Posted on: 1st Sep 2014
It’s that time of year again: Summer is now officially over and those little hell-raisers are finally going back to school!
If you’re a parent and you’ve relaxed your children’s routines during the holidays, you'll probably find yourself having to go back to much stricter hours of bath time and bed time. Getting your little treasures to readopt this regime can sometimes be hellish, but here a few tips from a fellow parent that might help:
1. Bath Time = Fun Time
Bath time should be a period of fun and enjoyment for your children. Take time out to chat and play with them. Ask them what they have got up to during the day and formulate some fun games to play (if you want to be sneaky, these can even be “learning games”!).
2. Spell it out
Make each step of the routine clear to your children. If the process goes tea time, wind-down time, bath time, bed time – make sure you stick to that. Don’t give in to small changes here and there.
Posted on: 28th Aug 2014
With those long, light days of summer fading into autumn, and evenings becoming darker earlier, the spotlight now falls on the lighting in our homes.
Bathroom lighting can often very conventional with one solitary bulb creating a bright but somewhat harsh illumination that lacks warmth and imagination. However. . . . the one thing that lighting in your bathroom doesn’t have to be is boring!
It’s amazing just how much difference the right type of light can make. So here are five unique options for you to try:
As the bathroom is more commonly used as a luxury room of relaxation, a chandelier would be a great choice. It doesn’t have to be a huge draping chandelier; they come in all different shapes and sizes
Posted on: 20th Aug 2014
If you're looking to create a traditional style bathroom, it can often be difficult finding furniture that really captures that bygone feel.
That's why our product designers here at Victoria Plumb created the beautiful Camberley Furniture Range - a traditional bathroom furniture collection with a modern twist!
Traditional Bathroom Furniture Options
Available in classic white or sage green, the Camberley Furniture Range has been designed in a shaker style, with simple yet beautiful styling and detail.
You'll find the following items included in the range:
Tall Storage Unit
Wall Mounted Cabinet
Traditional Furniture with a Modern Twist
The elegant period style of the Camberley Range makes it ideal for those wanting to create a more classical look, especially suitable for creating an Art Deco style bathroom. The beautifully crafted furniture features subtle detailing; for example, the basin unit includes a thin edge ceramic basin and nickel coated handles. Plus, all storage units feature soft closing doors & drawers to help prevent noise and wear & tear. A modern touch for a traditional furniture item!
This furniture range is designed to complement any of our traditional bathroom suite ranges such as the Camberley and Winchester Suites.
So whether you choose white or sage, the Camberley Furniture Range is guaranteed to add real sophistication to your bathroom!
Looking to create an Art Deco Style Bathroom? Take a look at the following resources on Love Bathrooms:
Art Deco Moodboard
Art Deco Inspiration
How to create Art Deco Inspired Home Infographic
Follow Victoria Plumb's board Art Deco Inspiration on Pinterest.
Posted on: 5th Aug 2014
Designing a bathroom is a lot of work and you’ll no doubt have your head turned by all the fantastic units and pieces of furniture available for this vital household space.
Gone are the days when a bathroom simply contained a basic suite with a wall mounted medicine cabinet or shelf; now you can choose from a range of features that include wall hung storage cupboards, vanity units with basins, laundry baskets and back to wall toilet units.
All this choice is great for those who want to get the most out of their bathroom but it does pose a few difficulties – the main one of which is ensuring you don’t go overboard and buy too much furniture that simply won’t fit in your bathroom.
It’s understandable that you want the best but filling your bathroom with storage units will just make it impractical and inaccessible; two words you really don't want associated with your bathroom! So, to help you create the perfect relaxing space in which to bathe, here’s how to work out just how much furniture your bathroom needs.
Look at the size of your bathroom and see how much room there is to play with. Take a variety of measurements such as the total floor space as well as the height of the walls and the amount of floor space needed to allow access to different areas. The amount of room you have to work with will not only determine the dimensions of the furniture items you choose but also the amount of furniture you can have too.
It is also worth remembering that rules over the distance certain appliances must be placed from electricity points will come into play with your design. Locating these points and working out how much room this takes off your total floor space is essential.
If you already have some new furniture in mind, take the dimensions and lay newspaper down to gauge the footprint
Posted on: 21st Jul 2014
It’s the 21st century and we're busier than ever, juggling multiple commitments such as work and family that barely a second moment can be spared. I’m sure that we all have a long list of things we wished we could do if only we had the time – and that includes taking a bath.
Taking a shower, however, is by far the more popular and widely used method for washing, taking up substantially less time versus taking a bath. Showers are therefore much more suited to our daily lives and require sufficiently less water, reducing both the financial and environmental impacts.
Are you a Bath Fan?
However, there’s a reason why most bathrooms still have a bath in them and that is because we love the luxury of them when we are actually able to take one. And rightly so! Baths can really help us unwind and slow down time, giving us space to think despite the demands of our hectic lives.
To satisfy this desire, Victoria Plumb offers a fantastic range of elegant freestanding bathtubs that will help anyone inject much-needed luxury into their home. Furthermore, there are few things that can be improved to ensure your baths are as eco-friendly as possible.
Acrylic baths help improve efficiency at retaining hot water, thus reducing your need to top up the bath with hot water, while thermostatic taps provide the highest level of control over water flow and temperature.
Lavish Roll Top Baths
Roll top baths have become a popular choice across a wide spectrum of styles ranging from a 30s Hollywood regency bathroom style to oriental style
Posted on: 1st Jul 2014
The bathtub is the centrepiece of your bathroom. There are many different styles available, from classic traditional roll top baths, spacious double-ended baths that allow two bathers to use the tub at once, luxurious corner baths and space-efficient single-ended straight baths.
The right shape and style for you will depend on your own personal tastes and also practical considerations such as the size and shape of your bathroom. You can customise your bath further by choosing taps, feet and other accessories that reflect your own personality and tastes.
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