The Clovelly ProjectContemporary Bathroom, Sydney
The Clovelly Bathroom Project - 2015 HIA CSR BATHROOM OF THE YEAR -
| BUILDER Liebke Projects | DESIGN Minosa Design | IMAGES Nicole England Photography
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2. Super-sized slab tilesThis year’s Cersaie trends can be summed up in three words – large, colourful and natural. The super-sized ceramic slab tiles we saw at the show certainly fell into the first category.Marble-look ceramic slab tiles were particularly prominent. White-, brown- and black-based marble-look tiles dominated with fine, elegant veining in polished, natural and silk finishes. These are perfect for giving your bathroom a sophisticated look.
14. Take a seat. Sydney, NSWDesigner: Liebke Projects
Instantaneous gas hot water unitsThere are many varieties of instantaneous gas hot water units on the market. The age of your unit will help you decipher what needs to be done to get it back up and running again. If you have no hot water coming from your instantaneous gas hot water unit, here are some checks to make:1. Check you have gas running to your instantaneous hot water unit. One way to check if you have gas is to light up other gas appliances in your home. If they do light up, the gas supply may not be your issue.2. Check if the pilot light is on. Some instantaneous gas hot water units will need a manual re-light of the pilot flame, while others may be automatic (electric ignition). If there is power supply to the unit, it will be an electric ignition.3. Ensure the hot water unit is serviced annually. Instantaneous gas hot water units are prone to carbon build-up inside the unit. If you find the above tips don’t assist with your unit, it’s time to call a plumber4. Age of the unit. Instantaneous gas hot water units also have a lifespan of between 10 to 15 years. However, I have serviced some Bosch systems that have been going for more than 20 years.When to Call a Plumber About a Faulty Appliance
9. Include some seatingWe don’t generally think of the bathroom as a place to sit (aside from on the obvious fixture), but if you add a comfortable perch you’ll be surprised at how often you use it. And bathroom seating can be used for more than just sitting on: seats can be the perfect place to rest rolled up towels for guests, display a pot plant or light some candles for a relaxing soak in the tub.Seating comes in many forms, from a basic chair or stool to more elaborate built-in constructions. This Sydney-based bathroom cleverly uses a long, marble-topped ledge to combine seating with storage – an essential feature that every bathroom needs.Tip: When you’re factoring in bathroom storage, dedicate space for soap and shampoo in the wet zone, as this Sydney bathroom does with the recessed shelf beside the bath.
Daniela Santilli, bathroom business manager at Reece1. Blunder: Blowing the budgetCreating a budget for a bathroom renovation can be challenging – there’s a lot to consider. But without crunching the numbers before diving into your bathroom project, you might find yourself in hot water before you finish. Your dreams may be bigger than your bank balance, and understanding a realistic budget before you start shopping is important.What will your bathroom budget get you?