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6 easy ways to have a spa day at home (bathroom edition)

Creating a personal oasis of serenity at home can feel like a chore. But thanks to UK Bathrooms, your dream spa day is just an extravagant bubble bath away. By taking inspiration from your favourite luxury spas. You can make a bathroom space that soothes your mind, body, and soul.

When planning your new spa bathroom design you can consider everything to even the smallest details. Such as including natural elements to create a tranquil feel. To things such as walk-in showers and water flow. As well as soft minimalist earthy colour palettes. Room saving bathroom storage, roomy bathtubs, idyllic accessories and rich finishes. Your journey to creating that spa day feeling at home has never been easier.

1. Apply a soft minimalistic colour palette.

Choosing the right colour palette for your bathroom is very important. As it can have an immense effect on the emotions the space creates. We would recommend using earthy tones or a white backdrop. As simplicity is the key to a serene bathroom setting. Alternatively, a simple dark contrast will act well. Especially with wood styled bathroom furniture and bold bathroom finishes.

This is a modern open planned bathroom with a mirror and hanging vanity unit. There is also a indie styled towel rack. There is a minimalistic feel of the room, which reminds the viewer of a elegant spa day.

2. Utilize bathroom storage to keep your room clutter-free.

In terms of bathroom furniture that could help tie all of your design choices together. We suggest looking at VitrA’s Integra Range, especially the Vanity Unit and Mirror. These items channel a timeless elegant moment. With the perfect balance of instant warmth and relaxing coolness.

This is a full sized bathroom, with toilet, bidet and shower enclosure. There is also a sink, mirror, tall cabinet and hanging mirror. All the items in this room belong to VItrA's Integra range. The colour scheme is monochromatic greys. This room is reminiscent of a spa day experience.

3. Create a spa-like walk-in shower

If you have ever been to a spa, you know that one of the best features is the open, relaxing, walk-in showers. They are paramount in the spa day experience.  Immerse yourself in the absolute brilliance of the rainfall shower from hansgrohe.

This PowderRain shower has the option of matching taps and accessories. Which can create a perfectly streamlined experience. This shower comes in a brushed gold finish. This goes very well against a dark contrasting wall.

A spa-like shower isn’t just about the showerhead, it’s similarly to the enclosure. Our recommendation for shower enclosures is to look at Crosswaters Gallery & Optix 10 ranges.

They come in stunning Brushed Brass, Matt Black, Brushed Stainless Steel and Chrome finishes. These can be used as beautiful accents against your calm muted or dark contrasting bathroom. You can also pair these with Crosswater’s MPRO range, see point five for more information.

For more shower room ideas, please click here for some inspiration.

This is a walk-in shower / wetroom with a double shower, the shower is a  brushed brass finish, against a pink styled marble backdrop. This would be a great focal point to show off on your spa day.

4. Go for a spacious, luxurious bath

For some, a shower won’t cut it. Creating a bathroom whose focal point is a beautiful, elegant freestanding bath can be a necessity. One way to create a fabulous spa day experience is by using the Copper Boat Double Ended Bath from BC Designs. It is crafted in a hand-polished finish that really helps lift this bath above others. The Copper baths curves and beautiful lines can really add a lot of character, while still committing to a calming environment.

Alternatively, the Clearwater Formoso Petite Clearstone Freestanding Bath is simplistic. Yet, a stunning bath that has the depth to really sink into.

This is an elegant example of a copper freestanding bath, it has beautiful curves and a hand polish which just adds a certain level of opulence. Perfect for spa day.


5. Use our spa day-inspired accessories

One of the easiest, and probably most cost-effective ways to create that spa-day experience at home is to match your accessories. These will help make all the difference in your new bathroom spa.

As suggested before, the Crosswater MPRO range can be paired with different finishes. We have everything from towel rings to toilet roll holders, to wall-mounted mirrors. Nothing says style, simplicity, and serenity more than a matching streamlined bathroom.

This is a matching bundle of Crosswater Matt White Accessories around a toilet. There is a white toilet brush, toilet roll harder and flush plates. Nothing says spa day like a matching set of accessories!

6. Profit from our finishing touches top tips

Finally, a very underrated but very important step to creating a beautiful spa aesthetic is the finishing touches. These can take the form of toothbrush holders, soap dispensers and many more. As well as diffusers, soaps and lotions. One of our brands H2k Skincare Harrogate, offers harmonious soaps and lotions. Which offer calming and rejuvenating properties for your mind and body.

If you would like to read more about H2k, please read here.

This is the H2k mischief hamper with body lotions and soaps made in Harroagate perfect for a spa day at home.

Our Burlington Best Sellers

Burlington are a premium bathroom brand producing beautiful traditional style products. They use modern technology to bring to life the styles of eras gone. If you’re looking for a Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian style space, Burlington is probably on your radar already. Here are some of our best sellers, if you’re looking for any of these products in particular, know that you’re in good company!

Last Updated: 30/07/21

Burlington Best Sellers:
#1 Burlington Close Coupled Toilet
#2 Burlington Stafford Bath Shower Mixer Tap
#3 Burlington Concealed Toilet Cistern with Traditional Lever
#4 Burlington Wall Mounted Toilet Brush Set
#5 Burlington Edwardian Cloakroom Basin

#1 Burlington Close Coupled Toilet

The Burlington Close Coupled ToiletDue to its timeless lines, Burlington’s traditional close coupled toilet is one of the most popular traditional style WCs. It comes in many different cistern lever handle colours. There’s also 10 toilet seat colour selections to choose from. With these you are able to produce a variety of historic appearances such as Victorian, Edwardian, or more classic contemporary!

In terms of colour matching ideas, darker choices such as the black or walnut handle would look fantastic in a Victorian bathroom design. Edwardian and Georgian bathrooms would look lovely with grey, olive, or sand seats and a white cistern handle.

#2 Burlington Stafford Bath Shower Mixer Tap

The Burlington Stafford Bath Shower Mixer Tap

As this combined bath and shower mixer from the Stafford series reveals, the Burlington approach is easily distinguished. This is by a refined presentation and a solid build quality. This lovely mixer set is mounted to the deck area of the twin hole bath and includes a handy hand shower set that is holstered in its bracket.

The option between the bath and shower outlets is controlled by a single lever valve. With separate hot and cold valves controlling water flow. This mixer can be used with systems that have a pressure of 0.1 bar. This set, finished in chrome and accented with white inlays, works well in both modern and classic settings. For a harmonised appearance across the bathroom, you can pair with other brassware from the Stafford collection.

We believe this to be a bestseller due to the revival of the love for period inspired decor as seen on shows such as Bridgerton and Downton Abbey. The traditional style has always been popular. But with the influence from these shows, it has brought a whole new audience to the idea of Georgian elegance.

