Bathroom Design Archive

Traditional Bathroom ideas, design and inspiration

Traditional bathrooms are centred around various different influential design periods from British history. You can find something here to harmonise either Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian era interiors, through to an ultra-modern home with a nod to classic, period forms. Traditional bathrooms provide a truly spectacular style that can create a sumptuous bathroom interior. The look of Victorian or Edwardian bathrooms can be easily achieved through this simple guide. Browse our three traditional bathroom inspiration colour boards for some ideas!

Soft and elegant 

 

Use the exquisite Arcade Albany freestanding bath to create a focal point in the room. The egg-shaped bath with its ribbing details is absolutely elegant. The use of the Arcade traditional double bowl basin and has created the clean edges with a soft touch.

Timeless touches

Can you think of a Victorian period invention? The Sewing Machine was invented by Elias Howe; Petrol had been developed; the first public flushing toilet launches in London, even ice cream was invented at this period. Victorian is a great era that influences so much of our modern life! This is a great timeless bathroom design that is influenced by the Victorian period. Classic and Innovative!

Vintage Charm

This could be perfect for your cosy cottage. The Arcade Piccadilly Shower Temple is a centrepiece that makes your bathroom design unique and classic. Choose a matt black toilet seat that makes this traditional bathroom slightly trendy. This is Monochrome Magic!

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Vanity Units/ Basin

Toilets

Showers

Taps & Mixers

Radiators

Bathroom Accessories

UK Bathrooms have a wide range of traditional bathrooms available, click here to see more

 

Wet Room Ideas

Wet room inspiration – here at UK Bathroom we have a wide variety of wet room options for your new wetroom-bathroom, this type of bathroom installation is becoming increasingly popular as more manufacturers are creating specialist products to convert UK timber floor bathrooms into wetroom spaces ready to tile. Popular brands we sell include Wedi, Impey and Abacus wet rooms.

The video above shows a modern Wedi Italian inspired wetroom, with a modern, light & bright design.

Why choose a wet room?

Wet rooms are on the increase in the UK, this look came across from Europe originally where they have enjoyed wet rooms for decades. It introduces modern, open-plan living into the bathroom space. Plus points for customers include increased mobility for those of us who are less abled, a wetroom also makes an ideal family bathroom as it is safer for children.

Aren’t wet rooms dull?

Not anymore! Modern wet rooms are anything but dull! Gone are the days of dark damp shower-rooms – take a look at our wet room inspiration below for some ideas, you can create a light open bathroom wet room space with products such as Wedi board. Interesting features can be added such as niches which are recessed wall cavities that are tiled, other features include shelving, basin countertops, steps, dwarf walls, semi wall to partition spaces and create zones and even bathtubs. Browse our full range of wetroom products here and take a look at the guide at the bottom of the following page for more information on common wet room questions: Wet Rooms

Wet Room Inspiration

Wet room inspiration

Wedi wet room inspiration, click to zoom the image

Featured products in this moodboard:

  1. V&B Loop & Friends Circular Surface Mounted Washbasin
  2. Axor Citterio Showerpipe
  3. Contact us for Villeroy and Boch tile enquires

Not sure what you need? Contact our friendly sales team to get started on planning your new wetroom! sales@ukbathrooms.com

Black Friday Sale – A Bathroom is not just for Christmas…

Black Friday is coming again!

But you don’t want to purchase useless items that you are not going to actually use. Come on admit it? We all do it, we are all overly excited by seeing a discount and there is a real risk of buying something on a whim. We are running a Black Friday sales and whilst it might not be as attractive as discounted electronics and perfume and that Christmas jumper you have seen that you will get one day wear out  of, we are discounting our brands so you can find your new bathroom which will be with you for many years and hopefully add value to your property!

Why not check out some of our offers:

Bathrooms Cabinets

Bauhaus Duo Illuminated Mirrored Cabinet

The above picture is the Bauhaus Duo Illuminated Mirrored Cabinet

We have a selection of Bathrooms Cabinets with mirrors.

Now you can hide all the mess behind the mirror, the easiest way to get your bathroom tidy and organised!

Bathroom Radiators

What do all bathrooms need in winter? A decent radiator!

You need a radiator that is actually warming your bathroom up properly and drying your towels perfectly.

Check out all different styles radiators we are offered at UK Bathrooms.

Taps &Mixers

A stylish mixer can make all the difference and be the focal point of the entire bathrooms, just like the Hansgrohe Puravida above.

Are you feeling bored of an average basin or bath mixers?

Take a look at our Taps & Mixers section, you will find a perfect one for your bathroom.

Toilet

Bauhaus Svelte Back to Wall Toilet

The above picture is the Bauhaus Svelte Back to Wall Toilet

Are you looking for a toilet to match your minimal style bathroom? The Bauhaus Svelte Back to Wall toilet will be the best choice for you.
There is also another stunning colour, Platinum version for you to choose from.

Shower Enclosures

This Kudos Pinnacle 8 Hinged Shower allows you to have a spacious space to shower.

