This section contains many photos and ideas, it’s aim is to assist you with your own design ideas and styles.
Each of the titles in the left-hand margin indicates a project we have completed in recent times. Every single one of these is a Darwin project, completed by us. We don’t use photos from magazines or websites.
It will give you some information about the clients brief and how the end results were achieved.
There are no right or wrong designs or styles, it is up to you to feel comfortable with your choices. The purpose of this section is simply to assist you in making those choices. We will endeavour to add more and more pages each month so we encourage you to browse often
Rapid Creek Revitalised
Coconut Grove Bali Style
Wild in Wulagi
All Ways Anula
Rapid Creek Beauty
Waking up in Wulagi
Vixen in Virginia
Rocking it in Rapid Creek
Sexy Stuart Park
Nicely Done in Northlakes
Jump up in Jingili
Stuart Park Subtle
Tweaking it in Tiwi
Fabulous Fannie Bay
Whoo Hoo Wanguri
City Garden Apartments
Karama Spa Magic
A Parap Apartment
Rapid Creek Revitalised
A unit in Rapid Creek, the owner had begun to make some improvements but the bathroom/laundry needed more than a makeover.....
This stunning transformation has not only improved the value of this unit but it has elevated the bathroom from blah to BOOM!
Coconut Grove Bali Style
This is a Troppo Home, designed for the tropic and has a very open plan and well ventilated feel and look. Sadly though the bathroom wasn't looking its best.....
By removing a no longer needed linen cabinet and enlarging the bathroom just a little we were able to create a more pleasing look and feel. The new bathroom has no bathtub, but in the tropics they are rarely needed. The finished product speaks for itself.
The bathroom was terribly small and the owner wanted an additional toilet, the existing space would never have allowed for that........
As you can see we extended that bathroom into an adjoining bedroom, this was once a small wardrobe area. The owner now has two toilets in the house and a lovely fresh bathroom. The clever use of feature wall tiling gives the impression that the room is larger than it is.
The dark colours of this bathroom make it feel closed in, its a large room but it needs a facelife.
The new bathroom is much lighter and brighter and although the three elements are still in the room it feels much bigger.
Some bathrooms just cry out for attention
Originally the owner was just going to paint the walls to freshen this up.
A timeless style, there really isn't anything else to say.
Tiles from Cerbis Cermics
Fittings and fixtures from Tadelink
Accessories hand made by Creative Iron
Benchtops by 4Kitchens
Cabinet and mirors by the client
Wild in Wulagi
When you know you need something different.
These bathrooms are common in Darwin, the toilet within the bathroom tries hard to give some privacy but in reality it fails.
And this is just what you need. By adding a wall to create a powder room it gives the toilet area separation and allows anyone to use the bathroom with complete privacy. The free standing bath adds elegance and the wet area shower recess without a screen allows for a more open feeling to the space. Custom made vanities add a touch of class as well.
Tiles lifting, dated colours, tired and emotional. There comes a time in every bathrooms life to move on. Tiles lifting from the floor is never great, whilst the rest of the room was still functional it was definitely in need of an upgrade.
Hello beautiful, looking very swanky now!!! Earth tones and modern fixtures including a beautiful custom made vanity really lift the room. Tiles and stone top from Cerbis Ceramics, fittings and fixtures from Tradelink in Berrimah.
There is little to say here except - HELP! This bathroom is in desperate need of help, its an old commision house that has seen a lot of wear and tear.
Just a couple of weeks later... It is honestly one of the smallest main bathrooms we have worked on, but with a little effort and some smart choices in colour and finishes it looks amazing!
A small ensuite with some dated colours but still in good structural condition. Pink and grey was all the rage back in the 80's, it was definitely time to shake that off!
The upgrade has lifted the room and modernised everything. Modern finishes, with chrome trims and a subtle feature tile on the back wall all bring this bathroom together. The shower recess was enlarged a little and the lighting improved, all in all a great result!
A wet area bathroom is one without any screens, they are a great idea for small rooms, but they can look a bit industrial. This bathroom is the prfect example of a wet room, the only thing it really needs is updating.
A beautiful wet room..... perfect for those tiny spaces that are found all too often in Darwin. By keeping it simple, using the slimest of fittings and fixtures the room can appear larger, its still only very small, but its functionality is unsurpassed.