#3 Burlington Concealed Toilet Cistern with Traditional Lever

The Burlington Concealed Toilet Cistern with Traditional Lever
The Burlington Concealed Toilet Cistern with Traditional Lever is a stunning addition to any bathroom area. Crafted to the finest standards and constructed with traditional bathrooms in mind. Three colour options are available to match a variety of decors, with gloss white being the most popular. Gloss black and Medici cream, on the other hand, can be specified to match different decorative designs.

#4 Burlington Wall Mounted Toilet Brush Set

The Burlington Wall Mounted Toilet Brush Set

This Burlington wall-mounted toilet brush set is a fashionable way to keep your toilet clean. This combination matches high-end decor and fittings thanks to the chrome-handled brush. It’s simple to keep this set clean thanks to the ceramic brush holder.

This toilet brush set is tiny enough to stow anywhere but large enough to get the job done, measuring 103 x 431 x 146 mm. Because this brush set is designed to be mounted on the wall, you may put it wherever while keeping your floor clean underneath it. This toilet brush set also includes all of the necessary gear for installation, making the process even easier.

#5 Burlington Edwardian Cloakroom Basin

The Burlington Edwardian Cloakroom BasinThe Burlington Edwardian cloakroom basin will add a touch of class and sophistication to your cloakroom or small bathroom. This basin is gorgeous, and it works as well with period details for a Victorian or Edwardian appearance. It is also versatile and would look perfect in a more modern or industrial aesthetic.

This product is one of our bestsellers due to the versatility it has. It suits the decadent aesthetic in your home whilst also providing a lot of practicality for you and your family.


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Our Best Selling Shower Trays

With the rise of wetrooms, shower trays may seem like a bathroom product of the past. However, they can still be useful if you need a small shower area in an ensuite bathroom or cloakroom.

Last Updated: 25/06/2021

Shower Tray FAQs:
What are shower trays made of?
What size shower tray do I need?
Our Best Selling Shower Trays:
#1 Mira Flight Low Square Shower Tray
#2 Kudos Kstone 45mm Rectangular Shower Tray
#3 MX Elements Rectangular Shower Tray with Waste
#4 Merlyn MStone 50mm Low Profile Large Rectangular Shower Tray
#5 Crosswater (Simpsons) Rectangular 45mm Stone Resin Shower Tray
#6 Crosswater (Simpsons) 25mm Stone Resin Rectangular Shower Tray with waste
#7 Matki Shower Tray Teak Decking

Shower Tray FAQs

Before we get into our best selling shower trays. Here are a couple of frequently asked questions to aid you in your search for the perfect tray for you.

What are shower trays made of?

Shower trays are often composed of enamelled steel, acrylic, or stone resin, and are available in solid or acrylic capped versions.

Steel is highly popular right now, especially in Europe. The hard-wearing enamel coating provides a beautiful, long-lasting surface. This resists scratches and other damage.

Stone-resin is a resistant composite material manufactured by combining powdered stone and minerals. As well as an adhesive to create a composite structure that is extremely strong. Acrylic-capped stone resin shower trays are extremely heavy and sturdy. Making them ideal for installation between joists to avoid bowing or flexing.

Some companies make pure stone one-piece resin trays with no acrylic outer covering. Which features a naturally slip-resistant surface that feels great underfoot. Their smooth stone appearance is incredibly appealing. They are an excellent choice for modern minimalist bathroom decor.

An acrylic shower tray resembles an acrylic capped stone resin tray in look. Yet, it is significantly lighter and less expensive. Modern acrylic trays are absolutely safe for everyday use. There is no risk of the tray snapping or shattering. But, you may feel the tray bend slightly under heavy loads if there is no direct support beneath it. When installing on a solid floor that will not flex, these trays are ideal.

What size shower tray do I need?

Take the guidance of a professional. The size of the tray and enclosure you’ll need will be determined by your installer. Typically, the shower tray is just broader than the enclosure to allow for tiling.

If at all possible, design the proposed arrangement on the floor to get a better feel of where everything will go and whether it will work.

If you need help with the planning of your next bathroom our 3D Bathroom Design Service is here to help.

Our best selling shower trays

Are you wanting a high-quality shower tray, but are conscious of the price tag? Well, this list of best selling shower trays is RANKED FROM CHEAPEST TO MOST EXPENSIVE. So, you can choose the best seller that works for you.

#1 Mira Flight Low Square Shower Tray

The Mira Flight Low Square Shower Tray
One of the lowest height shower trays on the market is the Mira Flight Low Square Shower Tray. With a height of barely 40mm, it’s the tiniest of trays. It’s made of resin stone with an acrylic coating for added durability. The coating makes the tray stain, chip, and scratch-resistant. In addition to the acrylic surface, the tray has a BioCote coating. This assures the tray is mould and bacteria free up to 99%.

#2 Kudos Kstone 45mm Rectangular Shower Tray

The Kudos Kstone 45mm Rectangular Shower Tray
The Kudos Kstone range of resin trays have caught the imagination of plumbers and fitters as well as do-it-yourselfers. The Kstone 45mm Rectangular Shower Tray is made of only the best materials and manufacturing techniques, creating a seamless finish.

#3 MX Elements Rectangular Shower Tray with Waste

The MX Elements Rectangular Shower Tray with Waste
The MX Elements range includes a variety of modern shower drainage systems. The sturdy MX Elements Rectangular Shower Tray has all of the advantages of classic cast stone trays while being up to 40% lighter. There is a shower tray for every bathroom, with five different shapes and sizes to choose from.

#4 Merlyn MStone 50mm Low Profile Large Rectangular Shower Tray

The Merlyn MStone 50mm Low Profile Large Rectangular Shower Tray
Merlyn specialises in the highest-quality composite material shower trays. Allowing you to build a shower environment that is safe, hygienic, and long-lasting. The MStone 50mm Low Profile Large Rectangular Shower Tray is designed in a rectangular shape and is suited for bigger shower spaces. This piece has a refined look thanks to the double skinned stone resin. Anyone utilising this sturdy and modern shower tray may rest easy thanks to the non-slip surface.

#5 Crosswater (Simpsons) Rectangular 45mm Stone Resin Shower Tray

The Crosswater series of 45mm Stone Resin shower trays give a template for any occasion or configuration. Especially when seeking for a sturdy, durable, and ultimately comfortable showering place. The 45mm Rectangular Shower Tray is by far the most popular option. It is available in 15 various sizes and may be used in practically any shower space. Each tray has an antibacterial surface preparation. Resulting in a shower environment that stays cleaner, fresher, and more hygienic for longer. While requiring less cleaning time.

