Renovating any room in your home can have a positive impact on your state of mind and the way you live; as discovered by the owners of this coastal style bathroom renovation. The brief was to remove the tired, old bathroom (and bath) and design a fresh room which was enjoyable to be in whilst adding ample storage and a much needed second toilet. Needless to say our wonderful clients and their family couldn’t be happier with the change.
The old bathroom lacked suitable storage for a family of four, had a small bath that was rarely used and the style dated back to the 90’s with no quality finishes or fixtures; it was starting to fall apart. We don’t have a good before photo to share, but, trust us, it was absolutely “time to go!” So we did and here’s the start of that wonderful process!
The bathroom is quite small so we selected a wall hung vanity with drawers to increase the illusion of floor space and make it easy to clean underneath. The whole house is lacking storage so we provided plenty in the bathroom with two large drawers and a 1200mm shaving cabinet. (Did you know that drawers give you 30% more space than cupboards?) Previously our clients had their bathroom bits n pieces scattered in other rooms and now it fits easily, making getting ready in the mornings quicker.
To achieve the coastal style we selected brown-grey tiles for the floor and a long profile white subway tile for the walls with a mid grey grout to outline the tiles without being too harsh and industrial. Chrome fittings for the basin and shower provide a classic look whilst the black semi-frameless showerscreen and black vanity handles modernise the style. We have copper-bronze hooks and door handles arriving soon to create a continuity with the rest of the house.
Our clients favourite design element is the functionality of the vanity and shaving cabinet; super easy to clean, plenty of space and looks stylish and classic. My favourite design element is the detail in the VJ wall paneling; not only is the navy colour stunning and lifts the bathroom to a new level the panel has been finished with decorative moulding and a Tasmanian Oak piece of timber for the window sill. It radiates sophistication and a coastal, boaty feel.
For those who have asked the VJ wall paint is Porters Paint Yacht Race; a perfect shade of classic, sophisticated navy.
Our clients have fallen in love with their new bathroom & love every aspect; they’ve now asked us to renovate their laundry, watch this space! Tell us your favourite part of this bathroom renovation and if you have any questions; ask away.
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