Two small rooms are transformed into one large, open, light and airy bathroom which adds a sense of luxury and elegance to this property in a sought-after area close to the city. The original bathroom featured a shower over the bath with little natural light and an ill-considered layout plus an adjacent WC room. Looking at the clients’ wish list, the designer quickly realised both rooms would need to be combined to create a functional and visually pleasing new bathroom.
A small, original window was bricked in and a new, larger cedar louvered window installed in front of the elegant, freestanding bath. For additional light and ventilation, the skylight was reconditioned and fitted to the new, level ceiling. By removing the wall between the WC and the bathroom, the designer was left with an L-shaped space in which to create this masterpiece.
A wall niche was included in the new, large shower area for the storage of often-used products, while an extra wall niche was added parallel to the bath area for bathing items. The western shower wall and wall niches were tiled with an eye-catching feature tile with two polished aluminium strips laid horizontally around the bathroom to add to the sense of space and contrast with the vertically-laid white tiles.
Adjacent to the shower sits the freestanding, wall-hung vanity which provides additional storage outside the wet zone. A wood grain veneer brings a sense of warmth to the bathroom and adds texture to the calm, neutral colour scheme. Note the choice of ‘P’ trap which ensures no drainage pipes are visible to the floor, adding to the floating effect. 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.
Designed by Steve Mahlo and built by the Brilliant SA team