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Shower Room Ideas

Bathrooms of any size can be transformed into your dream shower room. Choosing to remove your bath, or even choosing to making better use of the space you have is a big step. If planned well, you will be able to create the perfect space for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some ideas to help you renovate your new shower room!

Recreate that away-from-home feeling

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Get that hotel-spa feel in your own home with a spa-style shower room! The all-over stone effect tiles and neutral tones give that true away-from-home feeling. The dore oak wood panelled vanity unit is great for storage and gives an organic feel to the room. Using lighter colour tiles in shower enclosures create the illusion of a bigger room which is great if you’re looking to open up the space. Combining angular fixtures and accessories with the smooth round mirror can make all the difference to the feel of the room. A simple switch from your old rectangular mirror will instantly modernise your shower room. They’re also super on-trend too!

Make a statement

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Tied in with the spa-style, Moroccan style inspired shower rooms are another variation to consider. Swap neutral earthy tones for more statement tiles and patterns. The rich colours create an environment that feels distinguished and luxurious. Plan the colour scheme by combining blues, oranges and gold for this look. Tiny tiles work well when framing the area around wall-hung storage cabinets or even a mirror. The Belgravia brushed brass fixtures paired with the classic Moroccan style ceramic styles create that holiday feeling that we all crave.

Pretty in Pink (and Grey)

pink shower room idea

Greys and blush pinks have been a popular choice in other rooms of the house, but what about the bathroom? Accent colours have always been a bathroom theme favourite for all room sizes, with pastel colours becoming more and more popular. Using pops of colour make the space completely customisable and can be changed to suit future trends too. The pink chevron ceramic tiles placed against the chrome fixtures on the shower screens keep in with the room’s theme. Adding your accessories and elements in advance can really help with planning the space. Using matching towels, ornaments and even shampoo bottles make the space completely unique to you!

Incorporate a bold feature wall

feature wall shower room idea

Pink not your thing? This fresh alternative incorporates light airy white spaces with deep green marble effect walls. Why not channel your inner Interior Designer and pick a statement feature colour for your room? Having a bold statement wall draws your focus as you walk in, and this green marble look is truly unique. The wooden elements on the freestanding vanity unit complete the look too. Having such a deep colour is a bold choice, but if the space has plenty of natural lighting it could really pay off. This shower enclosure, in particular, is specifically designed for the shower door to attach straight to the wall. Which is valuable if you’re working with a smaller area.

Best of both worlds

mix and match shower room idea

Terrazzo flooring is great for mix and match colour schemes you may want to have in your new shower room. Here it matches perfectly with the soft pink and green tones in this picture. Combining dark grouted subway tiles with statement geometric ones in the walk-in shower creates a playful space. Doing this for attic rooms or narrow rooms can really help separate the sections of the room to give the illusion of more space.

Bring NYC to your home

black screen idea for shower room

Inspired by Manhattan loft style, the Impey Soho wetroom panels are definitely a statement shower piece. Paired with matt black brassware it is the ultimate monochrome look and surely an on-trend investment. You can add an extra ounce of personality by introducing rich colours, or even some deep green planhttps://www.ukbathrooms.com/shower-enclosures/walk-in-showers/https://www.ukbathrooms.com/wet-rooms/ts for a fresh botanical vibe. This look could work in small spaces and you will still have space to dry off! It comes in many sizes and panelling combinations, enabling you to have a cloakroom shower or en suite, all the way up to a full walk-in shower or wetroom.

Due to be popular for 2021 is the leaning ladder radiator. Its appearance may seem imposing for very small rooms but could work well as a heating solution in those more awkward spaces.

Complete the look

flooring ideas for shower rooms

Another big decision you may have to make will be about which flooring to choose. Tiles may be the obvious option and there’s plenty to choose from! But if you’re looking for a natural feeling space then it’s worth looking into laminate flooring too. The Palio Clic Wood Vinyl flooring give the feel of laminate but is completely waterproof. Made especially for the bathroom. It’s available in all different effects to match your room perfectly.

Country style meets the contemporary

country contemporary idea for shower room

If you’re unsure about whether you want a more traditional or modern style, why not incorporate both? This bathroom combines the stylish modern black bathroom aesthetic with traditional elements such as the Victorian style shower valves and taps. The style is very decadent and looks very luxurious. It would also so look great with an industrial style too, by adding wood instead of the contrasting marble tiles shown. The floor-to-ceiling tiles make messes easy to clean making them completely child friendly! This range by Burlington also includes a black country-style sink and even a toilet for a matching set.

