Ensuite Bathroom - The Reveal
Sometimes, renovations are painless. Yes there is still dust and noise and you have builders around your home and not much privacy but they're out of your hair before you can say Shazam! So in today's post I am sharing the reveal of our Ensuite Bathroom that took place in Sep/Oct 2018.
In the first post in a mini-series about the ensuite and family bathroom renovations I am also sharing a detailed break-down of costs, to help you compare or plan. Labour costs vary depending on where in the country you are of course, so these should only be used as an initial guide. You should always ask for 2-3 quotes from various builders/ companies, before starting a project of any size.
THE BATHROOM RENOVATION SERIES
Ensuite Bathroom Renovation - Part 3, The Reveal (you are here)
Project: Warlingham Residential ensuite bathroom renovation
Designers: Jenny Kakoudakis & Melinda Kiss, Keyhole Interiors
Photography: Jenny Kakoudakis
Cost: Under £10k
The Brief: Professional couple, Jenny & Anthony wanted to change everything in their ensuite bathroom. There was no storage, the room felt cramped, the furniture were dated and there was no mirror. They both wanted a new bathroom layout to make the space feel lighter, and a timeless design that would add long term value to the property. The focus should be on attention to detail and the 'little touches' of luxury.
The room featured both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. As a result, the sink was placed in front of the window, leaving no space for a good sized mirror. Storage was non existent. It was a room that was out of line with the rest of the house and aesthetically not pleasing. AT ALL.
We considered a number of layouts (even as far as joining up this bathroom with the ensuite bathroom next door to create one long room) but, after consulting with the contractors, it became obvious that the position of the toilet needed to be very precise, which limited the choices and dictated the future layout.
When people think of Seasons in Colour, I feel that instinctively they expect abundance of colour and pattern to fill every room in our home, like in the living room and the guest bedroom but that's not something we can live with.
I think you can work with neutral colours too and have impact in a room. Besides, a black and white bathroom is a classic and that's what we decided to go for here.
I shared a number of pictures with Melinda Kiss of Keyhole Interiors asking for help to prepare mood boards to help put my thoughts in order. Melinda knew exactly what I was looking for.
While we did not strictly follow the schemes she came up with, this was more because of my collaboration with a numbers of brands (like Mandarin Stone, Methven, VitrA, Lusso Stone, Bathroom Village and Best Heating).
The result is a space filled with light, where textures more than colour take over and where the materials used are high end without being ridiculously expensive. Here's what Melinda wanted to share:
"This bathroom is all about contrast and for me, it’s what makes is so special. The contrast of the marble and wood effect tiles creates a really calm scheme which is elevated by the matt black fittings and the subtle brass accent in the niche trim and the pendants.
Your bathroom should serve as a relaxing haven. It’s the only place where you are truly alone, so it should make you feel comfortable and happy to spend time in. Jenny’s bathroom feels serene, inviting and cool enough to want to hang out in just for the fun of it!"
Metro tiles - Alsace Honed Marble 150x75 tiles, Mandarin Stone
Cornice - Alsace Honed Marble cornice, Mandarin Stone
Herringbone tiles - Alsace Honed Marble herringbone Mosaic, Mandarin Stone
Wood effect tiles - Argento Maple Porcelain Tiles, Mandarin Stone
Toilet pan - Sento short wall hang wc, VitrA
Toilet frame - Rapid Installation for Wall-Hung Wc Pans (Floor Mounted), VitrA
Matt Black Flush Plate - Loop R Mechanic Control Panel, VitrA
Vanity with Resin Stone Sink - PIANA 1000, Lusso Stone
Bathtub, Index Rectangular Shower Bath 1700mm x 750mm Carronite, by Carron
Bath Screen, Cadmium 18 10mm Top Hinged with black hinges, The Shower Lab
Wall mounted tap - Breeze basin mixer black, Methven
Mixer Valve - Kaha Concealed Mixer Valve Matt Black (2 Outlets), Methven
Hand Shower, Krome Range, Methven
Shower head, Wall Mounted Shower Arm & Head - Black, Methven
Bath Filler - Overflow Bath Filler With Clicker Waste black, Methven
Radiator - Milano Alpha Black Horizontal Double Slim Panel Best Heating UK
Pendant Lights - Solo Suspension Lights by Intueri (via Clippings)
Mirror - Oval mirror 'Hub', Umbra
Small Mirror - Wall mounted Black LED Cosmetic Mirror, Lusso Stone
Toilet roll holder, MPRO in black Crosswater, The Bathroom Village
Robe Hooks, MPRO in black Crosswater, The Bathroom Village
Grout - BAL in 'Pebble', Topps Tiles
Trim - The Foundry Range, Topps Tiles
Bathroom products - Muji