Small but perfectly formed.

Posted January 15, 2020

What a difference a month makes! This stunning new bathroom was added into a two story heritage home that flanks the edge of Hagley park in Christchurch. Even with stunning views and great location the house really wasn't working for a couple that spent their nights walking up and down the stairs to the bathroom. 

With space to spare in a large upstairs bedroom Deb and Malcolm decided that enough was enough and found space for a beautifully compact new bathroom that would sort the problem finally. A month ago the space was cleared, the builders brought in and the fit out began.

The tiles are a nod to the heritage of the home in a small yet modern and perfectly laid out space that now adds functionality to this homes traditional layout of facilities on the ground level and bedrooms upstairs.

The tiles used are Barcelona Sand (250mm x 250mm), a unique pattern on a porcelain body which nods to the traditional style of the home, yet still has a modern feel and striking pattern creating much interest and character in the small space. 

The walls and ceiling around the shower have been tiled in a traditional stretcher bond layout with the Iris Blanco tile (150mm x 316mm) that perfectly compliments the rest of the space and makes sure the pitched ceiling is protected from water splash back. The tiles are actually all a little different and unique, with subtle varying imprints, randomly packed to create a traditional detail that gives it's appearance the look of being handmade.

Top Tip: This may be a small space, but it packs a punch - and one of the best features of this little gem of a bathroom is the mirror opposite above the towel rail that really helps to reflect light and make the space feel bigger than it is. Remember that tip if you're ever creating a small bathroom because it makes a huge difference!

Project Management: Priority Projects 
Architect: Rob from Foley Group
Plumber: Water Works











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