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Projects Featuring Abacus Direct
Sydney Road, Bath
A very interesting project in collaboration with Charlotte Langley Interior design. This grade listed Georgian property had a previous life as office space but has been painstakingly converted back into this residential grand mansion. The 7 bathrooms ranged from cloakrooms, bathrooms and wetrooms to the jewel in the piece which was the spacious Master En-suite. This room had a luxurious bespoke double basin, bespoke double entry wetroom shower and built in bath, all clad in a stunning natural marble. The sizeable space had plenty of room left for an extensive run of wardrobes for the ultimate in opulence.
This stylish project uses some quality natural materials to give a stunning finish. The spa like bath has been built into wall to wall boxing with a practical step all clad in a stunning marble. The wetroom floor has been formed out of the beautiful marble with draining grooves allowing the water to be channelled away. The shelf between the double basins allows for useful worktop space for your day to day hygiene products.
Morris Lane, Bath
This bijou wetroom uses a space saving corner basin with vanity unit for much needed storage. The textured wall tiles add an element of interest to the room as the lighting casts varying shadows across the surfaces. Picking a similar colour for the floor tile gives an illusion of more space as at some points it can blend the floor and wall edges where they meet making them seem as one.
Main Road, Nottingham
A project including a bathroom, en-suite and cloakroom. This En-suite included a digital shower and wall panelling that is quick to install and easy to clean. A solution to storage issues was to install a basin and vanity unit with practical worktop space. And don’t forget the stunning freestanding bath in the soft pebble shape to finish off a classic look to the whole room.
Trossachs Drive, Bath
This wetroom makes a real statement with the dark wall tiles and furniture. The room includes a clever recess storage box in the shower wall. The tiled shower floor butts up to the the side of the bath allowing a space saving layout that leaves room to fit in a large basin with furniture underneath.
Hulbert Close, Corsham
This bathroom was converted into a practical and magnificent wetroom for a customer with mobility issues. The previous layout only had a bath tub which could not be used by the customer.
It was converted into a easy access wetroom with level floor which involved chasing the shower tray former and waste into the concrete floor.
The toilet cistern and the basin frame/waste pipes were all hidden in a false wall which resulted in a easy to clean room with sleek and minimal appearance.
A recessed illuminated mirror cabinet gave extra storage whilst not impeding on the room space.
Fold down grab rails were added either side of the toilet for support when transferring to the pan and the basin was wall hung to allow space for a wheelchair underneath.
A wonderful job installed by You Love Bathrooms
This project was for a stunning villa near Wadebridge, Cornwall with 3 bathrooms.
There has been some boxing created behind the toilet to house the toilet frame/cistern and to conceal the pipework. An useful access hatch has been created in this boxing for maintenance which is open in the main photo.
The large slim white shower tray blends well with the white carrara effect tiles which also make the room feel bright and airy.
In the other shower room the pentagonal shower enclosure gives good access to the toilet and basin area with the angled off corner reducing the chance of kicking the corner of the tray or colliding with the glass.
The show stopping centerpiece in this design really is the wall mounted vanity unit with beautiful vessel washbowl and illuminated mirror. The worktop on the vanity furniture is a slim waterproof mineral resin material which is practical and modern. To keep the sleek look the illuminated mirror not only has a demister pad but also has a integrated charger socket so the nearby walls don’t require an ugly charger socket.
The wall hung toilet has a matching piece of furniture to house the cistern and frame in the same finish as the vanity unit so it is all coordinated.
The bath has been slightly brought off the back wall, boxed in and tiled. This has allowed room for a large recess box and to give the high end look has been illuminated along with the bath front panel.
The shower door is a clever infold door that looks minimal like a normal pivot door but it opens half in and half out to avoid colliding with anything directly in front of the door. Another stunning installation by Aquabathrooms.
The Glen, Saltford
Installed to a high finish by Aquabathrooms, this relaxing bathroom is spacious and modern.
The large quadrant corner shower allowed easy access into the room where a square or rectangular one would cause a pinch point at the corner.
The wall mounted basin with vanity unit has easy to organise drawers and a swivel basin mixer where the spout can pivot out the way for face washing etc. The illuminated mirror cabinet not only has task lighting on the front and mood lighting underneath but also has demister pads to stop the glass steaming up when showering. There is also a charger and USB socket inside to keep everything hidden away and tidy.
The bath has been boxed in with alluring lighting and recess box for candles and soaps to help unwind at the end of a long day.
Installed by Oakley Creations this stylish bathroom complimented the original features of this period property.
The matt black brassware, mirror, flush plate, heated towel rail and wall lights complement the original cast iron fireplace bringing the whole scheme together.
