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Posted: 17th June 2021

Redesigning a Family Bathroom

Bathroom designer: Simply Bathrooms (Surrey) Ltd

Length of project: 6 weeks


The existing space was both small and dark as it has no natural light. The storage and floorspace available was limited which didn’t suit the needs to a busy family. They owners wanted to create a welcoming and relaxing environment that would still meet the demands placed on it.

Hitting the brief:

There was a lot of wasted roof space which we felt could be used to create both a sense of space, but also natural light. We suggested opening up the space entirely and taking the ceiling back up to the pitched roof and adding in a sky light. We also suggested removing the separate shower and going to a shower of a bath format to increase floorspace as the shower wasn’t being used in this bathroom.

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Favourite feature:

Can I have two? It would be both the sky light and the vanity unit, they complement each other so well and completely transform the space entirely. The impact of the natural light, shining down onto the stunning Bayswater vanity unit, makes this a real focal point of the room.

Unusual feature:

To sit back with the classic style furniture, we used a beautiful, polished brass finish on the brassware. We deliberately chose a live finish so the taps patina and age within the space thus adding character.

Top tip:

Always re-consider the layout and true functionality of the space to suit your family’s routine. A bathroom has to be practical as well as beautiful! Also, do not shy away from mixing design styles to suit your personal taste and house style. This customer loved the beautiful classic Bayswater furniture, and we balanced the traditional style with a contemporary colour scheme around it. The Stiffkey Blue cabinet, wooden bath panel and toilet seat look sublime against the polished brass fittings and Fenwick & Tilbrook’s stunning ‘Woodland Jay’, soft pink wall colour.

Interview with Sophie Harold of Simply Bathrooms.

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