Master bathroom design ensures it’s filled with natural light

Light and privacy – the two age-old bathroom features that seem to always be at odds are resolved in several ways in this bathroom design

​​​​​​​Light floods into this second storey master bathroom architecture, bathroom, cabinetry, tiled floor, interior design, shower, glass, FuTung Cheng
​​​​​​​Light floods into this second storey master bathroom in a house by designer FuTung Cheng. A clerestory window above the vanity brings in sunlight that penetrates below the cantilevered butterfly roof, while there’s another slot window above the right of the sink.

One key thing most homeowners want in a new bathroom is to have plenty of natural light. But this also has to be balanced against the need for privacy.

In this master bathroom in a new two-storey home, designer FuTung Cheng achieves this balance through a variety of different design features.

High above the vanity, a clerestory windows admits sunlight that penetrates below the home’s cantilevered, butterfly roof. 

This same window continues across the back wall above the shower, where a large plenum formed from polycarbonate Plexiglass lets in additional, softly filtered light along this side of the room.

​​​​​​​This custom-designed sink was cast in glass fibre bathroom, countertop, tiled floor, custom made sink, tap, Cheng Design
​​​​​​​This custom-designed sink was cast in glass fibre reinforced concrete with a subtle veining pattern, and manufactured by Cheng Design. The perforated steel tray is removable for cleaning, while there’s ample storage in the mirrored cabinets above the sink.

Meanwhile a small pivot window sits just above the right side of the sink, aiding ventilation and bringing in even more light.

As in the rest of the house, the master suite also illustrates FuTung Cheng’s hallmark use of concrete.

The custom designed, trough-like double sink was cast in glass fibre reinforced concrete by Cheng Design and incorporates a subtle veining pattern.

Credit list

Design and architecture
Cheng Design – FuTung Cheng, Ann Kim, John Chan, Frank Lee.
Glass reinforced concrete, designed and manufactured by Cheng Design
RJ Dailey Construction
Feature shower tiles – handmade crackle glaze by Gary Holt; floor tiles – Sichenia; wall tiles – UltraGlas

Story by: Paul Taylor

Photography by: Matthew Millman

24 Jan, 2021

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