Transforming a 30-year-old bathroom in Putney
A client in Putney wanted us to overhaul her bathroom to make it easier to use. As the client got older, the bath had become less practical and the cramped space was no longer easy to use or maintain. She wanted us to turn the bath into a shower, which would be much more accessible.
The existing bathroom had not been updated for 30 years. The room was small, crowded and dark, with old-fashioned green tiles and peeling wallpaper. The bathtub was completely impractical for the client and took up too much space. There was also no storage whatsoever in the room.
Modernised bathroom in Putney
As the client and I had worked together before, we already had a great idea of how we would approach the project together. First, we met to discuss her needs and what she wanted the new space to achieve. Removing the bathtub and dated tiling was an absolute must and we decided that ripping out the whole bathroom and starting from scratch was the most sensible option. I worked closely with the client to agree all the design decisions, including colour scheme, tiling and flooring options, and storage solutions.
The client was living on-site during the work so it was crucial that we worked quickly and with as little fuss as possible. Obviously when ripping out a whole bathroom, some disruption is inevitable, but we worked hard to keep this to a minimum. The project progressed smoothly and was finished on time and on budget.
The end result is a stylish, modern space that is much more suited to the client’s needs. The bath has been replaced with a practical shower, creating loads more space in the process. The crisp white tiling is a vast improvement on the old-fashioned green tiles, and it also helps make the room feel bigger. The new sink unit has useful built-in storage underneath, making the most of the available space. Glass shelving and a heated towel rail complete the transformation. We think the difference between before and after is dramatic!
The client is absolutely thrilled with her new bathroom—it is beautiful to look at, easy to maintain and the practical shower makes everyday life much simpler.
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02 March 2015