Home Bathrooms

Connect to the outdoors

Take relaxation to the next level by creating a fresh indoor-outdoor bathroom.

- Compiled by Kim Arendse • Photograph­s Sally Chance, Francois Oberholste­r Styling Marilize Spies, Marian van Wyk, Shelly Bergh

#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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Love this floor? Try Cemcrete CreteCote in the colour Mushroom.
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Black aluminium sliding doors, a balustrade and jarrah wood louvres all provide layers of privacy and safety for the secondstor­ey shower. The shower floor is slightly lower to prevent water damage to the engineered oak floors in the rest of the space.Ceiling-mounted Aquamax shower rose from Womag; engineered oak floors with natural oiled finish from KBAC Flooring
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Downlights provide a warm glow. When choosing new fittings for an area that might be affected by steam, check that they have the relevant IP rating to protect against electrical hazard.
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A cupboard with a mirror finish complement­s the mirror above the basin (opposite) and exudes a timeless, elegant atmosphere enhanced by the classic bath and accessorie­s.

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