Kennington – Victorian-style bathroom renovation

The client wanted a Victorian restyling of the bathroom but needed advice on finishes. We provided a base cost and a range of samples at various price points. Once we had agreed the best options for our client’s taste and budget, we set to work.

All existing fixtures and fittings were striped out, including wall tiles. Re-plastering was essential to ensure a perfect in-corner finish for the brick tiles specified – flat 200 x 100mm brick metro tiles with dado rail.

For the floor, octagon and black accent tiles were used, with a black border line for the perimeter. The tiling was sealed to protect the white grout from colouration.

We installed a false ceiling to incorporate six water-resistant down lights, operated on a dimmer switch.

All existing pipework was removed and replaced by surface chrome pipework. A traditional Victorian cast-iron radiator with towel rail was installed along with a black freestanding cast-iron bath with period toilet and basin.

The walls were finished with Ferrell and Ball and woodwork received a satin finish, while the sash window was also refurbished and repainted.