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Traditional Bathrooms Limited are approved stockists of BC Sanitan Bathroom Suites In a world where fashions come and go, the name B.C Sanitan continues to stand for values that are reassuringly enduring, offering you an experience so rewarding that it rises above mere passing trends. A promise of timeless styling that will continue to delight your eye, with a standard of quality that will defy the years. Every traditional bathroom piece from B.C Sanitan is crafted in the heart of the English Potteries using skills handed down through the generations. The finest china clay is taken from the mould and lovingly smoothed by hand before firing. Pieces are then coated with not one but three separate layers of glaze – again by hand – to achieve the sparkling, glassy depth that characterises the B.C Sanitan finish. Each piece is checked by our inspectors at every stage of the production process. For our customers it is perfection, or nothing. Timeless quality deserves a timeless guarantee, and that’s what you get with B.C Sanitan. Your investment is protected by nothing less than a Lifetime Guarantee on all sanitaryware. Bathroom Suites The Victorian Bathroom Suite: For many people the very epitome of the traditional bathroom look has to be Victorian, a celebration of confident square forms with distinctive high splashbacks. The basin, closet and cistern in this suite are based on authentic original pieces, the designs re-created by B.C. Sanitan craftsmen in all their gleaming glory. The Hillingdon Bathroom Suite: Reassuringly solid, yet stylish and elegant, the double roll rim and soft edges of the Hillingdon suite will add a period feel to any bathroom. Combine with any of our freestanding baths for the final luxurious touch. The Belgravia Bathroom Suite: The fluted column has always been one of the essential defining features of period styling. The look is full of character and wonderfully evocative, used here to subtle effect on Belgravia’s pedestal, closet and bidet. The cistern’s breakfront shape is another charming traditional detail. The Nouveau Bathroom Suite The curvaceous lines of Nouveau bring a slightly softer, gentler charm to a traditional bathroom setting. The generous proportions of the pieces add a sense of grandeur for those who like to make a bold statement in their home styling. The Balsani Bathroom Suite By taking the period-style splashback and reducing it in size Balasani achieves a more subtle, more versatile look. Teamed with the right brassware it could also be perfectly at home in a distinctly non-traditional setting. The splashback feature is elegantly repeated on the cistern and bidet. The Damia Bathroom Suite The striking square-edged form of the Damea basin sets the styling keynote that is pleasingly repeated in the Damea closet, cistern and bidet, effortlessly bridging the century-or-so gap between the traditional and the classical bathroom. The Highgrove Bathroom Suite You could be forgiven for thinking that the inspiration for the distinctive Highgrove design was purely 21st Century, but in fact this suite’s design cue came from the beautiful elliptical deep-sided shape of an original 1920’s piece. Perfect proof that classic design reaches out from its own time to inspire future generations. Bc Sanitan from Traditional Bathrooms Limited www.victorianbathrooms4u.com

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Affordable High Level Toilets

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High Level Toilets are as fashionable now as they were back in the Victorian Era. Traditional Bathrooms have one of the largest selections of High and Low Level Toilets from leading bathroom manufacturers.

The High Level Toilets from Imperial Bathrooms and BC Sanitan are for the discerning bathroom buyer. Hand made in the United Kingdom by time served artisans and offering faithful reproductions of original period pieces that have adorned the grandest properties in the world for centuries.

The Imperial Bathrooms Etoile Bathroom Suite 

Imperial Bathrooms

 BC Sanitan Victorian Bathroom Suite

BC Sanitan Bathroom Suites

Burlington Bathrooms and Bathroom Suites offer High Level Toilets with a difference. The unique patented flushing mechanism of the Burlington High Level Toilet offers a water saving Eco 3 or 6 litre flush.  Another new addition to the Burlington Bathroom Collection is the medium level toilet that combines traditional styling that can sit comfortably in a contemporary bathrooom.

Burlington Bathroom Suites from Traditional Bathrooms Limited

TC Bathrooms are one of the fastest growing Bathroom Brands in the UK.  Traditional and Contemporary Bathrooms are an innovative design lead company that have a reputation for being market leaders. The 2010 TC brochure introduces two new luxury designer Traditional Bathroom Suites that epitomise everything that’s good about a period bathroom.

Vitoria Bathroom Suite

TC Bathrooms Vitroria Bathroom Suite

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Balterley Reflection Bathroom Suite
The Reflection suite makes a stunning statement in any bathroom with the basin design mirroring the shape of the keyhole shower bath. At only 800mm wide, the bath provides you with ample room for both bathing and showering. The WC has pottery that runs flush to the wall making it so easy to clean and hiding your soil stack from view, with the option of a soft close seat. Reflection is relatively new to the Balterley range but is proving highly popular already!

Balterley Elevation Bathroom Suite
Elevation brings you the latest in quality Italian design. The smooth curves of the WC run straight to the wall, creating a fabulous look and an easy to clean area, while you have the option of a soft closing seat. The thick quality basin really stands out and provides ample washing room. The Sweep bath is manufactured using the latest technologies in free standing baths, giving you a one piece bath that looks great and is still relatively easy to install!

