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TWYFORD BATHROOMS - Building Materials and Architectural Building Products

Twyford Bathrooms domestic products across sanitaryware, brassware and showering have been brought together to form the latest brochure, further enhancing its position as the number one provider of complete bathrooms solutions.

The new brochure showcases the newest ranges of contemporary designs for the bathroom such as 3D, Vello and Moda. Twyford has also included perennially popular products such as the Galerie collections, Clarice, Grace, Integrity, Quinta, Refresh, Visit and Encore.

Most home extensions requiring planning permission will probably benefit from using their products during the build.  Many Architects or House Extension Designers can incorporate their products within the scheme design drawings and specifications.

The following article may be of interest for homeowners researching this type of building product for inclusion within their own house extension scheme. 

Top 10 Modern Bathroom Design Tips

Our bathroom is one important area of our house which needs all the care and attention to make it presentable and beautiful. It is where we spend lots of time cleaning, pampering and relaxing before we go to work, to school and to bed. It is considered our private sanctuary where we rejuvenate and where we relax after a stressful and tedious day.

Since it is the most visited area of the house, it is just proper to make it presentable, sanitary, modern and multi-functional not only for family members, but also for visiting friends and relatives. At present, bathrooms become more high tech, stylish and multifunctional. To meet the growing needs and demands of consumers, bath and shower manufacturers invented state-of-the art fixtures aimed at bringing convenience, comfort and style to homeowners.

During the design process, many interior designers failed to furnish our bath and shower area with the right fixtures, but with little effort we can improve it to make it more pleasing and to achieve a unique style that we can be proud of.

There are no specific rules on how we can beautify our bathroom, but with our creative skills, resourcefulness and right bath and shower fixtures, we can decorate the area efficiently. We can emulate and can get inspirations from the top 10 modern ecological friendly bathrooms.

In 2011, ecological friendly designs and materials are the latest rage in home interior decoration highlighting the use of natural materials, organic materials, energy saving fixtures and colorful designs. These are inspired by nature and professional interior designers used trendy interior design colors like natural wood, bright sky and grass tones to create cheerful contemporary bathroom designs. These modern bathroom designs have large windows, wood structures, stone and other decorating elements to create relaxing environment. Aside from arranging green house plants, they used leaves and flowers to create a spa like ambiance.

The famous modern bathroom trends for 2011 include:


  1. Antique bathroom with different furniture pieces and accessories - This design utilizes high grade quality plastic, exotic wood and natural stone.
  2. Contemporary bathroom showers - This bathroom uses water saving and energy efficient whirlpool and shower fixtures.
  3. Modern eco bathtubs design - Interior designers use energy efficient bathtubs with light emitting diodes (LED) lights.
  4. Modern stone and wood bathtub designs - This design uses man made stone materials.
  5. Eco design trends - It uses ecological friendly washer models with water efficient bathroom faucets and energy efficient modern lights.
  6. Smart sensor bathroom faucets - It uses state-of-the art sensors to regulate water temperature and pressure.
  7. Eco bathroom LED lighting
  8. Multifunctional contemporary bathroom decoration - Interior designers use fashionable and comfortable furniture pieces to minimize bathroom space.
  9. Modern luxury designs - This bathroom designs use stainless and wooden steel heaters which can change temperature settings accordingly.
  10. Colorful modern design bathroom trends - This designs use colorful, high quality and ecological friendly shower heads.