Open ensuites put it wall on the line
IT’S the revealing bathroom trend that is dividing Australia — ensuite bathrooms with no doors or walls.
While this open plan concept creates a feeling of space, could you go take a dip in the tub or go to the loo in view of your loved one?
Ensuites without walls have been around since the 1980s but the rise of social media and the need to take a great Instagram picture has seen a resurgence.
Civic Steel Homes general manager Greg Konig said they should not lead to mould in either room if done correctly. Aquatic Bathrooms director Tim Marcus has tips to keep the bouquet fresh and the mould away.
“Put an exhaust fan in the middle of the ensuite and have a bulkhead to keep the moisture in,” he said.
Foxtel TV host and real estate property expert Andrew Winter said the trend is creeping back in to housing designs but there are some issues to be dealt with.
“The no-no that is disliked by 95 per cent of people in my opinion is the open plan toilet,” he said. “Really? Some things should be private and if the whole ensuite is open plan, enclose with a door the toilet.”
A no-wall ensuite.