Last week we shared our plans and mood board for our main bathroom on the first floor with you (You can read about it here). Although we live in an Edwardian house, we believe in combining modern and period style, just call us greedy as we like to have the best of both worlds – lovely period features but the comfort of modern fixtures and fittings.
Starting work on the main bathroom will have to wait until we have at least another usable WC. It’s the only one in the house at the moment and it could get rather messy if we ripped it out without having another!
As you all know we’re counting the days until we can start with our loft conversion (You can read about our plans here). There is still loads to sort and plan before we can actually start tearing the whole top of the house apart, but we have finally managed to start working on our en-suite plans.
This is what the layout of the room will look like.
Some of the fixtures and fittings will be the same as in the main bathroom on the first floor, but in general we will have a slightly higher spec (if we can afford to do so).
The bathroom and bedroom will only be separated by a sliding door, so that we’ve planned a separate and more private room for the WC.
In contrast to our very light and neutral bathroom design for the first floor, we’ve opted for a darker, more moody slate style tile for the floor and possibly some of the walls. We’ll probably tile the shower area, too. We love the long strip tiles, as they have a more contemporary feel.
- We really want the small bathroom to still feel light, so won’t be using the dark tile all over. We’ve also opted for all white sanitary ware, the same as in the bathroom on the first floor, to lighten things up as much as possible.
- We’ll also be installing the same water-saving duel-flush system for the toilet as on the first floor.
- We love the clean and ultra-thin lines of the wash basin. It’s a countertop model and will sit on some sort of wooden shelf/drawer unit.
- We’ll be having this sleek, wall-mounted tap which will add to the spa-like feeling.
- The shower is probably going to be one of the most luxurious items in the house. It’ll be really large with a rain shower head for an extra luxurious touch.
- We’re opting for modern chrome fixtures and fittings, the same as in the main bathroom. We’d like everything to be as minimalist and uncluttered as possible.
- To make the space seem larger, a mirror will cover the whole wall over the wash basin. We’ll also have some built-in glass shelves for storage.
- In addition to the large rainshower head we’ll probably be adding an extra, day to day showerhead. We like the look of this fun one, which would add a splash of colour.
The fixtures like this single-lever tap have a contemporary and luxurious feel but are still timeless.
We still have so much to sort before we can start the building work. There is just a ridiculous amount of things we have to consider.
Have you ever remodelled a bathroom? Do you have any tips for us? Do you think the slate tile will be too dark?