#6 Crosswater (Simpsons) 25mm Stone Resin Rectangular Shower Tray with waste

The Crosswater (Simpsons) 25mm Stone Resin Rectangular Shower Tray with waste
The stunningly minimalist Crosswater (Simpsons) 25mm Stone Resin Rectangular Shower Tray is made of natural materials. Serving as the perfect basis for the clean and crisp shower enclosure. It can be installed in a number of shower enclosures and en-suite rooms to suit your needs. With a depth of only 25mm, it has a remarkably low profile. Giving it a clean and tidy appearance that complements its modern style. A strong exterior gel coating provides a smooth and appealing feel while also keeping the surface from chipping and making it easy to clean.

#7 Matki Shower Tray Teak Decking

The Matki Shower Tray Teak Decking
Although this is bathroom decking instead of a shower tray, it is a beautiful accessory worth a mention. The Matki Shower Tray Teak Decking gives a bathroom a warm, natural feel that pairs lovely with the timeless quality of teak. Not only is it pretty, but it also provides a safe and comfortable standing area – removing the need for bathroom mats.


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The Different Types of Taps Explained

When purchasing new bathroom taps, it is important to be confident in your choice. Basin taps and bath taps vary in size and won’t fit any basin or bath. Some basins and baths come with pre-drilled holes (or no holes at all), so make sure you have the right-sized tap. Here, we’ll cover valuable factors you need to consider about different types of taps, and explain how you can distinguish between them. Read our helpful tips to remember before you embark on your DIY journey…

Are all taps standard size?
Which type is best for low water pressure?
Connections to the water supply pipe
Different tap mechanisms
Types of taps:
Basin taps
Bath taps
What finish to go for

Are all taps standard size?

Depending on the type of tap you are looking at will determine a few factors. Not all taps have the same size and will require a certain sized hole in your basin/wall/bath to be able to fit. Also be aware of the shape of tap you are choosing as some heights and shapes may not be suitable for the surrounding areas of your tap.

Which type is best for low water pressure?

It is important to make sure the tap you are considering is suitable for the type of water pressure system your property has. Not all taps will fit every home. You will need to check the flow rating of the taps before making your purchase. If you have a low pressure water system you may be disappointed when you install a low flow rated tap that is not suitable. Read our guide to the best low water pressure taps.

Connections to the water supply pipe

Compression fittings: These are plumbing fittings used to connect pipes together for hot and cold systems. The consist of an outer compression nut and an inner compression ring (also known as an olive). They ensure that the connection is watertight. They come in all different shapes and sizes to suit your current plumbing situation.

Tap compression fitting

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Push Fit Fittings: An alternative to the compression fitting is the push fit plumbing fitting. It is quick and easy to install, you simply push the pipe into the fitting. There is no additional equipment needed to use this kind of fitting so it makes installing a lot quicker.

Tap push fit fitting

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With almost every tap having a screw fitting that links your preferred connection to the actual tap, this in itself is a type of compression fitting. However, instead of using an olive, a rubber seal is usually used to make the seal once the connector is screwed up.

Different tap mechanisms

Compression/washer taps – Oldest mechanism available, always pillar taps
Ball taps – Contain a hollow ball, prone to leaking
Ceramic Disk type taps – For taps that only need a quarter turn to be at full capacity.
Cartridge taps – Usually monoblocs or mixers

Most taps now include cartridges, which may be replaced if they deteriorate or break over time. They may differ significantly based on the type of tap and the brand, but the majority are universal. Bath taps may differ, if they have 3 holes the product usually comes with an installation kit with everything you need.

Types of Taps…

Basin Taps

Pillar taps
Basin pillar taps

Pillar taps are the most traditional kind of engineered tap, particularly in Britain. These are those which sit separately on the basin i.e. a hot tap and a cold tap. They do not mix and you have to run each handle at the same time to get the desired temperature.

Mixer taps
Basin mixer taps

Basin mixer taps are mostly found on kitchen sinks but are widely used in the bathroom too. These taps have two separate valves but share a spout. To get the desired heat temperature, simply turn each tap until the water combines to create your perfect setting.

Monobloc basin tap

A monobloc is manufactured similar to a mixer tap except it is controlled by a single lever. This controls both the temperature of the water and the speed/pressure that the water comes out of the tap.

Wall mounted
Wall mounted basin taps

Wall mounted taps are mixer taps but the workings are fitted into the wall so you can just see the valves and the spout.

Bath Taps

Floor standing bath tap

Freestanding bath taps are floor mounted to accompany your bath. They are marginally more pricey but make a statement and can be more practical if you have a bath in the centre of the room.

Deck mounted (3 hole)
Deck mounted bath taps

These taps are mounted onto the edge of the bathtub in practical fashion. Usually they are made up of a hot and cold tap with a spout, however there are multiple options. For example, you could have a mixer tap on one side and a hand shower in the 3rd hole.

Deck mounted (4 or 5 hole)
Deck mounted, 4 or 5 hole, bath taps

These are similar to the 3 hole but they have additional options. Usually the 4th and 5th holes carry a hand shower and a valve to switch between the main tap and the hand shower.

Wall mounted
Wall mounted bath taps

Similar to basin taps, baths can have wall mounted taps too. These are wonderful space savers and are an ultra-stylish option.

Bath/Shower Mixers
Bath shower mixer

A bath shower mixer is everything in one, usually with a lever that switches between the tap and the shower head. They also feature a separate hot and cold tap that is attached to a shower head.

Bath Spouts
Bath spouts

Bath spouts are a singular spout used to fill a bath. The controls are usually part of a panel or plate mounted separately in the room. There are also bath overflow fillers where the bath fills from the waste overflow. Again, these require a separate control panel to operate.

What finish to go for…

Black taps

Black tapsMatt black taps add a clean sophisticated edge to your bathroom. Super modern and sleek they make the ultimate statement piece. The hansgrohe talis range are a perfect example, with an up to date design that stands out in any bathroom.

Brushed brass

Brushed brass tapBrushed brass taps are very versatile. It suits an industrial style and also works well in a modern space when combined with accent colours and patterns. The MPRO range by Crosswater are on-trend investment and work well with any colour scheme.


Gold tapsGold taps screams luxury, choose from an opulent selection of beautiful styles, from traditional to modern. For a traditional look we recommend brands like Imperial, and for a more modern look the AXOR polished gold optic is a stunning choice.


Chrome tapsChoosing chrome taps gives a subtle touch of minimalism and they’ll match with anything. For a more traditional look you could look at brands like Burlington. For something more modern there’s hansgrohe, or even VitrA.

