the open houseContemporary Bathroom, Sydney
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Work in a tubAn awkward under-stair space can be challenging, but a little imagination can turn it into a workable room. In this children’s bathroom, a kid-sized bath fits nicely under the ceiling area impacted by the stairs, and the generous use of blue mosaic tiles throughout makes the multi-height ceiling less of a feature.
If the roof structure within your roof cavity is complex, with lots of structural timbers, you won’t be able to achieve that result unless you spend some extra money to relocate some of those timbers, and that should only be done with the assistance of qualified professionals. The alternative is to consider ducted skylights or sky-tube products, which use a flexible duct to direct the sunlight captured at the roof to a diffuser in the ceiling. These are a lot cheaper to buy and are relatively easy to install in most situations.YOUR SAYWhich other hidden costs have your encountered whilst renovating your bathroom? Share your experiences in the Comments below.MOREBrowse more beautiful bathrooms
Colour can help prevent accidentsInjuries in the bathroom are so common that every year thousands of people end up in hospital, whether because of burns and scalds, falls or poisoning. Splashes from showers and baths can make tiled surfaces slippery, as can condensation from warm, humid air. Bring in electrical appliances such as shavers, heaters and hair dryers, and the hazards start to add up. The good news is that carefully considered colour choices can help prevent accidents, by grounding and differentiating spaces and surfaces within the room, making objects and obstacles more obvious.
The children’s bathroom, on the other hand, is awash with colour and offers lots of room for toys and splashing about. A skylight ensures the space is as filled with light as the rest of the house.Tiles: Blue 2 Mosaic: ColorTile
14. Set limits on showersIf children have never had to think about conserving water, they won’t grow up with an appreciation for how scarce it can be. A timer in the bathroom will let them know when to finish up – it’s a far more effective method than relying on them to remember, or you having to keep tabs. Better still, encourage baths – they use far less water.