Apr
17

Choosing towels to suit your bathroom

Although a simple accessory, towels are one of the most important items in the bathroom. Choosing the right luxurious towels will provide you with greater comfort and make your bathroom more welcoming, particularly if you use a heated towel rack.

There are many different types of towels to choose from, such as hand towels, face towels and bath towels. Jumbo towels or fluffy towels provide lots of comfort and are ideal for winter. Choosing towels that are the same colour as your bathroom interior is a good idea if you like to match your items.

Many retail stores offer a wide selection of towels, including Egyptian cotton towels and a collection of classic towels. Egyptian towels come in a variety of colours, including Aqua, which is perfect for an aquatic theme. Other colours include blueberry, China blue and burgundy. Classic cotton towels are available in white, chocolate, raspberry and much more. A range of luxury towels are also available, including cashmere towels, Vermont towels and much more.

Having a separate towel for your face is ideal for hygiene purposes. Also, if you share a bathroom with other people, then be sure to wash your towels after you have used them. This provides a more comfortable and healthier atmosphere within your bathroom.

If you have a lot of towels, then having extra storage may be a good idea. Use extra towel racks or buy an extra cabinet. Separating hand and face towels from ordinary towels will keep your bathroom looking more organised and attractive.

Dec
05

Dealing with bathroom clutter

The bathroom is where we use many different products, such as bath oils, body lotion, hair products, make-up, shaving products, medicine and many more. Having a wide selection of bottles and soaps can make the room look cluttered, especially if you do not have much storage space. Cabinets are the best solution, but there still might not be enough space for you to store everything.

There are numerous shelves for you to choose from and they are available in many styles, so finding one to match the rest of your bathroom should be easy. Glass corner shelves are the best option for stylish bathrooms and are ideal for storing hair products and make-up, particularly top brand products, as these tend to look good on show. For the less interesting items, such as toothpaste, a simple cabinet is the best option.

Accessories such as toilet-roll holders and towel-rails, which are also available in a variety of different styles, are useful and can make your bathroom look much neater. For shower and bath products, there are baskets on the market, which make your bathroom look neat and stylish. Steel corner baskets are particularly useful for storing body lotion or shower gel.

If you have gone for a spa theme for your bathroom and need somewhere to store your aromatherapy oils, then there is a selection of stylish storage options for you to choose from. Wooden aromatherapy boxes look attractive or you could opt for an aromatherapy basket instead, which has enough space for all your oils as well as bath products, shower products and soap.

Dec
03

Heating your bathroom

As well as properly ventilating your bathroom, you also need a good heating system. A good option is electric floor heating, which provides a comfortable warm floor when stepping out of the shower. It may be expensive to install, but is more energy efficient than some heating systems. Floor heating can be operated with a thermostat that allows you to place the heating on a timer, so that the system will turn itself off after a certain amount of time, which saves energy.

There are many different types of heaters that you can choose from to suit the style of your bathroom. If you wish to opt for a designer look for your bathroom, then there is a wide selection of designer heaters for you to choose from. You can even purchase mirrored radiators, which are useful if you have a small bathroom and not much room for a normal mirror.

Electric wall heaters are a good option if you do not wish to spend lots of money on a proper heating system. If you wish to buy a wall heater that matches the rest of your bathroom, then there are heaters that have panels that can be painted to match the colour of other items or your wallpaper in the bathroom.

If you hate the thought of having to use cold towels when you step out of the bath or shower, then there are a selection of towel drying radiators that you can choose from. These come in many styles, so it should be easy to find a towel radiator that suits the rest of your bathroom.

Nov
15

Heating your bathroom with Bisque designer radiators

Bisque radiators really are a stunning addition to any bathroom.  Whilst the majority of heaters are fitted to the wall, they have an air of being free standing and they look modern, contemporary and yet are also classic and elegant.

These are not standard, white rectangular radiators found in 99% of bathrooms across the country, these are iconic styles, designed to be bold and make a statement about the bathroom and your lifestyle.  Sharp, angular and rigid chrome towel radiators are available, or you can choose a seductively shaped winding, circular radiator for a softer, more feminine feel.

Some of the designs, such as the B² are a radiator designed in a mathematic style, offering an architectural feature in your bathroom.  Indeed, the architectural features of bisque radiators are their hallmark, which allow creative and free thinking individuals to express their individuality and creativity in the design and features of their bathroom, rather than just choosing something which everyone else has.

Freestanding radiators are also available and some of these have a real retrospective air about them, whilst incorporating the modern design statement which helps define the 21st Century.  This blend of old and new, retrospective and futuristic marks out bisque radiators as being timeless and yet, somehow, respectful of what has gone before.  So for those who want to really shape their living space and to demonstrate 21st living at its most ‘ultra cool’, bisque radiators really are a serious consideration.