Balterley Scenario Bathroom Suite
Scenario is a classic timeless favourite in the Balterley range. The clean simple lines of the pottery is echoed in the 3 basin options with full and semi pedestals. The modern WC is available with the option of a soft close seat while the double ended bath provides that extra touch of luxury and is only 750mm wide!

Balterley Cube Bathroom Suite
Cube is a beautiful example of the square lines that have become increasingly fashionable in the last few years. The square basin has the option of full and semi pedestals and is perfectly complemented by the design of the Pillar basin mixer. The Pillar brassware is so easy to grip and use while the Mono bath will fit into the vast majority of bathrooms in the UK. Cube has quickly become a regular best seller in the Balterley range.

Balterley Vogue 2 Bathroom Suite
Vogue 2 utilises the D shape basin option within the Vogue range that is also shown on page 48-49. The WC with optional soft close seat has a one piece cistern cowl which removes the need for a cistern lid. The cowl creates a quieter flush, ideal for bathrooms located next to bedrooms, and also tends to have less condensation on it. The keyhole showerbath uses the Vibe bath shower mixer to provide both bathing and showering in one.

Balterley Curve Bathroom Suite
Curve takes inspiration from Italian design and offers lots of choice. The minimalist styled basin is repeated through the 60cm, 52cm and the semi recessed basin which complements fitted furniture. The WC has a back to wall option for furniture and optional soft close seat. The new steel bath range includes the 1800 version shown here with anti-slip properties and grip handles for easy access.

Balterley Fusion Bathroom Suites
Fusion creates an individual bathroom by taking a mix of Balterley products and piecing them together. The stunning wenge furniture is available in 700 and 1200 lengths with a drawer option and fantastic mirror unit on canister stays. The cameo basin is accompanied by the Relish WC. The highly popular 1700 x 700 Pulse bath and Loop brassware complete this bathroom suite.

Balterley Edge Bathroom Suite
The Edge range offers you highly fashionable square lines in a multitude of pottery options with main bathroom, cloakroom and furniture sizes. The Zone brassware is a perfect match for both the pottery and the square lines of the double ended Elite bath that gives you extra width and room to bathe in. Elite is also now available in a single ended 700mm wide.

Balterly Lagoon Bathroom Suite
The Lagoon suite features the new twin lipped basin that provides ample room for bathing with a wonderful crisp look. The curves of the basin are repeated in the shape of the toilet pan and are accentuated by the design of the Oval brassware. The Nuvo bath is a fabulous mix of traditional shower and corner baths with a one piece wrap round panel and optional bath screen. The Pulse bath is another option for slightly smaller spaces.

Ambience Bathroom Suite
The Ambience suite is traditional styling at its best! A long time favourite in the Balterley range, the WC is based on Victorian styling and uses the classic lever flush mechanism. The 2 taphole basin is generous in size with easy turn taps. The Soul bath incorporates matching Victorian style lines to create an ideal traditional bathroom suite.

Majestic Bathroom Suite
The Majestic suite puts a modern slant on a traditional theme, resulting in a fantastic look with imposing pottery. The Victorian style lines are modernised through the topflush WC, the one taphole basin and the impressive Ultimo brassware. With cloakroom and furniture basin options, Majestic really can appeal to everyone and the suite is complemented by the straight lines of the Soul bath.

Balterly Custom Bathroom Suite
Custom provides the ultimate look in traditional styling. Close coupled, low rise and high rise WCs mean you have every necessary option to suit the height of your bathroom. The sculpted basins with splashbacks provide a real authentic look with the cloakroom basin suitable on a full pedestal. New Victor brassware has a simple lever mechanism to turn on and off and sits proudly on the classic freestanding bath, Echo Junior.

Balterly Concave Bathroom Suite
The Concave suite is fantastic for small bathrooms and slightly unusual shapes! The bath is shaped specifically for the human body and is wider at one end for your shoulders and narrower at the other. The WC has a very small projection of only 600mm and the 4 basin options are also relatively short, allowing you to maximise your floorspace. The basins are finished with the elegant Mini brassware and are all compatible with a full pedestal.

Balterley Spirit Bathroom Suite
The Spirit suite is designed specifically for smaller bathrooms with options of a 1500 showerbath and 1500 straight bath. A shorter projection WC gives you more room and the 2 basin sizes can be used with full or semi pedestal. The beautiful Micro brassware is designed specifically for smaller suites and enhances the overall look.

Balterley Petite Bathroom Suite
The Petite suite utilises our shortest ever projection pottery making it ideal for smaller bathrooms, cloakrooms or ensuites. The basins can be used with a full pedestal or chrome bottle trap as shown below. The Niche 1500 bath is a great solution for small bathrooms to still provide a bathing option.

Aspire Bathroom Suite
Aspire has become one of the best sellers in the Balterley range through its beauty, simplicity of design and extended range options. From 68cm down to 40cm, there is a basin to suit your home, with full pedestal, semi pedestal and bottle trap choices. The Elipse bath provides a stunning contemporary look with the alternative of a Median double ended bath for more practical bathrooms.

