Dreaming up a new bathroom concept but need help figuring out where to start? Our expert Mint Kitchen Group designers share their top 10 ideas for your bathroom. PLUS, we talk about the benefits of enlisting a professional bathroom designer.
With any bathroom, the choice is limitless when it comes to themes, concepts, and features. Gone are the days when our humble bathroom was just a place to wash and prepare for the day ahead. Today’s bathrooms are a luxurious restful retreats for homeowners, with many wanting to create a space of relaxation and opulence while retaining that all-important functionality.
Washing away the day has never been more luxurious! The options for homeowners when it comes to shower choices are massive. However, it’s important to understand that the placement of your chosen shower is essential. Make sure you obtain expert advice for the placement of your shower and the type of shower recommended for your needs. You’ll want a space that allows room for other bathroom essentials, while giving you a light, airy feel to the area. This can be tricky in challenging rooms, small spaces or those unusual shaped bathrooms but, with clever design ideas, you can bring your dream bathroom to light. Go bold with an oversized space and double showerheads for twin use, choose eye-catching or trendy bathroom tiles, or splash out on lavish design elements.
Wet rooms are a significant bathroom design trend in 2022. Wet rooms section the bath and shower zone together, giving homeowners much more space and functionality when considering the placement of these essential items. In addition, they make bathrooms super easy to clean while containing water splashes during bathing or showering – plus, they look stunning.
Soak the day’s worries away! The range of baths available in Australia is impressive and can certainly bring that lush focal point to your relaxing retreat. Baths come in various colours, styles, sizes, and designer options. The variety allows your designer to expand or underscore the theme of the entire space and make the bath the central attraction of the bathroom. The stand-alone options are breath taking and can provide a lovely focal point while giving you endless choices for placement – tucked away into a corner or against walls and windows, or even take pride of place in the middle of the room (depending on the size of your bathroom). With so many free-standing fixture options for taps, the choices for bath placement have expanded over the past decade.
Creativity is essential for good storage solutions and with all bathroom designs, it’s important to consider all your options. Good storage options will keep your new bathroom clutter-free while adding some eye-catching central points. Combining open shelving alongside convenient storage can allow for functionality while retaining the aesthetic qualities all bathrooms need. How much storage you need will depend on your personal situation and how many people will be using the bathroom. With the right professional advice, you can ensure your bathroom always looks beautiful regardless of how many items you have collected. Consider floor-to-ceiling storage and dresser-style vanity preferences for additional storage. Floor-to-ceiling open shelves can allow you to show off your towel-folding skills while providing a functional focal point.
Large floating vanities are also an excellent way to create a stunning feature while allowing for more storage. These large drawers can be a lifesaver for the homeowner as they contain plenty of room to hold all those necessary bathroom items. Ask your designer about corner options! With specially designed zones, you can add more storage while giving your space further focal points. Overhead and mirror cabinets are no longer boring wastes of space. With the right expert advice, these can be cleverly utilised fashionably and functionally.
Feature Bathroom Tiles
Add a pop of colour, or stick with your neutral tones while creating an impressive element of on-trendy style. Feature tiles are all the rage in 2022. They can fit any theme or colour scheme and add a beautiful textural element to your new bathroom. Feature tiles can be used in the shower zone, or to make a statement with a feature wall/area – and don’t forget your flooring options. They can transform what is often a stark and sterile environment into a highlighted space, regardless of your colour palette. Bathroom feature tiles also come in a massive array of styles, sizes, and colours. They are stylish, modern, durable, and easy to keep clean – ticking all the boxes in bathroom design.
Get creative with your lighting! Any bathroom space needs good lighting options to illuminate the room, particularly from a functional point of view. However, today many homeowners are looking for options that can transform the bathroom into a relaxing environment. Lighting can play a massive role in creating a warm, cosy ambiance and, with expert advice, you can ensure your bathroom contains all essential elements. Consider warm pendant lighting, overhead or backlit mirror options, dimmers, under-cabinet lighting, and overhead downlights to abolish face shadows. Exploring the exact sentiment you want your bathroom space to have, at different times – morning work rush, to the relaxing bath soak – is important. Good lighting can ensure the area can quickly transform from one requirement to another.
With professional advice from an experienced bathroom designer, you can encapsulate all the features and feelings you want to create in your unique new space, allowing you to customise your exact needs while adding that wow-factor. From chic ultra-contemporary spaces, to warm luxurious traditional bathrooms. Your expert bathroom designer can ensure your dream bathroom is not only spectacular on the eyes, but also incredibly functional and full of focal points, textures and warmth.