When you’re decorating your bathroom it can be the little things that might seem insignificant now that can finish the room off to the standard you want. A new bathroom suite or shower cubicle might look great, but the wrong bathroom taps can spoil the whole look.
It can be the minor details that make a difference to the overall effect of your new bath or shower room, and bathroom taps are just one example.
Tips For Modern Bathroom Design
The design of modern bathrooms tends to be simplistic with a fresh and clean feel. You can achieve this look and atmosphere by following a few simple tips.
- Avoid bright colours on the walls and flooring. Utilise accessories if you want to add some colour, hang a bright picture or two. It’s best if they are framed and glass covered so any steam doesn’t affect them.
- Use built in shelving or cabinets to hide all your toiletries, keeping the bathroom free of clutter. Do the same with children’s bath toys.
- Have non-intrusive blinds installed rather than curtains. You can buy waterproof ones so the moisture from your bathroom will not affect them. They also come in a range of styles, but often simple roller blinds are the best solution in a bathroom.
- A touch of greenery can help create the right atmosphere, but use plain pots and small plants. None flowering plants usually need a bit less looking after and do not create a mess with falling petals.
- The lighting is a crucial part of any modern bathroom design. Big clumpy lampshades are not a good choice in most cases. Of course, natural light is the best option, but LED spotlights are economic to run, last for many years, and look modern.
- Large mirrors can give the effect of more space, but keep them plain and avoid fancy frames. Replacing some of the main tiles with mirror tiles can have a similar affect.
- Don’t try to squeeze too many things into the room. If the room is small, trying to fit a shower cubicle and bath can be too much. A spacious shower room can be more impressive than a tiny bathroom.
- Corner baths can save space, and with a shower fitted above you have the best of both worlds.
- Pick the right accessories, such as bathroom taps that fit in with the style of the room, and towels and flannels that match the colour scheme.
- Pick an unobtrusive form of heating, such as a radiator that doubles as a heated towel rail. You will be really glad of the warmth in the winter months.
A simple and minimalistic design is the way to go if you want a modern bathroom. When done right this is quite easy to achieve, and can be cost effective when compared to more ornate designs.
Is The Water From Your Bathroom Taps Clean?
Have you ever wondered if the water from your bathroom taps is clean? It depends on several factors, and in some houses it’s cleaner than others. Older houses can have lead piping and the water absorbs the lead. This is fine when you want to clean your teeth, have a bath or a shower, but you certainly shouldn’t drink it. It can be particularly harmful to very young children and the elderly.
Lead water pipes were phased out by the 1970’s and modern properties are fitted with copper or plastic pipes. These are much safer as they do not contaminate the water, but occasionally in the early days of copper, the pipes were soldered with lead, which still seeps into the water supply.
These days, it’s not so much the pipes that are the problem, but the fact the water to your bathroom will have been sitting in a tank for quite a while, probably in your loft. Your tank can be host to all sorts of nasty things, including vermin and birds, which can result in contaminated water.
Again, this is perfectly safe for a bath, shower, or cleaning your teeth, but that’s about all. The difference between the water from your bathroom taps and your kitchen sink taps is the kitchen ones are fed directly from the mains, and will not have had time to produce contaminated water for you to drink.
While your new bathroom suite or shower is being fitted it’s worth checking the pipes that feed your bathroom, and getting them changed if they are a potential source of contamination.
Report On Bathroom Taps
Research is performed on many different aspects of our daily lives. These reports help manufactures to understand the latest trends so they can plan for the future. One of the latest reports has shown how the bathroom tap market will continued to grow. In order to reach this conclusion they looked at the market size, the industry share, the key segments, key drivers, and the growth of the market.
It also considers how technology will affect bathroom taps and the challenges of standardisation.
It’s an in depth report into the current state of the bathroom taps market, and is a valuable source of information, guidance, and statistics for manufacturers and anyone else interested in the industry. It also predicts the probable trends and investment in the industry up until 2023.
Finding The Right Taps To Suit Your bathroom
When you are looking for the right taps to suit your bathroom, you should pop into Lupo on the Riverview Business Park, Nangor Road in Clondalkin. While you’re paying us a visit you can also see our extensive range of other bathroom fittings, including radiators, baths, showers, cabinets, mirrors, sinks, toilets, vanity units, and accessories. In fact, you will find most things you need for your new bathroom at Lupo.
If you want some information first and would like to chat about your queries, call us on 01 456 9930 or email email@example.com. Our team are always pleased to hear from you.