Three Birds Renovations truly set themselves a challenge with House 12: their Contemporary Cottage. Not only did they convince the owners to hand over their keys, but they also completed the reno in eight weeks - during a global pandemic!
The result is an oasis of self-care. From soft, light pastels and arches throughout to an extraordinarily textured bathroom feature wall, the beautiful Windsor property has everything that promotes rejuvenation and, as we’ll uncover, hygiene too.
The bathrooms in Three Birds’ Contemporary Cottage emphasise a sense of wellness, and the materials chosen play a big part in this.
As focal points in both the ensuite and main bathroom, the Australian-made chestnut timber vanities from Kado are beautiful touchpoints that bring warmth to each space, standing out against the pastel tiles and grout lines.
Paired beautifully with the textured effect of real Australian timber, the living rustic bronze finish of the Milli Pure tapware, shower and accessories is built to adapt over time. This means that the coating is designed to be durable enough to retain its quality rustic bronze finish, but to beautifully age in response to its surroundings.
It’s a beautiful selection that brings a calming, natural finish that emphasises tactility in the overall bathrooms.
One of Three Birds’ ultimate favourites; the Kado Lussi freestanding bath, is a true hero feature of the main bathroom. Its smooth, matte finish – thanks to the thin-edged solid surface material chosen – delivers a tranquil and relaxing experience.
No calming, day spa-inspired bathroom is complete without a bath, and with its soft, organic finish, it’s a perfect pair with the warm vanity and aged tapware.
We love all elements of the Contemporary Cottage, but it’s the detail of the bathrooms that really draws us in. From the subtle pink & nude grout in the ensuite for mums Cath & Sarah to the pale blue & thicker grout in the boys’ main bathroom, these spaces are full of intricate detailing.
Take the beautiful microcement in the main bathroom. In a similar way to the tapware finish, this wall effect is a textural delight that gives the space a sense of life. At different times of day, that finish will look different, adapting beautifully to both natural and artificial light. Despite the fact that it’s a wall, it’s elements like this that bring the space together in a unique and cohesive manner.
There are plenty of ways you can up the hygiene factor of your bathroom, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to think of a hygiene-first approach.
Now the norm in Australian toilets (accelerated due to COVID-19), rimless pan designs have a powerful flush, which washes water around the pan without the need of the traditional rim. Rimless technology doesn’t require any additional install time either, which makes introducing this hygienic innovation to your bathroom a breeze.
Three Birds opted for a wall-hung in-wall Roca Inspira toilet suite with its clean design that’s easy on the eyes, showing that you can introduce a high level of hygienic innovation across the home without compromising on style.