Tips from Dean Large of Astro Design:
1. Performance: Are your designing a retreat or a functional space? 2. Shower or tub, or both? Do you actually have time for leisurely baths? 3. Use materials that fit the space, function, aesthetic and level of maintenance
you want to put in. 4. Storage: be realistic about design vs storage. 5. Budget: set one, and be realistic. 6. Don’t overlook small but important details, like where to put the towel bar
and toilet paper holder. 7. Be bold with your finishes. UPCOMING TRENDS Colour: It’s back! Look for navy, cognac, deep gray and almost tank-like green. Metals: Instead of brushed nickel, you’ll find faucets, showers and bath accessories in brushed gold, platinum, antique brass and oiled rubbed bronze. Open concept: Rooms totally open to the sleeping quarters with the toilet concealed in its own water closet.