NEW PROJECTSContemporary Bathroom, Sydney
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Wash and foldStoring towels, especially in crisp white or solid colours, is one of the best uses for open shelves. Towels look hotel-chic when stacked perfectly, but they still appear stylish even when piled loosely or rolled up spa-style. Open shelving in an ensuite bathroom can also be a good place for storing extra sheets and other bedding.
Recessed downlightsRecessed downlights are often the first thing people look to when planning a bathroom renovation. This is especially true when renovating a space to sell, as downlights are aesthetically neutral and generally acceptable to any potential homeowner.However, downlights are often burdened with lighting a whole room, when in fact they should only be one part of a full lighting scheme. If downlights are being used to light a vanity, it’s important to remember the previously mentioned rule: vanity lights should be lighting your face, not the mirror or the room in general.
4. The storage showHiding everything away in cupboards is so 2017. This year, we’ll be putting our collectibles – and our personalities – on show by including some display shelving in the mirror surround or vanity unit. Put your individual style on display with baskets, towels, pretty planter pots and ornamental bottles. The key to making this look work? Keeping things tidy and not over-filling the storage nooks.
7. Location: Sydney, NSWWhy we love it: The chunky basin and benchtop running the full width of the room were the perfect choice for this spacious, light-filled bathroom. The floating timber shelf beneath the bench is bang on-trend, and provides handy storage for towels and bathroom paraphernalia.
Showers designed to accommodate two people were also popular, particularly among millennials (26 per cent versus 10 per cent of baby boomers). Overall, 12 per cent of homeowners chose this option.Not only showers are being supersized; a third of homeowners increased the size of the bathroom as a whole during a renovation.14 Twin Showers to Double Your Fun