‘Re-thinking our bathrooms layout was the key to success, say the owners of this three-bedroom Victorian terraced house in Middlesex.
The original bathroom looked tired, lacked light and was badly laid out with very little storage. The shower cubicle had one solid wall which obscured the window, making everything feel rather forced in. We wanted to make the bathroom look good and maximise its generous proportions.
To make the new layout work, the couple removed a partition wall next to the shower cubicle, moved the bath and basin and replaced the window. The shower stayed in the same position but with a smart new glass enclosure in its place.
Struggling to imagine the new space, the couple sought inspiration from a local bathroom designer, as well as friends houses, magazines, Pinterest and bathroom showrooms. They wanted the suite and matching furniture to be clean, simple and family-friendly hence the rounded corners and their plumber helped them source the items, saving money by buying at trade prices.
The finished bathroom is a room that is both functional and good looking with its smart green/grey metro tiles, white walls and wood-effect floor tiles. Before it was just a practical space that we had to use, say the owners, but now we love to relax in here. Were so pleased with the end result.
Status bath, Carron range
The faux wood floor tiles were another smart find. The rich warmth of the tiles and the wide plank design adds to the overall impact, while providing a non-slip surface. 'I was so impressed with how real they look' the owner explains.
Esteril Fieme floor tiles
Eurotiles & Bathrooms
Before work began, the old bathroom was tired, dark and had an awkward layout - what a brilliant transformation.