From breeze blocks to new bathroom: Check out this new build’s contemporary en suite makeover

How a new build got an ultramodern bathroom design

After finding the perfect plot of land in Northampton, these homeowners decided to build their new family home from the ground up.

They also took this opportunity to design a spacious and contemporary en suite bathroom for their master bedroom – and here’s how they did it.


Learning from their previous, cramped bathroom they knew they wanted this one to be a showstopper with plenty of storage space and sleek sanitaryware.

‘In our previous home, the bathroom was cramped with a useless shower,’ explains the homeowner.

Their priorities for the new master bedroom en suite were a powerful shower alongside a stylish bath that required a large space.

Other must-haves where his-and-her sinks and a TV to watch whilst soaking in a modern tub. Nice touch!


After employing a local designer, the homeowners and their new team settled on a white and grey colour scheme with punches of acid green to match the Orla Kiely bedding in the master bedroom.

An oval, freestanding tub was fitted to stand diagonally across from a spacious shower lined with fashionable tiles. Across the room, two sinks sit under wall-hung taps beside large storage units, which were added above the tucked-away toilet.

The result, which took a month from start to finish, is a well-dressed space which the homeowners are thrilled with, saying: ‘This room is a big success. We love the bath, the freestanding tap and the storage units above the loo. There’s not a thing we’d do differently if we had to start all over again.’

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