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The best low water pressure taps – 2021 Guide

Last updated: 05/06/2021

What to know before buying
Low-pressure water systems
Types and recommendations:
   Waterfall taps
        Basin waterfall taps
        Bath waterfall taps
   Mixer taps
        Basin mixer taps
        Wall-mounted basin mixer taps
        Bath mixer/filler taps
   Swan neck mixer taps

When creating a new bathroom or kitchen, not only should you take into account the interior style and location. But also, the mechanics and practicalities of its design. A  common mistake when buying bathroom taps is that water pressure is not considered. In this blog, we will be explaining water pressure and low-pressure water systems and recommending different types of low pressure taps.

Grohe Allure Cascade Wall Spout for Bath and Shower

What to know before buying

I think it is important to note here, that if your home has a 0.2 Bar rating, you shouldn’t get a tap with a higher pressure rating. Continue reading for more information.

What is water pressure?

Water pressure is the force that pushes water through your pipes at home, work, and public spaces. It determines the flow of water from the tap. It is measured using 3 varying units: Bars, PSI, and head (meters). One bar (14.5 PSI) is the force required to raise water to a height of 10m.

Water pressure rating

Within the UK, all taps, mixers, and showers are rated with a minimum required pressure rating. It is usually anything between 0.3 Bar and 1 Bar. Anything below is considered low pressure.

Why should you find out your water pressure?

If your water pressure is too low then everyday tasks like running a bath or washing up in your kitchen could become a frustrating chore. This is because there is a low flow of water, and it could drastically increase the time.

If your water pressure is too high, it could lead to leaks, wasted water, flooding. Unnecessary problems could be costly to fix, due to the water pressure damaging the pipes.

Ofwat (the water industry regulator in England and Wales) set a minimum pressure of water serving premises at 7m static head. This may not be sufficient to operate some combi boilers within the UK. Meaning houses with combination boilers may experience an uneven performance across household appliances.

Other factors that may affect your water pressure may include your area’s water demand (time of day) and your building’s elevation. If you live on top of a hill and have a gravity-fed system (a cold water tank in the loft and a hot water tank elsewhere). You will have a lower water pressure than those who live at the bottom of the hill.

How to check your water pressure

First and foremost, you should contact your water supplier/plumber if you are having problems with your water pressure. Most issues can be resolved by checking the internal plumbing within your household. If it is a persistent problem, then your water supplier may have set the pressure too high or low in your area.

If you prefer to check the water pressure yourself, purchasing a pressure gauge tool to fix an external tap (like the hose tap) could be helpful.  One bar is equal to one meter.

How can you test your water pressure?

This can be a fun experiment to do with your children or simply useful knowledge. Gather a 1-2L jug and a stopwatch (or phone). Put the jug under your sink tap, turn it on, and time 6 seconds on your stopwatch. Then turn the tap off. Now, multiply the amount of water in the jug by ten. This equals the property flow rate in liters by the minute.

If your flow is less than 10 liters per minute then your pressure is too low. If it is between 10 and 15 liters per minute then this is acceptable. If it is above 15 liters per minute, this is considered a good flow. The same test can be used to test your shower water pressure.

So why use low-pressure taps?

To spare you the detailed explanation of how taps work: low-pressure taps are generally used on low-pressure water systems where an instantaneous water heating system is being used. These heating systems only allow a small amount of pressure into the boiler. If a high-pressure tap were to be used the water supply to the storage tank would be interrupted and the tank would be left without pressure. Low-pressure taps on the UK Bathrooms site all have a Bar rating between 0.1 and 0.5.

Within the UK, there is currently a massive need for sustainability. Water is, and increasingly becoming a precious resource. Low-pressure taps are a great solution to improving sustainability within your own home. They allow you to use water in much more energy-efficient ways.

Low-pressure water systems


The largest representation of houses within the UK is houses built in the 1900s. Most of these houses are fitted with a gravity-fed pressure system. There is normally a cold water tank in the loft or attic and the hot water cylinder is situated elsewhere in the home. The force that moves your water is gravity, meaning you will experience higher pressure at the bottom of your house rather than at the top.

To understand how gravity-fed systems work, we should look at Newton’s law of universal gravitation. For gravity pulls objects/particles down towards the earth.

Gravity-fed systems are normally low-pressure water systems. Gravity systems provide homes with water pressure (at its highest) of no more than 0.5 Bar.

Combination (combi)

These systems are very often wall-mounted and convey a distinctive style. Combination systems feed cold water directly from the mains or central heating. They are quickly heated and pumped around the house. This means that when you want hot water, you don’t have to wait. When you’re not using the water, it simply cools down and waits to be used again. This is an efficient energy storage system. Combination systems provide homes with water pressure (at its highest) of around 1 Bar to 1.5 Bar.

Roca Thesis Basin Mixer Tap

Types and Recommendations

Waterfall taps

These taps are a charming and chic solution to functionality in the bathroom.They can be used on basins or as bath fillers. Many waterfall taps have a minimum water pressure rating of 0.2 Bar, offering the ability to work on even the very worst Gravity-fed systems. Please check the specification of each product before buying.


AXOR Massaud Tall Basin Mixer Tap 220

A great example of this would be the AXOR Massaud Tall Basin Mixer Tap, which is an elegant tap that sits neatly alongside the basin. It allows for a spectacular waterfall-style flow of water from its flat, wide spout.

The Vado Synergie extended basin mixer tap is a perfect companion for surface-mounted basins. It is a tall and compelling progressive mixer tap that allows for smooth control over the cascading waterfall flow.

For a wall-mounted mixer look to the Grohe Lineare 2 hole Basin Mixer Tap. It is of a sturdy, contemporary style that is a firm favorite with architects, developers, and designers. The main benefit of using a wall-mounted mixer is that it saves space.

The Roca Thesis Basin Mixer Tap is perfect for anyone that has difficulty gripping items due to its stocky design. The water supply and temperature can be easily adjusted. Using a precision-engineered handle makes it far more accessible than other taps on the market.


hansgrohe Metropol Waterfall Bath Filler and Shower Set in Brushed Bronze

For a bathroom filler, the hansgrohe Metropol Waterfall Bath Filler is a good choice. It is finished in hansgrohe’s brilliant brushed bronze color. You can match coordinated accessories across your bathroom.

The Grohe Allure Cascade Wall Spout for Bath and Shower has a strong focus on individualization. It can be positioned anywhere within the bathroom as it is not tethered by backing valves or installation parts. With practicality in mind, you can pair it with any trim set and Rapido valve to get the look you want.

If you’re looking for pure luxury, try the Villeroy and Boch just Cascade Waterfall bath Spout. This stunning bathroom feature is a magnificent piece of brassware. It is a striking show-stopping centerpiece that would fit any extravagant bathroom interior.

