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Who am I?

My name is Stewart Woodruff and I started working with the company when it first opened way back in 1987, and it is my good fortune that many of the people currently involved with the company have all worked with me for many years.

Because of my experience in the industry I write a regular column in the Kitchen and Bathroom News, a national trade magazine and contribute to a leading consumer online blog, The Kitchen Think, a news blog on all things kitchen, where I write articles about design and products.

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Please find below a number of blogs which should answer some of your questions. We want to provide you with additional information about products and services that are available plus give you some useful tips to help you on your journey.

How to Incorporate Metallics into Your Kitchen

How to Incorporate Metallics into Your Kitchen

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Sarah Preece a Houzz contributor. Metallics are definitely having their moment. From stainless steel to copper to brass, metallic finishes have been elevated to luxe status. Metallic finishes...

read more
Hot Wat Taps

Hot Wat Taps

As the name suggests, boiling-water taps provide instant hot water without the need to switch on the kettle or boil a pan on the hob. They can be a smart and handy solution if you want to streamline your kitchen surfaces, or find using the kettle a hassle....

read more
What is a broken plan kitchen layout?

What is a broken plan kitchen layout?

For many of us, our kitchen is right at the heart of our homes. With so much cooking and socialising taking place in this space, you’re bound to want to ensure it looks its best. Replacing the free flow of an open plan kitchen, a broken plan style splits up separate...

read more
Working the Room – What’s popular in kitchens now…..

Working the Room – What’s popular in kitchens now…..

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Gwendolyn Purdom a Houzz contributor. Whether it’s a splash of colour in the cabinets, a champagne-brass drawer pull or a wall of open shelving, the kitchen ideas homeowners and designers are...

read more
Questions you need to ask before you plan a new Kitchen

Questions you need to ask before you plan a new Kitchen

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Katie Levell a Houzz contributor. A kitchen renovation can seem daunting at the outset, simply because there are so many elements involved in getting it right. It’s not just about creating a...

read more
How much does a Kitchen cost?

How much does a Kitchen cost?

One of the first questions potential kitchen purchasers want to know when they contact my Company is ‘ How much does a kitchen cost? This is a very difficult question to answer however I will try my best to explain some general price guidelines. In order to get some...

read more
Final important decisions when buying your Kitchen

Final important decisions when buying your Kitchen

After many hours of research you have chosen the company from whom you would like to buy your kitchen from. You feel comfortable that you would be happy with the service they will supply be it supply and the installation or supply only. You will now need to re-address...

read more
Changing the colour, changes the feel

Changing the colour, changes the feel

Kitchen Case Study The Brief Our clients are a retired couple living in Kings Hill, West Malling, they had a modern house with a fairly new kitchen however they were disappointed with the quality of the kitchen and the finish of the doors. They wanted a radical change...

read more
Do you really need a new Kitchen?

Do you really need a new Kitchen?

Do you feel that your kitchen just needs to be freshened up, it feels a little dated and you would like it to be more functional? So how do you go about it and is it possible? Popular press is full of adverts of companies that can transform your kitchen in a couple of...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen Appliances

Choosing your new Kitchen Appliances

Always choose the best kitchen appliances you can afford as named brands always add value. Brands such as Bosch, Siemens and Neff inspire confidence and reinforce your pride in your property. A good looking kitchen appliance always will enhance the space and having a...

read more
Choosing your Kitchen Flooring

Choosing your Kitchen Flooring

Don’t forget the floor finish it is the largest area of colour in your kitchen and so it is a very important part of the overall design. Whatever materials you use for your kitchen flooring, from vinyl sheet to natural stone ensure that it does not compete with the...

read more
Choosing your Kitchen Worktops

Choosing your Kitchen Worktops

The Importance of Kitchen Worktops For your work surfaces all solid surfaces will elevate the value of your kitchen. Irrespective of the style of kitchen the durability and appearance of these surfaces means that objections from prospective purchasers are rare. If you...

read more
Choosing the right Kitchen Sink & Taps

Choosing the right Kitchen Sink & Taps

It is important to choose high quality taps and sinks, inferior sinks mark and scratch easily. Taps and sinks are the centre point of any kitchen, so a good looking tap provides a good impact visually combined with an attractive sink reinforces the pedigree of your...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen Lighting

Choosing your new Kitchen Lighting

Good lighting is crucial. Make sure that you have installed good lighting that can illuminate different areas of your kitchen for different usage. There is nothing worse than poor lighting in a kitchen, leaving working areas in the dark and also being unable to create...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen doors

Choosing your new Kitchen doors

There are an infinite number of different door styles available today and the style of the door is more of a fashion decision. When choosing a door the choice can be overwhelming, however there are a few designs that are always popular. “Shaker Door” are a solid frame...

read more
How to achieve a stress free Kitchen renovation

How to achieve a stress free Kitchen renovation

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which gives an overview on how to achieve a “stress free” Kitchen renovation... For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the house, the place where we spend most of our time. If that’s not the...

read more
How to choose your perfect stone worktop

How to choose your perfect stone worktop

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Here is an article from Houzz which provides a very detail explanation of the different types of stone worktops available in today's market. Natural stone is the traditional tough guy of the kitchen, providing a durable and...

read more
How to choose your perfect wooden worktop

How to choose your perfect wooden worktop

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which provides a very detail explanation of the different types of Wooden Worktops available in today's market. Wood provides a warming element to any decor, with its natural hues and ability to...

read more
Is this the end of the Kitchen work triangle as we know it?

