Want to know what separates the best bathrooms from regular bathrooms?
As one of Melbourne’s leading, award-winning bathroom and home renovation companies, we’re responsible for creating some of Melbourne’s best bathrooms—and now we’re going to share some of the things that really set them apart from everything else out there.
So here goes…
Contextual design choices
The best bathrooms pay homage to their environment, always respecting the overarching style of the home.
Period homes can assume a very distinctively different style from what you might see in a modern mid-century home, a country cottage, a Mediterranean-style home or a contemporary new build. The best bathrooms tend to be sympathetic to the era and style of the home, while slightly reinterpreting the rules to add contemporary elements that appeal to today’s lifestyles.
Bold tile selections
Bold tile selections can be incredibly effective in a bathroom because of their ability to transform a functional space into a visually striking and personality-filled oasis.
We’re seeing plenty of vibrant colours, intricate patterns and unique textures being used to create a sense of drama and add an instant wow factor to the room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a mosaic shower floor or a vanity backsplash, bold tiles go a long way to inject some extra character and make a lasting impression.
Statement mirrors are a major feature we often see because they provide both a functional and decorative element.
Not only do they serve a practical purpose for grooming and getting ready, but they also have the ability to elevate the overall aesthetic of the space. From unique shapes to ornate frames, backlighting or impressive sizes, statement mirrors create a captivating focal point that reflects light, visually expands the room and adds a touch of elegance and sophistication.
Many Melbournians pride themselves on their individuality, and many homeowners will make intentional design choices that make a statement about their personality and who they are.
From features like a custom-designed vanity to eclectic patterned wallpaper, feature tapware or bold tile or colour selections, it’s design choices like these that often distinguish the best bathrooms from standard bathroom designs.
Bathrooms designed to evoke a spa-like atmosphere are definitely trending across Melbourne.
Elements like rainfall showerheads, steam showers, aromatherapy diffusers and built-in benches or seating areas are designed to enhance relaxation and rejuvenation, doing a great job transforming what might be an otherwise ordinary bathroom into something truly exceptional.
Smart bathroom technology encompasses a wide range of innovative features designed to enhance convenience, efficiency and comfort in the bathroom and is fast gaining popularity.
From motion-activated faucets and LED-lit mirrors to integrated Bluetooth speakers, touchless toilets and programmable shower systems that allow you to set the water temperature and flow, smart tech is fast becoming a must-have element in every high-end bathroom renovation.
While we just discussed some popular bathroom smart tech, we thought underfloor heating deserved some extra attention.
While underfloor heating is essential in Melbourne, the concept is now going one step further with most premium underfloor heating systems also featuring smart tech capabilities that allow you to remotely control and adjust the temperature of your floors using smartphone apps or even voice command systems.
The best bathrooms always include a combination of different lighting sources, allowing the user to customise the lighting scheme to suit what they’re doing.
Rather than simply sticking to heat and downlights, the best bathrooms tend to also include things like vanity mirrors with integrated face-level lighting to ensure seamless make-up application, underlit vanities to emphasise a sense of spaciousness and wall sconces or pendants to act as an ambient decorative feature.
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