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Contemporary Bathroom Furniture

March 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

There’s no need to let your bathroom look dated. With many styles of contemporary bathroom furniture, your bathroom can look modern and attractive. Whether you’re looking to update all of your bathroom furniture or just want to add a single statement piece, there are plenty of ways to update a room.

Modern styles for your bathroom

Today’s bathroom furniture has stepped away from the boring, offering pieces in bold colours and dramatic angular shapes. But contemporary doesn’t have to mean shocking. Even staying with traditional whites and wood tones, there are great pieces for any room.

Contemporary vanity units

The item with the most contemporary options has to be the vanity unit. Vanities have become a trendy way to combine storage and style. Many manufacturers offer ranges of contemporary bathroom furniture that can be used alone or combined with other ranges.

A sleek vanity unit, such as the Tavistock Kobe Floorstanding Unit, can instantly update the look of a bathroom. Alternatively, more classic styles of vanity are available for those who like to combine style with staying power.

Colours and angles

Two key trends for contemporary bathroom furniture are colour and angles. The Ultra Design Red series combines both of these for a stunning statement bathroom. For a less dramatic bathroom, the Red units can be combined with the Ultra Design White or Black furniture.

Contemporary styles also look great in wood finishes. The Tavistock Kobe range offers a modern look with sleek lines. The optional wood finished units nicely balance out the gloss white of the basins and worktops.

Of course, contemporary bathroom furniture can also go against both of these trends with great results. The Ultra Oblique unit features a white gloss finish and curved lines. The result is entirely modern and a stand-out design.

Designer baths

Even modern styles of bath can add a sleek and stylish contemporary twist to your bathroom. A freestanding bath can be a central part of a contemporary bathroom, the Ixos 1750 bath utilises angular lines, making it fit in perfectly with other contemporary bath furniture.

Other bath styles give modern updates to traditional styles. The Kensington 1680 Modern Slipper Bath is a modernist take on a classic design. The soft lines of this and other contemporary baths allow for a clean look without being too trendy.

With so many great design options, there’s no reason to be stuck with an outdated bathroom. Using top quality materials, these pieces of contemporary bathroom furniture are built to last. Whether you’re looking for sharp, sleek, angular styles or modern takes on old classics, there are plenty of options for any bathroom.

 

Maximise Your Bathroom With A Modern Mirror

April 23, 2012 in Bathroom Mirrors

Modern bathrooms are strikingly different to the traditional designs that many of us grew up with. In the past, the room was relatively simple and only basic fixtures and necessary components were actually included. This, however, is not the case now. A lot of different accessories and fixtures have been added to make the room more practical and much more pleasurable to use. Chief amongst these is the bathroom mirror, which has become the most important accessory and is one of the first items on the list for a new build or renovation.

During the installation of bathroom mirror there are different considerations that must be taken into account to ensure that it is practical as possible, and also to make the overall room look as attractive as you can. The basic purpose of bathroom is for washing and grooming and the  mirror is often central to doing both these things. From washing your face and brushing your teeth, to dying your hair and shaving. as well as many other tasks are  more easily performed in front of mirror; making it essential for daily use. Styling hair, applying a face-mask or washing the face, putting on make-up, and shaping and trimming eyebrows are all only really possible when looking at your reflection.

Normally a bathroom mirror is over the vanity or basin and its size is of the same as the vanity or basin beneath it. It does not matter if the vanity or basin is double, single, or corner style. Whatever the size of bathroom vanity or basin, the mirror is usually equally sized to bring symmetry to the bathroom. Like any other accessory the mirror is selected with great care and focus on its need, and the same is the case in the selection of mirror. Some mirrors are coming with additional bracket to place toothpaste, shampoo, comb, and toothbrush, liquid soap to perform every day tasks without any extra effort. An important feature of modern bathroom mirror is when they are paired with vanity. Vanities are available in antique, contemporary, Victorian, and modern styles and mirrors make a unique combos. The same style is given to the mirror on its boundaries to match it with the vanity. Bathroom mirror is the only place where a man or woman stands and adores him / herself for long.

In modern bathroom styles, mirror is not only fixed in front of vanity. This small mirror restricts the use for only face. Now, people want to see them perfect in their new outfits, want to see their body as to see the figure or hidden areas to make them more clean and tidy. This requires another full length mirror that is placed in either wall where they can see the body or the dress to get satisfaction. This mirror is also tried to match with the vanity mirror to bring order in the bathroom setting. Antique style bathroom tends to have wide wooden boarder with carving or color. There are different shapes as round, square, rectangle, and arch that are suited well in the modern style. Victorian style mirror renders a luxury look to the bathroom. It, at once, enhances the appearance of bathroom. Just focus on the interior so that the selected mirror does not spoil the overall look of bathroom. Mirrors with brass frames give contemporary look, while raw wood attach on the four sides brings vintage effect.

Modern approach of bathroom mirror is the mirror without any frame. The border can be completely omitted or it can be frosted or painted in different designs. This gives a sleek and delicate touch to the bathroom. A frameless mirror with simple vanity is a relatively modern approach that facilitates another full sized mirror on the adjacent or the same wall and really look great.

