Ensuite Upgrade

Remit: to make better use of space in existing ensuite shower room creating a more practical, aesthetically pleasing.

The shower room was in a fairly modern house. The client told us that they were not currently using the room as the original shower had begun to leak.

Walking into the shower room, there was a floor to ceiling stud wall dividing the w/c and the shower area. This created a sense of being closed in, as well as limiting the use of available space.

Various methods improved the way the space was used. Notably, by removing the stud wall we were able to install a larger shower.

A tall vanity cabinet gave rise to improved storage – this has extra storage space underneath.

A large mirror above the sink allows the impression of more space. The mirror we specified has an inbuilt magnifying mirror and time display, again providing better use of space. A heated towel rail was placed over the toilet. To help make the room more open generally, we installed a wall hung toilet.

One wall was decorated with split face stone tiles to give the room some texture. This feature was enhanced with LED lights set into the floor that highlight the wall in the evenings.

We used 3mm 1000 x 500 porcelain tiles for the other walls. These large format tiles mean there is less grouting, making this a more practical option.

The addition of underfloor heating means this is now a warm and comfortable ensuite shower room.

Project detail

  • Wet floor shower system
  • Wall hung Laufen Pro S w/c with inbuilt odour extraction system
  • Hans Grohe shower and taps
  • Laufen Pro S washbasin and unit
  • Vado mirror with inbuilt magnifying mirror and time display
  • Underfloor heating
  • Feature LED lighting

Project timescale: 2.5 weeks

Guide price: 16 – 20 k

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