A contemporary small bathroom

Making the best use of the compact space and a new contemporary look were top of Durbanite Lynne Brookes’s list when she decided to update her small bathroom

Lynne Brookes’s small bathroom was given a contemporary feel by continuing the vinyl flooring up the side of the bath. All the sanitaryware is from Re-evolve Bathrooms and the chandelier is from Radiant Lighting.

“A bathroom with both a bath and a shower can increase the value of your home, so I was determined to keep both even though space was limited,” she recalls.

Paige Waplington used wall-mounted wooden shelves to provide storage space and add decorative detail.

Lynne asked award-winning designer Paige Waplington of Redesign Interiors to assist with the revamp. Although the sanitaryware was outdated, the layout of the bathroom worked well so Paige and Lynne decided to leave it as it was and replace the fittings with new ones.

The wooden countertop on the vanity adds warmth to the bathroom. The frameless mirror disguises a wall-mounted cabinet and slick handleless drawers keep the look clean and unfussy.

“Lynne had spotted vinyl flooring in a hotel and loved it, so we chose something similar from Belgotex Floors and instead of tiling the side of the bath, continued it up the side creating a seamless finish which makes the room feel larger,” explains Paige. The walls were painted with Plascon Wall and All. “Some people believe that because of the moisture, bathrooms have to be tiled, but that’s not true if you use a suitable paint. This often gives the illusion of space as the walls aren’t cluttered with grout lines,” she notes.

Paige designed a slim floating single-basin vanity with a wooden top to replace the old one. It provides plenty of storage space and, as you can see the floor underneath, doesn’t appear to take up space. To keep the look simple and uncluttered, she specified a venetian blind for privacy.