Impala’s clients were a young couple looking to renovate their ensuite, main bathroom and powder room. Impala had already done their kitchen and the next step in renovating their home was the bathrooms. They were looking for a company to design the bathrooms, manufacture the cabinets and to manage the associated works.
Some considerations in the brief were :-
Update the “look”, the previous ensuite had a large spa tub with an angular hob which took up much floor space and looked dated.
Design and install joinery to fit the space perfectly. The current rooms had niches for lights and mirrors and these were to fit new vanities and shaving cabinets.
Wall hung vanities were specified by the client.
The single shower in the ensuite was to become a double with wall and ceiling roses.
Tile selection was important. Tiles were to be contemporary, but stand the test of time. Feature tiles were in the brief, but not mosaic. Tiles were to be easy to clean and care for as the couple had two young children.
The double entry doors to the ensuite were hinged and somewhat awkward to move around. The client requested Impala to find a solution to this.
Impala designed the three areas with a common colour scheme and aesthetic. Timber veneer floating vanities were designed with matching mirrored shaving cabinets above. Lights were positioned to provide ambience but also ample task lighting. Frameless showerscreens were installed and concealed cistern toilets for ease of cleaning. The double entry doors to the ensuite became frameless frosted glass cavity sliders, so the doors retract into the adjacent walls and are no longer in the way and look elegant and modern. Porcelain tiles were selected on the floor and walls with stone strips as feature tiles in niches and above the vanities.