Posted on: 15th Oct 2014
As the old Bob Dylan song goes "The times they are a-changing", and nowhere is this more true than in the nation's bathrooms, with more and more people ditching the traditional bathtub for a space and water-saving shower.
With our busy lives in these modern times, it's much quicker and more convenient to hop into an invigorating shower, rather than having to spend time filling a bath for our morning wash.
The days when whole families took it turns to have a weekly wash in the tub are gone and people now expect a shower to be in place pretty much wherever they live. And for those with restricted mobility, such as the elderly, climbing into a bath simply isn't practical.
However, for those of us who still love our baths, this doesn't mean our options are cut down. On the contrary! In fact, these days there are more options than ever!
No need for compromise
Whilst a shower potentially takes up less space, a bathtub may still be a necessity, especially when it comes to young children who need their daily bath routine, and as we get older, a bath is very welcome addition when it comes to soothing away those aches and pains.
With specially designed shower baths, that come with extra space at the shower end and a screen to prevent splashing, coupled with robust and beautiful tiling, you can have the best of both worlds when it comes to bathing and showering. Even a regular straight bath can be adapted with a handy folding bath screen, to house a modern shower.
The great thing is, these days, there is a choice to suit almost anyone when it comes to the design of your bathroom.
Modern shower options
If it's a shower you're after, there are now a variety of walk-in shower enclosures, which come with very low shower trays and no doors, to help aid accessibility
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 are 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.