UK-based Jonathan King chronicles his remodeling adventures in his blog, 47 Park Avenue. We especially like what he and his partner Michael have done with their ensuite bath/bedroom (click through to see the “ghastly” before photos).
Above: Jonathan and his partner, Michael, stripped the wallpaper, painted the walls Great White and the floors in Pitch Black, both from Farrow & Ball. The shower consists of three pieces of white quartz cut to size and mounted onto the walls and one piece of black quartz cut to size with grooves drilled into it for drainage.
Above: A small Victorian step ladder serves as bathing shelf. The bathtub is a French Double-Ended Bath (c. 1870), refinished and painted matte black.
Above: A giant wall-mounted trophy head surveys the scene.
Above: The 1970s aluminum lamp chandeliers are by Sciolari from The French House.
Above: The couple used a vintage map as a headboards.
Above: Jonathan and Michael removed a wall between a smaller bath and bedroom to create one large ensuite space.
Above: Two views of the shower during construction.
Above: The original loo, pre-construction.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose a bathtub or shower in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Tubs & Showers.