Introducing The New Drench MATTE Shower Screen Collection

With Christmas on the horizon, what better time to unwrap a few early presents? Our latest treat comes in the shape of a brand new range of coloured shower screens: the Drench MATTE collection, boasting four stylish ranges of fixed shower screens in a wide choice of matte colours.

drench matte frame lite shower screen in white close up

All four shower screens boast their own unique style and character, from the oriental look of Suzhou to the eye-catching geometry of Hexagon. In this article, we take an in-depth look at each one of these fabulous ranges and explain the many different options at your fingertips.

Which styles are available?

Hegagon drench matte shower screen in grey close up

All Drench MATTE fixed panel shower screens boast a singular design in high quality materials and finishes. Fans of minimalist design will love the Border range. It looks exactly as the name suggests, with an elegant slim outer metal frame to keep things simple. The Suzhou range, meanwhile, draws from traditional Japanese room dividing screens, adding an exotic flavour to your bathroom.

There’s also the Frame Lite range, an updated version of Drench’s classic Frame range inspired by industrial Crittall style windows. Last, but not least, is the dazzling Hexagon range, boasting a hexagonal frame feature quite unlike anything in our Drench collection. All four ranges come with optional support bars in a matching colour and finish, available at an extra cost.

What colours are available?

Pale Pink Border shower screen from Drench MATTE collection

The MATTE shower screens collection is available in 12 standard matte colours. These include bold colours such as Lemon Yellow, Tangerine and Pale Pink, ideal for homeowners looking to make a splash. More discreet options include Graphite Grey, Forest and Latte. All MATTE shower frames are powder coated, ensuring a luxury matte finish worthy of the luxurious designs.

What’s more, the Border range is available in a choice of 6 metallic finishes inspired by on-trend brassware and modern taps. These brushed anodised finishes ensure a gorgeous industrial sheen that doesn’t corrode over time. Take your pick from steel, brass, chrome and bronze effects with stunning light and dark textures.

What makes the glass special?

Suzhou shower screen with frosted glass by Drench

Drench shower screens are renowned for their virtually indestructible glass panels. The new MATTE range is no different, with 8mm toughened safety glass as standard. Drench have coated each glass panel with “Enduro Shield”, a quality chemical coating that reduces the build-up of calcium oil and soap deposits.

All MATTE shower screens come with clear glass at the basic price. However, if you’re looking for something a little different, there are extra options available. Room H2o customers can upgrade their order with fluted, frosted or grey tinted glass – each adding 30% to the standard cost.

How much does the Drench MATTE collection cost?

This very much depends on which range you choose, as well as the width of your screen. The Border range starts from £662.50 at 700mm, rising to £839.00 for the 1200mm screen. The Hexagon range starts at £959.88 for the 700mm wide screen, with the 1200mm version rising to £1,447.50. The full list of prices can be found on each product page.

How long does delivery take?

Lemon Yellow hexagonal shower screen frame by Drench

Drench’s MATTE shower screens are available to order now via our website. The rough lead time for all MATTE products is 6 weeks, with mainland UK delivery as standard. Unfortunately, customers living in Scotland are not currently included in the delivery area.

We do not currently have any new MATTE shower screens on display in our Dorset showroom. However, we do have a black “Deco” shower screen with matching black taps and shower controls, plus a decorative fabric laminated glass screen.

To learn more about the exciting new Drench MATTE range, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team, or visit the showroom in Wareham. As the exclusive provider of MATTE shower screens until early 2020, we are currently the only place to buy these game-changing products.

Why You Should Choose Karndean Luxury Vinyl Flooring

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of style and practicality for your bathroom flooring, look no further than Karndean luxury vinyl tiles. At Room H2o we’re delighted to be a Silver Karndean retailing showroom, offering our customers a wide selection of these fabulous products in both wood and stone effect vinyl formats.

Karndean Art Select Fiore stone effect tiles

We were awarded our Silver Karndean Approved Retailer status in October 2018, after proving ourselves to have exceptional knowledge of Karndean products and showcasing a large range of luxury vinyl tiles in our Dorset showroom.

Karndean vinyl flooring collection in Dorset showroom

Why choose Karndean wood and stone effect vinyl?

