Washington Ave Renovation: New Bathroom

Project Description

This distinguished and inviting space was once an unused basement. Our clients had the vision to turn it into a second bathroom and we were tasked with designing this space to maximise its value.

This space had strict restrictions to size, no capacity to go under floor for plumbing and no natural light. Due to these limitations the inclination can be to go as light as possible, risking the predominantly white colour palette feeling sterile. Instead, we used strong colour, strategically placed, to create depth and contrast.

Custom fixtures, including a vanity, mirror, and inset shelving, were designed to make the most of every centimetre in this tight space… just over 4m2!

From bare dirt and air to a stunning bathroom that I know our client gets so much pleasure from. This dead space is now a significant asset to the home.

This renovation is the beginning of a whole house upgrade for this family home to be sophisticated, calm and interesting.

Our clients were entirely engaged throughout the discovery phase in refining their aesthetic tastes. In the process to define their design vision, we saw how their tastes differed and what they shared. Reviewing these together resulted in a very clear and exciting direction for their refreshed home.

Home Owners Say:

“We have been fortunate to work with Frances to design a new bathroom and refresh the interior of our home. It was our first time engaging an interior designer and our experience has far exceeded our expectations. The initial consultation involved defining our vision and stylewe ended up learning so much about the styles we were drawn to. The process was enlightening and Frances was able to capture our thoughts and feelings and reflect them back to us with images that we loved. Frances is a rare talent and we couldn’t be happier with the results from working with her.

Frances Says:

“Team work!  The architects did a great job creating the space and working through the practicalities for the services. We added the design flair and our client did an incredible job of managing the project. She is practical, philosophical, organised and really enjoyed the challenge. That said, we might take this task off her hands for bathroom number two!”


Supplier Partners:

Tile Space




Robertson Bathware

Well Hung Joinery

Topcat Architecture

To find out more about this project or to discover how we can achieve similar results for your residential new build or other interior design project, please complete our online contact form or call Frances Fraser on 027 474 9191, email frances@honourcreative.com.