The Living Room 2021
Mari & Harry
The Living Room are turning the luxury up to 11, as we meet some selfless retirees who have been so busy dedicating their lives to helping others, they’ve never been able to experience the finer things in life. So, Barry transforms their slippery, hazardous bathroom into a decadent oasis.
Mari and Harry are your typical loving grandparents. They moved from the Philippines over 30 years ago with their 4 children and built their dream home in Castle Hill.
Mari and Harry worked as accountants for many years and decided to retire 5 years ago to enjoy their life and renovate their home however, as it happens, things don’t always go to plan. Harry being the handyman that he is, has tried to keep busy and fix odd jobs around the house. Unfortunately, last year he fell and hasn’t fully recovered.
As for Mari, all she ever knew was work and kids. She never had time to find a hobby so now, at 71 she finds she’s not enjoying retirement as much as she had hoped. Taking care of her grandchildren (who she absolutely loves) hasn’t given her the “me” time she was hoping for. In saying this, they are extremely family orientated so take care of their grandchildren as much as they can.
Tiffany, who nominated her parents, recognises how much her parents do for the family, especially when it comes to the childcare they provide and wants them to be able to enjoy their retirement in comfort. Mari + Harry built this home almost 30 years ago now to work for their growing family. Now it’s time for their home to work for them. Their bathroom needs to be updated to suit their needs in this new stage of life. The pink 90’s bathroom in particular is not working for them; the sink is far too low, the bath is on a pedestal and they both find it difficult to get in and out, while the shower has a step which is a trip hazard. Not to mention the tiles are also extremely slippery when wet which causes stress and anxiety for them when moving around the bathroom.
Bathroom - Before
Their bathroom needs to be updated to suit their needs in this new stage of life. The pink 90’s bathroom in particular is not working for them; the sink is far too low, the bath is on a pedestal and they both find it difficult to get in and out, while the shower has a step which is a trip hazard. Not to mention the tiles are also extremely slippery when wet which causes stress and anxiety for them when moving around the bathroom.
Throw away the functional family bathroom - Barry and The Living Room team, Amanda, Chris & Miguel, create the ultimate R&R luxury bathroom space.
Bathroom - After
Cucumber slices, a glass of champers.....now this is a sanctury!
A glass of champers, cucumber slices.....and a shower cap?
Now this is a bathroom sanctury!
Baz has turned this outdated bathroom into a luxurious home spa with a daring combination of textures!
- Mosaic Emperador Dark Bullet
- Mos Haifu Terracotta Embossed Gloss (20x145)
- Alpine Ivory CB-Porc Struct Text Rect 297x597
- Round Floor Mounted Bath Mixer w Hand Shower Champagne
- Viva Freestanding Bath Stone 1500 Matte White
- Round Towel Rail Double 600 Champagne
- Round Robe Hook Champagne
- Round Toilet Roll Holder Champagne
- Round Twin Shower 300 Champagne
- Kaskade Stone Domed Pop Up mm BASIN Waste
- Kaskade Stone Domed Pop Up 32mm BASIN Waste
- Bathpop Down Waste 40mm- by Bounty Brassware
- Round Toilet Brush and Holder Champagne
- Round Ceiling Shower Champagne
- Round Shower on Column Champagne
- Sigma 21 Dual Flush Plate by Geberit
- Grate Champagne Square 86x86x80mm
- Grate Champagne Square 110x110x100mm
- Pop-up Waste 32 with Overflow Champagne
- Round Wall/Shower Mixer Champagne
- Ella FS Basin Matt Limestone 400x830
- Pill Tallboy-Bottega Oak Woodmatt (textured)
- 100mm Grate 100x26 Midnight MWSFG Lauxes
- Pop Waste Midnight 80mm Lauxes
- End Caps Midnight Pk2 For MSTI & MWSFG Lauxes
- Round Ceiling Shower 300mm Rose
- 300mm Dropper MA0706-CH
- Round Wall Mixer MW03-CH
- MZ0402-CH Round Shower on rail Champ
- Showerscreen- Custom
- Cai Ped Pan TECE Inwall Cist TECEnow Sq ABS Button Gl White
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