SOUTH COOGEE - HouseContemporary Bathroom, Sydney
This bathroom combines a neutral palette with earthy textures. A recycled timber vanity and timber look tiles feels like you have brought the mountains to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
Photography by Sue Murray - imagineit.net.au
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6. They add an earthy vibe Setting real timber against timber-look tiles can bring a range of earthy textures to a neutral palette. A mix of timber and timber-look tiles have been used throughout this Sydney home.
Contemporary useUsing recycled and discarded material does not have to be limited to building a new home. Elements can easily be incorporated when renovating an existing home or when you simply want to highlight elements in a particular style of architecture. For example, this contemporary bathroom uses a recycled timber bench.HAVE YOUR SAYIf you have used recycled or discarded materials in your home design or repurposed items for an alternative use, send in a picture or share your thoughts in the comments section.MORE BUILDING TIPSEco-Enhancing Additions for Every BudgetHouzz Tour: Heritage-Listed Victorian Dares to Turn GreenCountdown to Renovation: 10 Things to Discuss With Your BuilderHouzz Tour: Church Renovation a Golden Opportunity
Unless it is right for your relationship, try not to stick to gender-traditional roles. For example, the man in the relationship may be a better cook and is willing to cook most evenings, and the woman in the relationship might not mind getting the car cleaned every fortnight. Do you hate cleaning the bathroom? Maybe your partner is ambivalent and would be willing to do that in exchange for you doing the dishes. Making compromises like this and getting a clear idea of chore division will not only save you from many a petty fight, but it will ensure your home stays in decent shape, too.
This bathroom incorporates a recycled wood benchtop and wood-style wall tiles, giving the effect of bringing the mountains to the eastern suburbs of Sydney. “Taking what would normally be a cold, slick space, we really wanted to keep that earthy textured feel but not make it too heavy,” Bettina says. The benchtop features a water-based stain and water-based clear finish.