Design Diary: Spa Bathroom

Presentation board, created in InDesign

Presentation board, created in InDesign

SPA BATHROOM RETREAT

Spa bathroom retreat based on the concept of "Anchor".  The meditative, restorative effects of water feature as the main focus of this design.  From the bathtub inside, you can soak and reflect on the pool in the private exterior courtyard.  There is a walk-in shower with its dual rain head and walk-mounted shower head if you don't have time for a relaxing soak.  In the courtyard, there is a lap pool to exercise in, and an outdoor shower as a luxurious option.  A vertical garden is constructed on the exterior courtyard wall to create the feeling of being in your own world.

Object: To develop a design combining AutoCAD, PhotoShop and Indesign.

Design: Update existing bathroom with consideration given to the environment in reusing some existing materials, and recycling other items.  Window frames, skylight and flooring remains.  Other items such as black slate wall tile and pedestal sinks to be donated.

In the interior space, a black stand-alone tub creates the basis of the "anchor" design.  The other materials are held back, to allow the tub to remain the focus of the space; white square floor tiles, white subway wall tiles, timber bench top.  The Caesarstone counter top in Jet Black references back to the tub, without competing with it. A walk-in shower with both wall mounted shower and rain shower is only defined by frameless glass.  His and hers counter-mounted sinks complete the space.

"Before" - Master bathroom with its groovy 80s reno

"Before" - Master bathroom with its groovy 80s reno

CAD plans of interior and exterior space.

CAD plans of interior and exterior space.

Perspective view showing bathtub with a view to the lap pool and vertical garden beyond: imported from AutoCAD and rendered in PhotoShop.

Perspective view showing bathtub with a view to the lap pool and vertical garden beyond: imported from AutoCAD and rendered in PhotoShop.

Plan view showing interior and exterior layout: imported from AutoCAD and rendered in PhotoShop.

Plan view showing interior and exterior layout: imported from AutoCAD and rendered in PhotoShop.

Elevation through exterior garden area and spa bathroom: imported from AutoCAD and rendered in PhotoShop.

Elevation through exterior garden area and spa bathroom: imported from AutoCAD and rendered in PhotoShop.