Bathroom Makeovers, Canterbury
Susan Williams, from Chestfield in the Canterbury district of Kent, invited us to upgrade all four bathrooms in her 4-bedroom detached property.
First on the agenda was the master bedroom en-suite, where the shower cubicle, bath and his’n’hers basins were ripped out and the space converted into a virtual wetroom. Dark glass mosaic field tiles and white platinum accent pieces now adorn the walk-in shower, with Nero Corallo agglomerate flooring extending from the shower across the bathroom, to create a fully water-resistant finish, and the same material is used to clad the new vanity units. A light grey matt agglomerate was also applied to the en-suite walls, up to ceiling level.
The main family bathroom retains the more conventional bath, basin and WC layout, but is totally upscaled with Trend Liberty Bronzite designer mosaic on both the bath panel and surround, for a sumptuous, shimmering decorative treatment. Oversize agglomerate tiles in Nero Maltese dress the floor, while virtually seamless matt cream agglomerate panels protect all the vertical surfaces.
Perhaps the most modernistic design is reserved for the compact bathroom adjoining student son Charlie’s room. The effect is fashionably white and chrome, with White Star agglomerate flooring and wash basin countertop, matt white agglomerate walls, high gloss white sanitaryware and chrome fittings. A visual highlight is introduced with iridescent Trend Shining 2cm x 2cm mosaic tiles adorning the shower walls.
Finally, visitors are treated to a flamboyant ‘designer’ mosaic pattern in the downstairs cloakroom. Trend’s inimitable, irregular Liberty Onyx mosaic, with highlights of silver and steel, is applied to the walls up to waist height, while White Star flooring and matching matt wall cladding and countertop complete the hard surface finishes.
Susan Williams was delighted with the quality of the finished work and discussions with a local estate agent suggest the bathroom makeovers added instant value to the property.