Bathroom Design Archive

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.

Burlington Bathrooms

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.

Radiators

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.

Creating the perfect bathroom on a budget

It is always sensible to work to a budget, companies as well as governments’ do all the time or at least they should do! If your budget is a small one, then there is no reason why you still cannot have a classy bathroom and we illustrate a number of bathroom products that will help you to achieve this.

The Vitra Milton Close Coupled WC is a perfect example of installing a close coupled unit that has continental styling and it is one that will keep you well inside your budget. Vitra have produced a ceramic white and compact unit that is an example of the efficient use of space within the bathroom. The design of the WC means that it requires less water to flush than we see in conventional toilets, saving precious water and this also means that your metered water bill will be smaller. The flush button is conveniently placed on top of the cistern for ease of access.

Vitra Milton Close Coupled Toilet Suite

A clever way to combine a shower as well as a bath is through the GRP reinforced Lucite acrylic Essential P shower bath, which has a curved end to allow plenty of movement in the bath whilst taking a shower. The bath is available in either left or right handed versions according to where you have the bath situated. We also provide a matching curved shower bath screen with a chrome towel rail fitted to this, also included is the front and end panel; Essential P means it is perfect for bathing and showering.

Essential 'P' Curved Shower Bath Pack

Ideal Standard is world renowned for their leadership in innovation and style and the Alto range is testament to this. We have chosen the Alto basin which we believe will be the perfect basin for your budget bathroom. A number of options are available for this basin and these include three choices of size, one or two tap holes according to your particular choice of tap, a full or half pedestal. The Ideal Standard Alto Basin is offered in three widths, 500(w) x 435(d)mm 550(w) x 450(d)mm and 600(w) x 490(d)mm.

Ideal Standard Alto Basin

No bathroom budget or at the luxury end would be complete without a mirror and we believe that an illuminated mirror will not only make personal grooming easier, but it can also provide subtle lighting to the bathroom. There are a number of mirrors in the Roper Rhodes Clarity backlit collection and de-mister pads can be included on some models. The one we have suggested here is the Roper Rhodes Clarity Apollo Backlit Mirror which has brilliant illumination and a clean and crisp shape, which will complete your budget bathroom in style, which due to our unbeatable prices costs under £600.00.

Roper Rhodes Clarity Apollo Backlit Mirror

Hansgrohe Axor Starck V tap – innovation in movement!

We are really excited about the very latest tap that is in our showroom and we wanted to share this with you as soon as we could. Philippe Starck has excelled himself with this design of tap which he himself describes as “a revolution, the essence of minimalism a vortex, this wonder of nature, surrounded by complete transparency,”

The Axor starck V Spout tap has a glass body with an open ended spout which when operating allows us to see the water forming a vortex so fascinating that many will, we feel sure, just want to see it operate and almost forget why they have turned on the tap in the first place! The glass body and open-ended spout make it possible for us to experience water a completely natural element at home.

Axor Starck V

Hansgrohe are the manufacturers of this latest masterpiece and are renowned for their technological design and for bringing some stunning designs to the bathroom, the AxorV is just the latest. The spay researchers at Hansgrohe have been working in conjunction with Philippe Stack to try to bring us a way in which we could see the vortex in operation and they have succeeded with this glass bodied product.

However, what has not to be lost it that the tap has to be both functional and made easy to keep clean, they have achieved this with their easy click-in design and safety-stop function make it really easy to remove the glass body from its base to clean it, even without having to close the valve. Naturally the selected crystal glass has also been very carefully chosen and is dirt resistant and can be cleaned in the family dishwasher.

A number of finishes is offered for this revolutionary tap, chrome and high-gloss white variant, together with 12 other exclusive finishes, such as brushed nickel for the base and a sandblasted crystal glass variant for the body.

Shower heads that are made to impress!

A shower head is a functional device that is seen on every shower, but it can be very striking too, so why not take a look at these fantastic shower heads that were made to impress.

We illustrate just three of these and for a shower head that will get your family and friends talking, the Pegler Star fixed shower head & arm is guaranteed to do that. This chrome head is modernist in design, but above all it is very functional as well as being contemporary. The shower head offers the user four different choices of spray pattern; this multi-mode shower head produces a gentle stream or a torrent of refreshing water, all dependent upon the preference of the user. The Pegler is unique as well as being very attractive, perfect for any size of shower enclosure certain to be modern and appealing, but very easy to clean. As with all Pegler shower accessories and fixtures, this shower head comes with a full five-year warranty from any manufacturing defects.

Pegler Star fixed shower head & arm

Another modern looking shower head but with a difference is the Hansgrohe Raindance Rainfall 180 Air 2jet Overhead Shower. Whilst this shower head is guaranteed to make an impression to all who see it, above it is the two different spray settings that will impress the user. The Flood Jet gives a wide, generous spray to ensure a relaxing soak, while the gentle blend of air and water of the RainAir gives a more relaxing, mist-like experience. A water pressure of 2 bars is necessary to enable the system to work and the head is offered in either white or chrome finish.

Hansgrohe Raindance Rainfall 180

The third of our choices is the Grohe Rain Shower F-Series Celling Shower and is designed to give the user a customised shower experience. It has been cleverly designed to be almost invisible and because it uses GROHE’s brilliant DreamSpray technology, this distributes the spray evenly and efficiently across the nozzle, and is very easy for the user to adjust for perfect flow rate. What is important in any shower head is the ease of cleaning and the GROHE is designed for that, add to that the SpeedClean system, this will ensure that her is no build-up of timescale.

Grohe Rain Shower F-Series Celling Shower