We love our staff at Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms, and love the idea of you getting to know them.
This week, we’d like you to meet Gemma, our Marketing Executive.
Hello Gemma, tell us a bit about yourself?
I joined the company in May this year (2019), brought in as a Marketing Executive to support the growing needs of the Marketing team. I studied Fashion Branding at University, a bit far from the Bathroom game I’m in now, and graduated in 2014. Before commencing full time employment, I spent a year living my best life travelling across Australia & Asia. Since arriving home in 2015, I’ve worked in both the Marketing function of the Hair & Beauty, and Interiors industries.
What’s your role at Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms?
As a Marketing Executive, my role is incredibly varied. Most people assume Marketing must mean “Facebook”, but there is so much more to it. I trend forecast, develop briefs & implement campaigns, taking a simple idea right through to fruition, working closely with our internal graphics and CGI team. Everything you see in our showroom, on the website, across social media, on TV, within emails, as well as hear on the radio comes from the Marketing team.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
My favourite part is creating design briefs. I trend forecast what is up and coming within Home interiors in terms of colour, pattern or style. And then work closely with our CGI team to bring that look to life in a Bathroom set, remaining on trend as well as incorporating Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms products.
What’s your favourite Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms product?
What do you like most about working for Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms?
As it’s a family run business which has been going for over 56 years, the team are incredibly close knit, so everyone works together to get the job done. I also enjoy tuning in to the STV sports news at 6pm and seeing our sponsorship adverts being shown – “STV Sports News Sponsored by Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms.”
Have you got any Fun Facts about yourself?
Yes, I’m a member of an amateur dramatics group, we perform Musicals/Pantomimes every Christmas time, this year it’s Aladdin!
Gemma has brought a lot to the table since joining the business in May, playing a pivotal role in the growth of the Wholesale Domestic Marketing function.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Gemma and getting some insight into her role here. Stay tuned for our next Staff Spotlight!
The festive season is upon us, and with every other room in your home decorated with an obscene amount of tinsel, fairy lights and pop up Santa’s, we think your bathroom should be just as captivating.
Let us lead you through our favourite bathroom festive ideas.
Now, we realise putting a 5ft Christmas tree in the bathroom is a step too far for most people (although if you have the space, why not?). However, a small table-top Christmas tree can be a great addition to your bathroom style this winter season. Find a small artificial tree and display with pride on the windowsill or on top of a storage unit.
When the Christmas songs begin infiltrating the Radio stations top playlists, that’s when you know the festive period really is in full swing. And nothing says Christmas more than singing along to your favourite song during your morning shower. Play the tunes through your Bluetooth Mirror, if you’ve not got one, don’t worry, we have plenty of options available, such as the Dionysus.
If you don’t fancy going “all out”, a simplistic way to bring some festive cheer into your bathroom décor is to switch out your regular bath and hand towels. Select either a subtle Christmas hue such as red or green, or go ‘EXTRA’ with a Christmas style pattern, draping beautifully over your Heated Towel Rail orRadiator.
Whoever said Christmas wreaths were limited to outdoors lacked imagination. A small Christmas wreath can look stunning as an indoor decoration. You could place a small decorative wreath on the bathroom door for a traditional festive look. However, wreaths don’t have to be limited to doors. Christmas wreaths also look gorgeous hung up on walls, windows, and even large mirrors.
And there we have it. Our top tips on how you can decorate your bathroom for Christmas! Will you be trying any of these ideas this year? Do you have any other bathroom-friendly Christmas décor ideas? Let us know in the comments! Or tag us on social media using #MyWDBathroom
The Industrial Chic aesthetic is rugged yet refined. Taking inspiration from the “warehouse look”, this style celebrates structure and tactility, choosing to display exposed building elements, which would normally remain concealed.
The main feature of Industrial Chic is embracing brickwork and exposed beams. If you’re not lucky enough to already have exposed brickwork within your bathroom, simply design your own with our Piatto Red Tiles. Dark wall panels or paint act as a secondary staple element of this trend, bringing a dynamic and powerful look to your bathroom style.
For smaller bathrooms, space is imperative, so it’s important not to overcrowd what space you do have. Walk in showers are an excellent alternative to a bath, utilising the same area yet giving an illusion of more space. Our Walk in Black Shower screen is available in 6 various sizes to suit any bathroom, standing strong against an exposed brickwork feature wall, creating a bold and brave look. Consider pairing with a Thermostatic Matt Black Showerfor a cohesive feel.
