Kendal, Before – a dated bathroom ripe for a new look
This dated bathroom with green suite was ready for a new look. Our client was also struggling to get in and out of the bath to shower.
New shower room Kendal – After – a fabulous walk-in shower, accessible but luxurious!
A truly bespoke effort – the old suite removed and a stud wall built to hide the drainage, beautiful new tiles interspersed with lines of mosaics to add some glitz and sparkle. A low-level walk-in easy-use digital shower with separate controls, discreet shower seat and chrome support bar. Just fantastic!
Kendal, Before – the basin area in this L-shaped room, with dated green basin
Before photo of the basin area, perfectly functional but ready for an update
Kendal – After – the basin area
Almost unrecognisable, the cabinet has been replaced and the mosaic tiles repeated down the sides of the new cabinet echoing the pattern across the room. Beautiful deep new basin with updated mirror, shower socket and fabulous floor tiles
Windermere – Before – dated bathroom
Our eyes lit up when we saw this one! A fabulous bathroom in its day, someone took good care to build storage around the basin and toilet. Definitely ready for a new look though!
Windermere shower room – After – just fabulous!
What a fab project to do. We installed a new window, kept the loo in the same place but updated the boxing to match the basin cabinet and installed a concealed cistern, switched the bath for a luxury walk-in shower with shower seat and support bar and moved it to improve the drainage. Gorgeous sahara style tiles and Multipanel Classic Oak click vinyl flooring. Just lovely!
Windermere Before – bath with high risk of slipping
This bathroom with its fantastic orange suite had done its time, our client was struggling to get in and out of this bath when she needed to shower. We discussed various options but removing the bath and putting a shower in was the best way forward.
Windermere shower room – After – the bath area now basin area
We switched the basin to where the bath was, creating a dry corner separated from the shower. The Cashmere coloured storage unit and matching mirror adds a classy, understated touch. Note the separate shower controls at the entrance to the shower tray, for safety and convenience.
Windermere – The walk-in shower and basin, completed
The basin (pre-mirror!) and shower showing clearly the fixed glass panels allowing ease of entry/exit and the shower control on the entrance into the shower area.
Bath removal Kendal – before with the slippery bath in place
Our clients were concerned about falling in the bath and not being able to get out – luckily we said we could help…
Kendal – bath out shower in – Finished – fantastic walk-in shower and updated shower room
Our clients no longer need worry about falling in the bath, they can happily get into and out of this low-level shower with its fixed glass panel and hinged splash protector panel. The flooring is Aspen Oak by Multipanel click vinyl, with underfloor heating for luxury and cashmere bathroom units.
Grey en suite – new shower door fitted
Dean Taylor from Dean Taylor Bathrooms installing a shower door into a tight space – a small en suite against a sloping ceiling. Slightly challenging as the existing basin and WC stayed in place, but there was no need to replace them so we were more than happy to work around them for our client. And of course Dean made sure his grey top matched the tiles!
Kendal bathroom – cruise ship elegance!
One of our all-time favourite projects. We removed the wall between the loo and bathroom giving this huge space enabling a separate bath and shower tray. Our clients sourced the to die for brushed gold fittings. The timeless Metro tiles just set the whole thing off. Amazing.
New bathroom Kendal – close up on those beautiful brushed gold fittings!
No this is not a photo from a cruise ship, it’s a family home in Kendal! We just love these brushed gold fittings and how well do they work with the white tiles, throwing the light around the room!
Dean applying carpet protector to the stair carpet before work starts
We always do everything we can to protect your home while we work, this includes protecting the stair carpet – basically cling film for floors!
Measuring up for a new bathroom
Project Co-ordinator Tim Arrowsmith of Dean Taylor Bathrooms measuring up for a new bathroom install. The sloping ceiling meant fitting a shower screen would be tight – but we managed it.
New bathroom Sedbergh – new family bathroom complete
Updated family bathroom for lovely clients, the existing black tiled floor was kept but everything else was renewed.
New bathroom Sedbergh – L-shaped bath installed
L-shaped or P-shaped baths can be a great solution in smaller bathrooms where the shower sits over the bath, they give some extra elbow room, to make showering much more comfortable
Kendal – wheelchair accessible luxury wet room
What a great project. This bespoke wetroom was created from the cupboard under the stairs (the sloping ceiling on the right) and approx 1 m2 out of the living room. Our client can wheel into the room, push his wheelchair to the area under the slope and transfer to the wooden support seats, then across to the loo if necessary.
The brief was ‘coppulence’ – a mix of our client’s love of copper/bronze and opulence – and we think we achieved it. We even used sparkling gold grout! With underfloor heating it is a real luxurious gem that you would never even realised is there when standing in the living room.
Wheelchair accessible wetroom with shower Kendal
Here’s another view showing the overhead, rainhead shower along with the smaller hand control at the side. Accessible bathrooms don’t have to look clinical!
Accessible wetroom Kendal
The row of three seats enable our client to have the maximum flexibility – he can sit directly under the water flow, easily reach the basin or move over quickly to this side to dry. Each lifts independently.
