So you’ve taken the plunge (so to speak) and have chosen a freestanding bath but it can often seem like a step into the unknown. Whilst a lot of freestanding baths on the market today will use a lot of space within a bathroom, there are significant amounts of options that are designed for smaller bathroom spaces.
The benefit of a freestanding bath is adaptability they can lend themselves to whatever particular design aesthetic of the bathroom they’re placed in. A Victorian bathroom design that uses roll top baths can look fabulous when the bath is placed in the centre of a room. Likewise if you’re planning a simple yet contemporary designed bathroom, pick a freestanding bath with smooth curves and a pure finish. The important thing to consider is space around the bath and then to choose the right coordinating bath taps.
Freestanding bath taps offer both style and functionality to a conventional bathroom. A growing amount of homeowners are opting to invest in freestanding baths for both modern and traditional bathrooms, as they provide the user with a truly lavish and relaxing bathroom experience. A freestanding bath tap is a perfect choice to accompany a freestanding bathtub as they give off a certain an air of luxury, not often found with deck-mounted taps. Wall mounted bath fillers can be a nice option if you push your bath against a wall, however to get the full advantage of a luxury freestanding bath allowing space around the bath is highly advisable and allows your bath and freestanding taps to become a show stopping bathroom centerpiece.
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Over the last 10 years, with the popularity of TV programs like DIY SOS, Double your house for half the money and Kirstie's Homemade Home the trend for old-fashioned bathrooms has seen a real upsurge. Traditionally using salvaged bathroom furniture was the only way to accomplish this look with designers seen pulling old slipper baths from skips, but thankfully manufacturers are keeping up with demand with skillfully crafted traditional bathroom products. But when you think about it, the design and décor of a traditional bathroom can be rather complex, as there are a great deal of factors to consider when creating a plan of what you wish to do with the space that you have available to you.
The two most important features of a Traditional style bathroom are the bath and the towel rail. A freestanding roll-top or slipper bath can be the centerpiece attraction of a well-designed bathroom, and providing you stay safe any roll-top or slipper bath will be suitable. However you need to give careful attention to the towel rail that you choose for your bathroom. Although they may seem like a relatively obvious addition, they add that much needed touch of style as well as providing you with that much needed touch of warmth through the winter months. One style of radiator that looks great no matter what the rest of the room looks like is the classic Victorian radiator.
Any interior designer will tell you that the success of a design often lies in the details, so make sure that your details look as good as the rest of your home and choose something you can be proud of. Victorian radiators immediately make a room feel cosy. Not only will a Victorian style radiator fit better with your period features, it will help to complement and enhance them, making your entire home feel more complete and cosier. Perfect.
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Limited space doesn't have to limit creativity, so if you’ve decided to upgrade your tired looking bathroom don’t be concerned about size, after all it isn’t everything!
The bathroom is arguably the most unique room in the house and demands special requirements in terms of renovation and decoration. It is often difficult to style a bathroom using conventional everyday materials such as wallpaper, as it won't last for long due to high levels of moisture that come from daily baths and showers. If you're stuck for bathroom decoration ideas and inspiration there are always simple tricks that can rejuvenate a tired looking bathroom to a showpiece straight out of a catalogue.
Bathroom tiles are a common addition in most bathrooms, partly because they are effective when it comes to dealing with the moisture in the air and because they can be used inside the shower, on the walls and floor. Tiles are also extremely hardwearing making them ideal in the bathroom. Tiles don’t have to be plain and boring and can make walls come to life, as there is an endless selection of colours, sizes and textures to choose from. The drawback with tiling the bathroom is that they will need to be fitted by a professional, which may bite into a budget that you may have set yourself.
Taps might seem like quite an insignificant thing when it comes to the design of your bathroom but in actual fact changing your taps can make a big difference to the appearance of your bathroom. When you are on a budget, upgrading your bathroom taps can be a great way of updating your bathroom without the need to go all out with a complete bathroom refurbishment.
Whether you are completely redecorating and redesigning your bathroom or just wanting to give it a spruce of life, one aspect that needs to be covered regardless is your choice of taps. Putting the wrong style, colour or size taps on to a bath or basin can completely destroy the hard work you have put into the rest of the bathroom. However, choose the right taps and it will give you a high quality finish that you didn’t even realise was possible to achieve. Coordination and consistency throughout a bathroom, or any room for that matter is key and choosing the right tap is the final stage of that process. With freshly painted walls and tactically positioned mirrors in place, the taps are one of the last and most important stages to achieving your place of retreat, your sanctuary of relaxation.
