Shower Caddy – Corner Baskets

I have a pet hate for leaving shower gel’s, soap, flannels and shampoo lying around the bath tub or showering area, so why not use one of these shower caddies The first one on the left is a chrome double corner deep basket it is a fantastic option for storing your soap or bathroom essentials whilst keeping them close to hand and neatly stored.

There is plenty of room to leave shampoo bottles standing upright in the bottom basket. a real family solution.

If you wanted to create a neat solution without using a double then why not pick and mix by using two or even three separate corner baskets to create a shower caddy and fix them to the bathroom wall at the heights you prefer.

As an example I have chosen the Dakota corner and selected the deep basket as they come from the same range, you could also use two the same size which would work just as well.

Double Corner Deep Corner Basket £30.34
Dakota Shower Caddy Corner Basket £29.36
Shower Caddy Deep Corner Basket £16.64

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Shower Head – Choices for your Bathroom

A fixed shower head is now one of the most important features you will choose for your shower or bathroom so lets look at whats available to get the best showering experience for you.

Multifunction shower head choice

If you are looking for an exhilarating shower the a multifunction shower head is for you there are so many out there that you really need to consider what is the right one for you. The spray patterns that are available are massage, mist, pulse, rain, drench, and water saving mode.

Most consumers that purchase a multi function shower head do so leaving the shower head in the rain pattern all of the time ask your self this question first as a multi function shower head simply does not perform as well in a rain pattern as a single function shower head.

Single function shower head choice

The single function shower heads are rain or drench pattern only, they are the best at giving a good volume of water which for a practical shower is really what most people desire, they generally operate at lower pressures and can work as low as 0.1 bar pressure and still give you the function required.

There are now many water saving Eco shower heads on the market that will split or atomise the water flow to give a good spray pattern but higher pressures would be required to obtain the correct function.

Large fixed shower head choice

Previously these were called traditional shower roses available in 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and even 12″ diameters you can still get the traditional shower roses and they are great but they have limitations, the water jets are a series of drilled holes that can get lime scaled up easily, and they do tend to use a vast amount of water and can either drain all your hot water or if you are on a mains fed system it cannot supply enough water.

The new generation of fixed shower head is both stylish and practical there are some many designs to choose from a round fixed head to square fixed heads, flat chunky you name it its available to you. The added benefit of choosing a modern designed fixed shower head is that you get a large showering drench head without using a huge volume of water. The way the jets are designed they will always hold back some flow even under pressure, the other main benefit is that you will get rub clean jets and that stop lime scale build up and gives the product durability.

With the large shower Heads you will need to choose either a wall arm of at least 300mm or a ceiling arm to connect to the shower head. By having a large fixed shower head you will need to consider the one down side as is with all fixed heads you will not be able to rinse out or clean the shower enclosure or bath that easily so the addition of a handset is always a good idea so it is worthwhile buying a thermostatic shower valve with a built in diverter so that one you have finished invigorating yourself a quick jet from the handset and your done!!!

Led Shower Heads – Rio from Crosswater

 Crosswater’s Rio Led Shower head will defiantly impress your guests, a new experience for all with the coloured lights appearing to move around the streams of water, It is 400mm in diameter mains powered and comes with an electronic key pad that controls the 96 LED lights with 12 different program modes.

The shower head is made from Chrome plated solid brass and is an ultra thin design and manufactured from the highest specification. It requires 3.0 bar pressure as a minimum pressure.

The Crosswater Rio Led shower head comes with a 15 year Guarantee.

RRP £2499.00

Shower Valves – QL2 Designer Range

Introducing the QL2 Shower Valve and rectangular shower head from this product was shown to me by tapstore recently and I loved it, the quality of the thermostatically operated shower valve was evident immediately, the front plate is made from 6mm solid brass chrome plated the handles are also solid brass chrome plated, the valve cartridge is temperature sensitive to 1°c and is as smooth as a baby’s bum in control.

To compliment the shower valve they have put this together with their QL2 shower head (200mm x 145mm) also made from solid brass with chrome plating and rub clean jet nozzles to aide the cleaning of lime scale build up, the head measures 200mm x 145mm and is only 10mm think.

The square shower arm is 400mm long.

This QL2 shower valve and QL2 Head pack is suitable for both high and low pressure water systems and requires a minimum operating pressure of 0.2 bar.

Guaranteed for 10 Years, RRP £670.00, Tapstore’s current autumn sale price £489.00.

*There is a special extra 5% discount on the whole QL2 range if you mention The Bathroom Designer website on any orders before Christmas.

Traditional Beauty with a Classic Samuel Heath Shower

Traditional Classic thermostatic Samuel Heath Shower with 12Showers By Samuel Heath When it comes to design you cannot beat this traditional classic thermostatic shower with a 12″ rose, rigid riser rail, hose handset and diverter, The Samuel Heath name is synonymous with the creation of luxury showers, bathroom taps, and bathroom accessories. Samuel Heath’s collection of Classic showers brings together nearly two centuries of craftsmanship combining skills with the latest in design and manufacturing technology. Design, innovation and quality have remained their core values since the company was founded in 1820.

Available Finishes Chrome and Antique Gold.

Available at for £1345.00 including VAT and Delivery.