|Who||Mr & Mrs B|
|Budget||£2,000 - £5,000|
This downstairs WC makes up part of a larger ground floor extension. The original plans had allowed for a WC, however we soon realised that there was enough space to incorporate a small shower, allowing the bathroom greater flexibility in this busy family home.
The layout was pre-determined by the plumbing which had already been installed. As the underfloor heating had already been laid and the concrete screed poured, we were unable to relocate the toilet, so instead opted for a design which placed the WC and the basin opposite one another, with a small quadrant shower tucked in the corner.
The window was originally designed to be a standard height window, however we altered the design to be a horizontal window above head height, removing the need for frosted glass so allowing maximum light into the room, whilst maintaining privacy from the outside path.
The client preferred a contemporary, timeless style, so we opted for the sleek Mode Tate toilet cabinetry and matching vanity unit from Victoria Plum in dark anthracite to match the window casing. This provides great storage for toilet rolls, toiletries and towels and the back to wall toilet sits against the furniture allowing us to completely hide the cistern and waste pipe. The wood effect trim on the furniture complements the oak effect LVT flooring and brings warmth into the monochrome scheme. An additional wall mounted cabinet provides extra storage above the toilet to ensure the windowsill remains clutter free!
The shower is tiled mainly in oversized cream and pale grey flecked tiles, with the beautiful waterfall style mosaic tiles (both from Al Murad) adding a stunning feature in the corner. This is mirrored above the sink.
A large rectangular mirror has been hung above the sink, which helps to bounce the light into the room. The mirror is mains connected and has a built in light as well as shaving point - I mean, who doesn't like a nifty home gadget?!
Walls are painted in Valspar's 'Gentle Lamb', with a accent in teal around the window opening, which is matched with team hand towels. No need for a towel rail due to the underfloor heating.
To finish off the styling, we have hung three stunning preserved moss tiles made by the very talented Artisan Moss. These pieces of art use real moss and ferns, which have been treated so that they require zero maintenance - a great plant for rooms with low light. They provide the ultimate wow-factor as you enter the room. On the shelf above the toilet an artificial fern sits alongside interchangeable ornaments to bring a sense of personality and holiness into the space.