Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Our Bathroom + Ensuite Makeover

Recently we did a little makeover on our main bathroom and ensuite. After 15 years they were looking a bit tired and worse for wear so we decided to give them a refresh.

The main bathroom is used mainly by the 3 boys so we wanted to upgrade to a double vanity to help with the morning traffic (teeth brushing etc) We wanted each boy to have their own set of drawers with lots of storage. This Marquis vanity from Tradelink ticked the boxes for us.  Also all of the tapware for the sinks, bath and shower needed replacing as did the shower heads and toilets. 

Cosmetically I wanted to make the space feel fresher and brighter so we decided to keep our white wall tiles and just replace the floor tiles with something new. I had originally looked at a grey Carrara marble tile but the maintenance seemed a bit much for a kids bathroom so I was happy when I found this matte 85mm hexagon "marble look" tile from Amber Tiles. Adding a new large round mirror above the vanity helps to reflect the light around the bathroom and also adds a modern touch. We chose this one.

I know the trend for tapware at the moment is for either black or brass (which I love!) but I chose a classic chrome in the hope it won't date as quickly and also as it ties into the other chrome touches (tapware and door knobs) in the kitchen near by.

We've never had towel rails - we use 2 hooks on the back of the doors. 
I did update the hand towel loop into a smaller chrome hook.

The bath surrounds were looking a little grubby and chipped but we didn't want to replace the bath so we decided to use Corian slabs to freshen up the bath surround and tie it in with the rest of the fresh, white space. We chose Corian in Designer White. We looked at using Ceaserstone and other materials  around the bath but Corian had the brightest, cleanest white.

Before the Corian slabs were added onto the bath.....

After the bath surrounds are on. It makes such a difference!

Before photo.....
(dark tiles, old vanity, bath)

After photos.....

The ensuite is a mini version of the main bathroom. We used the same vanity in the single version and all of the same accessories.

We're all really loving the makeover.  You can't beat all white for that clean fresh feel.
And I love that the bathrooms now blend in nicely with the rest of the house.
Now to just get the boys to keep the bathroom clean and looking this way! ;)

Let me know if you have any questions x
Have you given any parts of your house a makeover lately?

Product Sources
Vanity - Marquis - Tradelink
1500mm used in main bathroom
900mm used in ensuite

Tapware - Caroma

Toilet - Tradelink

Shower Head- Caroma

Bath surround - Corian - Designer White

Floor Tile - Amber Tile - 
85mm hex "carrara print" porcelain mosaic.

Mirror - Freedom

Faux hanging plant - Freedom

Bath mat - Habitania - Warringah Mall


  1. What a massive difference! Love the floor tiles! Have they got a name so I can go instore to look at them? Would appreciate your help!

    1. Thanks lovely! It feels lovely and bright now. I don't the exact name but its a 85mm hex "carrara print" porcelain mosaic.

    2. Thanks again Simone! I'll ask in store. I had real Carrara in our ensuite last house (perfect) but the marble in my sons bathroom (pieira grey) as not boy proof and i would never use real stone in a boys bathroom again. your tiles here look like the perfect compromise!


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