Classic and private

This light-filled master suite separates bathroom and dressing room for a hotel spa-like feel. Screened privacy and lush garden outlooks are also both part of the equation

Designed by David Reid Homes Waikato

From the homebuilder:

The owners’ brief was for a large semi-open plan bedroom-bathroom suite with a separate large walk-in robe, situated away from the other bedrooms.  

To achieve this we created a private suite at one end of the home and put in a double sized cavity door so that the free standing bath and large windows – and future landscaping – would be visible from the bed. 

The vanity and wall cabinets have panelled fronts
The vanity and wall cabinets have panelled fronts evoking a traditional ambience.

The walk-in robe was deliberately placed on the opposite side of the master suite to bring a spa-like feel to the en suite.

The owners asked for large floor to ceiling windows to admit plenty of natural light and sun into the area.

However, the property is in a subdivision with fairly close neighbours so we also had to address the privacy issues.  We achieved this through the introduction of white shutter venetian which were not only aesthetically pleasing but also allowed in plenty of light and could be adjusted to suit.

Blinds control the sun's rays and provide privacy
Blinds control the sun's rays and provide privacy from the street.

We also used some exterior baton fencing which we set back from of the windows to allow for a degree of landscaping and further planting that would be visible when soaking in the bath.

The owners wanted a hotel-like, classic yet modern bathroom suite that wouldn’t date. As part of this, we used high quality fixtures and fittings and paid close attention to their placement.

The dressing room offers a variety of clothes
The dressing room offers a variety of clothes storage options, including plenty of display shelving.

Credit list

Benchtop and splashback
Solid Surface Cherry Pie, matt white, by St Michel Bathroomware
Adesso Urban, freestanding
Shower fittings
Verge Adjustable Rail Shower, by Greens Tapware
Paint Plus Hamilton
Underfloor heating
Hot Wire
The Curtain Lady Cambridge
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Vanity cabinetry
London 1500 Vanity with matching 1500 Mirror and Wall Hung Cabinetry combination, by St Michel Bathroomware
Reveal, by Greens Tapware
Shower stall
Image Glass, custom
Ceramix Porcelain tiles
Social Light
Hot water systems
Rinnai Gas Hotwater
Anselmi Interiors; The Curtain Lady Cambridge

Designed by: David Reid Homes Waikato

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Charlotte Anselmi

04 Apr, 2021

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