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The family bathroom in this 1930s semi was in serious need of an update. Dark and rather dingy, the room also had an odd shape which meant everything in it felt quite cramped. To enlarge the space, the owners knocked through the small corridor outside the room in order to create a more user-friendly rectangular shape and then took the bold decision to remove the walk-in shower
The light from the extra windows made all the difference, and the family now had a perfect blank canvas to design a stylish bathroom for their family.
While almost everything in the room was stripped out, the one feature that has survived is the stained-glass panel. As well as providing privacy, it also serves as a special reminder of the Art-Deco origins of the house.
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A slimline tallboy cabinet in an understated pistachio shade provides useful extra storage. It takes up very little floor space so keeps the room feeling open and bright. The narrow heated towel rail is also space saving and makes an eye-catching, period-style feature.
Having chosen a simple green and white colour scheme, the owners decided they could be more quirky with the rest of the design. The distinctive fan-motif floor tiles create a style statement, while prints and plants continue the colour palette and add character to the room.
Keeping to the period look, the owner chose this traditional bath mixer which perfectly partners the freestanding bath and 1930s-style metro tiles.
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The owner was keen to keep the renovated room bright and uncluttered. This meant that she needed to find storage that was big enough to hide all the bathroom necessities, but would also fit in with the period style. This elegant freestanding vanity unit suits both the period and the colour scheme.
The bathroom had a very different look before the owners got to work on it. 'It felt very dark as it only had one window and was boarded all the way around with marine ply,' they say. 'Now, it's peaceful instead of sombre and dark.'