Bathroom Storage Archive

Introducing the SoHo 2 range from Villeroy and Boch

Villeroy & Boch have long been the biggest name associated with bathrooms. V&B are renowned for their great design and world class engineering. As part of their already expansive collection, Villeroy and Boch have refreshed and reintroduced their SoHo collection, with the new SoHo 2.

Subway or SoHo?

We are asked all the time; “is that just Subway?”, “Why do some people still call it Subway?” or “How come it’s not on the Villeroy & Boch website?”. Ok, this bit is a little complicated, originally the SoHo collection was part of a range called Subway, but with the introduction of the newer Subway 2 range the collection was renamed SoHo. So there were two collections called Subway and there sort of still is, some people still call it Subway and some people call it SoHo to differentiate it. The SoHo collection as it was had been around for a few years, so when the new products have been introduced they were named: SoHo 2 (are you still with us here, someone thought that this made sense!). The Subway bathroom collection has dominated bathroom sales for the past decade; it’s the flagship range you think of when you think of Villeroy & Boch. It’s not the cheapest Villeroy & Boch range, but it is far from their most expensive. Now it’s called SoHo 2 the designers have gone back to the drawing board and re-engineered the furniture in the range; they have updated the finishes and used their most recent design

The SoHo collection as it was had been around for a few years, so when the new products have been introduced they were named: SoHo 2 (are you still with us here, someone thought that this made sense!). The Subway bathroom collection has dominated bathroom sales for the past decade; it’s the flagship range you think of when you think of Villeroy & Boch. It’s not the cheapest Villeroy & Boch range, but it is far from their most expensive. Now it’s called SoHo 2 the designers have gone back to the drawing board and re-engineered the furniture in the range; they have updated the finishes and used their most recent design innovations so that for the price, the quality will not be surpassed.

New features

The main differences in the new units are the drawers. The original Subway/Soho unit had one large draw and sub-divided draws within the unit:

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The new Soho 2 unit has two large distinguished drawers, both with soft close mechanisms on them. This offers perfect storage for any of your typical bathroom products. The larger drawer at the bottom can more than handle large bottles:

The new furniture options come in updated finishes, you will always have a white gloss finish (it’s timeless and matches all any tiles). You have now got the option of:

Everyone at the UKB office has had a look at the new units; we think they are great and would easily recommend them to any of our customers. If you are looking to refresh your bathroom and are unsure where to start; Villeroy and Boch is a name you can be confident in, and the SoHo 2 is a range that will suit almost any bathroom layout.

Villeroy & Boch Subway features in our Summer Sale

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ukBathrooms.com is set to save you a fortune on your new bathroom this summer, with our biggest ever Summer Sale now is the best time to shop for your new branded bathroom!

With the latest designs from leading bathroom manufacturers you can spec-out your new bathroom to the highest standard, with quality fittings from trusted and respected market leaders such as Hansgrohe, Roca, Crosswater and many more.

A Villeroy and Boch logo on your ceramicware ensures lasting quality and performance: Villeroy and Boch are one of the most revered, trusted, leading bathroom industry brands and are currently featured in our Summer Sale; there hasn’t been a better time to buy V&B from ukBathrooms! Pronounced “Villeroy” and “Bock” (not Bosch) the German brand is known for its clean European style.

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One of Villeroy and Boch’s most popular ranges is: Subway. These timeless, uncluttered designs exude the true beauty of pure form and function lead design, they are usually Architects and Designers range of choice. The scale of choice on offer means you can fully customise your product selection, creating a bespoke bathroom unique to your family and your home.

Colour OptionsFor example the Subway furniture comes in a variety of colour options and sizes, you also have the choice of a single or a double “his and hers” style vanity unit. Even the handles can be customised, contact our sales team for advice on handle selection. You have a choice of: White, Glossy White, Glossy Walnut and Macassar. Matching tall units are available for those bathroom must haves, decluttering your space and enhancing the envisioned design aesthetic of your new bathroom.