All Ways Anula
The demolition on this one was done before we started..... but watch out for asbestos in these houses!
Noice! The same layout just some of the 'room dividers' taken down.......Soft tones and elegent fixtures.
Rapid Creek Beauty
The brief for this project was wonderful. The clients wanted to update their 1972 bathroom and toilet and create a space with tranquility and style. This is the space before we started!
The new single bathroom is to be made up of three spaces, the existing bathroom , the toilet and the linen cabinet which opens into the hallway but takes up space in the bathroom. Our brief was to remove all the internal walls in the space and create one large open room, with shower, bath, double vanity and toilet.
We are just going to let this speak for itself
The new bathroom is bright and beautiful, it's the tranquil place they wanted. The use of timeless colour classics only enhances the feel.
The windows have been changed to louvre galleries to allow more airlfow and the room is fully airconditioned for those terrible build up days.
It was a true pleasure creating this space and we know that the clients will get years of enjoyment from it.
Sometimes living with it is just not an option anymore. It may not be the worst bathroom you've ever seen but it was dfinitely time for a change.
Happily ever after! Different lighting gives these unusual tiles an dramatic look, the layout remainded the same but just freshening it makes such a world of difference.
Waking up in Wulagi
Say goodbye to 1975! So many bathrooms like this one out there........ change is good!!!
Change is always nice
Dealing with a skew pan toilet is problematic, particularly in this style house where the pipework feeds the toilet below. In this case we used a nicer toilet suite, they are rare for this style but are around. The finish of the rooms is beautiful and the end results speak for themselves
Vixen in Virginia
Every bathroom gets old and tired, its up to you to decide when enough is enough.
Much better... It was a simple room with nothing changed in the layout, the modern stone look tiles and the more open look to the bath/shower area creates a feeling of more space for this family bathroom in the rural area. Having a vanity off the ggives it a more lux appearance as well.
Rocking it in Rapid Creek
Whoa, before you get all ewww, if you had worked as hard as this bathroom has for the last 40 odd years you'd be tired and emotional too!!!
Sometimes you just nail it! Timber look floors, floating vanity, ceiling height tiles, back to wall toilet, sleek fixtures, large windows, perfect perfect perfect!
Sexy Stuart Park
There was nothing specifically wrong with this bathroom and ensuite, it was just a tiny bit tired
KaBoom! Hello sexy!!
Timber look ceramic tiles on the floors, simple white tiles on the walls, stone tops on the joinery and BOOM! what a difference. The powderroom, laundry, main bathroom and ensuite all looking as sexy as hell!!!
Nicely Done in Northlakes
Now we know bold colours are in.... but seriously?
The transformation is amazing, the request for for a balinese feel to the room, and I think we pretty much nailsed it. Kudo to the client for her great taste in decorating the room!
The owners decided to simply makeover the main bathroom but totally overhaul the ensuite... just wait till you see the results!!!!
Two rooms.... two completely different styles, but both beautiful
The main bathroom all spruced up, the owners decided to keep the exisitng vanity as it was still in pretty good condition. Everything back in the same place, except a new mirrored cabinet in place of just a mirror and some glass shelves and interesting feature tiling.
The ensuite was completely transformed into a stunning space with stone benchtop, double headed shower, back to wall toilet suite and mirrored shaving cabinet...... no more purple walls!
Tidy little bathroom but not well setout. Its a small bathroom for the main bathroom in the house and with no separate toilet it is not particularly private. Time to solve this!
Amazing what a bit of a makeover can achieve if you're willing to think outside the square! We turned the toilet around and then installed a beautiful privacy wall topped with feature glass. That daggy shower screen is gone completely giving the room more light and air. A more modern vanity with stone top and interesting lighting finishes the job perfectly. All in all a great result!
Jump up in Jingili
Oh my... There really is very little to say here...
This little lady is as sweet as now. We removed the window, relocated all the plumbing, upgraded the old clay pipework to PVC, tiled to ceiling height and created a wet room, a timber and glass sliding door leaves more space inside the room as well. All in all a great result!
A tenanted property in Nightcliff that just needs a quick pick me up. This bathroom is just old and tired, it neeeded a freshen up and it really doesnt take much to make it beautiful again.
And there you have it! A new vanity, bath and screen, some fresher tiles and voila!
