Bathroom Design Archive

Great bathroom storage solutions from UK Bathrooms

Storage can be tricky, especially in a confined area such as a bathroom, but thankfully here at UK Bathrooms we pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best bathroom storage solutions on the market. Here are some of our favourite storage units on our website right now.

HIB Cassino Ripple Basin and Unit

This sleek and classy basin and storage unit combine to provide a great space saving solution for any home. The HIB Cassino Ripple Basin and Unit is available as a wall mounted unit or freestanding unit in either black or white, perfect for finishing that modernistic look for your bathroom.

Ideally suited to a single lever mixer tap, this unit provides form and function in one compact piece. The HIB Cassino Ripple Basin and Unit is available now for just £274.

Essential Gem Cupboard Unit

The Essential Gem Cupboard Unit features a side opening cupboard and top drawer, perfect for storing your toiletries out of the way. Available in a white or calvados finish, the Essential Gem Cupboard Unit is moisture resistant and comes with a manufacturer 12 month guarantee.

At just £118.58, this bathroom cupboard is great value and provides some much needed storage in small bathrooms.

Aqua Cabinets Tall Storage Unit with Mirror Door

Available in a range of colours including white, reef and ocean, the Aqua Cabinets Tall Storage Unit with Mirror Door adds both character and functionality to the bathroom. Featuring a large storage area with four glass shelves and a mirror on the door front, this unit is a joy to use and its contemporary design means it’ll suit almost any bathroom perfectly.

At just £304.99, the Aqua Cabinets Tall Storage Unit with Mirror Door gives you a large storage area for the money; check out the full D300 range for matching bathroom fixtures such as back to wall WC units, basins and furniture worktops.

Old London Tall Boy Storage Unit

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional then why not opt for the Old London Tall Boy Storage Unit. This handy little unit provides a great storage space with two drawers and a cabinet unit that adds character to any bathroom. Chrome handles and feet finish off the luxurious feel to the unit, which is available in four neutral tones to complement any colour scheme.

At just £638.79, the Old London Tall Boy Storage Unit provides a luxurious focal point to your bathroom.

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Spruce up your bathroom with designer accessories

Updating your bathroom can be an expensive project, but thankfully here at UK Bathrooms we stock a wide range of bathroom accessories perfect for sprucing up your bathroom and giving it a great new look. Here are some of our must have bathroom accessories:

Great lighting is key to creating a luxurious bathroom and the Imperial Toledo Single Wall Light & Glass Shade is perfect for that contemporary look. These glamourous lights are supplied with a chrome wall bracket and base, and features a curved opal glass shade ideal for adding ambiance to your bathroom. The Imperial Toledo Light also features concealed fixings for a professional look and comes with a 5 year guarantee.

Towel rails are a great accessory to have in your bathroom, keeping your towels within easy reach just when you need them. The Never Drill Again Klaam Two Armed Towel Holder gives you space for two towels and comes in a high gloss chrome finish. What’s more, this towel holder features ‘Never Drill Again’ technology which allows you to permanently fix it to your wall without screws or drilling, but if you do ever want to move it, the adhesive won’t damage the wall it’s attached too, great!

The humble toilet brush and holder is often neglected when updating a bathroom, but you can’t go wrong with the Inda Colorella Toilet Brush Holder. This sleek and modern accessory is wall mounted to keep it neatly out of the way and features concealed fixings for a clean look.

Last on our must have bathroom accessory list is the Smedbo Loft Toilet Roll Holder with Lid. This stunning looking toilet roll holder is easy to clean and comes with a 10 year guarantee for peace of mind. Concealed fixings again create a professional look and the lid keeps your toilet roll from getting wet or damaged.

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Contemporary bathroom design with Villeroy & Boch

With over 260 years of inventiveness and foresight Villeroy & Boch have produced a diversified range of products in both the Tableware and Bathroom and Wellness divisions. Villeroy and Boch are at the forefront of design and technology and a range of their products can be found at the web pages of premier bathroom supplier UK Bathrooms. The company over the years has developed an enviable range of high quality ceramic products including the renowned single source bathroom. We illustrate here our suggestions for designing a beautiful contemporary bathroom using these contemporary products.