Balterley Mirage Bathroom Suite
Balterley’s entry level suite still provides you with great options. You have the choice of a square or round basin to suit the WC, which is a combination of both shapes, and a full or semi pedestal. The Prise brassware adds a touch of class to the suite and makes this highly affordable suite, very attractive.

Balterley Aura Bathroom Suite
The Aura range offers a comprehensive selection of pottery and basin sizes from 80cm through to 40cm, back to wall WCs and semi recessed basins. The suite is shown with both the keyhole showerbath and the Scope corner bath depending on your bathroom size, with the option of glass shower screens. Aura pottery is also a very popular choice with fitted bathroom furniture.


Balterley Vogue Bathroom Suite
Vogue is the sister of Vogue2 and illustrates the squarer basin option and the curvaceous bowfronted bath. The WC retains the full cistern cowl, giving you a quieter flush and less condensation, while the soft close seat option really makes this a perfect WC for bathrooms located near bedrooms. The design of the Oval brassware is a great match for both the basin and the bath, making Vogue a fully synchronised suite

Balterley Affinity Bathroom Suite
Affinity represents crisp Italian linear design at its best. Wall hung basins create a fantastic continental look while their “wings” offer practical toiletries space, further enhanced by the chrome towel rail. Extra WC options and soft close seat make Affinity highly versatile and highly popular now in the UK.

Balterley Curve 2 Bathroom Suite
Curve 2 illustrates how you can choose your own brassware in Balterley with an image of Curve and the choice of Pillar brassware. Curve2’s main basin options mean it will suit most UK bathroom options, while the back to wall WC and semi recessed basin provide stylish options for fitted furniture.

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Luxury Bathrooms ideas

Many people think that a bathroom is a retreat to be with just one’s self but in many households it turns to be an unexciting place soon after. Turning your regular bathroom into a luxury bathroom is not a quick task and not a cheap one. But smart planning and spending can turn your regular bathroom into looking like a luxury bathroom. Some items you can expect to find in a luxury bathroom are electronic faucets, smart toilets, tanning showers, spa showers, towel warmers, heated floors, shower rain heads and body sprays with temperature control, bathroom wine coolers (just in case you wish to have a sip while taking a dip), bubbler tubs with fountains and even a television.

The whole idea of a luxury bathroom is not to have everything available in a single place but how and what meets the practicality of fitting within the dimensions of your bathroom, usage, cost and maintenance. Designing a luxury bathroom is also done professionally by interior designers who also can execute the plan with material for a charge. This takes the headache out of your mind to go places and select stuff yourself. Luxury bathrooms also increase the value of the property so they will always fetch you some money in return and are not bad from the point of investment as well. Your luxury bathroom can give you a higher self esteem and pleasurable moments all in one place.

Those who can afford luxury are demanding it to the hilt. Whether it means, having a Swarovski based bath tub or free standing bath, or platinum inlaid basins. Everything has to be over the top for these connoisseurs of luxury.

Small Bathroom Designs

Homeowners need not stress over small bathroom designs. Although the space element may be limited, there are several creative ways to maximize what you have. Here are some top ideas for small bathrooms.

Pick Light Colors

The color of your bath is crucial to creating great first impressions. Small bathrooms should always avoid dark, heavy colors. These can make your bath seem both assuming and smaller than it is. Light, pastel colors on the other hand with small designs are perfect. These colors create the impression of spaciousness. These are also the colors that can make any room fell fresh, airy and relaxing. Mix and match pastel colors for your floor, walls, cabinets and fixtures.

Use Corner and Overhead Spaces

Make use of unused spaces. The key is to make the most out of these small unused areas. You could for example push your bath tub and toilet to the wall to ensure that no remaining unused space at the back remains. You can also use corners for a hanging sink and a corner shower booth. Overhead spaces can still accommodate cabinets, hamper hooks and racks. As much as possible, keep the floor space free except for your tub, shower stall and toilet.

Choose Smaller Bath Items

Pick out small items and bathroom accessories. Bath fixtures don’t come in single sizes. If you do not have a family of giants, then you can settle for a smaller toilet, bathtub and sink. Do make sure though that you have fixtures that you are comfortable using. Consult the biggest member of your family when picking the smallest possible fixture available.

Use Mirrors

All bathrooms need mirrors. Small bathrooms would look perfect with unadorned mirrors. Extremely small bathrooms might have to do with small round mirrors. Small baths though that aren’t exactly too cramped could use wide mirrors that stretch across walls. It may not be obvious to some but mirrors are design accents that are more than just functional. These reflective surfaces will help make your bathroom seem larger.

Get Lights and Windows

Aside from mirrors, lights also help extend the perception of space. As much as possible, natural light sources should be preferred over artificial ones. Windows over bathtubs or overhead openings bring in not just light but a breath of fresh air.

Use night lights wisely. Opt for generous light fixtures that aren’t just limited to the center of the room. Attach dimmers so you can adjust light options when you are in the mood for subdued lights.