Vinyl plank flooring is becoming increasingly popular in bathroom design. With advances in digital printing, wood and stone effect vinyl is an amazingly realistic alternative to the real thing – offering practicality alongside style and versatility. Easy to look after and cost-effective, wood effect vinyl flooring is the perfect choice for busy households and works alongside any theme or style of décor.

Blonde oak effect vinyl flooring planks by Karndean

Thinner than real wood or tiles, Karndean luxury vinyl flooring is ideal for areas with different floor heights, and far warmer under foot than tiles – lovely for creating a cosy and welcoming ambience in the bathroom. They are also compatible with electric underfloor heating, unlike real wood. And, speaking of bathrooms and wet areas, Karndean vinyl is waterproof and highly durable, requires no sealing and means you can bring the warmth of wood into moist areas of the home where timber would not be suitable.

Karndean’s stone effect vinyl flooring is every bit as appealing as its wood effect counterpart. We offer a huge range of handcrafted stone effect tiles – all made with the very latest digital printing techniques – to give an inspiring natural stone look to your bathroom. As you’d expect from Karndean, the tiles in this collection are highly durable, easy to clean and compatible with underfloor heating. Popular styles include the Portland Stone tile with its pale clay tones and realistic granular surface finish, and the larger, smokey-grey Fumo tile. There’s also the Art Select range, which takes in marble, slate, limestone and travertine effect tiles in a variety of colours and finishes.

Karndean Knight Portland Stone effect vinyl flooring

If these benefits aren’t enough to convince you that bathroom vinyl floor tiles are the way to go, they are also exceptionally easy to look after. With no grout lines you don’t have to worry about dirt being trapped, and they are much quicker and easier to install than other bathroom floor tiles. What’s more, Karndean prices make luxury vinyl flooring accessible to everyone!

Karndean’s fabulous vinyl flooring collections

Summer Oak wood effect Karndean vinyl floor planks

With an array of styles and gorgeous colours, the Kardean range offers something to suit all tastes. At Room H2o we have a wide selection in our showroom, allowing you to see the beauty of vinyl for yourself, including a new display we’ve added to showcase the gorgeous tones and effects of the Karndean Art Select and Karndean Van Gogh ranges, both of which will also be available to view online soon. Karndean Art Select is a premium range of wood planks, parquet and stone tile styles, with detailed surface texture and grains; while the Van Gogh collection has been specifically designed as a perfect alternative to wood floors for larger rooms. Both are perfectly suited for domestic and commercial settings, where high traffic demands a floor of both style and durability.

You can view the beautiful range and all Kardean Knight tile prices on our website now, including wood effect vinyl, parquet and stone effect tiles. The Kardean Opus collection offers beautiful wood and stone effect bathroom flooring, in both tile and planks in a fabulous choice of colours.

We also offer Karndean flooring installation in Dorset and directly employ our own experienced fitters, so you can be sure of exceptional levels of service and workmanship.

To see the range of Karndean luxury vinyl flooring, visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset, and keep an eye on our website for more products to be added soon.

Room H2o Launch New ‘Inspirit’ Coloured Shower Screen Range

At Room H2o, we’re dedicated to offering our customers the very latest in high-quality bathroom products, so we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our very own brand of coloured shower screens – Inspirit.

New Inspirit Vita Beige Shower Screen by Room H2o

Our new Inspirit brand shower screens bring a new dimension to bathroom design, with a stunning selection of colours and sleek finishes. The first collection we’re launching is ‘Vita’ – a stylish array of fixed designer shower screens in stunning colours ranging from black and graphite grey to beige and bronze.

Coloured shower screens of exceptional quality and style

Made exclusively in the UK to the very highest standards of craftsmanship, our Vita coloured shower screens are designed in partnership with our in-house bespoke showers team. With a 15mm slim outer frame, our designer bathroom and wetroom shower screens offer a gorgeous minimalistic look, alongside practicality. Suitable for both shower trays and wetroom floors, our Vita range comes with clear 8mm toughened safety glass, with an easy clean coating as standard, at a height of 2100mm. Various widths are available to accommodate most bathroom and wetroom designs – 800mm, 900mm, 1000mm, 1200mm and 1400mm. They also have a frame adjustment of 20mm for walls that aren’t square, and a colour-matched top support bar for rigidity and durability.

