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Creating the perfect bathroom on a budget

It is always sensible to work to a budget, companies as well as governments’ do all the time or at least they should do! If your budget is a small one, then there is no reason why you still cannot have a classy bathroom and we illustrate a number of bathroom products that will help you to achieve this.

The Vitra Milton Close Coupled WC is a perfect example of installing a close coupled unit that has continental styling and it is one that will keep you well inside your budget. Vitra have produced a ceramic white and compact unit that is an example of the efficient use of space within the bathroom. The design of the WC means that it requires less water to flush than we see in conventional toilets, saving precious water and this also means that your metered water bill will be smaller. The flush button is conveniently placed on top of the cistern for ease of access.

Vitra Milton Close Coupled Toilet Suite

A clever way to combine a shower as well as a bath is through the GRP reinforced Lucite acrylic Essential P shower bath, which has a curved end to allow plenty of movement in the bath whilst taking a shower. The bath is available in either left or right handed versions according to where you have the bath situated. We also provide a matching curved shower bath screen with a chrome towel rail fitted to this, also included is the front and end panel; Essential P means it is perfect for bathing and showering.

Essential 'P' Curved Shower Bath Pack

Ideal Standard is world renowned for their leadership in innovation and style and the Alto range is testament to this. We have chosen the Alto basin which we believe will be the perfect basin for your budget bathroom. A number of options are available for this basin and these include three choices of size, one or two tap holes according to your particular choice of tap, a full or half pedestal. The Ideal Standard Alto Basin is offered in three widths, 500(w) x 435(d)mm 550(w) x 450(d)mm and 600(w) x 490(d)mm.

Ideal Standard Alto Basin

No bathroom budget or at the luxury end would be complete without a mirror and we believe that an illuminated mirror will not only make personal grooming easier, but it can also provide subtle lighting to the bathroom. There are a number of mirrors in the Roper Rhodes Clarity backlit collection and de-mister pads can be included on some models. The one we have suggested here is the Roper Rhodes Clarity Apollo Backlit Mirror which has brilliant illumination and a clean and crisp shape, which will complete your budget bathroom in style, which due to our unbeatable prices costs under £600.00.

Roper Rhodes Clarity Apollo Backlit Mirror

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

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Grand Designs Watch – The Old Cinema

Our favourite home design show is now back on the TV, so we will be eagerly watching episodes of Grand designs every week for products available on UK Bathrooms which are featured on the show. Hopefully giving you some home improvement inspiration.

This week’s grand project is a decaying classic 1920s cinema which is in Thorne in South Yorkshire. Gwyn and Kate are looking for more space for their family and originally wanted to knock down the whole old building. However the local council refused them permission, so instead they are setting out on a restoration project to make this building into a family home.

The house was filled with tons of concrete, as they created a new modern interior to this classic building. The stark contrast modern concrete design and the traditional façade of the building made an interesting and beautiful home for the family.

This week the light and airy bathroom mixes modern and classic styles, the classic double ended curved bath from Royce Morgan and the Britton Curve S30toilet stand out against the modern brickwork tiled wall and dark tiled floor. Our Grand Designs bathroom suite featured this week is ideal for a modern or traditional bathroom.

Grand designs Srs 9 ep 1

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

Roper Rhodes Ascension Equinox Single Door Cabinet

Vital for storing all those essentials that we need each and every day in our bathroom or en-suite area, as well as using the illuminated mirror to shave or put on our makeup, the quintessential bathroom cabinet.

At UK Bathrooms web pages you will find a range of bathroom cabinets which are designed to suit all requirements, from a range of manufacturers and designers in both Europe and here in the UK. The cabinets can be illuminated or not and be of a single door or two or three. The roper Rhodes collection includes the Ascension Equinox Single Door Cabinet, complete with or without a 28 LED light fitting and shaver socket, high quality soft close double-sided mirror door and neat concealed handles. This solid and robust anodised aluminium body makes it hardwearing, rust proof and easy to maintain.

Apollo Ravenna Traditional Towel Rail

With so many to choose from, where do you look for that all important bathroom radiator and what style from the very many would you prefer? UK Bathrooms has a dedicated section to all styles of bathroom radiator which work from both the central heating system, with or without an element for summer use as well as dedicated electric only bathroom radiators. Bathroom radiators fall into two distinct categories, traditional towel rails and towel drying radiators.

A stunning example of a traditional style of towel rail with an added insert is the Apollo Ravenna which brings both a contemporary and modern look to any bathroom, Ravenna is something that truly looks unique, and will look great as part of any bathroom suite. This is a highly polished chrome tubular rail with the insert finished in white. Highly efficient and built from top quality materials, this towel rail provides timeless style without compromising in any way.