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A new bathroom is always a big step when it comes to redesigning your home interior. Some people go through bathrooms like chocolate bars, devouring the current designs and trends before moving on to the next bathroom craze. Other people may keep the same bathroom until the fittings and fixtures are all worn and holey. Supplying the best bathrooms in Glasgow we've noticed a certain trend with our customers; whether you keep your bathroom for one, ten or thirty years, there are certain reasons why people pull out their purses and buy a new bathroom.
The morning rush can sometimes be a daunting task for many families. With too many people rushing around, squeezing past each other to complete their daily routines, the bathroom can become a morning battleground. There are a couple of ways to save yourself from the hassle and morning arguments however, and these may just help you and your family survive the morning rush.
First Come First Served?
In most cases the rules of the bathroom are simple, first up gets first turn, and so on and so forth.
The first problem that arises is when the person who taken the longest in the bathroom is second or third in line instead of first. Sometimes to avoid arguments, make sure the person likely to take the longest amount of time is in and out before everybody else. That way you're not hanging around waiting for your children before jetting off on the school run.
The second issue is when two people are up at the same time. Who goes first? Why should they go first? When will they be finished? There's an easy way to survive this dilemma: "What do you need to do?" Figuring out who's in more dire need is a sure-fire way of saving your family time and energy first thing in the morning.
Surprisingly or not, another major argument which arises first thing in the morning comes along the lines of, "Who's used my..." From tooth brushes through to face scrubs, the bathrooms many tools can get muddled up easily if not stored in certain areas. Multiple toothbrushes in one place, for example, can be easily saved from numerous mouths by colour coding them. Getting specific colours or specific types can mean there's absolutely no chance that somebody will forget which toothbrush is theirs.
Having a shelf for each person's personal belongings in a cabinet, for example, can be another easy way to reduce the stress of a morning argument, and if you need help in changing around your bathroom design to accommodate for such things, we're always happy to help.
The Toilet Seat
The seat up vs seat down has been a topic of vast discussion for generations. When it comes to bathroom etiquette it's always nice to accommodate each gender in your household. The basic rule, however, can be very simple: close the lid.
Closing the lid on the toilet seat after use and before flushing not only reduces particle spray from the toilet across your bathroom, but also means that everybody, no matter their gender, has to work before using the toilet. We think the suitable term for this rule is 'check mate'.
When it comes to bathrooms in Glasgow we try to help you in every aspect, especially in optimising your bathroom space to further avoid any morning mishaps. For more information on what bathroom designs could save you time in the morning rush, contact us today on 0800 007 5344
Your bathroom should be a place where you are able to relax and unwind after a long or stressful day at work. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, the bathroom is just a place where they go through the motions of washing and brushing their teeth before another hectic day. However, it doesn't have to be that way; with a few changes, you can make your bathroom a place where you want to spend time in.
Osprey Bathrooms offer high quality designs for bathrooms in Glasgow, guiding you from your initial ideas to installation. We are big believers that you can achieve the perfect tranquil bathroom, with just some careful planning and paying close attention to detail.
So we have decided to share our best tips and advice for creating a calm and tranquil bathroom in your home.
Consider a Wet Room
A wet room will turn any bathroom into a luxurious and practical space. It’s perfect for smaller bathrooms, as the lack of shower cubicle will free up room.
A wet room style shower area can give your bathroom the ultimate tranquil spa-like feel – perfect for the relaxing look you are going for.
We suggest you fit a glass screen for a stylish and minimal look.
Change the Lighting
You can alter the mood in your bathroom by changing up the lighting. Ditch the overly bright lights for something that is a little softer – therefore a little more relaxing.
You can do as little or as much as you want to. For a low cost design, change your existing bulb or install a dimmer in your bathroom. You could even just ditch the light altogether and light some candles for the ultimate tranquil feel.
For those who want a little more, you could have lights recessed into the ceiling, or a grouping of clear glass shades.
We recommend adding some lights to your bathroom mirror for the perfect Hollywood look.
Add a Rug
Instead of an average monochromatic bath mat, think about investing in a rug instead. Using a rug can make a big difference to the look in your bathroom – and can alter the ambiance.
It’s your choice on the style of the rug and there are many options available, from contemporary to oriental.
The only advice we have is to make sure that you choose a rug which is made from a fabric that can stand the type of humidity in a bathroom.
Create a Plant Oasis
Create a peaceful setting in your bathroom by bringing a little bit of nature inside. Some house-plants do extremely well in the bathroom environment – and they can also help clean the air.