Black semi-frameless shower screen by Room H2o

Six fabulous colours to choose from

Our Vita collection includes stunning colours ranging from black frame shower screens to bronze shower screens – making them the perfect complement for any style of bathroom design. For a classic addition to both contemporary and traditional bathrooms, black offers understated style, as does the lighter touch of our white shower screens. For a slightly bolder look, grey shower screens and beige shower screens sit beautifully within any décor, while luxurious brown shower screens give a subtle twist on tradition. For a statement making design, our bronze shower screens bring a real wow factor to any bathroom or wetroom.

Room H2o Inspirit Vita 15mm white shower frame

Prices start from £720 including VAT and there is a lead time of three weeks, as we make our coloured shower screens to order. At the moment, we aren’t offering bespoke sizes or colours, however all of our Vita shower screens come with a lifetime warranty, giving you peace of mind that you’ll be able to indulge in a luxurious shower experience for years to come.

To see our stunning new collection of bathroom and wetroom shower screens, visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset. And, with our extensive range of products, you’ll be inspired for any project you have in mind.

Room H2o Now a Pura Signature Showroom

We’re delighted to announce we’ve taken our dedication to providing our customers with the very highest quality, luxury bathroom products to a new level – Room H20 is now a Pura Signature Showroom.

Deuco furniture display library in Pura Signature Showroom

Founded in 2004 and one of the fastest growing, most dynamic and ambitious manufacturers of bathroom products in the UK, we’re exceptionally proud to offer our customers Pura bathrooms’ exceptional products and to be awarded this status.

Being a Pura Signature Showroom means we now have a full display bay dedicated exclusively to Pura Bathrooms’ products. This is alongside the various Pura products we already showcase in our many other displays. We also now have a Signature display board, highlighting Pura Bathrooms’ key products, for ease of reference for our customers.

Inspirational designs from Pura bathrooms

Offering independent bathroom retailers (like us) a selection of brands designed to inspire, Pura products are not only stunning but also manufactured to the highest possible quality standards, and created with extreme thought and precision. Becoming a Pura Signature showroom required training on Pura’s products and how to demonstrate the features and exceptional quality to our customers. As the parent company, this also includes their brands Dueco bathroom furniture and Flova bathroom fittings.

Dedicated Pura bathrooms display

Pura Signature Showroom bathroom suite

With our stunning new display area showcasing the exceptional range of Pura bathrooms’ products, you can’t fail to be inspired for your bathroom design. Adorned with a selection of Pura’s fabulous products, you’ll be able to envisage your dream bathroom. And, with our Virtual World’s bathroom design service and our bathroom installation, we can help you make this dream a reality. The Flova Levo Mixer, Pura Alma semi-recessed basin, Pura Wave single-ended bath and Pura Grace illuminated mirror are just some of the products you can now see showcased in our Pura Signature Showroom.

Deuco worktops and cabinets selection

A further dedicated area featuring luxury taps and showering equipment from the Flova bathroom fittings range gives you the opportunity to see the high quality of these products, which feature the latest in water-saving Neoperi technology. Our display boasts 25 different door and cabinet colours and textures, and 19 different worktops (including 14 laminates and five solid surfaces). There are also 29 handles to choose from, in stunning finishes of chrome and brushed metal – you really will be spoilt for choice when you visit our Pura Signature Showroom.

For inspirational bathroom ideas, why not visit our Pura Signature Showroom in Dorset and see these fabulous designs for yourself?

2019 Interior Design Trends

As we welcome in a new year, we also embrace a world of new interior design trends. In 2019, we’ll be seeing exciting developments in colours, styles, fixtures, fittings and gadgets. Here we take a look at the themes and innovations that are going to be emerging at the top of bathroom design trends over the coming months.

Destination: Luxury

Luxury freestanding bathtub with walk in shower

One of the hottest bathroom design trends for this year will be the ‘destination’ bath. Taking luxury to a whole new level, the freestanding bathtub is evolving into its own haven of tranquillity. With clever positioning and accessories, the destination bathtub turns bathing into a significant event.

Warm and welcoming

Light timber bathroom and large mirror

Bringing nature into the home has long been a popular interior design trend. While bathrooms can often feel cold and clinical, wood injects a sense of warmth and comfort. Wooden vanities and accessories aren’t a new idea, but this year’s designs will embrace reclaimed and light wood, with clear stains highlighting the beautiful detailing of the knots and grains.

