Bathroom How To Guides

At Soakology we are passionate about both our customers and our products. As most people only change their bathroom once a decade they can’t be expected to navigate the many design changes and technical advances occurring over that time. That is why Soakology have created a pool of beginners tips, general information and instructions for our customers benefit called our ‘How to guides’. These are continually being posted with helpful articles to make your bathroom selection and installation as easy as possible. If there is an article you would like written for your particular bathroom dilemma or you need a beginner's tip for the bathroom please let us know and we will get right on it.

10 Different Things To Add To Your Bath And Their Health Benefits

July 6, 2017

Baths can serve all manner of purposes, from stress busting soaks to lullaby lounges. But did you know that you can actually have a bath that heals ailments or makes you look younger for longer? Take a look at this infographic to improve your future bath experiences.   10 Different Things To Add To Your…
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How to Make DIY Bath Bombs

There’s nothing better than getting in after a long day and treating yourself to a nice hot bath. To add even further indulgence to the experience, an expensive bubble bath or bath bomb is the icing on top of the cake. If you fancy testing your crafting skills, bath bombs are surprisingly easy to make…
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What Is the Perfect Ratio of Bath to Bathroom Size?

When it comes to bathroom renovation, the concept of bath size and ratios may seem like a tedious topic. But as much as you’d like to move on to fancy features and creative colour schemes, getting the right sized bath is one of the most important priorities in your bathroom. The bath is often the…
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Power Shower vs Electric Shower – Everything You Need to Know

If you’re not some kind of bathroom specialist or a professional plumber, chances are you won’t know a great deal about the inner workings of your shower. And no one would blame you; bathrooms can baffle the best of us. A topic that seems to cause great confusion is the difference between an electric shower…
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Your Early Morning Shower Playlists: Relax, Sing and Smile

If there’s one thing that many of us struggle with it’s an early morning. Having to drag, or roll, our tired bodies out of our lovely warm bed is always a chore, and especially so when you’ve got a manic day ahead of you. We’re sure we’re not alone in having suffered an especially hard…
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How Clean Is Your Bathroom? A Step by Step Cleaning Guide from Aggie Mackenzie

It may be the smallest room in the house, but the bathroom isn’t necessarily the easiest or quickest area to clean and there can be a huge resistance to getting stuck in to the loo, particularly if it’s a busy household. But, like the kitchen oven, the longer you leave it, the less inclined you’ll…
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The Super Speedy 60 Second Shower Challenge

Been late for work too many a time? Has your water bill been rising recently? Or have you had frequent fallouts with your housemates due to your bathroom hogging habits? Then a shorter shower could be the solution for you. Aside from the obvious benefits to your daily routine, a speedy shower drastically reduces your…
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How To Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger

Redecorating your home, no matter how well you’ve planned it all out and how enjoyable you find the process, is always a bit of a headache. What makes it even more so is trying to put your plans into action whilst still being careful that your designs don’t have an adverse effect on the feel…
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7 Unusual Bathroom Cleaning Hacks That Actually Work

Let’s be honest, no one particularly enjoys scrubbing away grime in the bathroom. Understandably, toilets and plugholes are not things you want to spend a long period of your weekend cleaning. So, if you’d like to avoid devoting lots of time to this gruelling chore, here are 7 unusual bathroom cleaning hacks to make the…
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Silicone Vs Grout: What’s Best When Renovating Your Bathroom?

As an area that is constantly deluged by water, steam and condensation, the bathroom is in need of fittings that can stand these type of conditions on a daily basis. You also need to make sure that you’re using the correct products when installing these fittings, so that the finished result is smooth and watertight.…
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How To Bathe Your Baby Safely & With Style

When you’re a new parent everything you do with your baby can feel a little scary at first, from feeding and burping to strapping their car seat in. Even something as simple as making sure they’re nice and clean can present a bit of a puzzle. A million questions suddenly present themselves in a situation…
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Creating A Family Bathroom With A Freestanding Bath

When it comes to designing a family bathroom the essential ingredient is making sure you have a bath, which can accommodate every member of the family, no matter what age. With one of our freestanding baths, your bath is bound to be the central focus of the room and will help to tie together the…
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How To Create An Outdoor Dog Shower For Less Than £50

