What’s your ultimate bathroom luxury?

The bathroom is a place of relaxation and recuperation, a luxury haven of tranquil bliss and pure unadulterated selfishness for one to just unwind – after all you probably deserve it. So the question is what is your ultimate bathroom luxury? For me, it’s the luxury of a freestanding bath. A hot bubble bath running, a candle or two are flickering and there’s most certainly a chilled flute of champagne nearby. The ideal bathroom can be hard to achieve, especially if you’re planning a perfect bathroom that ticks all boxes and scenarios. If you want to create your perfect bathroom you need to create a bathroom that really works for your space. Trying to make standard fittings and pre-made elements fit a bathroom space can sometimes be like fighting with a jigsaw full of different size pieces it’s much more effective to pre plan and build your concept bathroom by using properly-fitting fixtures and sanitary-ware to suit your personal space, planning is key. 

Refurbishing a bathroom or designing one from scratch is a chance for you to have exactly the style you’ve always wanted from basins to storage, tiling to lighting design. Few room measurements are exactly the same, and every aspect of decoration needs to be taken into account when designing a bathroom such as how your interior design matches or complements the rest of your house. Building a bathroom or shower room from scratch offers many benefits and allows you to fix all the little errors in your existing bathroom. The great thing about bespoke bathroom design is that you don’t have to compromise on your choices – standard sized fittings often mean you can’t use your room efficiently, whereas bespoke interior design means you can make the very best of the space available and even add in extras that you couldn’t have considered before.

Regardless of the changes you choose to make, it’s really important to create a thorough plan of action before any work commences, as this can often result in minor renovation disasters. Create a detailed plan of the measurements of the space that you have available, and pencil in the fixtures you wish to include to generate a rough idea of the general layout of your new space. If your ultimate bathroom luxury features a Waters freestanding bath tweet us a picture @watersbaths or send an email to hello@watersbaths.co.uk and you could be enjoying a luxury spa gift set in your blissful new bathroom.

 

 

Freestanding Bath Inspiration

We’ve all heard the saying: less is more. But what about when it comes to colour? If you're looking for bathroom design inspiration then look no further than the glitzy bathroom suites found in hotel rooms. The use of colour is often minimal and this is based around the idea that a tiny bit of colour can actually be a very powerful design tool. Over recent years there has been the temptation by some to inject a lot of colour into bathroom, the popularity of bold feature walls can't be denied, but sometimes there is another way to use colour in a bathroom. If your bathroom is open and spacious, you can get away with using more colour. If the bathroom is small, bolder colours or large areas in a solid colour can make it appear even smaller and more cramped. For that large bathroom, try using a statement colour on your walls, but keep all your appliances in a plain single colour.

The white fixtures will contrast the bright colours, being easy on the eye but very stylish. The contrasting black and white have a minimalistic and very stylish feeling that makes the room look much more expensive, its also a very popular colour scheme at the moment. Many of these types of rooms can hide personality though, so to brighten them up a little, try installing some colourful accessories. Just make sure that the accessories are all in complementary colours to avoid your once stylish bathroom looking overly cluttered One of the most common mistakes bathroom redecorators make is trying to do too much. Instead of choosing numerous standout features, like large fixtures simply choose one elegant standout feature to be your focal point. Choose a Freestanding Bath. Freestanding baths are the height of fashion for smallest room chic and they come in a whole range of modern and vintage styles. It’s not by chance that baths tend to be tucked into the corner of the room. It’s usually the most efficient use of space in what is generally a small room, plus the corner position and a bath surround hides the plumbing. 

Freestanding baths can be sited with the length going along a wall but aesthetically they need space at each end to show off their contours. Freestanding bathroom furniture is more adaptable and means you can change the room format when you want to. Don’t forget to factor in the space impact of towel rails (and whether you want these to be heated as well as coat and towel hooks behind doors and on walls, which also need clearance (and are often at head height). Creating a simple theme that runs throughout your bathroom can be achieved with accessories and colour to create a well rounded fresh bathroom setting. Perfect.

Luxury Bathrooms

The freestanding bathtub is a stunning luxury, and a freestanding bath is a perfect centrepiece for any luxury bathroom. There are plenty of exquisite new freestanding bathtubs on the market, and loads of vintage styles if you are looking to create a period bathroom haven. Although bathrooms play a very important role in our lives, it doesn’t mean that they must to be designed solely for practical purposes. We spend hours grooming ourselves in the bathroom so why not make it an enjoyable area to be in. Soaking in the bathtub is of course a great way to unwind and many homeowners take up this option at the end of a hard day’s work. Relaxing is always easier when you are in plush surroundings. As a result we are seeing an increasing number of homeowners looking to install luxury bathrooms. But what makes a great luxury bathroom?

