KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
16th February 2018
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Thirty6 - new thinking for the smallest room
Despite the typical British bathroom being only six feet square or smaller, today's bathroom remains one of the most considered spaces in home design. With new homes including two or more bathroom spaces as standard - most of which are small in dimension - builders and plumbers are actively seeking products that make the best use of available space for the homeowner.
Consumer design expectations for these compact rooms is fuelled by TV programmes, magazines and brochures showcasing high design standards across the home.
Understandably, homeowners want these same standards despite limitations on space.
With this in mind new bathroom brand Thirty6, launched this week, has rearticulated the bathroom with fresh thinking from design company Bluefrog. The result is MyHome, the first instalment of a new range made for typical British bathroom spaces that will allow homeowners to stamp a unique identity in the one room where privacy is assured.
"MyHome has been designed to make the room feel more spacious whatever the size," explains Roger Cooper, director for Thirty6.
"Photographing bathrooms for brochures or TV requires studio sets far larger than the usual British bathroom. In order to achieve the best from the set design, the physical spaces used never reflect real bathrooms. However, meeting a customer's expectations in a space only six-foot square can be achieved by innovative product design and clever room planning."
As an example, super-thin basin rims that mean the washing area of a 50cm basin is as large as a 60cm size. Dual-flush compact toilets that have the shortest projections into the room are matched up with an elegant, slim cistern.
Innovation with mini basin mixers designed to perfectly match with smaller basins and an Xofill fitting that does away with the need for bath taps, so leaving the bath rim clear of brassware... MyHome also includes a range of compact baths starting at just 150cm in length and a stylish range of furniture.
Stocked exclusively by the Plumb Center group, Thirty6 is the solution for builders, installers and plumbers who are looking for top quality, well-designed products at a highly competitive price. With availability from over 500 Plumb Center branches across the UK and Northern Ireland, Thirty6 can also be supplied by bathroom designers and retailers.
"With rising house prices and space at a premium, new homes will need to make small spaces seem big. This range meets the needs of housebuilders and those who are refurbishing existing buildings."
17th June 2016