Walking your dog in the winter weather can get seriously messy. The rain, wind and darkness means plenty of mud for your pooch to roll around in, amongst other things. There’s nothing worse than having to bathe your dog and then clean the entire bathroom. We’ve got the perfect solution- an outdoor dog shower. What…
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5 creative ideas for making your bathroom feel more spacious

For the past decade, I have been working with several 5* hotel brands, designing public areas. The main focus has been on bathroom design. For guests, bathroom design and features, after the quality and size of the mattress, is the second most important aspect of staying at a hotel. Hours have been spent sketching bathroom…
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Bathroom Renovation DIY Tips

When it comes down to bathroom refurbishment or minor renovations, there are a gazillion ways to freshen up where you bath. But when it comes down to budgeting, both homeowners and tenants have to strictly plan and organize each and all handyman task in order to achieve the best combination of renovation and cost! What…
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5 Ways Technology Enhances Your Bathroom

Technology has been gradually encroaching on our lives over the past few decades, from most households owning a computer to being able to take phone calls on your watch. But one area that doesn’t tend to be appreciated is the bathroom. In most people’s minds, the bathroom is still a place where you find a…
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The Bathroom Renovation Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

New to bathroom renovation? Learn the basics with our latest cheat sheet infographic, from how to remove the old bathroom to tiling styles, tips and tricks for installation, and more.
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How to Fit a Shower in a Toilet or Small Bathroom

If you want to add a shower enclosure to a tiny bathroom – or even to a toilet room – it’s often tricky to get everything right. For a quick overview on how to make the most of your available space – and to end up happy with the finished product – just keep these…
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How To Fit A Heated Towel Rail

When fitting a heated towel rail in your bathroom you should first ensure you buy the correct one. Firstly this means checking the heat output is sufficient for your needs either to heat the room and dry your towels or just to dry the towels. We suggest using a heat calculator to work this out. Secondly…
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How to Fit a New Bath

Replacing and fitting a new bath can seem like a formidable task, but a homeowner with some experience and the relevant tools can get the job done themselves if they know how. The most important thing to do is plan ahead. Fitting a bathtub might be expensive, but any mistakes could cause flooding or structural…
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Beginners Tips To Installing Bathroom Wall Tiles

Most bathroom renovation projects require you to hire professionals, so it can be great to find one which you can complete yourself. Installing tiles – as long as they aren’t made of stone – is one task which DIY-ers can sink their teeth into, but there are still a few tips they’ll need to know…
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How to Choose The Perfect Bathroom Cabinet

How to Choose The Perfect Bathroom Cabinet A bathroom cabinet might not seem as important a purchase as a bath or shower, but there’s still plenty to take into account. Making the wrong decision could be costly, so use this quick and easy guide to ensure that you choose the best bathroom cabinet. Consider Style…
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How to Remodel a Small Bathroom

Smaller bathrooms are, in many ways, a lot easier to remodel than larger ones. After all, having to fill less space means having to spend less money, and usually means the job will be done quickly. However, these advantages are balanced out by the fact that you’ll have to work harder to ensure that everything…
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Picking the Right Bathtub Material

Whether you are just updating or totally remodelling your bathroom, one of the largest items you will be dealing with is the bathtub. Fortunately, we no longer have to settle for the traditional rectangular tub unless we want to. However, before deciding on a style of tub, choose which type of material you would like…
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How to Select a New Bathtub

When updating or remodelling a bathroom, one of the items that requires particular attention is the bathtub.  Part of this has to do with the simple fact that it is the largest item in the room and by size alone plays a major part in setting the tone.  It is also the most difficult to…
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Preparing Your Bathroom for Holiday Guests

The holiday season means more entertaining and more guests in your house. No doubt, you will spend a fair amount of time decorating your home to make it warm and inviting for your guests.  With more guests in the home, your bathroom will be busier than usual.  Follow these simple steps to keep your bathroom…
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Choosing The Right Basin

