Step inside this modern bathroom makeover

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The owners of this house chose to rip out their dated bathroom suite and make a chic freestanding bath the centrepiece of the room. With the addition of glossy granite tiles and lime-green accents, they’ve created their own modern sanctuary.

1/7 Bath

bathroom with white bathtub

(Image credit: Eamon McAfee)

Stevenson and Reid

2/7 Bright white sanitaryware

toilet with white commode

(Image credit: Eamon McAfee)

The bright-white walls and sanitaryware, mixed with the light wood of the units and doors, helps to create a relaxing spa feel.


3/7 Towel ladder

bathroom with white wall

(Image credit: Eamon McAfee)

Towel ladders are the new towel rails. In this glossy bathroom the bath sheet storage adds a rustic touch and, as it doesn't need to be fixed to the wall, it can easily be repositioned.

Towel ladder
Fired Earth
Christy Towels

4/7 Function versus design

modern bathroom sink ideal home

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The owners sensibly chose a practical compact mixer tap – a curved design would have splashed water over the shallow edge of the basin.

Sink unit with sink
Polished charcoal Tiles
Ceramica etc

5/7 Mirrored bathroom cabinets

modern bathroom sink unit

(Image credit: Eamon McAfee)

mirrored cabinet adds extra storage for cosmetics, while undercounter units ensure a clutter-free bathroom.

Oak cabinet

6/7 Sanctuary chic

bathroom with white wall and bathtub

(Image credit: Eamon McAfee)

Although contemporary in design, the freestanding bath has sweeping curved lines, creating an organic feel, which is echoed in the curved shape of the bath tap.

Freestanding bath
Stevenson and Reid
Polished Charcoal tiles
Ceramica Etc

7/7 The bathroom before…

bathroom with tiles wall and bathtub

(Image credit: Eamon McAfee)

To achieve the spa-like bathroom space that the owners wanted, the bath was ripped out and the new one placed under the window. The addition of stud walls to frame it now gives you the real wow factor as you enter the room.

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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.