Creating the Perfect Bathroom

Designing your new bathroom around a contemporary freestanding bath tub 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 both 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 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.

Freestanding baths come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from large to compact. A double-ended freestanding bath has a central waste so that the taps are in the middle and two can bathe in comfort, although you would be wise to try out the size of the freestanding bath in the showroom. A single ended free standing bath has one straight edge, designed so that the bath can be positioned flush against a wall. This style is particularly useful for smaller bathrooms as it gives the freestanding look without the need for floor space all around.

The Freestanding Bath tub is a beautiful luxury, certainly not the typical feature in a standard bathroom. However, if you are looking at a change from the standard three-piece white suite seen in most bathrooms, then perhaps its time to reconsider your bathing options. Gone are the days of heavy freestanding baths that required reinforced floors, and now a large influx of bathtubs come in a variety of sizes, materials and shapes give you a total new outlook on choice.

A Freestanding bath can offer you a immersive bathing experience, which offers a perfect opportunity to slip into a deep bath filled with bubbles for a more luxurious bathing experience. Freestanding baths tend to be filled to the top allowing you to spend hours relaxing in tranquility. Another advantage of putting a freestanding bath in your home is that it makes a real style statement. Typically associated with luxurious hotels and those swanky New York apartments, a freestanding bath makes a statement. Whatever your reason for choosing a freestanding bath for your bathroom, there are a wide range of styles and sizes now available allowing you to make the choice that suits your needs and perfect for your home.

Natural colours create bathroom inspiration

Natural tones bring fresh life to bathroom spaces, making them feel more like spas and less like plain spaces. If your bath could use a colour lift, take a colour from a natural palette that will have your space looking elegant, luxurious and anything but predictably neutral. For a balance of tranquility and energy, pick a shade of blue that’s not too saturated, and pair it with white. For a modern look that’s also inviting, use blues in dark or light shades as the backdrop for a rectangular bathtub such as the Pool freestanding bath. From soft dove to heather, shades of gray are an ideal option for adding beauty to bath spaces. Because of its sophistication and versatility, this refined color scheme gives you plenty of room to play with your own style.

 

The bath space is where most wind down after working all week. But, the possibilities for your bath space don’t have to stop there. With the right colour and lighting as a backdrop, the bath can also be highly invigorating. Candles can be a simple and cost-effective option for creating a romantic and relaxing bath. Scented candles can also influence your mood, from the soothing effects of lavender to the uplifting energy of lemon. But for a relaxing soak, dimmer lights offer ambience and versatility. You may also consider installing LED lighting strips under vanity mirrors or shelves.

Bathroom Showstopper...

The winter of 2013-2014 will no doubt be remembered as one of the wettest and most miserable, so as spring is finally here, our homes are certainly due for a treat this April. If you have a bathroom project in mind now is a perfect time to turn your ideas into reality. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to create an entirely new bathroom or instead just wish to make some minor alterations to a few accessories, give it a fresh coat of paint or replace tired dated tiles giving your rest room a fresh lease of life. Redecoration is an essential part of keeping your home both attractive and comfortable.

Tiles can transform a bathroom instantly and give a luxurious feel without breaking the bank. The current trend for tiles is for a minimalistic look by using less decorative tiles. Wood effects, stone and polished porcelain remain dominant choices for floor tiles, however they are slowly transitioning onto the walls. When choosing your tiles, it’s important to think about how they will compliment your chosen bathroom design. In terms of sanitary ware we see no end to the dominance of white, this is not a problem as you can make bold statements with your chosen tiles and accompanying accessories. 

With a little know how, tiles can be used to make a small room look bigger. Use light or glossy tiles on walls or floors can give the appearance of a mirror making the space go further and adding more light, this can often give the impression of more space. There are many advantages to choosing tiles for a bathroom makeover. While tiles are needed to give your bathroom an elegant look, colour and accessories are required to give your bathroom character and style. Colour trends for this springs designer bathrooms are natural colour combinations utilising the best of our surroundings such as Farrow & Ball’s Cooking Apple Green or Stiffkey Blue that give a bathroom that picturesque natural look. With colour schemes focusing on natural elements give your bathroom the centerpiece it deserves with a luxury freestanding bathtub.

