Göteborg HouseScandinavian Bathroom, Melbourne
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Be wise to invisible chemicals There could be several products in your bathroom that are ‘gassing out’ without any hint of an odour – in other words, filling the air with potentially damaging chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene and parabens without you even being aware of it. These include: Air freshenersThe glues used in particleboard drawers and cabinetsMaterials such as tiles, floorboards and carpetSkincare products, shampoos and hair gels
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3. Consider whether you can fit a bath and showerIf you haven’t got the space for a separate bath and shower, consider installing a shower over the bathtub so that both functions take place in the same spot. In this scenario you would, of course, need space to fit a bathtub, so a square or rectangular-shaped room, rather than a very narrow one, is best. You’ll need one wall to be at least 1500 millimetres long, as this is the length of most small bathtubs. Tip: Bathtubs with showers are often fitted with a glass screen to prevent water from spilling out. But this can make it awkward to get in and out of the tub. To make it easier, choose a screen on a hinge that you can pivot outwards. If the screen is fixed, be sure to install taps on the wall opposite it. Otherwise, you will have to manoeuvre awkwardly around the screen every time you turn on the taps.Best of the Week: 30 Bathroom Vanities and Basins
2. The simplicity of Scandinavian style is captured in this Melbourne bathroom which features a combination bathtub/shower with black rainfall showerhead and fixtures on white subway wall tiles. The natural light, large plant and textured towels add warmth, to create the casual friendliness of Scandinavian design.
Solution dyed: A carpet dyeing technique that allows the colour to go to the core of every fibre. Square edge: A square finish on the edge of hard-flooring planks or tiles, such as the floor tiles featured in this Scandinavian-style bathroom. Square metre: A measurement used to determine the quantity of flooring required. One square metre is a square of space in which all sides measure exactly one metre.
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The other option is to combine the shower and the bath, which is cheaper and more practical. This layout may not feel as luxurious as a walk-in shower, but if you opt for a frameless glass screen, you will achieve a similar contemporary look that will maximize the sense of space and light.