Think Minimal

Limit your bathroom items and accessories. As much as possible, stick to only the essential items that a bathroom should have. Move magazine racks, extra cabinets, excess hampers and towel racks from the bathroom.

Small bathroom designs may require your creativity. With a little imagination, you can easily convert a small bathroom into the dream haven you have always wanted.

Bathroom Design

The bathroom has come along way in the past one hundred years. Once just a basic tub set in front of the living room fire and filled with buckets of water, the bathing experience is now a luxury in almost every western home. Back then, a “bathroom” was something only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have in their house. It was this trend which lead to the mass production of bathroom products.
The Edwardian and Victorian styles of the time are still a popular choice today. They look exquisite in a villa or cottage bathroom, and never loose their appeal in terms of design.
Today, thanks to advanced plumbing and modern technology, the bathroom may well have evolved as far as it can. With luxury steam rooms and hydrotherapy baths, it’s difficult to imagine how bathrooms could get any more sophisticated. That said, the bathroom, like any room in the house, is ever changing in terms of design trends.
Here we look at the five most popular styles of bathroom designs. Traditional, Country, Shabby chic, Contemporary and Fantasy.

Traditional

The Traditional bathroom can mean either traditional in terms of Edwardian or Victorian style, or in respect to a standard white bathroom with basic sanitary ware and bath. Here, we’ll be looking at the style of bathroom design where it all started. The Edwardian bathroom.

Over the past decade, with the popularity of TV shows like Changing Rooms, the trend for old-fashioned bathrooms has seen a real upsurge. A rare gem of an old slipper bath or rusty traditional faucet may be found at a scrap yard or in a skip, but thankfully manufacturers are keeping up with demand with skillfully crafted traditional bathroom products.

Certain rooms only work in certain houses, so if you’re living in a modern high rise apartment the traditional bathroom isn’t going to work for you. If you have an old cottage or villa retreat this style of bathroom is one you should definitely consider.

Almost always, the bath is the centre piece attraction of the traditional bathroom. A free-standing roll-top or slipper bath sits proudly on a dark polished floor, and only if going for a traditional continental style bathroom will an inset or sunken tub hold appeal. Either a wall-mounted faucet or a free-standing one looks classy. Deep ridges and curved angles are what makes the traditional sanitary ware what it is – bold and masculine.

When decorating a traditional bathroom both soft tones and bold colours can work well. Strong tones of browns, maroons and greens give a nice warmth to the room, but be sure the bathroom is well lit, maybe with a lavish chandelier. With the right colours, antique gold can look better than chrome. Go for curtains, never blinds. If going for a vanity unit rather than a traditional basin and pedestal, choose an oak or cherry finish; or the white Cynk vanity unit is a good look with traditional baths and toilets.

One of the most appealing things about the traditional bathroom is clutter gives it more of a lived-in effect, thus enhancing the traditional look. Don’t be afraid to put plenty of pictures on the walls – black and white family portraits in gold frames are a good look. A chest of drawers or corner table with scented candles, aromatherapy oils or flowers will really bring the room to life. As a finishing touch an old style set of weighing scales, a large framed mirror or bulky traditional radiator will give the room that cozy old-fashioned feel.

Country

The country style bathroom is perhaps the easiest type of design to create, and like the traditional bathroom only really works well within the right house. The classic country look is best associated with floral wallpaper, high beams, basin frills and a bath canopy. Following the traditional design, cast iron baths and deep ridged sanitary ware are what gives the country bathroom its nostalgic look.

Check, floral or plaid curtains are preferred over roller blinds, and shutters, though rare in England, offer a great form of privacy as well as adding to the country effect. Wood plays a big part in this look, and almost all furniture works well in this setting, especially beech, maple, ash and oak vanity units and cabinets.

Either tiles or wooden floors can be used. Tiles should be a rustic colour, and can be used to create elaborate mosaics. Wooden floors should be varnished to match the furniture. Decorating may see a stenciled motif used as a border, and the technique of rubbing paint on the walls with a sponge gives the room that worn natural look.

Toilets with high level cisterns and pull chains are very rare these days, but a must have for the country bathroom, as are traditional taps for the bath and basin. Just about any kind of free-standing bath will suit the country bathroom. If wishing to have a shower a tiled walk-in shower is the advisable option with a curtain to conceal the area.

For the final touch add wicker baskets filled with pot pouri, wire basket shelves and stylish wall lamps.

Shabby Chic

“Shabby chic”, a relatively new phrase used to describe room designs, is an obscure blend of neglect and style. It is one of the most difficult bathroom designs to create, and it takes a bold decision to go for this bathroom style. It almost certainly achieves its full potential in a continental house, either a French chateau or old Spanish villa.

The absolute opposite of a fitted bathroom, the shabby chic look is a mismatch of styles and products. You can even do the unexpected, like put a put a refrigerator in the corner. Nothing is expected to match and pipework and plumbing are on show rather than concealed. This style is best suited to those who have inherited a bathroom and want to update it a little rather than fork out on a brand new bathroom suite.