Crafted from 8mm, toughened safety glass, you can feel safe and relaxing.
Furthermore, before 23rd December, order any kudos Shower Pack or Shower Tray, you will receive a free Shower Tray waste.

 

Bathroom Accessories

Yes, we always need somewhere to put our shower gel, shampoo or conditioner.

What is even better about this shower basket?

It has included a very handy glass wiper, this will help you remove the excess water from the screen after showering.

Black Friday is only here once a year!!

Go and find out how much you can save at UK Bathrooms.

4 Ideas to keep you warm during the winter

The holiday season has officially begun.

It’s now the countdown to Christmas and there is still time to get your bathroom done before the extended family are due for sherry and a mince pie.

The Big Bathrooms Brands Sale has extended until 17th November.

This gives you a reprieve if you missed the sale! There is still time to get your order in and benefit from the up to 50% sale!

Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and treating yourself.

Here are some ideas for you to keep warm and stay cheerful during the cold season.

Idea 1:

Make your bathroom cosy with this Burlington Strand Bathroom Towel Radiator with Shelf.

The radiator is beautifully finished in chrome with a functional design that provides great practical purpose and visual charm than any ordinary radiator.

The image is featured from Bauhaus Glide II Wall Hung Vanity Unit

Idea 2:

Decorating with a warm colour scheme.

The gorgeous and sizeable vanity unit adds a wooden touch to the interior, this American walnut colour brings a warmer tone to the bathroom.

Idea 3:

Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate (or stronger)  and enjoy a hot bath in this Burlington Brindley Double Ended Soaking Tub.

It provides extra shoulder room and brilliant depth for a relaxing bath time.

The image is featured from Crosswater Digital Kai Lever Shower Kits

Idea 4:

Conveying the bathroom into the digital age, Crosswater  Digital Kai Lever Shower Kits presents a unique method to control your shower experience.

You can have a warm, comforting shower running for you when you return home from a hard day at work.

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.

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Designer Brassware: envisioned by Kelly Hoppen, created by Crosswater.

Kelly Hoppen is a renowned name in the interior Design world, and now increasingly so in the consciousness of the general public, with Kelly’s appearances on popular programs such as Dragons Den, and interior Design series ‘Superior Interiors’. Creating chic, sleek interiors Kelly Hoppen’s designs are timelessly elegant and her style is highly coveted. Key notes are upscaled decorative accessories (think large scale vases and lamps), which create a sense of space and luxury, combined with a more paired back colour pallet and luxurious materials and surfaces.

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Kelly Hoppen MBE

In 2013 Crosswater, one of the UK’s most popular brassware brand names and Kelly Hoppen teamed up to produce a range of fashionably stylised and lustrous coordinating mixer taps, showers and mixers.

The first range was dubbed: KH Zero 1. These products were welcomed into the market with continued success and interest. The popularity of these has seen a further 5 ranges launched.

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The current Design groups are: KH Zero 1, KH Zero 2, KH Zero 3, KH Zero 5, KH Zero 6

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This design range fuses together squared edge, ample-feeling tap bodies with slimmer curved spout designs that feature very sculptural negative spaces. The matching shower valve plates combine the same mix of squared back face plates, with round handle blocks and slim, curved levers. The handles add a lovely functional element, with comfortable smooth action technology and premium quality you would expect from Crosswater.

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The Zero 2 range features rounded solid tap bodies with elongated, sophisticated thin lever handles, following the form of the spout. Modern and chic, these pivot on a smooth joint to control both temperature and flow in one action. The cleverly designed, slim handles are the main showpiece feature of these taps. Coordinating bath and basin versions with minimal ceramicware would create a softly serene, sophisticated bathroom space with a spa feel.

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KH Zero 3.

Zero 3 has a well designed, thin handle on a pivot similar in fashion to the Zero 2, but with a completely different overall aesthetic. Boldly geometric, with crisp 90 degree angles and squared off corners the Zero 3 evokes a more architectural taste with strong, straight lines and corners.

You could pair these with black basins, polished concrete floors, geometric tiles, and a bespoke smoked glass wetroom screen for a look right out of the most exclusive interior design magazine of the moment.

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Next is Zero 5, with a completely different feel again. This is a single kitchen tap, with a subtlety traditional design, featuring decorative fluted nozzle and base detail. Combine this kitchen mixer with a Belfast Sink for a beautiful timeless look.

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Last but not least is Zero 6, an edgier range with a nice contemporary twist. The forward angled tap bodies add a sense of movement and energy. The slim handles are light and smoothly operated adding to the overall dynamic, a pleasure to operate.

 

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Overall you have a great choice on offer here, with varying designs that can be incorporated into a wide range of interior design plans for all kind of bathroom spaces.

For further technical details or to browse the whole range please visit Crosswater here:

https://www.crosswater.co.uk/designer-collections/kelly-hoppen/

We can supply the entire range, if there is a specific tap you would like but you cannot find it on our website simply give our friendly sales team a call, or bob us an email for a quote: sales@ukbathrooms.com

Remember to come back to ukBathrooms.com to place your Kelly Hoppen brassware order, we can have these delivered to you in 3 to 5 working days ready to install in your new bathroom!

