Vitra Essentials Archive

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

Going green with water saving toilets

Water is a very precious resource, some parts of our country suffer from a water shortage in the summer months, which may surprise many as it seems to rain so often. With this in mind and to quote a saying by the Duke of Edinburgh, it is nonsense to use a gallon of water to flush down a pint of urine!

The first of the three toilets we feature is the Vitra Serenada Closed Coupled WC Suite with Soft Close Seat, we include in our unbeatable price the toilet pan itself together with the cistern, toilet seat & cover. The cistern is a top flush and has the dual function and the design has a low key country style, but this has been cleverly adapted to reflect today’s contemporary lifestyle.

Vitra Serenada Closed Coupled WC Suite with Soft Close Seat

International bathroom designers and manufacturers Ideal Standard have a stylish toilet which we feature, this is the Concept Cube Close Coupled WC Suite and it includes 4/2.6 litre water saving dual flush cistern and choice of seats. Space saving was in the mind of the clever design team headed by Robin Levien, a Royal Designer for Industry, so we can guarantee that style is not lacking. The package comprises the pan, dual flush cistern, and a soft close seat cover, and is finished in vitreous china, incidentally guaranteed for a lifetime, white to match any décor. This pretty WC suite is highly efficient with a push button with dual action for either a 4 or a 2.6 litres of water each time.

Ideal Standard Concept Cube Close Coupled WC Suite

Finally we look at the Roca Senso Compact ECO Close Coupled Suite and this suite is perfect for those who may have limited space, the Senso makes maximum use of space and Suite has been specially designed to fit into almost any bathroom, no matter how small. The package includes pan, cistern and standard closing toilet seat with cover, but we can also supply this with a soft close seat which can be found in the drop down selection at our web page. With a dual flush of either a miserly 4.5 or 3 litre flush, the Roca is a green solution for your bathroom, this stunning toilet with its soft square styling is particularly practical for compact bathrooms.

Roca Senso Compact ECO Close Coupled Suite

Add a modern touch to your bathroom with the VitrA designer collection

The name of VitrA is well known in the heating and sanitary world, and with good reason, not only is it responsible for being the third largest supplier of ceramic bathroom products, but as you might expect from this company, steeped firmly in the traditions of the Turkish bathing culture, stunning design is second nature to them.

At UK Bathrooms, we have been at the forefront in promoting VitrA products and at our web pages, you can see displayed no fewer than 123 products from the company. Naturally it would be very difficult to feature all the products here, but we would draw your attention to just five of them that are slightly different.

These are stunning countertop basins from the VitrA Designer Collection, ranging from round, oblong, oval, square and rectangular. These products are manufactured form mineral resin, which allows VitrA to fashion these items into classic designer basins that feature a crisp edge, shallow in depth, that do not have tap holes or an overflows, which would break up the smooth appearance.

Designed as countertops, they are ideal for either a wall mounted tap set or a pillar style mixer, deck mounted. Finished in cool pure white, this neutral colour will blend naturally into whatever the decor of the bathroom or ensuite where it is situated. All of these fashionable items are available at unbeatable discounted prices and 0% finance is available.

VitrA designer collection

Out with the old in with the new

The one area you can transform all without employing your own personal award-winning industrial designer in your home to design your perfect bathroom, what would you expect? Creative designs, brilliant execution, perfect shapes and outstanding performance. Well at our UK Bathrooms pages you can get just that because we are working with the world’s leading designers, and have created a wide range of bathroom suites, shower, taps, furniture and accessories that give you the freedom for you to choose the perfect bathroom.

Whether you’re looking for minimalist contemporary style or a luxurious haven you can retreat to, away from the rest of the world, you’ll find the solution amongst the wide variety of styles and solutions that UK Bathrooms can offer. For example the Aosta Basin, WC, Shower Bath Suite includes Toilet, Basin, Shower Bath Package, Shower, and Brassware, offering some great looking ceramics, beautiful and tasteful looking Vitra brassware and cracking value for money towel warmer which carries a 10 year guarantee.

Vitra Designer Shift Pure 1800mm Single Ended Bath

Modularity makes Shift’s product range adaptable and well suited to smaller or shared bathrooms as well as large bathrooms. The company employs a large in-house design studio and collaborates with a world-class array of acclaimed industrial designers. These talented individuals not only improve bathroom aesthetics, but functionality as well. Limited space needn’t limit your ideas, narrow washbasins and special hinge systems save space without compromising elegant design.

One example of this is the classic Vitra Designer Shift Pure Single Ended Bath which can accommodate a dedicated teak massage mat can be used with this bath when not in use. The top of the bath is inset to allow for wooden teak roll to be supported and the side and end panels are available in three colours, White, Zebrano and Mountain Larch. With Shift’s modular design and its choice of sizes and finishes, the possibilities are almost unlimited and this bath is just one example.