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Your guide to buying your bathroom online

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 3 years ago 9 min read

Whether you’re searching for a bargain in the sales or simply in the mood for a change, if you’re reading this blog post, you must be looking to buy a new bathroom. In this guide, we’ll show you just how easy it is to shop for your new bathroom online at Victoria Plum.

Whether you’re looking to refurbish your main family bathroom or simply want to update your downstairs cloakroom, we really do have everything you’ll need to achieve all your Little Bathroom Victories.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to plan your bathroom, where to begin looking for inspiration and advice, where to find exactly what you’re looking for and everything you’ll need to know when you finally come to check out.

Guide contents

Click on any of the links below to jump to the relevant section:

What are you buying for?

Are you refurbishing a whole bathroom or furnishing one from scratch?

Shop by collection and discover a wide range of coordinated bathroom suites, furniture, taps, showers and more. It takes the hassle out of mixing and matching, plus, you'll make some great cost savings.

Shop by collection

Are you simply looking to update certain elements in your bathroom, like the shower or bath?

Shop by category by clicking on any of the category tabs on the Victoria Plum home page.

Shop by category

Are you refurbishing a smaller type of bathroom, like an ensuite or cloakroom?

Shop our ensuite bathroom suites or cloakroom suites, where you'll discover products specifically designed for smaller spaces.

Shop by suite

Are you looking to create a wet room with a level access shower and open plan feel?

Shop our wet room solutions for a comprehensive range of glass screens, enclosures and wet room installation essentials.

Shop wet rooms

Would you like us to design your bathroom for you?

With our Bathroom Design Service, we save you the time and hassle of planning out the whole look and feel of your bathroom. By simply sending us your room dimensions, and answering some initial questions, we'll create a stunning 3D design FREE OF CHARGE, with no obligation to buy. What’s more, we’ll send you a 2D floorplan and full list of products to pass on to your chosen plumber or bathroom fitter.

Enquire about our Bathroom Design Service

6-step bathroom planner

Now you know what you’re buying for, our handy 6-step bathroom planner will help you make the best use of your unique space.

Starting with the basics, this simple bathroom planning process is the quick and easy way to work out which products you’ll need in your bathroom. It even comes with a handy checklist, so you can find everything you need.

If you’re planning a full refurbishment, you should consider everything in this list, however, if it’s just a quick refresh or a smaller project, such as a cloakroom, you may want to skip some of the steps detailed below.

Step 1: Bath, shower or both?

Choosing between the product that put the “bath” in bathroom or a shower can often be the toughest decision of them all. It’s the focal point for your whole room.


Baths and showers

Step 2: Toilets and basins

Due to their associated plumbing, it’s highly likely your basin and toilet will need to remain in the same position—but this shouldn’t stop you choosing a design that’s right for you.


Toilets and basins

Step 3: Furniture and storage

Next, you need to consider furniture. Keeping your bathroom clutter-free is the key to a stylish and relaxing space.


Bathroom furniture

Step 4: Brassware

With your layout confirmed, it’s now time to turn your attention to taps, showers and those essential extras.



Step 5: Heating

Keeping your bathroom feeling warm and comfortable is vital, which is why you’ll need to consider heating. Why not replace that cumbersome radiator with a new designer model that fits with your overall design? Or, to keep your towels toasty, why not add a heated towel rail?



Step 6: Walls, floors and finishing touches

All that’s left to do is think about the little things that will make your dream bathroom complete. You’ll find we stock a wide range of beautiful matching accessories, along with great wall and flooring options, that’ll finish off your bathroom in style.


Walls, floors and finishing touches

Bathroom ideas

Getting the look and style of your bathroom just right requires inspiration and creativity. Our bathroom ideas section is the perfect place to start.

Bathroom ideas

Style guides

Browse our style guides, where we show you how to create a certain bathroom style, from nautical to Art Deco and everything in between!

Bathroom style guides

Get the Look

Every month, we create a stylish bathroom based on our own trend insight, data and customer feedback. We offer expert tips and advice so you can “Get the Look” in your own bathroom.

