For their en-suite bathroom, Sarah and Jon chose a contemporary freestanding bath, walk-in shower and vanity unit. As in the bedroom, the en-suite is decorated in a calming palette of mid-tone neutral colours. Large format porcelain floor tiles are teamed with glossy metro-style wall tiles in the shower area. Above the tub, a large roof window brings light into the space.
Sarah and Jon love their bright retreat at the top of the house. "The amount of light the windows bring into the room couldn’t have been achieved in any other way. At night, we can see the stars above and it feels as though we’re in a treehouse."
Three VELUX MK34 units on the bottom row in the main bedroom are fixed for safety reasons, while the VELUX MK08s above can be opened to allow a breeze to drift through. VELUX worked with Design A Loft by providing a flashing kit that would allow all six windows to be fitted together.
The windows on the top row can be turned so that the outer face is on the inside, which makes for easy cleaning. The glazing cost approximately £4,000 in total.
In the ensuite, a centre-pivot VELUX FS CO8SK06 provides a view of the clouds and lets light into the space. A VELUX MK08 window was fitted directly above the staircase. Sarah and Jon chose white polyurethane finishes throughout with blackout shutters integrated into each of the windows in the bedroom.