Glamorous en suite bathroom redesign

Redesigning an en suite bathroom for a glamorous look

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The property

A five bedroom house in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton owned by a couple with two grown up children.

The brief

Designers at Roman Bathrooms were tasked with creating a glamorous, feminine scheme for the master en suite bathroom. However, the design also had to cater for the man of the house, as well as being practical with both a bath and a powerful, hi-tech shower fitting in the space. The owners wanted to create a light-filled space with a neutral colour scheme.

How it was achieved

The main structural change within the en suite was the introduction of a central pillar wall, which was installed to create a division between the main bathroom space and the showering area. A step up to the shower area creates a definite zone to the wet room where a digital overhead shower by Aqualisa is the main focal point and the secondary rinsing handheld shower provides a practical bathing and rinsing solution. The pillar wall also provides a handy place to store bottles when in the bath as it features a recessed shelf at hand level, while the inclusion of a mirrored panel at the back of the niche creates the illusion of more space. This design detail was also used for the main mirror above the sink and vanity unit, allowing space to store extra essentials as well as providing a sizeable mirror for everyday use. Storage was a key factor during the design process, with the owners keen to integrate as many multi-functional fittings within the space. A wall-hung vanity unit with a large storage drawer and curved edges provides enough space to store spare towels and spare toiletries, while the worktop adds an additional useful surface and acts as a platform for the modern raised bowl sink and thermostatic sensor tap.

The use of the wall-hung fixtures is continued with the WC and taps. The WC is hidden behind the pillar wall in the furthest corner from the bedroom door for privacy and features a concealed cistern to maintain the luxurious feel and streamlined finish. The taps above the freestanding bath are mounted onto the pillar wall, meaning all of the pipework can be concealed within. Further pipes for an underfloor heating system are concealed below the floor tiles, which creates a warm and inviting environment in the cooler months.

When thinking of the smaller design details, the couple and their designers opted for a number of recessed LED spotlights on the ceiling and in the built-in shelves, as well as a grand chandelier-style fitting above the bath to add to the feminine design of the scheme. A neutral colour scheme was chosen for the tiles with large format wall and floor tiles in the same palette which create a feeling of space and unify the whole look. A large wall-mounted mirror placed parallel to the pillar wall and integrated into the tiles acts as a practical dressing room solution, while also magnifying the space in the suite.

The costs: £18,500 for the bathroom fixtures and fittings including installation.