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Bathroom suite buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 6 months ago 6 min read

Whether you're buying a new bathroom suite for the first time or maybe you're an old hand when it comes to bathroom renovations, this bathroom suite buying guide will give you all the help you need.

Providing a short and informative overview of the bathroom suites available here at Victoria Plum, this guide will help you make the right decisions, so you can create the bathroom of your dreams.


Bathroom suite collections

Helping to make life easy for you when buying a full bathroom suite, our bathroom suite collections are the perfect place to begin. We've carefully designed and coordinated each collection, so you won't have to mix and match items to create your favourite look. Simply select the collection you like the look of, then pick the products you need. You'll find a range of matching bathroom suites, furniture, showers, enclosures, heating, taps and accessories, to help you build your dream bathroom, cloakroom or ensuite.

Find out more about our bathroom suite collections.


Contemporary or traditional?

2 of our most popular styles are contemporary and traditional. Choosing a style you want is the best way to begin, but what is the difference between a contemporary and traditional bathroom?

Traditional bathrooms embody classic style, evoking the look of an Edwardian or Victorian bathroom. You can find luxurious roll top baths, traditional high cistern toilets, and classic taps and accessories. Just remember that traditional style doesn’t mean old-fashioned; you can still enjoy the modern functionality of rainforest shower heads and mixer taps even with a traditional look.

The Bath Co. Camberley satin grey high level furniture suite with straight bath 1700 x 700

This bath suite from the Camberley collection contains a high level cistern toilet for added traditional styling

Contemporary bathrooms are all about the latest styles and designs, with clean lines and strong shapes. There are lots of different designs within this category, and this is the style that will suit most modern homes. Contemporary bathrooms also tend to have a wider range of size options, so may be a better choice for cloakrooms or ensuites.

Mode Tate luxury bathroom suite with freestanding bath

Clean lines and deep curves make this Tate luxury freestanding bath suite the perfect choice for a designer bathroom.

Not sure which style is best for you? Take our bathroom style quiz.


Ensuite, cloakroom or family bathroom?

The size of your bathroom also affects which suites might work best, as some are more space-efficient than others. If you’re fitting out a large bathroom, you probably have the widest choice, but you’ll still want to think about what would look best—a tiny cloakroom basin would obviously look a bit odd in a large family bathroom.

There are lots of options for smaller bathrooms too, whether you are designing an ensuite, cloakroom, or just have limited space. You can choose a smaller version of some of the contemporary or traditional designs, as well as choosing integrated storage options to make the most of your space.


Traditional bathroom suites

For traditional bathrooms, The Bath Co. is the best brand for you. Established in 2003, it is the home of timeless, traditional bathroom design. Let's take a closer look at just some of the traditional bathroom suites available from The Bath Co.

Dulwich — The timeless Dulwich collection contains a comprehensive range of classically-styled ceramics and baths, with coloured bath options offering a bright and cheerful alternative to monochrome palettes.

The Bath Co. Dulwich white and stone grey bathroom suite with straight bath 1700 x 700mm

Beautiful tongue and groove detailing and a vintage-inspired stone grey-coloured finish make the Dulwich suite a timeless classic

Camberley — Classic Edwardian style with luxurious options for freestanding baths and high cistern toilets, as well as lots of matching accessories and furniture. This range also includes smaller basin options, so could be perfect for a small bathroom or an ensuite.

Camberley complete shower enclosure suite

The Camberley gives you some great options to take your traditional bathroom design that step further

Winchester — Beautiful style and a quality feel, this range is perfect for creating a modern bathroom with a traditional look. There are stunning slipper baths, close coupled toilets, and stylish shower heads, as well as matching accessories to really create a complete look.

Winchester bathroom suite collection

The Winchester bathroom suite includes ceramics and your choice of roll top bath


Contemporary bathroom suites

For the very latest in contemporary, designer styles, Mode Bathrooms is the brand of choice. Precisely engineered with the latest on-trend features, let's take a closer look at some of the contemporary bathroom suites on offer.

Harrison — Simple yet stylish curved shapes are the hallmark of this beautiful contemporary bathroom suite collection. A sophisticated and sympathetic look that is perfect for a spa-like style.

Harrison complete wall hung suite with taps, shower and wastes

With the Harrison wall hung suite, you can create a bathroom or ensuite that is No 1. in the style stakes

Foster — Perfect for bathrooms of all sizes, including cloakrooms, the Foster collection contains a range of designer products, including delicate thin-edged basins and wall hung toilets.

Foster cloakroom suite with semi pedestal basin

Give that understairs cloakroom a contemporary makeover with the space-saving Foster cloakroom suite

Burton — Soft lines and gentle curves combine to create a bathroom a suite that is simple yet sophisticated.

Burton complete walk in suite

For an ultra-modern look to your family bathroom, the Burton complete walk in suite is a great choice


Bathroom suite bundles

You can, of course, buy all the items that make up your bathroom suite separately, however it is always a good idea to purchase your toilet and basin from the same collection, to ensure a coordinated style. If you are simply looking to purchase the pair together, why not browse our toilet and basin suites?

One great way you can save both time and money is by purchasing a bathroom suite bundle. If you know that you want a certain type of bath or shower enclosure you can choose from our package deals by clicking on one of the links below:

Many of our bathroom suite bundles also include taps and other elements. These have been specifically chosen by our in-house stylists to complement the suite perfectly, saving you plenty of time and effort.

Eden ensuite with quadrant enclosure and tray

One of our most popular bathroom suite sets is the Eden ensuite with quadrant enclosure and tray


Small bathroom ideas

Small bathrooms need big thinking when it comes to buying your bathroom suite. Luckily, we have a superb range of small bathroom solutions and cloakroom suites to choose from, with short projection toilets and wall hung basins which help maximise your space.

For more small bathroom ideas and advice, head to your Small Spaces hub.


Browse our bathroom suites

With all the knowledge you'll need, why not browse our wide range of bathroom suites and choose the perfect design for your dream bathroom.

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Further bathroom suite buying guides

For more in-depth advice on the type of bathroom you are looking to achieve, why not browse the rest of our bathroom suite buying guides? Whether you’re looking to buy a family bathroom suite, an ensuite bathroom suite or cloakroom bathroom suite, we have plenty of tips that’ll help.

Simply buying a toilet and basin suite or a shower enclosure bathroom suite? We have guides for those too.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 6 months ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 7 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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