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Many homes have bathrooms that are semi-ensuites, which means they can be entered from the main part of the house or from the master bedroom. This ensuite bathroom was once such a space, which designer Owen Barnes of Bubbles Bathrooms describes as “neither one thing nor another”. Barnes says to create a private ensuite and a separate powder room for guests, the original semi-ensuite and a toilet room were rearranged. “We were able to move walls here and there, with a little give and take, to create two completely separate rooms, and to give the owners their own private space.” The designer says the couple wanted the bathroom to have the wow factor. With this in mind, he created a freestanding wall that curves to hug a sculptural bathtub in the centre of the room. “The wall incorporates a niche that provides a landing space for bath items – or a glass of champagne. And because it adjoins the tub right around the curve, there are no difficult places to clean.” search | save | share at The wall has another function – i