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Get a ho­tel-sy­tle bath­room at home

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How many times have you wished you could scoop up the re­laxed feel­ing you get when you’re on hol­i­days and take it home with you?

“A ho­tel-style bath­room gives you a sense of free­dom be­cause you’re at­tach­ing the emo­tions you get when you go away on hol­i­day to the room in your home,” says Reece bath­room mar­ket­ing leader Daniela San­tilli. “So, nat­u­rally, it be­comes a space where you feel re­laxed.”

In the zone

To get things started, Daniela rec­om­mends first iden­ti­fy­ing what emo­tional needs you want met by the space.

“Write your­self a top-five list of what you want to ex­pe­ri­ence, such as pri­vacy, seren­ity and re­lax­ation, and then plan the de­sign from there, rather than start­ing with the de­sign,” she says.

Your next con­sid­er­a­tion should be mak­ing the most of the space, whether it’s big or small. Daniela sug­gests zon­ing the bath­room into re­lax­ation, groom­ing, and per­sonal hy­giene ar­eas, then look at open­ing up the space.

“[But] open­ness doesn’t mean bring­ing ev­ery­thing out into the open,” she says.

“It’s about bring­ing the lux­ury items into the open and con­tain­ing the hy­giene items in a func­tional space. “So, you would make a fea­ture of the groom­ing or re­lax­ation ar­eas [like the van­ity or bath], but keep the shower and toi­let in a more closed en­vi­ron­ment.”

Bathing belles

A free­stand­ing bath prob­a­bly tops the list of must-haves for a re­laxed space be­cause it in­spires thoughts of a lux­u­ri­ous, un­in­ter­rupted soak. Daniela says it also gives an airy feel be­cause it isn’t con­tained within a solid, tiled hob.

As for what shape to choose, she rec­om­mends or­ganic shapes or square baths with soft edges and fine lines.

If you don’t have room for a bath, con­sider in­stalling an over­sized walk-in shower with gen­er­ous pro­por­tions and an open de­sign.

And look for ways you can heighten the show­er­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Cre­ate a wa­ter-ther­apy zone for a holis­tic show­er­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with mul­ti­ple show­er­heads and dif­fer­ent wa­ter flows, ” Daniela says.

Van­ity fair

To cap­ture the ho­tel theme, look at your

bath­room fur­ni­ture, par­tic­u­larly the van­ity. “You may con­sider turn­ing the van­ity into an area where you can sit down and do your make-up and hair,” Daniela says. To vis­ually open up the floor space, in­stall a wall-hung van­ity. In terms of fin­ishes, tim­ber is in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar be­cause it brings warmth to the space, Daniela says.A stone top is also a good choice, as, be­ing a nat­u­ral ma­te­rial, it has a re­laxed look.

Fin­ish­ing touches

A lit­tle bit of luxe will take your bath­room from or­di­nary to ex­tra­or­di­nary.

Con­sider spe­cial fea­tures that will make you feel pam­pered, such as un­der­floor heat­ing and heated towel rails.

And choose slim­line heat lamps with com­bined lights and ex­trac­tion fans that sit flush with the ceil­ing for a stream­lined look.

Matt-black tapware and a matt-black towel rail (pic­tured above) would also suit your ho­tel theme.

A ho­tel-style bath­room gives you a sense of free­dom be­cause you’re at­tach­ing the emo­tions you get when you go away on hol­i­day to the room in your home

More at reece.com.au

A gen­tly curved, free­stand­ing bath is the star of this Reece bath­room. And Reece’s float­ing van­i­ties and matt black fit­tings, right, also of­fer an op­u­lent look.

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