Is this the end of the Kitchen work triangle as we know it?

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which provides details about what was the “Kitchen Triangle” and how things have changed... With kitchens evolving into open-plan social hubs, we investigate the impact on traditional layouts....

read more
The Kitchen Design Process

The Kitchen Design Process

Kitchen design as with any design should be a partnership of the client and supplier. It should be a dance of minds whereby a series of good questions and answers a successful outcome will result in the satisfaction of both partners of the dance. When you decide to...

read more
What you need to consider when buying a kitchen

What you need to consider when buying a kitchen

So what should you be thinking about next as you have visited a number of showrooms and you may be at the stage where you have decided on the style you would like. Some showrooms ask that you bring in your measurements so that they can design your kitchen, however...

read more
When a renovation can be as good as a brand new Kitchen

When a renovation can be as good as a brand new Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Case Study The Brief Our client is a pensioner whose kitchen is over 20 years old and now wants to modernise it to create a more airing feeling to her kitchen and to make the layout more functional. Her kitchen in a 1960’s house in a commuter belt...

read more
Where to start when purchasing a new kitchen

Where to start when purchasing a new kitchen

So, where do you start when you want to purchase a new kitchen? I often get phone calls from prospective customers who ask me to visit their properties to discuss a new kitchen. To be honest my answer is always the same; If you want me to design your kitchen your...

read more
How to Incorporate Metallics into Your Kitchen

How to Incorporate Metallics into Your Kitchen

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Sarah Preece a Houzz contributor. Metallics are definitely having their moment. From stainless steel to copper to brass, metallic finishes have been elevated to luxe status. Metallic finishes...

read more
Hot Wat Taps

Hot Wat Taps

As the name suggests, boiling-water taps provide instant hot water without the need to switch on the kettle or boil a pan on the hob. They can be a smart and handy solution if you want to streamline your kitchen surfaces, or find using the kettle a hassle....

read more
What is a broken plan kitchen layout?

What is a broken plan kitchen layout?

For many of us, our kitchen is right at the heart of our homes. With so much cooking and socialising taking place in this space, you’re bound to want to ensure it looks its best. Replacing the free flow of an open plan kitchen, a broken plan style splits up separate...

read more
Working the Room – What’s popular in kitchens now…..

Working the Room – What’s popular in kitchens now…..

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Gwendolyn Purdom a Houzz contributor. Whether it’s a splash of colour in the cabinets, a champagne-brass drawer pull or a wall of open shelving, the kitchen ideas homeowners and designers are...

read more
Questions you need to ask before you plan a new Kitchen

Questions you need to ask before you plan a new Kitchen

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Katie Levell a Houzz contributor. A kitchen renovation can seem daunting at the outset, simply because there are so many elements involved in getting it right. It’s not just about creating a...

read more
How much does a Kitchen cost?

How much does a Kitchen cost?

One of the first questions potential kitchen purchasers want to know when they contact my Company is ‘ How much does a kitchen cost? This is a very difficult question to answer however I will try my best to explain some general price guidelines. In order to get some...

read more
Final important decisions when buying your Kitchen

Final important decisions when buying your Kitchen

After many hours of research you have chosen the company from whom you would like to buy your kitchen from. You feel comfortable that you would be happy with the service they will supply be it supply and the installation or supply only. You will now need to re-address...

read more
Changing the colour, changes the feel

Changing the colour, changes the feel

Kitchen Case Study The Brief Our clients are a retired couple living in Kings Hill, West Malling, they had a modern house with a fairly new kitchen however they were disappointed with the quality of the kitchen and the finish of the doors. They wanted a radical change...

read more
Do you really need a new Kitchen?

Do you really need a new Kitchen?