The Beauty Of The Freestanding Bath

March 14, 2012 in Baths, Freestanding Baths

By the main university in Manchester sits a statue of Archimedes experiencing his eureka moment; he’s in a freestanding bath and water is pouring out as he looks poised to spring out, naked. In an old chocolate advert a woman luxuriates in a freestanding bath, which is overflowing as she enjoys a chocolate bar and music plays on in the background. In the madness of King George one of the lasting images is of the King bathing and Westerns seem incomplete without protagonists enjoying a scrub in a battered tin bath.

Freestanding baths are strongly iconic and there is a definite imagery associated with them: of luxury and relaxation, of decadence and contemplation. For this reason, many people would love to fit them within their homes but the perceived cost of them puts many off as well as a fear of what is actually involved in fitting one and the attendant plumbing.

In truth, freestanding baths are barely more complicated than a more conventional bath. Many of them can actually have pipework fitted within them and even the taps and wastes can be fitted as part of the bath itself or easily onto the edge of the bath. However, if you are fitting something like a traditional slipper bath or a bath on legs, then you’re probably going to want to consider running external plumbing, as much as an aesthetic choice as a practical consideration.

Even this external plumbing is easy to fit, however; it comes with standard fittings and is a standard diameter and made from chromed metal. If you choose to run standpipes up the side of your bath you will find that you have as great a choice of taps and fittings as you would with any conventional installation and this will allow you to find the perfect taps to create the mood and atmosphere that you are striving for in choosing to fit a freestanding bath in the first place.

With some of the more modern designs of freestanding baths you have the facility to place the wastes within the skin of the bath, and you can also use this to fit an overflow filler. This lets you fill the bath from where the water would normally drain if it was overfilled. Some of them even allow you to fit conventional taps as you would on a fitted bath, although it is a decision for you to make according to your preferences as to whether you think this spoils the line of the bath. Remember that it will be the focal point of your entire bathroom because of the strong statement it makes, and that you must consider this when accessorising and finishing around it.

Freestanding Baths Aren’t Just For Traditional Homes

February 19, 2012 in Baths, Freestanding Baths

For many people the image of freestanding baths is forever entwined with an old fashioned enamelled bath on feet on a wooden floor in a room full of old fashioned furnishings and decoration. Although a great many freestanding baths are traditionally designed, and beautiful with it, it is also possible to find much more modern designs that wouldn’t look out of place in a minimalist or post-modern home.

Traditional freestanding baths incorporate feet to raise the bottom of the bath from the floor and, when choosing one, pick feet that tie to the other fittings in the room. Typically this may include things like towel rails, toilet flushes and door handles. The baths themselves may be of a double ended, roll top or slipper design and you should pick one with lines and curves that marry to the rest of the fittings in the bathroom. Bear in mind that a lot of traditional basins and toilets tend to be more ornate than their modern equivalents, but a bath with that level of ornate detailing will look odd and overly fussy. Usually all taps and wastes are external fittings so the bath will have pipes running alongside it which will impact on where you can place it and the layout of the room overall.

Modern freestanding baths tend not to incorporate feet or are on feet that are more plainly designed. They may sit on the floor directly and will not always have an exposed bottom. They usually have sleeker lines and a more minimalist line. They are available in angular designs or more curvilinear shapes, depending on whether you want to evoke a bubble or block in your overall design. They can have internal wastes and taps so there is nothing to detract from the line of the bath and to simplify plumbing.

When placing freestanding baths please be aware that they usually need space around them, both for things like plumbing and access and generally to make sure that they don’t look odd within the room. For this reason they tend to be used in larger rooms, although there are now some innovative designs that are smaller and clever decoration will enable you to put them in a more confined space.

Freestanding baths have benefited from the advances in technology in manufacturing, whatever their design. Many are now made from an innovative dual layer process whereby two layer of thick acrylic make the internal and external sides of the bath, with an insulation layer between them. The acrylic is further reinforced with fibreglass and the bottom contains a bonded resin encapsulated base that is both very strong and thermally excellent. Typically these baths remain warm to the touch and retain their heat incredibly well.

Whatever design you choose, you can be sure that you will benefit from the latest designs, incredible quality and great prices.

Modern Slants On Traditional Favourites

January 18, 2012 in Bathroom Furniture, Baths

One of the brilliant things about bathroom design is that, although you think that the basic function of the room doesn’t really change over the years, people are always finding new and different ways to do things. There are many products that we (our customers and even ourselves) tend to think of as old and traditional and when a new variation on them comes out that brings them up to date and challenges our expectations it is genuinely exciting.

A case of this is our range of freestanding baths. I don’t know about you, but my lasting memory of the free standing bath is the old Cadbury’s Flake advert where a lady reclines in a free standing bath that then overflows as she relaxes and enjoys her treat. The bath had a curved lip, was curvy and had curved claw and ball feet. For many years I had this image of the freestanding bath and they do seem to feature far more in traditional designs than in more modern designs.

