An architect sometimes seems to be a magician. Through a well thought-out, practical layout, he can open up a room completely and make it seem larger. That is exactly what Nils Van der Celen did when he renovated this bathroom in Brasschaat.
Nils Van der Celen is no stranger to Imagicasa. His eponymous studio focuses on total interior design projects and renovations, which they realise with the greatest attention to detail and quality. For this project, the architect was responsible for the renovation of a master bathroom in a penthouse in Brasschaat. The aim was to open up the space as much as possible by means of a new, practical layout. Van der Celen tried to achieve this by having the main volume of the washbasin partly rest on the bathtub next to it. By doing so, it looks like the washbasin is floating. It was then finished with dark stained oak fronts and a solid surface worktop. The bath itself was also finished seamlessly in solid surface. Microtopping was used for the floor of the bathroom and shower.
It looks like the washbasin is floating.
The architect deliberately chose fresh, white accents, also for the finish of the taps, the cabinet handles, and the steelwork around the mirrors. This light colour palette contributes to the sense of space and serenity of the bathroom. The wall tiles themselves consist of a high-quality ceramic tile with a realistic travertine look. In addition, the space is dominated by straight lines, from the washbasin furniture, the mirrors, the bathtub, and the sloping ceiling. This gives the room a clean yet elegant look. The slightly wavy patterns of the wall tiles form a subtle counterbalance to this, creating a sense of harmony in the bathroom. In this project, Van der Celen demonstrated the magic of a practical layout. The bathroom radiates tranquillity and openness. It is a place where you can clear your head. This successful project is a nice addition to the architect's portfolio.
Photography by Tijs Vervecken