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Brand new OPTIX 10 and GALLERY 10 from leading brand Crosswater

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of the OPTIX 10 and GALLERY 10 collection – brand new luxury showering spaces from leading brand Crosswater.

Showering – an unparalleled pleasure

From the invigorating morning ritual to unwinding at the end of the day, the indulgent process of enveloping ourselves in a deluge of water makes showering an unparalleled pleasure.

While shower valves and heads heighten such an experience, it is the surroundings that set the foundation for encompassing a powerful sense of serenity, personal privacy and contentment that every shower experience should deliver.

OPTIX 10 

Enhancing luxury within modern and traditional settings. Available in four-door types and three striking colors to make designing your perfect luxury showering space incredibly easy.

GALLERY 10
An expertly curated collection of 10mm toughened glass panels, profiles, and bracing bars in four indulgent colors with diverse layout options for complete design freedom.

 

Imperial Black Sapphire Collection

Merging comfort and style, black bathrooms are here to stay. The Black Sapphire Collection of dark sanitaryware by Imperial Bathrooms ups the ante, finally bringing ceramics over to the dark side.

The bathroom of 2021 has emerged as a space for wellbeing and retreating to for a moment of calm; time spent in the bathroom of today is prized, an opportunity for peace, privacy, self-care and time out from frenetic lives of home working, schooling and multitasking. No longer simply a functional room, bathrooms have become another lifestyle zone within the home, fulfilling emotional needs as well as practical ones, and in response their design has become more expressive, experimental and exciting.

Enter the vogue for black bathrooms, with dark, cave-like spaces creating sanctuaries where the stresses of outside cease to exist. While surfaces, furniture, fixtures and accessories have all been doused in black tones of late, sanitaryware remained traditionally white and bright – until now. Imperial Bathrooms’ new Black Sapphire Collection has put an end to interrupting dark schemes with chunks of dazzling paleness, with the extensive offering, encompassing basins, toilets, bidets and accessories in a myriad of styles, enabling bathrooms to wholly embrace the darkness, as well as adding an unexpected edge to monochrome designs and broader palettes.

‘Black and monochrome rooms soothe the eye and allow an overworked mind a moment of calm’ explains Graeme Borchard, MD at UK Bathrooms. ‘The Black Sapphire Collection from Imperial Bathrooms means that bathrooms can now fully commit to a black palette, and offers wider and bolder options for lovers of statement spaces.’

The range incorporates four sanitaryware families, the first truly comprehensive collection of black bathroom ceramics.

Etoile Black Sapphire

Bedecked in the pigment-rich Black Sapphire finish, the round edges, intricate design and striking silhouettes of the Etoile collection take on an alluring, opulent feel. Each piece is crafted in Britain, repeatedly fired and smoothed to ensure a flawless, glossy finish. Team with high shine tiles in a matching tone and polished metals for maximum effect.

Astoria Deco Black Sapphire

The Astoria Deco range takes on an edgy, moody personality with a glossy Black Sapphire coat. The sculptural quality of its Art Deco angles, defined lines and shapely elegance make a dynamic statement – bring together multiple pieces for high impact and unforgettable wow factor, if you dare.

Drift Black Sapphire

Combining the playfully curved lines of the Drift range with a blackened coat creates a tongue-in-cheek effect, the modern finish and shapes merging with hints of the traditional. Place the subtly decorative ceramics against a white, coloured or patterned backdrop of to make the most of the collection’s design details.

Radcliffe Black Sapphire

With slick lines and an even sharper attitude, the refined Radcliffe range is a nod to classic British bathroom design, made even more stately and statuesque in a shadowy glass-like finish. Style with traditional brassware, lighting and mirrors to complete the powerful, sophisticated aesthetic.

Bathroom Design Service

Since the launch of our new 3D Bathroom Design Service our design consultants have been busy creating dream bathrooms for our customers.

One of the very first bathrooms designed by us was for a London based customer.  The brief was to make use of the light and spacious 2nd floor space that offered great views from its windows.

Our design consultant chatted via Zoom with the client and our design consultant put together this lovely layout, maximising the space available.  The customer wanted a separate shower and a freestanding bath and our designer was able to hide away the pipework in the clever shelving behind the vanity unit.

The gorgeous Victoria + Albert Roxburgh freestanding bath makes a real statement placed in front of the window.

A walk in shower has been created with the Matki One Shower Screen which never fails to impress.  The customer had a penchant for traditional brassware and so we selected brassware from the Burlington range.

 

 

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve

Turning on the shower has been revolutionised with Crosswater’s innovative .

