Bathroom of the Week: A Spa-Style Refresh for a Modest Bath in Melbourne, Before and After
We recently featured An Undulating Wood Kitchen that Kim Kneipp designed for two sisters whose Victorian house in the Melbourne suburb of Kensington had been slated to be torn down. When the planned freeway ended up bypassing the sister’s place, Kneipp stepped in and gave the quarters a remarkable refresh. Today, we’re spotlighting the house’s lone bathroom and its transformation. Without breaking the bank—or getting glitzy—Kneipp ushered the tight space from late 20th century builder special to private spa, Japanese-style soaking tub included. Scroll to the end to see the Before shots.
The tub is paired with a curved wood vanity—that’s a small brass Fog Linen towel bar on the end—and has a floor of Metztiles’ Montana Flamme Green porcelain tiles that mimic Belgian bluestone. The next-door neighbor’s house is right outside the window; a new white privacy fence enabled Kneipp to draw in much-needed natural light.
As for the toilet, Kneipp moved it to its own adjoining space, so it can be used separately.
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