Mr & Mrs J were looking for ideas for the design of the bathroom for their new extension. In their brief, they wanted a freestanding bath, a separate shower, basin and wall-hung WC and plenty of storage.
We decided the bath was best fitted at an angle, and we allowed this angle to dictate the rest of the design. We included an angled boxed shelf/seat in the shower area and then an angled basin area in the remaining corner.
The floor was tiled to reinforce the angled theme, with the shower area based on a wetroom deck that we tiled in cut river pebbles.
We admitted to our clients that we had ‘pushed boundaries’ with the shower as the room would not usually have been considered large enough for an open shower – we said though that if it was found to be a problem then we had a back-up plan to fit bespoke glass screens that folded away when not needed.
Our clients said, “no, let’s go for it as designed”. Now, after nearly 12 months in use, their feedback was “It’s fine – yes the bath gets wet, but so what! And we do need a quick swish of the bathmat after showering, but we’re fine with that. It’s no bother, compared to the alternative of having to keep the glass clean.”