The first decision most people face when planning their bathroom makeover is selecting the basin.  At one point in time this was a fairly straightforward process. However with the vast number of styles now, not to mention the range of materials available, the selection process can seem daunting.  Knowing a bit about the different styles…
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How To Choose The Right Shower

In theory, buying a new shower should be a simple task. In reality, however, it can be a bit of a minefield. With so many types of shower to choose from and so many factors to consider, the task of buying a shower can seem overwhelming. As well as the practicalities such as boilers, water…
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Create A Blissful Bathroom

Do you dream of being able to bliss out in your bathroom? Lots of us do. Rather than forking out money for expensive treatments at pricey spas, we want to get that sense of wellbeing without leaving our homes. Buck the trend of installing a costly hot tub in your back garden and bring a…
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Creating Your Bathroom Floor Plan

If you are renovating or updating your bathroom, you need to be very clear from the start what you want to achieve and how you are going to reach that goal. An essential part of your plans will be to have a carefully created floor plan.  Obviously, your floor plan will be determined by how…
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How To Create The Perfect Family Bathroom

A bathroom that caters for the whole family – it’s something that many of us dream of, but it’s not always something we feel we can achieve. To work for all ages, both young and old, there are a number of things all bathrooms need. One is space – but that might not be possible.…
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How To Bathe Your Baby Safely & With Style

When you’re a new parent everything you do with your baby can feel a little scary at first, from feeding and burping to strapping their car seat in. Even something as simple as making sure they’re nice and clean can present a bit of a puzzle. A million questions suddenly present themselves in a situation…
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8 Tricks to Improve a Bathroom Without Any Windows

We explore 8 tricks to improve a bathroom that lacks natural light - from clever use of mirrors to getting the right accessories.
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How to Clean Your Bathroom Head to Toe

Is there any household chore that’s as gruelling as scrubbing the bathroom? From stray hairs to soap scum, the average bathroom is riddled with germs. However, cleaning the bathroom no longer has to be a nightmare fuelling process. These tips and miraculous solutions can ensure a squeaky clean bathroom and wash your worries down the…
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How to Declutter Your Bathroom

If you’ve not got a particularly large bathroom, you’ll be no stranger to the overcrowded basin and the frustration that accompanies it. Although it’s difficult to keep a spacious bathroom, especially if you’d consider yourself a hoarder, it’s necessary for a care-free life. Maximising space in the room you regularly get ready in minimises your…
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5 Tips For Bathroom Colour Success

We all enjoy decorating a bedroom, kitchen or living room and using our most creative flair to inject our personality into every corner of our living space. But the bathroom should not be left to suffer a clinical fate. Follow our tips to avoid this much used room becoming a dull white cavern that visitors…
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How To Make Your Bathroom Relaxing

Your bathroom is among the most used rooms in your home and as such deserves to be a haven of tranquillity no matter the occasion. We’ve collected the following five tips on how to make a relaxing bathroom, so that you can enjoy your space and make the most of this important room. Colour Scheme…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Tiling Your Bathroom

Did you know that roughly 70% of the average bathroom renovation expense is spent on labour costs for the professionals fitting your bathroom? With this being said, bathroom DIY is steadily increasing. As gruelling as attempting tiling yourself sounds, it can save you a lot of money, as well as give you eternal bragging rights…
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How To Match Your Tiles To The Bathroom Trends of 2016

When it comes to your bathroom, tiling is an effective solution for a room that constantly undergoes various levels of moisture from day to day. Tiles are simple to clean, hard-wearing and environmentally friendly. They’re also water resistant and an incredibly attractive option, coming in a large range of styles, colours and patterns. However with…
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Fantastic Ways To Make Your Bathroom More Colourful

A few simple cost and time effective changes are sometimes all that is needed to revitalise a room. As with any renovation, it’s important to have a style in mind and a colour scheme that will suit your space, helping you to feel calm, clean and collected
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How To Make Your Bathroom Cosier For 2016

How To Make Your Bathroom Cosier For 2016 In the colder temperatures and during long dark nights, chances are you’ll be spending more time relaxing at home rather than venturing out in bad weather. Follow our suggestions to warm up your bathroom in the colder months by adding some cosy touches.   Maximise the heat…
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