Thursday, May 19, 2005

Concealed Shower Curtain System

We have just finished a complete revamp of the Outasight section of our web site, now branded as a concealed shower curtain system.

The initial landing page now has images of a white Outasight displayed on some of our Ambiance White Wood bathroom cladding.

The image on the left shows exectly how neat the Outasight is once installed, with the right hand image showing the neatly stowed shower curtain.

All of the pages have had a "makeover" with plenty of new images added to try and give potential customers a better view of this amazing product in action.

Bathroom and Kitchen Expo

I attended the Bathroom and Kitchen Expo show at the Excell Centre in London's Docklands last week.

Overall it was a bit of a disappointment, as there was nothing that really caught my attention. I think the main problem is that there are just too many of these events and the cost to exhibitors is too high. You therefore just tend to get the big, market leading companies displaying with many of the samller (and usually more interesting) exhibitors shying away.

As usual most of the displays looked exactly the same with everybody opting for the clean/geometric/organic/stone/white look although I did hear a new word used to describe this attractive but rather bland trend - volcanic(?)

Although there were quite a few bathroom and shower manufactureres displaying their wares bathroom wall and flooring manufacturers were thinner on the ground.

All in all not the most successful of days out but you have to attend these events just in case you miss out on something!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Bathroom Colour

Your choice of bathroom colour might not just be dictated by the overall look you are trying to acheive - psychology might also play a part in your colour scheme.

The BBC Web Site has a page on the psychology of colour, listing how colour can affect mood and the "feel" of a room. There are no real shocks with regard to bathroom colours - blue and lilac being singled out as the ideal choice.

Most of the current glossy images of bathrooms veer away from colour altogether with very muted shades being used in conjunction with a white bathroom suite (see our previous blog for details)

Monday, May 09, 2005

Natural Stone Effect

On a recent visit to a trade show I was only too aware that most of the bathroom displays had moved towards a more organic, natural look. The image below is typical of the design most of the manufacturers were trying to promote - natural stone effect ceramic wall tiles coupled with rounded, clean lines of the basins and the chrome heated towel rail.

There are currently two panels in our range that will help you with your bathroom design should you be looking to emulate this type of effect: Evol 2000 Beige Stone and Mineral Naugeux Beige

We hope to be adding some extra options in the near future with the addition of some more panels in our Decos range.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Outasight updates

We have made a few changes to the Outasight section of our web site.

As the Outasight is a direct replacement for shower screens and shower curtains we have including some new diagrams to illustrate the advantages of the Outasight over the traditional overbath shower barriers (as seen above). The following pages have been upgraded accordingly:

Bathroom Marquee closed Tuesday 10th May

We will be closed on Tues 10th May as we will be attending the Bathroom and Kitchens Expo at the ExCel centre in London.

Please leave a message on our answering service or via e-mail and we will get straight back in touch with you on Wednesday.

There are a lot of exhibitors this year as can be seen from the exhibitor list (it looks as if this is now seen as the premier bathroom event in the calendar - I don't know if it's the same for the kitchen industry).

We will give a brief outline of how the event went next week.