Popular Subway Products

The Subway wall hung toilet is a hugely popular design, with its most appealing feature being completely smooth lines, no gaps or cut out spaces around the sides, just clean shapes and a smooth form. This single piece form helps you create a clutter free aesthetic as well as having the excellent advantage of being easier to clean, and keep clean, no more horrible dust and dirt collecting in recesses around the toilet base!

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A matching Subway Bath from this range will enhance any bathroom space and compliment other items from the design line. Match with free standing or wall mounted brassware to achieve a contemporary high end look that would be at home in a luxury hotel suite, or your new bathing sanctuary!

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Subway furniture vanity units are versatile, practical and simply stunning. Available in a choice of finishes lots of different looks looks can be achieved, pleasing even the most discerning of us! From light and bright whites, to deep rich and warm wood finishes, you can mix and match this range across your entire families bathrooms, kitting out your whole home with high quality products that can meet the tough demands of family life and the breadth of different design tastes we all have.

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Browse the range on the link below, most subway items are in UK stock and can be delivered in 3 to 5 working days, custom furniture can take longer as it is ‘hand made to order’ in their German factory, but the wait is well worth it when your hand-built custom bathroom order arrives, and is fitted and finished in all its splendour!

Just contact our sales team to check lead times and pricing: 01765 694 720.

The Subway range on ukBathrooms.com

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Bathroom cabinets to finish off your look

Your bathroom will be complete when you add a bathroom cabinet, a place to store his shaving kit, three different kinds of mouthwash or maybe the family first aid kit. We have an unrivalled collection of bathroom cabinets, over 150 at our dedicated web pages; we’ll have something for you and we illustrate just four of these here.

The HIB Austin LED Illuminated Cabinet will add some subtle lighting to your bathroom with its LED lighting for guaranteed low power consumption, its soft white glow gives a cool ambience and perfect lighting levels. Finished in chrome the HIB Austin cabinet itself is a simple rectangular cabinet and features soft close doors for a quiet touch, and internal shelving to keep bathroom essentials tidy, but within easy reach.

The Schneider Classicline Side Cabinet is perfect for a smaller room and is sure to provide plenty of storage for personal hygiene products, medicine, or cleaning supplies in its compact way. The cabinet is of aluminium construction and has an anodised finish. The Classicline has a single door which can be supplied either left or right hung, and it is provided with three glass shelve inside. The cabinet has two mirrors attached, one is on the front of the door, and the other is on the inside. This design of cabinet ensures that you will have plenty of storage, even in a cramped or small bathroom.

This Roper Rhodes Definition Entity 2 Door Mirror Cabinet is one of many from this iconic company; this cabinet is elegant as well as being functional. With two beautifully designed doors which are soft close and mirrored both sides, inside the cabinet the two shelves are adjustable ensuring that tall bottles or cosmetics will fit and the finish is designed to be easily cleaned. A choice is offered with or without infrared technology and electrics and each has overhead LED lights, together with an electrical socket for items such a shaver, electric toothbrush, or hair dryer.

If your taste is for something retro or old style, then the Old London collection is for you, with the company specialising in the traditional approach to bathroom interiors, both sophisticated as well as functional. The Old London two door mirrored cabinet has a combination of traditional wood with surfaces that reflect ensuring both the traditional as well as modern construction. With plenty of space for all essentials, the cabinet has inlayed mirrored doors and is offered in four finishes, Ivory, Pistachio, Stone Grey or Natural Walnut.

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Add storage to your bathroom with a vanity unit

By adding a vanity unit to your bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite unit you will have achieved a number of important things. The room will have added more storage space, it will have taken on a new classic look and of course it will support the important wash basin.

At UK Bathrooms we have no fewer than 215 vanity units on display at our web pages, but we thought that we would show you just four of these that have proved to be not only popular, but very functional and classic too.

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The Imperial Oxford Linea Vanity Unit with Bow Fronted Glass Doors is a vanity unit that offers traditional styling for the increasing numbers of people turning to this look. The unit has two bow fronted doors with glass panels and will fit into most spaces. In three different finishes, natural oak, wenge or ash, matching existing decor is easy and is ideal for those looking for a traditional sophisticated look. Taps, waste fittings and basin are purchased as separate items allowing an individual look to be achieved.

