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: 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: 12th Aug 2014
For luxury you can afford, we proudly introduce to you the Chime Range of shower riser rail kits, exclusive to Victoria Plumb.
The key feature of this innovative range is the option to switch between an overhead and handheld shower. You can enjoy an invigorating and refreshing drench beneath the overhead shower and then, with the turn of a knob, change to the handheld shower for more focused cleansing. This can be especially useful for hair washing.
The overhead showers are also easily height and angle adjustable. They are especially suited to those with busy lifestyles who require flexibility, without compromising on style.
Clever Storage, Simple Installation
Another fantastic feature of this shower riser kit range is the integrated storage shelf, providing plenty of space for your showering essentials. This eliminates the need for any further drilling into your tiling to add a further shelf or rack - perfect for smaller bathrooms or loft conversions, where storage is at a premium.
Installation is simple as all valve parts are external to the wall and easy clean silicone nozzles means you spend less time maintaining the look and performance of your shower.
The final and most important feature is the incredibly low price
Posted on: 23rd Jul 2014
In the fast paced environment of the modern world a quick shower is becoming a staple of everyday life and a way to let off some steam after a busy day!
For many people the choice of shower is the most important element in the bathroom and with the range of choices available to the consumer it can be one of the most difficult.
To help with this difficult decision below are some of the most important considerations when purchasing a shower:
There are a multitude of sizes to select when picking a shower. The size and layout of the bathroom needs to be carefully considered. For example, if you want to upgrade to a power shower then you'll need to allow more room for the increase in water pressure.
If you're looking to install a shower tray, enclosures or shower bath, all the measurements need to be carefully considered beforehand. By drawing up a blueprint it can give a clear indication of how everything will fit into the bathroom.
Extra Tip: Why not use SketchUp 3D Design Software?
There is a mixture of style options to choose from when it comes to showers. If you are having a complete overhaul then the design of the shower enclosure is a treasure chest of ideas; from the walk-in style to a sliding door enclosure