It’s that time of year again, with frenzied shoppers hunting the high street and online marketplace looking for the BEST Black Friday deal.
We’ve put together a list of what you need to consider to help you get the most out of your Black Friday bathroom shopping.
Before you start, you need to know what size of space you have to work with, so get your measuring tape at the ready.
It’s better to visit our store or shop online with your complete bathroom measurements at hand, as this way; you know what you can select and what is restricted due to size.
Consider your Bathroom needs
As your bathroom is the most used room of your home, it is important to get this right! You must consider what you really need and combine this with what you want. That way you deliver functionality & style in your choices, getting more from your bathroom. Question yourself… Are you looking for a complete bathroom renovation or a small upgrade? Are you looking for a bathor a shower? A wall hung unit or floor standing? Do you need storage solutions?
Decide what you need/want and compile a list.
Plan your layout
Design your layout and apply your chosen elements to ensure fit & feasibility.
Top tip: It can be easier to swap your new bathroom products like for like, for example if you move your toilet to the other side of the room, it is more than likely you will need to re-pipe.
Style it up
When choosing your elements, you must consider your final bathroom look. What is your vision for your bathroom style? At Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms we have a wide range of styles to suit all tastes. Including; vintage, ultra-modern, Scandi and much much more. Check out our style guide for inspiration and ideas.
This is also the perfect time to scour the realms of Pinterest, pulling together your favourite finds. Consider each, and build your own personalised relaxation sanctuary.
Finally, consider your budget. How much do you want to spend on your new bathroom?
The basin is a vital element in every bathroom, which is why it’s so important to choose the right one, in terms of both style and functionality.
Whether you’re replacing your old basin, or kitting out a full new bathroom, this guide will help you choose the right option for you.
Pedestal basins are a staple of modern bathrooms. This classic style features a full-sized pedestal, which the basin rests upon. The pedestal conceals pipework and plumbing, while also partially supporting the basin on top. The basin is also secured to the wall behind.
Our pedestal basins are made with durable ceramic, which won’t swell or distort with steam or condensation. This hard-wearing material will stand the test of time.
Available in both modern and traditional designs, the simple and timeless look of a pedestal basin won’t date, and will work with a variety of décor styles. A modern design, like our Forth Basin and Pedestal will match well with any bathroom design. A traditional option, like our Windsor Basin, is ideal for a vintage-inspired look.
Wall mounted basins are a highly popular modern option. This attractive style is mounted on the wall to give a floating effect. Unlike with pedestal basins, wall mounted basins need to be fully supported by the wall behind.
The design gives the illusion of more space, making these basins a stellar option for small bathrooms. Highly versatile, wall mounted basins can be installed and positioned at the ideal height to suit you; a great option for family bathrooms.
An in-between option is a half pedestal basin, like the Sirus Semi Pedestal Basin. These basins feature the classic appearance of a standard pedestal basin, with the handy space-efficient element of a wall mounted basin.
A decidedly popular option in modern bathrooms, vanity basin units feature a vanity storage unit, with a fitted basin on top. This stylish and functional alternative to a standard pedestal basin offers practical storage space to keep your bathroom essentials tidied away.
Vanity basin units are available in numerous different sizes to suit different space requirements. They can work well in any size of bathroom, spacious or small.
These stylish units also come in a variety of designs, so you can choose the right option for your bathroom look. A modern vanity unit, like our Napoli Wall Mounted Unit and Basin, will suit any bathroom style. Combine your unit with coordinating items, like a WC Unit, from our matching furniture ranges for a complete fitted look.
Counter top basins are designed to sit on top of a vanity unit, giving a chic and modern feel. Counter top basins can be combined with most vanity units, including floor standing and wall hung options. This combination will add a unique, fashion-forward look to your bathroom, while also incorporating valuable storage space. With all pipework fully concealed, counter top basins provide a clean and simple appearance.
While some counter top basins will feature a tap hole to accommodate a tap, like our Azores Basin, most will require the use of a high rise basin tap. This is mounted onto your vanity unit, with the water flowing into your basin from above, to create an elegant and striking look.
Counter top basins are available in an assortment of shapes and designs. Circular basins, like our Mira Basin, provide a clean and simple appearance, while a rectangular option, like the Silves Basin, adds a contemporary edge. You can even experiment with colour and opt for our Black Gloss Bowl Basin to create a stunning, designer appearance.