The industrial vibe

Exposed gunmetal taps in industrial bathroom

Exposed hardware and piping are on-trend, with pewter and gunmetal tones giving fixtures texture and depth. Refined concrete has been drumming up a lot of interest at design shows, for a softer take on what can been seen as a cold and stark bathroom design trend.

“Exposed hardware and piping is coming into the bathroom in a very beautiful way. We used to see it a lot in older and antique homes, but it has come back in a more clean-lined and sleek way.”

Brady Tolbert, Creative Director at Emily Henderson Designs

Sleek showers

Inline black grid shower enclosure by Drench

When it comes to shower enclosures, it’s all about style and function for 2019’s must-have bathroom designs. Sitting perfectly within the industrial look and, in fact, any contemporary theme, is the grid design shower frame. Matte black grid showers, like those from the Drench FRAME range, will be sought-after. Giving a more modern, urban feel than plain glass, the grid shower brings a new dimension to the bathroom and made-to-measure options make this style accessible for any space.

Mediterranean inspiration

Mediterranean bathroom with wall hung WC pan

Tile trends will be drawing on influences from Moroccan and Spanish designs and colours, for both walls and floors. We’ll see creative feature walls and splashbacks, as well as stunning flooring designs used to create fabulous temples of indulgence.

“The Moroccan-patterned tile has been a popular choice for kitchen splashbacks and fireplace surrounds for years now. Increasingly, though, it’s showing up in large swathes as bathroom flooring. You get the feel of tile with all the colour and style of a bold rug.”


Chic colours and patterns

Chocolate brown feature wall in modern bathroom

Colour will certainly be trending this year, with warm greys, blues, greens, dusky pinks and a subtler take on the classic black and white. But we’ll also see earthier tones, such as chocolate brown – a stylish option for those who prefer a more neutral palette. This year will see the continued popularity of patterned tiles, which may be reflective of 2019’s renewed focus on artisanship and craftsmanship. From tiles that catch the light to reveal a subtle pattern, to bold geometrics and intricate designs pieced together using a variety of colourful tiles.

Innovative technology

Smart shower controlled by mobile phone

Bathroom fixtures are evolving to offer far more than just practicality. ‘Smart showers’ allow you to see the exact temperature of the water, set various timings and flow types, and create personalised messages. And, as the perfect complement to the ‘destination’ bathtub mentioned earlier, we’ll even see electric fireplace inserts for the ultimate pampering experience.

Feeling inspired by the 2019 interior design trends? Visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset, and see our fabulous range of bathroom products and tiles.

Fabulous Fluted Glass Shower Screens From Drench

Fluted glass, also known as reeded glass, is making a real comeback in bathroom design. While the original style was popular back in the 70s, the modern take on fluted glass brings an effortless sense of sophistication when used for shower screens and bath screens, sitting stylishly within both traditional and contemporary settings.

We’re thrilled to be able to offer an exciting selection of fluted glass shower screens from the revolutionary Drench brand. As one of four finishes in the Drench range, fluted glass gives a sense of light and space and depth, with the practical benefits of privacy too.

Super stylish fluted glass

Drench shower screens fluted glass

More so than other kinds of distorted glass, the bespoke reeded glass shower screens from Drench offer a natural retro chic, and a subtle concealment that isn’t overpoweringly decorative. With fluted glass you get the sense of space, making it the perfect choice for a shower or bath screen in a small room. And the sleek lines perfectly complement any fixtures and fittings, while effortlessly diffusing light.

Reeded glass for practicality

As with all of the Drench screens and shower doors, the fluted glass shower screens are made with the highest quality toughened and safety glass, and are treated with a special coating to make them easy to clean. Reeded glass offers many practical benefits, with privacy being just one. Using fluted glass on vanities is also a great way of displaying bathroom products, without fully revealing them.

Drench shower screens

Drench bath screen in classic grid style

The innovative Drench shower screen collection offers made-to-measure screens in an extensive selection of styles and colours. Whatever the size or shape of your bathroom or wet room, Drench shower screens and bath screens can accommodate any space and allow you to customise the colour, style and glass effect to your own unique taste, so you can indulge in your dream surroundings.