Stuart Park Subtle
Poor old dear. This ground floor bathroom services the pool and granny flat, but clearly had seen better days
What a dame!!! A much brighter and happier room, we even spruced up the adjoining laundry area..... all in all a good result for the tired old gal!
Tweaking it in Tiwi
This is an odd bathroom really, the wardrobe from the next room takes up most of the floor space! Dolphin feature tiles, a wardrobe jutting into the middle of the room, pool tiles on the floor and no storage in the room. time for an upgrade we think.
A tidy little room with a larger than life feel.
Simple gloss white tiles on the walls, a lighter floor and a bold feature add a much more grown up feel to this room. The vanity has loads of storage and also has space for the laundry basket.
All in all a beautiful bathroom without breaking the bank.
There was nothing really too wrong with this bathroom, but it wasn't user friendly for mum Text. As you can see the room is perfectly fine, it is a little dated but very cluttered.... turn the page and prepare to the blown away!
Hello gorgeous! Simple white wall tiles and a soft textured look floor add to the overall welcoming feel to the room. A splash of colour of the feature tiles and accessories and you have a luxury bathroom fit for a queen.
This toilet block has not been overhauled for at least 20 years!
The girls toilets
The disabled bathroom
The boys toilets
Is there anything worse than a smelly old urinal!
Time for a dramatic change, feature tiling, stone benchtops and whoo hoo look at me now!
The girls new and improved look
Fabulous Fannie Bay
Are you green with envy? Originally built in the late 70's, this ensuite really needed a good old fashioned overhaul.
Now that is a beautiful bathroom!!! We rearranged the room to give a much better style. The tiling in softer tones really adds a touch of class. Tiles - Northern Tile Gallery - Cerasia Stone 300x600, Lappato Mocha 300x300 and Bamboo Listello. Fittings and fixtures from Tradelink, joinery from Designer Kitchens, Essa stone top in New Cairo from Northern Stone Solutions, shower screen and mirror from Precision. New LED lighting and a ceiling fan to compliment the new room.
This poor old girl is feeling a bit blue. The spa was not only not working but leaking. Definitely time to call in the experts!!
Thoroughly modern Millie. We removed the leaking spa and created a thoroughly modern space with a double ended shower. Better lighting and classy tiling certainly make a huge difference. Tiles from Northern Tile Gallery - Cerasia Stone 600x300, Lappato Donkey Grey 300x300 and AT Stone Mocha as a feature inside the shower area. Virtue vanity cabient, Caroma Stirling back to wall toilet suite, Dorf Jovian tapware all from Tradelink. We love it!!!
Whoo Hoo Wanguri
This is one seriously strange ensuite.
So, that is the bath is up those steps and it has a shower screen on it to keep the splash out of the bedroom.
Whoo Hoo - Look at me now - all class baby!
First we removed the old 'ensuite'. Then we removed the wall between the bath and the toilet area and built a new wall right across the bedroom to create the new ensuite. Then we created a new shower area, added a 1200mm long vanity with Essa stone top, Dorf shower rose and Methven tapware, and a Caroma Opal 2000 toilet suite, all from Tradelink. We added a new sliding door inside a cavity, the new door has glass panels to let in some natural light to the bedroom and voila! Tiles are 'Beige Speckled' from Northern Tile Gallery (Floor and walls) and the features are Marble/Glass/Stainless also from Northern Tile Gallery, Frameless shower screen from Precision.
These shower cubicles are awful, but as you can see we know exactly how to transform the space! Before they leak and look awful.
Transformation complete - estimated cost for this is $8,000.00 including all fittings, fixtures, plumbing and tiling.
This is an orignal Grollo home built just after cyclone Tracy, when bathrooms were the least of our problems! Seriously! how many walls does a bathroom need?? This is a small enough room as it is without all those walls making it feel claustrophobic as well. It was very tired and dated and in desperate need of a revamp!
Time to freshen and lighten up this shadey little lady. We tore down the walls, added a skylight with a built in light and exhaust system as this bathroom has no natural light from a window, the client selected AT Stone Ivory tiles for floor and wall with a mosaic feature which included glass, stone and stainless steel pieces. The vanity was custom built and has an Essa stone benchtop, the tapware is Dorf, all in all a much more open and airy bathroom.
The house is mostly men with two sons and a husband the lady of this house needs some space to call her own. The ensuite is 15 years old and desperatley in need of a facelift, its not the romantic space mum needs!