Get The Look

These are just some of our latest “Get the Look” bathrooms:

Enchanted Winter


Go Global

Small bathroom ideas

Did you know the average UK bathroom isn’t much bigger than a couple of mattresses laid side by side? Our small spaces hub is the perfect place to start if you’re looking to refurbish a cloakroom, ensuite or small family bathroom.

Small Spaces

Be social

Of course, our website isn’t the only place you’ll discover great bathroom inspiration. Why not be social and follow us on social media?











Let's keep in touch

Sign up with your email address (on the Victoria Plum homepage) and we'll send you regular ideas, advice and exclusive offers. We won't share your email address with anyone else or spam you and we'll even give you £20 off your first order (over £249) to say thanks!

Let's keep in touch

Bathroom advice

If you’re looking for help with anything in your bathroom, we offer plenty of expert advice and handy tips.

Bathroom advice

Room planning guides

We’ll give you all the know-how you need when planning a specific type of bathroom, from family bathrooms to ensuites, loft bathrooms and more.

Bathroom room planning guides

Buying guides

From toilets to taps, we'll show you all your options before you buy. Read our comprehensive buying guides on each and every bathroom category.

Bathroom buying guides

DIY advice

From installation to quick fixes that can help keep your bathroom running smoothly, we’ve got step-by-step instructions and videos for you to follow.

Bathroom DIY advice

Switches and Fixes

Swapping a bath for a shower or replacing tiles with wall panels? Check out our Switches and Fixes page, where you'll also discover quick fixes for common bathroom issues.

Switches & Fixes

How much does it cost to have your bathroom fitted?

If you need to hire a plumber, discover how much you should reasonably have to pay to have your bathroom fitted.

How much should you pay to have a bathroom fitted?

Bathroom layout and measurement advice

To help plan your bathroom layout, we'll show you common clearance guidelines.

Your bathroom layout

Understanding water pressure

Find out everything you need to know about water pressure, including whether you need a shower pump.

Understanding water pressure

Independent Living

Buying for an elderly or disabled person? Our Independent Living range is full of innovative yet stylish products, designed to make bathrooms accessible to all. From grab rails to easy access shower baths, you'll find everything you need right here.

Independent Living

Smart bathrooms

With our homes getting smarter, isn’t it time our bathrooms followed suit? Discover the next generation of smart bathroom products.

Smart Bathrooms

Bathroom brands

Are you searching for a specific bathroom brand? We work with many of the UK’s foremost bathroom brands, including Ideal Standard, where we are the exclusive UK online supplier.

The following brands are exclusive to Victoria Plum and can’t be found anywhere else:


Orchard Bathrooms

Mode Bathrooms

The Bath Co.

The Heating Co.



Louise Dear

Artist Collection

Discover other top bathroom brands at Victoria Plum:

Ideal Standard

Mira Showers

RAK Ceramics




Shopping for your products

On each and every product page, you’ll find comprehensive information about your chosen item.

Where different sizes are available, simply select the right option from the drop-down menu. You can view dimensions and specifications to see the exact size and shape of each item.

View dimensions and specifications

The price of each product is clearly displayed along with any discount applied.

See the price

Many of our products have 360 degree images, so you can rotate and look at your item from any angle.

View products through 360 degrees

Read reviews from customers before you make up your mind.

Read customer reviews

Checkout and delivery

When you have decided which products you want, you can add them to your basket. At this point, you will be shown products which you may also need. These are carefully selected to be compatible with your chosen item.

Products you will need

In your basket, you will be able to see exactly what you've ordered, giving you the opportunity to amend anything. You will also see your total savings. Click on "Check out now" to choose your delivery options and payment method.

Choosing your delivery and payment options

Need further assistance?

If you need any further help when buying your new bathroom, head to our help centre, where you'll find answers to all of our most frequently asked questions. If you'd like to speak with someone from our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Care Team, click on the LiveChat icon. We're open till late and always happy to talk you through your options.

We hope you now feel confident to buy that dream bathroom you've always wanted! Head to our home page to begin shopping.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 3 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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