The long and thin room fits the freestanding bath down one end perfectly whilst still allowing good access to the toilet and basin area. This is helped by the curvy shape of the bath (when compared to a rectangular one) which is made of a strong mineral resin material which also has good insulating properties too.
The wall hung toilet has some tiled boxing behind to hide the cistern and frame. And the wall mounted basin with vanity unit also allows for more of the floor to be exposed giving the illusion of a larger room and making it easy to clean.
The subtle wall lights either side of the mirror and above the bath are not only bang on trend but also give a relaxing tone to the room and highlight the ceiling beam which adds character.
The wetroom tray former is cut into the floor to give a large, flush shower area with the expertly cut tiles. This gives space for an impressive double entry walk in shower with one simple glass screen supported by two arms. You normally require at least 2m width to fit a double entry shower in an for it to work correctly. The underfloor heating is an efficient way of heating the room and will dry up any standing water from showering keeping the room free from damp.
The recess box in the shower allows for stylish storage without impeding on the user space that a wire basket would.
The floor standing vanity unit gives maximum storage in what would be wasted space underneath the basin. There is also subtle storage above in the recessed illuminated mirror cabinet. Being sunk into the wall means that it gives the feeling of more space and the lights on it allow for task lighting when using the mirror. Inside the cabinet the charger socket allowing for toothbrushes an shavers to be hidden away out of sight.
Installed by Oakley Creations
Inspired by one of our display bays in the showroom, this shower room has a beautiful corner shower which is the centerpiece of the room. Arriving in a kit format the wetroom tray and shower side walls are installed then the tiles of their choice are applied. The glass door is then fitted at the end and is all deigned to fit perfectly. The pentagon shaped shower is perfect for smaller rooms with the angled off corner allowing for easy movement to its adjacent basin and toilet. The side walls of the shower allow for some floor to ceiling LED lighting on the inner surface and the back walls have some delectable recess boxes which also have some small LED lights which are all bathroom waterproof rated. The gloss wall tiles help reflect the light making a dazzling room.
Installed by the talented team at Aquabathrooms.
Church St, Bath
The stylish shower room really does stand out with the great use contrasting tiles in the shower and behind the basin. The illuminated mirror really helps to bring out the accent colour with the blue LED glow. This mirror can easily be adjusted to the users preference of brightness and colour temperature as well as being steam free and touch-less switch.
The fashionable, special finish basin mixer and shower system are bang on trend and give a very boutique look to the room.
In the bathroom the back to wall bath has achieved a freestanding look that gives the feeling of luxury which is highlighted by the darker contrasting tiles behind. The back edge of the bath is sealed to the wall which is water tight and easy to clean. It also helps if you are conscious of space and they tend to be easier to install too. The large recess alcove above the bath allows plenty of space for candles and toiletries. There is also a large bespoke mirror above the bath which gives the illusion of a larger room and helps reflect light around.
Belcombe Place, Bradford-on-Avon
This bathroom has a dazzling appearance when you walk into the room that is mainly due to the perfect use of mood lighting. The waterproof LED lights have been used to great affect around the bottom of the bath, under the wall mounted vanity unit and in the shower recess boxes which all face downwards (meaning you can’t see the light source) and gives a high quality finish to the room.
The illuminated mirror also has the same backlit style which continues the theme and also has a contactless sensor switch and demister pad to make sure it is steam free.
The wall hung toilet has the frame and cistern hidden in some tiled boxing directly behind it keeping the room contemporary and minimal. What would be wasted space above the toilet boxing has been converted into storage with a mirror cabinet.
The wetroom shower area has a larger fixed glass panel and to reduce the water splashing out it has a smaller hinged glass panel that can be rotated as required. The shower valve is at the entrance so that it can be turned on without a shocking splash of cold water. As well as practical shower handset they have a luxurious drench head with both rainfall and waterfall function.
In the master en-suite and bathroom there are wide, bespoke wall hung vanity furniture units and double vessel basins which allow for storage and a practical worktop to rest all your toiletries.
The illuminated mirrors above also give useful task lighting and glamorous mood lighting. They also have integrated demister pad to keep them steam free whilst showering and touchless sensor switch.
The master en-suite also has an elegant large recess box in the wall for storage of shampoo bottles and soaps. As the walls were solid brick, this was achieved by creating a false wall which also housed the wall hung toilet frame/cistern which was located at the far end of the walk-in shower.
Compact Wetroom & WC
In this wetroom two pieces of glass have been used on the walk in shower with one at the far end to help protect the wooden furniture under the basin from any water damage. The flush ceiling mounted shower drench head gives a minimal look and maximum head height.
Behind the wall hung toilet has been boxed out and tiled to contain the cistern and frame. This full width half height false wall also allows space for the wall mounted bath valve which operates an overflow filler meaning no bath spout is required. This boxing ledge as creates a very useful surface for any toiletries or ornaments.
