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Maximising Space In A Small Bathroom

December 29, 2011 in Bathroom Cabinets, Bathroom Furniture, Bathroom Mirrors

Having a small bathroom may cause you a lot of discomfort especially when you have to use the room. What should be a pleasurable period of relaxation can be spoiled by having to use a cramped or confined area. If you have no space to extend your bathroom, you can still make it appear larger. This is through playing around with your bathroom interior and design. On the other hand, if you have a large bathroom, it does not have to look plain as you can make it more interesting. You can make a few adjustments to create just enough space instead of too much. Here are a few ways how to go about it.

A mirror in your bathroom often serves as the centre of attraction. This is because the mirror reflects the contents of the bathroom thereby creating an impression of a larger space. A plant or flower could also enhance the look in your bathroom as long as it is put in a position where it does not interfere with your activities in the bathroom.

The other thing that could help in the enhancement of your little room is the lighting. Ensure that there is sufficient light in your bathroom whether at night or during the day. This will remove the impression that you are in a matchbox whenever you go in there.

You can enhance the height of your bathroom by the use of white ceilings in addition to good lighting. Having bright tiles on your walls also go a long way in making your bathroom appear more spacious.

For larger bathrooms, on the other hand, you can make use of extra space by putting up in built cabinets and shelves. This will not only act as storage but it will unify the space by having a consistent design and by introducing lines that continue across the room. Similarly, you can have a shower and bath in your bathroom in order to create versatility without compromise.

The Importance Of A Stylish Basin

December 27, 2011 in Basins

Usually when we fantasize of having those bathrooms we see in the magazines, the first few things that come in our minds are modern bathtubs, showers, furnishings, tiles etc. but the most important thing we always forget is a good looking basin.

Why Basins?
These days because of the increasing demand of bathroom furniture, as well as the undeniable quality on offer, it is very difficult to achieve a good look for a bathroom within a fixed budget. But a basin can be the cheapest thing one can buy for a house’s bathroom and make it look elegant. An expensive basin is a lot better than the cheapest bathtubs; this tells why one should only go for stylish basins.

When selecting a basin, aim to increase the storage while you make sure that the basin you’re purchasing remains uncluttered and occupies as little space as possible. There are many such types of basins, including vanity units that come with drawers and cabinets, they are the ideal basins for this purpose and can add both function and gorgeous design easily and inexpensively.

Buying two basins are practically best for those who have kids, they are one of the most desired bathroom additions, however many people are creative enough to foresee their importance and charm. They are not only fashionable but also useful to divide children’s items from that of adults. They may be more expensive than a single basin but spending the a little more can make the bathroom far more usable and simplify family life.

The finishing touch to adding a basin is often their mirrors. The larger the mirror is the better it looks, which can change the overall look of a bathroom. But the mirror size should be chosen according to the bathroom’s dimensions. It is important to keep the mirror proportional to the overall room, if the room is small a very large mirror will not look as good but if the space is available, large mirrors will add light, a sense of space and set off your new basin perfectly.

Renovating An Existing Bathroom

December 25, 2011 in Bathroom Furniture, Bathroom Mirrors, Guides

If you feel that your bathroom seems a bit old fashioned or unconventional and you are looking forward to revamp it, then you have undoubtedly came to the right place! This article will help you know the most important aspects that shall be kept in mind while renovating your bathroom.

A bathroom is the most important room of your house, the value of your house increases with the style and convenience here. If you want to sell your house, a buyer who is otherwise pleased with the kitchen, bedrooms and living areas may suddenly lose interest upon viewing a sub-standard bathroom. This, as well as the fact that the bathroom is a fundamental part of our daily lives, is one of the reasons that any renovation should be undertaken with the utmost care and forethought. Everything should be kept in mind, starting from the doors and walls and right the way to the accessories.

The color combination of the tiles with the supplementary colour in your overall colour scheme should be able to catch the eye of the bathroom user or viewer. The area surrounding the toilet should look really spacious, in order to make it look larger, tiles and floors that reflect light should be used. In this way, it will look spacious as well as pretty. Bathrooms that consist of large mirrors look great and it attracts the person using it, high and wide mirrors multiply the amount of light, this makes the whole room look really bright and attractive.

