KBDi Design 2013 Awards: Winner – Small Bathroom Design SA
HIA SA Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2013: Winner – Bathroom Designer of the Year
Mixing patterns and textures to create an award winning and cutting edge bathroom. This 1934 bungalow had been renovated 27 years previously and was in dire need of an update. The clients expressed a desire for a contemporary style and allowed our designer extensive creative freedom. The client wanted to create a space to excite the senses, through experimentation with fabrications not regularly seen in bathrooms.
Used by a busy family of three adults, special consideration was put into the functionality of the space. Due to its aspect and the carport outside, the room received very little natural light. Therefore, it was a necessity for the the design to incorporate innovative lighting solutions.
Most noteworthy, Caesarstone Concetto Grey Agate features strongly as the back lit feature wall. This lighting can be altered to create various moods within the bathroom. A custom-formed Staron vanity was created to sit against the agate and be the visual centerpiece of the design. Staron solid surface was also selected for the wall and floor application, eliminating the need for grout entirely. With functionality in mind a large recessed mirrored vanity provides extensive wall storage while also illuminating the room and providing the illusion of more space. Electrical outlets and controls are concealed within the mirrored cabinet. Floor heating and a heated towel ladder ensures the room (and towels) say warm and dry.
“A far cry from this dark and cluttered space, the new room is a delight to use – as well as to look at!”
“The use of lighting, clever materials and refinement made this design totally tasteful. First impression was ‘wow’!… The available space created lots of challenges to overcome but the result was very well done.”