The wall mounted basin with double drawer vanity unit has a LED ribbon light installed underneath for effective mood lighting that helps highlight the floor space underneath and give the illusion of more room. This lighting also nicely marries up with the illuminated mirror above.
Bath Road, Saltford
The striking main feature of this project is the freestanding bath which stands pride of place in front of the large sash window and in main view when you walk into the room. Its white colour stands out proud in contrast to the dark painted walls and the industrial style grey tiles. This room can take the striking darker shades due to large amount of daylight let in by the tall window.
One tall column radiator has been used to the left of the window to supply heating to the large room whereas a smaller ladder style heated towel rail to the right of the window is used for drying the towels.
The large 1200mm wide basin gives the feeling of opulence and the large areas either side of the bowl allow for practical surfaces to rest toiletries. The basin is resting on a chrome stand which can offer support of the basin weight and also provide a hanging space for a hand towel. It also helps to create the feeling of more room space as the frame is minimal and reflective allowing for more of the wall and floor to be seen.
Distinct colour changing LED mood lighting has been used in the shower recess boxes and around the toilet boxing to give this room the wow factor.
Installed by the skilled team at You Love Bathrooms
The original basin and taps were reused in this shower room as the were quality vintage pieces in good condition. We married up the brushed brass finish with a new shower system and basin bottle trap for a uniform look.
Some stunning LED lighting was used in the shower recess boxes and under the tray which made them real features. This also matched up to the illuminated mirror with built in demister pad which keeps it steam free.
The large tray had to be raised up due to the waste but the colour nicely blends into the wall tiles creating a seamless design. The matt surface of the tray has anti slip properties for safe showering and is easy to keep clean. The simple piece of wetroom glass was used on the walk in shower keeping it minimal looking and the shower head had to be ceiling mounted due to the low ceiling height and sloping ceilings.
Forester Road, Bath
The classic grey and white colour theme helps give this bathroom a clean and bright finish. The round shapes are carried through nearly all the products including the bath, basin and mirror giving a soft and gentle appearance.
The freestanding bath has the tall freestanding bath shower mixer in the corner making it more subtle whilst still allowing for the bath to be used from either end.
The curvy basin with floorstanding vanity unit gives maximum storage and the swan neck basin mixer has a adjustable spout to rotate out the way when washing your face.
Altogether a fabulous room well executed and the smaller cloakroom is a clean and practical design.
This bathroom in a lovely old house in the beautiful village of Holt was originally populated with a tired looking bath, basin and pedestal and a close coupled toilet. The owners had a colourful adaptation of a modern country style in mind and with our design team and their clear vision of tile design and wall colour we think the result is just Wow!
The level access walk in shower, and the clever use of the quirky nooks and crannies in the room gives the room so much more space than before. Hiding the cistern and pipe work in some of the shelving tidies up the pipework and makes cleaning that much easier.
This customer had a relatively large room to utilize and our designer Lee did a fantastic job making the most of the space available. It’s also worth noting that all of the communications with the customer were done remotely, the entire design and ordering process was done via video calls, phone calls and email!
The flooring in this room has allowed concealment of many parts of the plumbing which means that a flat shower tray, flush to the floor was able to be used. It has also meant that the bath can be completely free standing with the mixer tap being adjacent and no unsightly plumbing visible at all.
A similar approach has been taken with the toilet unit, which is wall hung to give a very modern and clean look, with the cistern concealed in the wall. This has created a small alcove on the side of the room containing the bath and gives a lovely cosy effect and space for the customer’s plant to be located. The basin taps are also wall mounted with the plumbing concealed, above a lovely freestanding basin to match the bath.
Two towel warmers have been used in the room. This means that you’re never too far from a fresh warm towel, whether you’re in the shower or in the bath, and also it means that there is more than adequate heating available for the room. Within the shower the controls have been mounted towards the entrance of the shower which means that the temperature can be adjusted until it’s just right, before getting under the shower itself.
We have included pictures of the 3D designs that Lee created for the customer so that you can see how the design progressed from plans to reality.
Please enjoy the video walk around of the bathroom below;
Our designer Rob has utilized an interesting mix of items in this design to achieve the final design. The units are a mix of R2, Tavistock and Roper Rhodes. These are all produced by the same company but are separate ranges, luckily they produce identical colours! This means that a decent mix of units was possible to achieve the storage needs required by the customer.
The cistern unit is a bespoke piece built so that it could be tiled over.
The inside wall of the shower is a stud wall, built 100mm out from the original wall which allows the workings of the shower valve to be hidden and an alcove to be fitted for extra storage.
We have included some of the original designs produced for this project in the photos.