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Wellbeing is even more important for each and every one of us, and as many are faced with now spending more time at home we’re all having to adapt and find ways to stop ourselves from going stir-crazy. One of the ways we’re coping is by tackling all those projects that we’ve put off for ages and which now seem like a good idea -for example some of my friends are working on their garden, some are taking the time to get rid of their clutter.  I have one girlfriend who for years has talked about writing a book and now she has the opportunity she’s actually doing it. But it appears that a lot of us are getting on with that ongoing list of DIY.

At the weekend my sister decided that she needed to replace her shower head, apparently it’s ancient and past it’s best, she rang me to ask if this was something she could do herself – of course I referred her to our website  https://www.ukbathrooms.com/shower-fittings/shower-heads/  but I also confirmed (and trust me I am no avid DIY’er) that this was a really good idea.  Most shower heads are universal these days and so replacing one is pretty easy and literally takes minutes to do. I explained that modern shower technology means a new head will maximize water flow, be less costly as less energy and water used, will look better (her current shower head is from the 80’s so you can imagine!) and, depending on which shower head she opts for could potentially offer a lot more than just ‘hot’ or ‘cold’!

Today’s shower heads are manufactured and designed to the highest standard, there are two types of heads fixed and hand held – both can give either a fixed spray or a multitude spray pattern. For me it is a no brainer, hansgrohe’s pure passion for water, excellent quality and durability and innovation in design and engineering mean they are my go-to brand for showers.

The hansgrohe Raindance Select S120 3 Jet with PowderRain at only £61.80 inc VAT (saving 40% on RRP)

hansgrohe Raindance Select S120 one of their most popular shower heads at just £61.80 inc VAT

Another little job that my big sister has on her list is replacing her toilet seat (a further relic of the 80’s) and again something that she can quite easily do herself. We have a range of universal toilet seats available on our DIY page from just £33.54 inc VAT for the UK Bathrooms Essentials Kangel Universal PP Soft Close Seat  – I made sure she added this to her order!

UK Bathrooms Essentials Kangel Universal Soft Close Seat

Our DIY Bathrooms page features bathrooms in a box, Easy Fit Bathrooms, No Drill Bathroom Accessories, Universal Toilet Seats, Replacement Shower Heads and Bath Screens.  All of these are easy to fit and great for the average DIY’er.  However, if you don’t have a sister working at UK Bathrooms, don’t worry you can call 01765 694720 or email sales@ukbathrooms.com our bathroom consultants are available and happy to help.

 

Now available from UK Bathrooms iconic brand Joseph Joseph

We’re very pleased to now offer a range of products from leading British household accessory designers Joseph Joseph. The brand has developed a cult following with its innovative, functional and design led products. Coordinate your bathroom space by mixing and matching pieces from the Joseph Joseph collection now available at UK Bathrooms.

  Joseph Joseph EasyStore Standing Toilet Paper Holder

This modern and stylish stand for toilet paper holds up to 4 rolls and includes a clever storage compartment for discreet storage of your toiletry essentials., this compartment also provides a steel shelf and underneath the toilet roll holder is friction gripped to prevent the toilet paper unravelling. Clever stuff!

£52.80 inc VAT RRP £66.00

 

  Joseph Joseph Totem 60 Waste Separation Recycling Unit

The ultimate in household recycling the Joseph Joseph Totem Waste unit has a capacity of 60 litres and consists of a number of compartments so that you can sort and store different types of recyclable materials. It comes with a 10 year guarantee and removable inner buckets for ease of emptying and cleaning. Perfect for any bathroom or kitchen the unit is available in choice of 3 finishes from £191.04 inc VAT RRP £238.80

  Joseph Joseph Slim Compact Soap Dish

The little soap dish has been reinvented for todays bathroom. The Joseph Joseph Slim Compact Soap Dish will sit on the edge of most basins, made from a durable material and vented to ensure it stays dry, after all no one wants a soggy soap bar! The dish also separates for ease of cleaning and quick drying. Available in white and blue or white and grey

Only £7.68 inc VAT RRP £9.60

 

  Joseph Joseph Slim Compact Soap Pump

Part of the Joseph Joseph ‘Slim’ collection the Soap Pump has been designed to easily fit on the side of most basins  and has been designed to work with liquid soap, easy to fill it has a level indicator, non-drip nozzle and easy pump head – practical yet innovative design from this super brand. Available in white and blue or white and grey only £14.40 inc VAT RRP £18.00

Grohe’s Ceramic Collections – to suit your style

For me it’s the clean, architectural lines of the Grohe Cube rather than the soft, curvy style of Grohe Bau that works.  But style choice is so very personal  and it really is down to your preferred look.  The German leading manufacturer provides a comprehensive range of toilets, bidets, basins and bowls in both the Cube and Bau collections allowing you to be able to create your dream bathroom by being consistent with the ‘look’.

