Photography by Jacqui Turk
Today, I’m ultimately sharing the ‘after’ photos of our bathroom and WC reno. For those of you who have been following on Instagram, I’m sorry it has taken a although! Of course, the reno took a lot more like 8 weeks than 4, but as I have learnt, there will often be anything to cause a delay! In fact, I have learnt so considerably from my very first reno that I’ll be sharing a series of posts about this but today is all about sharing some gorgeous pictures of our bathroom and WC, which we are delighted with!
There was by no means any doubt in my mind that I wanted white subway tiles and marble pennyrounds in our new bathroom (far more on the WC next door later). While I dabbled with other combos (and there were so a lot of to tempt me!), I identified I kept coming back to this. Then it was a option among the beveled subway or the a lot more organic, perfectly imperfect sort. As you can see, we went for the beveled and I’m so in adore with the texture they supply. A large tub was also a non-negotiable, being a Pom and a 6-baths-a-week kinda girl.
Our apartment bathroom isn’t large, as you can see, and there wasn’t truly a far better layout than the a single we started with. The ‘beautiful’ beige original bathroom didn’t have much going for it but the layout was a good use of space. This also saved us moving any plumbing, which kept expenses down. Keeping a largely white colour scheme and introducing a frameless shower, all gave a sense of space and enhanced flow to the room.
You can have as well significantly white although, so I knew function tiles would be crucial. To generate the niche exactly where we could put my significantly-loved pennyrounds, we had to create across what was an alcove in the shower, losing a little depth from the shower cubicle, but it was completely worth it! Employing these pricey tiles in little locations like the niche and behind the basin, is a excellent way to develop a much more high finish and fascinating appear with out spending a fortune (let’s face it, labour is expensive sufficient and you need to have a lot of various trades for a bathroom!).
Speaking of trades, I am so pleased I chose to go with 1 firm to project handle the entire job and coordinate all the trades. I feel I would have had a nervous breakdown without having Integriti Bathrooms. Not only did they look after all the logistics, it was brilliant to have 1 point of contact to discuss any issues or modifications with.
An additional way we broke up the white was with the stunning custom-produced timber vanities from Ingrain Designs in Melbourne. I discovered these guys from their operate on previous series of The Block. Everybody who has observed the striking grain on these pieces has been just wowed. Not only does the bathroom vanity have super helpful soft-close drawers, the shaving cabinet above is an physical exercise in simplicity meets good quality. When you open it, it’s timber inside as well. No plastic in sight. Such understated luxury! I’m so delighted to have something created by hand by a little (developing!) organization in Melbourne from Australian Marri timber. Since it’s floating, it provides the illusion of more floor space. It also signifies we can store a basket of Seb’s bath toys below there (when we aren’t getting photoshoots!).
Though we could have, I am a massive believer in not squashing a freestanding bath tub into a too-little space. I think it looks silly plus, consider of trying to clean behind it! I’m genuinely satisfied with how this inset bath from Kohler turned out. I deliberately chose an oval bath to soften all the challenging angles in the room and to give a bit of a a appear of a freestanding a single. What do you think? It is so deep and long (1700mm) and comfortable to loosen up in with the excellent incline for lying back and reading a magazine.
Now when it came to taps, I can’t say this is my dream tapware but it’s high high quality and won’t date rapidly. We made this option with resale in the not too distant future in mind. If I had my way we’d be talking brass, no question! But sometimes a girl’s got to be practical. The bathroom basin was a last minute change, picked up from Bunnings for a mere $149! I’m truly content with it.
Whilst the bathroom was deliberately straightforward, allowing the vanities to shine, I didn’t want to drop the decorative cornice we have all through the apartment, which had to be removed when we constructed the wall across for the shower niche. Integriti Bathrooms tracked down a spot in Melbourne with the moulds to make new cornice for the entire area, which matches perfectly. I genuinely love these little specifics. To make the cornice pop, I was brave with my decision of a rather dark charcoal, Dulux Tea House, for the paint.
We kept the WC next door separate rather than knocking them through simply because when you only have 1 bathroom, it’s a sensible decision! At least somebody can use the toilet although an individual else is having a bath, for example! We wanted to preserve the appear and really feel the same so we utilised the exact same floor, wall and function tiles and commissioned a tiny custom vanity, once more from Ingrain. The truth that this had to be a cupboard with a door rather than drawers since of a lack of depth, just meant we ended up with 1 stunning piece of timber which is the star of the show. Finding a basin to fit this tiny vanity even so was a critical struggle. In the finish we went with a very small, very pricey Gabicci 1 from Candana, but it really is a beauty!
If I had my time again, I’d place a lot far more believed into the basins, their size in relation to the vanities and the positioning of the taps. The mirror was deliberately round to soften all the challenging angles, and I actually love it. It’s just a touch diverse and contemporary.
The tiny vanity fits an incredible amount inside, which includes 12 toilet rolls! Magic as we had zero storage prior to!
To finish it all off, the white plantation shutters have been a should. I’m not positive there’s really any other selection for bathroom window coverings in my opinion! I did think about leaving the sash windows ‘undressed’ being that they’re lovely attributes but, in contrast to the excellent completed rooms, they suddenly looked a bit old and sorry for themselves soon after years of repainting, not usually very well!
Regardless of becoming a 6ties apartment, our location doesn’t appear like a single and has a lot of lovely classic particulars like French doors, sash windows and moulding on all the doors and built-ins. This was another purpose a super modern bathroom wouldn’t have worked right here, not that that’s truly our style anyway. I consider we have achieved (if I don’t say so myself) the best timeless balance.
So, there we have it! I hope you like our reno! If you have any queries or comments, please drop them under. As I said, this will be the first of numerous posts about the bathroom and what we discovered from the process.
Labour and project management: Integriti Bathrooms
Tiles: Di Lorenzo Tiles
Bath, rain shower, tapware, towel rails: Kohler
Hand shower: Methven Aio Aurajet from Reece
Vanities: Ingrain Styles
Plantation shutters: DIY Online Blinds
Bathroom basin: Bunnings
WC basin: Candana Bathroom Ware
WC mirror: Life Interiors
Exhaust fan: IXL
Accessories: Brass crabs from Mr Pinchy & Co, candle by Gascoigne & King, tree stump stool from Two Girls and a Container, body wash and hand soap from Bondi Wash.
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