Cottage Bathroom

In a house that is filled with character it can sometimes be difficult to choose a design that not only compliments the house but also moves it forward into the modern era.

This 17th century cottage has it all: wisteria covered outside walls; low ceilings; wooden beams; and that’s just the start of its charm. In the design of this bathroom it was crucial to make it feel as airy and light as possible, as space was the limiting factor. The obvious choice of tile was to go with something large and white. This would allow the room to feel simple and spacious as well as modern.

So that the room didn’t feel too stark, a soft natural looking stone floor was introduced to give the room some warmth and a beautiful bespoke basin & vanity unit was installed. This was painted in a putty colour to compliment the brown tones of the floor.

Some clever lighting behind a bespoke mirror, and a mirrored towel rail, help light reflect around the room enhancing the feeling of space.

Finally, to introduce that special element of character to the room a feature tile that resembles the growing wisteria on the outside of the cottage was used.

Now the bathroom is both light and modern. Packed with gadgets such as a digital bath fill it still retains that much needed character to compliment the rest of the house.