KBDI DESIGN AWARDS 2012: WINNER – SMALL BATHROOM DESIGN SA
The bathroom in this 1910 home is a perfect example of small space functionality and features!
This was one of the last spaces tackled as part of a long-term renovation and refurbishment of the home. Primarily used by the two adult members of the family, a transformation was necessary to optimise the restricted 4m2 space. The previous bathroom featured terracotta tiling, original brickwork with crumbling mortar, soft lime internal plaster walls and electrical hazards.
To overcome these challenges, the Brilliant SA team worked tirelessly with the clients to incorporate their very specific wish list. In particular, the clients main request was to include a bath not smaller than 1700mm in length. initially this seemed impossible due to the narrowness of the room.
It was important to the clients that the space was functional, bright and visually inviting. Therefore, choices of fittings and fixtures were kept to a minimalist style to ensure the design would remain timeless. The clients pre-selected tiles were incorporated as a feature to the rear of the niches. Hidden recesses and storage spaces reduce clutter while the lineal style of the wall niches help create an open, floating effect.
For privacy, a switchable glass window was installed which gives the clients the convenience of choosing clear or obscure glass at the push of a button. LED under cabinet feature lighting creates added visual interest and ambiance. In addition, The wall-hung vanity, with its beautiful Villeroy & Boch La Belle counter top basin, adds warmth to an otherwise stark palette.
The shape and size limitations of the room initially presented a challenging brief. However, with clever solutions and some compromises, the final design ticks all of the boxes.
Designed and built by the Brilliant SA team.
Designer: Janine Izzo.