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A spare

bed­room be­comes an

en suite bath­room

This Jo’burg cou­ple took ad­van­tage of an un­used bed­room and turned it into a spa­cious en suite bath­room

“THIS BED­ROOM WASN’T USED, and as we had four bed­rooms and only one bath­room, it made sense to con­vert it into a bath­room,” ex­plain Dené and Jako van Deven­ter of Blair­gowrie, Jo’burg.

HOW THEY DID IT As the bed­room was ad­ja­cent to the mas­ter bed­room, Jako and Dené de­cided to make it into an en suite. “This way, the orig­i­nal bath­room could be­come the guest bath­room,” says Dené.

The door­way into the pas­sage was closed up and a new open­ing made to con­nect it with the main bed­room. With the builtin cup­boards re­moved, there was plenty of space for a large walk-in shower. “We liked the in­dus­trial look of a win­dow­pane shower screen so had one cus­tom-made,” they say.

Glossy screed was a prac­ti­cal choice for the floor. “For the walls, we cre­ated a sub­way tile-ef­fect us­ing more af­ford­able tiles placed in a stretcher bond pat­tern and used dark grey grout­ing to em­pha­sise the de­sign,” says Jako.

“NOW THIS IS our sanc­tu­ary in a style we love. It’s so con­ve­nient to have an en suite,” say the Van Deven­ters.

THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: The shower screen was cus­tom-made by Jarida. The floor is a prac­ti­cal wa­ter­proof screed. The cou­ple spray-painted a grey float­ing shelf black to fit in with their scheme. The wall-mounted basin is from Fer­reiras Tile and Bath­room, the mir­ror from Mr Price Home, and the van­ity lights from The Light­ing Ware­house.

SOURCES Fer­reiras Tile and Bath­room fer­ Jarida jarida­ Mr Price Home mr­phome.comThe Light­ing Ware­house light­ing­ware­

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