SOUTH COOGEE - HouseContemporary Bathroom, Sydney

This bathroom combines a neutral palette with earthy textures. A recycled timber vanity and timber look tiles feels like you have brought the mountains to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
Photography by Sue Murray -

Contemporary bathroom in Sydney with a vessel sink. —  Houzz
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Michele Edwards wrote:2 Sep. 2014
  • bunyipbait

    Hey Capital Building! We have just about finished our ensuite, using this pic for inspiration. Just waiting on our shower screen to arrive and then we're all done. It took many years of stopping and starting, with me just not being happy with the direction we were taking until I saw this bathroom of yours. We are absolutely over the moon with the outcome. I would like to thank you, once again, for your generosity in providing advice long after you finished this project, as well as for your genuine desire to help people get the result they want. When I finally hit the big-time and don't need to DIY, you'll be right at the top of my list! Awesome :)

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    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations

    We are so thrilled you are happy with it. I was taught years ago, that you know when something feels right, and you clearly did. If you get a chance pop us some photos. Enjoy the finished result!

sloppy17 wrote:17 Sep. 2014
  • Justin Carter
    Great look ! is the timber laminated, stuck to concrete ? Or is it just joined and almost hollow underneath or solid. Trying to accomplish this look in Indonesia, unfortunately sold timber is not cheap so trying to see if laminating it to concrete is going to work ? would you know ?
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    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    This was a solid piece of timber although we did extend the size so in a sense part of it is laminated. If you just laminate edge strips on to it you can have those dropdowns whatever size you want, this will achieve the look you are wanting - although be careful not to go too thin as you wouldn't want it to warp after all of your effort.
hjrob1 wrote:16 Dec. 2015

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Georgia Madden added this to 5 Tile Trends We're Loving for 201914 Nov 2018

The latest raft of timber-look tiles we saw at the show were also noticeably more realistic than their predecessors, with texture and natural variation between faces making them hard to distinguish from the real thing.

Joanna Tovia added this to 9 Reasons to Love Timber-Look Tiles in the Bathroom17 Oct 2016

6. They add an earthy vibe Setting real timber against timber-look tiles can bring a range of earthy textures to a neutral palette. A mix of timber and timber-look tiles have been used throughout this Sydney home.

Sam Ferris added this to In Vain: How to Design a Bathroom Vanity11 May 2016

If you don’t need storage space and are seeking a minimalist design, you can forgo cabinetry and simply install a wall-mounted benchtop.

Bagnato Architecture & Interiors added this to How to Build Recycled and Discarded Material Into Your Home1 Sep 2014

Contemporary useUsing recycled and discarded material does not have to be limited to building a new home. Elements can easily be incorporated when renovating an existing home or when you simply want to highlight elements in a particular style of architecture. For example, this contemporary bathroom uses a recycled timber bench.HAVE YOUR SAYIf you have used recycled or discarded materials in your home design or repurposed items for an alternative use, send in a picture or share your thoughts in the comments section.MORE BUILDING TIPSEco-Enhancing Additions for Every BudgetHouzz Tour: Heritage-Listed Victorian Dares to Turn GreenCountdown to Renovation: 10 Things to Discuss With Your BuilderHouzz Tour: Church Renovation a Golden Opportunity

Luci.D Interiors added this to 5 Trend-Setting Colour Palettes for Your Home21 Jul 2014

This bathroom in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs hones a relaxed, neutral palette featuring earthy textures by combining timber-look tiles from Amber Tiles with a recycled custom-made timber vanity.

Sam Briones added this to 8 Things to Discuss Before Moving in Together5 Jun 2014

Unless it is right for your relationship, try not to stick to gender-traditional roles. For example, the man in the relationship may be a better cook and is willing to cook most evenings, and the woman in the relationship might not mind getting the car cleaned every fortnight. Do you hate cleaning the bathroom? Maybe your partner is ambivalent and would be willing to do that in exchange for you doing the dishes. Making compromises like this and getting a clear idea of chore division will not only save you from many a petty fight, but it will ensure your home stays in decent shape, too.

Jenny Drew added this to Houzz Tour: From Eastern Sydney Demolition Site to Resort-Style Oasis23 Apr 2014

This bathroom incorporates a recycled wood benchtop and wood-style wall tiles, giving the effect of bringing the mountains to the eastern suburbs of Sydney. “Taking what would normally be a cold, slick space, we really wanted to keep that earthy textured feel but not make it too heavy,” Bettina says. The benchtop features a water-based stain and water-based clear finish.

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bigcatmfd added this to New213 Nov 2019

Bathroom wall to match floor in bedroom???

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