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Bathroom Re-design

The children's bathroom in this family home was large and airy however the 90's heritage style was tired and uninspiring. The bathroom was pampering central for two young girls quickly growing into your ladies. Keen to update the style and rework the floor layout my clients called me in for a design briefing.

At the design meeting I listen carefully to what my clients ideal outcome is, how they intend to use the space and of course if they have any particular style preferences.

Step 1 - Design & Layout

The existing layout was less than ideal with the toilet opening onto the main living area and the shower hogging most of the space near the door feeling over bearing. We decided to flip things around and integrate the toilet into the main bathroom and convert what had been the toilet into a large walk in shower plus hall linen cupboard

Step 2 - Construction

We lowered the floor structure 100mm to accommodate underfloor heating and allow adequate fall to the tiles without a step-up at the door. We installed wall niches in the shower and over the bath and a large opening in the wall frame to accomodate the mirror shaving cabinets. We also replaced the 90's lead light window with a more contemporary design.

Step 3 - Fitout

The fun part, pulling together all the finishes and fixtures together to complete the look. As this was a bathroom designed for growing girls we chose low maintenance fixtures and finishes in keeping with the rest of the home while still having some fun.

We re-enamled the original claw foot bath in Chilli Red matching the cord colour of the amazing Fat Boy Chandelier, originally designed for outdoor use it was perfect for a kid's wet area. The feture wall of pieta grey stone is classic and will never date, with a soft grey paint above the tile-line forming the foundation of the colour palette.

Ideas to Steal

Lighting is a great way to add interest to a bathroom, think outside the box and go for designs you might normally see in other parts of the home. Remember pendant lighting is safe from little hands so you are free to use more delicate finishes.

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