Concept Virtual Design Nominated for Customer Service Award

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We are very pleased to announce that Concept Virtual Design is a finalist in the 2014 KBBReview Awards for Best Bathroom Customer Service. The KBBReview Awards are celebrating their 20th year with nominees chosen from their Mystery Shopper reviews:

“In every issue of KBBReview our Mystery Shopper visits a different town and evaluates selected retailers in that area, based on her first impressions – and this appears as our famous Shopping Around feature. Out of the dozens of showrooms visited the Mystery Shopper picks a shortlist of favourites and an eventual winner for the Bathroom Customer Service of the Year Award.”

In May 2013, Concept Virtual Design received a 10 out of 10 score from the KBBReview mystery shopper – the very first perfect score she had ever given to a showroom. The reviewer praised the Concept Virtual Design bathroom showroom in Maidenhead and called it “a winning combination” of “friendly service” and a “classy” atmosphere. “The showroom manager […] couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly,” the Mystery Shopper said. Read the full review here.

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At Concept Virtual Design we pride ourselves on excellent service, beautiful design and a bespoke approach to each of our clients’ needs. We take care of our customers, offering high quality bathroom fixtures and fittings, tiles and furniture to make their vision come true. Working with private clients, architects and luxury developers, the Concept Virtual Design team creates stunning bathrooms, shower rooms, wet rooms and spas to suit every individual brief. With our A3 colour design service we ensure that your build or renovation goes smoothly and quickly with each trade working seamlessly together, using our detailed plans and designs. Visit our Maidenhead showroom to see examples of the top standard bathroom brands we use and speak to one of our design team.

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Beautiful Bespoke Bedrooms, from Top to Bottom

Creating your perfect bespoke bedroom means bringing the entire design together in a cohesive way – incorporating an effective layout with quality furniture and all the little details that make your room unique. Your bedroom should be a tranquil and luxurious place where you can relax at the end of the day, but it’s needn’t be just for sleeping! Your bedroom can also be your dressing room, a place to read or watch films, or even act as a home-office. To design your ideal bedroom, you need to decide exactly what purpose the room will serve. If you’re a developer designing several different types of bedroom, think about the type of buyer you want to appeal to – young professionals, families, people looking for a retirement home – and consider the types of bedroom fixtures and furnishings that would be most useful to them.

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When we work with architects, developers and project managers to design bespoke bedrooms, we look at the whole design as well as its composite parts, from top to bottom. Our A3 colour design and setting out service means that you are able to refer to a detailed plan of the room at every stage of construction and decoration, including individual elements like lighting and electrics, door positioning, and dimensions of bespoke furniture like built-in wardrobes. This allows each trade to work efficiently with each other and reduces the risk of delays or mistakes.

So, what are the elements that make a beautiful bespoke bedroom?

First, it’s essential to create the right floor plan. Traffic flow will move move mostly between the bedroom and the bathroom, so you may wish to incorporate an en-suite or wet room into your plans if you have the space. Similarly, walk-in wardrobes or dressing rooms can elevate a bedroom into an exclusive area that makes getting ready each morning a joyful experience.

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If you have any existing large pieces of furniture that you want to include in your plans, like a bed, storage, shelving, artwork, or seating, make sure you take accurate measurements so that you can make the best decision about positioning each piece.

Try to keep your bedroom design as simple as possible, with enough storage to ensure that the room stays de-cluttered and clear. Bookshelves, under-bed drawers, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, and storage chests are all options that allow you to keep your bedroom tidy while complementing with your overall aesthetic – choose materials, colours and textiles that suit your design to co-ordinate with other elements in your room.

Define a few choice focal points such as a stunning statement bed or headboard, a beautiful built-in wardrobe or a vintage piece of furniture. Complement these with timeless and stylish design choices like hardwood floors, shuttered windows or a luxurious rug.

Add your own unique style with individual details such as artwork, feature walls, bed linen, cushions, or even by incorporating luxury tiling into your bedroom decoration. As discussed in one of our previous blog posts, interesting tiling can create an amazing look for bedroom walls, and even work as a headboard.

Walk-in wardrobes or bespoke fitted wardrobes are a must in any luxury bedroom, providing you with the space and organisation to store and display your clothes and accessories while keeping in line with your overall bedroom design. The great thing about built-in wardrobes is the ability to pick and choose different storage elements; from rails to drawers to shelves to specially designed shoe racks and tie holders!

And finally, don’t forget about lighting. To set different moods in your bedroom, you’ll need the ability to choose between a variety of lighting styles: from bright and welcoming to warm and romantic. Discuss lighting options with your interior designer and architect to incorporate fixed lights into your bedroom, and consider additional lamps and lights to be positioned around the room.

For more examples of beautiful bespoke bedroom ideas, get in touch with us at Concept Virtual Design.