The superb ceramics are all supplied with Grohe’s PureGuard as standard, this repels bacteria, limescale and dirt making the products easier to clean.

 

 

 

 

 

Grohe Cube Ceramic Countertop Washbasin

Check out Grohe’s Bau with basin prices from just £51.04 inc VAT

 

Trojan Baths – obsessed with quality

We’re excited to add Trojan Baths, one of the leading bath manufacturers in the world, to our portfolio of brands. Formed in 1975, Trojan produce quality products using the best possible materials. From their luxury range of baths to their single ended acrylic bath, Trojan have a product to suit your needs and budget, all made in Britain.
The Alcora floor standing bath is great if you are wanting to add an eye-catching centrepiece to your bathroom. Beautifully elegant in its simplicity, the Alcora has been created to complement a wide range of sanitaryware and is available is a range of sizes to fit most bathrooms. It is supplied with a factory fitted pop up waste and overflow and can be drilled for bath mounted taps, or try creating a truly stunning look and add floor standing bath taps with a shower mixer.

  The Trojan Alcora Freestanding Double Ended Bath

The double ended Emerald slipper bath is a stylish alternative to the classic floor standing bath. This Trojan bath is elegant and stylish. Complement with traditional floor standing taps with a hand held shower.

  The Trojan Emerald Double Ended Freestanding Slipper Bath

One of our favourites here at UK Bathrooms the Marlborough is a modern square designed bath, stylish, bold and sophisticated it will transform your bathroom, try square design floor standing taps to complement the look.

  The Trojan Marlborough Double Ended Freestanding Bath

Another beauty from Trojan, the beautiful thin rim floor standing Hampton Bath is timelessly elegant. Refined and graceful in design, the Hampton is durable yet adds the designer look to your bathroom.

  The Trojan Hampton Double Ended Freestanding Bath

Trojan’s collection of claw feet baths are Victorian inspired and will make a stunning addition to your bathroom. The Clermont is designed to take bath mounted pillar taps and is the perfect centrepiece for any classic style bathroom.

  The Trojan Clermont Double Ended Freestanding Victorian Bath

The Savoy, Trojan’s popular skirted bath offers both comfort and space. The skirt is available in a range of colours, including black and brushed steel, so allowing you to personalise your bathroom space.

  The Trojan Savoy Double Ended Freestanding Bath

If an inset bath is part of your new bathroom design then Trojan offer a great choice. The Amare Superdeep is a twin person bath offering both personal space and intimacy. Its linear waste cover adds style and comfort.

  The Trojan Amare Superdeep Inset Super Deep Bath

For a contemporary and modern inset bath try the Oasis. This bathing experience will cater for your relaxation needs and be a fabulous centrepiece for your bathroom.

  The Trojan Oasis Round Inset Luxury Bath

 

“The warmth of sunlight to bathroom décor” – introducing Burlington’s Medici Collection now available at UK Bathrooms

Ivoire de Medici – a mellow tint of old ivory is a luxury bathroom colour introduced in 1929 by the Standard Sanitary Corporation of America and said to bring “the warmth of sunlight to bathroom décor.” First achieved by potters in Italy, working for the famous de Medici family in Florence, Burlington Bathrooms have now lovingly crafted a capsule collection of their time-honoured pieces featuring this warm, subtle, natural coloured ceramic, reminiscent of bygone eras.
This beautiful Burlington Medici range is now available at UK Bathrooms and includes the Medici Batello Freestanding Grande Bath, made from tough composite stone it measures 1690 mm x 800 mm and with the claw feet option is 690 mm high. With prices from £1259.30 this bath is a real scene setter, gorgeous curves and sloping ends ensures it is the perfect bath to soak and relax in. With a Clearstone coating preventing any scratching or staining the bath is easy to maintain and clean.

The range also includes a large Edwardian basin made from vitreous china the warm ivory coloured ceramic is strong and durable. Easy to keep clean and maintain with its smooth surface and supplied with a single tap hole. The stunning stand has a stylish chrome finish and includes a towel rail. Available for £856.98 in VAT.

