Contemporary grey bathroom in a former bedroom

Relocating their master suite into what was once a bedroom has allowed Jane and John DeBono to create a stylish new space

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When Jane and John DeBono bought their detached house in Chesterfield, it was outdated and unfit to live in. They contacted various local architects before settling on Martin Rix, who drew up plans for a complete redesign. On the first floor, the original bathroom was removed in order to create the extension.

With Martin’s help, the couple decided to split the third bedroom in two – using the majority for a new bathroom and a smaller section for an en suite. Jane and John opted for a pocket door, which slides into a new wall cavity when opened. They also commissioned a bespoke mirror running the width of one wall, which helps make the space feel bigger.


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The owners: Jane DeBono, a retired fashion designer, lives here with her husband John, an operations manager running apprenticeships

The property: A three-bedroom detached house near Chesterfield

Total project cost: £4,750

Textured grey tiles in contemporary grey bathroom

The grey tiles used on the walls and floors are a mixture of porcelain and ceramic designs from Croc-a-tile and Tile Town, while the bathroom suite, including the toilet, bath, and sink, is from Bath Empire. For a similar radiator, try Best Heating

Vanity unit in contemporary grey bathroom

Jane wanted to have an extra-large, 900mm-wide sink in the bathroom to make it feel luxurious, which was possible thanks to the design of the pocket door. A vanity unit, also from Bath Empire, provides space to conceal toiletries and cleaning products

Textured grey tiles in contemporary grey bathroom

With their background in fashion design, Jane and John knew they wanted to stick to a strict white and grey colour scheme. Sandblasted window with grey frame, Architectural Windows & Glass. Bespoke mirror, Alvaston Glass