Brand new for 2021

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Make use of all the quirky alcoves in your home with a recessed shower. This frameless walk-in enclosure has just released and is in a very sought after style. The black tiles paired with brushed brass fittings is sleek and sophisticated. This design uses clever space utilisation by having glass shelves built into the walls to store all your favourite products. The Gallery 10 shower enclosure collection is a brand new release so is the perfect investment to stay on-trend.

 

 

 

 

Ensuite Bathroom Ideas 2021

Are you looking for a fashionable new ensuite bathroom design in 2021? Well, you’re in luck! Through this blog, I will be providing ideas covering four of the hottest trends of this year. This includes Boutique hotels, Modern Contemporary, Crittal, and Traditional/Heritage style bathrooms. All these styles are perfect for a house or apartment with ensuite bathroom spaces.

Many ensuite bathrooms are often small rooms so space-saving must be key. I will be giving ideas for some of the best ways to divide the space and showcasing the best choice of what UK Bathrooms have to offer. I’ll cover; bathroom furniture, showers, sinks, flooring, freestanding baths, and vanity units.

Boutique Hotel Styleboutique hotel ensuite bathroom

Boutique Hotel style bathrooms scream luxury with a hint of meticulous care. The attention to detail is immaculate, everything from the lighting to wall-hung toilets. We will be looking at a neutral plush style for Boutique Hotels.

The Keuco Royal Match Semi-Recessed Mirror Cabinet is a beautiful recessed mirror cabinet. They come with statement lighting fixtures including an electronic sensor. There is also plenty of space for all your possessions and nothing says sumptuousness like cleanliness.

The Matki Boutique Walk-In Corner Shower Enclosure is a fantastic shower enclosure. It is all about creating open space as it is a freestanding walk-in enclosure that will cocoon you in a feeling of utter opulence.

The Villeroy and Boch Avento Wall Hung Toilet and Vanity Unit Pack is a great example of elegance and simplicity. They make it seem as if they are floating which makes floor cleaning quicker and it is beautifully streamlined.

modern contemporary ensuite bathroomModern Contemporary Style

Modern contemporary style bathrooms are very much of the moment. They use the deliberate use of colours and textures to illustrate spaces rather than objects like the more traditional styles.

The Ideal Standard Concept Air Cube 50cm Semi-Countertop Basin holds a bold, angular shape offering a sharp but minimal look. This makes it a deliberately unique design statement for any modern contemporary bathroom. There is also plenty of room within the wood cabinet for all your needs.

The April Cayton Modern Freestanding Oval Bath is a classic oval shape with a high-quality white finish. Making this bathtub a modern piece that fits in most contemporary layouts.

The Keuco Moll range provides the finishing touches to any contemporary sleek bathroom. With its full range of stylish fixtures and accessories.

The Crosswater 25mm Storm Grey Stone Resin Rectangular Shower Tray can cater to many different bathroom sizes. As it comes in seven different sizes. It is also finished in a cool storm grey which makes it a great fit for modern bathroom styles.

Crittal Style

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The Crittal style is nothing new but the way it is being used within bathrooms is. The use of steel-framed shower enclosures or metal framed mirrors can completely transform a space. The Crittal style will allow your ensuite bathroom to become space-saving, light, and relaxing. Crittal is the umbrella term for small glass panes framed by interlocking metal bars. They can come in the form of shower enclosure frames or a wetroom panel. Who knew industrial brassware fixtures and accessories were to become a major trend?

The Impey Soho Black Double Walk-in Wetroom Panel is a great example of how a glass panel can zone an area without creating block walls. You can even pair the wetroom panel with black taps and other accessories for a finished professional look. I would recommend pairing this with a monochrome floor pattern or one of our laminate flooring options. For example the Karndean Palio Clic Vinyl Stone Flooring.

traditional ensuite bathroom ideasTraditional Heritage Style

The traditional style will continue to be timeless. Many bathroom styles have come and gone over the years but Traditional has always stayed. One of the best features traditional bathrooms do is provide an innate sense of sanctuary and privacy. It is the ultimate home experience.

A problem some ensuite bathrooms have is that they are tight on space. Yet, this Burlington Buckingham 1500mm Freestanding Slipper Bath is perfect for a smaller space. It is also of a high standard so you don’t miss out on quality.

Nothing says heritage more than true British workmanship and heart. You can find this in the Burlington Sarah Georgian Basin with Aluminium Washstand.

Finally, the Imperial Antique Crackle Ceramic Wall Tiles create a classic but simple frame that will last the test of time.

