Ten ways to cre­ate a bath­room to pass the test of time

Pilbara News - - Property - Cy Clay­ton

1. Per­fect your prepa­ra­tion

Get a good idea of the style you would like — con­sider the style of the rest of your home, trends, your likes and dis­likes (to) cre­ate your dream bath­room wish list. Melanie DeMelt, Town & Coun­try De­signs at Home Base

2. Picture your per­fect bath­room

Bring ref­er­ence images to help com­mu­ni­cate what look you’d like — speak­ing in pic­tures is a lot eas­ier. Rachael Cic­cia­relli, stylist, Mya­ree Ce­ram­ics

3. Start with a state­ment piece

Iden­tify which area of the bath­room most of the fam­ily spends more time on, then make this area a fea­ture. Joseph Calasara, de­signer, Webb & Brown-Neaves

4. Make life eas­ier

Se­lect ma­te­ri­als that are easy to clean. For shower screens, us­ing translu­cent rather than trans­par­ent glass has the ad­van­tage of wa­ter marks be­ing much less ob­vi­ous. Sandy Anghie, ar­chi­tect

5. Treat your­self to luxury

Con­sider un­der­floor heat­ing or heated towel rails. There’s noth­ing more lux­u­ri­ous than step­ping into a warm and wel­com­ing bath­room re­treat. Steve Johnson, owner and di­rec­tor, Re­treat De­sign

6. Make time for tap­ware

In­vest in good tap­ware. There is also now a huge range of dif­fer­ent colours avail­able . . . black, gold, brass, even rose gold . . . and this can cer­tainly add a bit of piz­zazz to any bath­room.

Melissa Red­wood, Melissa Red­wood Interior De­sign and interior de­signer for Webb & Brown-Neaves

7. Aim for style and func­tion

Be­gin with func­tion­al­ity. Think about who will be us­ing the bath­room, what space you have and what prod­ucts will best serve your goals. Daniela San­tilli, bath­room busi­ness man­ager, Reece

8. Keep costs down

Me­lamine and high-pres­sure lam­i­nates have come a long way in the past few years. They now of­fer a vast range of ve­neer-look pre­fin­ished ma­te­ri­als. Kia Dou­glas, de­signer, Western Cab­i­nets

9. De­sign with light­ing

Fea­ture light­ing can add an ex­tra layer of luxury and am­bi­ence to a bath­room. Danielle Ellery, interior de­signer, Oswald Homes

10. Make room for two

If you would like a float­ing van­ity but have your plumb­ing go­ing through the floor then putting a mir­ror lam­i­nate on the base can give the van­ity a float­ing ap­pear­ance but still cover your pipes. Sue Jansen, Kitchen Cap­i­tal WA

Picture: Sil­ver­tone Pho­tog­ra­phy

Hil­larys project by Re­treat De­sign.

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