two colourful small bathrooms and more…

In a home one extra bathroom can make a big difference: having two colourful small bathrooms was one of the reason this renovation started.

The house, a typical Brussels town house, had not been renovated when my clients bought it. After a few years they decided that it was time to renovate properly the top floor.

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The top floor had only a tiny shower room (a room with a 80×80 cm shower and nothing more) and a small toilet. It lacked a proper bathroom.

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We looked at several alternatives for changing the layout of the floor and insert the new bathroom. Several options were possible. With the three dimensional drawings it was easier for the whole family to visualise the possibilities and choose the one that suited best their needs and the budget.

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So we decided to add a small volume that would include the existing toilet but also have enough space for a proper shower and a sink.

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The toilet was transformed into a much “cleaner” volume, hiding pipes and renewing surfaces and accessories.

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The new volume, while very small, is spectacularly spacious inside and hosts a 90×90 cm shower, a nice sink and the toilet.

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Since my client wanted to “bring nature inside” we chose Italian hand-painted tiles with tulips designed by the Dutch Ronald Van der Hilst. A black and white version for the first bathroom and a colourful one for the second create different atmospheres (relaxing and soothing the first, energizing the second, as my client described) while keeping a coherent scheme.

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Dark red and purple are the other colours chosen for feature walls. These splashes of strong colour within a whiter context create a very interesting effect.

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Stay tuned to see how these bathroom were designed with my client’s idea of bringing nature inside.

And contact us at info@standingrenovation.com if you too have spaces that you need to improve but years have gone by without doing anything because you have no idea where to start.