Re-working the layout worked wonders for this once dark and dated bathroom.
When the owners moved into their five-bedroom detached house in East Sussex, they soon realised that the Edwardian property would need refurbishing throughout. We considered doing everything at once, but decided it was better to do things in small chunks over the years,’ say the owners. The couple decided to hire local bathroom designer Chris Burton of The Brighton Bathroom Company.
Altering the look of the bathroom without too many additional costs was essential. The owners suspected that the room had once been divided into two to create a separate loo, as there were two different-sized windows and the loo was positioned too close to the bathroom door. After deciding to shuffle things around, they relocated the loo to the right-hand wall, which freed up more space. They also removed an old water tank from a cupboard to create more storage space.
In keeping with the period property, the owners opted for traditional sanitaryware and fittings throughout, but also wanted to include an over-the-bath shower. It was a design challenge to stop the shower detracting from the roll-top bath, but a minimalist glass screen does the job well.
Geometric floor tiles in shades of blue and grey complement the rooms subtle colour scheme.
Encaustic floor tiles
Window film was a cost-effective alternative to blinds and gives a subtle, traditional accent to the bathroom.
Similar window film
The Window Film Company
Before work began, the old bathroom was dark, dated and dingy – what a brilliant transformation.