Exciting new products

Hinged shower door from Drench Frame collection

The Drench range we offer is now expanding, with the addition of shower doors, return panels and bath screens, alongside their stunning selection of shower screens and enclosures. A reduced size version of the shower screen, the Drench bath screen offers sleek sophistication for those who love a bath, and is available in both pivot and fixed options. The innovative shower doors are both robust and stylish with a pivot or hinged mechanism and magnetic closing, for a secure seal. You can also complete the look with pull handle and towel holder accessories. And with the new range of return panels, you can add a side panel to your door to create a stylish shower cubicle.

To find out more about the Drench range of fluted glass shower and bath screens, and to view these fabulous products, please visit our large bathroom showroom in Wareham, Dorset.

Our Latest Bathroom Project In Studland, Dorset

We recently undertook a new bathroom and cloakroom project for customers in Dorset, as part of the renovation of their property. Mr and Mrs L purchased their property in Studland in April 2018, and the new bathroom and cloakroom were part of their on-going renovation of the house. At Room H20, we were thrilled to be asked to not only supply the furniture, fixtures and fittings, but also create the bathroom design. Our sister company, UK Tiles Direct, were also involved in the project, supplying and installing luxury Karndean flooring in the new bathroom and cloakroom.

Bathroom design technology

3D bathroom design for new project in Dorset

Our first task was to visit the property and assess the existing bathroom, in terms of space, and discuss with Mr and Mrs L what they envisaged from the bathroom design. Using our years of experience and the latest technology, we were able to create a detailed design proposal for our customers. Taking into account both style and functionality, we designed a new bathroom that perfectly utilised the space available, for a luxurious and highly practical room.

New bathroom fixtures and fittings

Woodstock Calypso fitted furniture with laminate beige worktop

In the main bathroom, we used Woodstock Calypso fitted furniture in Malvern White Ash, for a contemporary look, with a laminate beige stone worktop giving a chic finish. The large walk-in shower includes a Crosswater anti-slip tray and a showering package from Vado. The sleek fitted bathroom furniture is perfectly complemented by Waxman Dubai Pearl porcelain tiles. Following the same clean, modern look, we installed Roper Rhodes Plan 500 unit and basin in the cloakroom, along with Roper Rhodes Joy tap and Debut pan and the same porcelain tiles as the main bathroom walls.

Karndean luxury vinyl flooring

Bathroom cloakroom with Karndean wood effect vinyl flooring

The new cloakroom benefits from exceptionally stylish and durable wood effect vinyl flooring. The luxury Karndean flooring is an innovative and exceptionally high-quality alternative to ceramic, porcelain, stone or solid wood, making it the perfect choice for bathrooms. Digitally printed to replicate the beautiful effects of real wood, the textured surface offers authenticity with convenience and ease of care.

Walk in shower and fitted furniture in Dorset bathroom

To find out more about our bathroom design and bathroom installation, as well as the tiling services available from UK Tiles Direct, please visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset. Here, you’ll also be able to view our extensive selection of bathroom products, from leading brands, and gain inspiration for your own new bathroom design.

Top Three Bathroom Trends Of The Moment

These days when it comes to bathroom design, style and sophistication are equally as important as function and practicality. Now seen as one of the most important rooms in the home for indulgence and luxury, everything from funky bathroom tiles to bespoke coloured shower screens are high on wish lists for creating a space that exudes the wow factor.

Bathroom vanity unit with two sit on bowls


At room H2o we offer the very latest in high-quality and innovative bathroom products, alongside exceptional creative design technology. Let’s take a look at the top three bathroom trends of the moment, and how we can help you bring up-to-the-minute style to your dream bathroom design.

Using your walls to create a stylish backdrop

Bushboard Nuance Grey wet wall panels in walk through shower

Whether a bold statement or a subtle touch, a feature wall adds charm and interest to your bathroom. Bushboard bathroom wall panels are a great way to achieve this fabulous look and bring panache to any sized bathroom. As a chic and low-maintenance alterative to tiles, the innovative Bushboard Nuance wall panels are easy to install, 100% waterproof and exceptionally hygienic, as they don’t attract dirt or lime scale. Highly versatile and available in a wonderful selection of styles, colours and textures, these are the ideal choice for any bathroom design. With an array of gorgeous and exceptionally realistic stone effects and wood effects, you can enjoy a seamless finish and effortless glamour.