New bathroom Staveley – family bathroom created from new
This luxury family bathroom was created from a large bedroom. The insulated stud wall was built and new doorway made from the hallway. A sun tunnel allows daylight without the expense and complication of installing a new window and strong extraction avoids the build-up of mould/damp. The bath is hidden behind the low wall!
New bathroom Staveley – family bathroom created from scratch
Another view of the basin in the newly-created family bathroom. We discovered the wall in this section was thinner, before the property was extended at the back many years ago this must have been the original back wall and probably here was a window looking out. It makes a great alcove for the basin and mirror. Love what you discover about properties when working on them!
New bathroom Staveley – new family bathroom
Close up of the bath area in a refurb of the entire room. Once work began we found an old leak which had damaged the flooring so the job became slightly bigger to replace all the floor – these things happen sometimes.
The original window was replaced with a smaller version and the wall built up to allow for the full-width bath and shower area.
The tiles and mosaics were chosen by our client and we love them – dark enough to be serious, light enough to be gorgeous and just bright enough for some decent sparkle!
Kendal – a fully wheelchair accessible wetroom with bath
This project involved combining a bathroom with en suite to create a room big enough to accommodate bath, shower area and have enough room for a wheelchair. The plastic ceiling will never need decorating and the floor is completely waterproof.
Wetroom flooring Kendal
Here we have used Altro flooring, one of the market leaders in wetroom flooring, to create a smooth, waterproof and slip-resistant membrane around the wetroom area so our client can shower without worrying about where the splashes are going.
The membrane travels around 10cm up the wall.
Shower room Ambleside – before – basin area
Our client told us his holiday cottage was looking ‘ok but there’s no wow factor’ and that’s pretty accurate. All completely fine and perfectly usable, but he wanted to give his guests something worth putting on social media…
Ambleside shower room – after – basin and radiator and WOW!!
We are really pleased with this one. Our client asked for a wow factor for his holiday cottage and we think we delivered – the updated basin is unrecognisable. Lights in the step add a real zing and the colours work so well against the fabulous tiles from Topps Tiles. Love the colour – mustard and grey is such a good combination!
Ambleside shower room – before, shower area
Now looking a bit dated, this shower felt a bit small and dark and ready for an update.
The loo is behind the wooden door, not much we could do to change the layout but we thought we might be able to make it feel a bit brighter and more roomy…
Ambleside shower room – after – shower area
Again this is almost unrecognisable. The previously small, dark boxed-in shower has been opened out, it’s not quite a wetroom as we’ve installed this fixed glass panel to keep everywhere dry but the feel is completely different.
Wetroom Ambleside – wetroom floor with tiles
Here tiles have been used to create a wetroom-style floor in a small shower room. The wetroom ‘tray’ has been used underneath and then tiles cut into place allowing for the gentle slope down to the drain.
New bathroom Ambleside – mirror envy!
We love this mirror and the fabulous ambience it gives!
Switches on/off through a hand sensor which adds a very cool, modern twist.
How low can a shower tray be fitted?
People often ask us how low a shower tray can go – it does depend on what your floor is made of – but this biro placed against a walk-in shower tray shows the level for scale. Just the smallest step into safe showering!
Shower seat with legs
Shower seat with legs, the legs fall forward as it is pulled down giving a really supportive seat for safe showering
Shower seat with legs
Shower seat pulled down into the seat position, the legs have dropped forward and offer a very secure seat.
Grey shower seat
A very sturdy shower seat with grey slatted seating area, folds up against the wall or down as a seat as shown here. The grey went well with the grey marbled Multipanel wall panels and grey tiles externally (not seen) installed by Dean Taylor Bathrooms
Shower seat, Kendal
A discreet shower seat installed by Dean Taylor Bathrooms, excellent choice for those who require a little support but don’t want a clinical look.
Bath support bars and accessories, assisted bathing Kendal
Pull-down support bar with separate fixed support bar and battery-operated lifting seat so client with disability can still enjoy a bath
Bath support bars and accessories Kendal
Here is the pull-down bath support bar in the down position. The bather can use the battery-operated lifting seat and then lean on the bar for secure support while the carer helps our client to clean.
AKW easy to use accessible shower for inclusive wet room Kendal
Easy to use shower for inclusive shower room
Remote control lift-out shower controls
Easy to use, easy to reach, remote control, removable shower control bar in a wheelchair friendly wetroom
Walk in shower Kendal – Accessible walk-in shower
Accessible walk-in shower complete with shower seat and support bars. Also crucial to safety are the separate shower controls. So you don’t have to worry about turning the water on/off until you are clear of the shower area. One less risk of falling.
New bathroom Kendal – completely new bathroom from scratch
A bathroom created from scratch in an empty bedroom. Love the loo and basin against the panel – cool and timeless!
New bathrooms Kendal – new bath installed
Fabulous new bath with a bespoke bath panel to match the wall panels around! Check out the shampoo shelf ok sorry yes we mean wine shelf!
Kendal bathroom – shampoo shelf (ok, wine shelf!) with mosaic tiles
We could have made this shelf which runs along the back of the bath plain, but adding a few lines of mosaic tiles to this shelf makes it so much more interesting – plus it adds a bit of sparkle!