Mixer taps

Here we will be covering both basin and bath mixer taps which are the prominent tap type on the market. This is for good reason. They very often have a simple yet eye-catching style and come in various different shapes and sizes. They can have a Bar level as low as 0.2 and have a wide range of applicability within the bathroom or kitchen.

Basin mixer taps

VitrA Origin Copper Tall Basin Mixer Tap

The VitrA Origin Copper Tall Basin Mixer Tap is designed to be used with a washbowl or countertop basin. The tap has a sleek and smooth body, and the tall basin tap has additional height to allow them to fit over the edge of a washbowl.

For a cloakroom size, look at the Grohe Eurodisc Cosmopolitan Basin Mixer Tap. It is of a typical European design but creates a real focal point in your bathroom. It is carved from solid brass and the long-term running costs are minimal. This is because it is coated in Grohe’s corrosion-resistant StarLight finish.

Looking for something a bit more traditional? Well, the Burlington Kensington 3 Hole mixer tap has you covered. This tap adds a bit of finesse and function to your washbasin. They bear the hallmarks of a bygone era, yet the practicality of modern design. They have both longevity and a strong aesthetic appeal, making them a fantastic focal point of any bathroom.

Wall-mounted basin mixer taps

Swadling Absolute Wall Mounted Basin Mixer Taps

Like with the previous wall-mounted taps, these will save some much-needed basin space. The Swadling Absolute Wall Mounted Basin Mixer Tap, is of a sleek, crisp design that feels sturdy and reliable in the hand. Yet, they make no compromise on the relevance and practicality of function or placement. There is flexibility on positioning due to there not being a rear mounting plate.

AXOR Citterio 3 hole wall-mounted Basin mixer tap is a flawless example of German excellence. This mixer tap is set for concealed installation and to keep your mixer feeling smart, it features QuickClean technology. This allows for easy limescale removal.

For a bold and simple piece, the Vado Photon 2 Hole Basin Mixer Tap may just be for you. It has a single spout which is operated by a lever mixer to balance hot and cold feeds with ease. It has a lovely chrome finish and would match with many other products and accessories on our site.

Bath mixer taps

Villeroy and Boch Cult Bath Mixer Tap with Concealed Shower

For a bath mixer, try the Villeroy and Boch Cult Bath Mixer Tap with Concealed Shower. This bath mixer tap and concealed shower set is a 3 part brassware set. The design cult is chic and understated.

Ideal standard Tempo Bath Mixer Tap and shower handset is a beautiful combination of smooth lines and gentle curves. This tap has WRAS approval and would be a perfect fit for a busy family household or student living.

The Grohe Eurosmart Cosmopolitan is an ultra-chic way to sublime relaxation. The solid metal fitting is finished in StarLight Chrome. It is high quality, durable, scratch-resistant, and allows for ease with cleaning.

Swan Neck Basin Mixer Taps

Roca Flat Tall Basin Mixer Tap

These taps have a classy yet vintage or modern design that would look amazing in any modern or traditional bathroom. They have a grand high, arching shape that is used above shallow (and deep) sinks. This is because they create a lot of space between the basin and the tap. However, they do have a Bar of 0.5, so may not suit upstairs in Gravity fed systems.


For a modern swan neck basin tap, have a look at the Roca Flat Tall Basin Mixer Tap, which has been created to give maximum visual impact on the bathroom area. It is a wide, slimline solution to contemporary interiors. There is also a choice of a 2 hole basin mixer, please note however that it is not as tall.

The Abacus XS Monobloc Basin Mixer Tap is a stunningly designed swan neck mixer with contemporary curves and sleek style. It is an essential addition to any stylish household bathroom, and with a fifteen-year guarantee, you know you’re buying a tap to last.

The elegance of the Dornbracht Tara Contemporary Pillar Tap is stunning. This design is simple yet outstanding. This pillar tap comes in a sparkling chrome finish which will fit a whole range of contemporary bathroom spaces.


For a more vintage look, try the Burlington Kensington Bridge Basin Mixer Tap. This tap is a highly elegant and architectural piece of traditional brassware. It is an iconic, timeless piece of luxury that will make an impression on any interior space.

The AXOR Montreux 3 Hole Basin Tap 180 has a distinctive and sophisticated style that any Art Deco bathroom would thank you for. It is fitted with an aerator in the nozzle, which delivers a warm soft waterfall. It is also fitted with EcoSmart which can save up to 60% of water usage for sustainability.

Finally, the Crosswater Belgravia Monobloc Crosshead Basin Tap comes in three finishes. Unlacquered Brass, Chrome, and Nickel. This beautiful range is a wonderful combination of sleek, traditional design that features a modern twist. The Belgravia range has accessories all across the bathroom to match these taps. So, you can create a beautifully synchronized bathroom.

AXOR Montreux 3 Hole Basin Tap 180

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Standard Size Bath – UK dimensions

The standard bath size

Across the UK the standard size bath is 1700mm by 700mm. However, baths are available across the spectrum – small to large.

How are bath sizes measured

In the United Kingdom, the industry standard is to use the metric system when talking about measurements. In some descriptions, you will find the measurements inches as well. When measuring a bath there can be two different variations. For something like a double-ended bath, we measure the length or longest side of the bath by the width. With something like a Freestanding bath, we measure the width by the depth by the height so you can get the best feel for the dimensions.

(Width) x (depth) x (height) or (length x width)

How do UK bath sizes differ?


Longest side
Corner Baths 1200mm-1800mm
Double Ended Baths 1600mm-1900mm
Freestanding Baths 1400mm-1850mm
Shower Baths 1250mm-1850mm
Single Ended Baths 1050mm-1900mm
Whirlpool Baths 1700mm-1900mm


Corner Baths

Standard sizes: 1200mm to 1800mm (longest side).

Corner baths are a practical solution to small or interesting spaces. They create unique and beautiful areas to relax that most other baths wouldn’t. Offset & Space saver baths are the modernized children of the corner bath. They are longer in shape as they take on a slightly more traditional rectangular shape than a square. Both optimize the space used within the bathroom. The offset however, also focuses on optimizing bathing space where-as the space-saver doesn’t.

Double-ended Baths

Standard size: 1600mm to 1900mm (longest side).

Double-ended baths are designed to create a statement. They are large baths made for long baths. Let these baths cover you in a sense of pure opulence as you absorb the highest feeling of luxury. These Bathtubs will suit any bathroom style, we would recommend either a traditional or Modern Contemporary.

Freestanding Baths

Standard size: 1400mm to 1850mm (longest side).

As we enter this new decade, we look back at the roaring twenties. They were full of elegance and glamour, and that is what the Freestanding/slipper baths will bring to your bathroom. They are distinct and fashionable designs with the versatility to be able to change location. Freestanding baths come in two styles; traditional and contemporary. Traditional freestanding baths are more likely to have feet. Whereas contemporary are more likely to be circular or rectangular with a more solid form. These are on a whole, our deepest baths and will allow for your deepest soaks.