Their price range is not particularly cheap, as you may now be realise from this type of designer, but the pieces are durable and individual, hence many feel, well worth the cost.

Sep
30

Small Bathroom Design

In very many houses the bathroom is indeed quite small with larger space having been allocated to living and eating than has been awarded to functional activities; so for many householders, space is certainly at a premium in the bathroom.

However, this does not mean that you cannot still enjoy a full range of facilities.  There are some spaces saving tips which will help you to make the most out of the space you do have available.

First of all if space is very tight, then you should look at installing a close coupled toilet since this will save you space in terms of how far the toilet projects into the room.

Next, it is also possible to buy baths which are slightly shorter than normal, but still an adequate length (unless you are exceptionally tall).  These are often narrower as well, so allowing you to get that extra bit of space next to, or at the end of, the bath.

Consider installing a shower over your bath and then fitting a bath / shower screen to make sure that the water is contained.

Fit a countertop wash hand basin and, if space is really tight, then consider installing the wash hand basin in the corner.  Storage space can then be created underneath the basin, enabling you to completely maximise your space.

Finally, consider fitting a towel rail over your radiator or have a heated towel rail adjacent to the toilet.  Therefore, you can have all the luxury of a modern bathroom even in the tiniest of spaces.

Sep
14

Towel Rails: Types and Usage

There are basically three different types of towel rails, heated, free standing and towel rings or hooks.

Heated towel rails obviously require a power source to heat them and are ideal for larger bathrooms, which can accommodate a large, luxurious rail. Heated rails are available in a range to suit every style of bathroom from period to contemporary.

Non-heated towel rails are usually freestanding, although it is possible to buy a single rail that can then be fitted adjacent to a radiator or near the bath. Freestanding towel rails also offer the flexibility of being portable, so you can move them to wherever you choose. This option also avoids having to drill holes in tiles or walls to fix them, as would be the case with wall mounted rails. These products are available in a wide variety of styles, so both traditional and modern rails are easy to source.

Towel rings may be fitted next to the basin, so that you can easily find a towel after you have washed your face. Rings can also be fitted near a bath, but tend to complement a more traditional rail and their sole use is really only advisable in very small bathrooms. It is customary to have a towel ring or rings to supplement a single towel rail, so that you can get the best of both worlds.

No matter what the size of either your bathroom, or your budget, you will undoubtedly find a towel rail that suits your personal requirements.

Aug
23

Small Bathrooms

In very many houses the bathroom is indeed quite small with larger space having been allocated to living and eating than has been awarded to functional activities; so for many householders, space is certainly at a premium in the bathroom.

However, this does not mean that you cannot still enjoy a full range of facilities.  There are some spaces saving tips which will help you to make the most out of the space you do have available.

First of all if space is very tight, then you should look at installing a close coupled toilet since this will save you space in terms of how far the toilet projects into the room.

Next, it is also possible to buy baths which are slightly shorter than normal, but still an adequate length (unless you are exceptionally tall).  These are often narrower as well, so allowing you to get that extra bit of space next to, or at the end of, the bath.

Consider installing a shower over your bath and then fitting a bath / shower screen to make sure that the water is contained.

Fit a countertop wash hand basin and, if space is really tight, then consider installing the wash hand basin in the corner.  Storage space can then be created underneath the basin, enabling you to completely maximise your space.

Finally, consider fitting a towel rail over your radiator or have a heated towel rail adjacent to the toilet.  Therefore, you can have all the luxury of a modern bathroom even in the tiniest of spaces.

Aug
15

Non Heated Towel Rails

Non-heated towel rails may not be as luxurious as their heated counterparts, but they are still a very useful addition to any bathroom.

The towel rail actually serves two functions; firstly, it provides towels within easy reach, so that as you come out of the shower or bath you can immediately put your hands on one. Secondly, it enables air to circulate around the towels, with the result that they don’t have to be washed after each use. This is good for the environment, saves wear and tear on your towels and cuts down on the amount of laundry you have to do.

The humble towel rail also has a less obvious function, in that it helps to keep your bathroom looking at its best. A bathroom looks unsightly if there are piles of damp towels simply hanging over the bath. On the other hand, if they are hung over a towel rail then the bathroom will look tidier and more co-ordinated.

Towel rails should complement the look of the bathroom, so if you have a very modern and chic room, complete with chrome fittings, then you may well wish to choose a chrome rail. Alternatively, a more traditional looking towel rail will complement a traditional style bathroom.

The choice of towel rails available, both heated and non-heated, is actually quite diverse, with prices ranging right the way from bargain basement to high-end designer. The only constraints you have, when making your final choice, are what will suit your bathroom and what you can afford.