For a completely different and very elegant and modern look we suggest the Imperial Astoria Deco Cuda Open Vessel Bowl Unit. This is clearly an impressive and stylish countertop wash bowl stand that is without question classical and elegant as well as modern in its design stylings. The unit contains a small slatted shelf as well as a drawer to the right of the unit. This Cuda is offered in two colour finishes, wenge or natural oak; again the waste fittings are purchase separately allowing you to compliment other bathroom fittings.

Old London is a series of retro styled bathroom equipment and the Old London 2 Door Basin Unit will naturally reproduce a style reminiscent of a bygone era. This vanity unit which is complete with basin, which is supplied in two widths, packs convenience and functionality into a slim but stylish frame. On raised chrome feet the unit is offered in four colour finishes, Ivory, Pistachio, Grey Stone or Natural Walnut. This unit comes with a single hole for the tap and overflow as standard

Roper Rhodes a name synonymous with quality bathroom furniture and the Hampton 600mm Semi-Countertop Unit and Geo Basin are sure to be a hit with guests who stay in the guest room. By using a classic Belfast basin, a simple but stylish and attractive semi-recessed countertop basin make this unit a winner. The Hampton is offered in four colour finishes, Mocha, chalk white, oak or Vanilla is available, and the twin cabinet doors open to reveal a handy space for all necessary toiletries or personal accessories. The mixer tap and worktop illustrated are not included in the price, allowing you to choose from the comprehensive range at our taps and mixer pages.

Vanity units – choosing the right one

Immensely popular today as they have ever been the vanity unit is guaranteed to enhance a bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom and provides an additional surface and storage area which is pleasing aesthetically. We offer a wide variety at our web pages and we are sure that there will be one or more to suit your particular requirement or to blend in with existing decor.

Vanity units are offered with a variety of cupboard and storage options and are normally designed for the sink unit to be inset into the top, although there are some exceptions where a free standing basin is preferred. As you peruse through the three hundred or so options we have some exclusive choices from Roca and Vitra and we think that you will agree that vanity units and washstands take on a whole new perspective when you look to their products.

One stylish item from Roca is the Roca the Gap Basin Unit in a subtle beige colour, this distinctive and stylish basin unit is available in seven sizes and a soft closing door is standard on the larger units. Although the wall mounting will work for the smaller pieces, we recommend that the larger options be sited on the floor and you can choose either two or four chrome legs.  Although shown, basins, taps, and waste fittings are not included in our price.

Bath screens

Although we often see huge bathrooms in brochures and magazines, the bathroom is the smallest room in the house in most cases. That means that you have to be creative with the way you use your space and the type of bathroom suite you install. Fitting a shower over the bath has always been a popular way to save space, and today’s baths are designed to give you space and comfort whether you’re taking a bath or a shower.

With the smaller bathroom and the shower being over the bath it will require a curtain or screen. Most would now agree that curtains are a bit “old hat” and fitting one of the many shower screens is the way to go. These bath screens not only make showering a safe and easy experience; you add a real touch of class to your bathroom and they are easy to keep clean. The Manhattan M2 Liberty Bathscreen is just one of the many to see at the web pages and this screen is available in White or Polished Chrome and along with others from Manhattan comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Designing your cloakroom

The cloakroom is the place for rebelling against the rest of the house, if this is a home that is dominated by women in the shape of your partner and daughters, it can be a thoroughly masculine chamber of wood and sombre colours, a serious change from in a household dominated by women and pastels.  However, in a male dominated home strewn with footballs, toy guns and dirty socks, you need a thoroughly girlie cloakroom coated in silver leaf with mini-chandelier and how about a Seventies disco ball plus mirrored make-up box and a shelf of perfumes.

You might just have a cloakroom the size of a cupboard under the stairs in a terrace house, but your cloakroom will say a lot about you. So choose the right cloakroom suite, maybe a vanity unit to create an impression of spaciousness and install polished nickel taps, which look very smart.