Practical and Beautiful
A bathroom doesn’t have to be purely functional. One of the benefits of designing your own bathroom is that you can create a space purely for you. Whether you want a room to quietly relax in, or somewhere where the kids can splash around with minimal fuss, Conwy Valley – in Llandudno – has a bathroom that can suit you. Furthermore, if you aren’t interested in updating your bathroom entirely, then you can always invest in some small pieces to freshen things up. You’d be amazed at the difference a new tub or even new taps can make to a bathroom. Given that a bathroom can often feel like the centre of your home, it’s worth investing in a space that suits you and your family’s needs.
There are many things you might want to consider when creating your own bathroom. For example, your lifestyle is an important factor in deciding what type of furniture you need. Do you rarely use a bathtub and would you prefer a luxury shower with added space? Or would you like lots of storage space to accommodate your guests? Beyond the practicalities, you’ll want also want somewhere that’s beautiful and effortlessly stylish. The key to a good bathroom is having a space thats practical, low-maintenance, and timelessly chic.
Here is a look at some of our most popular products. From power showers, to bidets, we have everything you could possibly need for your bathroom.
Before we look at individual items, like bathtubs, we always recommend that our customers consider the overall aesthetic of their bathroom. Some people want a contemporary space with clean lines, neutral colours, and plenty of hidden storage. However, some people can be more adventurous and favour bold colours and gorgeously stylish bright tiles. The design is really up to you, but we love to give a helping hand. Here is a summary of the most popular bathroom trends for 2014.
One of the most popular bathroom interior design trends for 2014 is black decor. Don’t feel nervous, however, this trend is effortlessly chic and easy to maintain. The key to this style is picking individual black items (like tubs, faucets, and tiles) and mixing them together with natural materials, such as wood and slate. If you’re feeling bold, then black decor is an incredibly stylish way of making white bathrooms seem less sterile. However, if you want to keep things contemporary, then embrace the industrial edge to the black decor trend. Keep things minimal and let the furniture do the talking. Nothing makes more a statement than a black bath tub. Alternatively, you can always use a granite colour scheme if black makes you feel a little nervous.
Dark wooden furnishings are a fantastic way to create a bathroom environment that’s chic and completely relaxed. However, if you want to stay on trend, then pick wooden floors and accessories that look natural. The goal of this look is to bring the outdoors into your home, specifically in the bathroom. Match your dark wood with sharp whites and industrial tones to create something truly special. Moreover, don’t be afraid of trying something bold. Wooden-effect tiles might sound a little odd, but they really do look fantastic.
The beach-house interior trend is all about embracing natural hues with organic textures. This is a much more grown-up version of previous beach-house trends (remember those plastic seagulls?). Well, banish those thoughts because this decor style features lots of white-washed cabinets, wooden panelling, and beautiful wicker accessories. The beach-house style is centred around creating a comfortable and relaxed living space. Organic tones make a fantastic colour scheme for your accessories too. If you really want to make a statement, moreover, then add some wicker baskets and mats to create a contemporary aesthetic.
Before you worry that florals might be too feminine for a bathroom, this season florals have been entirely reinvented. The colours are vibrant, energetic, and very contemporary. One of the ways this look can be achieved is through colourful wall art that can fit into your bathroom space. More often than not, this is a cheap and exciting way to bring warmth into an all-white bathroom.
Don’t be limited by pinks and corals either. Try using flower designs which have metallic hues to give your bathroom and exciting modern edge.
Beyond the decor of your bathroom, it’s important to pick individual items of furniture which match your aesthetic and functional requirements. For many people, a bathtub is the centre of your bathroom. However, although it’s one of the most commonly used items within the bathroom, few people are aware of the different varieties.
Recessed and Corner Tubs
A recessed bathtub has one side showing and is bordered by the bathroom walls on three sides. Given that bathrooms can often be small, this is one of the most common bathtubs in the UK. A corner tub differs from a recessed tub in one key feature. A corner tub, as you might have guessed, generally occupies the corner of a room and is only covered on two sides by the bathroom walls. Recessed and corner tubs can be very useful for bathrooms which don’t have much space. They are ergonomic and come in a variety of colours and styles.
A free-standing bathtub is quite explanatory but is a very popular choice amongst our customers. If you have the space, then a free-standing bathtub is a wonderful feature that gives a bathroom an added touch of luxury. Furthermore, a free-standing tub can also be more comfortable than its counterparts. The extra space means that free-standing tubs are designed to accommodate individuals who wish to recline while bathing. Also, at Conwy Valley, we provide a range of tubs which differ in terms of depth. This means that, even if you have mobility issues, you can be assured that your bathtub will facilitate your every need.
