Hib Acoustia Mirror Clock and Radio
Radio Star Acoustia by HIB is a bathroom mirror which has a clock and a radio with LED back lights. Is it a gimmick “no way” explained my wife then I thought how many times she shouts “whats the time” from the bathroom as she squeezes every last second out of her relaxing bath away from the kids.
I like the landscape design and the neat bevelled edges to the mirror, the LED lights are good but you would need background lighting as well, and being LED they do not need any maintenance, the clock well its a standard 24 hr clock with a sleep timer and a alarm.
Hib Acoustia Remote Control
With the built in radio which is FM and stereo speakers with auto tune and a 10 station preset memory, but the bit that is essential is the remote control (see right) which I can see my wife relaxing in the bath tuning in and not shouting at me as a bonus.
The width of the mirror is 800mm with a height 600mm.
You can buy the Radio Star Acoustia mirror clock radio for £293.00 by clicking here.
Square Bathroom Taps
Looking around at new ranges of square bathroom taps and I came across the Navona collection which is a brand new range which I had not noticed before, it has a lever that is flush to the top of the handle which is a slightly unusual approach but very neat in design, although this is a small range it has every thing that is required for a bathroom, in the collection is either a pair of basin taps or a mono block basin mixer, there is a bidet mixer and for the bath the choice of a separate pair of bath taps a bath filler or a bath shower mixer.
In the picture to the left is the mono bloc basin mixer and a bath filler, to know the quality of the product the handles have to be smooth in operation which is generally a good test of the quality brassware and these are certainly up the the standard I would expect.
Value for money is where this range really stands out the basin taps come in at just £55.00 with the basin mixer just £63.00 even the bath shower mixer is well priced at £156.00 which makes this range my choice for quality at a price, if you would like to view the whole range on offer then just click here.
The Alaska Two Door Bathroom Cabinet a strong simple design and a patented Hang ‘n’ Lock system for ease of installation, it has two mirrored doors and two movable shelves inside allowing you to create the storage space you require inside.
The carcase of the cabinet is white in finish and would match most modern bathroom settings with its clinical finish.
Dimensions 530mm wide, 640mm high and 155mm deep.
For just £109.00 delivered to your door (UK Mainland only) it is an absolute bargain.
Available from Tapstore.com
Bristan’s chill bathroom taps and showers are one of the best ranges they produce with the full individual flair in the Danish design, The flatness of the spouts within the range are inspiring, on the handle is a engineered square grip which doubles its function as a flow control. Chill basin mixer tap is sure to excite you into creating a truly contemporary bathroom.
It is not a huge range but it will satisfy most bathing and showering requirements the first and most sold item within the range is the monobloc basin mixer as pictured on the right it is available with or without a pop up waste and also in a taller version without a pop up waste, there is a two hole basin mixer option as well with a neat square escution plateÂ for mounting both the spout and the control valve, you can also use a version with a rectangular base plate to join the spout and the control valve together.
For the bath there is a standard bath shower mixer and five different ways to fill the bath, you can use a simple wall mounted control and spout two versions of a deck mounted bath filler both designed to match the basin mixers. or you could use either the shower valve with built in diverter and a bath filler over flow or the three way shower valve with a stop cock and diverter so you can add a pull out hose for rinsing out the bath or just washing your hair.
Bristan Chill Showers.
There are four opinions for the shower, the first option pictured to the left is a thermostatic shower valve that can be mounted either on the surface or recessed into the wall, it comes complete with a riser rail kit and a really neat stylish single function shower handset.
In the recessed only options which are also thermostatic you have the choice of a dual function with a flow control and a temperature control handle ideal for either a shower kit or a fixed position shower head, then there is a shower valve with diverter so two items can be controlled and my favorite the three way valve (pictured right) which is the same as the diverter option with the added bonus of a stop cock on/off control fitted below the thermostat that can be used simultaneously with either of the top outlets or individually on its own.
There is also a matching range of Chill bathroom accessories, Best Buy From Tapstore.com
The Roper Rhodes collection of bathroom taps has had a big priceÂ drop now 25% cheaper prices on all ranges, Tapstore.com’s prices have all been reduced by a further 25% making these best selling ranges even better value for money. For the last Two years ranges like the Storm, Neo, Reef, Aero, and Code ranges of bathroom taps have been best sellers and now with lower manufacturing costs established the price reduction has been passed on by Tapstore to the retail public.
All Their ranges come with a 5 year guarantee and are WRAS approved for a peace of mind.
Crosswater have launched Status Bathroom Taps an unusual slant with this range it has some harsh angles with some subtle curves in between built and designed with a very well engineered feel as with all Crosswater’s products offering a certain quality and durability.
