READER RENOVATION #4
A charming dwelling in Cape Town required a sensitive revamp that honoured its history yet brought it right up to date
Paul and Roberta custom-designed the main bathroom, incorporating ideas from their travels. ‘On a business trip to China we stayed in a hotel that had a Japanese tub enclosed in a shower unit, and we thought it was an amazing space-saving device,’ says Paul. As their bathroom is long and thin, the format worked perfectly, allowing for a spacious counter with two basins, and the toilet to fit comfortably alongside. The couple were determined to find the deep, square tub and eventually had to import one. ‘It was so worth it. It’s unbelievably comfortable, especially if, like us, you’re not the tallest kids on the block,’ says Roberta.
BEFORE The mosaic tiles in the main bathroom are from Douglas Jones, the bathtub is from Omnitub (omnitub.co.uk), the sanitaryware from Ixia Water & Design
(ixiataps.co.za), and the taps and shower fittings are from Waterways