Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Laundry & Bathroom Renovation Elwood

A client recently emailed some photos (thanks PH!) of a completed laundry and bathroom renovation I worked on late last year so I thought I would share them on the blog.

The client's brief was to turn the pokey laundry/toilet into a powder room & secondary bathroom as well as a laundry space - a tall order from a room measuring just 2200mm x 2400mm!! They also wished to extend their existing family bathroom into the hallway to give them enough space to have a separate bath & shower as well as a toilet & vanity. I've included some plans to show how we reworked the spaces. The house is late Edwardian and the joinery style, colours and materials were chosen to give a nod to the era of the house but with some contemporary flavour.

This room had some very shallow impractical storage and for guest using the facilities, it really did feel like the toilet had been plonked in the corner of the laundry. The clients were keen to give the room more of a 'powder room' feeling also incorporating a shower so it could be used in conjunction with the family bathroom.

Powder & Bathroom facilities in Laundry
Beautiful & Functional - Powder Basin / Laundry Trough

The bathroom had an existing pedestal basin and medicine cabinet on the side wall - no bench space and no where near enough storage for a family of four! It also had a tiny 1200mm bath with a shower over the top - compromising both the ability to relax in the bath or enjoy the shower. We overcame this by having a shower open to the bath on one side, making the room feel much more open and allowing both a full sized bath and a walk in shower. 

Walk in Shower & Hob Bath
Bathroom Vanity with Medicine Cabinets Above


  1. Love the tiles - subway tiles on the wall? And the geometric ones on the floor. Looks like a much more functional bathroom now - wish ours looked like this!

  2. Looks great! Much better use of space now - and do love those floor tiles!

  3. Yes they are a handmade (or handmade look at least!) subway tile on the wall and concrete tiles on the floor. Aren't they gorgeous?!

  4. This is awesome! I've been trying to do some bathroom renovation brisbane, and this gave me some great insight for things to try. Thanks for sharing!