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.


And if your renovation includes work that should be undertaken by a local heating specialist, make sure you go to the pros!


THE BATHROOM RENOVATION SERIES

Project: Warlingham Residential ensuite bathroom renovation

Designers: Jenny Kakoudakis & Melinda Kiss, Keyhole Interiors

Photography: Jenny Kakoudakis

Year: 2018

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.


BEFORE

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).


AFTER

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!"


Melinda Kiss | Keyhole Interiors | Insta: @keyholeinteriors



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