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Shower heads that create the perfect bathroom focal point

If you care to trawl through our web pages which display shower heads you will see no less than 115 of them and they all do what they have been designed to do. However, we are showing just four of these which will definitely drench you with water when taking a shower, but they also will create a focal point for your bathroom.

The Grohe Euphoria Cube Headshower is undoubtedly a stylish shower head and is offered at a very affordable price. It has a generous wide shower head and you have the trademark Grohe Rain setting, which gives the user a comfortable and relaxing shower experience. The high chrome finish together with the brisk geometric lines is sure to be a focal point as well as being a very efficient shower head. The head has a specially formulated treatment to repel the build-up of dirt and lime scale

We can be sure that just like so many products form this innovative company, the Hansgrohe Raindance Rainfall 150 Shower Head will be the centre of conversation for friends when they first see it. Not only is it eye catching, but it is also offers a super experience when taking a shower. This truly ingenious design ensures a wide, powerful spray from its uniquely formed spout. If you are looking for a focal point for your bathroom, this fits the bill perfectly.

The Phoenix Shower Blade 2 with Waterfall is a quality product that fit into a minimalistic bathroom with ease. The range of products from Phoenix has got a stunning unique shape and can rightly claim to have clean stylish lines which we are certain that you will cherish and enjoy every moment you spend under its rejuvenating cascade. The compact blade will work at a low pressure of just one bar, easy to clean and is guaranteed against any manufacturing defects for five years.

Imperial Bathrooms are noted for their leading classically designed bathroom products and by choosing Imperial items for you bathroom you can be certain that you will own something unique; an example of true British craftsmanship. Nothing is mass produced and items can often take days to produce each hand crafted piece. The Imperial Bathrooms Aqueous 8 inch Fixed Shower Head has been skilfully designed to produce an impressive flow, it is hard wearing and very dependable. Available with a classic chrome finish or an attractive Antique Gold finish it is simple to install and easy to clean. It comes with a 5-year guarantee and is offered at our unbeatable price tag.

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Shower heads that are made to impress!

A shower head is a functional device that is seen on every shower, but it can be very striking too, so why not take a look at these fantastic shower heads that were made to impress.

We illustrate just three of these and for a shower head that will get your family and friends talking, the Pegler Star fixed shower head & arm is guaranteed to do that. This chrome head is modernist in design, but above all it is very functional as well as being contemporary. The shower head offers the user four different choices of spray pattern; this multi-mode shower head produces a gentle stream or a torrent of refreshing water, all dependent upon the preference of the user. The Pegler is unique as well as being very attractive, perfect for any size of shower enclosure certain to be modern and appealing, but very easy to clean. As with all Pegler shower accessories and fixtures, this shower head comes with a full five-year warranty from any manufacturing defects.

Pegler Star fixed shower head & arm

Another modern looking shower head but with a difference is the Hansgrohe Raindance Rainfall 180 Air 2jet Overhead Shower. Whilst this shower head is guaranteed to make an impression to all who see it, above it is the two different spray settings that will impress the user. The Flood Jet gives a wide, generous spray to ensure a relaxing soak, while the gentle blend of air and water of the RainAir gives a more relaxing, mist-like experience. A water pressure of 2 bars is necessary to enable the system to work and the head is offered in either white or chrome finish.

Hansgrohe Raindance Rainfall 180

The third of our choices is the Grohe Rain Shower F-Series Celling Shower and is designed to give the user a customised shower experience. It has been cleverly designed to be almost invisible and because it uses GROHE’s brilliant DreamSpray technology, this distributes the spray evenly and efficiently across the nozzle, and is very easy for the user to adjust for perfect flow rate. What is important in any shower head is the ease of cleaning and the GROHE is designed for that, add to that the SpeedClean system, this will ensure that her is no build-up of timescale.

Grohe Rain Shower F-Series Celling Shower

Showering the next Level – The Space

As we have mentioned previously, there is a trend of more people opting for showers over a bath, when it comes to bathroom design. The number of baths sold have dropped whilst showers have increased. Manufacturers have also noticed this trend and responded by offering a huge range of showers, shower enclosures and wet room options to help you create your perfect bathroom.

Standalone shower enclosures are a fantastic choice for any bathroom, allowing you space and movement when you shower. They are considered safer than a shower over a bath, and easy to use for people with mobility issues. Plus many shower enclosures come in a range of designs so they can fit any space and work with traditional or contemporary designs.

Matki Curved Corner Sealed enclosure

Shower trays, for standalone shower enclosures can be made from cast stone or heavyweight acrylic in a number of different colours such as the Simpsons Grey Slate Textured Shower Tray. These trays have a lead time of 3-5 days which mean you don’t have to wait to fit your shower enclosure. They have a water tight seal with adequate drainage, so no water escapes from the enclosure. Choose from compact designs with just a small shower tray or a luxurious design which also has more room for one or more people and also a drying tray.

Simpsons Black Shower Tray

To fit your shower enclosure choose from, different sizes and configurations. All enclosures are water tight and come with a choice of openings including; sliding doors, pivot doors and bi-fold doors. Designs can be created to fit the space you have.