Do you feel that your kitchen just needs to be freshened up, it feels a little dated and you would like it to be more functional? So how do you go about it and is it possible? Popular press is full of adverts of companies that can transform your kitchen in a couple of...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen Appliances

Choosing your new Kitchen Appliances

Always choose the best kitchen appliances you can afford as named brands always add value. Brands such as Bosch, Siemens and Neff inspire confidence and reinforce your pride in your property. A good looking kitchen appliance always will enhance the space and having a...

read more
Choosing your Kitchen Flooring

Choosing your Kitchen Flooring

Don’t forget the floor finish it is the largest area of colour in your kitchen and so it is a very important part of the overall design. Whatever materials you use for your kitchen flooring, from vinyl sheet to natural stone ensure that it does not compete with the...

read more
Choosing your Kitchen Worktops

Choosing your Kitchen Worktops

The Importance of Kitchen Worktops For your work surfaces all solid surfaces will elevate the value of your kitchen. Irrespective of the style of kitchen the durability and appearance of these surfaces means that objections from prospective purchasers are rare. If you...

read more
Choosing the right Kitchen Sink & Taps

Choosing the right Kitchen Sink & Taps

It is important to choose high quality taps and sinks, inferior sinks mark and scratch easily. Taps and sinks are the centre point of any kitchen, so a good looking tap provides a good impact visually combined with an attractive sink reinforces the pedigree of your...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen Lighting

Choosing your new Kitchen Lighting

Good lighting is crucial. Make sure that you have installed good lighting that can illuminate different areas of your kitchen for different usage. There is nothing worse than poor lighting in a kitchen, leaving working areas in the dark and also being unable to create...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen doors

Choosing your new Kitchen doors

There are an infinite number of different door styles available today and the style of the door is more of a fashion decision. When choosing a door the choice can be overwhelming, however there are a few designs that are always popular. “Shaker Door” are a solid frame...

read more
How to achieve a stress free Kitchen renovation

How to achieve a stress free Kitchen renovation

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which gives an overview on how to achieve a “stress free” Kitchen renovation... For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the house, the place where we spend most of our time. If that’s not the...

read more
How to choose your perfect stone worktop

How to choose your perfect stone worktop

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Here is an article from Houzz which provides a very detail explanation of the different types of stone worktops available in today's market. Natural stone is the traditional tough guy of the kitchen, providing a durable and...

read more
How to choose your perfect wooden worktop

How to choose your perfect wooden worktop

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which provides a very detail explanation of the different types of Wooden Worktops available in today's market. Wood provides a warming element to any decor, with its natural hues and ability to...

read more
Is this the end of the Kitchen work triangle as we know it?

Is this the end of the Kitchen work triangle as we know it?

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which provides details about what was the “Kitchen Triangle” and how things have changed... With kitchens evolving into open-plan social hubs, we investigate the impact on traditional layouts....

read more
The Kitchen Design Process

The Kitchen Design Process

Kitchen design as with any design should be a partnership of the client and supplier. It should be a dance of minds whereby a series of good questions and answers a successful outcome will result in the satisfaction of both partners of the dance. When you decide to...

read more
What you need to consider when buying a kitchen

What you need to consider when buying a kitchen

So what should you be thinking about next as you have visited a number of showrooms and you may be at the stage where you have decided on the style you would like. Some showrooms ask that you bring in your measurements so that they can design your kitchen, however...

read more
When a renovation can be as good as a brand new Kitchen

When a renovation can be as good as a brand new Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Case Study The Brief Our client is a pensioner whose kitchen is over 20 years old and now wants to modernise it to create a more airing feeling to her kitchen and to make the layout more functional. Her kitchen in a 1960’s house in a commuter belt...

read more
Where to start when purchasing a new kitchen

Where to start when purchasing a new kitchen

So, where do you start when you want to purchase a new kitchen? I often get phone calls from prospective customers who ask me to visit their properties to discuss a new kitchen. To be honest my answer is always the same; If you want me to design your kitchen your...

read more
How to Incorporate Metallics into Your Kitchen

How to Incorporate Metallics into Your Kitchen

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Sarah Preece a Houzz contributor. Metallics are definitely having their moment. From stainless steel to copper to brass, metallic finishes have been elevated to luxe status. Metallic finishes...

read more
Hot Wat Taps

Hot Wat Taps

As the name suggests, boiling-water taps provide instant hot water without the need to switch on the kettle or boil a pan on the hob. They can be a smart and handy solution if you want to streamline your kitchen surfaces, or find using the kettle a hassle....

read more
What is a broken plan kitchen layout?

What is a broken plan kitchen layout?

For many of us, our kitchen is right at the heart of our homes. With so much cooking and socialising taking place in this space, you’re bound to want to ensure it looks its best. Replacing the free flow of an open plan kitchen, a broken plan style splits up separate...

read more
Working the Room – What’s popular in kitchens now…..

Working the Room – What’s popular in kitchens now…..

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Gwendolyn Purdom a Houzz contributor. Whether it’s a splash of colour in the cabinets, a champagne-brass drawer pull or a wall of open shelving, the kitchen ideas homeowners and designers are...

read more
Questions you need to ask before you plan a new Kitchen

Questions you need to ask before you plan a new Kitchen

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Katie Levell a Houzz contributor. A kitchen renovation can seem daunting at the outset, simply because there are so many elements involved in getting it right. It’s not just about creating a...

read more
How much does a Kitchen cost?

How much does a Kitchen cost?

