Bathrooms by David Cooper Home Renovations

Bathrooms can be the most labour intensive when it comes to updating them.   There is so much ‘behind the scene’ work that needs to take place.  This includes getting the pipework in place and any replastering to make good the walls for tiling.  On average, the work can take two to three weeks to complete.  

Step by step guide

The first thing you need is a plan.   This is your opportunity to give your room a total makeover.  So forget the existing template and think about how the space can work to suit your lifestyle.  Do you want a bath and shower?  Is there room for both separately?   Storage is also important.   It is much nicer to be able to hide your toiletries so David will help you to maximise your storage possibilities.

When it comes to deciding upon lighting for your newly designed space, there are now so many enhanced options.   Lit mirrors and wall cupboards are very practical and look great.

The materials you use are also very important.  It is often false economy to buy cheaply as they will not last as long or work as effectively.  This is so true, especially with things like toilets and taps.  Furthermore, you don’t want a leak under the shower because you have used poor quality adhesive or sealant.

Something that is worth considering is the timing of the project, especially if this is the only toilet in the house.  David will talk this through with you and ensure that you are fully prepared for the process.

Eighteenth century cottage lathe and plaster

Converted a bedroom in an 18th century cottage into a bathroom, and separate ensuite (not shown).

This involved ripping the original bedroom out right back to the joists, moving the door hence the large gap in the second image, and then installing a portion wall. 

walk in shower

We restored the original elm floor and put pine butt and bead panelling around the whole of the room. The bath and sink are from the Burlington range.  A cast iron bath and walk in shower completed the room. 

Burlington toilet in eighteenth century cottage
Cast iron bath