The ensuite bathroom here was just a large shower unit, basin, toilet and no built in cupoards or space to put anything. The same as the bathoom, except that had the bath as well. After a couple of years, when some money became available, a bathroom and plumbing specialist was consulted to provide design ideas to bring things up to date and reflect the rather gorgeous ensuites I came across in many hotels throughout the year in the course of my job at that time. I got to the point where I was noting the hotels and marking them by the quality of their ensuites and just about nothing else.
The designer was an absolute whizz – he put forward ideas that I assumed would only ever be pipe dreams and available in £300 per night boutique hotels around London. But with careful planning and budgeting, I got these delights in my very own house. They’re still fantastically gorgeous even now.