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A wall-mounted cupboard provides streamlined storage for all your bathroom essentials...
Top: This oak cabinet with 34 LED lights features two glass shelves, a recharging socket and a no-touch on/off switch.Instinct Integrated LED bathroom cabinet, £530, John Lewis
Bottom left: Handcrafted from oak with a soft-close door, this comes in green, eau de nil or white perfect for a modern country bathroom.
Compass bathroom cabinet, £260, Obi Furniture
Bottom right: With a mirrored door that slides left or right to reveal side shelves, this cabinet is perfect for a contemporary bathroom scheme.
Sphere bathroom cabinet, £265, Hudson Reed
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19 colours in range. 908.2g. 99 x 149.5cm. Range: face towel, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet.
Good points: Gained full marks for its ability to retain water and its speed of absorption. No visible pulled threads after ten wash and dry cycles.
Drawbacks: Colour faded after ten washes. Lost some of its sheen. Some shrinkage occurred.
14 colours. 851.8g. 100 x 153cm. Range: face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and XL towel.
Good points: High score for appearance after ten wash and dry cycles. Good sized towel which did not shrink excessively on washing.
Drawbacks: Not very dense to start with. Became less soft after washing and a few threads pulled.
18 colours in range. 442.5g. 70 x 130cm. Range: face cloth, hand towel, bath towel, bath sheet.
Good points: Good absorbency score.
Drawbacks: Became less soft after washing and had some pulled threads, some shrinkage occurred.
30 colours in range. 524.8g. 69 x 128cm. Range: face cloth, guest towel, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet.
Good points: Low shrinkage result after ten washes.
Drawbacks: Colour faded dramatically after ten washes and a lot of threads had pulled.
16 colours in range. 424.6g. 68 x 127cm. Range: hand towel, bath towel, face cloth and bath sheet.
Good points: High performance score, particularly on speed of absorbing water.
Drawbacks: Thin, coarse towel. Threads easily pull out. Too small for an everyday towel. Gained below average shrinkage score.
6 colours. 713.4g. 90 x 151cm. Range: face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet.
Good points: Minimal shrinkage.
Drawbacks: Very slow to absorb water. Became less soft after washing.
33 colours in range. 949.4g. 90 x 180cm. Range: face cloth, hand towel, bath towel, XL bath towel.
Good points: Softness remained after washing.
Drawbacks: Few pulled threads after its ten wash and dry cycles. Felt to be too big a towel. Wasn't felt to be very absorbent as it was too soft. Some shrinkage occurred.
8 colours in range. 425.3g. 70 x 138cm. Range: hand towel and bath towel.
Good points: Absorbed water quickly. No visible loose threads after ten wash and dry cycles.
Drawbacks: Lost its softness quite early on. Some shrinkage occurred.
10 colours. 443.7g. 70 x 132cm. Range: face towel, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet.
Drawbacks: Lost its softness quite early on.
2 colours in range: blueberry and thistle. 698.2g. 69cm x 140cm. Range: face cloth, guest towel, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet.
Good points: Absorbed water quickly.
Drawbacks: Few pulls. Didn't leave fluff on tester, but some remnants on the floor.
6 colours in range. 595.3g. 70 x 135cm. Range: face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet.
Good points: Moulded well around body.
Drawbacks: Low performance score. Lots of pulled threads, even after first use.
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