Instead of totally refurbishing en-suites, cloakrooms or bathrooms, today it can be more cost effective to getting extra life out of expensive sanitaryware by just replacing taps, showers and other accessories, with more modern versions. By updating, each room can be given a creatively designed ‘new look’.
Taps and showers are regularly being innovatively created and can make a vast difference to the design of each room. The products that are popular will be the ones that allow these changes to be made without massive disruption to the overall room plan, but maximises on style and design.
Low pressure, thermostatically controlled taps and showers and eco saving are all important aspects in the bathroom today, as well as mini basin monobloc taps for those basins where space is at a premium.
Another innovation is the customised slimline bath overflow filler kit which provide a bath filling option. This provides the latest in bathing technology, it not only provides the outlet for filling your bath but also features an integrated overflow too, a perfect solution as an alternative to a deck or wall mounted spout, if an uncluttered streamlined look is what is required.
When baths already have holes for taps, deck mounted bath shower mixers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are also very modern wall mounted bath shower mixers as well as free-standing bath fillers with shower handset which add a real feel of luxury to any bathroom, modern or traditional.
New technology and engineering has seen a flurry of new shower heads emerge which are becoming ever slimmer in a variety of shapes and sizes which can be wall or ceiling mounted and some even with combined shower spray and a waterfall and body jets. These come complete with thermostatic concealed shower valves featuring back-plate detail and co-ordinating handle designs that match the rest of the brassware elements within the bathroom.
All thermostatic showers should now have an automatic anti scald shutdown mechanism as standard that becomes operational if the cold water supply fails, eliminating the chance of scalding. All of this gives confidence plus the ability to mix and match and build the shower of choice.