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Imperial bathrooms & Roper Rhodes – Classic and Contemporary Style at Unbeatable Prices

It’s the big question we’re all faced with when decorating a home: what style of bathroom to go for. For the coming year, bathrooms are returning to more classic styles, featuring a lot less clutter and more simplistic designs. You have the option to either go for a sleek and stylish modern look, or to look at traditional pieces that will never go out of style. There are two main brands that stand out in on trend bathroom design this year: Imperial for long lasting, traditional pieces, and Roper Rhodes for a contemporary and sophisticated look. Both are high quality British brands, and there are huge savings for their products at UK Bathrooms.

Imperial bathrooms are known for their traditional yet opulent pieces, reminiscent of times gone by. Add a little of the glamour from the 1920s art deco era to your bathroom with an Imperial Astoria Deco Basin and Stand; its polished chrome or antique gold legs will finish off the bathroom with a stylish flair while also being completely functional with integrated towel rails on the sides and a shelf underneath. If you’re planning to go for this style in your bathroom, make sure you have plenty of room, freestanding pieces and opulent décor are galore in a traditional bathroom; the Westminster Pan with a high cistern might fit your design perfectly, but you need to ensure you have the height in the bathroom to encompass this standout piece. The final finishing touch to an outstanding traditional bathroom is to use your flooring in a unique way – choose from a range of period tiling including mosaic, Elizabethan and Tudor to complete your bathroom.

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A more modern and contemporary bathroom can be perfect for the bachelor looking for a sleek sophisticated look or a space saving family. Typically modern bathroom furniture features pieces that will fit around your lifestyle while looking up to date and fancy. The gorgeous wood finished Breathe range by Roper Rhodes will give an instant update to tired looking bathroom which will fit seamlessly in with what you already have. Not only that, but it combines its strong aesthetic with functionality including a water saving dual flush as well as a soft closing lid. If you’re looking for something a bit more fun for your bathroom though, Roper Rhodes can help you with this too with a funky LED shower head; as the temperature rises from cold to hot, the colours cycle through from blue to purple and finally red. You’re bound to have the coolest and most contemporary bathroom around with Roper Rhodes!

Choosing the right bath for you

Baths have been falling out of favour with the British public recently. With barely any time to sit and relax, few people want to spend their spare hours wiling away their time in a bath. But taking that time to spend a little bit longer on yourself can be a relaxing experience that it’s worth making an hour or two for every so often, especially with the gorgeous baths out there right now. Here are some options to create a relaxing bath time environment.

You can choose from a number of modern design baths, Phoenix have a wonderful range in a number of different colours and designs, check out the full range we have at UKBathrooms.

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If your bathroom is a little on the smaller side, your best bet is to go for something that saves on space. There are a number of baths that can be inset into your units so that they fit in flawlessly when covered with wood or panelled tiling to give the illusion of a larger room. If you’re also a fan of showering, it can be a good idea to get one integrated into your bath so you don’t have to use up extra space in the bathroom adding one in.

For those that have a bit more room and want their bathroom to look stylish and on trend, a freestanding bath can work wonders. A roll top bath with central taps and claw feet will provide the perfect focal point for a spacious room from Clearwater Baths which have a wonderful traditional look. Or for a more modern look, try a sleek white tub with smooth edges.

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If you’ve got younger children, keeping them clean and tidy can sometimes be a problem if your bath doesn’t suit your needs. Make sure that you’ve got one that has easy access so you can lift your baby or toddler in and out easily. Some also have a raised platform inside which is perfect for sitting the little ones on so they don’t slip under the water.

To stand out from the crowd and for a bit of extra luxury in your life, choose either a corner bath or a whirlpool one, or even one that combines the two. It’ll give your bathroom a spa-like feel; it’ll be somewhere to come home to at the end of a long day to relax like the whirlpool Phoenix Monaco Bow Fronted Corner Bath!

Phoenix Monaco Corner Whirlpool bath