 

If your desire is a luxury bathroom then start by finding a bathtub that provides a bit of indulgence. Perhaps you will opt for a bath with a Jacuzzi system fitted and let the bubbles massage away your stresses?  Or maybe you prefer a larger bath that is big enough for two people to share such as a luxury freestanding bathtub? Whichever option you decide on; be sure not to go overboard and choose a model that is too big for the room. Otherwise you may end up with a cluttered look that destroys the relaxing vibe you are aiming for.

 

Whilst you are never going to climb in the sink for a quick dip at the end of the day, the item is a very important piece in the bathroom. So if you have enough scope to incorporate a larger sink, then do so. You will find that the extra space can make these tasks more relaxing. Having more sink space allows beautiful product displays in the bathroom, perfect for those who like to have everything close to hand. Also, make sure that you purchase quality taps for the sink and bathtub to complete its aesthetical appeal. If going for a freestanding bath, floor standing taps can give a bathroom an instant wow factor and should always be considered if the room is available. Selecting your fixtures will help add the finishing touches to your bathroom design. For example, a nice heated chrome towel rail can both look great and provide a warm towel when you finally decide to get out of the bath. Additionally, a large mirror on one of the walls can help to make the bathroom feel more spacious than it actually is. For more information on Waters Baths of Ashbourne and to download our Spec Sheets, and 3D data files to create your own luxury bathrooms head over to our downloads page. 

Choosing the right taps for your Waters freestanding bath

Choosing a freestanding bath can often seem like a step into the unknown however freestanding baths are exceptionally adaptable in lending themselves to the particular design aesthetic of the bathroom they’re placed in. A traditional bathroom design, roll top baths look stunning when placed in the centre of a room. If you’re attempting a minimalist and contemporary designed bathroom, pick a freestanding bath with sleek curves and a pure white finish. The key to making a freestanding bath work in a contemporary themed bathroom space is to choose the right coordinating bath taps.

Choosing the right filler for a freestanding bath doesn’t need to be a complicated choice, to help here are the available options for your Waters freestanding bath. The obvious choice is also probably the most common the luxury freestanding bath tap, suitable for fitting alongside any of our beautiful freestanding baths designed to sit on the outside edge and usually supplied with a hand shower, although care must be taken to ensure you have the correct pressure and the water flow fills the bath without excessive splashing. Freestanding baths taps are available from many different manufacturers and at a wide range of prices – often a freestanding bath tap will compliment the taps on your basin and shower.

Freestanding bath taps....

Suitable for fitting alongside any of our beautiful freestanding tubs they are usually sited on the outer edge of the bath and fitted with a hand shower. Before choosing a freestanding bath tap check your water pressure and ensure its sited so that the flow of water fills the bath without excessive splashing. Often a freestanding bath tap will compliment the taps on your basin and shower.

Compliments any of our: Linear, i-Line & Elements stone freestanding baths 

Deck mounted taps....

Deck mounted taps can be fitted onto the wide edge of any of our linear collection of baths, they're great if floor space is at a premium and you're unable to use a built in valve. There are many configurations and styles available to suit your bathroom project and maybe used in conjunction with a bath overflow waste system.

Suitable for the following collections: Linear

Wall mounted filler....

For a sleek and stylish way to fill your freestanding bath a wall mounted filler can look absolutely stunning especially when using waterfall type spouts. However, you'll need to build a valve into the wall and position your freestanding bath close to the wall but it will provide a wonderful filling experience.

Compliments any of our: Linear, i-Line & Elements stone freestanding baths

Bath overflow filler....

Used in conjunction with a shower valve and special over flow / filler - its very sleek and will fill your freestanding bath from the same point where the water normal overflows from.

Compliments our: Linear Freestanding Baths

Bottom filling waste filler....

 yes it sound strange but thanks to new advancements you can fill your bath from the bottom up,  its very unobtrusive and almost has to bee seen to be believed.

Compliments any of our: Linear, i-Line & Elements stone freestanding baths

 

Waters Baths of Ashbourne – The centre of attention

Designing your new bathroom around a contemporary freestanding bathtub will provide the room with a stunning focal point. Freestanding baths are perfect for creating a clear centrepiece and can provide the ultimate touch of luxury and style. Freestanding baths ooze relaxation by the way they look and sit in a bathroom suite. Contemporary freestanding baths are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and choosing the one that is right for you, to not only suit the design of your bathroom but also ensuring that it meets your tastes and requirements is an important element to get right. Freestanding baths are rapidly increasing in popularity within the bathroom market. More companies are creating new designs and styles to help create a wide range of option for homeowners when wanting to gain the perfect look.

