Bathroom Revamp

To be fair, there was little to be done to make this master bathroom ensuite a vast improvement on what it was. When it rained, little mushrooms would sprout in the gap between the floor and the vanity unit...an unpleasant symptom caused by the tiler tiling around the vanity! The brief was "tramping hut chic" for a NZ couple who do a lots of outdoors stuff, including hiking. They were set on wood finishes, so we started with a wood-look tile on the floor and went from there...

Before & After: from mouldy 80s relic to fresh & streamlined

Before & After: from mouldy 80s relic to fresh & streamlined

We kept the lay-out the same to save on re-routing plumbing and simply updated all the fixtures and fittings. Changing the vanity to a wall-hung opened the space and made it feel much less poky

Removing the framed shower screen & hob allows a much larger shower enclosure

Removing the framed shower screen & hob allows a much larger shower enclosure

We also removed the hob and boxy framed shower screen and increased the size of the shower enclosure. A nook large enough to fit large shampoo and soap packs & an overhead rose ad to the streamlined look. Angling the entry door allowed for a larger enclosure without compromising on floor space. We also hardwired a heated towel rail opposite the shower, an easy grab away for a warm towel. It was a key addition to remove the clutter created by the free-standing towel rail and racks.

Never under-estimate the importance of a back to wall toilet!

Never under-estimate the importance of a back to wall toilet!

The finished result!

The finished result!