If a new bathroom is on your wish list, keep reading for your chance to WIN €400 to spend at Chadwicks brand new bathroom & tiles showroom in Stillorgan!
If there’s one room in the house we get excited about, it’s the bathroom. Why? Because when it comes to decor, it’s a space in your home where you can really experiment with style and personality, where you can commit to colours and trends. That said, it’s also a room that our readers struggle to design for several reasons: it’s usually quite a small space, it’s got to be functional and with Pinterest at our fingertips, there’s almost too much choice out there when it comes to style. We need advice from the experts. And so, when Chadwicks invited us for a sneak peek of their brand new bathroom & tiles showroom at the Chadwicks Plumb Centre in Stillorgan, Dublin, we jumped at the chance. Not just to scope out the latest trends, styles and technological innovations, but to hear from the experts themselves about what is worth considering when designing or renovating our bathrooms.
First, let’s talk about practicality. If you’ve ever tried to sweep or hoover in and around the base of your toilet or sink, you’ll know what a frustrating task that is. Chadwicks recommend that to solve this problem, you opt for wall hanging units and toilets, something which they say are becoming increasingly popular. For a start, they’re ultra-practical in that you can sweep or vacuum right underneath them with no hassle.
Secondly, when they are on the wall as opposed to the ground, you create the illusion of more space as your eye can follow your floor tiles right through to the wall. It makes such a difference. And lastly, they’re incredibly chic and stylish.
Having a radiator in your bathroom is key, but one that can earn its keep by doubling up as a towel rail too is a bonus. Their range of slender, neat and contemporary radiators prove that radiators too can work as a style feature within your bathroom. We particularly love the slate grey options.
Also on the practicality side of things, we were thrilled to be shown their range of water-saving showers. We’re talking epic, spa-like rainforest shower heads that give you the ultimate five-star hotel experience while at the same time saving on water. What’s more, if you’re really serious about your sustainability, and you have someone in the house (not that we’re naming names) who spends a little bit too long in the shower, you can now get a remote control for your shower that allows you to not only set timers but also to turn on your water and get it heated up before you’ve even gotten into it. Perfect for those winter mornings when the thought of stepping out of your bed and into the shower sends a shudder down your spine.
And if you have a tech and gadget lover in the house, or you want to make your bathroom experience as seamless as possible, Chadwicks offers a range of motion sensor mirrors with built-in lights and even a stunning lighting fixture that doubles up as a speaker as it’s Bluetooth enabled. Listen to a podcast or your favourite playlist while you’re in the bath? It comes with a remote control so that you can skip a trick, adjust the volume or change the lighting to suit your mood. Dream.
When you’ve got your practicalities out of the way, it’s really about choosing the style that speaks to you most. Are you a classic shaker style cabinet kind of person with marble effect tiles and a vintage toilet with a pull flush? Or do you gravitate towards sleek and modern design with clean lines and integrated lighting? Chadwicks has a range of beautiful designs to choose from, and there’s nothing like seeing a specific style of bathroom in the flesh to know if it will fit in with your desired aesthetic.
If you’re looking to jump on board the hottest bathroom trend right now, we can safely say it’s all about the black. Black accessories such as your tap or toilet roll holders, or if you want to go all out, a free-standing black bath with beautiful matte taps and showerheads to boot.
What throws most people off when it comes to bathroom design is the amount of elements involved, from the plumbing to the accessories you choose, right down to the tiles. Do you need to recruit separate professionals across all areas to get the job done? No, at Chadwicks they handle everything from the tiles to the plumbing to helping you choose the right baths, showers, toilets, sinks and vanity cabinets for you. A one-stop-shop that takes the headache out of the experience.
The brand new bathroom showroom at Chadwicks Plumb Centre in Stillorgan is open Monday to Friday from 9 am (9.30 am on Saturdays) and Chadwicks also has brilliant new showrooms in Naas, Walkinstown, Lucan and Glasnevin for renovators looking for home décor and interiors inspiration, guiding you from your initial requirements and ideas, right through to your beautiful, finished bathroom.
WIN WIN WIN!
If we haven’t already encouraged you to make a visit, this competition might sweeten the deal. We are thrilled to have partnered with Chadwicks Plumb Centre Stillorgan who have kindly provided us with a €400 voucher for one lucky GAFF Interiors reader to spend on Ideal Standard products in the branch. Ideal Standard has a wide range of baths, basins, WCs and bathroom furniture so this is the ideal prize for anyone who is planning or in the process of updating their bathroom.
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