My daughter lives in a flat in London, and recently informed me that the bath tap had died a sorry death. So it’s my job to fix it as the landlady. The current fixture and fittings are a bit worse for wear, with inherited items like a cracked sink, warped bath panel, a wobbly lit mirror and a hair dye splattered bath. To fix the bath tap meant pulling out the bath panel as well as a lot of joinery, so it made more sense to just rip out the whole lot and start again with a fresh new set of fittings. When she moved into the flat we gave the room a lick of paint as seen below, but it really needs a whole new lotta loving…
The room is very small, with no daylight, but good ventilation installed already. There is an extruding section of wall along one side, which hiders the ventilation and electrics, and at the base of this wall is also the run of pipes which are boxed in. The room size is 2.2 x 1.6 m, so there are no real changes of layout possible, and I do not want to start moving plumbing and soil stacks as it is a) costly and b) does not offer me another choice of layout.
We did think about replacing the bath with a large shower, but I think this can be off-putting for resale. So we have kept the layout, and will just have much nicer fixtures and fittings to revamp. I have found a builder who comes highly rated, and am planning to work to the following style; clean lines, quite retro, much needed storage, a grey/white/black palette and better lighting. The current sink has separate taps with scorching hot water, so a mixer tap will be used to stop scalding.
Ebony Handled Mixer
Simple Bath Panel
Basin Mixer Taps
IP Rated Spots
Storage, lighting and a mirror
Tiles will be sized 600×300 simple glazed white, with grey grouting and set full height around the bath, a mouldy shower curtain will be replaced with a fixed glass shower screen and we will introduce more oomph with dark walls as the lighting will be much better after the revamp. Colour can be introduced with accessories, and I think it will be a lovely room when finished… small but perfectly formed.
Updates will come as it progresses… Fingers crossed it all goes well…🤞
I have been looking at a fabulous website called Arhaus who are based in the USA, and am seriously wishing they would open a shop in the UK, (hint, hint….). Their collections are really beautiful, very classic, and I would snap up a lot of their items, especially the furniture, in a flash to use in interiors.
I have based the room around artwork by Fin DAC, who produces huge scale street mural artwork around the globe. I love this image, and used it as the inspiration for the room. It would look amazing as a huge piece on one wall, and he sells via online galleries so I am after one now… although I may have to save up a bit….
Having recently completed a grey, black and orange dining room, I am still slightly obsessed with these colours and was immediately drawn to the sofa and daybed in the Clancy range, they are both traditional with the buttoning but have lovely sleek modern lines as well. Plus, (and this is key for me), I really hate plumping up base cushions of sofas, so this is a dream design for me!