A tiny bathroom and separate water closet are transformed into one large and feature packed bathroom.
The original bathroom incorporated a shower over the bath with little natural light and a poorly considered layout. The designer quickly realised that to achieve everything on the clients wish list, the two rooms would need to become one.
The small original window was bricked in and a new, larger cedar louvered window was installed. An elegant freestanding bath is centered vertically under to the feature window. For additional light and ventilation, the original skylight was reconditioned and fitted to the new ceiling.
A warm and luxurious colour palette was applied in all selections. Probably the most appealing is the stunning feature tile applied to the shower wall, bath niche and toilet accent. Polished aluminium strips were laid horizontally around the vertically laid white tiles. Consequently, this unusual feature creates a sense of space and contrast while exuding luxury.
Most of all, storage and practicality were important to the client. Therefore, a large glass separated niche was added to the shower for access to everyday products. Furthermore, another smaller niche was designed for over the bath. Adjacent to the walk in shower sits the freestanding, wall-hung vanity which provides additional storage outside the wet zone. A wood grain veneer brings a sense of warmth and depth to the bathroom. In addition, the choice of a ‘P’ trap ensures no drainage pipes are visible to the floor. Consequently adding to the floating effect of the vanity. The finishing touch is an illuminated mirror with an in-built touchscreen radio to allow the clients to listen to the morning news while getting ready.
As a result, the bathroom is functional, visually pleasing and also ticks all of the clients wish list boxes. Removing the existing toilet wall, and combining two rooms into one afforded our clients more options. Due to the additional space, more design features were able to be incorporated, adding adding a touch of luxury to this sought after city property.
Designed and built by the Brilliant SA team.
Designer: Steve Mahlo.
Supervisor: David Lamond.