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 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 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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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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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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Make Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Sanctuary

Everyone deserves to have at least one room in the house where they can totally relax, free of worries, concerns, and distractions. This is increasingly becoming the job of the bathroom, a place where people can wind down after a long day while gently immersing themselves in a warm bath. To make that sanctuary feel…
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Make Your Bathroom Safe for Children

Bathrooms which are going to be regularly visited by young children need to be slightly adjusted to make sure that they are both accessible and safe for use. Bathroom renovations can be quite costly – never something welcomed by parents – but there are plenty of easy ways to make yours child-friendly, and they won’t…
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Budget Bathroom Upgrade Tips

There are many good reasons to remodel and update your bathroom.  This room gets a lot of use and even small improvements can add to the feel of the room. Its also worth noting that remodelling and updating the bath adds more to the value of your home than upgrades in almost any other area.…
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How To Fit A New Basin

Installing a bathroom sink or basin doesn’t necessarily have to mean a call to the plumber. By following some simple instructions, a confident and capable DIYer can easily master the task.  - Firstly, and perhaps obviously, ensure your water supply is turned off before you begin any work on your sink or basin (either via…
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Your Guide To Bathroom Tiles

When it comes to tiles, there’s a lot of choice out there. But while variety means that you are more likely to find something that suits your taste and requirements, it also means that choosing the right tiles for your bathroom can become a bit overwhelming, to say the least. There’s patterned, plain, glazed, textured,…
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Tips On Creating A Green Bathroom

Whether you are thinking about a bathroom renovation or not, you should consider a bathroom ‘greenovation’. The bathroom is often the room in which water use is highest, paper is wasted and harsh cleaning products are used on a regular basis- but this doesn’t have to be the case. Turning your bathroom into a ‘green’…
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How To Maintain A Toilet

Toilets are one of the most used pieces of furniture in the home and often taken for granted. Keeping them running smoothly is vital to the happiness and health of the family. This helpful article brings together ‘how to’ videos covering several aspects of toilet maintenance including the flush, dealing with blockages, detecting leaks and…
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Tips For Creating An Under-Stairs Cloakroom

Having a second toilet is a great addition to your home. Not only does it ease queues for the bathroom, but it can also add value to your property. The most obvious place is under the stairs, but you can easily create a cloakroom in any unused downstairs space. Here are some tips to help…
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Tips For Designing A Small Bathroom

When you are faced with a small space, planning and design become all the more important. The average bathroom in the UK gives you roughly three square metres of floor space to play with, so it is essential you make the most of it. Light up Good lighting is a priority in a small bathroom.…
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How To Remove Limescale In The Bathroom

Limescale is an off-white, chalky deposit that can be found on surfaces that come into regular contact with hard-water. Limescale can appear on many bathroom fittings and can leave chrome looking grey and dull. If left untreated, limescale can do serious damage, so it’s good to know how to remove it. Most limescale can be…
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How To Unblock A Toilet

To avoid any major issues or expensive call outs on Christmas Day here is a look at unblocking toilets without calling in the professionals. Plumbers can be quite costly and are not always necessary, sometimes it is worth carrying out these steps before making that dreaded call for backup. If you are having a go…
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How To Create A Relaxing Bathing Environment

There are many ways to create a relaxing bathroom to help you unwind and forget about the stresses of everyday life. 1. Organise your bathroom Even if you have a relatively small bathroom it is still a good idea to have some shelving or cupboard space to hide unsightly clutter, leaving worktops clear and tidy.…
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