The medium level WC has a unique stay-clean NANO glaze coating which give it an ultra-smooth finish, its soft closing seat with chrome hinges is included, handles are an optional extra. The dual flush cistern is water saving and fixed by a chrome bracket helping to create the Edwardian, traditional style. Available from £125.30 inc VAT.

 

We all need colour in our lives… ColourKast from BC Designs

We are excited to now supply beautiful bathroom products from premium brand BC Designs. BC Designs prides itself on quality, innovation and originality. Started in 1999 the company has become a well-respected bathroom design house that offers beautifully crafted products to all areas of the bathroom market. Their bath collections, including the Cian and Acrymite ranges, have been imitated, but never matched.
And now the British bath manufacturer has unveiled ColourKast, a collection of eight decors which will be available across all its Cian baths and basins. The colours span jewel shades, earthy tones and pastel hues. These include Gunmetal, Khaki Green, Mushroom, Powder Blue, Light Fawn, Industrial Grey, Satin Rose and Powder Grey.Cian is a solid surface that is seamless, durable and made from one material throughout. Each bath is floor mounted, but BC Designs is also developing a stand for selected models.
Design director at BC Designs Barrie Cutchie said ‘Colour in bathrooms is a huge trend right now, and we expect it to develop over the coming months. ColourKast will offer retailers and consumers choice with the eight different shades but combined with original and established bath shapes that retailers know sell well. Customers can either match or contrast their basin or each piece is striking enough to stand alone.”

So what are the key benefits of ColourKast that are exciting us here at UK Bathrooms:
*Most Cian baths can be ordered in ColourKast – and at the same price as white
*Choose from an exclusive range of colours
*It is a colour throughout material providing all the incredible benefits of solid surfacing
*Cian® Solid Surfacing’s superior process technology ensures a solid homogeneous, 100% non-porous surface
*All products are renewable and repairable due to the impermeable surface. Minor scratches and scuffs can be easily removed
*ColourKast baths are manufactured with a silk matt finish only – white versions are available in a polished finish
*Most of Cian® baths have a unique integrated waste overflow system built into the walls of its baths
*All products carry a 25-year warranty
*Cian® baths can be fitted on heated floors, unlike many models on the market
*Matching ColourKast wastes can be ordered to suit – as well as various plated finishes

If you’d like to find out more contact our sales team.

Architect? Interior Designer? Trades?… build your brand awareness by entering the UK Bathrooms Design Awards

In an ever changing, competitive environment designers, specifiers and fitters of bathroom spaces face the ongoing challenge to increase their brand awareness. The concept of ‘branding’ is critical for any business, even once the basic brand is understood and developed, the challenge continues to create and constantly build brand awareness. Being consistent with branding is key, getting your brand in front of potential customers is top priority.

89% of Marketers say brand awareness is the most important goal” (Content Marketing Institute).

Having recently launched our Design Awards, we are inviting entries not just from homeowners but also from professionals. Architects, Interior Designers and Trades are being encouraged to submit their entries to win best architect/interiors designer bathroom, best hotel/guest house/restaurant bathroom or best trades bathroom. Winners of each category will be awarded £500 worth of products from www.ukbathrooms.com but the opportunity is much bigger for professionals entering, it’s more about the brand exposure that we can help them achieve. Even if they don’t end up a winner, the project they submit may be showcased on the website, social media, blogs, newsletters and in press releases to related publications by ourselves and by our supported manufacturers.

Alongside Graeme Borchard, MD of UK Bathrooms, the expert panel of incredibly talented judges include Amy Moorea Wong ex Features Editor of Elle Decoration, Interior Design & Lifestyle Journalist and Writer, Darren Paxford National Sales Manager of VitrA UK Ltd and Sarah Evans Head of Channel Marketing at Hansgrohe UK.
Entering the UK Bathrooms Design Awards is via an online entry form and full terms and conditions can be viewed on the website https://designawards.ukbathrooms.com.

BEAUTIFUL BATHS FROM BC DESIGNS…

We’re excited to introduce the BC Designs range of luxury, high-end, designer baths in a variety of materials including Acrylic, Cian, Copper, Nickel and Tin. Available in space saving options just 1500 mm to large, opulent 1800 mm their freestanding bath range is truly stunning and now available from UK Bathrooms.