One of the first questions potential kitchen purchasers want to know when they contact my Company is ‘ How much does a kitchen cost? This is a very difficult question to answer however I will try my best to explain some general price guidelines. In order to get some...

read more
Final important decisions when buying your Kitchen

Final important decisions when buying your Kitchen

After many hours of research you have chosen the company from whom you would like to buy your kitchen from. You feel comfortable that you would be happy with the service they will supply be it supply and the installation or supply only. You will now need to re-address...

read more
Changing the colour, changes the feel

Changing the colour, changes the feel

Kitchen Case Study The Brief Our clients are a retired couple living in Kings Hill, West Malling, they had a modern house with a fairly new kitchen however they were disappointed with the quality of the kitchen and the finish of the doors. They wanted a radical change...

read more
Do you really need a new Kitchen?

Do you really need a new Kitchen?

Do you feel that your kitchen just needs to be freshened up, it feels a little dated and you would like it to be more functional? So how do you go about it and is it possible? Popular press is full of adverts of companies that can transform your kitchen in a couple of...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen Appliances

Choosing your new Kitchen Appliances

Always choose the best kitchen appliances you can afford as named brands always add value. Brands such as Bosch, Siemens and Neff inspire confidence and reinforce your pride in your property. A good looking kitchen appliance always will enhance the space and having a...

read more
Choosing your Kitchen Flooring

Choosing your Kitchen Flooring

Don’t forget the floor finish it is the largest area of colour in your kitchen and so it is a very important part of the overall design. Whatever materials you use for your kitchen flooring, from vinyl sheet to natural stone ensure that it does not compete with the...

read more
Choosing your Kitchen Worktops

Choosing your Kitchen Worktops

The Importance of Kitchen Worktops For your work surfaces all solid surfaces will elevate the value of your kitchen. Irrespective of the style of kitchen the durability and appearance of these surfaces means that objections from prospective purchasers are rare. If you...

read more
Choosing the right Kitchen Sink & Taps

Choosing the right Kitchen Sink & Taps

It is important to choose high quality taps and sinks, inferior sinks mark and scratch easily. Taps and sinks are the centre point of any kitchen, so a good looking tap provides a good impact visually combined with an attractive sink reinforces the pedigree of your...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen Lighting

Choosing your new Kitchen Lighting

Good lighting is crucial. Make sure that you have installed good lighting that can illuminate different areas of your kitchen for different usage. There is nothing worse than poor lighting in a kitchen, leaving working areas in the dark and also being unable to create...

read more
Choosing your new Kitchen doors

Choosing your new Kitchen doors

There are an infinite number of different door styles available today and the style of the door is more of a fashion decision. When choosing a door the choice can be overwhelming, however there are a few designs that are always popular. “Shaker Door” are a solid frame...

read more
How to achieve a stress free Kitchen renovation

How to achieve a stress free Kitchen renovation

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which gives an overview on how to achieve a “stress free” Kitchen renovation... For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the house, the place where we spend most of our time. If that’s not the...

read more
How to choose your perfect stone worktop

How to choose your perfect stone worktop

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Here is an article from Houzz which provides a very detail explanation of the different types of stone worktops available in today's market. Natural stone is the traditional tough guy of the kitchen, providing a durable and...

read more
How to choose your perfect wooden worktop

How to choose your perfect wooden worktop

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which provides a very detail explanation of the different types of Wooden Worktops available in today's market. Wood provides a warming element to any decor, with its natural hues and ability to...

read more
Is this the end of the Kitchen work triangle as we know it?

Is this the end of the Kitchen work triangle as we know it?

Another in my series of ‘Ask the Experts’: Below is an article from Houzz which provides details about what was the “Kitchen Triangle” and how things have changed... With kitchens evolving into open-plan social hubs, we investigate the impact on traditional layouts....

read more
The Kitchen Design Process

The Kitchen Design Process

Kitchen design as with any design should be a partnership of the client and supplier. It should be a dance of minds whereby a series of good questions and answers a successful outcome will result in the satisfaction of both partners of the dance. When you decide to...

read more
What you need to consider when buying a kitchen

What you need to consider when buying a kitchen

So what should you be thinking about next as you have visited a number of showrooms and you may be at the stage where you have decided on the style you would like. Some showrooms ask that you bring in your measurements so that they can design your kitchen, however...

read more
When a renovation can be as good as a brand new Kitchen

When a renovation can be as good as a brand new Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Case Study The Brief Our client is a pensioner whose kitchen is over 20 years old and now wants to modernise it to create a more airing feeling to her kitchen and to make the layout more functional. Her kitchen in a 1960’s house in a commuter belt...

read more
Where to start when purchasing a new kitchen

Where to start when purchasing a new kitchen

So, where do you start when you want to purchase a new kitchen? I often get phone calls from prospective customers who ask me to visit their properties to discuss a new kitchen. To be honest my answer is always the same; If you want me to design your kitchen your...

