Light & bright

Min­i­mal­ism rules in this sim­ple scheme per­fect for a beau­ti­fully mod­ern home

Your Home and Garden - - Your Makeover -

Hav­ing a neu­tral colour scheme doesn’t have to be bor­ing. By us­ing the right mix of ma­te­ri­als and adding in­ter­est with hard­ware and ac­ces­sories, a sim­ple colour pal­ette can make a se­ri­ous style state­ment. A mainly white look can cre­ate the il­lu­sion of space, mak­ing it per­fect for smaller spa­ces. Louise Cook, Na­tional Prod­uct Man­ager from Mico Bath­rooms, shows us why the min­i­mal­ism trend is still go­ing strong in bath­room de­sign.

LOUISE’S BATH­ROOM RENO TIPS

> Choose your style What style suits you as a per­son or fam­ily and fits best with the era of your home? Mico Bath­rooms’ Bath­room Book is a great source of in­spi­ra­tion. It can help you find a style that’s right for you – and that bal­ances with the look of your home.

> Plan your space Mico Bath­rooms’ interactive bath­room plan­ner (find it at mico.co.nz) al­lows you to vi­su­alise your space in 3D be­fore mak­ing any big de­ci­sions.

> Choose your state­ment pieces Pick out the big-ticket items first. Your choice in van­i­ties and bath­tubs will in­flu­ence and im­pact your other pur­chases.

HOW TO ACHIEVE A MIN­I­MAL­IST LOOK

> Room lay­out and de­sign is key You want it to feel spa­cious, so the size of your bath, van­ity, toi­let, tiles, tap­ware and ac­ces­sories need to be in pro­por­tion. Bal­ance is the goal.

> Keep your colour neu­tral White and grey are your stars but a pop of matte black in tap­ware can o er an in­dus­trial edge. If you’re af­ter a more clas­sic look, go for chrome in­stead.

> Plenty of stor­age En­sure stor­age is built in so you can keep ev­ery­thing tidily away. Hid­den shelv­ing be­hind the mir­ror is a great place to store ev­ery­day ne­ces­si­ties like tooth­brushes and tooth­paste.

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