A focal point could be just what your bathroom needs. Focal points are a very effective way to liven up your bathroom with some much needed interest and turn what would be an otherwise simple room into a cool and creative place. A freestanding bath placed in the centre of the room, for example, can draw your attention away from the rest of the bathroom to a central point. Usually it makes sense to make the most used item of furniture your centrepiece, arranging washbasins and toilets around the outskirts. As baths and showers are closely associated with luxury relaxation, surrounding them with a few key accessories and mood lighting can enhance the focus even more and give your bathroom the style feature it needs. How you light a room can be an extremely important part of setting the atmosphere for any space – and bathrooms are no different. Natural lighting can help make for a relaxing mood and are essential for a spa-like feel. For those that want their bathroom to make a style statement, bright, bold colours are good choice. You can contrast two bold colours and then complement them with a neutral.

Spend a Blissful evening immersed in tranquil surroundings...

Spend a blissful evening immersed in tranquil surroundings, and take full advantage of the intimate environment that has been set-aside for your evening of rejuvenation. Sound good? Waters Baths of Ashbourne are giving away your very own luxury personal spa throughout January to March. If the dark mornings and cold nights are dragging you down enjoy a delightful gift set of pampering products from award-winning brand Winter in Venice with over 14 different products. The Azure Spa range is infused with calming extracts of Gardenia with a combination of Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Evening Primrose Oil and Almond Oil, ideal to soothe and comfort dry skin.

 

Throughout January, February and March you can enjoy this luxury hamper by sending a Picture of your newly installed Waters Baths of Ashbourne freestanding bath to info@watersbaths.co.uk or simply log on to our website www.watersbaths.co.uk and register your purchase. Choosing the perfect freestanding bath is never hard at Waters. No matter if you desire a stunning center piece bath tub or simply want a luxurious freestanding bath to soak away your long hard day our freestanding baths never disappoint. With the luxurious look of a stone freestanding bath yet the convenience of a light weigh high quality acrylic product – You’ll always - love your bath... 

2014 Bathroom Design Trends

As the place we enjoy peaceful time getting ready in the morning and the space we take refuge in at the end of the day, the bathroom is a focal point of activity in any home. Whether your bathroom needs a few updates or a complete overhaul, keeping the space up to date is one of the best investments you can make in your home, and 2014 is all about seamless functionality and bold statements.

2014 sees the resurgence of bold dark colours, the all-white bathroom is a timeless, classic look, but for those interested in a bathroom style with a bit more character, its time to reinvent your bathroom. Our bathrooms are evolving - they're not just spaces where we wash - they're also spa-like places to relax and unwind in. 2014 bathroom trends incorporate décor, furniture and accessories we might usually associate with living rooms or bedrooms blended with the bathroom for a really comfortable room that's a pleasure to spend time in. Forget cold, clinical wash rooms - 2014 is all about comfort. Incorporate an armchair, cushions, books, lighting and fluffy rugs to create a chilled out space not just a bathroom. Avoid white and, instead, choose coloured cabinets for a strong decorating scheme - just as you would in any other room of the home.

A key trend for bathrooms for 2014 is dark wood effect porcelain floor tiling. With many realistic imitation wood patterns to choose from offering all the warmth of wood with the practical features creates the ideal combination for your bathroom. For a modern result, why not use the same tiles on your floor and walls, to give a fluid, cladding effect. Controversially, we could be seeing wallpaper return to the bathroom, though the practicalities of this may not work for everyone. Whatever happens in 2014 Spa like bathrooms have become a commodity and will continue to be so in the year ahead, combining boutique style décor, refined bathroom furniture and bathroom accessories that we might usually associate with living rooms to create an enjoyable and comfortable room to spend time in. Forget the clinical style bathroom the spa inspired bathroom is all about combining colour and comfort.

A New year a New Bathroom

 

Spring is in the air and with a 2014 upon us, now is definitely the time for a bathroom revamp. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to create an entirely new bathroom suite or instead just wish to make slight modifications to a few accessories or perhaps give it a fresh coat of paint, giving your bathroom a fresh lease of life is an essential part of keeping your home both attractive and comfortable. The bathroom in particular is one of the most used rooms in the house, and therefore particular care and attention must be taken when creating fresh design ideas to integrate into this popular and heavily used space.

It’s common knowledge that Bathrooms sell houses. However a modern, contemporary bathrooms are a much better selling point than a traditional old-fashioned bathroom suite, for example a toilet that looks dated is a turn off and the same goes for décor and storage space, which should not only be eye-catching but practical. Proper lighting can also be a great value booster, such as adding a window in the bathroom, so natural light can illuminate the space. An attractive pedestal basin with luxurious curves and graceful lines is far more attractive than a blocky cabinet.

