your bathroom makes a statement in your home.

Shower accessories are designed to make your showering experience convenient and enjoyable, they are finished to the highest quality and complement the shower ensuring your shower always offers the very best showering experience.

Walk In Shower Enclosures Are a Modern and Stylish Shower Choice


2013 is a year of luxurious and spa inspired bathrooms. Everyone is aiming for the modern bathroom design and when installing a shower, the walk in shower enclosure is the modern design you were looking for. These walk in shower enclosures are a great choice for both large and smaller bathroom designs.

The walk in shower enclosure are stylish and elegant offering all bathrooms that modern finish. Being made from clear glass they allow light to flow freely, helping you achieve the light and bright bathroom space that ensures your bathroom has a spacious feel.

walk in shower enclosures

walk in shower enclosures

Don’t get me wrong walk in shower enclosures are not only for the ultra-modern bathroom design, they blend in beautifully in a traditional bathroom. They have a clear glass pane of glass and a chrome bar which attaches it to the wall, it’s stylish, modern and minimalistic and works beautifully in any bathroom design.

The Plus Side

The biggest advantage about the walk in shower enclosures is the fact there is no door, making them great for the more compact bathroom design. You don’t have to worry that the door will swing open and knock against another bathroom item and they have a large opening for getting in and out of the shower.

Design

The walk in shower enclosures are available in three exciting design choices. There is the standard which is minimalistic in design with straight edges that fits against a wall on the one side.

The second choice is the curved walk in shower enclosures, they are also minimalistic in design offering that gentle curve which enhances your bathroom when you have used rounded baths, basins and toilets.

The last choice is the walk in shower enclosures with side panel. The panel ensures there is no water leakage when you need a larger shower space. Also finished in clear glass in blends in with your shower enclosure perfectly.

Shower Placement

It doesn’t matter what shower enclosure you choose, where you place your shower in the bathroom is the most important factor. You want to ensure you maximise your floor space, this is why so many smaller bathrooms choose a corner position.

Take advantage of the side and inline panels available to ensure your shower doesn’t leak and that you have a stunning bathroom design that makes a statement in your home.

Shower Enclosures for the Smaller Bathroom Space


I think one of the hardest things to do is design a smaller bathroom. In a year where everyone is designing spa-inspired and luxury bathrooms, those stuck with compact bathrooms have to decide how to make the space work for them.

In a smaller bathroom environment you have to be so careful where you place your bathroom products and it’s essential you ensure that there are no products that obstruct other products. For example, if you choose a pivot or hinged shower door for a smaller bathroom, these doors could swing open and bang into your vanity or even toilet. If this happens the entry may be obstructed, this could leave you trying to squeeze into a small opening when getting in and out of your shower.

This is why when choosing shower enclosures in a small bathroom space, you should choose those that don’t swing open and there are a number of options available.

Sliding Door Shower Enclosures

The sliding door shower enclosures are one of the top choices when finding a shower door that doesn’t swing open. It helps you maximise your floor space in smaller bathrooms and they are modern and stylish in design.

Sliding Shower Enclosures

Sliding Door Shower Enclosures

The sliding door shower enclosure slides on a rail located at the top and bottom of the shower, they are easy for everyone in the family to use and reduce the risk of water leaking onto your floor while showering.

Bi-Fold Door Shower Enclosures

The bi-fold door shower enclosures are also a top choice. These shower doors also work on rail system like the sliding door shower enclosures except that they fold up, just like a concertina file.

Bi-fold shower door

Bi-fold Shower Door

The doors fold in towards the shower rather than out, so they don’t compromise your floor space. These shower enclosures are also sleek and stylish and blend in beautifully with any bathroom design.

Walk In Shower Enclosures

The walk in shower enclosures are a modern choice and unlike the sliding door shower enclosures, these do not have any doors but rather an opening with a lip that ensures water doesn’t leak out while showering.

walk in shower enclosures

Walk in shower enclosures

Whichever you choose, whether it’s the sliding door shower enclosures, bi-fold or walk in option, you can maximise your floor space and ensure that your smaller bathroom layout works for you.

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.

Are You Having Problems Finding The Perfect Shower?


Are you having problems finding the perfect shower for your bathroom?  So many designs to choose from and so many enclosures available, finding the perfect fit can seem a little daunting.

Of course you don’t want your shower to be so big it overpowers your bathroom at the same time you don’t want it so small it gets lost in the space.  Another important thing is you want to place your shower where you want it.

