Beecroft House - SydneyContemporary Powder Room, Sydney
Photographer: Nicholas Watt
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But there is a way to prevent a flood like this occurring: by getting your plumber to install a Whisper Flood Stop Isolating Valve on all flexible hose connections. This stop tap can be installed on each water connection where a flexible hose has been attached, and will stop water flow the moment a flexible hose bursts. It’s a relatively new product, and is one that is usually only sourced after a flood has occurred. Alternatively, ask your plumber to install stop valves under the basins and sinks so that if the hoses burst, you can easily turn off the water inside, rather than running outside to the water meter. Tip: Ensure all flexible hoses are connected to a flood-stop valve.Browse more beautiful black-and-white bathrooms
What are my options for storage? If space is tight, would it be a good idea to mount the vanity on the wall so I can maximise floor space? Do I need to add in extra storage in the form of shelves, medicine cabinets or wall recesses? Should I have a vanity basin that is recessed into the cabinet, hung on the wall, or should I sit it on the bench and make a feature of it?
12. TapsTaps come in various finishes and can be mounted on a bench or wall. For practical rooms such as the laundry, where looks don’t really matter, keep costs down by choosing a standard tap design. Keep that stunning and costly tap for public areas, such as a guest bathroom.Tip: Price shouldn’t be the only consideration when you’re choosing a tap; also ask the supplier about the warranty period and the type of internal mechanism that makes the tap work.
StackedProbably the simplest and most popular tile layout, stacked tiles do exactly what it says on the tin: stack up in a neat, gridded pattern. This unfussy approach makes them a go-to style for kitchen and bathroom walls, and for small splashback areas that need a clean edge.Straight-run tile styles that really stack up
4. Bathroom mirrorWhat was made: This circular mirror was designed specifically for this bathroom. Why it was needed: “The mirror had to be part of a larger design language that focused on a Japanese style, with its round shape relating to that of the stone basin beneath it,” says Andrea D’Cruz of D’Cruz Design Group.How it was achieved: The mirror itself is split down the middle with two doors opening to storage behind.Mirrors that are worth a second look
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Choosing a single tile shape and colour for both walls and floors will give your bathroom a luxurious feel, plus it will reduce wastage and cost. Use the same tile in all the wet areas of your home and you may get a bulk discount, saving you even more.