Open en­suites put it wall on the line

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.