While certain pieces of brassware in the bathroom are ever evolving, others have remained fundamentally unchanged over the decades. While brassware as a whole has taken on the different colour finishes in vogue at various times – from gleaming gold brass to the matt black and white finishes trending today – some bathroom brassware seems to get more aesthetic attention than others. Notably, taps have undergone the most dramatic of developments, with handle shapes and spouts in a constant state of flux both design-wise – varying considerably from pieces based on historic precedent to those more akin to modern sculpture – to their positioning by the basin or bath, from classic mixer taps to wall mounted or freestanding.

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Brushed Brass

Within the shower, shower heads have undergone bold changes over recent years, with forward thinking designs not only looking the part, offer different styles of water flow, or being integrated with lighting or elements of technology. More practical shower controls have been largely overlooked aesthetically, water and temperature typically regulated with the twisting of a valve and left at that. Until now. Enter the Crossbox Push by Crosswater, a module which radically modernises the design of shower controls and adds

Streamlined functionality

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt White

The push button operation of Crossbox Push brings a fresh perspective to shower control design. Why twist and adjust when you can simply press? Rotary heat control means that the desired temperature can be pre-set and conjured in a tap of the Neoperl ABS push button. Water can be summoned from up to three different water outlets – be it a rainfall, wall mounted or hand-held shower head – in one easy touch.

 

Looking good

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt Black

The two key elements of the Crossbox Push are the bold circular button, which is also integrated with a textured dial to alter water flow, and the smaller temperature control knob. Combined, the pair make a modern design statement, boldly protruding from the all metal backplate in a minimal, clean style, while the lines splitting the button into two or three add easy usability with low visual impact.

The finishing touch

Available in an array of on-trend and timeless finishes, the Crossbox Push can be specified to suit any colour scheme, style or existing brassware – all bases are covered with the Crosswater MPRO palette. Got a Scandi-style pale space? Blend in with Matt White, or contrast with Matt Black. Feeling glamourous? Brushed Brass is your friend. Need some texture? Try the Brushed Stainless Steel Effect. Something classic? Chrome is here for you.

Style and substance in the touch of a button, the Crossbox Push is ushering in a new era to water control, and a total refresh of design within the shower space.

VitrA Aquacare affordable bidet shower toilets

Bidet Shower Toilets from VitrA Bathrooms

Get that fresh-out-of-the-shower experience every time you go to the bathroom by investing in a VitrA Aquacare shower toilet.  These WC’s, also known as bidet toilets, have an integrated water jet for a more hygienic and ‘fresh as a daisy’ experience.

VitrA Aquacare M-Line Wall Hung Bidet Toilet £534.40 inc VAT

Not only do they provide an enhanced cleaning experience, they’re also an eco-friendly option, significantly reducing the need for toilet paper.

With various styles and options available at UK Bathrooms, the VitrA Aquacare shower toilets have a subtle integrated bidet function.

 

VitrA Aquacare Sento Rimless Wall Hung Bidet Toilet £468.80 inc VAT

VitrA Aquacare toilets do not require an electrical connection and can be quickly and easily installed in place of your existing toilet.  Thanks to the innovative integrated air breaker there is absolutely no risk of contamination to the drinking water supply.

Black Friday 2020 Save an Extra 15% on Ideal Standard

 

Save an EXTRA 15% on Ideal Standard only with voucher code Ideal15%.

Ideal Standard are a huge name in bathrooms and have been so for over 100 years.  Products include baths, toilets, basins, vanity units, taps and showers can be complemented with a range of fittings and accessories – and now, for a limited time only you can save an EXTRA 15% on all Ideal Standard bathroom products.

VitrA Voyage by leading designer Arik Levy

Bathroom design is evolving, and VitrA’s expansive Voyage collection points us towards the look and feel of tomorrow.

Gone are the days when the bathroom was a practical affair, a room only to dash in and out of. In recent years the space’s functionality has melded with tactile materials, sensuous shapes and considered use of colour as it moves further and further from existing purely for cleanliness, to somewhere to enjoy, retreat to, and luxuriate in.

The design of the bathroom and the objects within it have adapted accordingly, in a trend that first saw freestanding baths take on ever more experimental shapes, and slowly trickled through into furniture, brassware and ceramics. As things get increasingly progressive, leading the way is Voyage by VitrA, a 130-piece range by renown Israeli creative Arik Levy, characterised by flowing, sculptural sanitaryware and adaptable wooden storage. 

‘VitrA’s Voyage collection breaks bathroom boundaries with its unique interpretation of ceramicware, and forward-thinking approach to space saving and flexibility’ says Graeme Borchard, Managing Director at ukbathrooms.com. ‘The range is a glimpse into the future, showing us that contemporary spaces will be imaginative, impactful and approached differently to today.’

