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.

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.

The elegant design of the Freestanding Bath Tap

Choosing a freestanding bath can often seem like a brave choice in a lot of the homes of today, given that space is often at a premium. Whilst a lot of freestanding baths on the market today will use a lot of space within a bathroom, given that they often need to be placed away from a wall in a central location, (we recommend at least 30cm away from each wall – as shown in our fitting instructions) there are a significant amount of freestanding baths that are designed for smaller bathroom spaces such as our 1500mm range of freestanding bath tubs. Freestanding baths are fantastic in lending themselves to the design aesthetic of the bathroom that they’re placed in. For more traditional bathroom designs, roll top baths look stunning when placed in the centre of a room. If you’re focused on a more minimalist and contemporary designed bathroom, pick a freestanding bath with sleek curves and a pure white finish. Freestanding baths are all about making that style statement and taking guests by surprise when they enter the room.

With freestanding baths, freestanding bath taps give an added dimension to the bathroom aesthetic. With Freestanding bath taps you are able to enjoy a romantic bath with your partner, without arguing who has to lie against the uncomfortable, sharp and awkward taps. A freestanding tap allows you to laze around in luxury and can be placed at your convenience outside of the bath – and this also allows your plumbing and water supply to have a little more leeway in terms of installation as well. Freestanding bath taps allow you to enjoy your bath in its entirety whilst still enjoying incredibly stylish and functional taps, allowing you to get the perfect temperature for optimum comfort. The elegant floor standing design allows you to enjoy bath time like never before as well as adding a truly unique style to your décor.

Warm and Inviting: the perfect Centrepiece for your bathroom…

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 with Ancient Egyptians said to have built Limestone bathing areas in which servants would pour water over them. From the origins of stone tubs to how they are made today to give them such an amazing structure and design. The Stone Bath, often considered the height of luxury, stone baths do tend to have a special something about them and are often admired by the majority. Stone Baths have developed significantly and are available in a large variety of designs, styles and sizes, and despite first impressions, they are particularly comfortable too! A natural stone bathtub is actually a more 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. The thickness of the walls makes for a robust body and means they are well insulated.

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 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 Elements range of Stone products coming in the Summer.

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

 

Baths versus Showers: Speed over Luxury?

Baths are beginning to look like a thing of the past. An entire room dedicated to a bath is no longer necessary and truthfully a waste of space. Baths take too long for the modern generation, use too much water, and take up too much space. The phrase ‘Ill jump in the shower’ springs to mind excuse the pun, but there doesn’t seem to be space for ‘I’m off for a long soak’ anymore. However stop and think for a second, if it was taken away would you miss it? A Bath is a luxurious experience that deserves to be savored and enjoyed; a bath is a well-earned treat, and not to be considered a chore.

Baths have so many more advantages than a shower, apart from space and time savers are showers really enjoyable? The misconception that a shower is more efficient is also factually inadequate as some modern showers waste so much water, it would actually be better off filling the bathtub. In fact in some modern homes found that power showers use twice as much energy and hot water as a bath. An average 8-minute shower is just the same as filling a bath three quarters full with hot water.

A Freestanding bath is the perfect choice every time they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from large to compact. A single ended freestanding 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. If it was a choice between the shower and the bath, go for comfort luxury and quality every time and choose a luxury freestanding bathtub from Waters Baths of Ashbourne.

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.

 

Freestanding Bath Taps


Choosing a freestanding bath can often seem like a step into the unknown, an unnerving choice, with a lot of the homes of today space is quite often at a premium. Whilst a lot of freestanding baths on the market today will use a lot of space within a bathroom, there are significant amounts of options that are designed for smaller bathroom spaces.

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 co-ordinating bath taps.

Freestanding bath taps provide both style and functionality to the everyday bathroom as they continue to prove to be an essential addition. An increasing amount of homeowners are opting to invest in freestanding baths for both modern and traditional bathrooms, as they provide the user with a truly luxurious and relaxing bathroom experience. Deck mounted bath taps are a great choice if there is enough room on the edges of your freestanding bath for tap holes to be drilled and deck taps to be fitted. They’re the most common type of bath tap on the market today and will always be seen attached to the baths edge in standard straight and double ended baths.

If you have a freestanding bath that sits comfortably next to an adjacent wall then wall mounted bath taps might just be the choice for you. The benefit of having wall mounted bath taps is that almost all fittings and pipework are hidden neatly in the wall, allowing you to have a fully concealed bath mixer tap set or bath filler spout. Although potentially a costly choice, freestanding bath taps look utterly stunning when paired with a freestanding or roll top bath. Freestanding bath taps are usually mounted firmly to the floor, concealing pipework and other fittings, and raised by sleek shrouds to the height of the bath they are a real show stopping bathroom accessory.