In any case, if there is more space left over, then installing another sink would not always be a suitable idea as it might not fit the needs of the home-owner of a prospective buyer. There should be built-in space in order to install shelves that can offer storage and hide clutter. It is very important that the fixtures blend in with the overall decor and bathroom suite and the tiling and wall finishing should be flawless. There should be towel holders and toothbrush holders installed.

The most important thing to remember is that installing many of these fittings and features requires the use of skilled tradesmen such as plumbers, builders and electricians. Although it can be tempting to do it yourself, you must be realistic about your abilities and recognise that it is worth a little additional expense to make your bathroom look as attractive as possible and be as functional as it can be.

Merry Christmas From Liberty Bathrooms

December 24, 2011 in Baths

Here at Liberty Bathrooms we’re just about ready for Christmas, although we don’t guarantee we won’t be nipping out to get a few last minute gifts. Although we would dearly love it to be the case, we don’t really see anyone buying a bathroom suite as a Christmas gift at this point, so we’re taking a couple of days off to be with our families.

We hope that is what everyone else is doing too, and that you’re all getting to enjoy a well-earned rest in the company of loved ones. Remember, too, that you can get to enjoy a nice long bath without having to rush around to be ready for work. As much as it is the season to be jolly, it is also the season to pamper yourself and relax, enjoy your new bath stuff and make yourself look glamorous for fabulous parties.

Of course, when you are out partying, be mindful of your own safety and other’s: don’t drink and drive and remember to drink plenty of water in-between other drinks to make sure you don’t wake up feeling too worse for wear.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Building A Bathroom Around A Free Standing Bath

December 23, 2011 in Baths

Taking a bath is relaxing and fun. However, if your bathroom lacks a proper design and accessories you may not have fun in there. In order to ensure your bath is inviting and relaxing, here are a few ideas on designing your bathroom.
The main items in your bathroom are the bath, shower and taps. If you decide to have the bath and shower, they should be well chosen to create elegance. You should choose a bath with a beautiful design and of quality, which will act as the main attraction of your bathroom. To truly act as a focal point, the bath should also stand freely in the middle of your bathroom, at least ten centimetres away from any wall.

In addition, you should purchase a quality showerhead that will enhance the look of your bathroom. It should also complement the bath in order to create harmony. You can either choose to have the showerhead fixed on the wall or ceiling depending on the shower floor.

The design of the taps on the other hand should be just right to match with the bath and shower. They should also enhance the design of the bath instead of playing it down.

The other thing that should add to the appeal of the bath and shower is the surface. The walls and floors should be made from material that is water resistant and with colors that match with the bath. The material of the surfaces should also be easy to clean in order to ensure a clean and hygienic bath always. In addition, it should be slip resistant to avoid accidents.

Adding A Corner Bath To Gain Space

December 21, 2011 in Bathroom Suites

One way to create a luxurious feeling with bathroom suites is by adding a corner bath. Not only does this add luxury and style, it also offers functionality to any bathroom. Unlike straight baths, corner baths are usually added to utilize awkwardly shaped bathrooms. It can be added to new constructions or can be installed during major renovations.

When modeling a new bathroom space, it is important to consider the style that is being achieved. Designs can be simple and traditional to the more contemporary and even avant-garde. It can be helpful to browse through design magazines for inspiration and to find out what suits your taste. Showrooms in local home stores that can also be helpful when considering your design. The internet can also be a good source of the latest designs available in the market today.

Corner baths come in a variety of styles for different needs. There are baths that feature showers and side panels to prevent splashes. They are also available in different sizes for a comfortable bathing experience. The Luxe is a wonderful addition to bathroom suites and offers plenty of bathing space. For smaller bathrooms, there are also adequately sized corner baths to maximize the available space.

