Traditional washstand and basin

REGAL_VANITY_UNITThe Bauhaus Regal traditional vanity basin and wash stand is a period replica piece of bathroom furniture made from solid rubber wood stained to a walnut finish to give it its environmental credentials.

This Regal vanity unit includes a polished marble worktop and factory fitted under mounted white ceramic basin. It has one tap hole and an overflow.

REGAL_MIRROR_TNThe unit itself offers plenty of storage and the door is reversible. It comes complete apart from the basin mixer which is available separately.

There is a matching Regal mirror (right) to complement the vanity unit also available separately.

The Bauhaus Regal is available to purchase online currently priced at £796.00 with 20% discount from tapstore.com and they will get it delivered directly to your door.

To buy click here.

Elite Bathroom Taps – From Crosswater

Elite-Basin-MixerNewest launch for Crosswater is the Elite bathroom taps, again small as a range but as with the Crosswater way of thinking it is very individual and is designed with the precision you have come to expect from Crosswater.

The Elite side lever mono bloc basin mixer feels like it has been moulded into its shape and must be one of the most practical designs I have seen for years cleaning almost with one sweep of a cloth there is no fuss about the shape at all. With the other items in the range of bathroom taps and mixers you get the same clean edge of design although as with some of the latest releases coming out of KBB Birmingham this year there are only five items to choose from adding to the basin mixer is the tall monobloc basin mixer, the monobloc bath filler a monobloc bath shower mixer with pull out hose and handset and a single bath spout which is deck mounted.

The basin mixer is available from Tapstore.com for a special offer of just £182.99 so if you want to see this and the rest of the range click here.

Roper Rhodes Bathroom Taps – 25% cheaper

storm-mono-bloc-basin-mixerThe Roper Rhodes collection of bathroom taps has had a big price 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 Status Bathroom Taps

crosswater-status-bathroom-tapsCrosswater 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.crosswater-status-2-hole-wall-basin-set

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.

RS2 Bathroom Taps – From Tapstore.com

rs2_bathroom_tapsThe RS2 Range of bathroom taps are the latest tapstore own brand range of bathroom taps designed to give the discerning consumer the highest quality brass ware for a very reasonable price.

No compromise has been made in bringing this range of taps and showers to the market the angular lines cut by the range are sharp and concise.

The RS2 basin mixer with pop up waste as seen in the image on the left is going to be on sale for £139.00 which is amazing value for the quality of this product.

rs2_freestanding-bath-shower-mixerIn the range will also be a tall monobloc basin mixer a basin mixer with a side lever, three hole wall and deck mounted basin mixers, separate basin and bath taps, there is also a monobloc bidet mixer.

For the bathing area there are lots of great choices starting with deck mounted bath filler and bath shower mixer, 3 and 5 hole bath sets, even a freestanding bath shower mixer ( as in image ) or you can make up your own configuration with the separate diverters and side bodies.

rs2-deluxe-multifunction-showerWith showering always in tapstore’s mind they have made sure that the RS2 comes with all you would need to complete the design in full, there is a recessed thermostatic shower valve options from 1, 2, or 3 way or a surface mounted thermostatic bar shower valve, or the stunning RS2 deluxe multifunction shower with its rectangular shower head and showering handset (as shown).

To see the complete range visit Tapstore.com if you decide this is the range for you mention the bathroom designer and grab an extra 5% discount.

Bathroom Taps – Latest Releases

wd4-monobloc-basin-mixer2WD4 from Tapstore.com is the latest range of Mixers to be released under their own brand label, they have a cutting edge design that surpasses all that I have seen available for the price range, with a perfect symmetrical cut spout and lever with the precise engineering you would expect from a high end designed tap.

The monobloc basin mixer with pop up waste as seen in the image on the left is going on sale for just £143.00 the price you would expect to pay for a mid range mixer.

It is a fully comprehensive range with a seven different basin mixers and nine bath fillers and shower mixers from deck mounted to freestanding bath shower mixers.

The WD4 is surely going to set the bathroom tap world alight to see the full range visit WD4 Bathroom taps at Tapstore.com and you will not be disappointed.

Recessed Bathroom Cabinets

Steel recessed bathroom cabinets with mirrored doors like the Gamma and the Alfa from tapstore.com are a great way of having a good sized storage solutions for your bathroom without taking over the room, In essence the cabinets look just like mirrors with there metal arcitraved frames surrounding the mirrored doors.

The Gamma steel bathroom cabinet comes with or without a light, double mirrored doors and two fixed shelves, whilst the Alfa steel single door recessed bathroom cabinet also comes with or without a light.

The Gamma steel recessed bathroom cabinet is available for £332.01 with light and for £281.00 without, whilst the Alfa steel recessed bathroom cabinet is £292.00 with light and £240.00 without.

Bar Shower Valves – the best deals online

I do not know how they do it a Bristan Artisan thermostatic bar shower valve for just £76.00, well it is the latest version Bristan has redesigned for 2008 with its up to date eco friendly water saving mode which can be over-ridden for that extra showering boost.

I do think this shower is a massive improvement on the last model which was one of there best selling shower valves, I feel there are going to be onto a winner with the latest version too.

This shower will function on water pressures as low as 0.1bar and work right upto 5bar so what ever your water system you will get a great showering experience.

Best Buy Tapstore.com £76.00

Cutting VAT – On Buying Bathroom Goods

Well what do we make of the Cutting VAT from 17.5% to 15%. well for all of you looking to save money on buying bathroom goods its not really going to make any kind of difference as in the last few weeks we have had most of the bathroom manufactures raising their prices why?

Most of the bathroom suppliers in this country are not really manufacturers they are importers and they are effected greatly by the value of the pound, when they by goods they either pay in Euros or Dollars and with the state of the pound at present prices are only going one way UP……

Paul Smart from tapstore.com was interviewed on the BBC News about the Vat rate Cut Interview here

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

All available From Tapstore.com