Need ideas for small bathrooms? Try a romantic look in a compact space and turn your bathroom into a relaxing sanctuary
When interior designer Tanja Beyers, of Profurn Contracts, and her husband Bruce decided to renovate the cramped, tired bathroom in their Jo’burg home, they didn’t want to go to the expense of extending the footprint of the house.
The solution was to build a 2,5m-high wall off the bathroom to create a plant-filled courtyard with an outdoor shower. As this provides privacy, they could then install French doors and tall windows. “The extra light and being able to open the doors and walk outside has made the bathroom feel so much bigger,” says Tanja.
“I loved the idea of floating while looking into the trees so I placed the bath with an elegant freestanding mixer in the centre of the room,” she explains. Matching his and hers vanities were positioned on either side of the opening to the bedroom. “These are a win – no more fighting for the basin. We also indulged in underfloor heating which makes the bathroom even more comfortable and luxurious.”
Tanja believes that lighting makes a room. “The light fittings are on different circuits with dimmers so that we can adjust them to suit the mood,” she explains.