Bathroom Vanities 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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Simple tips for the renovation of a small bathroom

For many it can be a challenge renovating a small bathroom, fittings and space are the main challenges that most people face. Design ideas are not only focused on the fittings because you can still remodel your bathroom without adding anything and retaining all the current fittings that you have. Let us suggest a few ways that can make your small bathroom better.

Most bathrooms have tiling in them, tiles prevent water from discolouring decorations and they are easily cleaned and can enhance the room. We would not suggest that you remove and replace these unless they are in a poor state; the glaze is crazed or discoloured for example. No take a look at the walls which are not covered by tiling and choose a new colour based upon the design of your tiles, we would suggest using a lighter colour if possible, if the tiles are all white, then a subtle light colour which will make a small space appear larger.

Lighting is an area which we believe can really make a bathroom appealing, forget the single light hanging from a cord in the centre of the room, many different styles of wall and ceiling lights, plus clever lighting on mirrors and cabinets gives any size of bathroom a luxury look and feel.

The biggest problem that we see in small bathrooms is unnecessary clutter and items of toiletries on windows baths and wash basins. Take out items that really do not belong there or have only been used a couple of times over the last year or so. If you do not have a suitable cabinet to store the items in, the best advice is to get a vanity unit. There are some stunning vanity units now available and many of these come with basin, taps and pop up waste already fitted, they are not expensive and very simple to fit, your plumber can do this job in a very short time, especially if an old pedestal style or wall fitting basin is removed.

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Problems from Sharing a Bathroom

When you go from living on your own to living with someone it’s hard to adjust to sharing your space, whether they have moved into your home, vice versa or if you have moved somewhere new. It can take a whiles learning how to cohabit with a partner, which generally includes learning how to share small spaces such as the bathroom.

Bathrooms are an area where our bad habits are laid bare, such as not putting down a toilet seat to leaving hair in the sink. Bathroom cabinets can also cause problems in relationships. Men are normally the ones with minimal products and are often bamboozled by the items put in their by their female companions. James Brown laments the hell of sharing a bathroom cabinet with a woman in the Telegraph, so for all the men out there you are not alone.

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Efficiency is key especially if you have a small bathroom, you need to be organised with all your bathroom products, make use of clever storage solutions, so you can avoid the entire contents of your bathroom cupboard falling out on you. Shelving also adds extra storage space, if you want stuff out of site, then pop them in baskets or boxes. Or why not look at bathroom furniture including vanity units and freestanding furniture to hide all your products out of sight.

We have looked at luxury bathrooms where home buyers are preferring to pay more for more space and luxury with their bathrooms. His and hers bathrooms being the most popular, allowing for a sink and mirror each, giving you your own space with the same applying to storage. Just make sure you don’t start spilling into the others ‘area’ otherwise world war 3 may break out!

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The joy of giving

As we know Christmas is a traditional time for giving as well as receiving gifts from family and friends, the tradition came about of course, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men which were Frankincense Gold and Myrrh. However, the giving of gifts in the New Year is growing tradition when we go to a New Year party and of course it is very traditional in the Chinese community who celebrate their New Year, the year of the horse, on January the 31st so we thought it might be rather nice to suggest some gifts from our catalogue that can be given at any time of the year.

Very popular is the range from our accessories page which features bathroom accessories that can add that touch of luxury to your bathroom, en-suite or cloakroom. The Inda Gealuna Accessory package is a beautifully designed Italian set and represents amazing value. With the set are a double robe hook, tumbler and holder, toilet roll holder and multifunctional towel rail and liquid soap dispenser.

Perhaps the Burlington Classic set with the emphasis on classic old styling may be more appropriate if you have a Victorian or Edwardian style of bathroom; the set relies on modern technology but with yesterday’s styling of the towel ring, double robe hook, tumbler with holder, toilet roll holder and WC brush holder with matching brush

Less expensive but a product that will not look out of place even in the most expensive bathroom, the Twist four piece set gives the most used items on one low price set using top quality manufacturing techniques from Bristan, a well known and respected UK manufacturer and distributor of top quality bathroom products. Their taps and accessories can be found in homes across the UK giving a guarantee of quality and design that is the envy of the world.

Another great idea is the gift ideas on the our Pinterest site which is brimming with suggestions at a full range of prices from the simple designer magazine rack, or luxury towels in soft and luxurious 100% Egyptian cotton, to the ultimate bathroom luxury! Aquavision 40″ Framed Waterproof LED TV.

With the help of UK Bathrooms, you need never be short of a brilliant gift idea to give to a loved one, family or friend at any time of the year.

 

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.

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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.

Roman Collage Hinged Curved Bathscreen

Shower curtains can provide a cheap and easy way to have the benefit of an Overbath shower if you do not have the room or facilities to have a shower cubicle fitted in your bathroom. However, curtains do have a number of drawbacks and fitting a designer shower screen has to be the best way if you have an Overbath shower system.

The Roman Collage Bath Screens are well designed products offered in a number of options, manufactured from 8mm thick glass and are available in a straight or curved design. It features a bottom rail and deflector strip, making it capable for use whilst power showering, finished in either a silver or white frame at a height of 1500 mm above the bath.