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5 bathroom design features to make your life easier

5 bathroom design features to make your life easier

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 2 years ago 5 min read

Whilst we absolutely love designing and producing stylish, on-trend products for your bathroom, here at Victoria Plum convenience really is the name of the game!

With time becoming so precious, the very last thing any of us want to do is spend time cleaning or tending to our bathrooms. That’s where our innovative team of product designers come in. With some little tweaks and clever use of technology here and there, our products will help make life easier for you.

All these little time-saving designs add up, so if you're just about to embark on a full bathroom refurb, we’ll show you how to combine them into one great time-saving, effort-saving bathroom!

1. Install a shower enclosure with easy clean glass

Mode Hardy 8mm easy clean quadrant shower enclosure and stone shower tray

Easy clean glass means you spend less time maintaining your shower enclosure and more time enjoying it!

Thanks to modern technology, foggy and unsightly shower enclosures could soon become a thing of the past. Our range of easy clean shower enclosures come with a non-stick film that sits on top of the 8mm thick safety glass. This helps repel soap and scum, so cleaning becomes something that’s required only infrequently, not all the time.

Even if you don’t opt for an easy clean shower enclosure, you can still treat surfaces such as glass, ceramics and tiles with our innovative easy clean coating kit, removing the need for backbreaking housework.

2. Spend less time adjusting your shower temperature with a thermostatic shower

Orchard Derwent square shower riser system

Enjoy more time enjoying the perfect water temperature and less time fiddling with controls

If you love your morning shower, a thermostatic shower could be just the thing to make life just that little bit easier. Unlike manual valves which simply blend water from the hot and cold water supply, thermostatic shower valves adjust according to the flow and maintain your desired temperature for a consistent and enjoyable showering experience. Fiddling with the temperature controls or being hit with a freezing cold blast when your partner turns on the kitchen tap could soon be consigned to history!

Find out more: How does a thermostatic shower valve work?

3. Instantly access items with clever storage

Mode Tate II white & oak floorstanding vanity unit and ceramic basin 600mm

An open storage area gives you instant access to all those bathroom essentials—no rummaging around in cupboards or drawers

In the bathroom, it can be fine balancing act between keeping all your essentials close to hand, whilst trying to reduce clutter. Especially in a contemporary bathroom where you are trying to maintain a minimalist look.

With our Tate bathroom furniture range, we think we've come up with a winning design! Featuring an open access area, each furniture item can be used to hold toiletries, toilet rolls or just about anything you need to get hold of quickly. Always handy if you have an eyeful of soap! And, if white isn't quite your colour, this time-saving furniture is also available in on-trend riven grey.

4. See clearly with a demister

Mode Mayne round LED illuminated mirror 500mm with demister

Enjoy a clear reflection, even straight after your bath or shower, with a mirror demister

Whilst we all enjoy a hot and steamy bath or shower, one thing we could really do without is waiting forever for the condensation to clear from the mirror. If, like me, you prefer to get ready quickly in the morning, it can take an age for the fog to lift, before doing all those close up things that require clear vision.

A well-ventilated bathroom is the first step to ensuring your mirror clears quickly, but if you are an impatient type, who simply cannot wait, why not add a mirror with a demister? This quickly gets rid of condensation, so you can use your mirror straight after a bath or shower. Many come with an infrared on and off switch, so you don’t even have to dry your hands.

5. Clear your floor space for easy cleaning

Mode Ellis short projection wall hung toilet with soft close toilet seat

Wall hung ceramics help to keep your floor space clear for quick and easy cleaning

The typical bathroom suite from, say a decade ago, would commonly contain a close coupled toilet, pedestal basin and bath or shower. The usual design of these items leads to awkward spots when it comes to cleaning, making it much more of a chore.

A back to wall toilet removes these issues, concealing your cistern neatly in a matching furniture unit, meaning cleaning is confined to an easier area. The same can be said of pedestal basins, where the area behind your pipework is awkward to get to and difficult to keep clean. If your pipework comes out of the wall, you could even choose a wall hung basin or vanity unit, or even a wall hung toilet, and keep your floor space completely free.

Save time and money

Whatever products you choose, the convenience doesn’t stop there. Order from Victoria Plum at a time that suits you, and we’ll deliver it direct to the room of your choice at a time that suits you. You don’t even need to lift a finger—except to pick which products you want. And how about saving money? Well, of course... Check out the low prices in our latest sale.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 2 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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