Owners of a beautiful Georgian home in Suffolk wanted to update their master ensuite bathroom to create a cleaner, brighter space.
Our client’s master ensuite had become dated and was therefore in need of some rejuvenation. The client hoped to maintain the traditional style of the existing room that is in keeping with their period home and add some new, stylish and contemporary features. They wanted to retain their existing double vanity unit with marble top, but at the same time, wanted the layout of the room to be reconsidered to maximise the use of space.
To create a more contemporary design for our client we moved the location of the WC generating space for a large walk-in shower at one end of the room. We created a wet-room effect by installing a bespoke wetroom former with linear waste so that the shower was flush with the floor. This meant that there was no step into the shower. We used marble effect tiles from Porcelanosa on both the walls and floor of the shower to tie-in with the marble top of the vanity unit. Karndean Country Oak flooring, perfect for resisting splash damage, was used for the rest of the floor.
A a bespoke Majestic glass shower screen was required due to the ceiling height. The screen needed to be taller than standard to look right. With practicality in mind, we recommended a large 300mm fixed Lefroy Brooks shower head and separate hand shower to give flexibility when showering with thermostatic valves for easy control.
The existing vanity unit was updated with some new Lefroy Brooks taps on on the basin to freshen it up.
To improve and brighten the lighting of what was a dark room, we updated the ceiling spotlights and the lighting above the vanity unit. The niche feature behind the shower, for storage and display, also included dimmable lighting.
The room used a combination of underfloor heating to keep the room at a comfortable temperature for bare feet (as well as helping to dry water splashes) and a new Bard & Brazier heated towel rail was added to keep towels dry and heat the room.
“The new layout of the room is a far more successful use of space. The shower design has worked really well – it’s now clean and bright and the marble effect tiles have given the room a real lift.”