Posted on: 16th Apr 2014
The Princeton Bathroom Suite sits firmly at the forefront of modern bathroom design combining excellent value, quality and practicality. With its thin edge and strong angular features it’s ideal for creating your very own stylish family bathroom.
The Princeton Close Coupled Toilet with its striking rectangular shape, is designed with a water-saving reduced flush of just 4. 5 litres, making it eco-friendly too. Reduced from £379 to only £189. 99, it’s luxury you can afford.
For an even more modern look, we have the Princeton Back to Wall Toilet (£159. 99) or the Princeton Wall Hung Toilet (£149. 99) offering you the ideal item to suit any bathroom. The design allows for easy cleaning, leaving you with an efficient and sleek stylish toilet
Posted on: 15th Apr 2014
If rooms of neutrals, meticulously coordinated colour schemes or modern minimalistic approaches aren't your idea of a fantasy interior design scheme, then chances are Quirky Cool interior style applies to you!
What is Quirky Cool?
Quirky Cool brings together your own unique, individual taste with undertones of contemporary trends that lend a cool and urban slant to modern design. Think 'New Girl', 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Girls' as examples of this stewing pot of geek chic, cosy functionality, retro infusions, striking pops of colour and mixing and matching pieces that make every corner, shelf and wall an element of interest. For bathrooms, this means texture, colour, vintage influences and splashes of contemporary edginess that ensure your quirky cool personality flows throughout every room of your home.
Whether you're looking to revamp your entire bathroom suite, give your shower a modest makeover or simply add a few accessories to bring your bathroom back to life, there’s more than one way to make your bathroom the quirky cool retreat you dream of.
See if this is the style for you and get started on creating your very own bathroom haven.
Camberley Bathroom Suite
Start off with a Quirky Cool Bathroom Suite
Sometimes all it takes is that one print, that small cushion, those eye-catching ornaments, to get your creative juices flowing.
For the quirky cool style, Victoria Plumb has a host of vintage-inspired suites to make the foundation of a unique room that you can really put your own stamp on. The Camberley Bathroom Suite Range is an example of a traditional suite that exudes vintage appeal through taps, intricate details and old-fashioned touches that are subtly charming.
Go for texture and pattern through tiles and distinctive wall treatments, or play with the space in unconventional ways to make it more modern. For a more contemporary suite, try the Montreal Family Bathroom Bundle from Victoria Plumb for a clean and elegant option you can build your look upon through bold accessories and clashing fixtures and fittings
Posted on: 12th Apr 2014
Everyone likes the idea of having a shower installed in their bathroom. Whether it is a top of the range 'wet room' style experience or the simple addition of a rail-based system that utilises the bathtub or shower enclosure, the ease of use and time saving aspects of taking a shower are an important lifestyle choice.
However, not all showers are equal and some can give quite a disappointing performance for a number of reasons.
So what are the five most common causes of a poor shower experience and what can you do to avoid them?
One of the great things about a shower is that it is a simple, quick and easy process. There is no time delay in waiting for a bathtub to fill up and no need to clean up much afterwards. However, a leaking shower can undo all of these advantages in seconds.
It could be the piping, feeding pressurised water to the head, the shower head itself or the enclosure/shower curtain that you use. If any of these parts leak you can find yourself with pools of water in the bathroom and a big clean up job to take care of.
Posted on: 8th Apr 2014
For luxury you can afford, we proudly introduce to you the new Chime Range of shower riser rail kits, exclusive to Victoria Plumb.
The key feature of this innovative range is the option to switch between an overhead and handheld shower. You can enjoy an invigorating and refreshing drench beneath the overhead shower and then, with the turn of a knob, change to the handheld shower for more focused cleansing. This can be especially useful for hair washing.
The overhead showers are also easily height and angle adjustable. They are especially suited to those with busy lifestyles who require flexibility, without compromising on style.
Clever Storage, Simple Installation
Another fantastic feature of this shower riser kit range is the integrated storage shelf, providing plenty of space for your showering essentials. This eliminates the need for any further drilling into your tiling to add a further shelf or rack - perfect for smaller bathrooms or loft conversions, where storage is at a premium.
Installation is simple as all valve parts are external to the wall and easy clean silicone nozzles means you spend less time maintaining the look and performance of your shower.
The final and most important feature is the incredibly low price
Posted on: 7th Apr 2014
Have you taken our Great British Home Challenge yet? If your result was "Uptown Chic" interior design style, welcome to a world of eclectic choices that make optimum use of available space in your bathroom.
Uptown Chic style creates self expression without clutter by blending quality design with a personal touch. It is inspired by New York living and, as mentioned in our "interview with the experts", comes to the UK through our TV screens in shows such as Sex and The City, Gossip Girl and that mid century style utopia that is Madmen. Let's dream a little and take a look at how to bring this coveted style from across the Atlantic into your bathroom, whatever the budget.
It's all about knowing what you want
Just like the characters in Sex and the City, Uptown Chic style is confident and decisive. It is a versatile approach to interior design, mixing cool and minimal high end designer furnishings with more personal accessories that will add character to your home.
Celebrate that stylish sensibility in the bathroom by opting for neutral tones of greys or eggshell blue on the walls. Accentuate with stark black and white or a dash of colour. Add slightly eccentric, yet chic, flourishes by featuring treasured items as if they're family heirlooms. Channel Carrie Bradshaw's approach to fashion and interior design by mixing traditional couture with up to the minute showpiece accessories
Posted on: 2nd Apr 2014
2014 is the year of the Great British Home for us at Victoria Plumb.
We want to inspire you, the great British public, to make the very most of your homes and help turn them into places that express your own personal tastes and designs. The bathroom is a key component in the make-up of any home and at Victoria Plumb our range of beautiful, designer suites and stylish yet functional storage will help make your home transformation all the easier.
UK Interior Design
As part of our celebration of the Great British Home we took inspiration from some intriguing stories we found around the web. For example, according to a Daily Mail article from 2013 "a whopping 4. 6 million of us are inspired by the homes in our favourite TV shows and spend our hard-earned cash trying to recreate them. "
We interviewed some of the top UK interior design bloggers such as Helen Powell, Abigail Ahern and Carole King and asked them their opinions on which TV series influence interior design, which home improvements make the greatest impact and which changes to the home benefit home workers the most? At Victoria Plumb, we understand that interior design doesn't just begin and end with the bathroom, but the styles you look to achieve in your most functional rooms, often spill over into other areas of the home. That's why we look at the latest trends across all aspects of interior design that help us craft our range of great value suites, furniture, baths and showers.
Take the Challenge!
Before you begin any home makeover, take our Great British Home Challenge! Just answer a handful of questions and we’ll let you know what type of interior design suits you best, along with the kinds of bathroom suite and accessories that match your tastes.
Are you a regal Lady Mary from Downton Abbey, appreciating the finer things in life and a lover of classic interior styles? Or maybe you’re more of a Joey Essex from TOWIE – always photo-ready and happy to make your friends “well jel” by showing off your “reem” home?
Share & Win!
Share your results with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and see if they agree