Let us begin with the bathtub and we choose the Villeroy & Boch Oberon Oval Bath which is guaranteed to ensure a comfortable soak. Offered by us in five different sizes ranging from 1600mm by 750mm, up to1900mm by 900mm, the last of these has the option of being double ended. All of the baths are available with feet, adjustable from 145mm to 180mm. We can also offer this as a whirlpool, contact us and we will be delighted to give further information about this additional upgrade.

Villeroy & Boch Oberon Oval Bath

For the all-important WC we suggest that the Subway Wall Mounted Toilet Pan will fit the bill perfectly. By opting for a wall-mounted design approach you have not only space saving but a distinct illusion of the pan being suspended in mid-air! There are a number of options on offer with this WC, for example mounting frames of different sizes and fitted seats as required. Choose from a fitted standard seat, or a soft-close option for that final touch of quiet comfort.

Villeroy & Boch Subway Wall Mounted Toilet Pan

Continuing with the theme of wall hung units we recommend the O.Novo Curved Washbasin, this basin will provides a genuine touch of quality and displays a clean aesthetic in keeping with contemporary trends. Supplied in White Alpin as standard, this basin can be upgraded with the unique CeramicPlus treatment, scientifically demonstrated to repel staining to keep its gleam for longer.

Villeroy & Boch O.Novo Curved Washbasin

You would not want your bathroom to be without a mirror and the V&B More to See One Mirror fits design of the bathroom perfectly. Taking a bold, contemporary form, the More to See Mirror has a definite cosmopolitan look and feel, perfect for our contemporary bathroom. This mirror is frameless and adds a sense of depth and space to the bathroom. Complete with an LED lighting strip, this gives the right amount of lighting for personal grooming as well as adding a strong sense of ambience to the area.

Villeroy & Boch More to See One Mirror

Although we are designing our bathroom around contemporary looking products, we felt that a shower head which looks like the V&B Cult 220mm Shower Head will fit into any bathroom; it delivers a flow rate of 12 litres per minute, this in either in chrome as standard, or with a matt white finish as a special order, presents a crisp and professional finish.

Villeroy and Boch Cult Shower Head

No bathrooms whether contemporary or traditional is complete without storage space and we have chosen the Central Line Tall Cabinet. This modern unit is wall mounted and features 2 doors, 2 drawers and 3 shelves, with the body and doors available in white, black, walnut or Macassar decor colours.

Villeroy & Boch Central Line Tall Cabinet

Make a statement with a luxury shower

Just like many things the shower has come a long way in the last few years and for many in our society, the shower is a great way to start the morning, quick and convenient. We have a huge range of showers and showering equipment at our web pages and all of these will make the sort of statement that suits you.

The St James is an exposed shower set and takes us back to a time reminiscent of when we may have seen Victoria or Edward VII on the British throne. The generous five inch (127mm) shower rose which is fitted to a mounting arm and with a matching exposed riser and arm, the shower is operated by retro styled taps which are inlaid with white ceramic marked hot and cold in traditional typeface, the handle offers full and easy access over water flow and temperature. This set combines the pleasing aesthetics of a bygone age with the durability of modern construction methods.

In contrast and thoroughly modern looking the Mira Vision High Pressure Digital Shower Mixer offers full control over the shower, this allows the user to select one of the programmed settings giving the perfect temperature. The thoroughly 21st century Mira has wireless, digital controls allowing the shower to be set in advance of usage with settings for eco and warm up, as well as full thermostatic control. This allows all the family control of safe energy use and a safe temperature limit. The Mira 360 head has four different spray settings to give a rich and varied shower perfect for the modern bathroom.

Another example of a modern shower, the Origins Fusion range brings a distinctly modern aspect to the bathroom interior. The neat three valve control set with a fixed arm the controls operate flow and temperature as well as acting as a control for diverting the water, this neat panel conveniently hides all the plumbing. Supplied with two different sizes of shower rose, either 200 or 250mm, although modern in outlook the exposed pipework does give an early twentieth century look to the design.

