9 August 2018
Mr & Mrs Taylor’s existing bathroom and adjoining WC was an original 1920’s pink tile and turquoise suite. Extremely upmarket in its day, the bathroom was beginning to show its age and was in need of a complete design over haul. Separated by a brick patrician wall which housed a hot water tank via an airing cupboard situated in the main bathroom and a concealed Belfast sink in the WC, what to do with the dog legged design was a strong consideration which would end up dictating the entire transformation.
With a project aim of creating “a modern refurbishment which featured high quality goods”, More Bathrooms Surveyor & Designer, Simon, met the couple on site to discuss the renovation and design options in more detail. Following a site visit, and with nearly 30 years’ experience in the bathroom and interior design industry, there was always only one solution that would allow Simon to create a bathroom that would achieve the couple’s aims.
Proposing to take down the dividing wall would create a space grand enough to work with however it would also result in the relocation of the hot water cistern, moving it to the roof space and upgrading it to a pressurised hot water cylinder. An additional cost to bear, however with such an extravagant looking bathroom it needed to deliver on a bathing experience level as much as it did a visual.
Taking out the existing bath, which was set into a solid brick archway, created space for a dual his and hers basin housing. Finishing this area off elegantly was a templated, made to measure, full height mirror which fitted the stone built arch perfectly and set the scene for the rest of the room. Wanting to incorporate a large and luxurious wet floor shower, Simon designed this along the opposite wall, which then created a challenge with regards to where best to locate the free standing bath.
Concealing the shower behind a purpose built half height wall and glass patrician made room for the Formoso free standing bath from Clearstone. Sophisticated in its design what makes this bath particularly special is the thin walls and no tap space, which allows for a bigger bathing experience in a bath that is actually no different in size to a standard design.
Completed with a modern wall hung WC the entire room was tiled in a Calacatta marble which delivered a timelessly classic design, which would withstand any industry innovations and trends for the next 50 or so years.
A high quality modern design, achieved as a result of an ‘out of the box’ approach, coupled with a second-to-non installation resulted in the best bathroom renovation we have ever delivered. In short, Mr & Mrs Taylors project was a truly fantastic bathroom renovation in what was a technically challenging design and installation.
“We are delighted with all aspects of the work carried out. We had a bathroom and separate toilet combined into one. Simon, the designer, came up with ideas for the layout and design that none of the other companies we saw did.
Andy, the fitter, did a brilliant job. He removed walls, installed a new hot water system, created a wet room, tiled and fitted the suite. We cannot fault the finish. The bathroom is more than we could have hoped for and we would have no reservations about recommending More Bathrooms.”