If you’re considering a new bathroom, or want to update your existing en-suite, take a look at our top pick of key bathroom trends for 2016 for some inspiration!

Boutique luxury


Luxury hotel bathrooms are a thing of beauty and indulgence. To recreate this look at home be brave; don’t be afraid to use statement tiles, feature lighting and eye-catching mirrors. If space is limited then keep it simple with sleek, modern items. If you can accommodate it, a freestanding bath is a fantastic way to get that boutique hotel feel at home. The Amalfi Freestanding Bath from Victoria + Albert is a great way to achieve a modern luxury look.


New Bathroom Inspiration - Amalfi Freestanding Bath

Amalfi Freestanding Bath from Victoria + Albert


Scandinavian Style


Scandinavian design prides itself on keeping it simple, functional and attractive. Minimalist suites that combine crisp white ceramic with pale natural wood, such as the Vero range from Duravit in Ticino Cherry Tree finish, are ideal for creating a serene, Scandi-inspired environment. Key to this trend is sticking to a limited, natural colour palette.


New Bathroom Inspiration - Duravit Vero Sink

The Vero range from Duravit in Ticino Cherry Tree finish. Ideal for a Scandinavian inspired bathroom.


Seeing Double


Double basins with their own mirrors and heated towel warmers are not just practical, they can be beautiful too. The Ketho vanity unit from Duravit comes in a range of colour finishes. Be brave and make a statement with Garnet Red Matt, or opt for a timeless finish with European Oak.


New Bathroom Inspiration - Ketho Double Vanity Unit

Ketho Double Vanity Unit in White Matt from Duravit


Our experts will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. We can recommend products to fit your budget and work with you to create a bespoke design that will give you the new bathroom you’re looking for. Call us on 01242 251113, email us ( or come in and see us at 12 Prestbury Road, Cheltenham.

Fed up with your bathroom, en suite, wetroom or WC? For many people a new year means a new resolution or a fresh start. Renewing a bathroom, en suite, wetroom or WC can be a great way to add value to your property and transform the space to somewhere you can relax, refresh and revive in – and the new year is a great time to do it!

Until the end of February, we are offering an exclusive discount on select Duravit ranges to help you achieve a stunning finish on your project. Beautiful, functional and luxurious, Duravit’s exquisite range of carefully designed products create a bathroom that you can indulge, relax and revitalise in with a clear conscious – their products are sustainably manufactured and water-saving.

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Duravit offer products to suit any style and budget and their handy ‘Style Finder’ tool will provide you with inspiration to suit your requirements.

Duravit range

The 2nd Floor range from Duravit integrates seamlessly with the rest of the home.

If you’re looking to update your bathroom, en suite, wetroom or WC then call our expert bathroom designers on 01242 251113, email us ( or come in and see us at 12 Prestbury Road, Cheltenham. Our experts will be happy to discuss your requirements with you, recommend products to fit your budget and work with you to create a bespoke design that will give you the new bathroom you’re looking for.

Hansgrohe Tap on a Budget  31517000

The Focus range of taps by Hansgrohe are perfect for your bathroom basin. (31517000)

It is not too big, looks elegant and smart.

It is excellent quality and good value for money makes your bathroom look stylish and hotel quality. The water flow is sufficient – even at low pressure. How?  Hansgrohe mixers are fitted with EcoSmart technology, which means they require up to 60% less water than conventional products. Lower hot water consumption means a lower energy requirement, and most importantly lower costs to run.

So how does that work? Simple. The EcoSmart aerator is integrated into the spout of the basin mixer and enriches the water with air. This means you use your water more efficiently, yet get full, bubbling jet of water. Good news for those who struggle with lime scale – QuickClean technology from Hansgrohe, means you can remove limescale in an instant. Since Hansgrohe has fitted its mixer aerators and shower jets with flexible silicon jets, dirt and limescale can be rubbed off easily.

I can’t recommend this product highly enough. It’s a ‘must have’ for all who loves practicality and good design.

Special offer now – Only  £84.99 – (RRP £130.00)  Call 01242 251113 and mention “Blog”   (buy 3 for free postage and packing)

Focus Tap 31517000

Black Friday Black Barcelona Victoria and Albert Bath and Basin Set

Black Friday Black Barcelona Bath


Complete Victoria and Albert Bath and Basin Set  with Taps 


Given that it is Black Friday, I thought I had better do a Black Friday related offer.  What better than a complete Victoria and Albert Bath and Basin set with Taps at 50% Off – in BLACK !

There is only 1 set available and includes:

1 no Victoria and Albert  Barcelona 1800 x 800 bath – in BLACK

1 no Victoria and Albert  Barcelona basin – in BLACK

1no Tubo 16 Basin tap

1no Tubo 14 Bath tap

The Recommended Retail is £7485.00

Black Friday Price is only £3745.00


To purchase this one off offer call 01242 251113 – offer expires Monday 30th November 2015.  Or email me


The products are all from Victoria and Albert – the leading brand in free-standing Quarrycast baths, basins and designer freestanding taps.   QUARRYCAST® is made from finely ground Volcanic Limestone™ mixed with resin. As the stone-rich alternative to both cast iron and acrylic it is 100% one piece, hand finished and packed with naturally desirable properties.

