Posted on: 6th Mar 2014
When your wall cabinet is overflowing and you can't remember what colour your shower tiles are supposed to be, it might be time for a spring clean in your bathroom!
For many spring cleaning has become a thing of the past, but the grime and germs that accumulate in your bathroom continue to linger. Cleaning the bathroom is the cornerstone of any good spring cleaning routine, but facing the dust and clutter that's gathered over the winter months can be daunting. That's why it's so important to divide your bathroom cleaning routine, breaking each day into a series of manageable tasks. Once you've finished you'll feel the effect of a cleaner bathroom throughout your entire home.
Clearing unwanted Bathroom Clutter
The first step in any efficient bathroom cleaning routine is to clear away the unnecessary clutter that you hoard in bathroom cabinets. Bathroom storage spaces can often be neglected during a cursory bathroom cleaning session because everything is conveniently hidden behind closed doors. Since you're not confronted with mess in your bathroom cabinets on a daily basis, there's no motivation to clear it away, and it's simply a case of out of sight out of mind.
Unfortunately messy cabinets are a breeding ground for misplaced items, festering smells, and underutilised space. You should empty out each drawer and cabinet and decide whether the contents are truly necessary items. Once you have the contents of the cabinet spread out before you, it will be easier to sort through the flotsam and jetsam
Posted on: 4th Mar 2014
When browsing through bathroom designs, many retailers and designers will proudly show off sanitary ware and furniture in bathrooms that appear to be the size of the entire ground floor of your home! Obviously, this is done so that products can be presented in the best possible setting. However, in reality, most bathrooms in the UK are quite small and our customer bathroom gallery provides evidence to back this up!
So, how is it possible to get that chic look without overcrowding the small space you have available?
If your bathroom is no bigger than a postage stamp, here are 6 top style tips to help you decorate your compact space.
1. Corner Toilet
When you have a small bathroom it’s essential that you maximise the space you have available. So, rather than sticking the toilet in the corner, flush against the wall, losing the space down one side, why not get a corner unit like the Palm Corner Close Coupled Toilet?
Every bit of space you can muster will help with the overall look of the bathroom and there are always wall hung and back to wall toilets if you don’t want a big cistern or pedestal getting in the way.
Using mirrors in small rooms to create the illusion of space has to be one of the oldest tricks in the book. That said, it's still an effective one.
Be careful though, as using lots of mirrors could end up ruining the style you’ve gone for in the first place. An L-shaped mirror in the corner is often the best bet
Posted on: 27th Feb 2014
Everyone has their favourite bathroom style with a feature that’s of great importance to them and something that they just can’t be without. For many it’s the bathtub. Nothing can compare to taking time out of a busy day and simply relaxing and unwinding in a bath. For some, it’s the only point of the day where time slows down and they can pause for thought and reflection. For some the opposite is true – it’s a time to clear the mind of all thoughts.
If you’re the sort of person that holds the bath as the holy grail of your bathroom and want it to take centre stage, Victoria Plumb has the solution for you. With a wide range of gorgeous freestanding, roll top baths on offer, it won’t be long before you’re enjoying your new luxurious bathtub. Style is personal to every individual; so are a few things to consider when trying to achieve your luxurious look.
Feet or no Feet?
One of the main defining features of a bath is whether they have legs and feet supporting the tub. Having legs on your bathtub can provide a traditional, regency look to your bathroom and add a small, yet effective, piece of intricate detail that screams luxury
Posted on: 24th Feb 2014
While doing up the house, a lot of people focus on the bedroom or the living room while neglecting the bathrooms. If you tend to do this, you might be missing out on a lot. Think about it - bathrooms are the place where you look at yourself the first time in the day, it's where you spend most of your morning getting ready, and it's also where you unwind after a hard day with a nice long bath.
Unlike other rooms, you needn't worry about furniture or upholstery, but lighting is one of the most important factors to be considered while decorating your bathroom. Making use of natural light is the easiest way to transform a regular washroom into something you see in magazines. Too much artificial light has a harsh effect on the room and can even make you look drawn and sallow - something that you definitely don't want the first thing in the morning. Natural sunlight brings a lot of positive energy and makes it easy to shave, put on makeup or try out a new look.
Here are some simple ways to make the most of natural light in bathrooms.
1. Go pristine: White reflects light, so it is an excellent choice if you want a subtle yet well-lit washroom
Posted on: 17th Feb 2014
This competition is now closed.
We’ve teamed up with Hillarys – the UK’s leading made-to-measure blind company – to give one lucky winner a complete bathroom makeover worth £1,500!
The winner will receive:
£500 to spend on our range of superb bathroom suites, stylish bathroom furniture and gorgeous baths.
£500 to spend on stylish window coverings at Hillarys. Why restrict yourself to a white roller blind, when you could go for a stylish option like faux wood Venetian blinds?
£500 to spend on tiles from Topps Tiles.
It's easy to enter. Just head to Hillarys' Facebook Page for more details.
Bathroom Windows? We've got them covered!
If you have already bought your suite and have windows that need attention, Hillarys stock a wide range of blinds and shutters, not to mention curtains and awnings. With over 850 stunning designs and superb fabrics to choose from you’ll find something that complements your Victoria Plumb bathroom perfectly.
Not only do Hillarys have a huge range of options, they also offer made-to-measure window coverings through their bespoke Signature Service. This includes a convenient home appointment with an expert advisor, who will understand your exact needs and offer advice on how to provide a fresh look in line with your budget