Some bathrooms are difficult to alter from their existing layout and often the design is compromised to ensure the end result delivers the clients’ needs.  However, a stunning bathroom we completed in a beautiful old house in Rutherglen was the exception to the rule.

This project gave our design team the opportunity to present to our clients ideas which were different to their original thoughts.  By collaborating on the project, we were able to deliver a truly bespoke bathroom which we are extremely proud of, as are our clients.

The bathroom is a long narrow room with traditional high ceilings (measured 5m x 1.5m).  Our clients were concerned that they would not be able to install a shower enclosure and bath without the room feeling cramped. We used our design ingenuity to install not only a wider than average bath but also a large shower enclosure. We also suggested they opt for Utopia furniture being installed to house the WC and basin which would provide storage.

Our thoughts were that if the shower tray was fitted across the room and a fixed glass panel was utilised to make a walk in shower rather than a conventional sliding door, the room would not be ‘narrowed’ by framing the shower tray. We also installed a recessed storage box within the shower room.  This storage area has a feature down light and softens the appearance of what would have been an imposing, full height, windowless wall.

We also installed lighting to the bath furniture plinth which helped create the illusion of widening the walkway to the shower.  Furniture was fitted which ran seamlessly from the wash basin unit round the bath onto the WC unit, ensuring the height of the plinths were perfectly aligned along the entire length of the room.

A reflective gloss white ceiling was created with warm white lamps ensuring the room was well lit when required.  A dimmer switch was also installed to offer some mood lighting when our clients are enjoying a soak in their Whirlpool bath.

The tiles chosen had a shimmering reflective quality and were installed to all the walls and the floor area and completed the effect of this stunning bathroom.


The works took 8 working days to complete.  This included plastering, tiling, joinery, electrical and plumbing operatives.


A similar project would cost in the region of £9500-£12,000 dependent on products selected.


MX Low Profile shower tray

Bristan Quadrato drench shower system

Porcelanosa Japan tiles to walls and floor

Sensio Lighting (ceiling, plinth and shower recess)

Utopia Furniture

Utopia Brassware

Utopia Sanitaryware

Chelmsford Ladder Rail

Frontline Whirlpool bath






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