The key to decoration is neutral tones with a few dark colors. For the walls choose a matte or flat wall paint. Pale golds and yellows work particularly well as does floral or check patterned wallpaper.

As with the country and traditional bathrooms, cast iron baths are a must. Either a roll-top or slipper bath will do, and although you don‘t want holes or rust, the more dilapidated it looks the better. Even consider running sandpaper over the paint work and claw feet. It’s always worth looking out for old fittings at antique shops and car boot sales.

Counter top basins are highly recommended in this setting, and the look out for extremely unusual decorated designs. Place it on a washstand or run-down vanity unit. Add unique ornaments and antique framed mirrors.

Modern

Modern bathrooms are all about what you do with the space you have. Within many bathrooms there is little room to work with, so making the most of the space is essential. This is why fitted bathroom suites are now so popular. Having bathroom furniture made to measure is one of the most practical design solutions when remodeling the bathroom.

How many of us have had a bathroom with a cluttered airing cupboard? With the modern bathroom there’s no need to cram your toiletries, towels and cleaning fluids around the boiler. With fitted vanity units, storage units and cabinets you‘ll have all the space you need.
When examining modern bathroom design, wall-hung furniture has to get a mention. White gloss will never go out of fashion, but more recently furniture finishes such as wenge, beech and maple have made a real emergence in popularity.

As well as the furniture, wall-hung sanitary ware is a great space-saving solution while giving the bathroom a contemporary feel. Also, concealed cistern units are a more eye-pleasing look than the standard close-coupled toilet.

Showerbaths are a great practical way of optimizing the space, so that you have the comfort of both bathing and showering. Walk-in showers are also very popular in the modern bathroom, and if buying a shower enclosure for the modern bathroom choose one with a chrome structure over white.

Chrome and stainless steel are the ultimate choice in the modern bathroom, and taps and bath mixers are available in a number of contemporary designs, rather than the traditional style faucets. Also, choose chrome towel rails over standard white radiators, as well as matching chrome accessories..

Don’t be afraid to decorate with bold colours when tiling or painting, getting the contrast right with the chrome and the gloss. If using curtains be subtle with the designs and colours, but preferably go for stylish roller blinds.

Fantasy

Daring to be anything more than conventional, the fantasy bathroom design lets you be truly innovative with your fantasies and tastes. With the emphasis on futuristic, this style of bathroom is the antithesis of the traditionalist.

The fantasy design is ideally exclusive to only larger bathrooms, as with all futuristic interior design large open spaces are what brings the room together. Steam cabins and whirpool baths are the ideal choice for showering and bathing. Or combine the two will a well designed bath screen and a glass shower panel. Because of their minimal effect, Walk-in showers also work well with modern tiling, chrome shower fixtures and classy shower lighting.

For the sanitary ware go with wall-hung or standard close-coupled toilet and basin with pedestal with acute angles and a contemporary design. Abstract towel rails and wenge wall-hung furniture fit well in the fantasy bathroom, giving it that calm almost surreal look.
The ultimate luxury in a fantasy bathroom would have to be a waterproof TV. You could even think of doubling the bathroom up as gym, complete with exercise bike and rowing machine.

Ornaments should be unobtrusive, so choose things like small piles of pebbles and modern wall prints over candles and nick-nacks.

Bathroom Ideas

Looking for bathroom ideas? You may be researching bathroom design ideas for remodeling an existing bathroom or you may be looking for bathroom ideas for building a new one.

The bathroom design ideas that you use can have a dramatic impact on the appearance and functionality of your bathroom. The bathroom is a room that will be visited often every day and you want this space to be comfortable, usable, appealing and safe to be in while fitting into the overall style and decor of your home.

Here are bathroom ideas to consider as you are planning this important room:

1 – Add a Mirror – mirrors on the bathroom walls will give the appearance of windows being there, will reflect light and extend the room. Mirrors can create a sense of openness, making any bathroom appear larger than it really is. Add a medicine cabinet with mirror to your bathroom to store grooming supplies, medicine or toiletries. Traditionally, the medicine cabinet was located above the vanity or sink, however, you can place it elsewhere in the bathroom if you want.

2 – Create Ample Bathroom Storage – you cannot have too much storage space in a bathroom. Use wall space wisely with shelves or built-in cabinets, vanities or cabinets over the commode. Corner shelves are good bathroom ideas choices if you have limited space. Install corner shelves to display ceramics, shampoos, soaps, bath oils and candles. Display corner shelves can be found that are decorative and allow you to use otherwise wasted space.

3 – Use Wicker Baskets – fill wicker baskets with soaps, candles, sponges, bubble baths, and loofahs. You can roll some of your colorful towels and place them in inexpensive wicker baskets around the bathroom. Keep some of the large wicker storage baskets with towels near the tub and shower within easy reach.

4 – Carefully Select the Floor Material – besides the appearance, the bathroom floor should be safe to walk on and water resistant. Rubber flooring, ceramic tile, vinyl and linoleum floors are good choices since these floor materials can be easy to clean, water resistant and safe to walk on.

