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Bathroom Overhaul, Ilkley

Bathroom Overhaul, Ilkley

This project was a challenge to say the least! A Victorian terrace house with a small bathroom and underutilised space that needed to be transformed into a contemporary open plan bathroom with additional light.

Scope of work:

  • Removal of all plaster from the walls back to the bare brick
  • Construction of new ceiling incorporating a new velux window
  • Removal of the airing cupboard from the landing and then working in conjunction with the plumber to remove the hot water tank (new boiler installed into the basement)
  • Removal of the door frame and extending the opening up to the ceiling, so that we created a seamless walkthrough between the old bathroom and corridor
  • Board and plaster all walls and ceiling
  • Blocking up the old side window and forming 3 feature alcoves for bathroom products to be stored next to the bath
  • Laying a new floor to assist with drainage from the walk-in shower and a raised level for the freestanding bath
  • Creating a new door frame and fitting a smoked glass door on the old corridor
  • Fitting ultra modern LED light fittings

Client Testimonial

“After moving into our new house it quickly became apparent that our bathroom required a major overhaul. We wanted a modern, minimalist bathroom with more natural light and a separate shower, although we were prepared to compromise on the shower as we didn't think there was enough space. Michael quickly pointed out dead space in the corridor leading up to the bathroom and came up with a great plan of how we could rework the whole space. His recommended plumber removed the old boiler and installed a new one into the basement, resulting in the wasted space being transformed into a walk-in wet room.

The works involved in this type of renovation were pretty huge, Michael removed all of the old latt and plaster from the walls, took down and replaced the ceiling, fixed some leaking roof tiles, laid new installation, installed a new velux window, removed and walled up the old window and then plastered throughout. After consulting with the plumber they even decided to fit a new floor to assist with the draining from the wet room! Everything was so well planned and although there was a lot of mess and dust it was always clean and tidy by the end of every day. The results speak for themselves – we have visitors just to see the bathroom now, it’s beyond our expectations!”

Ruth Bottomley, Ilkley