Tuesday 26 July 2016

Five Ways to Bring Summer into Your Bathroom

British summertime is here! Whether you’re planning a staycation by the sea or a
luxury break abroad, why not keep those ‘feel-good’ holiday vibes going with some
summer styling for your bathroom?

Here are five ways to let the sunshine in:

Upgrade your shower – Nothing refreshes on a hot day quite like a luxury shower. If your shower is more ‘damp squib’ than ‘dynamic’, consider investing in a high quality overhead or side shower.

Our Hansgrohe and Crosswater ranges comprise an array of cutting-edge showers, including models which switch the water jets from refreshing rainfall to vigorous massage at the touch of a button.

Make it rain! (pictured: Hansgrohe Rainmaker Select)

Go large! – European hotel bathrooms often incorporate large rectangular neutral wall and floor tiles creating a clean, contemporary backdrop.

Friday 8 July 2016

Bathroom Trends 2016 – All Things Bright and Beautiful

Thinking about refreshing your bathroom? This year’s bathrooms definitely have a spring in their step. From bold bright blues to romantic rose tones, the latest bathroom suites, furniture and accessories come in a range of sumptuous colours.

We’ve put together some fab ways to introduce colour to your bathroom design. If you’re looking for more inspiration, call into one of our stylish showrooms.

Candy Coloured Wash Basins

Villeroy & Boch are renowned for their superior ceramics and sophisticated bathroom designs. This spring they’ve teamed up with acclaimed German-Danish interior designer Gesa Hansen to create a collection of exquisitely coloured wash basins.

Inspired by the seasonal changes in Paris, the designer has developed the Artis surface-mounted washbasin in a kaleidoscope of sweet new shades. There are 12 colours to choose from, including variations of green, yellow, rose and blue. The intense exterior colour of the basin is off set beautifully by a bright white interior.

This pop of colour is ideal for bringing a family bathroom to life or creating a fresh focal point in a guest bathroom.

Sweets for my sweet - bring colour to your bathroom with Villeroy & Boch’s Paris inspired wash basins.

Wednesday 6 July 2016

What to Look for When Buying a New Bathroom

Originally posted 04/05/2016

Looking to create the perfect bathroom for your home? Our bathroom buying tips will help you plan your ideal bathroom sanctuary. Just add bubbles…

Plan your bathroom space – On graph paper or using our free online bathroom design tool draw a plan of your current bathroom layout. Alongside your bath/shower, wash basin and toilet, include aspects such as doors, windows, radiators and, where visible, plumbing, electrics and waste pipes.
If you’re keen to change the layout or add a new bathroom feature, such as a shower enclosure, this will show what space is available. If the design appears cramped, consider re-locating bathroom fittings to optimise space, or if your budget allows, look at ways of extending your bathroom.

Burgbad’s Eqio bathroom range is as elegant as it is practical.

Many people like the idea of adding a separate shower but this can sometimes squeeze the space too far, resulting in a small unpractical shower and small bath. In this case, we recommend opting for one or the other or exploring alternatives such as adding an en-suite to the master bedroom.

Top Five Bathroom Design Ideas - Five important design considerations when planning a new bathroom

Originally posted 01/04/2016

It’s exciting creating a new bathroom but whether you’re revamping your bathroom or stripping out and starting again, it’s important to spend time planning your bathroom space.
To help create your ideal bathroom retreat, here are our top five design tips.

Look at your layout – First things first, look at your layout. What do you want from your new bathroom? More space to move around? Stylish storage solutions to de-clutter? As well as taking careful measurements, make a list of your bathroom wants and needs.

If you’re keen to open up a small bathroom, wall-mounted basins and WCs are ideal for creating more floor space. Or if you’re considering a complete re-fit, think about ways to enhance your environment. For example, installing a shower enclosure and a bath, or replacing a fitted bath with a free-standing one. As well as giving you more floor space, a free-standing bath adds a splash of luxury.

What’s new at European Bathrooms? Chapter 2, The importance of your designer.

Originally posted 12/08/2015


Bathroom design like most things has changed dramatically over the years. Long gone are the simple sanitised utility bathrooms of yesteryear and in are dramatic stylish statement rooms of luxury. The bathroom is the last place in the house where you can truly indulge yourself, relax, unwind and get away from the worries and troubles on the other side of that locked door.

It’s because of these everyday pressures and demands that our own space is becoming increasingly important. Which is why the design process has become so paramount. Good design can have a positive influence on how we live, we’re not talking about complete extravagance, simply the creation of something beautiful and functional that brings you and your family pleasure in your everyday life.

What's new at European Bathrooms? Chapter 1, The Brand.

Originally posted 24/07/2015

We have recently released our new brand and website, alongside some stunning new bathroom displays at our two showrooms. Over the coming weeks we will enlighten you as to how our approach has changed, and what impact this makes to the services and products we offer you.

THE BRAND by Stoke Ripley

When creating a brand about great design and designers why not start with what some call the ‘principle law of natural design’.

The famous Fibonacci or Golden Spiral has captivated mathematicians, designers and artists for centuries. It’s ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggests it’s importance as a fundamental characteristic of the universe.

In short, found in most of our surrounding world, this satisfying shape has been described as the basic principle of all beauty and completeness.

From petals on a leaf, to bones in our own body, to the Parthenon in Athens. Even the balance of our facial features that we recognise as beauty. The mathematical sequence that creates this essential spiral can be found everywhere.

Creating the icon

The basic Fibonacci or Golden spiral contained in a Golden rectangle!

Bathroom Design Project - Buckinghamshire

Originally posted 14/10/2015

Here are some images from a bathroom project that we are supplying and fitting in Buckinghamshire.

It features a luxurious double entry walk in shower using a Majestic Ceiling Mounted Panel from the Oslo range. The shower will be fed by a Hansgrohe Raindance AIR concealed overhead shower.

For a more indulgent time, a Villeroy and Boch Aveo Freestanding Quaryl Bath is to be installed in prime position to take advantage of the available space, allowing the client to take a relaxed bath in stunning surroundings, finished of with Greige Villeroy and Boch Oregon Tiles.

Make sure you come back to see the finished results in a couple of weeks. If you are interested in our services, please contact us anytime.

Finished Bathroom Design Project - Buckinghamshire

Originally posted 04/12/2015

Further to our last post, here are a couple of photos of the finished bathroom project.

A stunning finish and beautiful luxury fittings throughout. For more information on the project read 'Bathroom Design Project - Buckinghamshire'.

If you like the look of this project or others on our website, feel free to contact our team of designers at one of our showrooms.

Something NEW, coming SOON!

Originally posted 08/07/2015

Our new brand is ready to be released across all media; web, print and in store.
Keep your eyes peeled, for our engaging new brand direction.