There’s just something about a marble bathroom. It’s a finish that’s sleek, sophisticated and a favourite in the world of interior design. Marble creates a premium look that invokes feelings of luxury and opulence – so it’s no wonder it features prominently in some of the most elegant hotel bathrooms in the world. (more…)
National Spa Week – Spoil Yourself Everyday With Versital
What better reason to treat yourself this week than to celebrate National Spa Week.
From the 3rd to 7th November 2014 UK spas and salons will be taking part in National Spa Week (NSW), an annual nationwide campaign organised by the UK Spa Association aimed at increasing awareness of the mental and physical benefits regular spa treatments can bring.
During this week, spas and salons up and down the country will be offering visitors exciting new spa packages, exclusive deals, competitions to win a whole host of spa goodies and participation in a range of fundraising events in aid of this year’s partnered charity, the Macmillan Cancer Trust. There will be spas and salons to suit all requirements from destination spas such as Rockliffe Hall in Co Durham,Ragdale Hall in Leics and The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire, to city spas such as the Langham Hilton, K Spa at K West, Spa Verta and Thai Square in London.
At Versital we have been aware for some time of the health benefits of taking the time to relax and unwind as advocated by health professionals. We help clients to create a spa like environment in their own home. Designers and home owners alike use Versital resin surfaces to create features such as large walk in shower areas with seats, and sleek, modern bathrooms which are easy to clean. Versital resin shower panels and bespoke shower trays can also be used to create Wetrooms with steam generators for a real spa experience.
Versital resin shower panels, made to measure shower trays and vanity tops are amongst the favourite products used to create fresh and modern spa like bathrooms in clients own homes. Choose from traditional spa materials such as cultured marble and granite, to the more modern glamour of high gloss sparkle. Versital products are all custom made to order from the highest quality stone resin.
With attention to detail and planning, a luxury bathroom can be created in any home. Luxury bathrooms are all about creating a space where you can relax at the end of a stressful day, as well as get ready with ease on busy weekday mornings.
Bathroom furniture in wood or white gloss finishes has a timeless appeal. Bespoke solutions make the best use of available space. Or you can choose off the shelf solutions from the likes of ‘Mereway’ bathrooms.
For the ideal showering solution opt for a shower system that includes a large fixed shower head, with a refreshing rainfall style effect, as well as a shower handset for easier rinsing and cleaning.
Walk in showers are ideal for creating a sleek bathroom. For a neat, minimal finish install a shower tray in the same finish as the floor. Versital offer bespoke shower trays and floor slabs in matching finishes to the shower trays.
Luxurious materials are essential. It’s definitely worth investing in materials such as stone and solid wood to add a smart, sophisticated look. Choose solid surfaces such as Versital for the look of marble and stone, but that are 100% waterproof and require no treating.
Lighting makes a massive difference. Dimmer switches allow you to alter the ambiance of the bathroom.
Key Design Points for a Successful Luxury Bathroom
If you have the space, install a separate bath and shower enclosure
Prioritise comfort and functionality.
Research and decide on the look you want. Look at our website and even hotel websites, as bathrooms in boutique hotels are a great source of inspiration.
Are luxury bathrooms really worth the effort? These two experts to share their thoughts.
The Interior Designer
A couple of years ago people were happy with a standard clean-lined bathroom with a nice feature wall. Now the request for more luxurious fittings and fixtures, as well as luxury materials has never been greater. More people realise the bathroom isn’t just a functional room, it’s a space to unwind and ease the tensions of the day.
Susan Quirke, Quirke McNamara Consultancy.
The Estate Agent
Bathrooms definitely help sell houses. A bathroom with a spa or hotel feel gives homes the wow-factor and help them stand out from the crowd. Buyers are put off by old bathrooms as they don’t want the hassle, fuss and expense of having to redo a bathroom once they move in. A high end bathroom leads viewers to believe that the rest of the house will be to the same standard too.
As life becomes more frantic in the 21st Century, the bathroom more than ever has become an area we use to retreat and revive ourselves. Luxury bathrooms have become top of many people’s ‘must have’ list. But for savvy sellers, it is also a profitable investment. (more…)