Shower Baths

Standard side: 1250mm to 1850mm (longest side).

Are you struggling with the decision to have a bath or shower? Well, why not save on space and go for a Shower Bath! There are hundreds of different bath and shower combinations so you can optimize as much space as possible. The baths themselves come in so many different lengths and widths. It’s easy to see why these are the most common baths in English homes across the country.

Single-ended Baths

Standard side: 1050mm to 1900mm (longest side).

The Single-ended baths have an amazing ability to seamlessly fuse into any bathroom, large or small. As you can see by the length measurement, they have the largest range between sizes of all our types of baths. Plenty of choices. Our Single-ended bath range encompasses fitted, freestanding, and whirlpool baths. Which makes them a very diverse range of baths for your bathroom.

Whirlpool Baths

Standard size: 1700mm to 1800mm (longest side).

Our Whirlpool baths will massage you using jets, whirlpool, or airpool functions. They come in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes. Some of those being corner units, inset rounded baths, freestanding units, and spacious double ended baths. In the past, whirlpool/jacuzzi baths were seen to be exclusive to the one percent. But as new technologies and time has passed this thought has stayed in the past. Now, our baths are accessible to all and we make sure all of our baths perform at the highest specifications.

What is the smallest sized bath we sell?

The Bette Hip Steel Bath: 1050mm x 650mm

The Bette hip Steel Bath was created with longevity made in mind. It has an enamel coating that will protect your bath against dirt, color fading, and scratches for years to come. Bette also has a thirty-year guarantee for this bath. The bath itself has a stepped interior, optimized for the ultimate comfort when sitting. This bath especially is ideal for someone with mobility challenges and is a versatile unit that can be fitted into any bathroom space with ease.

What is the largest sized bath we sell?

Laufen PRO Large Double Ended Bath: 1900mm x 900mm

The Laufen PRO Large Double Ended Bath is one of our largest baths, sitting at a grand 1900mm x 900mm. It is a wonderful combination of practicality and contemporary geometric rectangular design. This bath is created from a thick protective acrylic that will stand for years to come and will always clean like the first time. The Laufen PRO is proof that a large-excellent design doesn’t have to be expensive.

How big is our most popular bath?

Trojan Emerald Slipper Bath: 1700/1800mm x 800mm

The Trojan Emerald Double-ended slipper bath is a feat of pure beauty. This bath will add irresistible character to any bathroom. Trojan brings us a modernized slipper bath with nods to the elegant styles of eras bygone. Not only is this bath a queen of design, it is also amazingly efficient in retaining the heat of water. No wonder why this bath is our best seller.

If you are looking for flooring to go alongside your bath, please read here for some bathroom flooring inspiration.

What is the perfect ratio of Bath to Bathroom size?

When choosing a bath for your bathroom, it is important that you take into account a mathematical equation called the Golden Ratio. The Golden ratio has been used repeatedly in history. Especially in several iconic architectural buildings, sculptures, paintings, and interiors. It is, very simply, the perfect balance (scale and proportion) of a space or object. The ratio is 1.618 or 60:30:10 or 60:40.

By understanding the Golden Ratio you can help give your bathroom that surreal feeling of fulfillment. You can apply the Golden Ratio to all aspects of your bathroom; the tiles, the color scheme, the lighting, the furniture. When it comes to baths and furniture, they should not take up more than 60% of the entire floor space of the bathroom. Either side of this percentage and your bathroom will either feel too scarce or too crowded.

Design service to help you create your dream bathroom

At Ukbathrooms we offer a 3D design service so we can help you design and create your dream balanced bathroom. Our expert design consultants have 20 years of collective design experience. We will advise, product source, help with the planning process and create a bathroom design through a 3D render. The renders are to scale, using exact measurements of your bathroom and all of the units.

We asked the opinion of one of our very own amazingly talented design consultants their views on the matter:

Lisa from our 3D design service

“The bath is often the main focal point of the bathroom and can create a stunning design feature.  With so many baths to choose from. Copper to tin, acrylic to resin, built-in to freestanding. The clean lines of a contemporary style to ornately sumptuously traditional. It can be a minefield, often dictated by the size and shape of the room it’s in.

What is the normal size of a bath?

The most common bath size in the UK is approximately 1700mm in length and 700mm wide. A small bath could be around 1400mm-1500mm long and 700mm wide. A large bath will be roughly 1800mm long and around 800mm wide. For each size bathtub, the recommended space around your bathtub should be at least 760mm for it to be comfortable.

Is There A Perfect Ratio of Bath to Bathroom Size?

With all the variables of room sizes, is there a ratio that is applicable to all bathrooms?  As bathrooms get bigger, bathtubs generally don’t exceed 2000mm in length. However, your perfect tub can be worked out with common-sense, personal preference, and how you want to use your bathroom along with your room size.  There is, in fact, a Golden Ratio. Which can act as a guide, however, everyone will have individual requirements. This is the most important point to consider.

A larger room can accommodate a freestanding bathtub which may sit on an angle within the room, creating a design feature. Whilst a smaller space may opt for a shorter bath with an overhead shower, or indeed, a more spacious feeling corner bath. Whilst these practicalities are important and will often guide the size of bath you choose. What is most important is how you desire your bathroom experience to be. With such a vast array of designs, sizes, materials and styles to choose from, your perfect bathroom is just out there waiting for you.” – Lisa Watson.

For a blog post about the success of our 3D design service, please read here.


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Soothe your mind, body, and soul.

On this blog, we talk a lot about giving inspiration to generating designs for your dream bathroom. Yet, as we all know, that’s only part of the magic when it comes to design creation. To build your true dream room, you must take into account all your five senses. Sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.

We at ukbathrooms have sight, touch, and hearing down to the tee. Sight through our aesthetics, designs, and fashion. Touch through the practicalities of modern bathroom function. Hearing through technological advances in mechanics. Yet, what we have lacked (until now), is smell and taste.

H2k Skincare

Into the arena, enters H2k. Based out of Harrogate, this exciting skincare brand uses Kalahari Melon Seed Oil as their key ingredient. The oil is wonderful at rejuvenating, calming, and rebalancing the skin. They are a well-established skincare company, who are motivated in creating the most beautiful formulations for your skin.

Over the last year, it has become clear that self-care has never been more important. With the kids constantly at home, or your bed becoming your office, it has been a struggle to truly look after ourselves. There is this hope, that as we ease out of lockdown then life will also return to normal. I’m sure it will, but in the meantime, make room for some ‘me-time’.

