Bold Shower Room

Balancing design flair with practicality, a small space was transformed with Terrazzo patterned tiles, a vibrant Kast vessel basin, and Gunmetal-finish brassware. Future-proofing considerations included a floor-level Laufen Marbond shower tray.
Over the last few years, we have found that rather than clients wanting the reassurance of choosing popular products and tiles or what we have used on a recent project, they want a completely unique bathroom.

Here at DeVal, we recognise that a new bathroom is a significant investment, both in the financial cost and the time and energy it takes in the design process. We believe it is equally important to get to know our client’s personalities, as well as taking a Design Brief that focuses on their new bathroom. We are responsible for balancing a client’s expressed wish for ‘bold and colour’ with what these words truly mean to the customer.

Although this room was relatively small, the client was adamant they wanted a walk-in shower and vanity unit with a feature vessel basin. We used the same colourful Terrazzo pattern tiles on the floor and the walls to make the room feel bigger. Once the client had chosen their tiles, we had a lot of fun choosing from one of Kast’s 28 colours for the feature vessel basin that became the room’s focal point. The client was keen to have matt black brassware; however, with the local hard water and it not being feasible to install a water softener, we settled on a Gunmetal finish from Coalbrook’s brassware collection. We opted not to fully tile this room as we knew the client would be keen to change the look and feel of the space in the next few years, easily accomplished with a paint refresh! As well as the design flair this room allowed for, we kept a keen eye on the practical elements, one being that the new Laufen Marbond shower tray needed to be installed at floor level as the client wanted to future-proof the room as they considered the needs they might have as they get older.

The details
Client Brief: A new shower room that encapsulates our love of colour and fun.
Location: Norfolk
Type: Design, supply and install
Price Guide: Circa £20k
When our customer entered the showroom with a liking for colour and openness to mixing materials, we knew the design process would be a fun one! We’ve worked to create a room that offers relaxation without lacking interest.”
Word from the designer

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