As part of a 1970s house, this bathroom hadn’t been updated for more than 30 years when the owners moved in. This meant there was plenty of room for improvement. ‘For a family of five, the main bathroom was not at all child friendly,’ explains the owner. ‘The decor was old-fashioned and the bath had a leaky shower-head. The window was a good size, but any natural daylight was absorbed by the gloomy cream and black tiles.
‘The old room was full of dusty nooks and crannies, but its saving grace was the large vanity unit under the basin. We wanted to replace it with a modern version of the same thing.’
The owners' main priority was to incorporate a practical walk-in shower, but they couldn't see how to accommodate one in such a small space. The bathroom also needed to be easy to clean and maintain and have plenty of storage. A simple hinged glass shower door allows the blue mosaic tiles to stand out.
'Looking after three young children, I simply didn't have time to manage builders, so I hired someone to do it for me,' says the owner. 'She worked out a new layout and gave me the confidence to choose the vibrant mosaics. As we were having the whole house renovated, we temporarily relocated back into our old home, which we'd been renting to tenants, and returned eight months later once most of the work had been completed.'