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Kitchens & bathrooms
Bathrooms | Room with a view
n answer to the client’s brief for a
modern and light bathroom, Kinzone
Interior Design utilised the impressive
window area and incorporated smart
lighting design to amplify the airy space.
Jean Hattingh at Kinzone drew
inspiration for the dark textured wood
tones that punctuate the bathroom
from the hues and materials used in
the adjoining master bedroom. The rich
cabinetry features a recessed kickboard so
that it appears to be floating, while strip
lighting underneath offers a beautiful
glow and uses very little power. Housing
six deep drawers and a cupboard, the
cabinetry supports a stone benchtop that
runs flush into the windowsill.
After removing the walls surrounding
the original separate toilet, a shorter wall
was built in to form the side of the shower.
The spacious shower is finished off with
a single frameless glass screen, which
increases the sense of space and openness.
An alcove built into the shower wall
accommodates bottles and soaps.
The toilet was rotated to face the
window and take in the beautiful ocean
view. The freestanding bath, meanwhile,
is raised on a platform that runs the length
of the room’s frontage. This was done
in order to create depth and interest,
at the same time allowing a magnificent
sea view while bathing.
Six strategically placed recessed
ceiling lights offer brilliant lighting when
required, while on a separate switch the
two sculptural pendants can be dimmed
for ambient lighting.
Imitation travertine matt tiles were
used on the floor and shower walls, while
the rest of the room is tiled in gloss white
For added comfort in winter, three
separate heated towel rails operate off one
switch, and a large canvas of terns in flight
(taken in Mozambique by Rob Hattingh)
adds the finishing touch.
The owners are thrilled with their
stunning bathroom renovation, which has
added a touch of luxury to their lifestyle.
WORDS Clare Watkins PHOTOGR APHY Michael Conroy
Bright and spacious, every position in this bathroom
takes full advantage of magnificent ocean vistas
Smart lighting and a blend of imitation travertine and gloss white
rectified tiles produce a light, airy bathroom that bothdraws in
and reflects views of the coastal locale.
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