read more
8 Space-saving Bathroom Storage Ideas

8 Space-saving Bathroom Storage Ideas

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Amanda Pollard (Houzz Contributor) In a small bathroom, it can be tricky to find enough space for storage, but nooks and crannies, unused corners and awkward angles can all offer the chance to...

read more
Steam Shower Room

Steam Shower Room

Plan the shower room layout: Seating – You will want to relax when taking a steam bath so seating is essential. To save on space in a smaller rooms you can use a fold-away seat. If you have enough space you could build a seating area on one or two sides of the room,...

read more
Small Bathroom ideas on a budget……

Small Bathroom ideas on a budget……

Making the most of a small bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many small bathroom designs and cost-saving solutions out there to help you get the room of your dreams.  Combi bath and shower Whether you’re short on space or looking to save a few a...

read more
8 Key Elements for a Family Bathroom

8 Key Elements for a Family Bathroom

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Amanda Pollard (Houzz Contributor) Don’t forget these essential items to ensure your family bathroom works well for the whole household Install easy-access storage When a number of people are...

read more
8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Jennifer Chong (Houzz Contributor) Revamping your wash space? Get a clear idea of what you want to achieve by thinking about these essentials first. A bathroom can be one of the trickiest rooms...

read more
5 Ideas for Creating A Wet Room

5 Ideas for Creating A Wet Room

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. Many renovated properties and even new developments now have them, but with so many options available, where do you begin when creating a wet room? Here are five ideas,...

read more
How to choose the Right Lighting for your Wet Room

How to choose the Right Lighting for your Wet Room

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. As we head into the spring and summer months, we look forward to the lighter and brighter nights this time of the year brings with it. But the aim is to simulate this lovely...

read more
How to convince clients about the Wet Room system advantage

How to convince clients about the Wet Room system advantage

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials.The concept of a wet rooms is to convert the utilitarian functionality of a standard bathroom into an indulgence and therapeutic showering experience. A wet room adds enormous luxury to both overnight hotel guests and home owners on a daily basis. Our wet room systems embody all that is great about the wet room experience into a readily duplicable installation that delivers everything you desire of a shower area.

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How to achieve a Leak Proof Wet Room Design

How to achieve a Leak Proof Wet Room Design

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. It may appear counter-intuitive to willingly construct an area in a hotel or a house that has the potential to damage the surrounding fabric of the building it inhabits....

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Avoid these 3 costly “Wet Room” problems

Avoid these 3 costly “Wet Room” problems

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. A wet room effortlessly provides both luxury and functionality to a residential property, be it a private dwelling or a hotel complex. However, excellence usually comes at a...

read more
Revamping your Shower Rooms

Revamping your Shower Rooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Lucy Searle (Houzz Contributor) Revamping your home? A shower room – or at least a separate showering space within your bathroom – is the dream, right? Browse these top ideas for creating one...

read more
Planning your new bathroom

Planning your new bathroom

The top 8 things you need to consider when planning your new Bathroom Like anything in life when you have a plan a project goes far more smoothly. If you’re considering getting a new bathroom then the planning is one of the more important areas to look at. This is...

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Tile Styles for Modern Bathrooms

Tile Styles for Modern Bathrooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Susannah Hutchinson (Houzz Contributor) Choices, choices… from shape to size, colour to finish, which tiles will work best in a contemporary bathroom scheme? If you’re struggling to narrow down...

read more
Simple Storage Ideas for Contemporary Bathrooms

Simple Storage Ideas for Contemporary Bathrooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Susannah Hutchinson (Houzz Contributor) Don’t let multiple bottles of shampoo spoil the minimal vibe of a modern bathroom. Choose storage to suit your needs, from deep, under-basin drawers to...

read more
How much does a Bathroom cost?

How much does a Bathroom cost?

One of the first questions potential bathroom purchasers want to know when they contact my company is ‘ How much does a bathroom cost? This is a very difficult question to answer however I will try my best here to explain some general price guidelines. In order to get...

read more
Ceramic versus Porcelain tiles

Ceramic versus Porcelain tiles

What should you use Ceramic or Porcelain? Sometimes it is best to ask the experts and here is some sound advice from British Ceramic tile company based in the UK. ‘When it comes to choosing between ceramic and porcelain tiles, there’s a lot of advice out...

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Choosing your new Wall & Floor covering

Choosing your new Wall & Floor covering

The biggest area in your bathroom is the floor and walls but too often this area is an afterthought and given to little consideration. When walking into a bathroom this is the area that hits you first. When you have a smaller bathroom matching the wall & floor tiles...

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Three key factors to a Wet room design

Three key factors to a Wet room design

Contemporary Wet Room design factors Sometimes it is best to ask the experts and here is some sound advice from Wet Room material company based in the UK. Designing a practical, functional and inspirational wet room takes a little thought. Achieving it with the added...

