Head to The Bathroom Store for some new ideas in bathroom design

The Bathroom StoreIf you are thinking about redesigning your bathroom, perhaps you should have a look at the Bathroom Store for some new ideas. Trends in bathroom design change all the time and there are some fantastic new products at the moment that you may never have even thought about.

Have you ever considered changing the type of toilet you have for example? Most people simply accept that the close coupled toilet is the only type of toilet available, when in actual fact there are several different options nowadays.

For example, you could have a wall-hung toilet. You may have seen these in the toilets of restaurants, pubs or hotels. A wall-hung toilet is where the actual toilet bowl is attached to the wall, and the cistern is hidden inside the wall. Many people consider the cistern to be quite an eye sore, and it also takes up a lot of room in a small bathroom, so a wall-hung toilet is an option to consider. Bear in mind, however, that it does involve a major remodelling of your bathroom as your wall will have to be reinforced to be able to take the weight of a toilet attached to it, as well as the weight of people sitting on it. The guys at the Bath Store ought to be able to help you out there, though.

Another option you may never have considered is to have a reconditioned high level toilet. Again, you may have seen these toilets in old fashioned public conveniences. These are the old type of toilet where the cistern is attached high up on the wall, and the flush lever hangs down on a chain. They are actually very attractive if you have a big bathroom, and have a very appealing vintage chic. While the original high level toilets were removed due to their propensity for dripping on the heads of sitters, these days the reconditioned toilets are very unlikely to do that. You can also buy completely brand new versions of the old toilets. It’s something to consider if you’re a fan of vintage style

Another unusual but popular trend at the moment is to have two sinks in the bathroom; one for her and one for him. While this is strictly probably unnecessary, it can be a really nice design feature. Each sink is usually far smaller than a full-sized sink, so the double sink area doesn’t take up much more room than one sink usually would. This would usually suit a bigger bathroom, however

Lastly, have you ever thought about changing your shower head? Nowadays, several interesting new designs have been introduced to the bathroom market such as the ‘cloudburst’ showerhead design. This is an extremely large showerhead – sometimes as large as your whole shower enclosure – that creates a real drench of water for a truly refreshing shower experience. Again, this is just another new feature of bathroom design that you may never have previously considered.

Head to The Bathroom Store to see all of these features for yourself and for plenty more design ideas. You may be surprised at how inventive bathroom design has become.

Walk in shower enclosures for contemporary style

Shower EnclosuresThese days, the height in bathroom fashion is a walk in shower enclosure. Gone are the days of having to stumble in and out of a bath, slipping and sliding in the process, and clinging on to a mouldy shower curtain. The fashion nowadays is for the simplicity and clean lines embodied by the walk in shower enclosures.

If you have the room, it really is the best option. You do need to have quite a bit of room for these, as of course, there needs to be enough of a ‘wall’ to stop the water from escaping, and then room for an exit. You may be pleasantly surprised how they can be designed to fit into smaller bathrooms, however! A good option if you do have a smaller bathroom is to tile the whole floor so that a little spillage isn’t a problem.

The ease of use with one of these is fantastic. After having used one in a hotel, I was depressed to return to my own plastic shower enclosure with its annoying little raised door on which I was forever stubbing my toe, and irritating door seal that was always developing mould. It also has an annoying plastic-y-ness about it that I truly despise. For both aesthetic and practical reasons, I would love to have a walk in shower.

Ideally, I would have a walk in shower enclosure in a fully tiled bathroom with several different shower heads spouting water from different angles – that, to me, is absolute luxury (as it probably is to any cold-blooded person). Add to that a heated towel rail and few scented candles and I’m in heaven. The thing is, if you want your shower to be a luxurious experience, it can be. If you want a purely utilitarian experience, you can also have that. I know quite a few people who don’t like to make a fuss of their showering. Curiously, walk in shower enclosures seems to chime well with both approaches.

There is something wonderfully utilitarian about them, with their pure simplicity, something quite business-like and effective. To me, a good walk in shower seems like the Rolls Royce of showers – it gets the job done, and in the most sleek and efficient way possible. They are showy, without being too showy. They have that Scandinavian purposefulness about them. They really are one of the rare items you can get for your home that is simultaneously very cool and yet also very understated. You can have a very expensive walk in shower system and not look like you’re trying to show off. You simply look like you want to have a very nice, quick and efficient shower.

I truly cannot overstate how much I love a walk in shower. If I had my way, I would have a huge room for a walk in shower kind of like the communal showers at a swimming pool. It’s just a personal opinion, but I would take a lovely, scalding hot shower over a Jacuzzi or a hot tub any day.

 

 

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