Before and after: A family bathroom is transformed with a stylish honeycomb motif

When the tiles started falling off the bathroom walls, this couple knew it was time for a makeover

The owners of this semi-detached house in North London wanted to turn their dated, separate bathroom and toilet into one practical and spacious modern family bathroom. The cold, cast iron bath was a miserable sight and an impractical airing cupboard was taking up far too much space.

The family brief was to create a modern, white bathroom with walk-in shower, heated towel rail and fun colourful accessories. ‘I drew sketches of what I thought was the best layout,’ says the owner. ‘but the builder suggested a different configuration that made use of the existing pipework, rather than move it. This would save us a lot of money.’

Next, it was time to choose the scheme. ‘I love the industrial feel of white walls, metro tiles and dark wood, plus metaIlic accents,’ says the owner. ‘I had also seen some gorgeous honeycomb mosaic tiles that I had fallen in love with. After visiting several showrooms for inspiration, we found a modern porcelain suite by Twyford and a large acrylic bath. An amazing digital shower by Mira with a huge rainfall head also caught my eye and, along with a glass shower panel and a shallow tray, it was just within our budget.’

The hexagon mosaic tiles were used to make a feature of the fantastic walk-in shower. ‘I originally wanted contrasting black or grey grout for the tiles, but my husband talked me out of it,’ says the owner. ‘He thought it would date quickly and he didn’t plan to decorate the bathroom again for a while!’

A digital shower mixer is paired with a huge rainfall head – ‘it’s perfect for a refreshing drench,’ says the owner. The frameless shower screen helps keep the room sleek and open. A wire copper caddy fits perfectly between the loo and the shower.

The hexagon mosaic tiles were used to make a feature of the fantastic walk-in shower. ‘I originally wanted contrasting black or grey grout for the tiles, but my husband talked me out of it,’ says the owner. ‘He thought it would date quickly and he didn’t plan to decorate the bathroom again for a while!’

A digital shower mixer is paired with a huge rainfall head – ‘it’s perfect for a refreshing drench,’ says the owner. The frameless shower screen helps keep the room sleek and open. A wire copper caddy fits perfectly between the loo and the shower.

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