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Villeroy & Boch ViClean Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat

A great new product has just been added to our website; the Villeroy & Bosch ViClean Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat. The toilet seat is only compatible with the V&B Subway 2.0 Wall Hung WC, so we have put together a handy package which incorporates the Subway pan, seat, frame and a choice of flush plate all from Villeroy and Boch, thus ensuring that the installation is easily completed with added savings too!

Villeroy & Bosch have thought of everything with this remarkable new product, the water temperature is fully adjustable with five different settings, the seat incorporates a warm air dryer with five temperature settings, the seat is heated for added comfort and it also has a night time orientation light incorporated. There is a remote control which allows the settings to be determined and this also operates the soft closing of the seat and lid.

Two models of the ViClean are offered at our web pages, the ViCleanU which is the high tech version and the ViClean L, which is slightly more minimalistic, but one which offers a balance between aesthetics and functionality. Both of these options still give the user the ultimate experience of comfort and hygiene in one complete package.

Villeroy & Boch Viclean Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat

Grand Designs – Japanese Home Shower Room

So this week’s house, in East Devon was not completed by the end of the show. Which means there wasn’t a bathroom to be seen. So instead we are looking again at the Japanese house, a home which was aired two weeks ago. We have featured the bathroom, however the Japanese shower room is also worth looking at. Not often you get two completed bathrooms in one episode. Cleanliness is important in Japanese culture, the showers and baths are designed to not only clean your body but also your mind and spirit. Taking a Japanese “onsen,” or bath is part of many Japanese people’s daily ritual, helping unwind and relax away from everyday life. Before taking a bath however it is important to shower beforehand as per correct etiquette. You wash your body with soap beforehand, traditionally whilst sitting on small stools. You then rinse yourself off with a handheld shower. Temperature of the water is pretty hot, warmer than what is used in the average UK bathroom. The heat is to allow deep penetration and allow for relaxation of your muscles. There is also a small bowl supplied which you can use to pour water over yourself. After cleaning yourself completely, you are then able to sit in the hot and steamy Japanese bathtub. You can see more of the items used in the episode on our Grand Designs page, including the wonderful gold towel rails from Mere Ramillies and Aestus Crosshead Radiator Valves. We also have a selection of showerheads similar to what was used in the episode, so you can find something to suit your needs.

Grand Designs Japanese Shower Room

For more Grand Designs Inspiration, check out our Pinterest Featured on: Grand Designs board.

Villeroy & Boch Augmented Reality App

To accompany the release of Villeroy & Boch’s brand new bathroom range called Joyce, the premier bathroom manufacturer has created an augmented reality app so that you can experience the products in your own home in full interactive 3D.

Embracing the new technology we decided to give it a try and write an in-depth review of the app. The V&B Joyce Augmented App is available on both the AppStore and Google Play, and for this review we will be trying the app out on the iPad Mini.

Downloading the app is easy, simply search for V&B Augmented App and click install; the app will download and be ready to use. Next you will have to print out the AR marker from here on the Villeroy & Boch website and attach it to any wall with blue tack or tape.

Once the A marker is in place open the app and aim the devices camera at the marker, it takes a couple of seconds to recognise the marker then it displays a 3D bathroom product right on the screen.

You can choose which bathroom product to display from the Joyce range including 6 sinks, 6 vanity units, 4 cabinets, 3 toilets, 2 bidets and a whole range of bathroom accessories. This app is great for those who want to see what a particular product looks like in real life and pushes bathroom design into the future.

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Villeroy & Boch Central Line Vanity Unit

Central Line vanity units from Villeroy & Boch are supplied in three sizes all with a choice of door finishes. You can choose from Macassar body Macassar doors, White body White doors, Walnut body Walnut doors, Black body Black doors, or you can mix the body a door colours. The vanity units are available in three sizes, 450mm, 560mm and 650mm with basins suitable can be purchased to match as well along with the single lever mixer tap.

The smaller of these units, 360mm (w) X 400mm (h) X 300mm, is ideally suitable for a smaller bathroom or an ensuite area and offers ample storage space beneath for cosmetics and other items.  The units are wall mounted and the fittings are included in the price. Villeroy & Boch set high standards and the addition of one of these vanity units to your home is sure to bring some admiring glances and we are sure that you will not disappointed.

Villeroy And Boch Central Line Vanity Unit

V & B Omnia Architectura Compact Corner Basin

Cloakrooms in a home can usually be small places and it follows that it is sometimes necessary to use sanitary ware which has been specifically designed to take up as little space as possible. By using items such as this, it is possible to still have a fully functioning wash room in a very small space.

