Posted on: 19th Dec 2014
Winter really is a time for unwinding and spending your hours cosied up inside in the warmth. Relaxation is the key and what better way to de-stress, than a luxurious soak in your very own freestanding bath.
As luck would have it, here at victoriaplumb. com we have just launched three absolutely gorgeous, new freestanding baths! So let's dive in and take a closer look!
Camberley Single Ended Slipper Bath
Slipper baths were originally designed in Victorian times to give privacy to the bather, especially where servants might be present. So you can understand the kind of high regard these types of baths were held in. These days, traditional style baths are making a real comeback, with people yearning for the classic styles of yesteryear.
The Camberley Slipper Bath combines all those classic design elements, to provide you with statement, centrepiece bath to be proud of. With intricately-detailed dragon claw feet and a simply beautiful style, it can be yours for the special introductory price of just £439!
If you like this bath but aren't sure whether a slipper design is right for you, you'll be pleased to hear we also stock a non-slipper version!
Curve High Back Freestanding Bath
From the traditional, we now come bang up to date! The Curve has all the features you would expect from a contemporary freestanding bath. Manufactured from high quality acrylic, with smooth, soft lines and gentle curves, this bath will certainly add a real wow factor to your bathroom!
Like the Camberley, the Curve also features a high back to help support the back, neck and shoulders - giving you a luxuriously relaxing and very comfortable bath. This is now onsite at victoriaplumb
Posted on: 25th Nov 2014
There are many things to think about when you redecorate a bathroom and one of the main things you'll need to focus on is the placement of the bath.
If you plan on repositioning your bath or moving it to a new location, it might not be as easy as you think! So here are 4 things to take into consideration:
1. Can you supersize your bath?
Perhaps one of the easiest things to do is to invest in a larger bath. Making it bigger, if space will allow, is a great way to alter the look of the room and to enhance your bathing experience. You also won’t need to worry about the plumbing as you’ll be keeping it in the same place but simply eliminating a little space in front or behind the bath.
Top Tip: If you feel you don't have enough room for a freestanding tub, why not go for a back to wall bath, like the Camberley (pictured)?
2. Is it near a plumbing connection?
If you don't have a lot of money to work with, you’ll need to ensure you don’t need to move the plumbing connections. The cost of a bathroom remodelling job shoots up dramatically when you have to change water connections. It’s the one thing you don’t always consider when you’re choosing a placement for the bath.
Posted on: 27th Oct 2014
When the time comes to update our bathroom, there’s a world of new features revealed to us. From the whirlpool bath to the walk-in shower, installing a modern bathroom can be a process which brings plenty of positive changes with it.
One of the most exciting and enjoyable additions to a bathroom is the bath tub itself. This is the rock upon which a dream bathroom is formed. Here, we take a look at the benefits of a good bath; giving several reasons why investing in a quality design will do wonders for the overall success of your bathroom.
Relax & take it easy
Many of us today use our bathrooms as a space based primarily on utility. We'll take our morning shower, clean our teeth and move on. A bathroom on which you've spent time can be as enjoyable a space as your living room or bedroom. On those long days when you arrive home from work and need nothing more than a long period of relaxation, it’s to your bathroom that you should turn.
There are few things more relaxing than stepping into a deep and warm bath with a glass of wine and a good book
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