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Although last month may have been the second coldest March on record, there are small signs that spring and summer may finally be on their way. For the majority of home owners, this means that heating bills can be reduced and central heating systems can take a break.
That said it’s important not to forget your bathroom towel rail as the summer months slowly come upon us. After all, the feeling of pleasure and bliss of stepping out of a bath or shower into a perfectly warmed towel should be an experience that is enjoyed throughout the year.
Shape and Style
Not only do heated towel rails offer a great source of heat, they also bring a great deal of style and class into each bathroom. Now available in such an extensive range of shapes, sizes and styles, today’s radiators now offer impressive heat outputs as well as varying finishes to suit every décor.
This means that it doesn’t matter if you’re adding a heat source to a new renovation or an existing décor, this widespread availability allows the perfect radiator to be sought out for practically any space.
The days of the generic white radiators are luckily long gone. Of course rails can still be purchased with an attractive white finish; however modern trends and contemporary designs are siding with bolder tones such as chromes and blacks. This again revolutionises the style of the modern day bathroom, improving availability and also adding a bold sense of contemporary style and class.
Contemporary V.S Traditional
The particular finish, shape and style you choose will depend on the type of atmosphere you wish to create in your bathroom. Older homes that wish to replicate a classic style often opt for Victorian themed towel rail, whereas the more modern, contemporary home spaces will tend to purchase a highly functional ladder rail to compliment any sized space.
So when it comes to choosing your new towel rails, don’t forget to consider the following factors:
• Space Availability – Luckily today’s radiators and towel rails are available in an extensive range of sizes. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to add one to an en-suite or main house bathroom; sizes vary so much you can find one in the right size to suit your requirements.
• Finish – Depending on the sort of style you wish to achieve (contemporary or traditional), the finish you choose will also vary. Chrome, white and black are the usual choices, however don’t be surprised if you discover others.
• Shape and Design – Again this will be heavily influenced by the décor that you currently or wish to have in place. Traditional rails often feature heated bars with obvious Victorian charm, whereas modern bathrooms often benefit from sleek ladder rails with a bold finish such as chrome or black.
Just Taps and Rails provide an extensive range of stunning heated towel rails to suit virtually any bathroom décor. Browse our extensive range of taps and rails today at unbeatably low prices today to bag a true bargain.
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Spring time continues to be the perfect time to carry out a much-needed intensive clean throughout the home. With added attention to our interior decors, it’s also the ideal time to choose rooms which are in desperate need of renovation. Due to frequent use and connotations of relaxation, the bathroom often requires a little tender loving care year on year to keep it in a consistently good condition.
Many home owners will find it especially difficult to carry out full renovations year after year, as this will take a great deal of both time and money. Luckily, there is an alternative that requires a considerably smaller economic and time consuming investment.
A Change of Taps
In order to give a feeling of freshness to your bathroom whilst avoiding spending a great deal of money on an expensive renovation, consider changing your bathroom taps. Although it may seem like a relatively small alteration, the addition of some brand new chrome taps will give every bathroom a whole new lease of life.
Before you can invest in a set of matching bath and basin taps, you’ll need to take your current décor into consideration. It’s important that any additions you make to a style that is already in place coordinate accordingly. For example, purchasing some gold, cross head, traditional taps perhaps wouldn’t fit aesthetically in a contemporary, chic bathroom space.
When it comes to choosing the right taps for your home, the options are virtually endless. This is where you can really adapt your taps to add a sense of personality to your bathroom space. Choose from a wide range of mono basin mixer taps, waterfall taps, freestanding taps and so much more. The bathroom market continues to grow and prosper ensuring you can always find the perfect collection for your home.
Just Taps and Rails offer an extensive range of taps of every shape and size to enable you to apply those much needed finishing touches to your bathroom, or simply gives your old rest room a fresh lease of life. We’re incredibly proud to say that we can’t be beaten on price, since we ensure we reduce costs as much as possible so that we can offer our customers the best possible deal.
For more information, and to find your perfect bathroom tap collection today at an affordable price today, check out our massive range today.
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