The choices with in the Status Range stating with the Status Monobloc basin mixer that comes with no pop-up waste so be sure to select a click clack waste as an addition, also you have a mini basin mixer for the cloakroom or smaller basins, there is a tall monobloc basin mixer for freestanding bowls or for a three hole basin you have the 3 hole basin set with a very imposing spout, just to finish off the basin mixer range there is a wall mounted 2 hole basin mixer (as shown below) which is my personal favorite.
To allow for baths you have a choice of a bath shower mixer or bath filler with a 3 hole bath filler or a 5 hole bath shower mixer set, they have a set of deck mounted side bodies which you can match up with the Status bath spout for separate parts.
For showering the range is quite limited there is just a manual shower valve or manual shower valve with diverter available which tend to be used more as bath fillersnow a days the diverter model could also be used to fill up a bath and also divert to a shower handset.
The Crosswater monobloc basin mixer RRP £189.00 best buy Tapstore.com £132.00.
Love Me Black from Crosswater is a Matt black bathroom tap range that has caused a stir in designing bathrooms over the last year, there is definitely something sexy about them. The range is not huge but has the important elements you would require to finish the high end shower room en suite or family bathroom.
Items available in the range are as follows, Love Me Black monobloc basin mixer ( as seen in the above image), a wall mounted 2 hole basin set, a tall monobloc basin mixer Idea for free standing basins, a Monobloc bath filler, and a monbloc bath shower mixer with an unusual twist, a pull out shower handset which comes out of the bath itself. That completes the taps range the there are matching Love Me Black thermostatic shower valves and a choice of either a dual control thermostatic recessed valve or they also have a valve that can operate two items at the same time with two stop cocks and a temperature control. There are two options of fixed shower heads either a round or square 220mm to drench yourself with and as a final compliment there is a selection of basin and bath wastes. an unslotted click clack basin waste or a slotted basin waste (for basins with an over flow), there is a bath click clack waste and a bath click clack waste and overflow filler combined all finished in the Matt black to match.
Water saving taps do not have to be ugly as the Quadrato from Bristan now proves, the well designed angular lines of the range is a winner when its comes to looks and now with its eco credentials you can save water as well.
At 0.3 bar pressure the basin mixer will still produce 5.9 liters per minute when needed but use the Eco click control and you will get a flow rate of 1.9 liters per minute, even at 1.0bar pressure the eco click cartridge will at full flow produce 10.5 liters per minute and just 3.9 with the eco click control. Tapstore.com’s green policy means that you can get a flow restrictor for higher pressure systems that will make the maximum flow just 9 liters per minute free of charge.
Who said you cannot look good saving the planet.
Products within the Bristan Quadrato range will be a monobloc basin mixer with pop-up waste £109.00, a monobloc basin mixer with no waste £84.00, a bidet mixer with pop-up waste £93.00, a pair of basin £98.00 and bath taps £117.00, a bath filler £192.00, and a bath shower mixer £236.00.
For special promotional deals Tapstore.com currently running a water saving special on eco taps where you get a massive 30% off RRP and if you mention The Bathroom Designer and buy more than one item from the range you can get an extra 5% till June ’09’.
Bristan Prism Bathroom Taps are now available at amazing prices from Tapstore.Com, they have long since been the best selling range from Bristan the UK’s biggest tap manufacturer.
In this very extensive range are Prism basin taps, monobloc basin mixers both with and without pop up wastes. Tall monobloc basin mixers that are ideal for freestanding bowls, three hole wall mounted taps and three hole deck mounted. Take a look at the newly launched and very minimal single lever basin filler. For the bathing area they have Bristan Prism bath taps a bath filler a bath shower mixer stunning new additions to this ever popular range include the Prism single lever wall mounted bath filler, a three hole wall mounted bath filler. And for those who want to ensure safety for their children and family the stunning thermostatic bath shower mixer (as shown on the right), guaranteed to protect against scalding. To finish off the collection a monobloc one hole bath filler.
All these items in one range that is complemented by the matching thermostatic showers and valves which includes both recessed and surface mounted options.
Now this is how to make some real savings Tapstore.com have put together some Prism packs that include a choice bathroom taps and showers with fixed heads, kits and even the latest bath overflow fillers that deliver savings up to an impressive £337.00.
One of the best selling bathroom tap ranges currently is the Sonique from Bristan, sales have gone through the roof with this range, it is very well priced and launched in perfect timing with today’s current financial climate.
It is a minimal design with a delicate single lever operation and slight round body making it fit easily with most modern bathroom designs.
The Sonique Monobloc Basin Mixer with pop up waste (Pictured left) is retail priced at only £76.00 which is a snip and is accompanied in the range with a two handled basin mixer with pop up waste, separate hot and cold pairs of basin and bath pillar taps, for the bath is a bath filler and a bath shower mixer. Just to complete the range they have also launched the Sonique mini thermostatic shower valve that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall, it comes complete with a wall outlet elbow, shower hose and adjustable riser rail priced at only £205.00 retail price.
Best Buy – Sonique Basin Mixer £51.88 From Tapstore.com