Completing our quartet of showers and showering equipment, the Vado Soho Four Hole Mixer Set is a bold and contemporary take on bathroom arrangement. This truly modern set comprises bath filler, hand set, single lever operating valve and a diverter switch, perfect for a modern bathtub. Stylishly finished in chrome, it makes cleaning both the items themselves and the surrounding area easy giving a clean bathing area in modernistic style. The single lever tap operates both bath and shower functions, with the deck-mounted diverter switching between the two functions.

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Get the traditional bathroom of your dreams with Burlington

To just say that retro or early 20th century lookalike bathroom products are popular would be an understatement of massive proportions; they have taken off like few others. Masters of this look are Burlington that has a collection that we are delighted to illustrate on our web pages. Getting a traditional bathroom look is straight forward and the first item to consider would be the bath.

The slipper bath was all the rage in the early days and this Burlington Harewood slipper bath is distinctive. With a wide range of feet for this bath you can create the look that suits you, classical, period or traditional, and each come in chrome, white or black. With a wide range of free standing or deck mounted taps, so you have a large amount of design flexibility, and the tap or overflow can be drilled to suit your particular desire.

The Burlington Regal Slimline Close Coupled Toilet Suite with Push Button may look as though it came straight from the Edwardian era, but that is where the similarity ends, using modern manufacturing methods and 21st century technology, , Burlington achieves a high level of quality and authenticity in this and every product. With eco water saving dual flush the WC is complete with pan, cistern with push button and soft closing seat

The Burlington Regal Edwardian Medium Round Basin and Washstand is a true classic and with the pairing of wall mounted basin with complementing chrome legs and towel rail, you will have a vintage touch to your bathroom. The basin can be provided with holes pre drilled to accommodate either traditional separate hot and cold taps, or with a more contemporary mono mixer if required. Again this is a 21st century wash basin with an Edwardian look that is sure to grace a traditional bathroom.

With the slipper bath as well as the wash basin we have left the choice of which taps to use as a personal choice, we have a huge selection of these at our dedicated section of taps and mixers. One which would fit the slipper bath to perfection would be the Burlington Claremont Regent Deck Mounted Bath Filler. This is a true classic and again benefits from modern technology. We offer a choice of either a quarter turn or screw down for the taps and a flow straightener for low pressure systems and aerator for high pressure.

With the Burlington range of bathroom products, you are only a few clicks away from creating a fine traditional bathroom.

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Tiles that make a lasting impression

Perhaps nothing makes a bigger impression in a bathroom than tiles and here at UK Bathrooms we offer a range of tiles in ceramics, porcelain, and glass. We also offer water resistant panels that making covering large bathroom areas easy.

Mere Reef Interlock Panelling 3 Tile Wall Panels can be used anywhere in the home to create a water resistant and realistic tiled effect. With the clever interlocking system, the need for grouting is eliminated and with the panels you can cover both walls as well as ceilings. Supplied in four attractive colours, the panels are easy to fit and are resistant to fading and easy to keep pristine by wiping with a damp cloth.

Mere Reef Interlock Panelling 3 Tile Wall Panel

If you have a bathroom that is antique or retro in appearance then the Imperial Antique Crackle Ceramic Capping Tiles will be perfect for your bathroom. Cleverly designed to mirror the turn of the century look and replicating perfectly the handmade appearance with their irregular edging, these capping tiles are available in six beautifully neutral colours including ivory shell, grey ecru, sage thistle, cream haze, white linen, and canvas wheat.

Imperial Antique Crackle Ceramic Capping Tiles

Villeroy & Boch Bianco Nero Decor tiles add a touch of sophistication and flair to any bathroom and they do far more than keeping the bathroom watertight, they add class and style. With a mirror like effect the tiles are offer in a choice of either black or white gloss, you will be amazed at the 3D effect that these beautiful tiles give. The tiles can be used either indoors or out and are 60×60 in dimension.

V & B Bianco Nero Decor Tile

Tiles do give a lasting impression as well as being an important functional addition to the bathroom, kitchen, en-suite or shower.

