Fresh layout adds bath space

A modest bathroom space? So, no room for that glamorous freestanding tub then? This contemporary bathroom renovation by designer Shane George rewrites that familiar design story

Designed by Shane George, Kitchens by Design

Owner's brief

This bathroom was part of a major apartment renovation. My client was seeking a complete transformation – a large vanity, bigger shower, bidet toilet and a feature, freestanding bathtub. Early in the design phase the client was drawn to a mink-coloured, all-in-one glass vanity top. This vanity formed the basis of other material selections.

Design response

The bathroom is quite compact – just over 2m by 3m – so the first step was to rework the room to fit in the required elements. 

The location of the vanity was moved across the room to the opposite wall and an adjacent hall cupboard was incorporated into the existing room to gain the space needed for a larger shower. 

This rearrangement left just enough room to place a 1500mm freestanding bath into the space without feeling cramped.

To complement the homeowner’s choice of vanity, I designed a matching mirror and built-in wall cupboard above. 

A pair of matching, in-wall taps and spouts in an aged-iron finish were chosen for the vanity and bath for their minimalist design. The full-size slab ‘tiles’ used on both the floor and the walls contribute to the clean, unfussy look. They also allow the stone pattern to come to the fore.

Credit list

Professional designer
Vanity benchtop:
Falper glass
Plumbline, with built-in Bidet Seat
Wall tiles
Petra large format slabs
Vanity cabinetry
Grey Smoked Oak
Buddy, Aged Iron
Shower fittings
Buddy tapware and glass channel in black
Floor tiles
Geo Bush Gris large format slabs
Recessed ceiling, and LED strip

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Jamie Cobel Photography

21 Jun, 2020

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