Be inspired by a contemporary bathroom makeover

Need some inspiration to create a modern country bathroom makeover? This real lfe bathroom makeover from Ideal Home features a new ultramodern wet room installed into a 17th-century farmhouse for a contemporary country feel.

The step up to this stunning shower area has inset LED lights for softer lighting at night.

For similar carpet try Wool Chunky in Cream at Crucial Trading. (opens in new tab)

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1/8 Contemporary bathroom makeover

Click ahead for the before shot...

before bathroom makeover

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2/8 Bathroom before

The bathroom in this 17th-century farmhouse was in need of updating. The owners wanted to install a shower and prevent the room from feeling divided and lacking in focus.

Click ahead to see the dramatic transformation...

contemporary bathroom washbasin

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3/8 Basin

The modern wall-hung unit breaks up the long space. The partition wall provides a place for the large mirror and simple tiled splashback.

Find splashback tiles like these at Kirkstone (opens in new tab). The mirror is from Ripples (opens in new tab).

bathroom bathtub ideas before

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4/8 Bath

The freestanding roll-top bath adds a touch of country character to the new bathroom. It also stops the overall look feeling too modern.

For a similar bath try the Duchess corner bath from the Cooke & Lewis range at B&Q (opens in new tab)

bathroom shower ideas

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5/8 Bathroom shower

The large walk in wet-room area features a tiled shelf which provides a convenient place to store toiletries.

For similar wall and floor tiles try Oxford Stone & Marble (opens in new tab).

bathroom window sitting area ideas

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6/8 Window seat

The window seat hides pipework but also provides a perfect view of the garden below.

bathroom shower and toilet

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7/8 Bathroom shower cubicle

The owners made better use of the space by creating a false wall to separate the walk-in shower. The toilet has been neatly hidden behind the newly-created vanity area.

The shower screen, fittings, toilet, vanity unit and teak worktop are all from Ripples (opens in new tab). The wet area mosaic floor tiles are from Lakeland Stone. (opens in new tab)

bathroom sink closeup

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8/8 Bathroom sink

The contemporary basin sits above the modern vanity unit.

The basin and tap are both from Ripples (opens in new tab).

Want to be inspired by other real-life room makeovers? Take a look inside this modern country kitchen makeover (opens in new tab).

Thea Babington-Stitt
Thea Babington-Stitt

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.