Finding headroom and bringing a shower room into a new era


It’s amazing what you can fit into a small space if you really try !


This shower room in a lovely old cottage in Steeple Bumpstead was not meeting the needs of its owners. When the children were small it was a useful upstairs facility – but as they grew, graduated and started to return to visit, the space needed not only updating, but taking upwards. They needed not only a feeling of, but also real headroom.


To give real space in a severely restricted building,  the only way was “Up” into the loft space above. The new shower has powered extraction through the loft to the outside and the new shower enclosure has lots of headroom.

We worked closely with our Client to choose fittings, tiles, paint and flooring to make the very best use of the space and give a light, airy but sympathetic tone – bearing in mind the age of the cottage and the lovely restful feel of their home. We ‘planted’ old timbers from another village property (ours!) into the new room to add back in more timber features to compliment the building.

Once again, we dealt with every aspect of the project including all decorating and finishing – to leave our Client with a fully finished Shower Room to enjoy.


Heating is from a towel rail and the tricky angled boxing needed to house the slope from the stairwell below was tiled to offer a robust but beautiful shelf – carefully angled to save scrapes