Someone break out the champagne!
Tiles are Graffito and Graffito Deco for the feature from Northern Tile Gallery, bath from Tradelink via Rick McLeans Baths, tapware from Bathroom Warehouse, vanity by Designer Kitchens, which has an Essa stone benchtop in Frappe. The mirror and screen came from Precision Shower screens.
We took out the old window and enlarged the opening to be four times wider giving so much natural light during the day.
A simply spectacular result all round don't you agree?
Time to freshen up my dears. The bathroom, toilet and laundry are all interconnected and lead not only off the hallway but the bedroom as well. The owners have renovated many sections of their home and it was time to stop dreaming and start renovating the wet areas as well!
Ahhh just dreamy!Ahhh just dreamy! The bath was removed completely, and replaced with a huge shower recess complete with a seat! The old shower recess became a large storage cabinet with mirrored doors. The laundry was freshened with new joinery and more workbench area and the vanity cabinet in matching colours ties the whole thing together. Tiles are AT Stone Ivory, shower rose is Dorf Jovian with Raymor Academy tapware. The basin is fr from Ideal Standards Tonic range. Joinery has Essa stone tops in French Nougat.
In reality the room wasn't too bad, except for the lack of a bath and that awful vanity cabinet.
The ensuite in this home had been recently renovated but the new owners wanted a bath and we not terribly keen on the existing vanity cabinet either. So they decided to bite the bullet and redo the whole thing!
Well Hello Dolly!
She's a real dazzler isn't she? This renovation saw the toilet moved to a new position the installation of a huge bath - its 1800mm long and a double vanity.
Feature tiles by Bisazza, called Gerbera Blended, the bath is a Daphne Grande, Tapware is Dorf Cato, Basins are Kohler Forefront, toilet is an Opal 2000 by Caoma - just stunning!
An ex-housing commision home in Moulden, needed a facelift.
The owner wanted the sense of more space, so the brief was to seal up the toilet doorway and open up the wall between the two rooms to create one larger room. As you can see the fittings and fixtures were extremely dated and tired.
The sense of light and space created tells its own story.
A back to wall style toilet adds real class. Adding feature tiles as a subtle divide between the toilet and the rest of the bathroom.
Deleting the bath really opens up the room.
The open shower allows light and air to move around the room better.
The whole space is much more user friendly and much more moder.
It's a small bathroom and toilet, but then most of them are. The problem is, it has too much going on in such a small room. It desperately needs de-cluttering and moderising..... 'BRING IN THE JACKHAMMERS!!
This just goes to prove you don't need a huge bathroom to have a beautiful bathroom. This space is just lovely now.
The bath was completely removed and replaced by an open shower recess. The back wall of the shower is Zenolite as is the splash panels of the vanity area, this has added a touch of luxury without the price tag, making the areas look as though they are coloured glass. Storage has been achieved using a tall slender cabinet in a colour very close to the tiles to keep it discrete. Overall a wonderful effect.
Tiles - AS Stone Ivory from Northern Tile Gallery Palmerston, Tapware is Dorf Ingressi, Shower Rose is Dorf Jovian, Basin is Caroma Opal.
his small bathroom is in the middle of the house and was feeling very tired. The room is very dark and the toilet setup very unattractive. Can you believe that there was actually tiles on the ceiling!!!!
The new room is elegant and sophisticated. We added a false ceiling to allow for downlights, installed an Ideal Standard Tonic back to wall toilet suite, a wall hung vanity with French Nougat Essa stone benchtop, and gloss laminate doors, a fully frameless shower screen with two types of shower rose has finished the job perfectly - what a beautiful lady she is. The tiles are from Northern Tile Gallery and the fittings are all from Reece.
The bathroom and laundry in this home in Jingili were functional but only just. The owners decided to enlarge the space by combining the two rooms. The effects speak for themselves.
The feature tiles are Seashore Amber, from Northern Tile Gallery, and you see the window in the shower recess - that was the old external door to the laundry! And just look at that huge bath with its magnificent spout.
The vanity has an Essa stone top and so much more storage, with that huge mirror it just adds so much more light to the area. The laundry is now behind those large doors next to the vanity cabinet.
The original bathroom and separate toilet in this house were designed with no imagination at all - definitely time to shake it all loose!
The rooms were so small and dark with barely enough room to swing a cat! The owner opted to remove the wall between the bathroom and toilet, to permanently seal up the toilet doorway and create a lighter more open feel.
Add a little bling and wow!
Three weeks later and look at it now! Tiles from Northern Tile Gallery, feature mosaics are a crystal and glass rod effect, tapware and fittings from Tadelink, shower screen from Precision. The melding of the two rooms has had an amazing effect - it really is quite special.
Seriously? This is supposed to be a family bathroom.
The bathroom is so tiny and cramped, the window doesn't let in any light at all and the colour scheme only makes matters worse.
The room was so small tha the owners had to take the door off and only have a shower curtain for privacy!t
This storage space backs onto the bathroom and toilet, so the owners decided it was time to use this space more wisely. Our brief was to knock down the section of wall which backed onto the bathroom and enlarge the room by this area.
Take one jackhammer and...
The wall with the window is now on the ouside edge of the house - this is where that storeroom was......... and the vanity and linen cabient are in the old bath/shower area
Tiles from Northern Tile Gallery, fittings and fixures from Tradelink, the basin is a Reece exclusive, shower screen by Precision, joinery by A1 Cabinets and Northern Stone Solutions.
The new toilet is a second one, there is still a separate toilet in the house and the shower area has a seat and frameless glass panel.
This is an investment property, the owners wanted to appeal to a more family oriented tenant so................ this tiny ensuite had to go!
You will notice a wall dividing the ensuite from what appears to be the bedroom, it is in fact dividing the ensutie from a really large walk in robe. We took the wall and door out and made the ensuite and robe area one large room, turn the page to see the results.
Take out a wall and voila!
What a difference, the room is lighter, there is a huge vanity and even a bathtub now, the robe space is smaller but its still a large storage area. Tiles from Northern Tile Gallery, (Osso Polished porcelain for the floor, Alabaster Gloss for the walls and the feature is Madagascar Glass) tapware is all Dorf Cato.
This home had been a little neglected with a long run of tenants, it was high time for a make over.
It's a vast improvement don't you think, clean lines, light and airy and ready for the family.
The vanity is now smaller and more practicle with storage space, removing the old Roman Style bath and the nib wall allows more light into the room and makes the room feel larger. There are no feature tiles in this room just the use of colour on the vanity cabinet with gloss laminate. Tiles (walls and floor - 'Ferrari Bianco')- from Northern Tile Gallery, all fittings and fixtures from Tradelink.
This ensuite was still reasonably functional, although a water leak was cause for concern, instead of just fixing the leak it was time for a full facelift!
The old layout meant less privacy, so let's re-arrange the fixtures and see what happens!
Now that's sexy!!!
We swapped the positions of the toilet and shower, giving the room a much bigger shower area. Feature tiles to a whole wall add a spectacular WOW factor. One door on the vanity and the main entrance door are painted in the same hue (Black Tulip) as one of the glass tiles in the mosaic feature. Wall and floor tiles 'Osso' polished porcelain with the feature being 'Arizona' glass, basin 'Onyx Round' and shower rose system is 'Boston/Bondi Twin' fixtrues from Tradelink and tiles from Northern Tile Gallery.
This bathroom is part of a full scale renovation to an elevated home in Stuart Park, as you can see it is well past its use by date!!!
The brief was to merge the two rooms into one, as you can see having separate rooms makes the area so much smaller. We were to allow to enlarge the two windows into one large window and completely re-arrange all fittings.
Turn the page to see what can be done with a little imagination and some inspiration by the clients!
Woot Whoo!........Now that's more like it!
The new vanity is where the old toilet was, it takes up the whole space. The wall between the rooms, was removed and the old doorway sealed off with a new cavity sliding system in the centre of the room. The mirror above the vanity goes all the way to the ceiling and the reflected view only goes to make the room feel even bigger!
The use of a bright feature wall adds light and life.
The soft tones of the main tiling keep everything light and clean.
This home had a very large pantry, but a very small bathroom - time to remedy that!
The toilet area is functional but tired.
The position of the vanity is all wrong.
The shower space is not too bad but it leaks like a sieve!
The pantry area which backs onto the bathroom is just a convenient dumping area..
We shrank the pantry down to a large cupboard, and then extended the bathroom into the space left behind
The new shower area is 1000mm deep by 1600mm long, so we were able to incorporate a seat in one corner.
The vanity cabinet is wall mounted to allow for easy cleaning and it gives the room a larger feel. Essa stone benchtop and a glass basin in the same finish as the feature tiles add that little bit of elegance.
The use of large gloss tiles in a creamy marbled tone really sets everything off. Using the same tiles for floor and walls helps to make the room appear so much larger again.
Soft, energy efficient lighting and a ceiling fan finish the room nicely.
The owner here already had a lovely bathroom, but with a disabled child she needed something a bit more accommodating.
As you can see this bathroom was in pretty good shape to start with. The owner needed something more open for her daughter to use. The brief was to come up with a design that would effectiley made the room a wet area but look like a beautiful hotel room.
Turn the page to see how it all worked out!
Stunning isn't it! The vanity cabinet is made entirely of a new product called Nemaboard. This is 100% waterproof. The benchtop is Essa Stone and the vanity basin is coloured glass. The overall effect of the room is fabulous. The addition of overbench soft lighting that is activated by a simple touch on the fitting adds a soothing feel to the whole room.
This is the Scallywags Child Care Centre, the bathrooms were very dated and not really in keeping with a child care centre.....
This is the toddlers toilet and baby change/potty wash area. The colours are stale and uninteresting. The storage areas are just shelving and there is old pipewok exposed on the walls.
the kids just love the new toddlers area, its bright, cheerful and educational. The staff and parents say it really has livend up the place.
woo hoo! the over threes area is just as spectacular....
more animal tiles - this time on the basins and in the shower...
Even the most basic of bathrooms can be transformed
As you can see this is a very small bathroom but it is transformed on the next page into something quite pretty.
The changes are quite dramatic...
A frameless shower screen panel, a wall faced toilelt suite
and a contemporaty hand basin and the room is complete.
The original bathroom and toilet....... this house is a gem, planted firmly in the leavy suburb of Nightcliff, complete with it's old world charm, clearly needing an upgrade...... Pucker up froggie you are about to become a prince!!!!
The rooms were small and stuffy, loaded with asbestos and in desperate need of upgrading. The brief was to remove the walls to open up the rooms creating one large space, to increase the window sizes for more light and air and to change this frog into a prince...
With a client so willing to 'do something different' we were assured of finding Prince Charming.
So what magic potions did we use to create our prince..... On the vanity, 'Bitter Chocolate Essa stone' with 'Laminex Platinum Micro' and perforated stainless steel infill on the end panel. Basin is a 'Whitestone Axa 500'. The shower panel is perforated stainless steel. Full length window in the shower area allows light and air keeping the room fresh and alive. The toilet is a Caroma Pearl back to wall unit, loads of glass shelves and a timber door with glass features finishes the room perfectly. Tiles are 600mm x 300mm AT Stone with complimenting 300mm x 300mm AT Stone on the floor, feature stripes - Bamboo Earth. The overall effect, we are sure you will agree, is simply CHARMING.
These were the toilet blocks at a local high school
Boys or Grils - no matter which way you looked at it they were awful. No wonder the kids were vandalising the place
The teachers wanted a little colour.......... so.......
we added a little colour and the kids love it, the teachers love it and the vandalism stopped! We used white tiles on the large expanses of wall and lots of brightly coloured ones on the smaller walls, brightly coloured doors and trims, brightly coloured joinery and the end results speak for themselves
This is a rental property which needed a facelift, it is just a simple C19 and the brief was to be cost effective
The vanity was water damaged and looking a bit tired.
We replaced the bath, the vanity and all of the tiling, we added some feture tiles to liven the room up. In the toilet we used a wall faced toilet suite, which gives cleaner lines, and added some feature tiles in there as well. The overall effect was much tidier and much more modern.
The features make a real statement.
Goodbye shower curtain hello folding shower screen!
A vanity on legs makes the space feel bigger.
and a sleek new toilet and some feature tiles in here finishes the whole thing beautifully
No matter which way you look at it - its pink! In it's hey day it was all the rage, but it was time to move on and the pink had to go!
A tasteful elegant bathroom that will be in vogue for years to come.
An enormously deep bath, a double vanity, the beautiful feature wall, all blend effortlessly into a new look for this room.
The clients at this address wanted to dramatically change the old ensuite, as you can see it was feeling very blue.
his room was quite large for an ensuite. There was already a bath and toilet in the room and the old vanity had collapsed due to water damage.
The bath was deleted and a shower installed in its place, a larger vanity installed and the room feels brighter and larger.
Turn the page to see the final results.
The plan was to keep it simple, with clean lines, a simple feature stripe in the shower recess, which is reflected in the mirror, spacious vanity and sleek shower screen.
End result? - Beautiful!
Now we don't know about you but we think that this has wow factor for all the wrong reasons!!!
The toilet and hallway area
the bathtub has to go
the vanity is seriously water damaged
and the shower recess is well just awful
This is much better
The changes made are quite spectacular, the choice of colour is beautiful. One wall was tiled in a black textured tile giving the room a luxurious feel.
The vanity is full width of the room with pigeon holes for towel storage and Essa Stone benchtop.
A frameless glass panel as the shower screen opens the room right up.
New louvre galleries allow more light and air into the room.
The owner of this home wanted his ensuite converted to be more user friendly for his wheelchair bound brother who visits regularly.
As you can see the room is very dark, there is a sliding window but it is behind the door so it lets in little or no light and next to no air flow.
Our brief was to widen the doorway to the ensuite, convert the window to a louvre gallery, lighten the room as much as possible and make it wheelchair friendly.
The room is now filled with light and is definitley wheelchair friendly
The new open plan shower recess
The lighter brighter tiling, grab rails near the toilet
The vanity unit has bench space and storage space yet is still wheelchair accessible
The new window certainly makes all the difference
As you can see this home in Northlakes had a very 70’s feel. This page shows the before shots, the next slide shows what can be achieved.
The old shower recess
Not only was the vanity removed but the wall as well
The owners wanted to update that look, with beautiful colours and a very modern feel. Here you can see what a success that was.
These are the before photos of a unit in Fannie Bay. The exposed brickwork made the work a little difficult, but the next page will show you what can be done with a little imagination.
That roman style bath was definitely not a keeper!
The shower recess was located well just very outdated
The vanity unit was solid enough
The exposed brickwork in here looked awful
As you can see, the end results speak for themselves, clean lines and a lighter feel to both rooms.
A custom constructed vanity in the old roman bath position
With the brick work tiled even the toilet looks brighter
We made the recess slightly larger and definitely brighter
This is a fairly old house in Leanyer. The bathroom and toilet were the original build and very tired. Our brief was not only to modernise, but to make the bathroom as user friendly as possible, keeping in mind that the owners planned on being there for many years to come.
The old vanity was falling apart
The tiling and tapware we very dated and tired
A linen cabinet next to the shower cramped the space
Even the toilet needed help!
The resulting bathroom and toilet were stunning to say the least. A double ended shower, granite on the benchtop, clean lines, no trip hazards and most importantly value adding to the property.
A double ended shower where the vanity used to be
The other end of the shower, where once there was a bathtub!
A vanity with classy granite tops
Even the toilet looks good!
This used to be a leaking roman styled bath in a unit complex in Darwin city, its now a beautiful bathroom that has lifted the value of this investment property by thousands of dollars.
The owner lives interstate and left the design aspects completely to us. It just goes to show you even if you are not here you don’t have to worry we CAN take care of everything for you.
The Roman bath was removed
A much lighter and brighter room
The re-vamped vanity unit
Clean lines , this is such an improvement
City Garden Apartments
City Gardens Apartments is a boutique hotel set in the heart of Darwin with lovely tropical gardens. The bathrooms in these self contained apartments needed a complete overhaul. The rear 8 apartments started out like this
The rooms were compartmentalized with tiled blockwork walls. This had the effect of making the rooms feel very small and dark.
The original tiling was in excellent shape but very dated.
We removed all the dividing walls, installed modern fixtures and fittings and brightened the rooms with white wall tiles and chocolate floor tiles.
And ended up like this............... The overall effect of the new brighter look is beyond doubt.
As you can see removing the walls has made a huge impact on the perception of the room size.
The white wall tiles liven everything up and the chocolate floor tiles add a classic feel to the decor.
These are not just bathrooms, they are laundries as well.
Once completed the functionality of each room has improved dramatically.
The owners of this home in Humpty Doo basically had a shed with a kitchen/bathroom at one end. When they bought the property the rooms were leaking and in a bad state of repair. Time to get it all out and start again…
A lot of work is needed here...
The space was so small and unserviceable
We don't generally do kitchens, but in this case...
