Photos by Katrina Giles/Seaside Interiors
Update Your Home With An Ensuite Bathroom Makeover
A relatively simple home renovation
By Katrina Giles 2017-03-07
A master ensuite can be one of the most important, yet often overlooked, spaces in our homes. Feeling it is not a place that out guests will see, we put off updates in favour of renovations to more visited areas of our home, such as kitchens and living rooms. This is where we go wrong. An ensuite bath should be a retreat – a space where we feel completely comfortable as we start and end our busy days.
Personally, we were certainly guilty of ensuite neglect in our own home. A standard builder’s vanity, brownish-beige walls and an awkwardly placed, small and dark corner shower certainly weren’t making the most of the space or giving us that retreat feel we were longing for. A few long-overdue, budget-friendly changes made a huge difference and transformed our master bath from boring to beautiful!
New grey, vinyl plank-style flooring provides a rustic look and is durable yet comfy underfoot.
The vanity was replaced with a new, more functional one with mixed storage. The combination of drawers and cupboard space is perfect for storing all of the essentials, everything from cosmetics to cleaners. The drawers also enable personal, separate storage for each person. A small, subtly patterned rug in front of the vanity adds a touch of cozy.
The quartz countertop provides a durable yet beautiful surface.
A new, larger shower enclosure with sliding glass doors really helps the room feel more airy and spacious. The acrylic walls and base make for easy cleaning, which is always a plus. The clear glass doors help to visually expand the space.
Simple board and batten style panelling adds architectural detail to the ensuite, while the patterned wallpaper above adds a fun pop of pattern and texture to the space.
Chrome fixtures, such as faucets and towel bars, act as the jewelry to the space and complete the look with a welcome touch of sparkle and shine.