Brief – In keeping with the style of the home (built in the 1980’s)
- Family bathroom upstairs to accommodate extended family when home. Vanity unit with 4 drawers for each of the families personal belongings. Full length bath with easy access for the grandchildren to be bathed. Shower over the bath for the adult family members.
- Separate toilet across from the toilet to compliment bathroom.
- Powder Room downstairs for guests. Toilet, Vanity and handrails.
- Ensuite off main bedroom – remove bath, plenty of storage with double hand basins, roomy enclosed shower, no wet bathroom.
All areas needed to be easy clean.
The house is Colonial style with Rimu finishing throughout the home. It has a very comfortable lived in feel and the retired couple entertain on a regular basis with many family members of all age groups staying.
Upstairs has 4 bedroom which were used by the now 4 adult married children, a separate toilet and a bathroom. When family members come to stay each ‘family’ has their own original room. We removed the enclosed shub and shower along with a short wall at the end of the shub. The vanity had a dead space so needed to be replaced. I designed a unit to span the width of the bathroom with an extra wide bench top in engineered stone and four drawers for each family. There was a cavity in the back of the unit because of the sloping wall hence the extra wide bench top. The new standard bath butted into the end of the unit with a shower and curtain over the bath in the original space. I kept the colours light so as not to enclose the room too much. Marmoleum was used on the floor to give a feeling of space.