This bathroom is very typical of many bathrooms in 1930 – 1940 built homes in Coventry. The bathroom walls are made up of two materials, bricks wall and lathe and plaster walls.
The bathroom size is very typical of a property of its age measuring 192cm wide and 183cm long. The layout is also typical with the toilet on the left hand side, basin under the window, a badly positioned window over the basin and partly over the bath, bath on the right hand side. The drawing below is the original bathroom layout.
The client’s wish list included adding bathroom storage and fitting a shower bath. We achieved storage by fitting a 1000mm wide combined vanity basin and toilet unit and fitting a mirror cabinet on the left hand wall. The bath is an L shaped shower bath with the glass screen fitted on the door way wall.
Whenever we renovate a 1930 – 1940 bathroom, we find that the plaster is so old that in part it is falling from the walls, so we remove all of the plaster and take the bathroom bath to brick. We also removed the ceiling lathe and plaster. The images below show the bathroom at 4 stages,
Stage 1 Before the work is carried out
Stage 2 Bathroom taken back to brick
Stage 3 Bathroom first fit with boarded walls
Stage 4 Bathroom on completion
Items fitted in the Bathroom
- Trojan Cast reinforced L shaped shower bath
- L Shaped glass shower screen
- Tavistock Match Combined toilet and basin unit in Gloss white
- Tavistock Blaze bath filler and basin tap
- Tavistock Quantum Thermostatic dual head shower
- Tavistock Agenda back to wall toilet pan and soft close seat
- High heat output towel warmer 1600mm by 500mm
- Tavistock Sleek LED mirror cabinet
- Porcelain wall tiles
- Quartz white sparkle floor tiles 60cm by 60cm
Images of the completed bathroom
Video of Bathroom
This is a 360 degree video of the bathroom. The video shows four stages of the bathroom renovation.