Not actually ‘a beach shack’, but rather an Arana Hills bathroom renovation. Influenced by the beach, the design of this coastal bathroom renovation incorporated ocean vibes and timber hues. We show you that how with the right selections, you can feature two focal points and create bathroom bliss.
Mai (our client) had both a Main and Ensuite bathroom in her townhouse. However, she felt that each of the bathrooms were small, pokey, and awkward to use. We proposed a change in floorplan. Allowing for a larger, more comfortable space. We knocked out the wall in-between. Combining the two spaces to create one, spacious main bathroom. With this change in floorplan, it also meant that Mai could have a larger walk-in-robe closet off her master bedroom. A win for any lady! 😊
To maximise the space and ensure good design and functionality we changed the door to a cavity slider. i.e. a pocket door.
Take me to the Beach
The Bianco 600×600 Terrazzo floor tile from The Tile City is one of my favourite tiles at the moment. The various hues from the chips of marble, quartz and granite could resemble sand and shells at a beach. We love laying large tiles, especially on bathroom floors. They create a seamless look. Nobody likes cleaning, let alone cleaning grout. We say, “The less grout lines, the better!”
Also, terrazzo is an environmentally friendly product. WIN WIN!
The Feature Wall
This was our first time incorporating a timber-look tile feature wall. It is a stunner! Tap into your inner child, use your imagination, and you’ll see how this wall resembles the timber walls of a beach shack. The various tones of the Manhattan Plank tile from The Tile City grabs your attention. It brings a feeling of warmth to the space. The fact that both the freestanding bath and toilet suite are positioned on this wall does not distract from the WOW aspect.
When we met Mai in her home, for her first Design Consultation, her love of blue was evident. It seemed only fitting that blue was going to be incorporated into her bathroom interior design concept. We selected an Egg Blue vanity from Timberline. It was ordered through our local Beaumont Tiles store at Enogerra. The vanity cabinetry is finger pull; no handles as such. With such a vibrant piece of cabinetry we wanted to tone down its other features.
The blue represents the colour of the ocean. A bright tone and yet it also has a calming effect when you’re within the space. Coastal blue was also incorporated into the styling with light blue towels and a blue book called Create Calm.
Functionality is Key!
We went with a round, undermount basin; also known as inset. Mai is on the shorter side. A counter-top basin can prove a little challenging to use for shorter people. Careful selection was also given to the placement of the mirror cabinet. To ensure ease of use. Mirror cabinets might not be the most stylish design choice but they’re very practical. They offer a good amount of storage. The mirror cabinet is symmetrical, in alignment with the length of the vanity. In this case, 1500mm. It’s also semi-recessed. It doesn’t impose on you when using the sink and bench.
There is also a large, spacious, closed-in-shower with a niche which is not shown in our photos. This is tucked in the corner opposite the toilet.
The Gorgeous Stone and Tapware
The soft, ivory tones of Frosty Carina Caesarstone, used for the vanity bench was the perfect selection. This stone evokes the natural beauty of marble. This stone worked in harmony in this space. It also pairs perfectly with organic materials and the earthy or coastal design style.
Brushed Nickel, a trending tapware finish, was used in this renovation. It’s trending because when compared to chrome it offers not only a more stylish option but also it tends to keep its finish longer. It’s extremely durable and doesn’t show water marks so easy.
We used the Milani Progressive Mixer & Spout Set from ABI Interiors. A water saving tapware option we wall-mounted. I personally find wall mounted tapware easier to keep clean and you don’t lose precious vanity bench space. There is a cohesiveness with the roundness of the tapware and basin.
Seaside Styling Pieces
Room Styling at the end of the renovation brings me so much joy! I’m a woman who loves to shop! 😉 This includes shopping for our clients, looking for treasures which will complement the space and design beautifully. Leaving these treasures behind, as a gift to our clients, makes me happy. It’s our way of saying “Thank You. We appreciate your support, and we hope you love your renovation makeover.”
The finishing touches for styling, used in this coastal bathroom design included:
• Clamshell Trinket Tray, Create Calm book & Stone Candle from Target.
• Timber Bath caddy from Spotlight.
• Bath salts from our Local Chemist
• Doterra Essential Oils, Lavender.
• Timber Test Tub and plant from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Florist.
• A yummy glass of Chardonnay 😉
Like always, the quality of workmanship from Simon and his crew is second to none. Fantastic, high quality products were used. Communication every step of the way with Mai’s input, to give her a space she can enjoy well into the future. She can sit back, soak up the relaxing bath salts and sip on a chardonnay. While reading a good book and envisioning the seaside!
Bathrooms are now a space within your home where you can escape from life’s hustle and bustle. If you’re interested in creating a beautiful bathroom in your home reach out and we can organise a time to catch up for a Quote.
Thank You Mai for putting your trust in Simon from Avocado Constructions to design and build your spacious, coastal bathroom. AKA The Beach Shack.😊