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Choosing your new Bathroom Shower & Taps

Choosing your new Bathroom Shower & Taps

Always choose the “best brassware” you can afford as named brands will always add value. Brands such as Aqualisa, Marflow, Vado, Ciffal and St James inspire confidence and reinforce your pride in your property. Having a stylish basin tap can transform an otherwise...

read more
Choosing your new Bathroom Lighting & Heating

Choosing your new Bathroom Lighting & Heating

Lighting Make sure that you have installed good lighting as there is nothing worse than poor lighting in a bathroom where areas are left slightly dark. Ceiling downlights are very popular with the new ‘fit and forget’ and the LED versions offer different types of...

read more
Choosing your new Bathroom Furniture

Choosing your new Bathroom Furniture

The greatest advance in bathroom style over the last 10 years is the many colours and shapes of furniture which are now available. You can get everything from painted oak doors, high gloss, matt and the very popular satin finish & curved doors....

read more
Choosing a new Bathroom

Choosing a new Bathroom

Having a Clear Vision It is worth mentioning right at the start that the bathroom installation is generally the main expenditure when renovating a bathroom. Whether you opt for a cheaper suite or a less expensive toilet the installation cost...

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Choosing a new Bath

Choosing a new Bath

Your choice of bath is based on functionality first and foremost and followed by the design and the impact you want from your bathroom. Baths are now more of a fashion decision, however, there are not many shapes available. They fall into two shapes square...

read more
8 Space-saving Bathroom Storage Ideas

8 Space-saving Bathroom Storage Ideas

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Amanda Pollard (Houzz Contributor) In a small bathroom, it can be tricky to find enough space for storage, but nooks and crannies, unused corners and awkward angles can all offer the chance to...

read more
Steam Shower Room

Steam Shower Room

Plan the shower room layout: Seating – You will want to relax when taking a steam bath so seating is essential. To save on space in a smaller rooms you can use a fold-away seat. If you have enough space you could build a seating area on one or two sides of the room,...

read more
Small Bathroom ideas on a budget……

Small Bathroom ideas on a budget……

Making the most of a small bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many small bathroom designs and cost-saving solutions out there to help you get the room of your dreams.  Combi bath and shower Whether you’re short on space or looking to save a few a...

read more
8 Key Elements for a Family Bathroom

8 Key Elements for a Family Bathroom

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Amanda Pollard (Houzz Contributor) Don’t forget these essential items to ensure your family bathroom works well for the whole household Install easy-access storage When a number of people are...

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8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Jennifer Chong (Houzz Contributor) Revamping your wash space? Get a clear idea of what you want to achieve by thinking about these essentials first. A bathroom can be one of the trickiest rooms...

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5 Ideas for Creating A Wet Room

5 Ideas for Creating A Wet Room

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. Many renovated properties and even new developments now have them, but with so many options available, where do you begin when creating a wet room? Here are five ideas,...

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How to choose the Right Lighting for your Wet Room

How to choose the Right Lighting for your Wet Room

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. As we head into the spring and summer months, we look forward to the lighter and brighter nights this time of the year brings with it. But the aim is to simulate this lovely...

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How to convince clients about the Wet Room system advantage

How to convince clients about the Wet Room system advantage

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials.The concept of a wet rooms is to convert the utilitarian functionality of a standard bathroom into an indulgence and therapeutic showering experience. A wet room adds enormous luxury to both overnight hotel guests and home owners on a daily basis. Our wet room systems embody all that is great about the wet room experience into a readily duplicable installation that delivers everything you desire of a shower area.

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How to achieve a Leak Proof Wet Room Design

How to achieve a Leak Proof Wet Room Design

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. It may appear counter-intuitive to willingly construct an area in a hotel or a house that has the potential to damage the surrounding fabric of the building it inhabits....

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Avoid these 3 costly “Wet Room” problems

Avoid these 3 costly “Wet Room” problems

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. A wet room effortlessly provides both luxury and functionality to a residential property, be it a private dwelling or a hotel complex. However, excellence usually comes at a...

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Revamping your Shower Rooms

Revamping your Shower Rooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Lucy Searle (Houzz Contributor) Revamping your home? A shower room – or at least a separate showering space within your bathroom – is the dream, right? Browse these top ideas for creating one...

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Planning your new bathroom

Planning your new bathroom

The top 8 things you need to consider when planning your new Bathroom Like anything in life when you have a plan a project goes far more smoothly. If you’re considering getting a new bathroom then the planning is one of the more important areas to look at. This is...

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Tile Styles for Modern Bathrooms

Tile Styles for Modern Bathrooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Susannah Hutchinson (Houzz Contributor) Choices, choices… from shape to size, colour to finish, which tiles will work best in a contemporary bathroom scheme? If you’re struggling to narrow down...

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Simple Storage Ideas for Contemporary Bathrooms

Simple Storage Ideas for Contemporary Bathrooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Susannah Hutchinson (Houzz Contributor) Don’t let multiple bottles of shampoo spoil the minimal vibe of a modern bathroom. Choose storage to suit your needs, from deep, under-basin drawers to...

