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Locale Showroom Ensuite

Locale Showroom Ensuite.


We upgraded this 2-piece ensuite to a glorious 3-piece with walk-in shower.

the problem: a shower-less ensuite

This powder room off the master bedroom needed a shower to function as a proper ensuite so we added a walk-in shower and a touch of class.

STEP ONE: rethink storage & space

What this bathroom originally lacked in fixtures was made up with in storage which wasn't needed. Some simple math led us to the conclusion that we could easily add a shower if we stole some space from the back entry closet, moved the rough-in for the toilet and made the existing vanity smaller. Challenge accepted! 

A shelf along the back wall of the shower provides plenty of space for our toiletries and gave us a great starting point for the fantastic glass tile feature. Solid surface countertop was used for the shelf and seat as it is easy-to-clean and antibacterial. 


STEP TWO: integrate classy details

We tiled the entire shower, ceiling, floor and the bottom half of the walls around the room and used a coordinating bullnose tile to create a classy framed look. The vessel sink and tall faucet leads the eye up to the beautiful framed mirror and chandelier. The chandelier ties all the sparkly finishes together: glass tile, mirror, large glass shower partition and the crystal knobs on the vanity. Sticking with timeless, neutral materials will allow us to change the look of the room with a quick coat of paint. We chose a bold purple tone for the wall paint because, why not?! Even though this bathroom is feminine it is still the husband’s favourite, purple and all.


The final result: an elegant & functional ensuite