READER REN­O­VA­TION #4

BATH­ROOM BLITZ

House and Leisure Before and After - - CONTENTS -

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

(wa­ter-ways.co.za).

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