3D Bathroom Design Service

UK Bathrooms 3D Bathroom Design Service is tailored to your needs by our team of expert design consultants.  As well as offering advice they provide a product sourcing service and will guide you through every step in planning and designing your dream bathroom.

Since the launch of our 3D Bathroom Design Service earlier this year, we’ve been inundated with requests for bathroom designs.

One of the recent requests came from a homeowner in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire who had an idea on the look he was hoping to achieve for not one, but for two new bathrooms.

The customer gave our design consultant the room dimensions and various points about the two spaces. He also briefed his likes and dislikes including his preference for a classic contemporary look.

The two rooms were designed to make the most of the natural light and considered specifics such which way the doors opened.  The results are two perfectly put together new bathrooms, using products from leading brands such as Crosswater, Villeroy & Boch, Kudos, VitrA, Britton and Zehnder.

With limited space in the ensuite our design consultant was able to keep the room looking light and airy, with a fresh contemporary style.

The Crosswater Svelte 8 walk in shower panel  and the Villeroy and Boch Memento 2.0 toilet.

Our design consultant used a white Carrera marble background to keep the room light and bright.

The main bathroom shows the VitrA Shift wall hung toilet with soft closing seat. Britton’s Shoreditch basin with its matching vanity unit in matt grey works perfectly against the marble tile. 

Crosswater’s MPRO brassware is used in this main bathroom and the stylish Trojan Emerald Double Ended Freestanding Slipper Bath sits perfectly in the design.

The 3D Bathroom Design Service is available without you having to leave the comfort of your own home. Complete our contact form online and we’ll be in touch, it’s as simple as that. The one time fee of £100 per design, is fully refundable against any purchased made £1000 and over).

 

Brand new OPTIX 10 and GALLERY 10 from leading brand Crosswater

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of the OPTIX 10 and GALLERY 10 collection – brand new luxury showering spaces from leading brand Crosswater.

Showering – an unparalleled pleasure

From the invigorating morning ritual to unwinding at the end of the day, the indulgent process of enveloping ourselves in a deluge of water makes showering an unparalleled pleasure.

While shower valves and heads heighten such an experience, it is the surroundings that set the foundation for encompassing a powerful sense of serenity, personal privacy and contentment that every shower experience should deliver.

OPTIX 10 

Enhancing luxury within modern and traditional settings. Available in four-door types and three striking colors to make designing your perfect luxury showering space incredibly easy.

GALLERY 10
An expertly curated collection of 10mm toughened glass panels, profiles, and bracing bars in four indulgent colors with diverse layout options for complete design freedom.

 

Imperial Black Sapphire Collection

Merging comfort and style, black bathrooms are here to stay. The Black Sapphire Collection of dark sanitaryware by Imperial Bathrooms ups the ante, finally bringing ceramics over to the dark side.

The bathroom of 2021 has emerged as a space for wellbeing and retreating to for a moment of calm; time spent in the bathroom of today is prized, an opportunity for peace, privacy, self-care and time out from frenetic lives of home working, schooling and multitasking. No longer simply a functional room, bathrooms have become another lifestyle zone within the home, fulfilling emotional needs as well as practical ones, and in response their design has become more expressive, experimental and exciting.

Enter the vogue for black bathrooms, with dark, cave-like spaces creating sanctuaries where the stresses of outside cease to exist. While surfaces, furniture, fixtures and accessories have all been doused in black tones of late, sanitaryware remained traditionally white and bright – until now. Imperial Bathrooms’ new Black Sapphire Collection has put an end to interrupting dark schemes with chunks of dazzling paleness, with the extensive offering, encompassing basins, toilets, bidets and accessories in a myriad of styles, enabling bathrooms to wholly embrace the darkness, as well as adding an unexpected edge to monochrome designs and broader palettes.

‘Black and monochrome rooms soothe the eye and allow an overworked mind a moment of calm’ explains Graeme Borchard, MD at UK Bathrooms. ‘The Black Sapphire Collection from Imperial Bathrooms means that bathrooms can now fully commit to a black palette, and offers wider and bolder options for lovers of statement spaces.’

The range incorporates four sanitaryware families, the first truly comprehensive collection of black bathroom ceramics.

Etoile Black Sapphire

Bedecked in the pigment-rich Black Sapphire finish, the round edges, intricate design and striking silhouettes of the Etoile collection take on an alluring, opulent feel. Each piece is crafted in Britain, repeatedly fired and smoothed to ensure a flawless, glossy finish. Team with high shine tiles in a matching tone and polished metals for maximum effect.

