A contemporary bathroom for a Grade II listed home in Suffolk

A contemporary bathroom for a Grade II listed home in Suffolk
July 24, 2018 Richard Hibbert

Owners of an old vicarage in Suffolk wanted a new contemporary bathroom with a traditional features for their period home.

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Our client’s bathroom had been installed some years before and was in need of an update. The existing bathroom furniture including a shower, bath,  basin and toilet. As well as updating the bathroom, our client wanted to ensure that the bathroom would be warm in the colder months despite its extremely high ceilings and single pane windows.


The client wanted to remove the bath as they have a second bathroom with a bath already. This opened up the room and created enough space for a large walk in shower. The shower offers a nice, big space and a more contemporary feel. We used a Aqata shower screen and shower tray from Just Trays with anti-slip. We suggested a Crosswater shower and taps from the ‘Belgravia’ range to add some traditional style finishing touches.

As the client was very concerned about the room being warm in winter we installed a number of heating solutions to the room including underfloor heating, a large JIS dual element radiator and a separate towel rail.

Where the sink had originally been under the window, we replaced it with a Silestone window recess with spotlights above. We used the same Silestone in ‘Daria’ to surround the Lefroy Brooks basin.

We chose a traditional style vanity unit from Bard and Blackwood in ‘Warm Pewter’ again with traditional style Crosswater taps. We also had a toilet seat made to match using the same colour. Above the vanity unit there is an LED illuminated, de-misting mirror cabinet from HiB with charging socket.

We removed the carpet and replaced it with aesthetically pleasing and easy to clean, Colorker porcelain tiling. We used Colorker ceramic tiles on the walls.

“This bathroom was so dark before. Now it feels bright and spacious and more up to date. We have achieved a contemporary space with traditional features which feels appropriate for our client’s period home.”

– Katy Pearson

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