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Relocating the entry to this bathroom had a knock on effect for more than one element

Making an entrance. A relocated entry point and bespoke cabinetry, along with marble-look wall tiles and a feature floor finish all recommend this modernised, now user-friendly bathroom

Designed by Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Designer Kitchens and Interiors

From the designer:

The existing en-suite was dated and felt severely cramped – plus a major negative was the toilet, which was clearly visible from the bed and so not ideal. 

The owner asked us to modernise the bathroom and make it feel more spacious.

The small 4.03m² room was re-configured, relocating the access to through the walk-in wardrobe, instead of directly from the bedroom. This move made the toilet much more private and less conspicuous.


The re-positioning of the entry door also allowed us to install a generous sized shower stall – 1300mm x 900mm – along with a large, custom-designed vanity, which included wide drawers for storage. 

The vanity drawer closest to the toilet was carefully planned to give optimum storage, without interfering with the toilet, when the drawer is opened.

Storage was further maximised by a tall, mirror-fronted recessed cabinet above the vanity. The cabinet protrudes only slightly – just enough to allow a neatly scalloped timber handle to the side for opening.

Walls were kept light – a mixture of matte-white, marble-look tiles for wet areas, and a soft grey paint for the remaining walls. 

The small-scale, chevron-mosaic tiles that were specified for the floor give the room a modern look and an unusual point of difference.

Credit list

Vanity benchtop
Ash Natural composite stone, matt finish, by Smartstone
Basin
Lux, in Light Charcoal with Concrete finish, by Concrete Nation
Accessories
Como, black, by Progetto
Paint wall finishes – Triple Black White by Resene
Triple Black White by Resene
Lighting
Plomb pendant by Forscarini
Vanity cabinetry and recessed mirror cabinet
Bespoke, by Natalie Du Bois – colour-stained, bead-blasted crown cut oak veneer
Hardware
Blum
Tapware and shower fittings
Como, matt black, by Progetto
Tile wall finishes
Carrara in Satin colour, by Absolute Stone, from Tile space
Floor tiles
Chevron Mosaic, herringbone pattern, colour Anthracite, by Ardesia

Story by: New Zealand TIDA Bathrooms

Photography by: Michelle Weir

21 Sep, 2020

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