We’re already a quarter of the way through the year, can you believe it? Easter time is upon us and summer is getting ever closer. Now is a good time to analyse the retail market and gain an accurate interpretation of how different brands are performing. It is still early in the calendar year but initial signs can give a good indication of what the coming months have in store. We can undoubtedly expect some new additions and even more breath-taking bathroom designs! For now though, we’re taking a look at what we expected and what is already proving to be the best bathroom brands of 2017. There is a lot of competition this year, as always, and numerous top quality brands are producing unbelieve products. This time around we are focusing on luxury and style. We’ve listed below our top 5 most luxurious shower brands of the year in no particular order. Read the list in full and see if you agree!
The Magnificent Merlyn
The Merlyn brand is a magnificent way to kick off our list. Merlyn shower enclosures and trays are both luxurious and divine. In fact, Merlyn shower trays are some of the most luxurious you’re ever likely to find. The Truestone trays are available in quadrant, square and rectangle shapes all in various sizes. These wonderfully crafted slate trays are ultra-slim and available in two finishes – White and Slate Black. Simple yet elegant, Merlyn shower trays introduce an element of natural beauty to your bathroom design.
All Merlyn showers feature either 8 series or 6 series doors and panels. The frameless hinged and sliding door varieties are some of the best available on the market today. Functionality is effortless to maintain the crisp and graceful aura the aesthetic provides. From bifold to infold, the magnificent Merlyn can cater for most shower suite requirements. Our most favourite Merlyn shower enclosure option is the 8 Series Frameless Hinge & Inline! Look how smooth and beautiful the glass panels sit together. Superb quality!
Simply Stunning VADO Showers
VADO is a brand that does it all, from robe hooks to shower heads and everything in between. VADO showers are particularly striking though. The highlight of the brand undoubtedly lies within its shower features and related products. The VADO Westbury shower valves are simply stunning and would bring any bathroom to life. The contemporary design of these taps has a subtle nod towards our heritage and the Victorian brass of old! Yet the features fit so perfectly in the modern-day bathroom environment.
The Te Mono and Synergie basin range offer more of a strictly modern approach, with cube-like design and features. The visual impact of these mixers is massive with high aesthetic appeal. The brand also offers more substantial features, such as Reflection mirror cabinets. If you’re feeling particularly frivolous you can splash out on a VADO Bodytile and have water splash on you from the side. Fancy! The whole VADO shower selection is dripping in luxury and well worth a look!
It’s Chic - It’s Crosswater
The square bath fillers offered by the Crosswater brand are simply beautiful. There is no other word to describe them. The shower valves aren’t too bad either! These are the type of accessories and features you’d expect to find in a luxury five-star hotel anywhere in the world. Crosswater shower features aren’t the cheapest by result, but the quality of their products is undeniable. This is some of the most lavish bathroom attire you’re ever likely to see and it’s well worth the investment. Not only will Crosswater become a focus point of the bathroom, but also a talking point for the whole household.
Products usually range from being perfectly square or neatly rounded, that seems to be the brand’s edge if you will. The Totti collection is almost a cross between the two and an exception to this rule that works beautifully well also. The cross-shaped tap handles take influence from traditional designs with a modern-day finish. All in all, Crosswater showers represent bathroom luxury at its absolute finest. This is a top-quality brand that deserves its place on our list! You can see the entire Crosswater shower range here.
Okay, so this brand definitely makes our list, even though we’re pretty sure we are pronouncing it wrong! Only kidding – Hansgrohe (pronounced Hans-Grow-Huh we believe) is a wonderful bathroom brand with lots of exciting little innovations. Their product offering begins with simple yet elegant Tails and Focus shower mixers. These tend to follow a similar downward beak-shaped lever design that almost makes your tap looks like it has a little nose!
The luxury really begins with the wonderful ShowerSelect touch thermostats and shower controls. These little gizmos are simply stunning. Alter the outlet of your Hansgrohe shower with the touch of a button, like a tablet computer in your shower! Speaking of tablets in the shower, check out the gorgeous Hansgrohe Showertablet Select 300. Without doubt, though, the best thing about the Hansgrohe shower range is the selection of Raindance showerheads. These are just magical! Available in circular, square and rectangular shapes to suit every taste; it literally feels like showering in rainfall. You won’t get a better shower experience!
The Hansgrohe Axor range offers an alternative style and design choice, with the use of flat panels and elongated features being the most prominent. Axor basin mixers are extremely good looking and the quality of material is second to none across the board. With so much style and choice in the entire Hansgrohe showers range, this is definitely one of our favourites for 2017.
You Simply Must Love Matki
If you didn’t previously catch our blog post on the reasons why Matki is the perfect bathroom choice – go check it out! It’s well worth a read just to admire the beauty of the images included! The delicately crafted chrome features compliment this stylish and contemporary design extremely well. The chrome framing also contributes towards the overall feeling of openness and space that the Matki creates. New Illusion and New Radiance make up the brands offering, with real durability and quality. Matki shower enclosures are supplied in seamless, functional styles and in several different sizes. Choose between hinged and sliding doors or quadrant and pentangle enclosures. Whatever suits your requirements best.
Matki Eauzone is a particularly strong arm of the brand, offering luxury and innovative practicality. The Eauzone bathroom additions are elegant and stylish, providing the perfect touch to your ideal bathroom environment. The design is in the detail too as functionality is at the heat of everything that Matki Eauzone does. First off, their non-slip and secure hinges, perfect for adjustment and practicality, are patented and renowned in the field. Cushion stop technology prevents unnecessary breakages of peace and tranquillity with simplicity and panache.
The Matki Eauzone range also features two beautiful shower tray designs, named Continental and Quintesse. Check out the product page on the link above for more details and for a closer look. Together, all elements of a Matki shower combine to provide a relaxed and carefree shower space.
Bathrooms Direct Yorkshire Here to Help
That’s it folks! That was our top five luxurious shower brands for 2017! The year is still young and many more developments will come we are sure. We are excited to see what is around the corner and if any other brand names can break into our top five list!
If you’d like to discuss some of these bathroom designs further, we are here to help Monday - Saturday. We can provide some more information, a deeper insight and even advise the best solution for your enquiry. It’s not hard to reach us, just give us a call on 01226 770383 or visit our contact page. One of our team members will be more than happy to assist.
We have plenty of other choices here at Bathroom Direct Yorkshire with a lot of quality too! This list represents our cream of the crop – but there are plenty of other top quality and luxurious brands to choose from. For more information visit our home page or again, get in touch for a chat! Your perfect bathroom awaits!