Warm up your bathroom...

For most people the bathroom is a place for warmth and relaxation, yet with winter seeping out the heat from every corner of the home, its important to ensure you are completely ready for the winter months. We naturally make our living rooms and lounges a place of cozy warmth and hibernation during the colder times of the year, but rarely think about improving the heat retention in our bathroom spaces. Cold floor tiles will chill the warmth right out of your feet, however its not difficult to help get your bathroom to raise your body temperature.

Add a comfy rug. A bath mat does not have to be a little rectangle. Add a large luxurious rug to enjoy underfoot during the winter; the rich colours will warm up the look of the room as well. Be sure to add a rug pad or rug tape that will grip the floor underneath any bathroom rug to prevent slips. Take a different approach to lighting. We tend to think there is a certain type of characterless light we need to choose for bathrooms, open your mind and browse the type of lighting you would usually associate with a dining room to give an added sense of class and luxury.

Invest in a bathtub that helps retain heat. Materials like copper or brass retain heat and will help to keep that hot bathwater warm, Invest in a statement piece such as a Stone freestanding bath. 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. Freestanding baths are a statement piece, instantly attracting your eye with the uniqueness and charm of a character defining bathroom luxury. It's very difficult to get more luxurious than a stone bath, bringing a distinctive edge 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. 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. 

 

Creating the perfect stylish bathroom

Not everyone can afford to employ an interior designer to generate a stylish bathroom space. A lot of people also may not be able to afford the costs that come with installing an expensive designer bathroom suite. Luckily there are a few methods that can be used to create a bathroom that still reflects stylish class but won’t cost you a small fortune in the process. Before you go on the hunt for your latest bathroom suite, careful considerations need to be made to ensure you purchase one that will remain stylish and that you will continue to enjoy for years to come. Expensive designer bathrooms won’t look busy or cluttered; instead they will look immaculate and perfectly styled. This is possibly the most important aspect to remember when designing your own bathroom space by yourself. Measuring out your space thoroughly is crucial, allowing you to purchase furniture and ceramics that will fit perfectly and not give a cramped and claustrophobic feel.

The first stage of your process should be to find 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 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.

Compact ceramics and furniture are not only suitable for en-suite and cloakroom bathrooms, they can also create a spacious feel in larger bathrooms, saving space for a larger shower enclosure or perhaps a floor standing bath. Bathroom lighting is incredibly under rated. Dark bathrooms are neither comfortable nor welcoming, and therefore ample bathroom lighting should be installed to create a designer and refreshing feeling in the bathroom. Spotlights, wall lights and mirrors with lights included are a great way of creating a refreshing and welcoming space. The more lighting that you provide in your bathroom, the more it will reflect from your gleaming ceramics and accessories, giving a clean and hygienic feel as well.

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.

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.