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How much does a Bathroom cost?

How much does a Bathroom cost?

One of the first questions potential bathroom purchasers want to know when they contact my company is ‘ How much does a bathroom cost? This is a very difficult question to answer however I will try my best here to explain some general price guidelines. In order to get...

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Ceramic versus Porcelain tiles

Ceramic versus Porcelain tiles

What should you use Ceramic or Porcelain? Sometimes it is best to ask the experts and here is some sound advice from British Ceramic tile company based in the UK. ‘When it comes to choosing between ceramic and porcelain tiles, there’s a lot of advice out...

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Choosing your new Wall & Floor covering

Choosing your new Wall & Floor covering

The biggest area in your bathroom is the floor and walls but too often this area is an afterthought and given to little consideration. When walking into a bathroom this is the area that hits you first. When you have a smaller bathroom matching the wall & floor tiles...

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Three key factors to a Wet room design

Three key factors to a Wet room design

Contemporary Wet Room design factors Sometimes it is best to ask the experts and here is some sound advice from Wet Room material company based in the UK. Designing a practical, functional and inspirational wet room takes a little thought. Achieving it with the added...

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Choosing your new Bathroom Shower & Taps

Choosing your new Bathroom Shower & Taps

Always choose the “best brassware” you can afford as named brands will always add value. Brands such as Aqualisa, Marflow, Vado, Ciffal and St James inspire confidence and reinforce your pride in your property. Having a stylish basin tap can transform an otherwise...

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Choosing your new Bathroom Lighting & Heating

Choosing your new Bathroom Lighting & Heating

Lighting Make sure that you have installed good lighting as there is nothing worse than poor lighting in a bathroom where areas are left slightly dark. Ceiling downlights are very popular with the new ‘fit and forget’ and the LED versions offer different types of...

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Choosing your new Bathroom Furniture

Choosing your new Bathroom Furniture

The greatest advance in bathroom style over the last 10 years is the many colours and shapes of furniture which are now available. You can get everything from painted oak doors, high gloss, matt and the very popular satin finish & curved doors....

read more
Choosing a new Bathroom

Choosing a new Bathroom

Having a Clear Vision It is worth mentioning right at the start that the bathroom installation is generally the main expenditure when renovating a bathroom. Whether you opt for a cheaper suite or a less expensive toilet the installation cost...

read more
Choosing a new Bath

Choosing a new Bath

Your choice of bath is based on functionality first and foremost and followed by the design and the impact you want from your bathroom. Baths are now more of a fashion decision, however, there are not many shapes available. They fall into two shapes square...

read more
8 Space-saving Bathroom Storage Ideas

8 Space-saving Bathroom Storage Ideas

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Amanda Pollard (Houzz Contributor) In a small bathroom, it can be tricky to find enough space for storage, but nooks and crannies, unused corners and awkward angles can all offer the chance to...

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Steam Shower Room

Steam Shower Room

Plan the shower room layout: Seating – You will want to relax when taking a steam bath so seating is essential. To save on space in a smaller rooms you can use a fold-away seat. If you have enough space you could build a seating area on one or two sides of the room,...

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Small Bathroom ideas on a budget……

Small Bathroom ideas on a budget……

Making the most of a small bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many small bathroom designs and cost-saving solutions out there to help you get the room of your dreams.  Combi bath and shower Whether you’re short on space or looking to save a few a...

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8 Key Elements for a Family Bathroom

8 Key Elements for a Family Bathroom

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Amanda Pollard (Houzz Contributor) Don’t forget these essential items to ensure your family bathroom works well for the whole household Install easy-access storage When a number of people are...

read more
8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Jennifer Chong (Houzz Contributor) Revamping your wash space? Get a clear idea of what you want to achieve by thinking about these essentials first. A bathroom can be one of the trickiest rooms...

read more
5 Ideas for Creating A Wet Room

5 Ideas for Creating A Wet Room

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. Many renovated properties and even new developments now have them, but with so many options available, where do you begin when creating a wet room? Here are five ideas,...

read more
How to choose the Right Lighting for your Wet Room

How to choose the Right Lighting for your Wet Room

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. As we head into the spring and summer months, we look forward to the lighter and brighter nights this time of the year brings with it. But the aim is to simulate this lovely...

read more
How to convince clients about the Wet Room system advantage

How to convince clients about the Wet Room system advantage

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials.The concept of a wet rooms is to convert the utilitarian functionality of a standard bathroom into an indulgence and therapeutic showering experience. A wet room adds enormous luxury to both overnight hotel guests and home owners on a daily basis. Our wet room systems embody all that is great about the wet room experience into a readily duplicable installation that delivers everything you desire of a shower area.

read more
How to achieve a Leak Proof Wet Room Design

How to achieve a Leak Proof Wet Room Design

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. It may appear counter-intuitive to willingly construct an area in a hotel or a house that has the potential to damage the surrounding fabric of the building it inhabits....

