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Victorian Opulence – The Downton Bathroom Effect

They are calling it the “Downton” effect but thousands of people are admiring the undoubted opulence of the Victorian era and for many renovating a bathroom into a period classic is first on the list. We have always had a good selection of Victorian style roll top baths and with the addition of some exciting new products from the Burlington range, we feel sure that your home will not be outdone by Downton Abbey!

Let us start by suggesting a look at the Burlington Harewood slipper bath, the distinctive feet can be supplied in chrome, white or black. Add to that is the design which will accommodate free standing or deck mounted taps; we illustrate a wide selection at the Burlington pages.

Burlington Harewood Slipper Bath

The basin is the most important part of your bathroom and amongst the many options the Burlington Regal Victorian Large Basin and Pedestal will be admired by all that see it. You can chose from a one, two or three tap hole version to suit the taps of your choice. It may look mid twentieth century, but it is modern and very functional. The Burlington Regal will not take up too much space, but it does make a huge statement.

Burlington Regal Victorian Large Basin And Pedestal

Complete the bathroom with the Burlington High Level WC and the Downton effect is getting that step closer. Yet again you could be fooled into thinking that this was a genuine Victorian item, it certainly looks like one. However the big but is that it has 21st century technology with a dual flush system with a high level cistern mechanism. The rigid chrome rod will deliver water saving 3 litre flush or a complete flush of 6 litres. Choose the classic wooden toilet seat from a choice of white, oak, or mahogany finish; your classy Victorian bathroom is complete.

Burlington High Level WC

Burlington Bathroom Accessories

If you are looking for a gift to give to a special couple or to yourselves for that matter, to brighten the New Year, we have a wonderful selection of items in our bathroom accessories pages at our website.

For example how about the Burlington Wall Mounted WC Roll Holder a simple but classic design of holder that ensures that the amount of paper is always in sight with the open design. Made in high chrome the Burlington Roll Holder is very easy to keep sparkling and even easier to fix to the wall. A neat and rounded design it will fit into any style of bathroom and to install, because it comes with all of the hardware that is necessary; very easy and quick to fix.

Burlington Wall Mounted WC Roll Holder

Or perhaps the Burlington Traditional Double Liquid Soap Dispenser will finish of your bathroom in style; they certainly have style themselves and are a charming vintage bathroom accessory. Edwardian in look, they will still fit into any bathroom; period or contemporary, that era certainly had a class look that has never been bettered. The delicate white and shining chrome dispensers are pump action which can be filled with liquid soap or a moisturiser. No longer do we have to put up with soap dishes that look fine when a new and unused bar of soap is in them.

Burlington Traditional Double Liquid Soap Dispenser

No bathroom is complete without a towel rail and the Burlington Single Towel Rail is durable and sturdy, in fact it is everything you expect from Burlington products. Everything is included for wall mounting the towel holder a practical addition to any home bathroom and being Burlington, you are assured on quality that consumers now come to expect from their products.

Burlington Single Towel Rail

If you have any queries or would like help about any Burlington product, simply contact our helpful support team on 01765 694 720 and they will do their best to help. We don’t have any sales people – just helpful people who know all about bathrooms.

Choosing luxury bathroom items for a small space

When fitting out a cloakroom or an ensuite, size of bathroom items play a major roll and as space can be limited. We have a number of space saving items at our web pages, but one which has proved to be very popular is in our Burlington range seen at the pages devoted to them.

Burlington products look good and this is a tribute to their design team. The wall hung toilet is only 35.5cm in height, and with a projection of 50cm, making it ideal for fitting to a cloakroom. Available with a standard close lid and seat, or a soft-close combination, this sleek modern toilet is sold by us at a more than sensible price.

Burlington 500mm Wall Hung Toilet Suite

To complement the wall hung toilet we suggest that the Bauhaus wall hung support frame is used, which is slim in design and uses a cable controlled flush system. Using an epoxy coated steel frame ensures that this will not be affected by moisture and both the outlet pipes and cistern plus inlet is pre-fitted for faster and easier installation.

Bauhaus Wall Hung WC Support Frames

Using a Burlington Victorian Cloakroom basin in the cloakroom means that you will have a delightful wall mounted basin, which is made from ceramic material glazed with enamel, the finish looks great and it will always retain a beautiful shine. Supplied with wall brackets, the Burlington Basin is easy to fit and has two tap holes. We suggest that you take a look at the Burlington Anglesey, Claremont and Birkenhead taps at our web pages, perfect partners for your basin.

Burlington Round Victorian Cloakroom Basin

To finish off the cloakroom a Burlington arched frame mirror is of timeless design and measuring 700 x 500 mm; the neat flat design will take up very little space and is timeless in design. We supply this complete with mounting hardware, easy clean chrome frame completes this delightful period piece.