Matki Curved Double Shower enclosure

It looks like the UK is heading towards the trend of European style wet rooms. Developments and newer technology have meant that it is now much easier and cheaper to transform your bathroom into a wet room. Kudos Showers described as the “Art of Showering” have a fantastic high quality range which you can use to build a wet room.

Kudos wetroom

The rooms are waterproofed (tanked) and fitted with a walk in shower, they can be fitted with shower screens but it is not necessary. The floor is gently sloped so water can drain away into one spot, away from the toilet or sink, so these areas remain dry. By using non-porous bathroom tiles like ceramic or porcelain, it stops mould and damp being created in the tiles and grout. If you opt for porous tiles you will have to have them treated.

There are a number of benefits to Turing your bathroom into a wet room.

It will open up your bathroom and create a more usable space. This works especially well in smaller bathrooms, as it stops the room feeling claustrophobic. It is also helpful for those with mobility issues.

The luxurious lifestyle of a wet room, works well with contemporary designs and there are a number of touches which add to that; such as underfloor heating and high quality finishes for the tiles.

As well as aesthetics, wet rooms can be beneficial to your home, correctly fitted you will be protected from moisture and damp which can damage walls. Finishes are also long lasting which means you don’t have to worry about replacing your wet room floor.

Manhatten Wetroom

 

Grand Designs Watch – The Underground House

Episode 2 of the latest Grand Designs series see London couple building a Hollywood Hills style mansion in the heart of the capital. Not really the place you would expect. However to fit their house of their dreams into the small plot of land they bought one floor is to be underground.

The logistics of the project see them pushing their neighbours to the limit, by excavating into their land, which see knocking down the walls of their 17 neighbours. It’s fraught with delays and lots of negotiations with everyone individually. The project is scheduled to take a year, but as you know with all projects, they rarely finish on time or even before time.

The ambitious project saw the couple adding underground, a swimming pool, gym, nanny flat and a guest bedroom using natural light from above. Their project for a Hollywood Hills style home is set on a budget so that means some things will be sacrifices, the question is what?

The sleek and modern bathroom, is high style and high function. Something that wouldn’t be a miss in a celebrity bathroom in Hollywood. Adding the much needed light is an illuminated mirror from Roper Rhodes, with other accents being supplied from Phoenix, Grohe and Crosswater with the fixtures and fittings. You can find these great pieces on our Grand Designs page if you want to recreate this stylish look for your home.

Grand designs Srs 9 ep 2

For more Grand Designs Inspiration, check out our Pinterest Featured on: Grand Designs board.

ClearGreen Freestanding Baths

More of us are becoming conscious of the environment that we live in and there is an effort by many to change the way in which we buy products, to ensure that we are as “green” as we can be. At UK Bathrooms we have always tried to source eco products and the latest eco friendly freestanding baths are just some of the products that we offer.

Our latest from Bradford Based Clearwater is another eco friendly and positively green idea, and their baths will give a new and entirely different level of comfort and sustainability. For one thing the bath its self will retain the heat in the water for a period of 30 minutes longer than a standard bath, the baths themselves are constructed in an entirely new way as well. They are very tough and resilient withstanding a remarkable 2.3 tonnes pressure on the base which is manufactured from encapsulated recycled composite for the baseboard which is stronger than the chipboard used on normal acrylic baths and it has the advantage of being green as well.

The ClearGreen Freefuerte Oval Freestanding Bath is one of the collection from Clearwater and is available in two variants, covered freestanding or skinless. This beautiful eco friendly bath with be an eye catching addition to any bathroom which has a capacity of 132 litres.

Clearwater Battello Natural Stone Traditional Bath

There is something about seeing a freestanding bath that oozes elegance and takes one back to a time when the pace of life was more relaxed, when we did not have to do everything at running speed as though our lives depended on it. The elegant lines that some of the retro styling baths display is naturally easy on the eye and is in stark contrast to the sharp angles of some later periods.

The Clearwater Battello Bath displays elegance as it sits upon the chromium classic feet but what really catches the eye is the beautiful elliptical curve seen on the lip which in turn dips gently down at the centre. This in itself offers an easy and convenient way to access the bath and adds to the classic look of the bath. The Clearwater Battello is manufactured from natural stone and is supplied with two tap holes that will accommodate a variety of taps and to complete the retro appearance a Victorian style “telephone2 style hand shower mixer would complete stunning appearance. The taps and wastes are not included in the special low price and the bath carries a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Grohe Aria Bath Shower Mixer Valve

In common with other products in the Grohe range the Aria is a well balanced and an elegant bath shower mixer, neatly wall mounted and finished in high chrome. But, above all the Aria is a technically advanced unit which is designed to give years of trouble free service and uses ceramic discs to eliminate those annoying drips and the need to replace washers.

The Grohe Aria Bath Shower Mixer Valve is designed to give balanced hot and cold water supply and setting the right temperature for your bath or shower is child’s play. Fitted with a mousser aerator with an integrated non return valve, the unit is being offered at £210.99 which includes VAT and is a discounted over the recommended price of £324.70; the recommended working pressure is 1.0 bar.