Bringing an Adelaide Bathroom Back to Life

Bringing an Adelaide Bathroom Back to Life
Bringing an Adelaide Bathroom Back to Life
Bringing an Adelaide Bathroom Back to Life
Bringing an Adelaide Bathroom Back to Life
Bringing an Adelaide Bathroom Back to Life

This Adelaide home renovation saw us transform a tired and dated ensuite bathroom to make it more amenable to modern living.

If you want update a period property so that it is both more practical and more in keeping with modern design tastes, then a bathroom renovation is always a good place to start. 

Whether you are looking for a better configured space, or a lighter, more contemporary design, a bathroom renovation can transform a traditionally functional space into one that has its own distinct sense of style.

What did the client want from this bathroom renovation?

The house is a classic 1900s Adelaide villa, with four rooms at the front of the property divided by a hallway running down its entire length.

The clients are semi-retired, and wanted to simplify and make better use of the space available to them by turning one of the rooms into an ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.

What was the original house like?

The house is a classic 1900s Adelaide villa, with four rooms at the front of the property divided by a hallway running down its entire length. The clients are semi-retired, and wanted to simplify and make better use of the space available to them by turning one of the rooms into an ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.

There was also some water damage in the room, which also made the need for renovation more pressing.

What were the client’s “must haves” for this bathroom Renovation?

One of the client’s prerequisites was that the new ensuite and walk-in robe needed to reflect the design themes in the rest of the property. At the same time, they wanted to take this opportunity to fully modernise the bathroom in terms of fixtures and fittings, and so this meant installing a large shower alcove with a recess, a floating double vanity and a wall cistern toilet to bring these features up to modern standards.

The clients also wanted the ensuite bathroom to be on the same level as the rest of the house, with no steps so as to make it easier to access. 

Key pieces of furniture and fittings

A unified design style was achieved through the client selecting a marble weave mosaic floor tile, which makes the room feel light and airy, and producing a modern, yet understated look.

 The floor tiles were offset by a darker stone bench top with two raised, curved sinks, with a large mirror filling the wall above the spacious vanity unit.

WHAT WAS SIGNIFICANT ABOUT THIS bathroom RENOVATION?

In order to meet the client’s wishes for the design of the new bathroom to complement the style in the rest of the house, it was decided to install the same sort of picture hanging rail above the tile line. This was installed flush and created a seamless look.

Midway through the project, the client also decided that they wanted us to lower a nib wall in order to allow more light into the shower area. This was a significant improvement as it means that it is now possible, when looking in the mirror, to see from one side to the other.

We also created French doors for access to the walk-in wardrobe using an existing original door, which ensures that it blends in not only with the bathroom but the rest of the property as well.

Why does this Adelaide bathroom renovation work?

A number of factors contributed to the success of this bathroom renovation in Adelaide. The reconfigured floor plan meant there was sufficient space to install a huge shower, along with a double vanity and a new toilet, and while the entire room has a refreshed, much more contemporary look, it still blends seamlessly with the design and style in the rest of the home. This is emphasised by the fact that we were able to retain the original plantation shutters and doors.

What this project demonstrates is that when it comes to the sort of renovations Adelaide properties most often benefit from, reinventing the bathroom should always be high on your list of priorities.

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