To complete the look of bathroom suites, adding a basin and toilet with matching designs as it is also important to create a unified theme. There are many designs available in the market today and choosing the best for your space can be quite tricky. Choosing brands that offer quality is important as they are considered investments that should last for years. Bathroom furniture is also indispensable to keep toiletries and linens organized. To make the most of the available space, choose cabinets that offer multi layer shelves. This ensures sufficient storage space using less floor area. The furniture should also conform to the theme to create an effective look.

Lighting should also be considered in any bathroom construction. Lighting needs to be adequate to perform daily routines. Bathroom heaters can also be added for maximum comfort. Aside from keeping the room warm, it also helps in the evaporation of moisture that can accumulate. This prevents the build-up of microbes which can be harmful to you and your family’s health.

Creating The Perfect Bathing Space – Whatever Your Budget!

December 19, 2011 in Bathroom Suites

Liberty Bathrooms offers a variety of bathroom suites at all price points for homeowners who want to create any look from traditional to modern. Consumers can purchase luxurious bathroom fixtures and have their own private oasis with all the modern conveniences. Those on a budget can choose from more affordable lines that combine form and function at a reasonable price. Before researching the options, it is necessary to measure the available space carefully and take note of the locations of major fixtures, including the toilet, basin, shower and bathtub.

The ideal suite will provide everything needed without crowding the space available. Some bathrooms have enough room to accommodate a separate bathtub and shower. Other spaces may require the owner to choose a unit that combines the two fixtures to maximize the space available. Additional space is needed for the sink and toilet. For the smallest areas, a cloakroom suite offers the best arrangement to free up additional space. The consumer should carefully draw out a plan for the bathroom to ensure that all pieces fit within the area and are configured for maximum efficiency. In a well designed bathroom, each piece is carefully positioned to make sure there is enough room to move around comfortably. Most people will want to allow enough space for storage of towels, makeup, toiletries and other items.

Choosing a design is a matter of personal preference once the consumer determines exactly how much room there is to work with. Modern designs by RAK and our own Liberty suite are popular with many homeowners. Many new builders choose RAK suites for installation in new home construction. Consumers also have many luxury options that will set any bathroom apart from the crowd. A freestanding tub is an elegant addition to any bathroom as long as there is enough floor space to accommodate it.

Most homeowners will want to consider the affect a new bathroom suite has on the overall property value. Those who are not planning to sell the house will want t make sure they purchase something that they will appeal to them for many years into the future. Renovating a bathroom is an effective way to increase the resale value of the building while providing a relaxing environment for all who use it.

Renovating A Bathroom By Clever Decoration

December 17, 2011 in Basins

It is easy for homeowners to add vibrancy to any room in their home with simply changing a few materials and items. Using marble can make the room appear more lavish and sumptuous, especially when it comes to selecting bathroom furniture. Although it looks beautiful, is hard wearing and requires little maintenance, homeowners will need to prepare themselves for the heavy price tag that comes attached with each slab of marble. The material may be expensive but it remains a popular choice for homes because of its opulent look and feel. However, homeowners need not overstretch themselves any longer with the variety of marble alternatives that have invaded the market. Synthetic marble is crafted out of polymers and resins that have been cast or crushed to recreate the look of real marble. Only a seasoned professional will be able to tell the difference between the real marble and the synthetic one, providing property owners a more practical and cost-effective alternative to having marble in their home.

Another alternative is mixing up different types of tiles to produce a unique yet wonderfully designed mosaic. If you are aiming for a more luxurious period look, use wood matched with gold and silver. Remember to add candles for a more dramatic effect. With these tips, expect reactions of awe from those who pass by or use the bathroom.

Bathroom accessories have developed significantly over time, providing comfort and luxury to the user while still being practical and useful. Homeowners can use the space to wash up during the morning and relax during the evenings.

Modifying the design and look of the bathroom need not be an expensive endeavour. Simply using more neutral colours can help give the impression that the room is larger than it is. A lighter tone of beige or ecru can work wonders. Another trick that has a similar effect is painting the top edge with a different colour.

Materials that are in a paler shade of colour can give the bathroom space a fresher look. Use vinyl and tiles to create this effect. Always remember that light-coloured materials tarnish easier, requiring more frequent cleaning. Remember to use natural light as well. An open window allows more natural light in, creating a spacious yet welcoming area.

