How Merely Bogs reworked a structure to create a soothing sanctuary

Sophie and Neil Harrold of Surrey-based Merely Bogs reveal how they revolutionised a toilet house with a very reconfigured floorplan, and a timeless mix of basic and up to date styling.

Q: Inform us a bit about this challenge – what was the temporary?
A: Our buyer had a wonderful interval property in Putney and was planning a contemporary extension, which meant refurbishing three bogs inside the home. This lavatory was ‘her en suite lavatory’ throughout the first-floor bed room’s newly created en suite and dressing-room house. Throughout the lavatory our buyer wished a big function walk-in bathe, a full-sized bathtub, and a spacious self-importance space with a mix of basic and fashionable styling.

Ca' Pietra Long Island Marble floor & wall tiles provide a clean and elegant backdrop

Q: How did you go about assembly the temporary? Had been there any explicit challenges you needed to overcome?
A: This room was an uncommon form and a part of the room was fairly darkish. In consequence, we instructed altering the unique plans round to create a big walk-through bathe space right into a lighter place on the again wall to create a function. In doing so we moved the bathtub right into a extra prime place below the window.

Relocating the bath to beneath the window created a tranquil bathing area, and moved the BC Designs Viado bath into a prominent position

Our buyer liked the concept of a bigger bathe space and bathe alcove storage, so by shifting the bathe and WC onto the identical wall, we have been capable of construct this into the plan to permit a big walk-through bathe to take centre stage. Because the room backed onto the dressing space, we have been capable of work with the plumbing groups to make sure essential pipework was hid to create a seamless end. The bathe space provides this design an actual level of distinction and means the self-importance unit is in full view when getting into the room.

The proportions of the room allowed space for both a freestanding tub, and a generous showering area, complete with a View 20 walk-through fixed glass panel from The Shower Lab

The Bayswater Pointing White Vanity Unit with Grey Carrara worktop creates an impactful focal point on entering the room

Q: What totally different supplies did you utilize? Did you utilize something totally different or uncommon? 
A: Our buyer wished a timeless lavatory design and preferred a mix of basic and up to date styling. To ship the basic components, our workforce crafted elegant wood panelling at three-quarter peak round this spacious room, which created an expensive backdrop that elevates the design. We paired this with Ca’ Pietra’s beautiful Lengthy Island Marble tiles alongside the ground and have bathe wall. Actual marble stone has a pure magnificence and depth of color that may by no means be replicated, and it had the proper comfortable impartial tone that we have been searching for to ship a timeless fashion for this lavatory.

Some convenient niches were added for soaps and bottles

Q: Are there any design options you significantly like?
A: To stability the standard components and hold the design present we used up to date white sanitaryware, lighting and mirrors. Ordinarily in a basic marble lavatory we might have opted for a extra conventional roll-top tub or extra ornate porcelain WC. Nevertheless, we wished a contemporary impartial household lavatory, so we saved clear and easy sanitaryware and we love the tip consequence. The Viado tub was the perfect measurement and magnificence, and seemed proper at dwelling below the window, with the glossy up to date silhouette being the proper associate for the basic chrome brassware.

The BC Designs Viado bath is shown here with a Bayswater classic chrome towel rail and an Origins Living Porterhouse Mirror

Q: What’s your favorite product throughout the design why? 
A: We love BC Designs Victrion basic chrome brassware – not solely is it inexpensive, it is also versatile. The basic chrome will undoubtedly look nearly as good right this moment as it’s going to in many years to return.

Victrion brassware from BC Designs

Q: What tip would you go on to somebody embarking on an identical design? 
A: I’d say at all times evaluate structure choices to think about the positioning of furnishings throughout the structure. Having the self-importance unit or tub in view of the door and the WC out of sight (in a extra non-public location) would at all times be our advice. On this design the self-importance unit and glamorous wall lighting provides actual drama towards the wood panelling, and the WC is tucked neatly away from the eyeline of the dressing room. 

The new layout relocated the Saneux wall-hung Austen WC to a discreet corner, seen here in front of Simply Bathrooms wooden panelling painted in Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone

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