Step inside this modernised shower room

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Having lived in their house for over 16 years, this couple felt the time had come to either move again or completely renovate the house. After consulting an architect and seeing his plans for a huge building project, they decided to stay put and extend the house.

The new design gave them a two-storey rear extension which provided a new kitchen-diner and a master bedroom. In addition, the couple also decided to include a side extension which meant they would benefit from a much bigger guest room and en suite.

This was particularly useful as the couple regularly have visitors coming to stay from all over the world. The builders were given the go-ahead and eight months later all the structural work was done. By this time the family had a shell of a bathroom which featured a window that allowed in lots of light and gave a view of the garden.

Initially the family had planned to install a bath and a separate shower, but then changed their minds. ‘I didn’t want to cram this lovely room with stuff,’ says the owner. ‘Also our children would be using this room too, and as they were getting older they were tending to have showers rather than baths.’

Image credit: Colin Poole
Image credit: Colin Poole
Image credit: Colin Poole
Image credit: Colin Poole

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