If you will use natural stone or terra-cotta ceramic tile on your floor, use the kind that has a non-slip finish. Be careful using rugs that can slide on a tiled floor or natural stone floor. Use rugs that have a rubber backing or add rubber backing strips to the rugs.

5 – Plan the Lighting Carefully – bathroom ideas and general lighting can be ceiling lights, wall fixtures or track lighting. Having adequate general lighting means there is enough light for someone to walk safely through the bathroom. This overall light will distribute itself throughout the entire space, however, general lighting is not sufficient for grooming functions.

Task lighting provides light to a specific area where shaving, putting on makeup or other types of grooming take place. Task lighting should be adjustable by using dimmers or controls, and it is best to aim this type of lighting at an angle to avoid hot spots or shadows.

The use of natural light can be included in your bathroom ideas by having a window, a wall skylight or a roof skylight to bring in natural light. Having a skylight that can be opened is great because it reduces moisture buildup. Remember that using a combination of different types of bathroom light fixtures carefully placed may give your bathroom the best results.

6 – Plan for Moisture Control – bathroom ideas should plan for humidity and odors in the room. Use a power ventilator large enough to do the job. Lingering moisture could become a problem if you do not have a properly-sized ventilating fan to get rid of moisture and odors. Ventilating fans are sized by the cubic feet of air they move in one minute (cfm).

A good ventilation system that can move the air from the bathroom to the outdoors about eight times per hour means that the bathroom will have the moist air removed in 7 or 8 minutes. If you take the length, width and ceiling height of your bathroom and multiply these three numbers, you will have the cubic feet of space for your bathroom.

For example, a bathroom that is 5 feet by 8 feet with an 8 foot high ceiling will have 320 cubic feet of space (5 times 8 times 8 equals 320). A 40 cfm (cubic feet per minute) fan will move the air from inside this bathroom to the outdoors in about 8 minutes (320 divided by 40).

Enjoy gathering bathroom ideas and the planning process, learn as much as you can and use your imagination as you collect and implement your bathroom ideas. Having a comfortable, attractive and functional bathroom that reflects your personal style means you will have a special place to enjoy for many years to come.

Bathroom Tiles

Bathroom tile ideas for bathroom floor tile can help you know what options to consider for your bathroom. Bathroom tile comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, patterns and textures and they are the basis for any bathroom design. Bathroom tile ideas can help you have the very best bathroom possible.

Ceramic bathroom floor tile is often used because of its durability, resistance to dampness, its safety to walk on when wet and its ease of cleaning. If you select ceramic tiles for your bathroom, consider using a tile that has a slip-resistant surface for bathroom safety, which is one of the best bathroom tile ideas.

If you buy and install unglazed tiles, they will need to be washed frequently because they absorb stains quite easily. Bathroom floor tile shapes can be squares, rectangles, hexagons and octagons while accent tiles can be narrow and small diamond-shaped pieces.

Here are bathroom tile ideas for bathroom floor tile:

1 – If you use solid color ceramic bathroom floor tile in your bathroom, you can add tile borders of a different color to the tile floor, or you can create a border by alternating different colors. This kind of visual treatment can create a more interesting bathroom floor.

2 – When using the same color ceramic tile for the floors and walls, choose a different tile size for the walls or lay the wall tiles diagonally to create a more interesting visual effect.

3 – Another of the bathroom tile ideas is to choose a grout color that contrasts with the ceramic tile color. For example, if you are using white tiles, you could use blue, red or yellow grout for contrast. Be sure and apply sealers to grout lines in areas of heavy wear since sealers will protect and preserve grout colors.

4 – If your favorite color for a bathroom is pink, for example, add a few pink decorative tiles for the walls or use shapes, textures and borders to give it some visual interest. Select some rows of the walls where you can also use some of the pink tiles placed diagonally.

5 – To give your bathroom a contemporary style and look, consider using bright and bold colors with shapes or graphics against plain backgrounds. Contemporary style accessories and fixtures will further provide a modern-looking bathroom appearance.

6 – If you are trying to have a romantic or Victorian look in your bathroom, use floral tiles in soft colors like pink, light green or light blue plus handpainted ceramic sinks and perhaps a wooden floor. For a Mediterranean bathroom look, mix terra-cotta tiles with Mexican or other hand-painted tiles for the floors. For the countertop, perhaps mix the hand-painted tiles with another plain color tile.

7 – Bathroom tile ideas and tile color are important since color can greatly affect your mood, making you feel calm or energizing you. Warm colors like peach and yellow are fun, they make the bathroom feel cozier and they go well with a more country looking bathroom decor. If you use neutral colors like beiges and whites, they will make the room look larger, they will reflect light and they are always in style.

Colors like blue, green and violet are viewed as serene or cool colors. Brighter colors like black or red add drama to the decor, absorb light and will make the room appear smaller. In rooms with plenty of windows and natural lighting, consider using darker tiles to offset the ambient lighting. You can also work in colors you want through the use of accent tiles and accessories.