If you’re really interested in something special, then you might want to consider a drop-in tub. They are a fantastic feature for people who love long soaks in the bath and bathroom gadgets. Drop-in tubs are often designed to be small jacuzzis and can come with lighting options and additional water pressure control. The great thing about drop-in tubs, moreover, is that they don’t need to take up a lot of room. Like recessed bathtubs, they can occupy a space between three walls. This means that no matter your size of bathroom, there is a drop-in tub that can suit your needs.
If you don’t have much time on your hands, then a shower is a wonderful option for getting ready in the morning or relaxing after a long day. Like bathtubs, showers can come in a variety of designs and styles. However, more often than not, there are generally two types of showers that people require. Either one which is included in a bathtub, or a stand-alone shower which has its own cubicle space. Much of this will depend on the space you have available and how you function within your bathroom. If you have young children, for example, it’s vital that you have a bathtub as well as a shower. Depending on your needs and your taste, here are some of the most popular options.
Electric showers are incredibly popular and are fantastic providing hot water anytime of day or night. In the majority of homes, electric showers are connected to the mains water supply and are heated internally. However, this means that you’ll have to invest in a boiler (if you don’t already have one). Nowadays, most boilers are designed to be energy efficient so an electric shower can be a great option for people who are interested in keeping their bills low.
Mixed showers use both hot and cold water from the shower head. Modern technology has now made mixed showers incredibly functional and gives individuals the option of controlling their water temperature. In addition to this, mixed showers often have excellent water pressure control and can be economically efficient. The pressure of the water will compensate accordingly if the water supply is being used somewhere else in the house.
A curbless shower is a wonderful option for people who have a large bathroom area. The idea behind curbless showers is to maximise space while still maintaining a substantial shower facility. They are not constricted by ordinary shower boundaries (hence ‘curbless’) and tend to occupy the space where a bathtub once stood. Moreover, a curbless shower is generally easier to maintain than other shower designs. This is now becoming a very popular option for individuals but it’s not without its challenges. If you need to know more about plumbing options, then .
Toilets don’t just have to be functional; they can also be a stylish addition to your bathroom decor. Most indoor toilets today are close coupled, which means that the pan will be enclosed down either side (making it easier to install against a wall). However, many homes still have open-pan toilets that doesn’t conceal the piping. As tastes and homes continue to evolve, the open-pan toilet design has fallen somewhat out of fashion.
Like showers and bathtubs, there is a plethora of bathrooms sinks available at Conwy Valley. Depending on your needs and tastes, there will be something to suit your bathroom style. Here are some of the most common sink types.
Self-Rimming sinks are some of the most common sink types in the UK. They can be used in virtually any type of vanity and are easy to keep clean. In addition to this, they are incredibly versatile in terms of design and features. They can be installed into the corner of a bathroom, if you are short on space, and can be designed in a variety of finishes, including metallic or glaze.
Wall-mounted sinks are especially useful for people who don’t have a lot of space. They take up very little room and the internal piping is concealed. However, there is a potential downside to this type of sink. The lack of space means that storage can often be a problem and wall-mounted sinks might not be practical for busy bathrooms. Most commonly, wall-mounted sinks are used in second bathrooms for guests or the downstairs area.
Pedestal sinks are more spacious than their counterparts and offer a small space to store your bathroom accessories (like toothbrushes and soap). For this reason, pedestal sinks are very popular in family bathrooms. They are also easy to keep clean and incredibly durable.
Regardless of your bathroom, it’s important to have lots of clever storage ideas that will keep your room clean and tidy. Whether you need a substantial glass cabinet for above the sink, or stainless steel shower caddies, there is something for everyone at Conwy Valley.
Why Conwy Valley?
Conwy Valley Plumbing is an ideal solution for people who want stylish, functional, and beautiful bathrooms for their family and themselves. We cater to a wide variety of tastes and we are always fascinated by the way our customers use our products in their home. We are passionate about delivering an excellent customer service and giving people the bathroom of their dreams.
There can be no doubt that the bathroom is the centre of any home. It’s where you bathe, get ready for the day, and unwind in the evening. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a bathroom that fits your needs. Whether your bathroom needs a complete overhaul or a little updating, we have something to please everyone.
In terms of our bathtubs, showers, and sinks, we offer a wide range of products that can be accommodated in any bathroom. We love design that’s beautiful (as well as functional) and we are passionate about creating a relaxing environment for all of our customers.
We offer our services to the following areas:
- Colwyn Bay
If you are interested in designing your bathroom with Conwy Valley, come and speak to one of our members of staff in store or give us a call on: 01492 554 000.