Serene ceramics

The collection clearly plays into the bathroom’s new role as a room for relaxation. Sanitaryware is modern and elegant, circular or oval basins merged with round-cornered rectangular trays, which invoke a deeply calming feel, thanks to the smoothness of the shapes and the clear craft involved in combining the forms. These pieces speak of poetry, artistry and a soothing softness.

Wet or dry?

In a further challenge to the bathroom norm, Voyage basins blur the boundaries of the wet and the dry, with the tray surrounding the bowl creating a mid-point between the two and initiating a new dialogue between countertop and bowl. Will this extra area be used for product storage, to catch water, or in ways we are yet to discover?

Total flexibility

Voyage is entirely wall hung, an innovation which makes it incredibly versatile and entirely customisable to specific spaces and needs. Storage focuses on simple timber boxes – inspired by the time designer Arik Levy spent living in Japan – units and wall panels that can be placed horizontally or vertically, in five natural tones including light and dark oak as well as white, grey and forest green. 

Signalling a change in bathroom design, Voyage works in rooms big and small, crucially embracing individual needs and preferences, and inviting the user on a journey to build their own personal space to unwind in.

Crosswater’s new Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve Trim Sets

Now available!

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Chrome

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Brushed Stainless Steel

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt Black

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Brushed Brass

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt White

Crosswater have released their new Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve Trim Sets to ensure a prefect cohesive approach to your bathroom brassware.

Available in five finishes:

Matt Black

Matt White

Brushed Brass

Brushed Stainless Steel

Chrome

Slim and elegant with a depth of 16.5 mm the trims add to the superb MPRO range from leading brand Crosswater. Push offers the perfect showering combination depending on how many outlets you require, with 2 or 3 easy to operate push buttons. Constructed with industry safe components and technology for your peace of mind and reassurance.  These superb Push Shower Valve Trim Sets will complement your bathroom.

Our tips on how to create a spa at home

Creating a relaxing spa-like feel in your home can seem like a challenge.  But your dream spa-like bathroom can easily be achieved. By taking inspiration from luxury spas you can make a bathroom space that soothes your soul and helps you escape from everyday worries.

When planning you new spa bathroom design consider everything from small details such as including natural elements to create a tranquil feel, to items such as walk in showers and water flow.

Colour Palettes

Colour choice is very important when decorating a bathroom and when trying to create a new serene style, colour has a powerful effect on our emotions.  With a plethora of colours to choose from, we suggest opting for soft earthy tones, as they will convey a sense of comfort and warmth.  Try shades of white and soft brown as these work well with wood tones.  Add Crosswater MPRO brassware and combine with hints of greenery and metallic tones.

Bathroom Storage Solutions

Using wood-effect furniture embraces natural materials whilst keeping to an overall soothing look.  Furniture will keep surfaces clear and clutter free.  Crosswaters Arena in Modern Oak is a great choice.  If you need more storage space – be creative, use glass jars for beauty bits and baskets to store hand towels.

A spa-like shower

A walk in shower arrangement is paramount to a spa-like bathroom. Combine with a large shower head for a rainshower experience.

Finishing touches

Most importantly don’t forget those finishing touches. Whilst not key pieces they will make all the difference and bring your new design together. Check out the Crosswater MPRO accessories available on our site from toilet roll holders, towel rings to shelving units.  We suggest combining them with marble surfaces and a beautiful countertop basin – create your beautiful spa bathroom!

 

 

Crosswater Brushed Brass Cloakroom Suite

The smallest space in your home can become the most beautiful! Leading bathroom brand Crosswater are making life that little bit easier for us in their 2020 Bathroom Sale by putting together beautiful bundles for cloakrooms, ensuites and main bathrooms.

Crosswater Brushed Brass Cloakroom Suite

Choosing products for a new bathroom can be time consuming and very often we forget one or two essential items, such as the basin waste!  The Crosswater Sale 2020 bathroom bundles take care of that for us – including everything needed to create the most perfect cloakroom, en-suite or main bathroom.

One of our favourites is this beautiful Crosswater Brushed Brass Cloakroom Suite. Whilst we love the styling with dark blue walls we think it would look just as good with on trend forest green walls.

The bundle includes MPRO Brushed Brass Taps, Waste, Flush Plate, Brushed Brass Accessories, Infinity Vanity Unit in Storm Grey with Pearl Countertop Basin also in Storm Grey, seated on Windsor Oak Worktop. Infinity Mirror. Glide 11 Rimless Wall Hung Toilet, Soft Close Seat, Frame & Cistern.

All with a fantastic 40% saving on RRP!