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Bathroom Renovations at Chez Bonbon

October 29, 2013
Bathroom Renovations at Chez Bonbon

I’m officially on blogger vacation, but I really wanted to share our bathroom renovation at Chez Bonbon. I personally redesigned the new look bathroom – which was a tonne of fun. It took about a month of planning the design.  Once we had our design we engaged our building company and the dream bathroom came to life.

The Bathroom Details

I really wanted the new bathroom to have an organically modern ambience. A space with lots of bouncing light, green plants, pure white wall tiles and a striking feature floor tile.

So with this in mind,  we chose some beautiful modern accessories for the bathroom which included; a floating vanity, mirror cabinet, modern wall lights, heated flooring, heated towel rail, double shower heads and a recess, overheight toilet and starfire glass for the shower walls.

The main feature of our bathroom is the stunning floor tiles. We sourcd them from Jatana Interiors in Byron Bay and had them shipped to Melbourne. The bathroom design was pretty much centred around these tiles.

I’m so very pleased with the new bathroom.  It’s such a vast improvement and has really made an impact in our home.

Bathroom Renovations at Chez Bonbon

Image above: For five weeks I traipsed like a trooper through lighting, bathroom and hardware stores.

Bathroom Renovations at Chez Bonbon

Image above: The BEFORE shot – urgh! Your typical late 90s bathroom in a Melbourne city apartment.

Bathroom Renovations at Chez Bonbon

Image above: The completed bathroom renovations . (Click on the image for a closer look.)

Bathroom Renovation Vendors

Here are some of the vendors who we used for the bathroom renovation.


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