Refresh an existing bathroom with new fixtures, fittings and finishes.
The existing layout was retained. A new shower-over-bath was installed and a storage alcove fitted in the wall beside the new combined drencher/hand shower. The front of the bath cradle and all three walls within the bath enclosure were tiled with long subway tiles. A fixed shower panel was installed in place of the original swinging panel, as the bath taps were replaced with a bath spout controlled by a wall mounted diverter mixer so regular access to the end of the bath was no longer required and a screen with a with a lower-profile frame could be used instead.
A new-wall hung vanity was installed in place of the original floor-mounted unit. The new vanity was slightly narrower than the original (900mm wide opposed to the original’s 1,200mm) to create space for a heated towel rail to be placed under the bathroom window. The vanity was fitted with one full width drawer and an open shelf underneath the drawer.
A recessed mirrored cabinet was installed above the vanity. New LED downlights were fitted, and a ceiling fan installed that vents outside through the soffit. A fan heater was fixed to the wall beside the vanity.
The cavity slider pocket was at the rear wall of the bath and this gave the wall extra flex which was not ideal for the tile finish. We reinforced the wall with a sheet of 9mm villaboard to give additional rigidity, and skim finished the exposed areas to match the plasterboard lined areas.