Before + After

We just love before and afters! I think its one of the reasons we are so obsessed with interiors – the results are so transformative.  Sometimes it really does feel like we are part of the BBC Lifestyle’s ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”  – there really is nothing better or self-satisfying than seeing a clients look of delight and amazement (and tears, happy ones that is!) when they see their newly transformed space for the first time.

For the last month, we have been busy with a bathroom renovation. Just 5 weeks ago, it looked like this:

Before view of the shower
Before 1 – view of the shower
Before 2 - view of the maroon coloured Jacuzzi
Before 2 – view of the maroon coloured Jacuzzi
Before 3 - view of the vanity
Before 3 – view of the vanity

Stuck in the 70’s, and looking a little bit sad, it needed to be brought back to 2013!

Now it looks like this:

Taaaa daaaa! View of the new walk in shower with frameless glass screen
Taaaa daaaa! View of the new walk in shower with frameless glass screen
Out with the old Jacuzzi, and in with a new  freestanding spa bath
Out with the old Jacuzzi, and in with a new freestanding spa bath
the new vanity. floating storage with mirrored wall units
the new vanity. floating storage with mirrored wall units

Below are some of our top tips of how we turned the space around.

Texture

This was our number one priority. We wanted to bring some earthiness and soul to the bathroom. We didn’t want it to be tiled with porcelain from floor to ceiling and land up been cold and clinical. We used lots of different shades of warm earthy materials that all complement each other and make for a warm and inviting space to relax away in the bath.

Open plan

We wanted to streamline the bathroom and get rid of unnecessary walls that were all over the place! An open plan bathroom is definitely more contemporary and it makes the bathroom much more spacious and luxurious.

Be Bold

Our clients were initially hesitant when we told them we wanted to put stone cladding(usually reserved for outside walls!)  in their bathroom! But they trusted us, and went for it, and what a feature it is! Totally transforms the space and they love it!! YAY!

Thanks to our fantastic project team and suppliers for helping us create another successful StylEAST project!