When the owners of this Federation style semi-detached home in Sydney’s Queens Park decided to renovate, they called on the expertise of architect Keith Glover and interior designer Trudi Scrymgour from Form Follows Function.
Trudi and Keith have extensive experience renovating period homes; their portfolio includes a selection of some of the finest addresses in the eastern suburbs. They were even selected to refurbish a New York apartment.
Trudi and Keith submitted designs for what turned out to be an extensive renovation; ultimately, only 2 of the original rooms remained. The plans included an additional 3 bedrooms, open living and dining area, new laundry and a total of 3 bathrooms. The result is a compelling blend of old and new that respects the heritage of the home, making it relevant to the needs of today.
One of the biggest challenges Trudi had to overcome was the narrow footprint of the house, typical of the period. In the bathrooms, Geberit concealed cisterns offered a simple and elegant solution that maximised available floorspace. Trudi specified Geberit Kappa under counter concealed cisterns in all 3 bathrooms with Sigma50 buttons in white glass. Kappa under counter cisterns are installed in a hob, providing handy storage that makes a big difference in a smaller bathroom.
Trudi is very familiar with Geberit cisterns. “I’ve been specifying Geberit concealed cisterns for years for both residential and commercial projects. They allow greater design freedom, with the ability to specify wall hung pans and feature continuous, uninterrupted tiling. They also allow freedom to blend in or contrast with the design of the rest of the room”.
For Trudi, the direction in bathroom design is towards concealed cisterns. “They’re aesthetically pleasing, neat and go hand in hand with streamlined bathroom designs. I really love the refined design of the buttons”.
Trudi usually initiates the recommendation for a concealed cistern and will invite clients to a showroom to view the range of button designs and finishes. “Once they experience the quality of the Geberit product they get a better understanding of how well made and reliable they are. Of course, being made in Switzerland is very reassuring”.
For Trudi’s clients, it was the combination of more space in the bathroom and the reassurance of Swiss precision engineering that led them to go with Trudi’s recommendation and install Geberit concealed cisterns.
Swiss engineering, technology, and more than 50 years experience in design and manufacturing are behind every Geberit concealed cistern. For architects, Geberit concealed cisterns allow greater freedom to create bathrooms with a seamless connection to other rooms. Geberit offers a range of designer buttons in high quality finishes to inspire and complement any bathroom design.
Interior Designer: Trudi Scrymgour 0402 420 500
Architect: Keith Glover
Plumbing: Adam Powell, Powell Plumbing