Measure, Measure and Then Measure Again

The first place to start when looking for a shower for your bathroom is to measure the space available.  I always work to a detailed bathroom layout with all the measurements in place enabling me to find the right bathroom products that will blend in beautifully with my overall design.

You may prefer the idea of having a rectangular shower tray in the corner of your bathroom, but once you have used a shower enclosure side panel on one side and the walls on the other two sides, you realise that the door you have chosen is that little bit too small.  This is not the train smash, you do not have to choose another door.  Shower enclosure inline panels are the ideal solution enabling you to seal off the space making it watertight.

quadrant shower doors

Design

Personally when I look at a bathroom, I get a clear indication of the size shower I want and where I want to place it.  With so many great designs available I can choose corner showers, sliding door options, hinged door options and even elegant walk in designs.

Often once I have my tray and enclosure, I realise that the two don’t fit perfectly together.  Again the shower enclosure inline panels are a solution, enabling me to have any shower design I choose.

Enclosures

One of my favourite shower enclosures for the modern bathroom design is the walk-in options.  The reason for this is they are minimalistic, elegant and sophisticated.  Not to mention there is no door you need to worry about opening and closing.

The walk-in shower enclosures work beautifully with either square or rectangular shower trays and when they don’t fit perfectly, I use the shower enclosure inline panels to seal off the tray making it watertight.

The shower enclosure inline panels are a slim pane of clear glass that slots in next to your shower door enclosure, without ruining the overall design of the shower.

Affordable Shower Designs


There are four things you need for any shower design. You need your shower tray, shower enclosure, shower head and controls. In order to make things more affordable and easier, there are a choice of shower sets available.

Once you have chosen the right tray for your bathroom design and combined it with a shower enclosure you can start concentrating on the shower sets. Shower sets are not only affordable, but are convenient especially in a bathroom that is shared by a number of people.

The shower sets include thermostatic controls, a rod which is mounted vertically to the wall which holds the shower head. When you have people using the shower which are all different heights, the ability to adjust the height of the shower head can add functionality to the space, ensuring they have the best possible showering experience.

shower sets at kings bathroom ltd.

There are a number of shower sets available in a choice of great designs which you can blend into your overall design with ease. There are round ones for the traditional bathroom and then flat round ones for the modern bathroom, not to mention the minimalistic square options available.

When you think affordability, convenience and functionality for your shower, shower sets are the easiest option available. If you want to add a wow factor you can always incorporate shower jets which will give your bathroom that spa-inspired design on a minimal budget.

These days we are all trying to save money wherever possible, but home improvements and renovations are essential in increasing the value of your property. You can turn your bathroom into a masterpiece without breaking the bank and the shower sets are just one of the ways you can achieve this.

The twin concealed thermostatic shower valve and rail kit is one of my favourite choices when it comes to the shower sets. The controls are a plate mounted on the shower wall with two dials, very stylish indeed. The shower set itself comprises of a rail with a rectangular and minimalistic shower head which is not only stylish, but very sophisticated and elegant and will blend in beautifully with any bathroom design.

For a traditional bathroom design you may prefer the kit 7 design which comprises of an exposed thermostat with two dials, one to manage your water pressure and the other the temperature. Mounted to the rail is a round shower head which will blend in to any traditional bathroom design.

Make Your Shower Design Something Special


Many homes struggle with their bathroom design because they are working with limited space. This isn’t a surprise these days as bathrooms seem to be getting smaller by the year.

What options do you have? Well the first is to install a shower rather than a bath, but just because you have to have a shower doesn’t mean that it can’t be something special. There are so many options available when it comes to the shower trays available, the enclosures, the shower heads or sets and even stunning shower jets that can give you a completely luxurious showering experience.

In order to make your shower something special in the smaller bathroom design I suggest a square or rectangular shower tray combined with bi fold door shower enclosures.

bi-fold shower enclosure door

The reason I love the bi fold shower door enclosures is that they work on a concertina effect, which is unique and stylish. The doors fold away to the side of the shower offering you a large opening for getting in and out. Also the design is unique, it stands out and it’s very elegant for any bathroom design.

Another reason for choosing the bi fold door shower enclosures rather than the hinged or pivot door design is that they don’t swing open into the bathroom space, by folding inwards towards the shower and opening to one side completely, you can maximise the amount of floor space you have without the concern that your door will swing open and get caught on an obstacle.

