This post-war 1 ½ story home in Halifax’s West End is full of character and charm, but the original (and only) bathroom was in desperate need of an update. The homeowners were looking to stay in their home well into their twilight years. With that in mind, we designed a space considering the aesthetics of the home and suitable aging in place solutions. We wanted to create a space for this couple to comfortably enjoy for many years to come.
We kept things clean and simple in this cozy 5×7” room. The classic marble tiles were installed in a straight pattern to give the illusion of a longer space. The baseboard heater was given a modern update, but still gives a nostalgic nod to the era of the home and historic radiator covers.
Not only did the tub have cracking enamel, but it was deep and difficult to climb into. We replaced it with a large walk-in shower that has plenty of space for a stool. The simple white brick-pattern subway-tiles keep the space bright and airy. The glass mosaic-tile accent stripe adds a pop of colour and also camouflages a shelf nook for toiletries. Rounding the corner of the shower allows more room for movement and also softens hard angles.
The floating vanity and large vessel sink keep the sightlines clean and minimal, giving the illusion of more space. As a finishing touch, the beveled mirror and glass shelf give the room a little sparkle.