This project (one of our favourites at The Bathroom Workshop), overlooking the Thames in the heart of Barnes, Richmond, involved the transformation of an outdated Victorian bathroom into a modern and elegant double feature bathroom with an Imperial freestanding bath and a walk-in shower adorned by Breton Epoque tiles to conserve the balance between the modern and contemporary. The balance of greys across the bathroom from the tiles to the bath and vanity unit help to create depth whilst keeping with the latest bathroom fashion.
Our designers first met with the Chapmans to discuss what they wanted to achieve from their new bathroom. Although they had already discussed different layout possibilities with other bathroom fitters, these plans only ever consisted of a single bath or shower within the bathroom which was not what the Chapmans wanted to achieve from the redevelopment. Our designers took the appropriate measurements of the original bathroom and surveyed the original plumbing and electrical situation before returning to our offices to begin creating plans to accommodate the Chapmans needs.
After considering the layout of the joists running under the floor of the bathroom, the team worked out that it would be possible to accommodate for both a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath without leaving any external and unpleasant boxes or steps within the bathroom. Additionally, we once again used our experience in general construction to figure out a way in which to fit niches within the external wall by installing reinforced concrete lintels above each lintel, this would allow for extra storage of bathroom products within the already compact bathroom. The team then presented the plans and 3D renders to the Chapmans who were immediately pleased with the effectiveness of the visual aid and our ability to think outside of the box.
A fixed price quote was then presented to the Chapmans who happily accepted and booked us in. Although our in-house interior designer was not used in this instance the fittings were ordered through our catalogue due to the ease of having us oversee all deliveries and storage.