acacia ridge

existing conditions

Cramped, dated, cheap and ill designed are not great adjectives to describe a bathroom. . The only ‘wow’ in this bathroom is the great natural light streaming through the louvres which offered very friendly street views.

preliminary design

The cheapest solution would have been to keep the existing placement of the shower and the vanity. However, this was not going to provide the best outcome. As the house is high set, it is not a significant cost difference to relocate the fixtures.

building approval

No external consultants were required. All walls and windows remained in their current locations. The only external change was removing the louvres and changing to an awning. An awning window was chosen instead of louvres due to cost saving measures.


Due to the existing conditions of the site, being a cramped small room with wonky walls full of abesotes, much care had to be taken to prepare the space before we could start to watch the much anticipiated space take shape.

The existing walls were straightened, a handy little nib wall built, and the space was starting to look like a bathroom.
The most exciting part of the process was each day seeing the tiler place those beautiful tiles on the wall. It was a week long process as the tiler matched the grain on the tiles to create a calmly considered pattern across the side wall of the shower.