Have fun as you select the styles, colors, patterns and sizes of bathroom floor tile and related accessories for your bathroom. You’ll want your bathroom to be a fun, cozy room to spend time in and the bathroom floor tile used can help create that kind of atmosphere. Use bathroom tile ideas to help you have that special bathroom that you can enjoy every day.

Bathroom Suites

Choosing a bathroom suite will in the end come down to the shape and size of your bathroom. It doesh’t have to be a large area, even those with the simplest and smallest of bathrooms can add a few unique features and generate something to delight and take pride in. A bathroom is a room to take pride in; with a little personal touch the right bathroom suite for you will mean life becoming more relaxing and convenient.

If you are out of ideas have a good look around and don’t make a hasty decision. Interior design magazines often have a section on bathroom suites or home and living type magazines will supply you with different types of suites. A visit to the local DIY or bathroom showroom will give you some inspiration too and there is always the Internet for stores worldwide with plenty of ideas.

A bathroom suite has to fit your lifestyle. a suite; don’t just choose one because you like it! It has to fit around the requirements of everyone else living in the house too. If you have children or older parents living with you they will have wildly differing needs to a young couple. Also take under consideration the style and period of the rest of the house and select something that will fit in with its surroundings. If your house is Victorian then an ultra modern look won’t suit, visa versa, a new apartment with a Victorian bathroom might look out of place.

Before you go searching the stores for a bathroom, measure the room first and draw up a plan as the type of suites you look at will be dictated by the size and shape of your bathroom. The type of suite you like might not fit well into the space you have, so this is important to check.

Taking everyone’s needs into consideration is vital, even when it comes down to the flooring and wall coverings. Tiles on the floor will be easy to wash down but could be slippery for children and a bath might prove complicated for an older couple with mobility problems, a shower would be far more convenient.

Pick out the features you like about your current bathroom and those you want to remove. Would you prefer a bath or a shower, or is the bathroom large enough to house both? It is important you take under consideration the number of people who will be using the bathroom, their ages and particular needs.

You are not stuck with the current layout of the bathroom. There might in most cases be a better option or a space that isn’t used effectively that could be improved. Just don’t forget to make a careful research before making any big decisions as changes to the plumbing and plastering work can be costly.

A new bathroom will update and give your bathroom a whole new modern look. Depending on the look you want to achieve, bathroom suites can be found in contemporary, modern or traditional styles. If your house style is Victorian a traditional bathroom will probably be a good choice, choose a decorative basin and pedestal sink for an antique look. If you live in a modern apartment, you might want to go with a contemporary style with simple clean lines.

Money will in most cases have the final say when it comes to house renovations. You can find many modern bathroom suites that look good and in the same time low in price these days. And if you want to go with the traditional look, try scouring the antique warehouses for second hand original pieces.

Bathroom taps can be durable and last for many years to come if you pick the right one. A fashionable, popular look this year can quickly look outdated next year. Classic designs and simple lines will last you for a lot longer. Of course if you have unlimited money and you like to keep up with the latest trends and fashions then you can always redecorate again in a few years time.

Your choice of bathroom will be individual to you as everyone has different tastes and ideas. Make a research by looking through design magazines, bathroom showrooms and online and you’ll soon find inspiration and be ready to go. Choose a bathroom suite to fit your needs and requirements, add a touch of luxury and you will have the perfect bathroom suite.

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About Bathroom Taps

When people consider bathroom taps there are the bathroom taps for the basin and the bathroom taps for the bath. Starting with the bathroom taps for basins there are many designs of single bathroom taps that range from the classic retro look of bathroom taps to ultra modern and sophisticated bathroom taps. There are also very stylish mixer bathroom taps that also come in all shapes and sizes including very tall bathroom taps to a variety of mixer bathroom taps that are sited for all sizes of basin including very small basins in confined spaces. The choice of mixer bathroom taps is quite considerable so whatever the style of basin and bathroom there are sure to be designs of mixer bathroom taps that are in the right style.

There are also, of course, wonderful bathroom taps for baths, and they too come in classic retro designs with two single bathroom taps. More popular are the mixer bathroom taps which come in a great choice of designs and sizes and the mixer bathroom taps are often complemented by a shower hose and a shower head. The shower hose attached to mixer bathroom taps is perfect for washing and rinsing hair and for washing around a bathe. For people who like to shower rather than have a bath then the mix bathroom taps can be complemented by a shower screen or shower curtain. The important thing to remember about bathroom taps is that the choice and size of bathroom taps is quite considerable and it is wise to have a similar style of bathroom taps for the bathroom taps on the basin and the bathroom taps on the bath. For people who do not like turning on bathroom taps there are bathroom taps with simple levers that are very easy to use especially with soapy hands.