Natural stone bathtubs are the ideal way to make a statement in the bathroom, both in style and luxury. Like every other item in the bathroom they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Natural stone baths are believed to go back an estimated 3500 years, from the origins of stone tubs to how they are made today to give them such an amazing structure and design. Often considered the height of luxury, stone baths do tend to have a special something about them and are often admired by the majority. A natural stone bathtub is considered a superior choice when compared with an acrylic tub. They can retain heat up to ten times to that of an acrylic bathtub as they have increased heat retention and are generally more durable.

They are also easier to repair than standard baths as they are made from a single mold therefore meaning that you can simply polish and smooth away any scratches or scuffs. They have an organic feel to the touch, which can give your bathroom a more authentic tone. As with many home décor a lot may depend on budget, but remember stone products are life investments. Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s Elements collection of Stone Freestanding baths are developed using DQ Cast. Waters DQ cast is a unique material mixture of crushed Quartz and Limestone, naturally formed millions of years ago. Mixed with modern polymers and UV stabilizers to form a material stronger than granite, to provide a natural appearance and subtle depth of colour through-out that will last a lifetime… 

*The Elements stone freestanding bath collection will be available from June 2014.

Introducing the Wave & Spa Freestanding baths...

What makes the perfect bath? For some it’s slipping into steaming hot water, for others a cool quick dip to awaken the senses, or a luxuriously long, sud-filled soak. When it comes to the ideal accompaniments - candles, wine, music, the list is almost endless. No matter how you enjoy your bath, Waters Baths of Ashbourne believe that it should be exceptional every time. That’s why we bring together traditional qualities, such as hand-finishing, contemporary styling, innovative manufacturing techniques and premium quality materials. Waters Baths of Ashbourne are a brand with a reputation for creating beautiful and contemporary freestanding baths. Since 2011 we have been driven with a passion to create spectacular centre piece freestanding baths, we are committed to deliver stunning, quality, distinctive products with an un-paralleled customer service, and after extensive development we are pleased to announce two new exciting additions to our popular i-Line collection, the Slip and Spa freestanding baths.

Breathe deeply as you immerse yourself in Slip. Deeper at one end so you can lie back and enjoy unprecedented relaxation. Indulge yourself with a glass of wine, lower the lights and soak away the stresses of your day. Spoil yourself in our luxury Spa bath – Set aside an evening of rejuvenation, relaxation and self rewarding peace and quiet creating an intimate environment for you and your thoughts. With beautiful curves and a supporting heightened ends the Spa bath is an ideal addition to your bathroom. These two new freestanding baths use the same quality materials that all our baths are made from which is100% Lucite acrylic material, to BS/EN standard colour regulations ensuring it fits seamlessly with other items in your bathroom and its fully UV stable and abrasion resistant, ensuring a long life.

The launch of the two new stunning models added to the popular i-Line collection of freestanding baths., are the first exciting additions since the initial launch, the new models will slot straight in with the existing i-Line models. The i-Line baths are ergonomically designed to hug your back and support your shoulders and their super thin design allows for even deeper levels of submersion - meaning no cold toes or knees - making it perfect to sooth aching limbs. As the ultimate statement in quality and style, our baths are always inspirational and recommended by architects, specifiers and interior designers. By choosing a freestanding bath from Waters Baths of Ashbourne, rest-assured you’ve made an investment that will last a lifetime.

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.

 

 

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.

Bathroom Inspiration. Less is more

 


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

The Perfect Bubble Bath

If like many, you have invested heavily in turning your bathroom into your own personal sanctuary with a glorious freestanding bath, luxury towel warmers, a plethora of matching accessories and scented candles, all in search of the relaxing bath experience, then you need to make sure your getting the most out of your new found haven. To gain the ultimate bathing experience experiment with what works for you, choose a selection of relaxing scents, but no what works best and when to use them. Certain scents such as mint are meant to be stimulating and are best used in the morning when you might be in need of a refreshing bathing experience.

Scents like lavender and chamomile are intended to be relaxing and are a much better choice for your night time bath. You can use scented bath salts or a few drops of essential oil to infuse your bath water with your desired scent. Pay attention to lighting, less is more. Less lighting the better, turn the lights off and use candles to provide a dim and relaxing backdrop. It’s even better if you match your candle scent to your bath scent. If you add lavender essential oil to your bath, use lavender-scented candles as well.