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Stone-look tiles and a wall-mounted gas fire give this ensuite a welcoming feel

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Bathroom renovation strips out outdated materials and finishes to create warm contemporary space designed for relaxation

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No stone was left unturned in this crisp bathroom makeover, where existing pink marble wall finishes and low, oppressively heavy ceiling crowns were removed before designer Heather Fuchs could begin afresh.

The owner travels a lot and wanted the reinvented bathroom to have a tranquil, peaceful aesthetic, says the designer.

"As winters can be harsh here, the flickering appeal and tactile warmth of a gas fire provided a perfect leading feature," Fuchs says. "The dimmable fire, set behind glass, can change in colour from blue to red too and is set into a built-out wall of quartzite tile – adding to the natural, pampering feel."

The wall not only conceals the fire's workings, it also provided opportunity to add a shelf for the odd glass of bubbly.

In the adjacent corner, a combined tub and shower was removed and replaced with a contemporary walk-in shower with a sloping floor and concealed drain. The glass door of the shower rolls to one side on an attractive, chunky glide mechanism.

Two single vanities were chosen over a single vanity, two basin configuration. These are cantilevered to enhance the bathroom's feeling of space, and have efficient, compartmentalised interiors, while the mirrors above each are edged in LEDs.

"The natural aesthetic is continued in the use of textured, wood-look tiles on the floors and walls, and also to line the shower," says the designer. "These tiles are in different sizes and configurations, depending on their position – the floor tiles, for example, are randomly laid for an even more rustic, naturalistic flavour."


First published date: 24 May 2017

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Vanity Revel Series in wood laminate by Porcelanosa
Vanity countertop Porcelanosa RAS Worktop in white Krion with integrated sink and linear drain
Faucets Urban in chrome by Porcelanosa
Shower Custom Fleurco Novara glass sliding door
Shower fittings Hansgrohe Showerpipe in chrome
Flooring and shower floor Shen porcelain tiles in Graylake, mixed sizes, random lay, by Transceramica
Wall tiles Parallels Cladding in Silver Quartzite by Islandstone
Toilet Cadence II by Icera
Lighting Lightology
Ventilation Panasonic
Mirror Porcelanosa
Accessories Smedbo, Amba heated towel rail
Fireplace Dynasty Fireplaces
Designer Heather Fuchs, Revive Designer Bathrooms
Cabinet company Porcelanosa
Tub Fleurco Aria
Tub filler Composed deck mount in chrome by Kohler