I hope you’ve had a good week. It’s getting a bit frantic around here as pre-Christmas delivery deadlines approach.
We have also been working on a bathroom plan for clients who are remodelling their existing space.
Bathrooms can be tricky and costly. If you are remodelling and the existing floorplan works, it’s more cost effective to leave plumbing as is and update fixtures and fittings.
One thing you need to work out before you start is who uses the bathroom and how?
If it is an ensuite in a busy home then double basins could be the key.
If you have young children, or are considering selling your home anytime soon, then make sure you include a bath.
And don’t forget storage. Towels don’t store that well in bathrooms as the steam and moisture can effect them so, if possible, keep them in the linen cupboard outside.
Do think about storage for beauty and hygiene products, though and a great place is in a mirrored cabinet. They’re a bit better these days than the old shaving cabinet with the sliding mirrored doors!
And add some colour. Tiles come in every shape and colour these days and there is no limit as to what you can do with them.
Again, think about how the bathroom will be used and add colour accordingly.
I hope you get some time for a soak in the tub this weekend.
If you would like assistance with your bathroom renovation, contact us to enquire about our design services.
I feel like this woman, this week. There are so many things going on I just hope I keep everything up in the air.
I do love the diversity of this job and the many and varied projects I get to tackle.
I started the week choosing a colour scheme for clients who have recently bought a beautiful Federation Home. Each room is painted a different colour and all windows have very fussy curtains. Whilst my clients like the traditional look, they also like the more relaxed feel of neutral walls and more simple window coverings. So after the colour selection I had fun choosing a selection of Sanderson fabrics to show them next week.
I have also been tile shopping looking for a hard wearing, easily maintained, travertine look-alike for an entry and hall. This particular home has a Tuscan influence and the clients here love colour. We are considering a metallic paint for the walls of the dining room and black and sage green upholstery on the chairs. It will be very dramatic.
Then I had a step back in time to a lovely home in an amazing location but very 80′s. Did you read Millie’s post a while back on the 80′s? Boy that brought back memories. This house has some of those features and the clients would like to make it a comfortable, family entertainer. First to go is the swags and tails and the busy bathrooms…oh and the massive chandelier at the entry.
And today I’m off to advise a client on a new kitchen. She wants contemporary, handleless white cupboards with Ceasarstone benchtops and a red splashback. Red is a great colour for the kitchen as it increases gastronomic juices. Not so good if you are perpetually on a diet, though!
Throw into this mix a daughter who wants to go to a Halloween Disco tonight as a “Dead Diva” and it’s been one hectic week. My head is spinning so I’m off to have a coffee and get cracking to have all these things sorted before 5pm.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween.