En-suite dreams

De­sign ex­pert Lanas­sir Lawes has been re-imag­in­ing the bath­rooms in a fam­ily home

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Our homes are one of the big­gest in­vest­ments that many of us will make. We care­fully con­sider how much we spend on ren­o­va­tions and whether it would ap­peal to prospec­tive pur­chasers should we wish to sell and move on.

When a prop­erty has been in­her­ited and is to be re­tained by a fam­ily the thought process can be very dif­fer­ent and the home can be more per­sonal.

My clients’ house had not been mod­ernised for al­most 40 years since her grand­par­ents had it built and the bath­rooms were in need of an up­date. The ba­sic lay­out was good but the fix­tures and fit­tings were dated.

With sev­eral bath­rooms in the prop­erty we were able to give each one a spe­cific pur­pose – a power shower room by the gym, a fam­ily bath­room for the chil­dren, a down­stairs wet room for the dog and a lux­u­ri­ous en­suite for the master bed­room.

The func­tions of each room were care­fully con­sid­ered with the style and de­sign fea­tures such as funky hexag­o­nal tiles in the chil­dren’s bath­room, easyto-clean large for­mat tiles and a darker grout shade in the muddy dog shower and a sim­ple fresh look in the gym shower.

The bed­room suite is spa­cious and the clients’ dream was to have a large jacuzzi bath in the bed­room and then a large shower, dou­ble basins and a sleek con­cealed toi­let in the en-suite. There is a sep­a­rate dress­ing room so there were no wor­ries about steam and damp near the clothes.

A deep car­pet was used in the bed area and then a wood ef­fect lux­ury vinyl tile was fit­ted to the other half of the room for the bathing area. The colour scheme of pur­ple and green flows through­out the suite.

The shim­mer­ing mo­saic tiles com­bine the two colours and these are blended to­gether in the heather tweed blind above the bath. Glam­orous sparkly lights were se­lected to soften the look and add a fem­i­nine touch.

The shower was tiled with the same mo­saic tile as a fea­ture strip along­side a warm toned creamy traver­tine tile. We built in off-the-peg cab­i­nets to match the van­ity unit ei­ther side of the shower as use­ful stor­age for tow­els and toi­letries. Stor­age in a bath­room is so im­por­tant to keep the space clear of clut­ter and easy to use.

I re­ally be­lieve that giv­ing bed­rooms and bath­rooms a lit­tle ex­tra thought and maybe even mov­ing away from the ‘norm’ can cre­ate what you re­ally want and en­hance our well­be­ing.

NOR­FOLK BY DE­SIGN Lanas­sir Lawes, Swank In­te­ri­ors, Nor­wich

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