Choose a potted plant such as an orchid, or one that does well in a moist damp environment.
For those who have pets who may eat a real plant, a realistic looking fake plant can also create the same beautiful look.
Light Some Scented Candles
Who doesn't appreciate a good smelling bathroom? A few well placed candles can add a sense of tranquillity to your bathroom. You should choose ones that give off a relaxing scent such as roses, jasmine, lavender or amber. Be careful with them though – we suggest using flameless candles for added safety.
Incense and sprays can also leave your bathroom smelling lovely.
If you would like to create a bathroom that is calm and tranquil, then Osprey Bathrooms can help you out. We specialise in modern and stylish bathroom designs, including a wide range of furniture that can help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams.
If you have any questions about the service we offer, then please feel free to contact us. You can give us a ring on 0800 007 5344 and a member of our staff will be happy to help you out.
When designing incredible bathrooms in Glasgow, we think that the little details count for just as much as the overall look and feel of the room. After you’ve had the perfect bathroom fitted, take a look at some of these essential gadgets to get even more from your space:
If you love singing and bopping in the shower then there’s nothing cooler than a shower radio to help you pump out some tunes and really start the day off in a good mood. Without one, the temptation is there to balance your phone somewhere precarious and play some music that way, always with worries about rogue splashes of water in the back of your mind. Waterproof and bathroom-safe, a shower radio will solve all those issues without bringing an end to those banging tunes.
Small children can’t always reach the sink with ease, which can be a problem if you’re trying to teach them some independence! A tap extender guides some water towards the front of the sink, helping little ones to wash their hands without any difficulty – perfect for when you have a dozen tasks to get done and they need to clean their teeth.
Just because the bathroom is ultimately functional there’s no reason that you can’t have a little bit of fun with it. A bright, patterned or otherwise funky duck will bring life and personality: they look super cute perched at the edge of the bath or sat by the sink. Okay, so these don’t technically count as a gadget – unless you get one with flashing lights to double up as a nifty bath time lamp.
If you’re still storing your toothbrushes in a spare glass or mug then that ends here – a toothbrush drainer can be positioned over the sink so that any drips of water run away and avoid building up and creating a stagnant pool of water to be cleaned out every couple of days. With options such as elephants available these are also pretty adorable, so there’s no excuse not to store your toothbrushes in a more sanitary way.
These gadgets will look incredible in a brand new bathroom, so if yours needs a refit to bring it up to scratch then contact Osprey Bathrooms today; you can get in touch online or call us at 0800 007 5344 to speak to a member of our team and get some personal advice.
With bathroom design becoming more contemporary in nature, we are seeing more and more designs incorporating a freestanding bath tub. But what exactly does this solitary element bring to your bathroom?
Fits Any Style
Whether you are going for the more rustic look in your bathroom or ultra modern, there will be a style you suit you. With many designs already available, the main decision you will have to make to narrow down your choices, is what style of bathroom are you looking to create.
From there you will have a choice of whether you want the bath to stand alone or include a shower, whether you want feet on your tub or not and what size you want, making it an attractive focal feature of the room.
If you have a smaller bathroom, you don’t have to miss out on this trend. Some designs have a single flat end that can be positioned against a wall to avoid taking up unnecessary freestanding space, while making everything in the room appear bigger.
Freestanding bath tubs offer the user a whole new bathing experience, especially if they have been used to the standard bath tub that comes with a three piece bathroom suite.
Boasting a deep tub, taking a long, relaxing bubble bath that can be filled near enough right to the top becomes more a more relaxing and tranquil affair. Gone are the days of shallow bath tubs that don’t allow the water to fully cover you; forcing your intended peaceful soak to be cut short when the goose pimples arrive.
Creates a Statement
Not long ago, these tubs were only found in swanky hotels or posh apartments. Now that they are more easily affordable, anyone can incorporate this lavish statement piece into their bathrooms, no matter what size, shape, colour or style; there is something out there for every bathroom’s needs.
This also makes the tub the focal point of the room, rather than the toilet, which is what is most associated with visiting the bathroom for. Don’t be shocked if guests start commenting on how gorgeous your bath is, this takes away the spotlight from your toilet, which you might have been worried about getting judged on (don’t deny you haven’t judged the state of a friend’s loo!)
Here at Osprey Bathrooms, we love to create a space in which people are comfortable and able to relax in. Being the leading provider of high quality bathrooms in Glasgow, we can help you turn your drab, old bathroom into an attractive place of relaxation. For more information on our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 007 5344 and talk to one of our experienced members of staff today!