Today we’re continuing our tour of Katie and Mitch’s new home and taking you inside their bathroom, ensuite and laundry. Because although shows like The Block are fun to watch, most of us have more modest budgets to work with which is why real bathroom and room tours like this can be so helpful!
There are so many decisions that need to be made when doing wet areas and extra consideration needs to be given if you’re planning to sell in the near future. Katie talks us through the decisions she made in this space and where decided to splurge vs save.
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For many people these ‘wet areas’ are the hardest spaces to design. How did you tackle the challenge of selecting finishes?
“I won’t lie, it was a little overwhelming,” laughs Katie.
“Because we didn’t go with a builder’s package, we could pick whatever internal finishes we wanted. One thing that made it easier was that we knew our colour scheme — grey, white, black and wood — and decided to carry it throughout these areas.
“Our builders, Brock and Dwayne from Vernal-Corner & Buchanan, were great. They made suggestions and took us to previous jobs so we could see how certain tile sizes, colours and finishes worked.”
What finishes did you decide on?
“In the bathroom and ensuite we decided to use a grey porcelain tile on the wall and floors.
“The vanities in the bathroom and ensuite are both wall hung with white cabinetry and the same light grey Caesarstone benchtops as the kitchen.
“We wanted our laundry to feel light and airy so we opted for white cabinets and matt white subway tiles. We carried through the same grey Caeserstone bench tops and used the same grey porcelain tiles for the flooring.”
What about the basins and tapware?
“We selected small rectangular basins that sit on top of the vanities. These were sourced from Arto and we selected most of our tapware from Abey’s range.
Thanks Katie for showing us more of your stunning home and providing us with real bathroom and laundry inspo! Have you recently designed a bathroom or laundry? Tell us about it in the comments below!