What to consider when designing and styling your bathroom
There’s a lot to think about when it comes to home renovations, especially the bathroom. Not only do you have to think about layout and functionality, but you also have to consider the style and design.
Will it match the rest of our home? Can a smaller-sized bathroom fit a double basin? Which is the best material for a vanity basin? How do I make my bathroom appear more spacious? These are all valid questions that will ultimately impact which bathroom products you choose.
Here’s a list of products and accessories to consider when renovating your bathroom.
Sinks & basins
Every bathroom needs a basin, the good news is there is something out there for everyone. Basins come in a wide variety of designs, styles, materials and sizes.
The basins most commonly found in Australian homes include above counter basins, vanity basins, under counter basins and semi-recessed basins. Sizes can range from 400mm to 1800mm
If you’re looking to add a splash of colour and character to your bathroom then tapware is the place to do it. Tapware is trending as the perfect place to explore creativity, allowing you to add a little personality that leaves your guests with lasting impressions.
Available in an extensive range of finishes including chrome, matte black and brushed gold, tapware covers anything from shower mixers, heads and arms, tap sets, bath spouts and basin mixers.
Serving as both a functional and focal point of the bathroom, the vanity is a beautiful addition to consider when renovating or building a new bathroom. There are two types of bathroom vanities to consider:
- Freestanding vanity, which requires no additional support with standard floor plumbing.
- Wall-hung vanity, which requires additional wall support, with plumbing hidden in the wall.
Bathroom vanities generally come as a set or can be completely customised from the basin, countertop, cabinets, tapware and more.
Mixers is a vast category that often extends to kitchen mixers and laundry mixers. However, when it comes to the bathroom, here’s what you’ll need to consider: basin mixers, high rise mixers, shower mixers, wall mixers and bath mixers.
A mixer will allow you to easily control the flow and temperature of water in a single motion and are available in an extensive range of styles and finishes made to complement your bathroom.
Transform your bathroom into a safe haven of pure relaxation with the addition of a bathtub, if space permits. Black freestanding baths have been forecasted to be a bathroom design trend of 2021 in Australia, however, if that’s not your style there’s still corner baths, back-to-wall baths and inset baths to consider.
The shower is arguably, one of the most important aspects of a bathroom renovation or build to consider. Why? Because who doesn’t love a whole-body shower experience after a day’s hard work?
In fact, more Aussie homeowners are now seeking that luxurious hotel experience from the comforts of their home. For a walk-in shower, consider frameless and semi-frameless shower screens, coupled with 2 in 1 shower rail for flexibility.
Not everyone can relate to this, but if you are planning on installing a toilet in the bathroom this will apply to you. For the most part, back-to-wall toilets and close coupled toilets will be the top 2 candidates to consider, however, if you’re after a touch of luxury then wall-hung pan toilets with hidden cisterns will be the go-to.
Get inspired with the latest bathroom design trends for 2021
Make a statement with Tapware
Tapware is the easiest way to spruce up a tired bathroom and is perfect at leaving lasting impressions while adding a touch of personality and colour. Think brushed gold, brushed rose gold or nickel, which will beautifully complement darker themed bathrooms.
Integration of nature through biophilic design
It may not be a new concept, but it certainly is a trend thriving well into 2021. Biophilic design allows us to have a better connection with nature through the use of natural materials including stone, marble, wood and other organic textures that are naturally formed. Of course, let’s not forget the addition of indoor plants, a sensation that’s very much alive in every Aussie home.
Dark dramatic colours
Dark colour palettes have been a long time coming, with black cabinetry, matte black tapware, shelving and dark surfaces making their own in 2021. If you’re wondering what to contrast black with, think granite, marble, dark browns, wood, shades of grey and beige.
How to choose the best supplier for your bathroom vanities
If you’re renovating or building new, you may need to decide whether or not you plan on sticking with the current style of your bathroom or revamping the lot.
Any decent vanity supplier will take the interior design into consideration before making suggestions on the type and style of vanity that is best for you. Some factors you will need to consider include:
Wall-mounted or free-standing vanity unit?
One sink or double sink vanity?
What is the best basin material?
What size vanity basin will match your bathroom?
Do you prefer an inset basin or above the benchtop?
Can you add additional storage: cabinetry, drawers
Before choosing a bathroom vanity unit supplier, make sure to do your research. How’s their customer service?
Read online reviews, check their Western Australia shipping options, quality of product and more importantly choose a supplier who suits your budget.
A bathroom vanity unit is not on your weekly grocery shopping list, so gather a few quotes from various suppliers and compare prices.
For more ideas and inspiration check this article.