Burlington Arched Framed Mirror

The classic Burlington English Garden range

The Victorians had a way of making the ordinary item of everyday use look something special, which is why today many people buy retro Victorian and Edwardian sanitary ware for their bathrooms. We are delighted to have added the classic Burlington English Garden range of bathroom items to our portfolio, which we are confident, will feature in many bathrooms.

Burlington English Garden range

The full range of these exciting new products can be seen in the relevant pages of the UK Bathrooms web site and includes a comprehensive selection of baths, basins, WC’s, plus many other relevant items.

Whilst the range mirrors to perfection just what Victorian and Edwardian bathroom sanitary ware would have looked like, the difference is these now use 21st century methods of manufacture and the very best of materials; Burlington is giving the best of both worlds.

Burlington English Garden Round Basin

Let us look at one or two items from the range, the Burlington English Garden Round Basin is a beautiful 650mm basin with a rounded front edge, this basin has a delightfully ornamental shape and the delightful floral decoration offer something different from the normal white finish.

Burlington English Garden High Level Traditional Toilet

The English Garden High Level Traditional Toilet will not look out of place in most homes even contemporary ones. The high level cistern is mounted on brackets which look very traditional, but are corrosion resistant and the cistern is operated by a long flush chain. Three toilet seats are on offer and include Oak, Mahogany, or white and can be supplied as a soft close option. Again the cistern and the WC bowl are decorated with a floral pattern.

The full Burlington range is offered at our unbeatable discounted prices.

Burlington Brindley Double Ended Soaking Tub

Traditional freestanding baths are very much in fashion; look through the glossy magazines and you are sure to see a bathroom which pictures a traditional style bath. UK Bathrooms has long featured these on its web pages and currently offers no less than 47 stylish freestanding baths, which are guaranteed to transform your bathroom.

The Burlington Brindley Double ended bath is just one example manufactured from 10mm double sided acrylic with thermal design to ensure that e water does not lose its heat quickly. Using concealed fixing the feet of the bath are adjustable to compensate for slight unevenness of the floor. As with all Burlington products, the Brindley uses an up to date manufacturing process to achieve the highest possible level of quality and reproduce authenticity, meeting the popular demand for a timeless design.

Burlington Traditional Bidet

Throughout history, the bidet has been a hygienic addition to bathrooms around the world. The standard bidet consists of a simple ceramic fixture with the addition of taps for an easy and comfortable water flow. In common with not just Europe, but many parts of the world, the bidet is now used in Latin America and Asia.  The standard bidet can now be fitted with accessories to make it easier to use and better suited to match different bathroom styles and you can choose from traditional styles as well as contemporary design.

The Burlington Traditional Bidet is just one example and being period style, these are always a popular option for many bathroom buyers and Burlington offers a unique opportunity to meet demands for these timeless designs. Through using the most up to date manufacturing processes, Burlington achieves a high level of quality and authenticity in each product and it is supplied in white, with all mounting hardware included. Taps and waste fittings can be purchased separately to suit the other fittings in your bathroom or en-suite area.

Burlington Brindley Double Ended Soaking Tub

There is nothing like a good soak in the bath after a hard day at work or some vigorous gardening or sports activity. The one thing that we want when we are soaking in the bath is for it not to lose the heat in the water before we are thoroughly relaxed. This is where the Burlington Brindley double ended bath comes into its own.

The Burlington is made from double sided acrylic over 10mm thick and the thermal design ensures improved heat retentive properties and long life and the outer base skirt completes the beautifully curved exterior. Many believe that period style has never gone out of fashion and they will always be a popular option for many bathroom buyers and Burlington offers a unique opportunity to meet demands for these timeless designs. This Brindley freestanding roll top bath has been designed for wall mounted or floor standing taps. The Burlington uses the most up to date technology and achieves a high level of quality and authenticity in each product.

Finding the right sink or basin for your bathroom

When choosing a new sink for your cloakroom or en-suite you will be amazed at the wonderful choice you now have. There are many different types and sizes of bathroom sinks to choose from. Whether you are just looking for something functional, a really modern look or a more classic and stylish approach, there are dozens of shapes and sizes to choose from, so you should find what you are looking for.

It’s all a matter of taste, since any sink essentially provides the same thing, but choosing the most appropriate for the room of your choice requires a bit of thought before you start. So before you set your heart on a particular design, think about the size of the room, who uses it, how often, is it just to wash your hands or is it for all the family to use? Do you want to disguise all the plumbing, incorporate some handy storage space or are you looking for something a bit different? The choice is yours.