Prepare to be wowed by this amazing bathroom makeover

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  • Clever planning has given the owner of this house in South West London the en suite of her dreams

    The makeover
    A small, dark bathroom with no window or natural light, was what the owner of this house in South West London was faced with – far removed from the luxurious spa-style layout that she’d dreamed of.

    As the old bathroom was far too small to achieve the spacious layout the owner wanted, the project manager suggested converting an unused bedroom into an en suite which would adjoin the master bedroom.

    The room before

    The room’s new layout was driven by the owner’s desire for two defined areas: a bath, basins and storage in one zone, and a walk-in shower and loo screened off behind tall glass panels in the other area.

    The bathroom afterwards

    The bathroom was installed with only minor building work and the owner
    is enthusiastic about the results. ‘It’s luxurious and
    tranquil and I feel thoroughly pampered every time I step inside.’

    Defining spaces
    An enclosed wet room-style shower is separated by opaque panels that contain the water without restricting the natural daylight.

    Simply floored
    Continuing the parquet floor from the master bedroom into the en suite creates a sense of flow.

    Statement accessories
    Adding a freestanding bath, stylish tap, designer radiator and tactile marble gives the bathroom a boutique spa-like vibe.

    Screen between
    A bespoke opaque glass screen provides privacy and subtly separates the wet and dry bathroom zones.

    Off the wall
    A wall-hung vanity unit gives the bathroom a streamlined and clutter-free look, while a long run of mirrors adds to the sense of space.

    Luxurious finish
    The marble in the recessed ledge was part of a slab the owner bought to use throughout the house.

    What was spent:
    Natural stone Spoon freestanding bath, £2,900; Luna basins, £260 each; all Homeetc Bathroom.

    Design basin

    mixers, £219 each; bath mixer, £749, Mike Pro range; Stream II loo, £375, Bauhaus range; all Crosswater.

    Rapid SL frame with Cosmopolitan Starlight flush plate, £478, Grohe range, Bathroom Discount Centre.

    Bespoke vanity unit, £2,352, Cato Creative.

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