The beauty of H2k is that you can create a daily routine around their products, they have you covered with every base. Be it on the go, with their Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser, or their many hand washes, lotions, bubble baths, shower gels, and care gift sets.

Hand routine

As part of our COVID routine, the majority of us have begun to realize our hands becoming cracked and tough from constant cleaning. Normal Antibacterial hand sanitiser can be quite rough on our hands. Yet, the H2K Antibacterial hand sanitiser has been formulated to be kinder to our skin.

The Mischief Hand wash is created using a beautifully enriched combination of Eucalyptus and Frankincense. The Eucalyptus isn’t just good for Koalas, it also helps improve dry skin. The Frankincense helps strengthen and improve skin tone.

If you prefer a lotion, then the organic lifestyle cucumber hand and body lotion may be the one for you. It is an invigorating lotion. Enriched with nourishing cucumber extracts to improve and hydrate the appearance of your skin. The cucumber provides a fresh fragrance and has higher water content, allowing the skin to keep its moisture. In turn, your skin will never feel more regenerated.

Rejuvenate and regenerate with this hand and body lotion. Gift yourself some relaxation and serenity.

H2k Organic lifestyle cucumber hand and body lotion.

Body routine

Relax, unwind, and soothe your mind, body, and soul with the Lavender and Sandalwood bubble bath. The Lavender is well known to be calming and Sandalwood is kind to your skin and will help reduce the signs of aging. This bubble bath would be perfect within one of our deepest freestanding or double-ended baths. Let yourself float away into serenity.

If you would prefer to have an energizing shower, then the Cherry Velvet Nourishing bath and shower gel are perfect for you. It is formulated using anti-inflammatory rose extract. As well, a black cherry extract can help defend skin against environmental aggressors. While at the same time being hydrating and nutritious.

Subtly fragranced, relaxing bath or energising shower. Gift yourself some relaxation and serenity.

H2k Cherry velvet with rose and black cherry bath and shower gel

Soul routine

Finally, nothing says self-care more than supporting your friends. H2k offers many wonderful care gift sets, which contain a combination of different products from each collection. The calm seas gift box does exactly what it says on the label.  It is created from two enhanced beneficial ingredients – cacao butter and mango extract. Cacao butter is distinguished in its moisturizing and anti-aging properties. The mango extract is rich in vitamin A and is exceptional for refining the tone and texture of your skin.

Self-care by supporting your friends with this gift box. Gift them relaxation and serenity.

H2k calm seas body care gift box

For more bathroom inspiration please have a look at our post on spring bathrooms.

Time to make your bathroom Blossom with our spring sale!

Nothing says spring like the blooming blossom in the trees. Why not replicate that in your bathroom. Don’t worry, these looks will last way beyond the freshness of spring. They are timeless modern-contemporary looks. That will create relaxation in both practicality and aesthetics. Here at UK Bathrooms, we currently have a sale on most of the amazing items within this post. There is also a 1-2 day delivery time on them too, so you can get the most out of your bathroom this spring and beyond.

Find your blossom

This bathroom is centered around the Origin Copper accessories from VitrA. These accessories are a beautiful rose gold color to match the blossom in bloom. The coordination between the pieces in this bathroom allows for a divine sense of integration. Which will assuredly ooze a sense of relaxation.


Basin & Mixer

VitrA Origin Copper Basin Mixer Tap

We start off subtly with the Crosswater Torino A Midi Undermounted Basin which is rectangular in shape and chic in nature. It is clean, understated, and recessed under the countertop. It is special in its own right and won’t steal the show from your beautiful Origin Copper Accessories. Standing sturdy above the recessed basin is the VitrA Origin Copper Basin Mixer which will complement the rest of your accessorized ‘blossom’ coloured bathroom.


VitrA Origin Copper Toilet Roll Holder

The VitrA Origin Copper Towel Rail is a good medium-sized towel rail at 45cm. It would match perfectly with the VitrA Origin Copper Robe Hooks. As well as the Toilet Roll Holder and Mounted Toilet Brush for a lovely set of matching copper bathroom solutions. There is the choice of a VitrA Origin Copper Three Way Shower Kit which would create a complete set within your bathroom.

Shower System

Grohe Rainshower SmartControl 360 DUO Shower System

However, I suggest using the Grohe Rainshower SmartControl 360 Duo Shower System. This system will create an extra layer of sophistication and luxury in one shining chrome package. It provides an entirely personal shower experience using relaxation and style at its core. The system is equipped with GROHE TrioMessage to spray to provide an ultimate feeling of comfort. In which you can experience the ambiance of a spa within your bathroom every day of the year.

Abacus M Series Walk In Shower Screen, with Return Panel

To continue the aura of pleasure throughout this bathroom. Next, I would recommend the Abacus M Series Walk-in Shower Screen with Return Panel. It suits a stylish and contemporary bathroom with its clean and minimalistic design. The shower screen creates a surreal illusion of space as it allows so much light to shine through.

LED Mirror

Burlington Illuminated LED Mirror

Speaking about light, you don’t want to miss out on this beautiful Burlington Illuminated LED Mirror. Which comes with the choice of Grey, Matt White, Olive, and Sand colors. It works immensely well in a modern-contemporary classic bathroom. The LED lighting is also much more economical than standard lighting and the bulbs have a longer lifespan.


Toilet System

VitrA Vitrus Glass Covered Concealed Cistern for wall hung pan

Every bathroom, of course, needs a toilet. I suggest the Crosswater Arena toilet which is a wall hanging unit. To conceal the cistern, I would suggest using the VitrA Vitrus Glass Covered Concealed Cistern. It is designed as chic in design and fits into any modern bathroom. We would also suggest using the VitrA Sirius Flush Plate alongside this.

5 Bathroom Flooring Ideas 

Choosing the flooring for your bathroom can feel like a daunting decision. The type of flooring you choose can change the whole dynamic of your bathroom. Whether you’re considering floor tiles, natural stone or vinyl flooring read on for interior design inspiration!

Something classic

VB washbasin mosaic tiles

If you’re going for a classic look then these monochrome ceramic mosaic tiles are a perfect choice! This type of porcelain tile are the height of traditional style and make cleaning quick and easy. They are best paired with a similar style wall tile too. By incorporating black and white matching towels and other accessories you can complete the look. Otherwise using an accent colour could also bring the space to life and give the room a bit of personality. Plus it’s easy to switch out to a different colour to update your room on a budget! 

Sleek and modern tiles

Crosswater Optix 10 brushed stainless steel

Having ceiling to floor marble slate tiles is aspirational and looks impressive in any bathroom. They give a real polished looking surface and look very sophisticated. Despite being very durable, there is also a worry that they are slippery and not suitable for children. There is a non-slip tile available for shower rooms that prevent slipping. In the other area of the room, it’s best to have rugs and other non-slip materials near the bathtub or shower to prevent any accidents. 