Can you imagine having a swinging door that opens only part way because your vanity or toilet is in the way? That’s an inconvenience you do not have to deal with when choosing these bi fold shower door enclosures.

The next thing to look at is the shower head you want to install. There are fantastic designs available which will blend in with all your other fixtures and fittings such as the large square shower heads or the star designed shower head, really making the space special.

Shower sets are also a great way to go, enabling you to find the right design for your bathroom at an affordable price and leaving some budget over for your shower jets. The jets are mounted in your shower wall at heights that ensure that the spray covers your body with warm pressured water, just another way to turn your shower design into a unique and special space.

Are Quadrant Shower Enclosures the Best Choice For Compact Bathrooms?


When it comes to designing a compact bathroom there is one thing that stands in your way and that is the space you have available. Careful layout, using carefully chosen bathroom products and measuring everything is the only way to get the bathroom design you are hoping for.

One of the best compact bathrooms I have ever seen really made the most of the small space available. It was a galley style bathroom, very long and thin. When you walked in the door which was on the one side of the bathroom area you were faced with a good sized vanity in white which incorporated a stylish basin.

p-shaped quadrant shower enclosures

P Shaped Quadrant Shower Enclosure

The entire bathroom was painted in brilliant white which really made the space feel light, bright and airy. Above the basin was a window which allowed some light, but didn’t bounce throughout the space.

Next to the basin was the toilet and then opposite the toilet they had chosen a quadrant shower enclosure with tray which fitted into the corner position with ease.

Opposite the window, next to the door they had placed a large bathroom mirror with lights which helped reflect any light into the bathroom.

Make the Most of the Space

Being limited on the bathroom space available can make turning your compact bathroom into a dream bathroom very difficult. It’s how you use the space that counts.

Quadrant shower enclosures that fit to a quadrant shower tray is the first step in the right direction. These are designed for the corner in mind, either in a square or rectangular design with a stylish curved front that adds that elegance to your overall design.

Then your basin. Every bathroom needs storage space so adding a vanity which includes a basin is a space saving option which also helps reduce the clutter in the bathroom, enabling you to have ample storage. This way you don’t end up with towels strewn across the floor and toiletries everywhere. The neater the better, especially when working with such a small space.

Taking the quadrant shower enclosures, vanity units with basins and a back to wall toilet are all ways to maximise the space available. Be sure to paint or tile your bathroom in a light colour, white works best but natural tones are a top choice this year. Add a large window to allow the natural light to flow through the space and enjoy your light, bright and spacious bathroom design.

Elegant Shower Choices


Showers are becoming a top choice on bathroom designs due to their convenience and water saving ability. Did you know that when you shower you only use a fraction of the water you would have used if you had soaked in a hot bath?

Another reason that showers are becoming a top choice is because you can add touches of luxury, making them a welcome addition to any bathroom, such as the jets which spray water at you from various angles, depending on where you have placed them.

Top Choices

There are a number of shower choices that really have that “wow” factor. Some of the best I have seen include a wet room design with enormous picture window to one side. The window looks over a lake where the views appear never ending.

Sliding shower door

Frameless Sliding Shower Door

The great thing about this design is there are no shower doors, no tray and yet, in some cases a wet room can be a nightmare. Though they do work well in smaller bathroom spaces.

Another of the top choices was an enormous oval bath freestanding in the middle of the bathroom floor on fake grass, there was a huge window to the side of the bathroom overlooking a forest, really welcoming the outdoors into the room. Above the bath on the ceiling was a large round shower head which sprayed water directly into the bath. This design was both elegant, stylish and practical offering both the ability to shower or bath, depending on your preference.

For the Smaller Bathrooms

Of course these lavish shower designs are not always practical for our bathrooms, especially when you live in the city areas and having a huge picture window will only welcome the neighbours eyes.

Some of the best designs I have seen yet include the bow sliding door shower trays, these are rectangular trays with a gentle curve. The tray was placed against a back wall in the corner facing into the bathroom and combined with the stunning sliding doors which didn’t compromise on any floor space.

All the items in the bathroom included the gentle curve you found on the bow sliding door shower trays, carrying the design throughout the space and really complimenting the room.

Whether you choose the bow sliding door shower trays or another of the shower trays available it’s so important you always take your floor space into consideration when choosing your shower tray. The sliding doors don’t open into the space and that is why they are always a top choice in the smaller bathroom designs.