A centrepiece of many beautiful modern and traditional bathrooms, the freestanding bath can be found in a variety of styles, from the square, angular, ultra-modern designs through to the more curvaceous boat baths shown here. For luxury bathing the new metal designs in Copper, Tin and Nickel are made in the traditional hand crafted manner that has been used for centuries.

         

Tin Boat Double Ended Boat Bath                  Nickel Double Ended Boat Bath              Copper Double Ended Boat Bath

 

The stunning boat bath shown below with its unique aluminium plinth is a true statement piece and will add style and elegance to your new bathroom.  This bath is available in polished white as standard with the option, at an additional cost, to be hand painted to order from a choice of paint colours. The aluminium plinth is also hand polished to achieve the best possible finish.

Acrylic boat bath with aluminium plinth

 

Exciting panel of judges for the UK Bathrooms Design Awards 2020

UK Bathrooms, the leading online store for premium designer bathroom products, has launched its very first UK Bathrooms Design Awards and is open to homeowners and professionals whether architect, interior designer or trade entry.

The expert panel of incredibly talented judges include interior design and lifestyle journalist Amy Moorea Wong, ex Features Editor of ELLE Decoration. As well as writing and commissioning editorial content for ELLE Decoration, Amy edited the inspiring bi-annual 100-page Bathroom and Kitchen guides. One of her favourite things to do is to predict and report on the season’s most relevant interior trends, up and coming names and brands, innovative products and beautiful, contemporary design, and she has a strong affinity for design with an eco-edge. Amy has a particular penchant for bathrooms and in her own words “loves nothing more than a creative bathroom space”.

Sarah Evans, Head of Channel Marketing at Hansgrohe UK joins the UK Bathrooms Design Awards judging panel.  Sarah in now in her 17th year with Hansgrohe UK and is a Brand and Product Specialist for hansgrohe and AXOR.  With prior experience at competitor brand Vola, Sarah has spent 20 years in the bathroom industry and has a wealth of industry knowledge from product design to trade and sales.

Darren Paxford the National Sales Manager for beautiful bathroom brand VitrA also joins the judging panel bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from more than 30 years in the bathroom industry.  Says Darren “VitrA’s quest is to create gorgeous, inspiring bathroom environments, and to change the perception of the bathroom from that of a purely functional space into something much more – I am excited to be part of the UK Bathrooms Design Awards and I will be particularly looking for innovation in the entrants approach across all of the categories.”

The fourth judge is UK Bathrooms’ Managing Director Graeme Borchard.  Graeme’s understanding of the bathroom and kitchen market is unsurpassed, his visionary leadership and strategic management skills have helped to secure the no 1 spot for the online premium designer bathroom store.  The design awards judging panel will benefit from his experience in both commercial and consumer interiors, his background in project management, keen eye for design detail and his continuous pursuit of perfection.

To enter the UK Bathrooms Design Awards, visit https://designawards.ukbathrooms.com and complete the online entry form.  There are three categories for homeowners and also for professionals providing an excellent platform for interior designers, architects and trades to showcase their projects in the media and build brand awareness.

The panel of judges will carefully consider all entries before making their decision In June 2020.

Warm, reflective and glowing… VitrA’s stunning Copper Brassware & Bathroom Accessories

Copper is a traditional material that has stormed its way back into fashion.  Warm, reflective and glowing it is certainly making all of us here at ukbathrooms.com keen to update our own bathrooms!

         

We love this stunning range from VitrA, encompassing brassware and accessories all in a choice of finishes including Copper. Pair this metal with natural materials such as wood and marble for an elegant, contemporary look.  The copper trend is showing no sign of slowing down, and current demand is high on our site.  The polished finish from VitrA has a more golden look as opposed to a natural deep orange tone.

Over the past few years metallics have become really popular with the warm copper and brass shades being easy to incorporate in our homes.  In your bathroom, opt for copper taps, shower, waste, exposed bottle trap and matching accessories, use the Copper as a standout feature so it really makes your room pop.

      

Opulent shades such as Kingfisher blue and teal are a perfect partner to this metal, decadent in tone they are an ideal combination. Equally, a bathroom that uses marble and copper brassware has an appeal that is timeless. Charcoal, smoky greys, blush pink and neutrals also work with this warm finish and can be visually stunning.

Tip – use copper sparingly for more impact – either limit to a gorgeous copper bath or brassware and accessories – less is often more!