Bianco Bookmatch freestanding bath tub with Bushboard panels

Large format porcelain tiles also offer a world of opportunity for creating a striking backdrop in your bathroom. Whether you want a stylish contrast to your fixtures and fittings or the perfect complement, the range of Porcel-Thin tiles will not fail to impress. These revolutionary ultra-thin large format porcelain tiles are available in styles ranging from simple pastel shades and striking metallic finishes, to marble and stone effects, patterned and art murals – a stunning way to bring character and personality to your bathroom.

Seamless floor to wall bathroom tiles

Seamless floor to wall porcelain bathroom tiles

Large format porcelain tiles can also be used to create a seamless wall to floor finish, as can any other bathroom tile. This style statement is a serious must-have in bathroom design at the moment, and with so many fabulous tiles on offer, in a multitude of shapes, sizes, patterns and effects, you can bring this bathroom trend into any space, alongside both contemporary and traditional fixtures. The tile collections from our sister company, UK Tiles Direct, includes porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, wood effect, stone effect and mosaics – all of which are perfect for creating this up-to-the-minute look.

Bold, bright and beautiful bathroom design

Aqua blue mosaic wall tiles in large bright bathroom

From your choice of tiles to furniture and even your shower screen, there’s never been more ways to inject colour into your bathroom design, for maximum style and impact. UK Tiles Direct has a fantastic range of bright and bold tiles – from gorgeous glass mosaics in statement-making red, lime green and purple, to magnificent patterned porcelain. But why stop at your tiles? The phenomenal Drench shower screens are bursting with panache and available in an amazing choice of over 1,500 colours for you to create your unique ambience. Whether you want to go bold with blue, wild with yellow or back to nature with green, the choices are endless! Complement or contrast your walls, floors and shower screen with a coloured shower tray from Fiora, which can be made to measure in any RAL colour, or some stunning Fiora Colours bathroom furniture.

Bringing your bathroom design to life with Virtual Worlds

At Room H2o we not only offer the very best in luxury products and bathroom tiles, we’re also bathroom design specialists. With our expert planning and creative design, we can help bring your vision to life. Using the very latest technology from Virtual Worlds, and bespoke software, we can generate floor plans and 3D illustrations of your bathroom design, so you can see exactly how your dream bathroom will look.

For more inspiration for your bathroom design, visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset.

Drench Shower Screens Offer Bespoke Solutions in Over 1,500 Colours

Sometimes, space constraints don’t allow for standard or ‘off-the-shelf’ shower enclosures. And awkward angles, like in loft conversions or small rooms, demand more complex solutions. Thanks to the revolutionary range of Drench shower screens, we can offer you made to measure shower screens and bath screens – in a massive choice of colours and styles – to suit almost any situation.

Drench Art Deco shower enclosure in black colour

We want to help you indulge in the perfect shower experience – whatever the size or shape of the bathroom or wet room. With the innovative range of Drench coloured shower screens, it’s possible to have the shower you desire, in any colour that takes your fancy!

Made to measure shower screens for any space

Drench black shower enclosure with made to measure dwarf wall side panel

With the stylish bespoke shower screens from Drench, you can have a shower enclosure to exactly fit your space – from a small en suite or a loft extension to an end of bath or over bath screen – these made to measure shower screens can be designed to your exact requirements. Combining both comfort and style, we can help you create a luxurious and extremely practical addition to your bathroom or wet room. The stunning bespoke shower enclosures and bathr screens are available in four highly chic designs, with an array of colour and glass options. Like a traditional shower door, they have a frame around the glass panels, but with metal frames laid onto the glass to create sophisticated grids.

Bespoke bath shower screens

Drench Art Deco style made to measure bath screen with black frame

When it comes to shower screens for a bath, the Drench range offers an exceptionally stylish solution. Whether at the end of a bath or over it, these bespoke bath shower screens offer practicality and indulgence. Whatever the size of your bathroom and however the layout, the Drench shower screens can accommodate any space. If you don’t have room for a separate shower, you can still enjoy a luxurious experience by customising your shower screen in a style and colour of your choosing, giving a wonderfully chic dimension to your bathroom.  You can even utilise the space at the end of your bath with the addition of a made to measure shower enclosure, which uses a standard height shower screen, with a dwarf panel that sits on top of the bath to create one side. This is an ideal solution for small bathrooms, creating more wall space for a towel rail or even a sink.

