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.'
An enclosed wet room-style shower is separated by opaque panels that contain the water without restricting the natural daylight.
Continuing the parquet floor from the master bedroom into the en suite creates a sense of flow.
Adding a freestanding bath, stylish tap, designer radiator and tactile marble gives the bathroom a boutique spa-like vibe.
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.
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.
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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