MacPherson St, WavereleyContemporary Bathroom, Sydney
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1. Dry floor-waste drainBathrooms in Australia will generally have a floor waste in the middle of the room. In older homes, the floor waste will be a round, chrome grate that will be flush with the tiled floor in the middle of the bathroom. For more modern bathrooms, the shower waste may be the main grated waste in the bathroom like in a wet room design. This floor waste (and/or shower waste) should have a water seal at the bottom to prevent sewer gases being emitted through the grate. If the bathroom is used consistently, it will be highly unlikely for the floor waste to be dry. You can check the level of water by shining a torch down the grate. If you can’t see any water, it’s possible that this is causing your bathroom to smell horrid. You need to get the water seal back by using one of the bathroom fixtures, or using a bucket to pour water down the drain. Once that water seal is back at the bottom of the trap, you will notice your bathroom will smell less like something has died in there. If you can’t get the water seal back into the trap, you will need to call a licensed plumber to investigate further.
A bath gives you optionsYou may not always have the time for a decadent soak, but at least you will have that choice when the need or want arises. A relaxing bath is often the answer when life throws you a curve ball – with illness or emotional upheaval, for example. Barnett says taking a restoring ice bath is also becoming a popular way to relieve aches and pains after a hard workout. “Not that I’m a fan,” he adds.Browse more compact bathrooms
Subway magicThese tiles are so versatile – they can look retro, traditional, country or industrial. The look can be affected by the laying pattern and the grout used – whether you want your eye to move up or across effortlessly, or want to frame each tile.A charcoal grout with a white tile offers a contemporary look in which the tile becomes the feature. Subways are available in a range of colours, edges and in matt or gloss.
Small-space impact. Even in a tiny bathroom, a decent bath is irresistible for adults, teens, tweens and toddlers. The minimum dimensions of an average-sized bath are roughly 1525mm (long), 720mm (wide) and 400mm (deep).Even in a small space, design shouldn’t be ignored. This bathroom’s industrial-style lighting and subway wall tiles add an urban edge, while the penny round floor tiles are durable, easy to clean and – most importantly – safe when wet.