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After knocking down the dividing wall, the owner installed a huge window to flood the bathroom with natural light. They then added mirrors on two walls to let light bounce around the room, for a bright and relaxing feel.

The bath and toilet were both sourced from Colourwash Bathrooms.

1/8 Light and bright bathroom makeover

bathroom with toilet seat and window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jamie Mason)

Click ahead for the before shot...

2/8 Bathroom before

bathroom with toilet seat and window

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The wall separating the old toilet and bathroom was knocked down, creating a much larger, and lighter bathroom. The toilet was moved to make space for a modern sink.

Overall cost: £4,600

Click ahead to see the dramatic transformation...

3/8 Main shower

white bathroom with mirror on wall and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jamie Mason)

The owner chose white walls and tiles to make the room look bigger and brighter.  Honeycomb-shaped mosaic tiles add interest and texture to the monochrome colour scheme.

The honeycomb tiles were sourced from Criterion Tiles.

4/8 Gloss surfaces

white background with flower vase and window

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To continue the relaxed and airy feel of the room, a glass counter top has been added in front of the window. Perfect for displaying decorative items, this sideboard helps reflect even more light around the all-white bathroom. The addition of mirrored panels on the tiles wall adds extra depth to the room.

For a counter top and mirrored panels like this, head to Taw Glaziers.

5/8 Sink unit

white wall with wash basin and mirror on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jamie Mason)

With a lack of storage in the bathroom, the owner cleverly utilised the wall (built to conceal the toilet cistern) to create shelves for toiletries - perfect for keeping surfaces clutter free.

This contrasting mirror helps bring the monochrome look together, for a similiar one, head to Next. The sink was sourced from Capital Marble Design.

6/8 Tap and mirror

tap on white wall anf mirror

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This sleek tap keeps the bathroom looking modern and stylish, and sits neatly amongst the honeycomb tiling. 

For a tap like this, head to Colourwash Bathrooms.

7/8 Built-in shelves

shelves on white wall and mirror

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Built-in shelves add much needed storage, and a mirrored back gives the illusion of space.  Painting the insides black adds extra contrast with the white tiling.

Use our Find a Tradesman tool to locate someone in your area to recreate this look for you.

8/8 Tile detail

toilet paper and soapwith white background

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jamie Mason)

Black grout has been added in key areas, to draw attention to the unusual honeycomb shape of the tiles. As well as fitting with the monochrome colour scheme, it adds depth and creates texture, in comparison to the sleek bath and modern floor tiles.

These floor tiles are from Tiles & Baths Direct, and the bath is from Colourwash Bathrooms.

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 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.