Stunning accessories to take your bathroom to the next level

Simple little accessories can often have a huge impact on a bathroom, lights, shelves even the addition of a decorative splash back can suddenly make an otherwise very nice bathroom spring to life. We have a huge range of accessories in our web pages and we illustrate just four of these that can take your bathroom up to the next level.

The Imperial Avila Wall Light with Glass Shade is a retro styled light that will fit into any style of bathroom. A classic and distinctively styled light with clear glass shades, the Avila is sure to be a big hit with family and friends. The light has concealed fittings which give a truly professional look and with give your bathroom a subtle and relaxing atmosphere, the light is guaranteed for five years by the manufacturer.

Imperial Avila Wall Light With Glass Shade

Staying with the vintage look, why have plastic supermarket bottles of liquid soap when you can have the elegant Burlington Traditional Double Soap Dispenser certain to add elegance to your bathroom. The pump-controlled dispensers can be filled with any liquid soap or moisturiser with ease, eliminating the need for soap dishes or cakes of soap spoiling your basin. These are from the Burlington line of products; why not check out similar classy items.

Burlington Traditional Double Liquid Soap Dispenser

The one thing that can annoy even the most placid of us is lack of storage in the bathroom, but that is a problem that can be easily overcome by fitting a Bristan Gallery Glass Shelf. The shelf can be easily added to any bathroom, the shelf is square profile glass, surrounded by a rail to stop items form being accidentally knocked off. The Bristan is offered in either a chrome or gold finish and naturally has concealed fixings. All Bristan bathroom products have been created by skilled craftsmen and come with a five year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Bristan Gallery Glass Shelf

Laying in a warm bath is sure to relax, but why not take it to the next level by adding The Kaldewei Soundwave Bath Sound System which turns the bath into a giant loudspeaker. By using the movement of the water, this replicates both the sound as well as the gentle rippling of the water. You can use the Kaldewei sound system with or without water in the bath water so even if you’re in the shower you can listen to your favourite songs at the touch of a button. The system is also compatible with your iPad, iPhone, laptop or any Bluetooth enabled device and can be paired with up to 8 devices at a time.

Kaldewei Soundwave Sound System for Baths

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 ultimate style to your bathroom with a designer radiator

First and foremost a radiator’s purpose is to heat a room or space where it is situated, but that is no reason why it cannot look stylish and, colourful and be an attraction. We offer a huge selection of designer radiators at our web pages ranging from simplicity to outrageously modern. We illustrate just four radiators of differing design, all of which are both efficient and attractive.

The Zehnder Keel Sym Stainless Steel Radiator has been described as an example of a modern work of art, it could pass for that, but it is a marvellous piece of engineering. Manufactured form stainless steel with a choice of finish in either brushed or polished, the beauty of this bathroom radiator is shown at its best when fitted against a coloured wall. Essentially for use in a central heating system, but it can be fitted with an electric element for summer use and is offered with a ten year guarantee.

The Bisque Orbit Electric Towel Radiator is a compact and very efficient electric towel warmer and with the compact size of just 900(h) x 500(l) x 50(d) mm it is sure to into the smallest bathroom or kitchen for that matter. With an output of 200 watts, controlled by a non-adjustable thermostat, you can enjoy the luxury of wrapping up in a warm towel on a cold winter morning.

Perfect in the eyes of the traditionalist and to modernist too, the Imperial Tumba Cast Iron Radiator epitomises the way a radiator should look. Those that first see that radiator are stunned by the elegantly crafted piece of metalwork, which adds a touch of luxury to the room. Made from solid cast iron, this robust fixture features the most surprisingly delicate floral patterns on the surface; the Tumba is offered in a choice of four different colours including Pewter, Cast Iron, Old Copper and White, a touch of elegance guaranteed.

You will certainly be “springing” into the future if you decide upon this very desirable Bisque Hot Spring Radiator. Friends will believe that you have decided to take up modern art when they first see this stunning radiator. The radiator is offered in a choice of five distinctive and elegant finishes, white, black, metallica, or chrome and has a very impressive output of 781 watts, other sizes are available.

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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.