Before & After: A small but perfectly formed downstairs cloakroom

One of our tightest ever projects, proving that small can definitely be beautiful! 

F's mum has Parkinson's and dementia and, after a sudden downturn in health, was left living on just the ground floor of her home. With only a small cloakroom downstairs, washing was difficult and the only option was to bed bath.


F's narrow cloakroom before. Wooden floorboards, close coupled traditional style toilet with wooden seat, curved projecting basin and small radiator.

F's cloakroom before


Fine & Able helped F turn their tiny downstairs toilet into a fully functioning wetroom that would allow F's mum to access the toilet and shower using a shower chair and carer support.

With some incredibly tight design we managed to fit a wetroom fomer and drain into the floor, fully tile and waterproof the room, and add a handheld shower and riser rail.

With underfloor heating added too, it's a good temperature and helps the water dry up nice and quickly keeping the place fresh. And of course it looks gorgeous too!

Now F's mum can have a proper wash again in nice surroundings, which has made such a difference to her spirit and day-to-day as well as her family and carers.

 After image. Small, narrow and neutral tiled cloakroom with toilet under a window dressed with flowers and candles. Small basin on left with oval mirror cabinet above with a hanging plant on top. Shower riser rail and shower head beside mirror in small alcove, chrome fittings and small square drain in the middle of the floor.

F's beautiful new accessible wetroom

 Close up of window area with dressed windowsill featuring plants, jars, candles, hand towels and brush

F's beautiful new accessible wetroom

Trustpilot Review. 5 stars. My mother was in desperate need of a downstairs shower due to a sudden decline in health. The team recognised the urgency of the situation and were fantastic in completing a beautiful wetroom for my mother. The whole process was seamless stressful and we are over the moon with the results.

F's review of the Fine & Able service on TrustPilot

Featured products

  • Modale Shower single outlet
  • Freestyle Supportive Shower Riser rail Chrome
  • Boost Ivory Matt Tiles
  • Durango Ivory Matt Tiles
  • Vesta Cloakroom Basin
  • Underfloor heating and thermostat
  • Wall and Floor Tanking

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