Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Downstairs bathroom renovation


When we returned from living in Brisbane late last year, there were some things we wanted to change in our Adelaide home.  One of the things was the downstairs bathroom.

We had only renovated about 6 years ago, but the wooden floorboards, small mirror, light fittings and lack of splash back behind the basin weren't working for us anymore.


Whilst I liked the look of the floorboards, they were constantly getting damp and deteriorating.

Before our major renovations this bathroom used to be part of a much larger room that was a study.  That study is now a bathroom, staircase, study off the 2nd bedroom, and walk in wardrobe for the 2nd bedroom.

Staircase to upstairs bedroom, laundry and main bathroom

Study and walk-in-robe

Moroccan tiles replaced the floorboards

Pendant lighting replaced the wall lights

Hand-made white brick tiles were laid as a splash-back

Re-grouted and siliconed the shower

Original door and surrounds (1880 cottage/villa)
Small mirror replaced by a mirror that is wall to wall and to the height of the 3m high ceiling.
Was this hard to get in!
The large mirror creates a sense of space in what is actually a small
shower room. I think the over-all effect is to make the bathroom look
 modern even though it is in a heritage setting.


  1. I like the design and the colouring of the bathroom. Really a nice attempt and it grabs attention.Thanks for sharing such a nice blog here with us.

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