Bathroom Lighting Archive

Simple tips for the renovation of a small bathroom

For many it can be a challenge renovating a small bathroom, fittings and space are the main challenges that most people face. Design ideas are not only focused on the fittings because you can still remodel your bathroom without adding anything and retaining all the current fittings that you have. Let us suggest a few ways that can make your small bathroom better.

Most bathrooms have tiling in them, tiles prevent water from discolouring decorations and they are easily cleaned and can enhance the room. We would not suggest that you remove and replace these unless they are in a poor state; the glaze is crazed or discoloured for example. No take a look at the walls which are not covered by tiling and choose a new colour based upon the design of your tiles, we would suggest using a lighter colour if possible, if the tiles are all white, then a subtle light colour which will make a small space appear larger.

Lighting is an area which we believe can really make a bathroom appealing, forget the single light hanging from a cord in the centre of the room, many different styles of wall and ceiling lights, plus clever lighting on mirrors and cabinets gives any size of bathroom a luxury look and feel.

The biggest problem that we see in small bathrooms is unnecessary clutter and items of toiletries on windows baths and wash basins. Take out items that really do not belong there or have only been used a couple of times over the last year or so. If you do not have a suitable cabinet to store the items in, the best advice is to get a vanity unit. There are some stunning vanity units now available and many of these come with basin, taps and pop up waste already fitted, they are not expensive and very simple to fit, your plumber can do this job in a very short time, especially if an old pedestal style or wall fitting basin is removed.

Phoenix Ciro Marango Base Unit and Basin

UK Bathrooms – helping you add technology to your bathroom

Bathrooms have come a long way from being a pit toilet encased in an outhouse to being one of the most important rooms in a modern house. The bathroom hasn’t really changed much since Victorian times with the basic premise of it having a bath, toilet and sink, but now with modern technology a bathroom can now have the benefits and entertainment devices of the rest of the house.

Here at UK Bathrooms we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the bathroom market and provide you with some of the most technologically advanced accessories and products to help you create the most relaxing environment. Here are some of our favourite bathroom gadgets.

Aquavision 40″ Framed Waterproof LED TV

Bring your bathroom into the 21st Century with an Aquavision Waterproof LED TV; these wall mounted TV’s add a wow factor to any bathroom and are great for those who like to unwind and relax in style.

Available in three colours, the Aquavision 40″ Framed Waterproof LED TV features a Full HD screen, Freeview digital and analogue tuners, 2 x HDMI sockets and full scart connection making this a fully-fledged entertainment system.

The special edition Mirrorvision TV features a mirrored finish when the television is off making it perfect for shaving and applying make-up, and the included Sky Link receiver means that you can watch your favourite Sky programs at a touch of a button.

Bathroom TV

Kaldewei Soundwave Sound System for Baths

For those of you that enjoy listening to music while you bathe the Kaldewei Soundwave Sound System is the ideal choice. This kit contains 2 transducers, 6 acoustic panels, a Bluetooth receiver and control box, all of which can be installed without the need of a professional and is hidden away neatly under the bath.

Once set up the Kaldewei Soundwave Sound System connects to any Bluetooth device such as an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or laptop so you can play your favourite music playlists as you relax and unwind.

Kaldewei Soundwave Sound System for Baths

Hansgrohe Raindance overhead EcoSmart Showerhead

Shower lovers will rejoice at the new Hansgrohe Raindance overhead EcoSmart Showerhead, it not only looks beautiful but also features Hansgrohe’s EcoSmart technology that reduces water consumption.

This showerhead also features a QuickClean system for easy removal of lime scale and mineral deposits.

Hansgrohe Raindance overhead EcoSmart Showerhead

Geberit Sigma 80 Touchless Dual Flush Plate

Toilets don’t escape the technology treatment either with the Geberit Sigma 80 Touchless Dual Flush Plate. This innovative device is no longer a feature in five star hotel toilets, it can also feature in your luxurious bathroom too.

This touchless dual flush plate can be programmed with five different LED colours and has options to adjust the sensitivity or allow the unit to flush as soon as the toilet has been used. The Geberit Sigma 80 Touchless Dual Flush Plate fits to most existing Geberit concealed cisterns and is available in black or mirrored black finishes.Geberit Sigma 80 Touchless Dual Flush Plate

Technology is a great thing, so why not embrace it in your new bathroom.

Concept Shower Trays from Kaldewei

The original concept of the now familiar shower tray was manufactured form a ceramic or fireclay, the material used to make Belfast sinks or urinal slabs, now it is more likely that you will see trays which are formed from acrylic, the same as acrylic baths.

However things have now moved in a completely different direction and from Kaldewei, a German family company, long regarded as the leading manufacturer of baths in Europe, there is a range of shower trays which are manufactured in the same way as their 3.5mm steel baths and offered in a range of colours. These have an easy clean finish, and you can have the added anti-slip addition ensuring that your feet are kept safely on the tray.

The range of shower trays from Kaldewei  includes both square and oblong shapes all of which are offered in many sizes and depths. The Conoflat range are a stunning completely flat series of shower trays which ensures that tripping is a thing of the past and the water outlet is skilfully designed to fit seamlessly into the shower tray’s surface. There are no less than thirty-three sizes from which you can choose ranging small at 800x800mm through to large at 1000x1800mm.

Conoflat Shower Tray

Kaldewei Conoflat Steel Shower tray 2

More traditionally the Duschplan range of shower trays are from the classic modern design of which we are more familiar and these can be integrated into your bathroom design. These are 6.5mm deep, in four dimensions. Superplan shower trays are an impressive 2.5mm in height and are ideal for floor level installation offered in a wide range of dimensions from which you can choose, the Superplan easily fits into every bathroom.

Duschplan Shower Tray

Kaldewei Duschplan Steel Shower tray

Ladoplan shower trays are a brilliant concept with clever design to collect the water which ebbs away to one side of the tray. The very name of this product is derived from Spanish “el lado” which translates to the side aptly describing how, like a beach, the water moves away, a brilliant and spacious floor level shower tray.

Ladoplan Shower Tray

Kaldewei Ladoplan Steel Shower tray

In the same way as their baths are regarded as being amongst the best in Europe, we are confident that the range of shower trays from Kaldewei will excite and will in no way disappoint.

 

Change the look of your bathroom

Refreshing the look of your present bathroom does not have to involve replacing everything; it can be as simple as replacing tired items such as bathroom cabinets and mirrors also taking a close look at the lighting in the room, which can be a very cost effective way of giving it a new look. Changing your bathroom lighting can make a huge difference to the overall look of your bathroom, by simply changing the light fixtures your bathroom can appear modern and new.

This can be achieved by fitting one of the many illuminated bathroom mirrors and is a superb way of transforming your bathroom for low cost. The mirror will not only open up your bathroom but the lighting on the mirror will make it appear stylish and chic. Mirror lights for bathrooms are the perfect choice. For example the HIB Shavolite Frosted Glass Mirror Light can be positioned either horizontally or vertically and has a cleverly concealed chrome sliding cover, which hides the shaver socket on this stylish modern light.