However, we have recently brought out our range of modern freestanding baths. These are exciting and modern pieces, with minimalist designs and strong lines. They are made of the most modern materials and feature designs that perfectly tie to post modern or minimalist surroundings. They don’t have feet and will benefit from minimal and sleek designs while still offering the maximum in pampering luxury. You can go for age old decadence without compromising your modern sensibilities.

All our new baths are made from dual layer acrylic for a beautiful finish that will perfectly complement gloss white bathroom furniture and modern suites. This acrylic is dual layer 5mm, which means it is incredibly strong and hard-wearing. This acrylic has an inner layer insulated with fibreglass and stone resin to further enhance the thermal properties of the bath (to ensure that it stays warm and comfortable), ensure it is leak proof and to make sure the bath stays absolutely rigid (which is important considering it will be unsupported yet have to hold the weight of water and a bather within it.)

Ideally these beautiful baths will form the centre piece of your dream bathroom, to show that you have found the perfect way to marry the traditionalism of a freestanding bath with the modern and minimalist style of your home. Although they are a traditional feature, they are brought all the way up to date and are the most modern and attractive style imaginable. Coupled with a modern suite, fitted bathroom furniture and one of our stylish heated towel rails, you can create the modern bathroom that takes all the lessons in pampering from the past and brings them up to date with modern technology and design.

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.

Adding A Shower And Other Bathing Options

December 11, 2011 in Baths

With an expansive collection of baths made to fit every bathroom type and size, Liberty Bathrooms has the solution for you. Whether your decorating scheme feels traditional, chic or contemporary, you can be sure that they have a bath that will work perfectly. They also have all of the options available to ensure that it not only fits your style, but your needs.

The baths that are offered come in a variety of styles such as acrylic, enamelled steel, corner baths, shower baths, freestanding baths and the ultimate whirlpool bath. They are made in a variety of style to fit any size bath. Baths are available anywhere from 1500x700mm to 1800x800mm.

The perfect bath for a family bathroom is a enamelled steel bath. This type of bath provides a very practical solution for the entire family. For a more modern look, you might choose a double-ended bath, which is becoming a more common style for new homes. Double-ended baths have both taps positioned in the center of the bath, so that you can bathe at either end without the taps interfering. This type of bath is also great for families, because there is plenty of bathing space for two children.

For combining bath and shower in the same space, you should consider shower baths. This is especially useful in homes that do not have enough space for a seperate bath and shower. Shower Baths feature one end wider than the other in order to create an area that is large enough for showering, and comfortable for bathing. Shower baths come in two styles, the l-shape and p-shape. A p-shape shower bath will work in any bathroom style. If you want a more modern look, go for the l-shape shower bath. The shower baths found on Liberty Bathrooms come with a bath screen. This will help to protect your bathroom from excess water mess while showering. One important thing to consider before purchasing a shower bath, is whether or not you need a left handed or right handed bath. Make sure to find this out before buying.

If you’re looking to make a strong design statement, a freestanding bath is sure to give you the wow factor that you’re looking for. For a more traditional style, choose a roll top or slipper freestanding bath.

For a feeling of luxury, consider using a corner bath as an alternative to a straight bath in your bathroom. This style of bath also works well in oddly shaped bathrooms, where you have to do everything possible to make the most of the space that you have. By using a corner bath, you free up some very valuable space in the rest of the room. Corner baths are available in sizes ranging from 1400x1400mm to 1500x1000mm.

Bring your bathroom to life with the right choice of taps

October 16, 2011 in Bathroom Taps

No longer are faucets just bathroom taps. Today they offer a spectacular finish for the basin or tub. For a streamline and sleek option, consider a chrome minimalistic tap. Today, the design of the unit is just as important as its functionality. Selecting the right fixture can set the mood for the entire bath.

Most of the basins available today offer a single tap hole. In particular, this will be found with many modern basins designed to give a modern look. The mono basin tap is offered in many different designs and styles to meet the tastes of one’s own personality. Taps are available in crosshead, single lever and side action styles.

Many homeowners are selecting sensor taps. Once found primarily in luxury hotel rooms these taps operate by simply moving the hands under the tap. The design offers a streamline bathroom concept that has no handles to clutter the top of the basin. These taps combine modern technology along with better manufacturing to provide a tap design that extremely stunning for use in the bath.

Ceramic disc technology can be combined with a chrome plated brass finish to provide an excellent addition for a luxurious style. One top manufacturer or bathroom taps, Hudson Reed provides the Eco – Click tap, designed for saving water as well as style. These water stops allow the user to set the flow at 50 percent with one click or to add a second click for a full flow of water.

Shower mixers as well as taps for the tub only may be mixed to suit the design of one’s bathroom. The style of the bath determines the appropriate faucets for use. Remember to check the rim width before making any purchase as different styles of fixtures required different dimensions.

Many bath taps are extremely affordable, yet offer a dramatic difference in a design that might otherwise be considered bland. Guarantees vary by manufactures, but Hudson Reed offers buyers ten to twenty years of assurance that the product will continue to work as well in the future as they did when first installed.
With the many cutting edge designs for bathroom taps from which one can choose, it is possible to provide the needed va va voom for practically any bath.