MAKEOVER: PRIVATE SANCTUARY
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 ferreiras.co.za Jarida jaridagroup.co.za Mr Price Home mrphome.comThe Lighting Warehouse lightingwarehouse.co.za