Local specialist bathroom design for Derbyshire
One customer, three briefs, three very special rooms
Mrs Jennings, Derbyshire
This project had everything. A complete refurbishment of the main bathroom, converting a spare bedroom into an en-suite, and adding a downstairs cloakroom. Minimalism, space-saving and a touch of the dramatic all came into play within our designs.
The fourth bedroom of the house was to become a brand new en-suite. Our client had just two simple requests - for the room to be minimal and clutter-free, and for an on-trend, grey colour scheme to match their master bedroom.
Our design features a spacious, walk-in shower area to make the most of the limited room dimensions, while the addition of a 1200mm glass screen keeps any splashing from the large shower head to a minimum.
We selected huge square, white and grey veined wall tiles, and echoed them on the floor, which always helps to create the illusion of more space.
Introducing a large gloss white drawer unit in combination with a mirrored cabinet opposite the shower screen, ensures there's plenty of storage.
Jo comments “We created a contemporary en-suite that recognises and compliments the modern, stylish approach our client has used throughout their home”.
Wet-room Design Tip
Keeping a low profile
If you want the wet-room look but your budget won’t stretch to waterproofing (tanking), then a composite low-profile shower tray in a dark colour is the answer.
A tired and gloomy bathroom gets a thoroughly modern make-over. The result is spacious and bright with the feeling of a tranquil retreat, rather than simply a practical and functional bathroom.
There wasn’t too much wrong with the existing bathroom other than a dreadful carpet! But our client wanted the option to bathe or shower in complete bliss so the existing suite just had to go!
They also preferred to have a different colour scheme to that of the en-suite, although nothing too stark or 'blingy'. Their final request was for the main bathroom to appear spacious.
We set about creating a dramatic impression as you walk into the room. For this we selected a free-standing modern bath positioned under window, an ultra-chic chandelier along with high-gloss porcelain tiles all around to reflect light.
The couple knew that adding a WC downstairs would increase the value of their property and so be a worthwhile investment. But, we only had a small space under the stairs to work with. As this is often the one room guests are likely to see, we wanted to ensure it was worth a visit!
Creating an interior scheme for a bijou room that amplifies space isn’t easy “If the room is a bit tight on space, versatile solutions such as a wall-hung WC is an absolute must.” said Jo.
Instead of wall tiles in this tiny room we chose an acrylic panel behind the WC and as a splash-back to the basin. This glossy, glass-like material, the mirror and the chrome heated rail all help to bounce light around the room.
The space-saving, svelte Vero hand-rinse basin is a striking rectangular design and used here in black makes a huge statement. A matching black flush-plate for the WC is also included.
"I’m pretty sure any visitors to this cloakroom will be green with envy!" Jo comments.
A complete refurbishment of the main bathroom, an en-suite from scratch and a cloakroom were more than a bit daunting. Thanks to Willbond, anything seemed possible - their help, guidance, superb designs and imagination were exactly what we needed