Three bathrooms are en-suite. Two are open plan behind the bed. Three are separate and there’s the downstairs loo. Have a look at the plans and Sketchup model (which are all available as downloads from the Approved Proposal page).

  • Bathroom behind the bed.
  • A chunk of bathroom notes on the rooms page.
  • Single control arm mixer tap(s).
  • Shower and bath details
  • How to place shower controls
  • The Energy Saving Trust has a whole section on recommended products.
  • Have heated mirrors connected to the lights over the mirrors. So that when these lights are on the heated pad removes / prevents condensation on the mirror. You can fit these to the back of mirrors.
  • Tap aerators, so less water is used.
  • Put urinals in the main downstairs bathroom and all other bathrooms where possible?
  • Have a look at this growing collection of bathroom photos >>
  • If bedrooms have no or limited windows, and are en-suite, then glass screen doors.
  • Have towel radiators in the bathrooms.
    • These could be elec and only run when the solar panels are delivering electricity or water heated.
    • Look at where they put the towel rail in the Scarlet Hotel bedrooms (low down photo on this post >>)
  • For the master and second bedrooms that’ll face the sea, look at the Scarlet Hotel bedroom layout.
  • The Housebuilders Bible has bathroom design advice on page 291.
  • Wetroom Design
  • Have a look at these baths, price and style range.
  • Chains like Plumbase might not have swanky showrooms, but they can get almost all top-end bathroom fixtures and fittings at competitive prices.
  • Have a look at Forum recommended. See forum thread:
    “I used Ideal Standard on the recommend of a plumber. It was all good quality and local merchants undercut the best online prices I could find. I have seen some good looking deals on suites at plumbworld but I don’t know about their quality.  “
  • Mixer taps, so that with one hand you can control the flow and temp
  • Baths to have central tap and drain point.
  • Put low LED light in en-suite bathrooms, so that you don’t need to turn the main light on and so disturb any partner if using the bathroom at night.
  • Double sinks
  • Glass sheet and not tiles for the shower wall(s) – even for the outside shower?
    • needs to be 100% sealed to prevent mould on the back.
    • pre frost the back ?
    • have so can take down to clean ?
  • Screwfix do Grohe and other nice mixer taps etc.
  • Mirrors to catch the views.


One that lets a person sit at either end, by virtue of a central tap and central drain and even and cofy at both ends, such as this one by Fired Earth:

bath - firedearth-com_bath-9

Bathrooms Pinterest Board

Link to the Silver Spray Bathrooms Pinterest board

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