Connect to the outdoors
Take relaxation to the next level by creating a fresh indoor-outdoor bathroom.
#1 Keep your cool
Architect Jacques Grobler was tasked with creating a home in Ballito along the KZN North Coast where indoor-outdoor living is celebrated. Besides installing floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house, he also added an outdoor shower that ‘mirrors’ the indoor shower in the en-suite.
The courtyard he created runs along the width of this bathroom and is connected to it by means of a sliding door. This creates the sensation of being outdoors, even if you’re showering inside! It’s a welcome addition in the balmy climate of KZN.
A smooth #2 transition
In Annaline and Gerrit van den Berg’s Stellenbosch home, Cillié Malan of Slee & Co. created an effortless flow between the main bedroom en suite and the adjacent outdoor courtyard with a spa-like shower and some greenery. The white mosaic wall in the indoor shower is timeless and will prevent this bathroom from dating too quickly.
#3 View from the top
A second storey, including a main bedroom and en-suite bathroom with shower, was added to this home in Oranjezicht. The shower is reminiscent of a sauna and to bring in more natural light, a Juliet balcony was built with a sliding door that opens onto the garden and offers a view of the treetops.
#4 Green touch
We love the sunken pot with its indigenous forest bell bush ( Mackaya bella) on this outside shower deck. When placing a plant in a high-moisture environment, make sure that it can handle plenty of water on a daily basis and that there is sufficient drainage.
#5 A window to the world
When the bathroom in this old Kenilworth house was renovated, the homeowners decided on an all-white palette to accentuate the gorgeous garden view offered by the large aluminium-framed bay window right next to the freestanding bath.
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