Kalymna GroveModern Bathroom, Melbourne
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3. They’re easy to maintain Minimal fittings equals minimal cleaning; that’s what we like to hear. With no door handles or hinges to scrub, just the shower head and valves to buff now and again, you’ll have more time to enjoy a relaxing drench. Most glass panels come complete with easy-to-clean toughened glass, which makes it super-simple to spray down, while the tiled floor inside the shower area can be cleaned with the rest of the floor in your usual routine.
This is a common solution for homeowners in Australia, who commonly use water-saving showerheads – since it works great as a water-saving technique. While you may not get the whole-body coverage you love from a snazzy rainwater version, a showerhead such as the one above makes up for it with water pressure.Skyring Architects from Australia suggests taking shorter showers: “Cutting your water bills is easy with this simple adjustment to your family’s daily routine. If you love a long shower, though, don’t beat yourself up. Just stick to a four-minute showers on weekdays and indulge in longer showers on the weekend. A water-saving showerhead will cut your bills even further.’’
If your toilet leaks from the cistern into the pan, it’s easy enough to fix the problem or to replace the assembly, but turning a single-flush toilet into a dual-flush system and encouraging a home’s occupants to use it appropriately makes a bigger difference.A good way to investigate if you have leaks is to check your water meter before and after about two hours, when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, then you know you have a leak. How easy is that! Then you will need to investigate where the leak is coming from (this is where professional help is needed).
As the smallest room in the home, bathrooms can do with all the help they can get to look larger. A large mirror is a must-have in here. If you don’t already have one, then install one. If storage space is limited, then a mirrored shaving cabinet rather than a plain mirror is the ideal solution.