We squeezed in a little extra space by building out to the eave. This means the ceiling of the bathroom will be lowered compared to the rest of the house to allow for a beam to run through above the shower. It is only about 100mm difference (from 2700mm elsewhere to 260mm in the bathroom) so I'm not too worried.
We went for a luxurious walk-in shower since we weren't keen on a bathtub (we only had room for a shower over bath combo which we didn't want). A tall double hung window at the end of the shower should let in the natural light.
I love this layout because it allows the vanity to be the first thing you see when you enter; the perfect focal point!
I was originally going to put some very shallow built in shelves on that little wall between the two doorways, but we don't really need the storage. Instead, I'm going to have a recessed ironing board cabinet. Since our laundry is out in the garage, this gives me a nice spot to get ready that's near the WIR. The ironing cabinet will be recessed into the wall and I'm going to frame it out with some pretty wooden trim to finish it off. I've even been brainstorming ideas on how to hide it completely - maybe even painting an abstract painting on the door so it looks like a piece of art?
Here's my moodboard so far...
We started with the hexagonal floor tiles which I spotted at Beaumont Tiles in Townsville months ago (it can be terrible planning a bathroom when you're in the tile shop every week for clients!). This is my main area to splurge - the tile itself is more expensive than the standard price range, and it will also cost more to lay, but I think it's worth it!
Rather than the good old subway tile, I chose a gloss white tile in a 250x400mm size, and are going to lay it in a brick pattern, but vertically. I've never tried this before but am so excited to see the effect with a darker grout.
A lovely traditional style vanity, vintage mirror (still haven't found one yet) and a brass picture light for the vanity area.
A contemporary pendant will give me a modern contrast, and some fun hooks like these from Anthropologie for towels should finish the space off.
Now I just need to decide whether to keep the rest of the walls light and bright (the area outside the shower will be plastered walls, not tiled) or try something really fun like wallpaper or stencils!
This bathroom from Lonny made me smile when I saw first spotted it...
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