In both spaces, the fixtures and finishes were outdated, in desperate need for more personality and luxury. This was accomplished through the installation of top quality Australian made tapware and a harmonious colour selection.
Both spaces echo a similar colour palette with a slight differentiation in colour. The glass mosaic was chosen for this, granting the ensuite with mustard tones and the powderoom with blue. This feature tile also adds texture to the space.
This architecturally designed home boasts an eccentric/quirky aesthetic which takes you back to the 70s. The bathroom and ensuite were outdated and lacked functionality and ambiance. They were well in need for a modern touch which would still echo the style of the home.
The existing ensuite had a large amount of wasted space, including an unsafe step in shower/bath and an dysfunctional corner vanity which provided limited storage. The space also had two small windows, we replaced these with a large horizontal window which graced the space with additional natural lighting. Below this window we designed overhead cabinetry accompanying a vanity which also provides an area for the toilet’s in-wall cistern.
A generous sized shower was installed to replace the bath/shower combination, this instantly made the space grander.
The existing powder room was also renovated in a similar style to the ensuite. It was designed with the consideration of utilising the existing plumbing points. This tight space lacked storage which was a huge inconvenience. To overcome this problem, we designed a storage unit situated above the toilet. To open the space, we removed the old nib wall in the shower and replaced it with a frameless glass shower screen.
Both spaces have large format porcelain tiles installed. The walls are tiled from floor to ceiling using white subway tiles in a brickbond pattern. The use of white creates a clean, bright space.
All of the tile selections work perfectly in combination with the blonde tones of the oak timber cabinetry. Keeping with the eccentric/quirky aesthetic. Both rooms pay homage to the style of the surrounding home yet bring it up into modern times with a fresh new look.
DESIGNED AND PROJECT MANAGED BY Birdblack Design
JOINER: Marlix Bespoke Furniture and Joinery
BUILDER: Graeme Carberry Builder
PHOTOGRAPHS: Hannah Ladic Photography