The wash basin is the heart of the bathroom. Take the time to see what choices are available. A few minutes spent researching equates to wiser product choices. We carry a wide-range of these to suit every kind of bathroom. It is also a great way to find inspiration. People can choose from a wide range of wash basins, vanities and sinks. The right fixture can change the look of the bathroom. Using a little bit of creativity, homeowners can turn the bathroom into a favourite space within the home.

Drying And Heating Towels Quickly And Efficiently

December 15, 2011 in Heated Towel Rails

Heated towel rails are aesthetically appealing, which is one of the reasons that make them a great alternative to the traditional radiator. They have been designed so that they can dry towels faster and are lighter so that they can be hung on partition walls more readily than their traditional counterparts. Additionally, they are usually finished in chrome and are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. You may also want to consider the cost, depending on the size and design that you want.

Many people believe that heated towel rails originated in European Hotels, even though this fact cannot be certified. Heated towel rails have multiple functions. They can dry and store towels as well as heat the bathroom at the same time. They are also very attractive and do not take up a lot of space in the bathroom. These towels are the ideal choice for hotels that have many rooms because the contribute to a lower structural load. Additionally, they contain less water than traditional radiators. That is what makes heated towel rails much easier to install and maintain than traditional radiators.

There are electric alternatives available. However, the hot water version is more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly in the long run.

When you are choosing a traditional radiator or towel radiator, it is important that you select one that will emit the right amount of heart. This is especially important if you want to use your towel rail to heat your bathroom. For simplicity I recommend that you measure the length and the width of your bathroom in metres. After that, you multiply the length by width and that will give you the area of the bathroom floor. If you allow 90 watts for ever square metre, you will have enough to meet your heat demand.

For example: Let’s say your bathroom is 3m by 4m. This is pretty large bathroom, so you will need to select a towel radiator that is at least 3X4X90. This would be equal to 1 kilowatt or 1080 watts. Keep in mind that towel rails have a smaller surface area than traditional radiators. You will need about three towel rails to meet the heat demand. I have given this example to show that heated towel rails are best used for smaller bathrooms. If they are used in larger bathrooms, they can supplement the primary means of heat. Heated towel rails are best used for drying and storing towels. Because they have a chrome finish, they are clean and attractive and make a nice addition to a bathroom.

The majority of heated towel rails measure 4 on the pressure bar. The normal domestic heating system usually functions at a 2 or 3. Pressure is not as large a concern due to modern-day manufacturing standards. However, you should still make sure that you know the pressure before you install your towel radiator. This is especially true if you have an older heating system. This type of system will use a hot water cylinder that will also provide heat for your hot water outlets. These systems may have a higher pressure because of the cylinder. Additionally, this pressure may also be increased due to gravity.

Adding A Wet Room To Your Bathroom

December 13, 2011 in Shower Enclosures, Showers

A wet room is a great way to customise the look and style of your bathroom into something contemporary and cool while also creating a safe way for lesser abled person to manage. No matter if your bathroom is large or small, you can probably fit a wet room into whatever space you need it in. During installation, you want to make sure you consider the drainage and ventilation capabilities of the room, as well as heating underneath the floor. Removing the shower tray from a wet room gives the room an open feeling. You could also use a frameless enclosure, which will result in a very modern look and feel.

Most people who get wet room do so because they want their bathroom suites to be a custom size. This gives you more options than a traditional enclosure because with the traditional models there are set sizes that you are required to choose from.

A cheaper alternative to a wet room would be a walk in shower, which would also be able to fit into your current bathroom. These showers usually come with their own shower tray so you do not have to worry about waterproofing the room itself. The tray in this kind of situation is usually shallow, so it has the same minimal look and feel of a wet room.

In fact, this minimal feel extends to both wet rooms and walk in showers in any type of home. It can easily make them the centerpiece of your bathroom.

Liberty Bathrooms is a premiere supplier of both walk in showers and wet rooms today. You can choose from a wide variety of trays and panels that can fit into virtually any bathroom setup, and will transform your bathroom.