Stunning new showrooms from Preston Plumbing Supplies are filled with the latest ideas in bathroom design to complement your home and lifestyle. Stephanie Sparrow reports. Photography: Roger Moore
There’s a buzz about bathrooms this autumn as Preston Plumbing Supplies welcomes customers to its new Brookfield Street showroom. The spacious and gleaming new store, filled with natural light, is the perfect backdrop for inspiring displays in both cutting edge and traditional styles by leading names in bathroom innovation.
Preston Plumbing Supplies has been a locally renowned source of design and installation advice for more than 30 years, and the new showroom, run by the same trusted team, reinforces these credentials.
Easily accessible with free customer parking, the striking new PPS logo sets the tone for the forward-thinking ideas inside. A chic industrial feel has been designed for the interior, allowing exposed brickwork and pipes, in the style of a trendy New York loft, to create a stage for sleek, modern designs such as the minimalist free-standing baths from Waters Baths of Ashbourne.
For more traditional tastes, further inspiration can be found in the thoughtfully laid out room sets. Decorated in today’s fashionably subtle shades, accessorised by beautiful panelling and wallpaper, they demonstrate how sinks, baths, showers and loos, in heritage styles from Imperial Bathrooms for example, could look in your home.
There are plenty of new ideas to explore at Preston Plumbing Supplies, but one thing that will never change is its dedication to great service. The firm has played a large part in many customers’ lives over the past three decades, and has helped them equip their first homes, family dwellings and cosy downsized properties.
Such repeat business speaks for itself, but as social media shows, new clients are keen to post their praise for “good old-fashioned customer service”, competitive pricing and expert advice. Some customers are even sharing their stylish new bathrooms from Preston Plumbing Supplies online, setting the internet humming with bathroom envy.
Aiming to be a one-stop shop for quality bathrooms, the new Brookfield Street showrooms offer exquisite finishing touches, taps and showerheads, particularly the retro-look large, round showerheads in a range of finishes from VADO, which will make a design statement. Matt black taps and shower controls suit a modern, minimalist style, whereas its brushed gold range adds warmth to more traditional suites.
Attention to detail counts. Are you aware of the impact that radiators can create in your new bathroom? The helpful team at Preston Plumbing Supplies has created a radiator wall to showcase the latest styles and shapes. Look out for striking matt black designs to add the wow factor to modern suites, an exciting choice of space-saving vertical towel warmers, or for the traditionalists, an evocative range of period-style radiators.
If this extensive range of suites, showers and cloakroom facilities leaves you feeling spoilt for choice, just ask the team for their advice on effective room layout.
Working from your room dimensions, the team will help you map out a bespoke bathroom and suggest styles and ranges to suit your taste and budget. Homes where space is at a premium can choose from shower units for tight corners, or compact sinks or loos that will make the most of cramped downstairs cloakrooms.
Luxurious vanity units or fitted cupboards are a space-saving and elegant way to add storage and flair to your personal spa or busy family bathroom. The new showroom features cabinetwork in the latest hues, including classic blue, the pantone colour of the year.
Preston Plumbing Supplies is keen to prove that good design and layout needn’t cost the earth. It is renowned for competitive pricing, and, as a one-stop shop, its new, larger, trade counter offers an extensive range of products for the DIY and professional fitter.
More than an investment in your home, a new bathroom can help wellbeing. In a year when the pandemic has pushed good health to the forefront of our minds, it can be an opportunity to draw on reassuring advances in product design and hygiene.
For example, you might want to consider no-touch taps, such as the Aquasee range from VitrA bathrooms, and no-touch flush loos too. Preston Plumbing Supplies even offers the latest combined loo and bidet. When parents have dashed home from work, or children have just burst through the doors from school, these facilities can offer great peace of mind.
And of course, a bathroom which is designed to make the best use of the space available will be easier to keep clean and organised, and so ultimately more hygienic.
A beautiful bathroom will certainly enhance your home and could enhance your life.
Preston Plumbing Supplies
Brookfield Street, Preston PR1 1NR