Stylishly coloured shower panels

RAL colour chart includes over 1600 colours

The Drench range offers the opportunity to completely customise your coloured shower screen with any RAL colour. While black is always a timeless and popular choice, there are 1,625 you can choose from! Whether you want a classic look or a contemporary effect, whether you’d like your coloured shower panels to seamlessly complement your fixtures and fittings or create a stunning contrast, the Drench range offers it all. From yellows, beiges, oranges, reds, violets, blues, greens, greys, browns and whites, you can inject personality to your bathroom and even add frosted, grey, green, fluted and ultra-clear glass too.

Drench made to measure shower screens offer a beautiful blend of privacy and light, with the aluminium bars giving a sense of concealment, while natural light is beautifully diffused by the glass, giving a fabulous and sophisticated bathroom design.

See these stunning range of bespoke and coloured shower screens from Drench for yourself, at our showroom in Wareham, Dorset.

Bath Out, Shower In For Disability Bathroom Project

We were recently asked to replace a bath with a shower as part of the redesign of a customer’s bathroom in Bere Regis, Dorset. As an elderly and disabled lady, the client needed a bathroom that would offer ease of use and long-term convenience. By replacing the existing bath with a large shower, the design would work for the client now, and continue to meet her needs in the future.

Future-proofing with a walk-in shower

Replacing baths with large walk-in showers is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many people – not just the elderly or disabled. The convenience and practicality of replacing a bath with a shower gives a long-term solution for people looking to future-proof their homes, enabling them to remain independent as they get older. With the demand for these sorts of bathroom makeovers, manufacturers are now offering a wider range of large shower trays and doors with this type of project in mind. This opens up more opportunities to embrace style alongside functionality.

The disabled bathroom project’s challenges

Underfloor pipes in disability bathroom renovation
We were asked to remove the client’s bath and replace with a shower and tray to accommodate her specific needs. There were a few issues we had to overcome, which became apparent as the project evolved. To start with, we had to re-run radiator pipes under the floor and reconfigure the water supply and drainage pipework. Initially, we were only going to remove the tiles in the area of the bath, however the client then decided to remove all the tiles in the bathroom and replace with white tiles, which gave a nice sleek look. We also found that after plastering and re-tiling, the slider we’d quoted for (Simpsons Elite 1700mm) wouldn’t fit, so we had to find another with a different adjustment.

Bathroom installation considerations

Fiora shower tray in new disability bathroom
As with any bathroom design and installation, there are many things to consider to ensure the end results meet the customer’s requirements. With this particular project, we had to make sure the bathroom met the client’s needs as an elderly and disabled lady and would continue to do so over the coming years. For ease of access, we used a sliding shower door, so it wouldn’t protrude into the room and cause an obstruction and potential hazard. The walk-in shower needed a level-access shower tray and we made sure the drawers on the basin unit were easy to use too. We also had to consider the location of the seat within the shower, as well as the grab bars.

Materials used to replace the bath with a shower

Disability shower seat and grab bars in walk in shower area
We used the Fiora Silex Black slim shower tray, which was made to measure to fit the space. While Fiora do supply a 1700×700 shower tray specifically designed for replacing baths, this standard size wouldn’t fit for this particular bathroom installation. We used the Prestige 1700mm sliding door and a chrome-finished shower column from Vado, along with a Cassellie Bali Ash white unit and shower seat. To complement the black level-access shower tray, white suite and tiles, we finished the bathroom off with Karndean Opus flooring.
Easy access disability shower area with glass sliding door
Room H2o bathroom installer, Steve, sums up the project: “We removed the bath, toilet, flooring and all the tiles. We prepared the walls for plastering and tiling, installed the shower screen and vanity unit and painted the ceiling. In total, it took three weeks to replace the bath with a shower and complete the bathroom installation.”
The outcome is the client now has a highly functional and stylish bathroom that will continue to work for her in the years to come. The total cost of the bathroom installation was £8,000. Any customers who are registered disabled don’t have to pay VAT, which gives significant savings on bespoke disability bathrooms.
To find out more about our bathroom design and installation services, and to view our displays, please visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset.