Elle’s renovation diary: bathroom

Elle Lovelock shares design ideas and styling methods for maximising space from her bathroom renovation.
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Home Beautiful’s editor-in-chief Elle Lovelock takes us through her bathroom renovation with helpful tips on how to transform your home. Watch the video above to discover more.

Bathroom renovation ideas

Our bathrooms were perfectly functional before, but they didn’t reflect our aesthetic. Or the practical needs of having a toddler in the house!

To keep a lid on the bathroom renovation costs, I wanted to see if I could create a bespoke look using off-the-shelf products – namely, the joinery. In the bathrooms, I chose vanities from Vanity By Design, which you can have custom-coloured.

A Cabinet Maker’s picture light in Antique Nickel from The Montauk Lighting Co lights up a custom mirror. Neu England tapware in Brushed Nickel from Brodware. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Corina Koch)

Getting the bathroom floorplan right

I redesigned this floorplan over and over to make sure I could fit in everything I wanted and I STILL got it wrong!

When the builders framed everything up I was able to measure up everything I had in the actual space and we realized that my bath and the vanity, were just too big! Thankfully I was able to change my order and we went for pieces that were just a tiny bit smaller.

(Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Corina Koch)

Tiles and tapware

As for the design, I went for a mix of marble chevron and terrazzo stone tiles. I absolutely love the way the patterns clash but the colour palette’s still the same. The brushed nickel taps and light, have a real rustic feel, plus they won’t show watermarks as much as a polished finish will.

In the bathroom, a Caroma ‘Liano’ bath sits against a backdrop of Carrara slim chevron mosaics and ‘Elegante’ terrazzo tiles in Nimbus from National Tiles. Bath linens from Hale Mercantile Co. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Corina Koch)
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