Rob and Debbie's Home in Motunau

Debbie and Rob have a country home in North Canterbury. They asked Twin Rivers to design a bathroom where occasional use of a wheel chair was important. The bathroom should, of course, have all the features of a luxurious 5-star hotel bathroom and should definitely not look like a hospital bathroom. 

We designed a wide entry door for the industrial looking glass shower screen and for the entrance of the bathroom. A custom designed Corian seat is placed in the shower space for times that seating is required while showering and there is an extra shower for normal use. This is a cascade shower head with waterfall and rain shower. The custom designed vanity has a convenient extra hand shower at the basin, a granite top and two seperate basins for her and him, soft close drawers and extra space for storage. An extra point drain was placed in the middle of the bathroom, a council requirement and channel drains were installed in the shower. The beautiful designed tap ware was imported from the Netherlands and has the thermostat fitted whit in the wall space. The lighting has been chosen for functionality but also to create atmosphere. The new window was finished off with shutters.

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Valerie Poort

I’m an all-round visual communicator who finds people fascinating. I believe user-centric design is invaluable, and love the insights. I aim to move into service/experience design. I aspire to be in environments that change peoples lives positively – through transformative experiences, inspirational beautiful things, projects for public good, or creativity that entertains and engages attention. I’m slightly obsessed with anything travel related, and love sharing Wellington on a good day with great people.