It all just had to go and start again.
When we had finished the bathroom shown here was absolutely stunning and the kitchen on the next page was equally beautiful. Hats off to the owner, she knew exactly what she wanted showed great insightfulness in her design ideas.
The end result is simply breathtaking, don’t you agree?
There is now a double ened shower
The entrance door is a feature in itself
The vanity is spectacular
The whole room is just beautiful
We don’t generally do kitchens but in this case we took on the whole project. That island bench unit is mobile!
There is still more to do to this property and every step of the way they are being innovative and creative
Such bold use of colour
There is still much more to do to this home
The island bench can be moved anywhere
Even the lighting is special
A unit in Palmerston. Again clean lines and easy access for everything was part of the brief.
It's a reasonable size...
But it needs updating...
The fish tiles aren't very modern
And the colours don't work
Now that's a beautiful bathroom, wouldn’t you agree?
Wow! the bath used to be here, now it's just a lovely walk-in shower recess
And finally, a wall faced toilet completes the picture.
Oh and remember that old vanity?
Karama Spa Magic
The lady of the house desperately wanted a spa bath, for years she had waited and waited. The timing was finally right. So out with the old
Mrs Jones loved her bath........, but this one has defintley seen better days!
The whole room needed attention
And in with the new……………….. and with the pump situated on the external wall of the house the spa really does become a soothing peaceful place for Mrs Jones...........
What a difference, for starters its 6 feet long! All we need now are some rose petals, candles and a bottle of bubbly!
Ahhhhhhhh just magic!
A beautiful vanity finishes the picture
This was great fun to do. New bathroom, new laundry, take out some walls, lets get really creative. Fantastic clients, who had bold, fun ideas.
The toilet was a separate room
Apricot coloured porcelain - oh my!
Even the towel rails were apricot.
We updated the laundry at the same time.
Such bold colours and great artwork, the end results are perhaps not to everyone's taste but definitely a statement piece! Gotta love that claw-foot bath.
The vanity is simple yet practical
The claw foot bath is awesome!
A Parap Apartment
This is the Managers unit at a holiday unit apartment block. The first two shots show the room before the second two show the works underway.
Where once there was a bath
and a tired looking vanity
Take out that bath
and sort out the vanity
And this is the final result
and a fresher looking vanity
the shower now runs across the full width of the room
Another unit, this time in Nightcliff. The owner wanted the bath removed and a shower only in its place. The rest of the room just needed to be freshened up. Check out those wall tiles!
This room definitely needed to be updated, the space was tired and lacked oomph!
Time to get it all out and start again.
Beautiful, black and white – a timeless classic, now how can you possibly go wrong with that – simply stunning! The owner knew just what he wanted, and at the end of the day his vision of a bathroom that would last the test of time was realised.
The tiling and minimalistic fixtures really make an impact here. So much fresher, so much lighter.
This bathroom was tired, and needed to be brought out of the eighties, the property right on the golf course, was transformed...
As you can see the bathroom , whilst functional was not utilising the space well.
The use of frosted glass made the room feel very small, the shower area was initially poorly set out, leaving a 'dead' area at one end.
There was storage shelving and baskets all over the place making the room feel overly cluttered.
The window allowed lots of light but as it was a slider only half the airflow was possible.
With a little imagination, some softer colours and a bigger shower, the room has taken on a whole new feel.
Replacing the window with a louvre gallery has certainly brighten up the room.
A clear glass shower screen with modern chrome finish frame will not date nearly as quickly.
Adding a seat inside the shower gives a place to sit for foot washing, leg shaving and for those of us who just need to sit a moment!
The colour scheme is light and airy with large tiles on the walls and smaller non slip tiles on the floor.
The vanity area is clear and bright with a wall fan to allow some additional air movement in the room.
Overall a great result.
This is a ground floor laundry which has a separate toilet off to one side, the brief here was simple – make the laundry area look more like a vanity area but still be practical as a laundry.
The laundry was very tired
And defintely in need of modernising
The hot water unit was relocated outside
The washing machine would stay in this positon
The end results speak for themselves, this is a beautiful space that looks like a powder-room but is actually a laundry, the washing machine is semi-concealed and the granite benchtops add a classy touch.
The mirror adds dimension
The 'Mulit-red' granite adds style
The washing machine is tucked neatly out of site