From bulky bathroom to sleek shower room, you won’t believe this makeover

How a dated family bathroom was given a stylish new lease of life

The owners of this bathroom tackled a new design for the room as a priority project when they bought their new 1980s four bed house in Suffolk.

The en-suite room featured a pretty dated suite with a bath, separate shower and bulky boxed-in pipework.

bathroom with bathtub and tiles on wall

(Image credit: TBC)

The makeover:

The owner was keen to strip away the units and update it with a spacious shower room, creating a relaxed and calm space.

This was achieved by removing the bathtub completely, which gave more space to work with when putting together the sleek, light and bright design.

The wall the bath once ran along became the walk-in shower and large storage unit featuring both shelving and cupboards for lotions and potions.

modern bathroom to shower room makeover

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitemore)

New flooring was fitted, along with a glossy vanity unit. The large bathroom window wasn't left out of the project, either. It got a new cream and purple blind to compliment the room.

Soft green metro tiles with white grouting make the room feel really light, airy and spacious, and the streamlined integrated storage solutions mean the room is clutter free with just colour pop towels on display
(and everything else handily hidden away behind closed-door cupboards).

Like this look? Here's a breakdown of what was spent where...

Shower £2,804

Loo £288

Vanity unit £1,092

Basin and tap £463

Wall tiled £441

Floor tiles £182

Mirrored cabinet £984

Heated towel rail £201

Lighting £500

Blind £663

Total: £7,618.


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.