Lucy’s En Suite Makeover | Before & After

Apr 28, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

A new en suite on a budget.

Welcome to my home! In the final video of our three-part video series, I share the renovation of our 1910 limestone house. For those in need of a recap you can find the family bathroom video here and the laundry video here.

In 2019 when we decided to renovate the downstairs wet areas, the en suite had the least amount of budget assigned to it. It was important for us to refresh this space, without spending a stack of cash.

Aside from sticking to a budget I also wanted to achieve quite a classic look in a unisex colour palette as there is a chance my husband and I will move upstairs one day, and this en suite will become my sons.

I chose Beaumont for the wall and floor tiles, tapware and vanity, which is by Timberline Bathroom Products. Beaumont Tiles distribute this Australian-made range and I am very grateful they do. 

Aside from not reconfiguring any plumbing, being able to select this vanity off the showroom floor really helped with keeping to our budget. Best of all we were able to achieve a custom look for less because Timberline allows you to customise their cabinetry. We adapted the colour of the vanity and the handles.

Our project manager, Marie, from The Stylist Loves, selected the terrazzo floor tiles – they’re on-trend and they don’t show any dirt – win! Marie paired them with classic subway tiles. I love how Marie framed the tiles with gold metal trim for a luxe finish.

Fixtures and tapware were also selected from Beaumont Tiles, including a Phoenix Slimline Gooseneck tap and towel hooks behind the door. Art was added above the toilet from Adairs (I think I might change this selection and go for something smaller) and the mirror is from Kmart. The shutter was existing.

For a small space, the en suite is functioning well. Marie really encouraged me to mix metals, which is not something I would have done on my own because I can be quite matchy matchy. But I think her recommendation adds interest and character. If my son does inherit this space one day, he’s a very lucky boy!

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