All baths have a 25 year guarantee.  The black external a 2 year guarantee.


(Price does not include delivery – please contact Simon for prices 01242 251113)


also, please note – the taps shown in the showroom setting are NOT what is included.


Pittville is on Houzz

If you are looking to remodel you home then Houzz is  a great place to start.  You may ask, what is Houzz?

“We are a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners
and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community”

We regularly upload clients protects (with their permission) to showcase what we can do, what products we use and how well it is done.

Whether you are starting a complete kitchen remodel or just looking for the perfect bedside table, the Houzz community of homeowners and professionals is here to help. And when you are ready to start your project, Houzz is the best way to get inspired, discover products.

You can create your own Ideabook which you can link to us, so we know what you are looking at.  To learn more about ideabooks click here:

To follow us on Houzz click on HERE





Have you ever wanted a designer piece but wished you could have more say over the finish?

Victoria + Albert free standing baths and basins can now be personalised with custom finishes for a truly unique feature in your bathroom. Their naturally smooth surface lends itself perfectly to either oil or water based paints.  If you adventures enough this is how you can do it yourself:

  • Firstly rub down the surface with an abrasive paper to get a key for the paint to stick to.
  • Wipe down thoroughly to remove any dust before applying paint.
  • If applicable, using a pencil, mark the outline of the feet on the bath. Important: Do not paint more than 5mm over this line as it could result in poor adhesion and possible failure.
  • Following the paint manufacturer’s instructions, apply the paint.
  • We recommend two top coats and doubling the waiting period between coats. Use a small roller or brush, applying paint in a random fashion so as not create paint lines.
  • If you wish to paint the feet, follow the above procedure using a small brush or spray paint instead of a roller. Important: Do not paint the inside of the foot as it could result in poor adhesion and possible failure.

If you have painted one yourself, we would love to see your pictures!  Email them to

We can also arrange and design a painted bath for youhere at our Cheltenham Showroom.  Please call 01242 251113 to make an appointment with one of our designers.

For more information on painting baths, please go to:

Franke Omni 4 in 1 tap is here !

Introducing the Franke Omni 4-in-1 tap

The brand new Omni 4-in-1 Tap from Franke provides fresh filtered water, filtered 100°C boiling water and mains hot and cold all from the one tap.

Manufactured in hi-shine Stainless Steel, Omni is easy to fit in new or existing kitchens, safe to use and ultra reliable with a 3-year warranty. Omni works beautifully with existing plumbing too. Best of all, it’s refreshingly affordable.

RRP £1,350 inc. VAT – Order in October  and have it installed for FREE (Free installation within 25minles of GL52, or credit of £125 off RRP)


The benefits are everywhere

True 100°C boiling water

Most ‘boiling’ tap systems only produce less than 98°C. Omni delivers fully boiling 100°C water instantly for the perfect cuppa.

Fresh filtered water

Omni is a complete system, including tap, boiler and filter. The filter provides high quality drinking water, each filter lasts approximately 6-9 months and replacing the filter is as easy as changing a lightbulb.

Safety assured

Omni is safer than a traditional kettle. A child safety clip is provided for total protection from curious little hands or visitors.

Easy installation

Virtually no tools and minimal plumbing skills are required for installation. Omni can be fitted in as little as 2 hours in normal kitchens.

A full 3-year guarantee for total reliability

A 3-year manufacturer’s warranty covers the complete system for total peace of mind.

Exceptional after-care

Filters tell you when they need replacing, and replacements are easy to order by phone or online. All enquiries are handled by our dedicated UK team.


Would you like your mixer tap or shower to have a sepcial finish?  What abour your own initials or a company logo?  Axor offers you just that.

For truley unique designs you can choose from 15 special finsihes including Gold, Rose Gold and black chrome.  All available in brushed or brushed effects.  My personal favourites are polished nickel and brushed chrome finish.

For more information, click HERE

author MZ

Splendid Sale!!

From the 26th September-1st November Pittville Bathrooms and Kitchens will be part of Crosswater’s Bathroom sale.

The sale stretches across Crosswater, Simpsons and Bauhaus products, which includes up to 60% off brassware, shower enclosures, ceramics , furniture and more!

So if you are looking to simply replace a single item or want to update your bathroom, this is the chance to get great products with high discounts!

If you would like to discuss any products in the sale please do not hesitate to visit us in our Cheltenham Showroom.



(author KA)

Did you know that we also Design and Install TV units, TV walls and home Cinemas!

We use German, Italian and British furniture to create a media wall to your style and budget.



We use German, Italian and British furniture to create a media wall to your style and budget.

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TV walls, media centers

TV walls, media centers, Home entertainment.