Astoria Deco Black Sapphire

The Astoria Deco range takes on an edgy, moody personality with a glossy Black Sapphire coat. The sculptural quality of its Art Deco angles, defined lines and shapely elegance make a dynamic statement – bring together multiple pieces for high impact and unforgettable wow factor, if you dare.

Drift Black Sapphire

Combining the playfully curved lines of the Drift range with a blackened coat creates a tongue-in-cheek effect, the modern finish and shapes merging with hints of the traditional. Place the subtly decorative ceramics against a white, coloured or patterned backdrop of to make the most of the collection’s design details.

Radcliffe Black Sapphire

With slick lines and an even sharper attitude, the refined Radcliffe range is a nod to classic British bathroom design, made even more stately and statuesque in a shadowy glass-like finish. Style with traditional brassware, lighting and mirrors to complete the powerful, sophisticated aesthetic.

Bathroom Design Service

Since the launch of our new 3D Bathroom Design Service our design consultants have been busy creating dream bathrooms for our customers.

One of the very first bathrooms designed by us was for a London based customer.  The brief was to make use of the light and spacious 2nd floor space that offered great views from its windows.

Our design consultant chatted via Zoom with the client and our design consultant put together this lovely layout, maximising the space available.  The customer wanted a separate shower and a freestanding bath and our designer was able to hide away the pipework in the clever shelving behind the vanity unit.

The gorgeous Victoria + Albert Roxburgh freestanding bath makes a real statement placed in front of the window.

A walk in shower has been created with the Matki One Shower Screen which never fails to impress.  The customer had a penchant for traditional brassware and so we selected brassware from the Burlington range.

 

 

Quick Delivery Products Now Available

Our brand new UK Bathrooms Express range of products

are now available for quick delivery!

 

We’ve had an exciting few weeks at UK Bathrooms with:

  • lots of new products from our brands
  • getting ready to move into our new warehouse
  • new promotions from key manufacturers that we can share with our customers
  • more new members to our UK Bathrooms team
  • the launch of our brand new UK Bathrooms Express range

We’re constantly updating our website with the latest products and offers making sure that our customers have access to the best bathroom products at the best prices but most importantly that we deliver the best service that we can. 

The last 12 months have been a testing time for all of us – but for UK Bathrooms our resources were stretched to their limits as more and more people have turned to e-Commerce providers such as ourselves.   One of our main problems being stock feeds from our brands which in the majority, are live feeds. More stress on our supply chain with Covid and since the beginning of the year, Brexit, has meant that we have adjusted our lead times and we were aware this was not always acceptable for those customers who urgently needed to receive their new bathroom products.

Our new warehouse facility means that we can take on more actual stock, in turn this means that we have launched our brand new UK Bathrooms Express range – where we can make delivery in 1 – 2 days.  As products on our site become immediately available they are automatically moved to our UK Bathrooms Express Quick Delivery page and show 1 – 2 days delivery.

UK Bathrooms Express products include taps, showers, basins, baths, toilets, mirrors, accessories etc and from our well known brands such as hansgrohe, Grohe, Villeroy & Boch, Burlington, Crosswater, VitrA, Aqualisa, Geberit, Ideal Standard, Abacus, AXOR, Laufen, Imperial and many more.Bayswater 1200 Curved Door Basin Cabinet

If there is something a customer wants that is not available our team will continue to work to source an alternative that we can supply faster.

 

 

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve

Turning on the shower has been revolutionised with Crosswater’s innovative .

While certain pieces of brassware in the bathroom are ever evolving, others have remained fundamentally unchanged over the decades. While brassware as a whole has taken on the different colour finishes in vogue at various times – from gleaming gold brass to the matt black and white finishes trending today – some bathroom brassware seems to get more aesthetic attention than others. Notably, taps have undergone the most dramatic of developments, with handle shapes and spouts in a constant state of flux both design-wise – varying considerably from pieces based on historic precedent to those more akin to modern sculpture – to their positioning by the basin or bath, from classic mixer taps to wall mounted or freestanding.

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Brushed Brass

Within the shower, shower heads have undergone bold changes over recent years, with forward thinking designs not only looking the part, offer different styles of water flow, or being integrated with lighting or elements of technology. More practical shower controls have been largely overlooked aesthetically, water and temperature typically regulated with the twisting of a valve and left at that. Until now. Enter the Crossbox Push by Crosswater, a module which radically modernises the design of shower controls and adds

Streamlined functionality

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt White

The push button operation of Crossbox Push brings a fresh perspective to shower control design. Why twist and adjust when you can simply press? Rotary heat control means that the desired temperature can be pre-set and conjured in a tap of the Neoperl ABS push button. Water can be summoned from up to three different water outlets – be it a rainfall, wall mounted or hand-held shower head – in one easy touch.