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Clearwater adds five new natural stone baths to its range

Clearwater Baths stunning range of Natural Stone freestanding baths just got bigger! The company has been busy fine-tuning and replacing models within the range based on their innovation and consumer preferences. The five new sleek models are all made from natural stone, which is sure to add luxury and elegance to any bathroom.

The Natural Stone range has been a huge success for the company and adding five new models into the mix will give consumers even more choice when it comes to bathroom renovations. The natural stone used in these baths create a strong structure without the need for thick ledges or surrounds.

The Clearwater Natural Stone bath range includes contemporary and traditional designs, that have been hand polished for over 10 hours each, providing a warm and tactile finish. Each Clearwater bath comes complete with a full 10 year guarantee and are built from one piece, meaning that there are no unsightly joints or seams to detract from the stylish designs. There is also a range of Natural Stone basins to complement the freestanding bath range.

The Clearwater Natural Stone Bath collection is great value for money and creates the perfect focal point for any bathroom. Check out the new baths in the range below:

Lonio classical bath

Lonio classical bath

Armonia

Armonia bath

Vigore

Vigore bath

Puro

Puro bath

Puro with plinth

Puro bath with plinth

For more information on these baths or any other product on our website, you can talk to our talented sale team on 01765 694720.

Shower heads that create the perfect bathroom focal point

If you care to trawl through our web pages which display shower heads you will see no less than 115 of them and they all do what they have been designed to do. However, we are showing just four of these which will definitely drench you with water when taking a shower, but they also will create a focal point for your bathroom.

The Grohe Euphoria Cube Headshower is undoubtedly a stylish shower head and is offered at a very affordable price. It has a generous wide shower head and you have the trademark Grohe Rain setting, which gives the user a comfortable and relaxing shower experience. The high chrome finish together with the brisk geometric lines is sure to be a focal point as well as being a very efficient shower head. The head has a specially formulated treatment to repel the build-up of dirt and lime scale

We can be sure that just like so many products form this innovative company, the Hansgrohe Raindance Rainfall 150 Shower Head will be the centre of conversation for friends when they first see it. Not only is it eye catching, but it is also offers a super experience when taking a shower. This truly ingenious design ensures a wide, powerful spray from its uniquely formed spout. If you are looking for a focal point for your bathroom, this fits the bill perfectly.

The Phoenix Shower Blade 2 with Waterfall is a quality product that fit into a minimalistic bathroom with ease. The range of products from Phoenix has got a stunning unique shape and can rightly claim to have clean stylish lines which we are certain that you will cherish and enjoy every moment you spend under its rejuvenating cascade. The compact blade will work at a low pressure of just one bar, easy to clean and is guaranteed against any manufacturing defects for five years.

Imperial Bathrooms are noted for their leading classically designed bathroom products and by choosing Imperial items for you bathroom you can be certain that you will own something unique; an example of true British craftsmanship. Nothing is mass produced and items can often take days to produce each hand crafted piece. The Imperial Bathrooms Aqueous 8 inch Fixed Shower Head has been skilfully designed to produce an impressive flow, it is hard wearing and very dependable. Available with a classic chrome finish or an attractive Antique Gold finish it is simple to install and easy to clean. It comes with a 5-year guarantee and is offered at our unbeatable price tag.

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Some ways to revamp your bathroom

The bathroom is the room that can make a statement, it is always an area that is scrutinised by guests or house buyers so it is worth taking time to consider how it is best to revamp it without spending a fortune.

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Changing a tired bath is always a good idea, remember some of those trendy colours that were around in the seventies and eighties, if you still have one then reverting to good old fashioned white is best. Choose a footed rather than a built-in bath, as it creates extra floor space which, in turn, can make a small space seem larger.

With the basin there are some classy countertop versions now available and they have the added advantage of having drawers and cupboards giving valuable storage space. You can complete this by hanging a pretty mirror above the basin, with lighting around it.

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Essentially a bathroom needs to be practical, comfortable and stylish and it has to be clean at all times, so avoid carpet. Bathroom carpet was fine in the days of massive houses and huge rooms, where carpet was for warmth, use wood, tiles or marble to keep the room clean and tiles are also a great way to add colour, pattern or texture.

Lighting is a very important feature in a bathroom, subtle lighting from mirrors supplemented by down lighters is all that is needed, however it has to be adequate to be able to perform daily grooming. Modern bathroom cabinets with lighting a demister pads incorporated also have storage space for toiletries. You can fit a light in the bathroom that comes on automatically when you enter and turns off when you leave, so you don’t need to fumble around for the switch in the dark.

There may be not a lot that can be done if the first thing that you see when opening the bathroom door is the loo, re-positioning this is a major operation involving re-routing the soil pipe so it is best avoided. It can however be made less stark by a floor standing decoration and it is a good idea to have a basket of loo rolls perhaps on a shelf behind it.

Colours are of course personal, but it is best to stick to traditional styles if possible. The most typical colours for a bathroom are cream, white and black; the combination of black and white marble is a stunning arrangement. Marble tiles, glass and mirror are all good materials, and to give a bathroom a feeling of space a mirrored door is a sure way.