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
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.
Most bathtubs have feet that elevate them above the floor, helping to reduce the risk of damp and mildew. On panelled baths these are out of sight and are usually plain and purely functional. If you opt for a free-standing bath you can make them more decorative. This doesn't mean they have to be overly ostentatious or ornate if that does not suit your personality.
Chrome ball feet (as pictured) can make an attractive choice for a contemporary bathroom while traditional dragon or clawed feet can be ideal for a more classic look.
Choosing the Right Taps
The taps you choose can have a massive effect on the overall look of your bath and the entire room