Before and After Ensuite Renovation

Craig and Kate Smith had quite the challenge when they decided to renovate their ensuite but they rose to it and nailed it! The space that they were working with was quite small but the existing layout wasn't bad so it was all about employing all of the interior design tricks of the trade to create the illusion of space.

The old ensuite featured the classic style of tile with an off white tile half way up the wall and border tiles to add extra decoration. When aiming to create the perception of a larger space drawing the eye to border tiles is actually not the best idea. Craig and Kate chose to tile floor to ceiling using the same tile on three walls and a different tile on the fourth wall to add interest. The tile chosen for the three walls was a large format light grey tile and the 'feature' wall with the different tile was a white, gloss tile so it had a point of difference but it was still a light ceiling height tile.

As far as the bathroom fittings Kate and Craig deliberately selected a wall hung vanity so that the floor was visible which opens up the space considerably. They chose black fittings to add contrast to the white/light grey palette but kept the large items light, even ensuring that the vanity was a light timber grain with a white stone top.

The old shower was a standard closed in shower with a white frame and this has been replaced by a single fixed fully frameless glass panel to incorporate the shower seamlessly into the bathroom space.

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