One of the most common mistakes bathroom redecorators make is trying to do too much. Instead of choosing numerous standout features, like large fixtures or a glamorous chandelier, simply choose one elegant standout feature to be your central point. Choose a Freestanding Bath. Freestanding baths are the height of fashion and they come in a whole range of modern and vintage styles. It’s not by chance that baths tend to be tucked into the corner of the room. It’s usually the most efficient use of space in what is generally a small room, plus the corner position and a bath surround hides the plumbing.

Freestanding baths can be sited with the length going along a wall but aesthetically they need space at each end to show off their contours. Freestanding baths are more adaptable and allows you to change the room format when you want to. Creating a simple theme that runs throughout your bathroom can be achieved with accessories and colour to create a well rounded fresh bathroom setting.

Waters Baths - A year in the Spotlight


As 2013 comes to a close and with 2014 on the horizon, a year in the spotlight gives us chance to analyse the last 12 months for Waters Baths of Ashbourne. Having featured in a variety of both online and offline media publications its clear that Waters Baths are making waves, In March Waters Baths featured on the cover of EKBB (Essential Kitchen Bathroom Business Magazine) The Waters baths i-Line collection boasts a 20mm profile edge and has received high profile recognition from Interior design online specialists In+Ex, the range of baths has been championed for its ultra slim profile edge and gleaming white finish.

With edges measuring 100mm thinner than market alternatives, the I-Line range provides an additional 200mm of length space for an increasingly comfortable bathing experience. The beautifully crafted narrow edges combined with expert craftsmanship make this range really stand out from the crowd, providing a collection of baths that really are a breed apart from any alternative. The Kitchen and Bathroom Journal focused again on the thinspiration that Waters Baths created with their i-Line range. In July 2013 Architects Choice added to the growing number of media publication that recognized the beauty of the i-line freestanding bath range.

The i-Line Collection not only provides unlimited style, it also offers exceptional practicality, which makes it a continuous hit in a great deal of modern, contemporary bathrooms. The minimalized design combined with increased bathing space ensures the user receives a truly relaxing and tranquil bathing experience without requiring additional floor space, which at times can be hard incredibly to optimize. Real Homes Magazine were featured the new range of baths in June 2013 with the strap line ‘The exquisite new collection features five beautifully designed, acrylic freestanding baths that offer an indulgent bathing sensation’ Waters Baths of Ashbourne provided Sarah Beeny a Brook freestanding bath for her popular Channel 4 program Sarah Beenys Double your house for half the money in October which utilized the additional space saved from the edges to allow the couple with a modest sized bathroom still enjoy the luxury bathing experience the bath provides.

Home Building and Renovating put the Stream freestanding bath at the top of their product selectors wish list promoting the ‘same size bigger bath’ mantra that epitomizes what Waters Baths products are all about. House Beautiful Magazine added it to their Staring Role section with the tag line ‘These baths are special enough to take centre stage’. As luxury bath specialists, Waters Baths focus on creating stylish and innovative baths, transforming the everyday bathroom into a stunning personal spa, right in the comfort of your own home, Waters Baths certainly have exactly what you need to create your dream bathroom. Throughout the year Waters Baths has been recognized for their quality of products and innovation in creating stunning freestanding baths and long may it continue. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A Freestanding Advantage

It's very difficult to get more luxurious than a stone bath, bringing a distinctive natural charm to the bathroom and providing a focal point that will impress anyone who visits. Stone freestanding baths can provide the basis for the rest of your bathroom to be designed around, whether you're going for a completely modern look or matching the natural look with stone basins.

You may have the common misconception that a stone bath may not be comfortable, but because they're smooth to the touch, stone baths are a real delight to your skin, allowing you to easily slide in and enjoy a deeply immersed warm bath. Stone has many advantages, the beauty of stone is that it will last for years; some manufacturers offer lifetime warranties on stone products. With stone baths the materials combine to create an extremely strong and durable solid bath, meaning that it won't crack like a cheap acrylic bath might and should only suffer easily repairable minor damage.

Making the best use of space is the most important consideration when choosing a bath. Freestanding baths need large bathrooms with plenty of room to walk around. As with many home décor a lot may depend on budget, but remember stone products are a life investment and some manufacturers even offer services in which they tidy up warn looking baths to give them a fresh new look. Whatever you are looking for in a freestanding bathtub you cant go wrong with Stone Bath, look out for Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s new range of Stone products coming in the new year.