This space is a nice compliment to our master bedroom and really completes the whole suite. Once thing I have struggled with over the years is sharing a vanity with George. I know, first world problems but for an OCD clean freak like myself it is sometimes the little things!
Top of the list with the planning process of this bathroom was separate vanities! With this thought that suited us both nicely came the design element of the bathroom, those tiles. These absolutely stunning stiles from Urban Edge Ceramics are even better in person. Each box contains 11 different patterns and shades of the colour. Boy they were not cheap which is why they have been used sparingly but they sure so make the space. It is almost like a little runway connecting the vanities whilst they are still very much apart. A lot of planning also went into the size of the room so that it could be functional as well. The vanities needed to be a certain distance from one another so that we could both be standing at our own sinks, even bend over and not be able to touch one another.
The large format tiles are the same as all the other bathrooms, concrete fuse from Beaumonts to ensure some cohesion in all the wet areas. We added in a shadow line to the ceiling plaster to house some nice LED lighting. This is just a little feature that adds a subtly source of lighting to the space for those middle of the night bathroom breaks. The frameless shower screen is a great size. We threw around the thought of a double shower but to be honest felt like this was a waste of money for us, as we would probably never use it. We added this feature into one of our bathrooms on The Block and although it scored great with the judges and won us the room, it really is quite a novelty. The showerhead shower is a hero piece in itself. The large round head has the perfect pressure and a twilight feature that lights up when the water trickles out like raindrops. Can you tell I love it! The vanities themselves as well as the in-wall shaving cabinets provide us ample storage for our essentials, as well as enough room to house spare towels, which saves the trip down stairs into the linen cupboard.
We added some brass accents to tie the space into the master bedroom. The wall buttons are a great alternative to a typical towel rail and the gold bag is a nice addition to house those necessities like toilet paper. This is a great ensuite and I feel quite proud of this space!
When you are planning your ensuite consider the following:
- How do you and your partner use the space?
- You don’t have to follow the typical bathroom layout, play around with what works for you
- If you would love to add in a feature tile but don’t want to break the bank, limit how much of the tile is to be a feature, it doesn’t have to be a whole wall to be a feature
- Invest money in fixtures that you will enjoy, like the showerhead. I compromised on the other fixtures to ensure my budget permitted me owning this bad boy
Large format grey tiles: http://www.beaumont-tiles.com.au/All-Products/Product-Details?pid=97822&Search=concrete+fuse&pspid=1
Feature tiles: Urban edge Ceramics http://urbanedgeceramics.com.au/component/igallery/brands/mutina/tex?Itemid=210
Vanities and shaving cabinets were custom made by Sabrina shop fitting http://sabrinashopfitting.com.au/
LED lighting and down lights Beacon lighting http://www.beaconlighting.com.au/
Brass wall hooks Zakkia Home wares http://www.zakkia.com.au/hooks/
All bathroom fittings Reece Brighton http://www.reece.com.au/