Small change, big impact

A sliding shower door and lowered ceiling have expanded the appearance and functionality of this bathroom
View of bathroom prior to renovations bathroom, door, plumbing fixture, room, shower, gray
View of bathroom prior to renovations

In this bathroom, the major fittings were locked into place by the existing plumbing. The owner-designer wanted to find a way to update the decor and at the same time, make the room look more spacious.

The first step was to address the proportions of the space, the owner says.

"The bathroom is just 4m², so I lowered the ceiling from 2.7m to 2.3m, making it more in keeping with the overall scale. Ironically, this increased the sense of spaciousness."


View of renovated bathroom which features glass shower plumbing fixture, product design, shower, tap, orange, brown
View of renovated bathroom which features glass shower enclosure with double-head shower fittings.

Next, a sliding shower door that pulls back across the toilet area to allow entrance to the shower was introduced.

"The sliding door creates a point of interest and avoids the space-hungry turning arc of a standard door so there's more room to move," says the owner. "Sheets of precision-cut glass were siliconed into place to achieve a seamless fit."

The glass shower stall also gives clear views through the bathroom, adding to the impression of volume.

View of bathroom prior to renovations bathroom, ceiling, countertop, home, house, interior design, room, sink, gray
View of bathroom prior to renovations

Similarly, a contemporary wall-hung vanity means more floor space is visible. A near-invisible shower drain set into the groove in the floor for the sliding door furthers the clean-lined, minimalist aesthetic.

Oct 30, 2010
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