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How have bathrooms changed in the last half-century?

One main bathroom was most common, and throw-back pinks from the 50s were still present in many dated bathrooms. Mint green and blue became popular as well as psychedelia colour schemes in the late 60s.


New materials such as vinyl flooring and laminate surfaces became available. Some bathrooms had wall-to-wall shag carpeting, and there was a switch to more earthy colour schemes.


In this era of rising house prices and spending, the bathroom became a retreat in many homes. Many had corner whirlpool tubs, yet Victorian-style was popular too. Colour schemes common at the time were pastels such as teal and peach, or mauve and hunter green.


The corner bath continued to be fashionable but more bathroom furniture became popular such as vanity dressing-room style amenities with large mirrors.


For homes with a master-suite, it became more spa-like. Granite started to become popular as well as bronze fixtures and glass-enclosed showers.


2010s onwards

The most popular counter surface has become Quartz, and wood cabinetry in grey or white has become a modern trend. Customers as favouring free-standing baths, although many people are favouring a large luxurious walk-in shower in their main bathroom. En-suite bathrooms for one or more bedrooms are often required.


Technology also plays a main part in today’s bathrooms with smart-lighting, seat warmers, self-cleaning toilets and many more gadgets. What will the future hold? Call us today for Bathroom disabled access adaptations in Aldershot for your home.




Aldershot railway station has been identified as being in need of improvement to help the transformation of Aldershot town centre, with the works being completed towards the end of the year.


Some improvements resulting from the scheme by Hampshire County Council will include:

  • Priority junction at the teardrop roundabout of Station Road and Arthur Street
  • Installing a tiger crossing to advantage cyclists and allow wider, level surfaces
  • New cycle route
  • Improve access to station
  • New two way traffic areas


The scheme for the railway station forecourt will improve public transport interchange as well as pedestrian links into the main town centre. If you are considering a renovation project or a new Bathroom in Aldershot, visit our showroom in Holder road, Aldershot.


Add value to your home by adding an en-suite bathroom


Even the smallest spaces in your home can be turned into stylish and practical en-suite bathrooms. It only takes a little imagination, planning and professional advice and will often add value to your home.


Today, smaller houses will often have a family bathroom as well as an en-suite one by using modern space saving products.


When offering your house for sale, a well-planned and correctly constructed en-suite bathroom can increase its desirability as well as add value to your home. The channel 4 Homes website implies that a typical four bedroom house with an en-suite bathroom can be worth as much as £10,000 to £20,000 more. If you are consider fitting a Bathroom wetroom in Guildford then call us today.


Crosswater Super Sale Now on!


Now is the perfect time to choose a new bathroom or shower unit as Crosswater have their annual super sale running from 24th September to 11th November.


With up to 60% of many items it is a great opportunity to upgrade or renew your existing Bathroom or Shower room.


Grosvenor Merchants who have a Bathroom Showroom in Aldershot are official suppliers of the Crosswater range of products.


Bathroom Trends 2018


Here are a few of the up and coming bathroom trends for the new season Indigo Blues


Hints of different blues are perfect for bathrooms, this years feature colour? – Indigo. Bold Bathrooms


Gone are the days of all white bathrooms, feature a bold, full-colour bath or basin to add some drama and luxury to your bathroom space. Sunken Bathing


Boutique hotel styled sunken baths are all the range in 2018. Indulge in a slipper shaped tub or make a statement by sitting it in the centre of your room. Matt Finish Furniture


Gloss is still the go-to for bathroom design, but for a larger space, muted grey-blue matt finishes add real luxury against wood or stone materials.


To embrace the 2018 bathroom trends, visit Grosvenor Merchants Showroom in Farnborough today.

Smart bathing


Aqualisa’s range of smart showers now include a remote control that ensures your shower temperature is at exactly the right level before you step into the shower. The smart technology extends to your bath, where once set up it will automatically fill the bath to the level and temperature required. A particularly useful safety feature for the family home.