Buckinghamshire Full House RefurbishmentTraditional Bathroom, Buckinghamshire
Grey metro tiled bathroom, creating a classic yet modern feel.
Photography By Jamie Mason
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Ditch the bathThis isn’t for everyone, but if you aren’t one of life’s long soakers, it could be a money-saving option. “We’ve noticed more customers opting for showers rather than baths, and this can not only bring down the initial fitting outlay, but lower running costs long-term due to greater energy efficiency,” Raj says.
Tile at half heightIf your bathroom lacks architectural features, try a dado with a run of half-height tiling. These metro tiles, laid brickwork fashion, add a hint of Victoriana with a modern edge. Go for contrasting grout for added impact.Continue around the room to create a splashback behind the basin, then take them to full height in a shower or around a bath.
…or opt for vintageDitching your bath doesn’t automatically mean you have to go for a minimalist wetroom. This traditional bathroom has a standalone shower enclosure with a low tray and classic fittings. The space does heritage style beautifully, with grey metro tiles and a pedestal basin. So if you’re not bothered about a bath but love your period fittings, take inspiration.What do I need to know when choosing a shower enclosure?
Add architectural interestTiling the whole way around your bathroom, but only half-way up the walls (apart from at the shower, of course), creates a nice architectural effect as it mimics the presence of a traditional dado rail, giving an instant period look. The half-tiled walls can also provide a nice opportunity for a slim shelf topper, boosting your storage to boot. Just be sure only to fill it with items that will aesthetically enhance your bathroom as they’ll be very visible.