Traditional Bathroom Case Study | Leeds | West Yorkshire

Published: 14 December 2017


Lorraine Ritchie lived in a Victorian 3 storey semi-detached property that featured a long and thin small bathroom. The room layout really limited the design possibilities hence the current fixture location which included a P-shaped shower bath, closed coupled WC and pedestal basin with mirrored cabinet.

Although in great working order the fully tiled 3 piece suite with detailed boarder was ready for an update in the form of a complete rip out and refit.

With an aim of the finished refurbishment complimenting Lorraine’s design and style preferences we had our work cut out ensuring we could deliver the wants, needs and requirements of the project within the available space.


The biggest struggle with refurbishing this particular bathroom was overcoming the size and shape. Wanting to introduce traditional fixtures and fittings, and possibly a free standing bath, Lorraine was happy to leave More Bathrooms Surveyor & Designer, Andy, with the task of designing the room and presenting her with the options for final choices.

Despite his best efforts it was impossible for Andy to fit a classical free standing bath into the renovation project however he did propose the idea of a semi-fitted free standing concept which would work a treat in the available space. Further complimenting the traditional styling, Andy designed the suite to feature a traditional pedestal basin and WC, half tiled the walls in a gloss white ceramic with off white grouting and, with guidance from Lorraine, introduced a striking Victorian patterned floor tile which really enhanced the traditional design.


A striking gloss white traditional suite, aside from the flooring, Lorraine requested the room to be left in a semi-sterile state as she wanted to introduce her own colour schemes within the finishing touches; with a particular focus on the decoration, where the walls did not feature tiles, and through final accessory choice.

A sophisticated and elegant renovation in terms of installation the finished transformation was a timeless traditional treat. Bringing the design concept to life More Bathrooms Multi-Skilled Installer, Steve, took the refurbishment from concept to completion, replicating the 3D visuals with meticulous precision.

what Lorraine Ritchie said about More Bathrooms:

“My experience of this company has been excellent from start to finish.

Having lost my husband to cancer, aged 50, 4 years ago I always find it daunting to take on such a huge renovation. My support from Andy to design and plan my new bathroom was faultless, he made sure I knew all the options and gave his opinion when I asked for it. Steve was my fitter, he was also brilliant. Such a talented man, working relentlessly to ensure every detail was sorted.

In an old house, there were some stumbling blocks but Steve overcame these with ease. Overall I have had a great experience, I love my new bathroom and would recommend More Bathrooms every time. Thank you”

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