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The Downpipe Family Bathroom

Penylan, Cardiff

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Project photography Louise Misell ©
A photo of the bathroom showing the bath, window with new blind, dark walls and metro tiles with hanging planters. The same view of the old brown painted bath with grey tiles and brown mosaic tiles behind.

A complete renovation of a family bathroom in an Edwardian terrace gives the family a modern, bright space. A dramatic dark grey wall colour, contrasted with white metro tiles, mustard yellow blinds and some greenery make the room feel contemporary yet classic.

A photo of the new shower screen with the new double sinks behind, with new yellow blinds at the windows. A photo of the old sink area which had a single pedestal sink with the chrome towel radiator to the side.
A view of the low false wall which has the wall hung loo and the double sinks on it. The same view with the old loo with the towel radiator next to it.
A close up of the new chrome shower valve in the shower area.
A close up photo of the three woven hanging planters with plants in them, hanging in the corner of the bathroom.
A close up of the shower niche with lighting inside, showing off the nice body wash bottles.
A photo of the new open shower area with one panel screen and a niche for toiletries. The old glass door to the shower enclosure, showing the smaller shower area.
A close up of the standpipe bath tap and shower head, seen through the plant hanging over the window sill.
A close up of the new shower screen with the chrome shower head and metro tiles behind. The old enclosed shower area with a glass door on a built in cubicle.

A niche created in the shower area provides storage for toiletries, and the clever lighting inside it gives the space a soft glow in the evenings.

A wall hung loo and a concealed cistern give the illusion of more space.

A photo of the corner above the bath, showing the hanging planters, the plant on the window sill, and the mustard yellow blind at the window. The old bath with grey tiles and a bare wall above.

The brief called for double sinks, an open shower area and a large, comfortable bath to relax in. A flexible lighting design on separate circuits and with dimmer switches gives bright task lighting when needed, and more subdued light to help unwind after a long day.

A close up of the two sinks with their tall chrome taps next to them.
The oak airing cupboard door with a new hook on the back, and the chrome towel radiatior in it's new position. A photo of the airing cupboard door, with a bare wall where the towel radiator was moved to.

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