read more
Avoid these 3 costly “Wet Room” problems

Avoid these 3 costly “Wet Room” problems

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Wet Room Materials. A wet room effortlessly provides both luxury and functionality to a residential property, be it a private dwelling or a hotel complex. However, excellence usually comes at a...

read more
Revamping your Shower Rooms

Revamping your Shower Rooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Lucy Searle (Houzz Contributor) Revamping your home? A shower room – or at least a separate showering space within your bathroom – is the dream, right? Browse these top ideas for creating one...

read more
Planning your new bathroom

Planning your new bathroom

The top 8 things you need to consider when planning your new Bathroom Like anything in life when you have a plan a project goes far more smoothly. If you’re considering getting a new bathroom then the planning is one of the more important areas to look at. This is...

read more
Tile Styles for Modern Bathrooms

Tile Styles for Modern Bathrooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Susannah Hutchinson (Houzz Contributor) Choices, choices… from shape to size, colour to finish, which tiles will work best in a contemporary bathroom scheme? If you’re struggling to narrow down...

read more
Simple Storage Ideas for Contemporary Bathrooms

Simple Storage Ideas for Contemporary Bathrooms

Another of our series of Blogs called “Ask the Experts” and this one is by Susannah Hutchinson (Houzz Contributor) Don’t let multiple bottles of shampoo spoil the minimal vibe of a modern bathroom. Choose storage to suit your needs, from deep, under-basin drawers to...

read more
How much does a Bathroom cost?

How much does a Bathroom cost?

One of the first questions potential bathroom purchasers want to know when they contact my company is ‘ How much does a bathroom cost? This is a very difficult question to answer however I will try my best here to explain some general price guidelines. In order to get...

read more
Ceramic versus Porcelain tiles

Ceramic versus Porcelain tiles

What should you use Ceramic or Porcelain? Sometimes it is best to ask the experts and here is some sound advice from British Ceramic tile company based in the UK. ‘When it comes to choosing between ceramic and porcelain tiles, there’s a lot of advice out...

read more
Choosing your new Wall & Floor covering

Choosing your new Wall & Floor covering

The biggest area in your bathroom is the floor and walls but too often this area is an afterthought and given to little consideration. When walking into a bathroom this is the area that hits you first. When you have a smaller bathroom matching the wall & floor tiles...

read more
Three key factors to a Wet room design

Three key factors to a Wet room design

Contemporary Wet Room design factors Sometimes it is best to ask the experts and here is some sound advice from Wet Room material company based in the UK. Designing a practical, functional and inspirational wet room takes a little thought. Achieving it with the added...

read more
Choosing your new Bathroom Shower & Taps

Choosing your new Bathroom Shower & Taps

Always choose the “best brassware” you can afford as named brands will always add value. Brands such as Aqualisa, Marflow, Vado, Ciffal and St James inspire confidence and reinforce your pride in your property. Having a stylish basin tap can transform an otherwise...

read more
Choosing your new Bathroom Lighting & Heating

Choosing your new Bathroom Lighting & Heating

Lighting Make sure that you have installed good lighting as there is nothing worse than poor lighting in a bathroom where areas are left slightly dark. Ceiling downlights are very popular with the new ‘fit and forget’ and the LED versions offer different types of...

read more
Choosing your new Bathroom Furniture

Choosing your new Bathroom Furniture

The greatest advance in bathroom style over the last 10 years is the many colours and shapes of furniture which are now available. You can get everything from painted oak doors, high gloss, matt and the very popular satin finish & curved doors....

read more
Choosing a new Bathroom

Choosing a new Bathroom

Having a Clear Vision It is worth mentioning right at the start that the bathroom installation is generally the main expenditure when renovating a bathroom. Whether you opt for a cheaper suite or a less expensive toilet the installation cost...

read more
Choosing a new Bath

Choosing a new Bath

Your choice of bath is based on functionality first and foremost and followed by the design and the impact you want from your bathroom. Baths are now more of a fashion decision, however, there are not many shapes available. They fall into two shapes square...

read more
IF I WERE THE CUSTOMER!

IF I WERE THE CUSTOMER!

My profile is that I am a 50 plus female who now works for an Independent company that up until 2 years ago I had very little knowledge of. With the knowledge I now have of the Independent Company I looked at what was my previous perception of buying from an...

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IF I WERE THE CUSTOMER!

IF I WERE THE CUSTOMER!

My profile is that I am a 50 plus female who now works for an Independent company that up until 2 years ago I had very little knowledge of. With the knowledge I now have of the Independent Company I looked at what was my previous perception of buying from an...

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IF I WERE THE CUSTOMER!

IF I WERE THE CUSTOMER!

My profile is that I am a 50 plus female who now works for an Independent company that up until 2 years ago I had very little knowledge of. With the knowledge I now have of the Independent Company I looked at what was my previous perception of buying from an...

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