Tired bathroom gets a modern marble makeover

Who doesn’t love a good renovation before and after?! Today Simon Gunn of Gunn Building shares his latest bathroom reno — giving a tired bathroom to a modern marble makeover… or faux marble we should say!

“The original bathroom had a vanity, bath and shower with a separate toilet and we removed the toilet sliding door to open the room and maximise space,” explains Simon.

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The entire bathroom was stripped, re-sheeted, waterproofed and retiled.

“Once we re-sheeted the bathroom and saw how much natural light there was from the original window, we made the decision to add a skylight above the shower to bring more natural light to the back of the room.

“A streamline in-line fan was also added to keep all the ceiling fittings — skylight, down lights and fan — circular and and unobtrusive.”

Stripped room
Space opened
Bathroom resheeted ready for its modern marble makeover
Waterproofing completed in modern marble makeover

The new design gave us the space we needed for a large frameless shower and plenty of additional storage.

That storage includes a large six-draw bamboo floating vanity Simon designed and installed for the client, as well as an additional bamboo drawer unit by the door and a tall cupboard near the shower.

“It was important to the client that all switches and controls were hidden so the tall bamboo unit contains the instant hot water, under tile heating and heated towel rail controls.

“I also designed a drawer unit with power points built into the drawers so appliances like hair dryers can remain plugged into the drawers as they open — the power point moves in and out with the drawer.”

Completed modern marble makeover
Bamboo vanity and storage in this modern marble makeover bathroom
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We love how the large format wall tiles from Tile Republic and oversized mirror create the illusion of a much larger space while the bamboo joinery brings warmth.

Thanks Simon for sharing this reno with us! You can check out more before and after bathrooms on his renovation website.

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