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Did we get you? April Fools the Super Loo 1000

So the Super Loo 1000 from Umai Yarikata Toire (Magnificent Toilet) wasn’t real, we got you there, April Fools! So you don’t need to start about ripping out your bathroom suite and doing away with your showers and baths. However if you are looking for a new bathroom, then there is some fantastic new products which, themselves could almost be April Fools, but they are real and would make ideal additions to any bathroom!

The Leather Bath

For that added bit of luxury The Imperial Radison Cureo Cast Iron and Real Leather Bath really is a wonderful option. Yes that’s right a leather bath, the trim is made from a gorgeous chocolate leather strip which has been hand stitched and looks stunning. The bath is made from cast iron but the leather is what makes it unusual and would be a nice luxurious touch in a bathroom.

leather bath

The Speaker Bath

One of our favourite bits of top tech for the bathroom is the Kaldewei Soundwave Sound System for Baths. With this you can turn your bath into a giant speaker, all without getting electrocuted! In an effort to bring relaxation to the next level the bath uses Bluetooth to connect to either your iPad, iPhone, laptop or any Bluetooth enabled device and can play music through 6 acoustic panels.

speaker bath

The Madonna Radiator

Reminiscent of the conical bra worn my Madonna, the Madonna Radiator from Aeon really will add an intriguing touch to your bathroom. You might be warned to make sure you don’t poke an eye out with it though!

maddona radiator

The Lamp Shower

Quite ingenious really, the Axor LampShower 1jet overhead shower from Hansgrohe is a lampshade shape shower head, a bulb sits above the shower head lighting up your shower. Completely safe the integrated lighting is completely protected from the water so you won’t get any nasty shocks.

lamp showerhead

Contemporary bathroom lighting

When designing their dream bathroom many people forget about the lighting, but for us it is one of the most important decisions. The correct lighting can have a dramatic effect on a bathroom, turning it from a surgical and almost operation room like feel into an ambient, relaxing and colourful environment that you can enjoy time after time.

Here are some of our favourite lighting options for the bathroom:

Roper Rhodes Porto Illuminated LED Front Bath Panel

Roper Rhodes Porto Illuminated LED Front Bath Panel

This illuminated front bath panel from Roper Rhodes takes LED technology to a new level. Featuring 5 cool glow LED lights flush mounted into a high quality panel, these are perfect for creating a relaxing environment perfect for a night time soak. Available in gloss white and walnut finishes, the Roper Rhodes Illuminated bath panel is ideal for those looking to create their own bespoke bathroom.

As well as the front panel, there is also an option to have back and side panels along with matching corner posts making these products suitable for flush to wall or freestanding baths depending on your design.

Ideal Standard Moments Rectangular Designer Bath

Ideal Standard Moments Rectangular Designer Bath

For those who want to add a modern touch to their bathroom, the Ideal Standard Moments Designer Bath creates a great statement. Available in a range of configurations including front and back illuminated panels, and side storage units this bath looks great and is practical too.

The Ideal Standard Moments Designer Bath can be mounted flush to the wall or positioned in the centre of the room to create a freestanding fixture.

Unique Lighting Motion Sensor LED Light

Unique Lighting Motion Sensor LED Light

If your one of those people who get up in the night or have children that do then these handy motion sensor lights are a great way to not disturb people by turning the main lights on. These thin profile LED lights are easy to install and can be positioned just about anywhere.

The Unique Lighting Motion Sensor LED Light is activated when it senses movement and automatically turns itself off to save battery life. The waterproof design means that these lights are perfect for the bathroom and can even be used outdoors if required. Each light takes 4 AA batteries which can provide power to the device for up to a year before needing replacing.

The Unique Lighting Motion Sensor LED Light is available as a single unit or in a pack of three.

Grohe Nova LED Dual Flush Button

Grohe Nova LED Dual Flush Button

German company Grohe has long been associated with cutting edge technology and fantastic design and have done it again with the Grohe Nova LED Dual Flush Button. This contemporary piece features a dual flush module combined with a coloured LED ring perfect for illuminating your bathroom in the dark.

Choose the colour of the LED ring to match your bathroom or your mood, or pick a constantly changing spectrum it’s up to you. There is also a handy timer so that you can program the device when to come on and switch off to save energy.

Geberit Sigma 80 Touchless Dual Flush Plate 2

Geberit Sigma 80 Touchless Dual Flush Plate

Like something from a Sci-Fi movie, the Geberit Sigma 80 Touchless Dual Flush Plate is a marvel of technology and design. No longer just a feature reserved for high-end hotels and restaurants, this space age device can now feature in your own ultra-modern bathroom.

Using just the wave of a hand you can control whether you want a big flush or a small flush, and because you are not directly touching the device it ensures a hygienic and clean environment. This module is fully customisable with five different colours to choose from and you can also adjust the sensitivity to prevent accidental flushing.

This product requires mains power and the Geberit Sigma 80 Transformer to operate.