Fully refitted and finished master bathroom

by Mars

We finished refitting the master bathroom about six weeks ago, but we’ve been waiting for some small bits and pieces to arrive. Now that it’s all done, let’s check it out.

The process to completion was a tricky one and you can check out part one and part two of our journey.

Nevertheless, we got there in the end and we’re super pleased with the outcome.

Products we used in our finished master bathroom

Bath tub

The bath tub we opted for was Charlotte Edwards Purley, which is a 1700mm freestanding bath, with a 170 litre water capacity.


All the taps and mixers (bath, sink and shower) are Crosswater Belgravia with white glazed ceramic indices. The Victorian design works perfectly in our Victorian farmhouse.


For the water closet we opted for the Grohe Euro Ceramic Deluxe WC. It’s a rimless toilet and features a ‘Triple Vortex’ flush that uses three water outlets to create a super powerful flush that is silent and splash-free. It also uses incredibly small amounts of water to successfully flush, every time.

Vanity unit

We chose the Louise oak and stone vanity cabinet from Tika Moon. It’s heavy and well built, and adds contrast in our bathroom.

Shower tray and glass

We selected Merlyn for our shower tray (Merlyn TrueStone Rectangular Shower Tray – 1700mm x 900mm) and glass with side flap (Merlyn Ionic Wet Room Glass Shower Panel).

As a word of warning, the shower tray is obscenely heavy, so make sure you’re aware of this if you’ll be using it on the first floor.

Shower wall panel

We didn’t want the hassle of tiling and grouting the shower, so we selected the 6mm Minerva carrara white wall panel. The panels are non-porous and stain resistant, and look amazing, complimenting our shower controls.

Shower head

Also Crosswater Belgravia, this is the 12” traditional chrome shower head and definitely delivers on the rainfall shower experience.


To keep things watertight and easy we laid down Spectra Light Grey Cement Luxury Click Vinyl flooring with an acoustic underlay. This is much better than tiles.


Luffy 19 April 2020 - 07:38

Gorgeous! We’re looking at a freestanding bath for our build too. I’d be glad to know how comfy this is to bathe in. It’s one of the models that we’ve shortlisted. Love the vanity unit!

Home Farm 19 April 2020 - 21:01

Thanks for the feedback. We’re really happy with the way it turned out. The bath is very comfortable and well designed. Decent size, and my wife absolutely loves it. It also retains heat quite well.

The Re-Farmer 28 July 2020 - 20:38

Love, love, love that tub!

Mars 28 July 2020 - 21:04

😀 It’s a great tub.

Jen Morgan 12 January 2021 - 14:16

So glad we came across this! Gorgeous!! We’re aiming to do similar in our bathroom, love the beadboard panelling. You’ve given us food for thought with the shower wall panels though, we were set on tiling until we saw this vid! How has the Merlyn Truestone shower tray stood up to use so far? We love the look but can’t decide if it’s worth the extra pennies vs an alternative stone-resin low-profile tray!

Mars 12 January 2021 - 14:48

Thanks for the lovely feedback Jen.

The shower panels were amazing, and have turned out to be a lot better than tiles and took a fraction of the time to install. It’s been almost a year now since we’ve completed the bathroom and the panels have been super easy to clean and maintain, largely because there’s no grout to deal with.

The shower tray has been amazing quality too. Extremely robust and unflinching. Not sure if you’ve watch the video, but it weighs an absolute tonne, and it took three of us to get the tray upstairs. As with the panels, it’s been super easy to clean and maintain, and looks as good as the day we put it in. We’ve got the Merlyn low profile tray in our downstairs guest bathroom (which is much lighter), and it’s also worn very well.

Hope that helps. Happy to answer any other questions.

Jen Morgan 15 January 2021 - 11:07

That’s great to know, thank you – yes we watched the video and figured we might be a bit stumped getting the tray onto the first floor! But think we’re going to go for it since you have given it a glowing review.
We’ve got some food for thought with the shower panels, tbc..! But thank you for the info, very useful.
Just currently trying to measure up for the primed MDF panelling and choose dado rails/skirting! (We were probably going to go with primed MDF skirting too since I have worries about real wood warping but that’s also yet to be decided!)
The hatch is also a great idea – think we might be pinching that if we figure out the layout of things and needs be when we pull our bathroom apart next month.
Thanks for the help 🙂

Mars 15 January 2021 - 11:11

That’s great – thanks for the feedback and updates Jen. Please let us know how you guys come along.

I have to say, the MDF panels worked a treat because the ones we got were moisture resistant. With wood, in a humid bathroom, it would require a lot more maintenance and as you’ve said it may still lead to warping.


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