Before and After – Clayfield Ensuite Renovation

Floating bulkhead and partition wall

Our team was recently engaged to renovate the ensuite of a 1930s traditional Clayfield Queenslander.  The incongruous fittings and tiles were reminiscent of a commercial bathroom, and the partition wall and floating bulkheads made the spacious area feel cramped and dark.  This ensuite clearly needed the Brisbane Bathroom Renovations touch!

Clayfield ensuite before

We got to work and completely stripped out the ensuite, removing the partition wall and squaring up the uneven walls to create clean, straight lines.  We relocated the bath, shower, and toilet suite, and replaced the louvre window with a double-hung timber window.

The adjacent walk-in robe was very narrow, so we slightly reduced the width of the ensuite to enlarge this area, making it far more usable for our client.

By removing the floating bulkheads we reinstated the original high ceiling, restoring the traditional Queenslander charm.  We complemented the ornamental plasterwork of the master bedroom ceiling by installing a decorative cornice with a bold profile.

Our client wanted to inject ‘a touch of glamour’ into her ensuite, to help achieve this goal we collaborated with Sarah McCarthy-James of Greenwood’s Home.  Blush pink floor tiles, glass mosaic feature tiles, a free-standing bath and custom made Hamptons-style vanity were selected to accomplish this vision.

We created two niches, one above the bath and one above the shower, which were accentuated by a vertical feature strip consisting of glass mosaic tiles.  An LED downlight was mounted in the top of the bath niche to highlight the beautifully reflective tiles. 

The result is an ensuite that is bright, airy, and spacious, despite the reduced floor space.  It boasts the touch of glamour our client desired, without compromising on functionality.  This stunning ensuite enhances the character of the home, and provides a private, quiet retreat where our client can relax and wash away the cares of the day.

For more images of this stunning ensuite and many other beautiful bathrooms renovated by the BBR team, pop on over and visit our Bathroom Gallery.

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