Mr & Mrs. K. Bransgore, Dorset
This long, but narrow, bathroom was originally installed entirely with fitted furniture. Formica worktops, back to wall WC and a countertop basin heavily dated the old suite. Add to this a square, coloured shower tray with a large 200mm step and boxing running all the waste pipes through at floor level, and you had a room which simply wasn’t working for the family any longer. Complete modernisation was really the only option, and our client was more than happy to listen to our design suggestions to make the most of the space available.
Our designer completed the site visit and suggested an Impey Wetroom solution, complete with electric underfloor heating. The heating elements run fully into the shower area to ensure both comfort while showering, and practicality by helping to dry the tiles afterwards. The simple glass panel to the shower helps to keep the room uncluttered, especially given the shower was immediately opposite you as you walked through the door.
By far the best choice of furniture was to use our Duravit wall hung WC and basin units. The client was also after considerable storage space so we matched a wall hung, full-height storage solution and made sure the spacing along both walls was perfect so there would be adequate space down the entire length of the room. This left the entire floor area accessible for ease of maintenance and cleaning for years to come.
This installation proved slightly more complex after removing the sub-floor to discover the joists running the opposite way to which we had hoped. As with all issues we encounter, it was professionally dealt with according to building regulations and the joists were notched out so we could set the new waste through the floor and into the soil pipe.
The bathroom was completed with Porcelanosa, high gloss ceramic wall and floor tiles, along with a feature wall and recessed shelving which was lit to add to that designer look.
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