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Mr & Mr Harkes

How do you replace a bath with a walk-in shower, all while keeping a room light and bright, with a large basin unit that offers plenty of storage, and create a modern finish? That was the challenge set by Mr and Mrs Harkes, of Edinburgh, as they looked to create something special from their bathroom space.

The Challenge

There is no doubt where the challenge lay for the Ekco team in this compact bathroom space: the problem was keeping the room as light as possible while still packing in all of the features that the couple required.

The Outcome

Step one in the effort to breathe new life into this Edinburgh bathroom was to remove the bath and replace the shower with a 1600x800 walk-in shower that boasts two fixed panels and a Zamori low-level shower tray that made the room feel that little bit more open.

Light was incorporated into the design from the start with the emphasis on  beige colours including Villoroy and Boch tiles that would enhance the warm feeling in the room. This was taken further by LED spotlights that linked up with vertical box lights at the mirror to continue the bright and light feel.

Perhaps the outstanding feature of the room however, is the Tacoma unit with its curved drawers that offer a stylish contrast to the beige tiles. In addition it provides maximum storage with four drawers and additional shelf space on the side of the basin. This was finished in gloss Samoa which also enhanced the energy in the room by reflecting the light beams.

A low bulkhead was created around the window wall that was meant to conceal the bidet and the WC frame and cistern. As an added bonus, the room was finished with a Zehnder colour co-ordinated Fassne towel warmer and a host of Keuco accessories.

“Magical! This is a beautiful bathroom: we couldn’t be happier.”