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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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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A Storage Cheat Sheet For Your Bathroom

No matter the size of your bathroom sometimes it can feel impossible to keep things from looking cluttered and untidy. With all the various lotions and potions elbowing for counter space it never seems like there’s a handy home for them all. Luckily, we’re here to help with our storage cheat sheet to help you…
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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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Your Guide to Silicone Sealing

The last thing you want in your bathroom is water getting into places it shouldn't be. You can prevent this from happening by silicone sealing the joins around the basins, bathtubs and shower trays. Here's a quick step-by-step guide on how to do it.  1) Clean the area  Use a knife or other sharp implement…
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Tiling Bathroom Walls

Bathroom tiles come in all shapes and sizes. In general the large format tiles contribute to making a bathroom look bigger due to having less grout lines criss-crossing the room. Tiles sized 40cm square, 30cm x 60cm and above are considered large format tiles. The use of borders, mosaics and trims can all add to…
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Installing A Wall Hung Toilet Frame

Wall hung pans are becoming very popular in the UK with their minimalist look and space saving advantages as traditionally our bathrooms don’t tend to be the largest room in the house. Installing a wall hung pan frame is actually very easy once you know how. Although there are many brands selling these frames Geberit…
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Installing A Bath Screen

One of the great developments of the past decade is strong, reliable and affordable bath screens so that the bath can comfortably serve a dual purpose. No longer are shower curtains, for many the bane of this experience, the only option. Bath screens offer a much more robust solution to add to your bathroom instead…
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Fitting Or Installing A Pair Of Taps

Although the modern mono-block mixer tap has outstripped the pair of taps in popularity, there are still a large minority of installations that require the fitting of a pair of taps. Some people still prefer the ability to run scalding hot water rather than the heat limited mixed water, which is potentially dangerous particularly when…
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Fitting A Basin Monobloc Mixer Tap

The basin monobloc mixer tap has overtaken the pair of taps in popularity and has become ubiquitous in the modern home. Although there are some similar steps involved in fitting them when compared to a pair of taps there are also many differences due to the mixer cartridge found inside the tap. Most of the…
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Installing A Bath

There are many different types of bath available with most of them requiring bath panels. Baths can be installed against one wall, fitted in a corner against two walls, whilst others can be freestanding away from all walls or in the centre of the room as a focal point. Baths can be made from a…
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Fitting A Heated Towel Rail

One of the great and simple pleasures in life comes when exiting your shower and wrapping yourself in a nice warm towel. Mmm… all clean and cosy! This is made possible largely due to the heated towel rail which dries and warms your towels as well as providing heating for the room. Gone are the…
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Fitting And Installing A Basin And Pedestal

There are so many more types of basin available today than there was ten years ago. You can hang basins on the wall, place pieces of furniture underneath, install them on counter tops, have them as pillars freestanding in the room and the list goes on. Still the most popular mounting style, largely due to…
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Fitting Or Tightening A Toilet Seat

Is there anything more annoying than sitting down on a loose toilet seat that shifts from side to side? Well yes I guess there is…but it is still very annoying! And, although it shifts from side to side, a lot of people will leave it like this for a while before fixing it or replacing…
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Soakology | Useful Tips To Know When Adding A Downstairs Bathroom

Useful Tips To Know When Adding A Downstairs Bathroom Investing in a downstairs bathroom is a great way to make the most of under-used space such as a dark and dusty cupboard under the stairs, or perhaps an empty utility room.   Adding an additional bathroom can help to increase the value of your house…
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10 Ways To Maximise Storage Space In A Small Bathroom

Storage is one of the first things that you have to compromise on when you have a smaller bathroom. Keeping surfaces clear and having a place for everything to be put away is more important in a smaller space, as too much clutter can make the room feel even more cramped.  Check out our ideas…
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Four Tips To Update Your Bathroom On A Budget

4 Tips to Update Your Bathroom on a Budget The average adult spends approximately 30 minutes per day in the bathroom, and 1 in 4 of us spend over an hour in there each day. We would probably all spend longer than that if we had a brand new bathroom to relax in, but this…
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How To Clean Your Whirlpool Bath | Soakology

How to Clean Your Whirlpool Bath Whirlpool baths are one of the most indulgent items which you can include in your home, but there’s no denying that they present a slightly greater challenge than normal tubs when it comes to cleaning. After all, there are more crevices due to the number of pipes and jets,…
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Four Ways a Wall-Mounted Holder Will Make Your Toothbrush More Hygienic

Out of all the items in the bathroom, your toothbrush is almost certainly the one which you’re most concerned about keeping as clean as possible. One of the best ways to make sure that happens is to buy and install a wall-mounted holder. Here’s why it’s the best option for keeping your toothbrush free from…
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How to Create a Bathroom Which Grows With Your Children

Making your bathroom child-friendly can be a long process which often becomes expensive, so it’s worth taking the time to consider which changes will last your family right up until your children are ready to fly the nest. Here’s how to make a child-friendly bathroom which you won’t need to renovate again five years down…
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How To Create A Spa-Style Bathroom | Soakology

How to Create a Spa-Style Bathroom As lovely as it is to visit a spa for a bit of indulgence, leaving is always a little difficult. Luckily, making a few changes to your own bathroom can help create a little slice of spa-style luxury in your very own home. Here’s how to transform a basic…
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How to Unplug/Unclog Your Bathroom Sink | Soakology

How to Unplug Your Bathroom Sink Unplugging or unblocking a bathroom sink isn’t something which many homeowners look forward to, but you can skip calling a professional and do it yourself to save a bit of money. It might not be a particularly pleasant task, but it should only take around 15-30 minutes, and it’s…
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Maximise the Space in a Cloakroom Toilet

Making a cloakroom larger can add value to your property, but there’s often no available space to extend into. If this is the case for yours, just use these design tips to make the room feel larger without extending a single wall. Extend the Counter Storage space is at a premium in cloakrooms, but you’ll…
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How to Give Your Bathroom a Minimalistic Look

How to Give Your Bathroom a Minimalistic Look If you’re hoping to provide your bathroom with a touch of minimalistic chic, but aren’t sure where to start, then this is just the guide you’ve been searching for. Minimalistic bathrooms are stunning spaces, but they don’t need to cost the earth or involve the hiring of…
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