Make the flooring the focal point

Crosswater main bathroom suite

If you’re wanting to make a statement, these patterned tiles are a thing of beauty. They’re versatile in a way that you can pick the accent colours from the tiles to accessorise the space to keep up with fashion trends. There’s so many types to choose from too, from moroccan styles to geometric patterns. Using a different coloured grout is also an idea to consider to bring the room to life. 

Versatile natural stone

Imperial Baglioni iron bath

Natural stone or limestone gives a sense of that spa-like feeling. If treated correctly this type of flooring can last for years. It is naturally non-slip due to the rock-like texture and the way it naturally retains moisture. This style of flooring is super versatile as it suits modern industrial designs but also more neutral earthy looks too. 

The wood effects

Wood bathroom flooring

Another option would be to use a wood effect vinyl for your floor. Vinyl (polyvinyl chloride) is a synthetic flooring option that is watertight and easy to install. It provides durability and looks great, whilst being low maintenance and super easy to clean. Placing the grain of the wood to run lengthways in your bathroom can also give the illusion of a bigger room too. Having vinyl flooring is less of a commitment than real wood (also more cost effective!) so it allows you to refresh the space with new flooring without disturbing everything too much. 

Crosswater bathroom bundle

Laminate isn’t the obvious choice for a bathroom due to worries that it will expand and have to be replaced. But actually, there are waterproofing effects available so that it becomes suitable for the bathroom. The benefits of laminate are that it creates the feel of real wood without the worry of causing damage to it. It also has a textured surface so you will be less likely to slip. You could also consider engineered wood which is more expensive than laminate. It is suitable for bathrooms and looks like more realistic wood than laminate. 

Underfloor heating

If you’re looking to install underfloor heating, you may be wondering which is the best type of flooring to have. Using a material that will retain the temperature is important! Natural stone flooring and ceramic tiles are the most effective as they hold the heat well and give the best heat transfer. Vinyl, laminate and engineered wood are also good choices.

What is the difference between laminate flooring and engineered wood?

The main difference between the two is the way they are structured. Engineered wood is constructed in a lot more layers than laminate flooring. It also gives more of a realistic finish than laminate and is better susceptible to water damage. 

However, laminate is the most durable of the two and is easy to install and replace. It is great for families with children as it is easy to clean and can handle excessive general wear and tear. The downside to laminate is that if it does become damaged, the whole floor would have to be replaced. Engineered wood is a lot easier to replace but is more expensive than laminate and is easier to damage. 


A month in the life of a Digital Marketing Apprentice

How do you manage your time?

The structure of my week is split into four days of ukBathrooms work, and one day of apprenticeship learning work. Some weeks we have virtual lessons which also take up a day. On a day-to-day basis for ukBathrooms, my role can vary. I split the total time into two aspects at the moment, SEO & Social media management.

The SEO work covered by Chris, is wonderfully helpful and informative on the subject. We (Danielle and I), are tasked with creating blog posts, editing and rewriting subcategories on the website among many other things. While also taking into account how we use backlinking, keywords, and copy in our work.


Digital marketing apprentice at his deskThe other side is covered by Jo, who is passionate, engaging, and never fails to support us when we are confused or need help. Here, we are tasked with managing the social media platforms. I’m in control of Pinterest and Youtube. Although there is some overlap with Danielle as we have both agreed that any Youtube video we post can be posted as an IGTV. So I do the editing for that as well. Another part of Jo’s work is creating banners. I have created (at point of writing this) 108 banners for the Affiliates.

We are also tasked with creating the quarterly internal Newsletter. We have just sent out the most recent one. I do the copy and narrative, Danielle does the design. We found this to be a great way to get to know many people in the office and warehouse.

What have you learned since starting your apprenticeship?

Pre-apprenticeship I had a lot of ‘loose’ knowledge of digital marketing. From odd youtube videos and personal research. With the backing of this apprenticeship, I have started to fill the gaps in my knowledge. I had never done business at school or university. In this course, we have started to learn about how certain businesses fit within the structure of civilization. We also have classes where we have peers across the north of England, going through the process with us. It’s been great to network with them so far, and we are doing group projects with them too!

How does the job differ from what you expected before starting?

Before starting I was expecting to take on a determined role, like in an agency. However, in reality, it is the opposite. We have been given certain tasks that suit our skills, and we are expanding on them constantly. For example, I have been tasked with editing a video for our YouTube channel as well as keeping the Pinterest account up to date. I am in the process of introducing a PPC campaign to Pinterest too.

What is ukBathrooms like?

Imagine an office in a highrise, with no accessibility to the outside world. Constantly glued to your screen with a sign above your head that reads “you are not being paid to talk”. Well, it’s definitely not that!

A view of Ripon CathedralAt ukBathrooms, I had settled in within a week of being there. All the staff are amazingly friendly and dedicated to constantly improving the brand. I am inspired to work here, and I cannot wait to see where this company goes. I am sitting next to Danielle which is great because we can bounce ideas off each other and has made the entire ‘new job’ anxiety dissipate pretty fast. Behind me are the Product Marketing team, where our line manager sits, and the rest of the team. I cannot express how happy I am that they are friendly, hardworking, and fun.

The location here is great too. So far I have been on a couple of socially distanced walks with the product marketing team on our lunch break around the canals and rivers. The area is beautiful, and so refreshing after coming from a big city like Liverpool. Here is a collage of images I took the other day.

What training have you attended with Apprentify?

So far we have attended a virtual lesson covering our basic marketing principles unit. We have another penciled in for the following week (although this blog will probably be posted after). Although it was based around the basics of the subject I found it enlightening and captivating. It was a good first look into what is to come over the next 13-15 months.

As an Apprentify apprentice, we have a development coach who supports us and keeps us informed throughout the process. My development coach is Rebecca Craven who is situated over in York. Only a stone throw away from us. Although we have not yet face to face because of COVID, I hope that when everything begins to relax that we can.

Is your apprenticeship overall what you expected it to be?

This time last year I was at University doing Fine Art, and at the time I thought I could be an artist full-time. With COVID and the declining job market, I very quickly realised that this was not a viable option. I am grateful for the support and encouragement that Apprentify has granted so far in this journey.

So overall, yes. I remember the first day I was so nervous about the job, the apprenticeship and how it would all enfold over the next year. Within hours, I was put at ease with the job, the environment I’m in and the people I would be working with. When the apprenticeship started and we virtually met Rebecca, all my anxiety lifted. I think that the apprenticeship will be a great stepping stone into my future, both with ukBathrooms and my knowledge in the industry.