The Villeroy & Boch Omnia Compact corner basin makes full use of a design which not just looks good but is totally functional without taking up too much room. This basin looks very chic and is an ideal choice if you are adding a basin to a new or existing en-suite area, or you are designing or adding a cloakroom for your home. Measuring at a compact 415mm by 415mm, supplied with a single tap hole and waste overflow, the white finish ensures that it will easily blend into any decor or colour scheme. You can if you wish at a small extra cost add the Villeroy & Bosch unique anti-staining CeramicPlus.

V & B Omnia Architectura Compact Corner Basin

Villeroy & Boch Fire & Ice Tile

Porcelain tiles do not need to be confined to the bathroom; although it is true to say that it’s the room that adapts itself the most readily to them. With the stunning range from Villeroy & Bosch more homes are tiling in selected areas and with underfloor heating, fitting them throughout a home is now becoming more common.

The Villeroy & Boch Tiles are one example which lends itself beautifully to the modern home and the glazed porcelain stoneware is one of the toughest tiling finishes available. The metallic effect surfaces with many advantages such as easy-care properties, colour-fastness, R9 slip resistance and rectified, milled edges are available with highly individual colours, copper red, platinum beige and steel grey, give a striking metallic look to any installation. Fire & Ice is a fascinating combination of light and space and the slightly cloudy structure creates a homely effect and gives the surface an added depth.

A bathroom facelift will add value to your home

Bathrooms tend to be a sticking point for buyers, if they do not have to hassle themselves with refitting a bathroom which is clearly in need of a facelift, then it’s another plus for your property. So if you’re thinking of adding some saleable value to your home without undertaking extreme construction projects, then spend on a little time on the ‘smallest room’ in your house. If your bathroom is victim to a dated avocado suite or is looking a little drab, a few improvements could add vital selling potential to your home.

Not forgetting, that the bathroom is subjected daily to a lot of household use, this room should definitely not be put on the decorating backburner. Although updating your bathroom is not going to cost the same as a few tins of paint, a few adjustments could really boost the buying potential of your property. The addition of a bathroom suite and perhaps some modern up to date stylish tiling from Villeroy and Bosch can work wonders.

Do not leave it too late to upgrade

With the long summer nights with us it is easy to forget that, for many of us we had a very cold winter and long periods of frost and snow. During this period did you think that your radiators were not giving out sufficient heat? The chances are that they may have become affected by years of use and it is no secret that today’s modern radiators are far more efficient than their older counterparts.

If you are considering an upgrade to a modern radiator you should be thinking about contacting your heating engineer whilst the summer is with us and before they get busy. The radiators of today are sleek modern and ultra efficient and you will see a wide range at our web pages from which you can choose. Just one example from the multitude is the Aestus Sorano Designer Radiator which is offered in two sizes and three finishes. All these radiators are manufactured from high quality stainless steel tube and these stunning ‘wave style’ radiators are available in polished, satin or decor stainless steel finishes.

Monza Basin, WC, Shower & Bath Suite

You cannot fail to be impressed with the stylish Monza bathroom suite package, which includes items from top manufacturers including, Hansgrohe, Matki, and Villeroy & Boch. The designer washbasin is the Subway semi pedestal from Villeroy & Bosch fitted with a Hansgrohe Focus single lever mixer tap with an adjustable temperature restrictor and aerator. The close coupled floor standing WC is a matching unit from the same manufacturer. Add to this the Carron Quantum SE 1700mm bath tub which comes with the perfectly matching Hansgrohe Monotrou single lever mixer tap, Geberit pop-up waste and overflow and Vitra Optima front bath panel.

Many would be pleased with this combination but added to the package is Hansgrohe Croma 100 multi combi 65m shower set in a modern bar design, which includes shower mixer with pre-adjustable hot water restriction, noise reducing connections and multi hand shower, enclosed within the RCC Radiance 900mm curved corner shower surround complete with tray. A designer bathroom suite that will impress and at a surprisingly low price.

V&B New glory border tiles

Discreetly positioned border tiles can break up the monotony of a plain tiled bathroom or shower wall and the high quality V&B range will enhance any room and give it a classical look and feel. The feature the motif in relief and have a subtle silk matt finish offering true opulence and minimalist style.

The tiles are manufactured in lightweight material and fitting these will give your bathroom shower or en-suite a touch of opulent times past in the classic baroque period, these are a true clean classic collection that has a finish just tempting you to touch them. Once added to your room, the New Glory border tiles soon display a bold and imaginative touch to your home, which your friends will wish to emulate.