I had the opportunity to work with the client again on a second bathroom renovation in a rented property that was undergoing a full renovation throughout, after becoming rundown from many years of tenant use.

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The design brief requested for the compact bathroom to be redesigned around a modern, minimalistic, and monochrome look.

To begin, the compact floor space with no natural daylight needed to be maximum. By selecting a wall-hung basin and WC, the room appears larger. The concealed cistern and bulkhead proved the clients with some surface space for decoration or storage without clutter. The large wall mirror was a great way to also bounce light around the room and created an illusion of more space in a larger bathroom. The frameless folding bath screen also allows the clients better use of the bath/shower area without having a fixed screen getting in the way.

Selecting a large format white matt tile for the floor and walls, kept the black grout lines minimal. In contrast, the textured grey wood Nuance panel on the shower wall worked well as a feature, which I matched into the shelf texture. The clients loved this feature and the low maintenance of the wet area.

Selecting matt black brassware and accessories brought the monochrome feature to the bathroom design. I also suggest for the clients to paint the walls a darker colour to help show off the feature shelf lighting. All feature and alcove lights were connected on a separate switch to give more contract and low-level light to the space in the evening.

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The presented design was welcomed by the clients as it was a complete contrast to the original bathroom and meet all brief requests. The final visuals also helped the clients to begin selecting items for the rest of the property renovation prior to the bathroom renovation start date which then run for a total of 12 days.

Product Range

  • Brassware – Abacus Plan Collection (matt black)
  • Bath – Villeroy & Boch subway collection bath (Alpin gloss white)
  • Sanitarily – Britton Sphere, wall hung (Rimless) WC
  • Basin – Villeroy & Boch memento collection (Alpin gloss white)
  • Shower screen – Matki one collection, matt black semi frameless profile
  • Accessories – Keuco Moll collection (chrome)
  • Heating – Bisque radiator (chrome) Devi underfloor heating
  • Feature lights - Sensio
  • Wall panel – Nuance Driftwood grey 1200 x 2400mm
  • Tiles – Ceaser ceramic Join Blanco, matt finish 1200 x 600mm (miter edge)

Project Cost: £15,440

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