 

Looking good

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt Black

The two key elements of the Crossbox Push are the bold circular button, which is also integrated with a textured dial to alter water flow, and the smaller temperature control knob. Combined, the pair make a modern design statement, boldly protruding from the all metal backplate in a minimal, clean style, while the lines splitting the button into two or three add easy usability with low visual impact.

The finishing touch

Available in an array of on-trend and timeless finishes, the Crossbox Push can be specified to suit any colour scheme, style or existing brassware – all bases are covered with the Crosswater MPRO palette. Got a Scandi-style pale space? Blend in with Matt White, or contrast with Matt Black. Feeling glamourous? Brushed Brass is your friend. Need some texture? Try the Brushed Stainless Steel Effect. Something classic? Chrome is here for you.

Style and substance in the touch of a button, the Crossbox Push is ushering in a new era to water control, and a total refresh of design within the shower space.

Pantone’s colour of the year 2021

For only the second time in more than 20 years, Pantone’s colour of the year 2021 will be TWO colours: Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13–647 Illuminating.  

Two independent colours that show how different elements come together to support one another, a lesson learned by everyone in 2020 and hopefully one we can continue to practice in 2021.

These two colours give us practicality and solidness and at the same time warmth and optimism, the joining of Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating is “one of strength and positivity” says Pantone.  Definitely a story of colour that catches a deep feeling of thoughtfulness along with a promise of sunnier times ahead!

Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating is a cheerful, bright yellow alive and brimming with vivacity. Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray reflects solid and dependable elements, a firm foundation and everlasting qualities.  It is quietly reassuring, standing the test of time and resilient in its nature.

Two colours for 2021 – with a great deal of meaning for us all.

VitrA Voyage

 

UK Bathrooms Design Awards Winner 2020

The winning space of the inaugural UK Bathroom Design Awards has been crowned, a bold room designed to stand the test of time and passing trends, made up of monochrome tiles, tactile surfaces and, perhaps the year’s biggest bathroom trend, statement black brassware.

The space is one of the first rooms completed in the new home of textile designer Sian O’Doherty in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, which is being built so the family can live alongside to the herd of alpacas that contribute their wool to Sian’s sustainable modern knitwear business. Sian is an award-winning textile artist and designer creating beautiful and unique, ethically produced colourful fashion pieces, homeware and accessories with a modern Welsh twist.

Sian, her husband Mike, and three-and-a-half-year-old Ava have been living in a one room static caravan for two years while they wait for the house to be finished and baby number two to arrive in January. ‘The new bathroom is just amazing – especially after having had such a tiny shower for so long!’ Sian tells us. ‘I wanted it to be simple, timeless and practical, but also to have a designer edge.’

Large format white tiles meet a tactile slate floor and are finished with slick black brassware and accessories. ‘We kept things as simple as possible, with clean lines, and a monochrome palette – I was mindful of creating a space we could live with for a long time’ Sian explains.

The combination of longevity and effortless industrial style is what drew the judges to the space. ‘I love natural materials, and the slate floor is a wonderful contrast to the slick white walls,’ Sian says. ‘I paired it right back because I wanted it to last, but we pushed the boat out with the large shower head to make a modern statement and give it an industrial edge’

While the space looks beautiful, it’s based on the requirements of real life. ‘I chose each element to be as practical and easy to clean as possible,’ Sian explains ‘I kept referring back to what we needed as a family’. Thus, larger tiles mean less grouting, grout is grey for quick maintenance and surfaces are matt to show fewer small finger prints.

‘Pretty much everything came from UK Bathrooms which I hadn’t planned but just made sense – they guided me to good models in the price range I could go for, and because I bought so much, delivery was free,’ says Sian. ‘UK Bathrooms just made life more manageable, such as making sure I had the things that you don’t think about, like water traps and plugs. The bathroom includes luxury brands such as Crosswater and VitrA, and it was so easy getting them from one place.’

‘The bathroom is exactly what I was hoping for; clean lines, open space, and practicality; I take great pleasure in using it and will do for years to come’ says Sian, who won £500 worth of Love2Shop vouchers gifted by VitrA Bathrooms. ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have won the UK Bathrooms Design Awards, and it’s been a massive help with finishing off our new home.’