Bath taps for a bath as opposed to taps for a bathroom are widely available with or without a shower attachment. Classic bath taps are where there are two entirely separate bath taps, with one of the bath taps specifically for the hot water and the other of the bath taps specifically for the cold water. Needless to say, but separate bath taps come in numerous designs from the four-arm period look of bath taps to the simple lever-lift style of bath taps. Within those two basic designs of bath taps there are many design variations so the choice is quite amazing. Mixer bath taps are probably more popular these days as mixer bath taps do help to prevent people from being scolded by very hot water. There are some wonderful designs of mixer bath taps available with some designs of bath taps looking stunningly sophisticated and futuristic. Many mixer bath taps have shower attachments so that with the aid of a shower curtain or a shower screen the bath can also double as a shower. Of course, mixer bath taps are very useful for washing hair while sitting in the bath and for washing round the bath rim after a bath. Ultimately, there are three basic types of bath taps. There are the two single bath taps which often are in a retro style of bath taps. More popular of the modern style of bath taps are the mixer bath taps and the mixer bath taps with a shower attachment. Which ever sort of bath taps you are searching for you will find all manor of styles and designs that will complement any decor.

Choosing The Perfect Bathroom Suite

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Bathroom Suite Replacement
Bathroom Suite replacement can be one of the best and most cost effective ways to add value to your property. Even the most grandiose bathrooms can still be affordable. The UK bathroom market has seen massive changes over the last few years. The decline of the UK manufacturing base has resulted in a shift towards manufacturing in the far east, with China now accounting for approximately 90% of the worlds bathroom production. When it comes to choosing your bathroom suite, we would advocate not to take into account the origin of the products. The important things are the styling and the quality of the products. As with most goods you will still have to pay more for luxury branding even though they are probably made by the same people in the same factories from the same materials. The cheap imports and competetive market forces have seen the price of UK bathroom suites reach an all time low. Traditional Bathrooms Limited and their subsiduary company Abstract Bathrooms source direct and sell direct to the end user. 

Bathroom Budgets
Both new builds and bathroom suite replacement require careful planning. It is important to set a realistic budget and contingency plan. There are thousands of bathroom suppliers, products, styles to choose from all with differnet features and benefits. We advocate involving the plumber from the start of the project as they will be able to advise on the likely cost of the installation, be mindful that the plumber may want to do what’s best from a plumbing point of view and regardless of the aesthetics of the bathroom. One of the generally accepted principles of bathroom design is that you don’t relocate the toilet as to move the soil stack can be very labour intensive. There are design tools available for basic planning. Bathroom brochures and magazines are a great way of getting some ideas and inspiration. Once you have decided on your bathroom design the purchase of the bathroom suite is the easy part of the job. The important things to consider are the quality, length of warranty, availability and of course the cost. Traditional Bathrooms Limited and Abstract Bathrooms offer free bathroom brochure packs and expert impartial advice. If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 01405 818500.

Bathroom Suite Options

Modern Bathroom Suites.
Abstract Bathrooms have introduced a fantastic range of luxury designer bathroom suites at affordable prices. Whatever contemporary bathroom suite you decide upon please ensure that you compare them against these luxury bathrooms.
Back To Wall Bathroom Suite | Sector Back To Wall Bathroom Suite. | Close Coupled Bathroom Suites | Molino Close Couled Bathroom Suite | Alexis Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Freedom Close Coupled Bathroom Suite Palermo Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Jessica Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Sorea Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Veneto Close Coupled Toilet | Silke Bathroom Suite | Georgia Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Antonia Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Jade Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Elizabeth Close Coupled Bathroom Suite | Wall Hung Bathroom Suite | Palermo Wall Hung Bathroom Suite Close Coupled Corner Bathroom Suite | Apex Close Coupled Corner Bathroom Suite

Traditional Bathrooms Limited offer an extensive range of modern and traditional bathrooms contemporary bathroom suites, bathroom furniture and bathroom fittings with a fantastic selection of bathroom accessories. Our online bathrooms Include in the superb Abstract Bathrooms range of Minimalist bathroom suites, Complete traditional bathroom suites and a selection of high quality low cost luxury designer free standing roll top baths. Whatever your bathroom requirements we feel sure that we have the perfect bathroom suite for any circumstance.
Discounted Bathrooms, Bathroom Suites and Merlyn Shower Enclosures are available from Traditional Bathrooms Limited.

Uk Bathroom Suites Sale

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Traditional Bathrooms Limited have introduced a range of sixteen contemporary luxury designer bathroom suites to their product portfolio. The modern bathroom suites are high quality low cost bathroom suites with free UK delivery. You can click here to view or purchase these fabulous bathroom suites.

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The Ideal Standard Ethos: At Ideal Standard, we believe that creativity is the catalyst to constant evolution in the world of the bathroom.

As Europe’s leading contemporary brand, we create bathroom designs integrating audacious functional solutions with styles that allow everyone to express their own personal flair. Ideal Standard is dedicated to enhancing the total environment of your bathroom by combining innovation and beauty for a unique body and mind experience.

Welcome to the new era of Ideal Standard. Award-winning designers including Robin Levien, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield and Seymour Powell have created designs that lend style and luxury to your home.

Ideal Standard continues to invest the most advanced technology to ensure that innovative products work perfectly and look beautiful. Each piece of porcelain is made to the highest standards. Ideal Standard also makes mixers, taps and shower fittings from solid brass as well as a full range of baths and shower enclosures. So for the complete bathroom, live the ideal with Ideal Standard.