Bathroom Transformation “Pretty in Pink’

Bathroom Transformation

‘Pretty In Pink’

Join us on Christine’s bathroom renovation journey – from concept to completion!

The time had finally come for Christine to say goodbye to her tired, cramped, 30 year-old bathroom and water closet, and say hello to a new, modern space, built exactly as she had dreamed.  There were three key requirements for Christine’s renovation – combine the bathroom and water closet to create more space, remove the bath and replace with a walk-in shower, and create a separate laundry area.  For her new bathroom Christine chose a feminine, contemporary colour scheme – pink feature tiles, cabinetry in natural oak tones, and brushed brass tapware and accessories.

The wall between the bathroom and water closet was removed, and the bathroom doorway decommissioned, allowing space for a wide walk-in shower.  The former water closet entrance now became the bathroom door, thereby moving the entrance away from the living and kitchen areas, and closer to the bedrooms.

To create the most usable space, all plumbing fittings were installed along the same wall.  The natural oak timber-look vanity was paired with a matching asymmetric mirror cabinet featuring open shelving on the right-hand side.  The vanity and mirror cabinet were installed opposite the bathroom door.  Seeing the vanity through the bathroom door is aesthetically pleasing, and placing the mirror opposite the door creates the illusion of a larger area.  It also allows the toilet to be tucked away behind the vanity, both for privacy and appearance.   An LED strip with a sensor was placed under the vanity, allowing the bathroom to be used at night with ease.  

The star of the bathroom is without doubt the pink feature wall, composed of subway tiles installed in a herringbone pattern.  So as not to compete with the pink feature wall, matte white tiles were installed on the remaining three walls, and a mid-grey floor tile provided the perfect complement.  The porcelain floor tiles have a lappato finish, which is the perfect combination of gloss and matte, providing the ‘grippiness’ of a matte finish, but easier to clean.

A compact European-style laundry was created off the living area, concealed in a cupboard with bi-fold doors.  Instead of building the laundry cupboard to ceiling height, C requested a ‘lid on the laundry cupboard, to create an elevated platform to for some of Christine’s many indoor plants.  The pink subway tiles were once again used in the laundry splash, this time laid in a stacked horizontal pattern.

After a busy three weeks, the renovations were finally completed!  The difference between before and after couldn’t be greater, and Christine was absolutely thrilled with her new bathroom and laundry.  To see more of Christine’s beautiful bathroom and laundry, as well as explore other amazing BBR projects, visit our gallery here.

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