Creating space with an aldgate bathroom renovation

Bathroom Renovation To Modernise The Family Bathroom
Bathroom Renovation To Modernise The Family Bathroom
Bathroom Renovation To Modernise The Family Bathroom
Bathroom Renovation To Modernise The Family Bathroom

Designing a bathroom renovation that works for the whole family

We all know two things about bathrooms in family homes — they are the place in the house that generally gets the most traffic, and they are very often the first room to show signs of ageing, or to get out of step with renovations that have been done elsewhere.

What Was The Original House And Bathroom Like?

This is a stone fronted and built barn style house in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, and oozes rural charm and character. The rest of the house is warm and welcoming, and meets the family’s needs, with the bathroom being the one exception.

When we came onboard the L-shaped bathroom, which is used by the whole family, was in a state of disrepair. It was also dark and gloomy, largely due to the dark slate on both the floor and the wall, which made the room seem smaller and more cramped than it actually was.

What Did The Client Want From This Bathroom Renovation?

The clients wanted a functional, bright and open bathroom which the whole family could enjoy. Their goal was a modern bathroom that meets the family’s needs, but which also retained and reflected the somewhat quirky nature of the rest of the property.

Overall, the clients wanted a bathroom to be a place in which they could relax, and which is in tune with the feel of the rest of the house.

Key Pieces Of Bathroom Furniture And Fittings

Several pieces of new bathroom furniture and fittings helped to completely transform both the look and functionality of this bathroom.

First of all we replaced the dark slate which was previously on the walls with beautiful, hand-crafted tiles based around a salvia green palette. These significantly lighten the room and are very much in keeping with the rural setting of the property.

We also installed a large, circular backlit mirror that creates a sense of space in the room, and helps to bring out the white accents throughout.

The whole look and feel of the room was further transformed by the installation of a floating vanity, crafted from a light Australian chestnut timber and which blends in extremely well with the new tiles, while also being extremely practical and providing a significant amount of storage space.

We also introduced a new centrepiece to the room with the installation of an elegant Natalia freestanding bath that artfully makes the most of the available space.

What Was Significant About This Bathroom Renovation?

We had two significant issues to address with this bathroom renovation. The first was that the existing shower had been leaking for many years, and so the internal brick wall had become soaked and needed to be thoroughly dried out before the project could continue.

The second was the fact that the original brickwork had not been laid with any consistency. This may have been in keeping with the rustic feel of the property, but not so much for a contemporary-styled bathroom. The walls therefore needed to be rendered smooth and flat for the laying of the new tiles on the walls and in the shower — it required some effort, but the final effect certainly justifies it.

Why Does This Bathroom Renovation Work?

This bathroom renovation works and meets the family’s expectations in a number of ways. It’s not only now more in keeping with the look and feel of the rest of the property, but the hand-crafted tiles have turned the bathroom into a feature in its own right.

In addition, the new shower alcove, freestanding bath and floating vanity are functional contemporary features that nevertheless help to reflect the character of this room and the house in general.

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