Considering this bathroom was such a long time coming, it certainly received a warm welcome.
Fed up with terracotta tiling and the kitsch marble tile frieze, the clients approached Innovation in Bathrooms and The Source to bring the room into this century. Using a combination of modern Starck fittings and clean contemporary lines, the talented team soon transformed the room into a luxurious retreat.
Key to this bathroom’s success was the clever use of space, although the bathroom was quite small. The Source utilised every nook and cranny to create an appearance of spaciousness. Three niches were installed in the large double shower to provide storage for soaps, shampoos and cleansers, while concealed vanity cupboards are the perfect place to stow the more unsightly bathroom products. A pair of extra shelves above the toilet suite is the ideal spot to keep towels and other out-of-the-way items.
The resulting space is incredibly airy and bright with plenty of room for the owners to move around freely. With its classic design and increased functionality the bathroom will definitely outlive its 1970s predecessor.
The flawless design of this stylish space was recognised at the recent HIA Bathroom 2007 Awards, with this bathroom taking out the Best Renovation over $25,000 and the Best Bathroom Project categories.
SHOWER Frameless glass Philippe Starck shower column
TOILET Starck 3 toilet suite with concealed cistern
VANITY Two-pack Cappuccino doors with Cappuccino laminate, Calcutta Marble top, splashback and vanity apron
ACCESSORIES Hydrotherm heated towel rail, ceramic shelves and Starck accessories
WALLS 600mm x 300mm white rectified tiles
MIRROR Mirrored shaving cabinets
FLOOR Polished concrete tiling
LIGHTS I.P rated low-voltage downlights with a Satin
COST, approximately, for design, manufacture, installation, plumbing and electrical, $42,000.