Concept Virtual Design have been given a 10/10 best showroom rating by independent reviewers from Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine.

Concept Virtual Design Wows KBB Mystery Shopper With 10/10 Score

Concept Virtual Design has received a perfect score from a mystery shopper review by KBB Review, who described our Maidenhead showroom as “classy” with “friendly service – a winning combination”.

Maidenhead luxury bathroom showroom

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine is a leading independent reviewer of manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, and has been providing valuable objective advice for designers, architects and private clients for over 25 years. Winners of their monthly mystery shopper reviews are automatically shortlisted for the KKB Review Awards, which will be held in Birmingham in March, 2014. The reviewer who visited the Concept Virtual Design showroom said she had never given a 10/10 rating before and that our attention to detail was evident in our displays and the customer service she received during her visit.

Here’s the KBB review in full:

From its black painted exterior to its imaginative window displays, this Villeroy & Boch bathroom showroom enticed me in.

There was a circular bath in the window with a gold mosaic walk-in spiral shower behind. Further in, I found more examples of showers and baths, plus a separate room showcasing Art Linea basin options, including console and wall-hung models all set against silver crocodile skin wallpaper. Frank Sinatra crooning softly in the background underlined the classy presentation.

The Showroom manager joined me and couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly. She explained how V&B basins, furniture and tiles all came in a variety of sizes so that I would be guaranteed to find something to fit. “Also, prices range from £89 for a basin to over £800, so it is very easy for us to meet your budget.”

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We’re thrilled that the mystery shopper from KKB loved our showroom, and we like to think it’s certainly not run-of-the-mill. We invest time and attention to all our customers, some of whom we have long-term business relationships with, letting them know that we are serious about their business and their individual projects. Concept Virtual Design works with luxury developers, architects, and private clients to provide exclusive interior design services and high quality products and fittings for bathrooms, wet rooms, steam rooms, bedrooms, and studies.

 

Creating a Period Style Bathroom

If you love period style, create a beautiful vintage bathroom by combining high quality fixtures with unique pieces of furniture to bring a mix of old and new together in harmony.

Firstly, decide on the type of vintage style you’d like to create – from iconic Art Deco or classic Victorian, there’s a wealth of inspiration to be had from years gone by. Do some research into the type of look your favourite era produced and think about which elements you’d like to incorporate into your bathroom. You don’t need to be completely authentic or bring period style to every aspect of your bathroom in order to create the look you want – sometimes it’s a case of choosing just a few central elements to give a sense of the era you’d like to emulate, for example: a stunning roll-top bath, striking black and white tiling or wallpaper.

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Mixing and matching can have a great effect, bringing together luxurious fittings, interesting antiques, artwork and modern elements to create a truly unique bathroom. If you’re going for genuine vintage pieces you may need to be patient in order to find the right piece of furniture for your space, but if you’re impatient you can always look for reproductions or modern units that emulate your chosen style.

If you already have period features in your bathroom try to make them the focal point of the room. Fireplaces, alcoves, bare floorboards and original tiles all deserve to be flaunted! You can also find original pieces that bring extra character into your bathroom at antique dealers, reclamation yards and even online – why not add a cast iron radiator, fit wooden shutters to the window, turn an old ladder into a shelving unit or restore a beautiful framed mirror?

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The options are endless when it comes to creating a period style bathroom, but if you need a little help designing your perfect luxury vintage bathroom. Let Concept Virtual Design bring your ideas to life with our exclusive interior design service see reviews here.

Make Your Bath the Centre of Your Luxury Bathroom

If you are planning a luxury bathroom – whether from scratch or as a remodelling project – then it’s worth considering making a statement of your bath. In any high quality bathroom, the bath is the centrepiece, and so it should be. A bath is such a luxury in our busy modern lives, so if you’re going to create the bathroom of your dreams, what could be more appealing than a stunning feature bath at the centre of your bathroom design?

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Baths are often placed in corners and against walls to make space for foot traffic and other fixtures, but if you are lucky enough to have the room available it’s well worth positioning your bath in the centre of your bathroom, or at least with free space around it. This gives an amazing visual impact, and far from cluttering the space, this positioning can actually creates a sense of extra space.

Both  modern and traditional styles of bath look fantastic as the centrepiece of your bathroom. Piping and fittings can be hidden so that your bath appears clean and neat in pride of place. If space is lacking you can still highlight your bath by placing it slightly away from a wall in a central position, creating an accent wall behind it using contrasting tiling, glass, natural stone, panelling or even wallpaper.

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Lighting can play a big part in the aesthetic of your luxury bathroom, and what’s better than a delicately lit relaxing bath? Providing the means for a variety of lighting options allows you to set the mood in your bathroom and draw attention to the fixtures, furnitures and architecture that make your bathroom unique and beautiful.