Project Diary

Kalinga Bathroom – Just So Pretty!

Bathroom Transformation

The client’s original scope for the bathroom was “I don’t need another bath”… and after becoming a bit addicted to Pinterest, it changed to “I think I’d really love a cast iron claw foot bath, and I want it to be green”! And so began the design journey for this bathroom. The other items on the wish list were an open, wet room style shower and a bigger vanity.

We removed an unattractive built in cupboard on the left of the space to make way for the 1400mm long solid American Walnut custom made vanity, beautifully crafted by Chris from C & D Joinery. There’s still plenty of storage space in the cabinet, and the matching mirrored cabinet provides even more.

The gorgeous cast iron bath was sourced from the local Restoration Station who were so easy to work with and sent the bath away to be specially painted for us. It really is the star of the space! By pivoting the bath to the left side of the room, we were able to provide an ample area for the open style shower – instead of the previous bath/shower combination. We removed another old storage cupboard to reinstate wall space for hanging towels, and incorporated a recessed shower niche.

Selecting the Kado Era range of tapware from Reece Bathrooms was the perfect choice for this old Queenslander home, and really complements the other selections we made, such as the encaustic floor tiles from The Tile Mob Pty Ltd – also perfect for the space. We love the gorgeous, fluted glass wall lamps from Fat Shack Vintage too, as they bring a subtle nod to an era gone by.

Bathrooms are often more difficult than kitchens to design due to space and plumbing restrictions, so my best tip for a bathroom reno is – planning, planning, planning!

If you’re considering a kitchen or bathroom reno soon, I’d love to hear from you. It’s never too early to start planning and designing!

Before and After Gallery:

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