Be inspired by this colourful modern bathroom

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  • The owners of a four-bedroom property in Cheshire were keen to remodel their bathroom, which featured a bidet and a huge corner bath that took up a lot of space in the room.

    What they wanted was a light, bright space that, while modern, would still work for a growing family. They were keen to include a spacious walk-in shower and to add lots of decorative interest so the room didn’t feel too stark and clinical.

    Getting the layout right was vital and the owners decided to locate their new bath under the window, making room for a shower where the old bath had been. The loo could then move further along the wall, ensuring there was no need for costly additional pipework, while the space between the bath and shower provided the perfect gap for a vanity cabinet and basin.

    Before work began, the owners spent weeks browsing items online, always with their vision for a low-maintenance, contemporary finish in mind. They decided on a minimalist shower enclosure with child-friendly curves and a sleek built-in bath.

    A smart wall-hung vanity unit was chosen for its generous storage, but it is the statement tiles that really bring the scheme to life. ‘I got a sudden enthusiasm for colour and pattern,’ says the owner, ‘but I just wanted to be more adventurous. In the end we decided to use them on both the floor and a feature panel in the otherwise plain shower area.’ It took time to arrange the tiles in a pleasing patchwork, but the results are well worth the effort.

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