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What is your ultimate bathroom style and why?
The ultimate bathroom style is a sleek, contemporary
space. A feeling of space in a bathroom creates a sense of
luxury, this can be maximised by using wall-hung sanitary
ware such as wall-hung pans combined with a concealed
cistern. Long wall-hung basins with two tapholes allow
simultaneous use and recessed shelving maximise storage
space, creating a seamless, modern look. Using products
with strong clean lines is key to creating a modern look.
Cost aside, what is the dream feature
of the ultimate bathroom?
Freestanding baths and spas make a bold statement and
are the perfect focal point for the bathroom. Flush-
mounted showers recessed into the ceiling help to
maintain the seamless appearance in a modern space
and provide a sense of luxury. High quality sanitary ware
and furniture are also important aspects with well-placed
pieces helping to align your bathroom to a specific style.
Companies are now moving away from the traditional
high polished chrome and exploring other finishes. Abey
is providing certain styles in brushed nickel, pearl, gold
and black. They give people the opportunity to be more
creative and bold in their design choices.
What materials do you recommend using
when creating/designing this look?
Tapware such as the Kota, Quatro or Next from Noken
sit well in a modern contemporary space as they provide
style combined with strong clean lines. Accessories
such as the Block and Cubo provide the perfect design
accents to the contemporary room. When it comes to
sanitaryware -- Hatria, Olympia and Marblo have ranges
that would sit comfortably within a modern bathroom.
Mosaico+ is an Italian-based company o ering high
quality mosaic tiles. These beautifully crafted tiles are
available in a range of finishes and styles.
Glass, wood and metal finishes could all be used
in a contemporary bathroom to create a spectacular
backdrop, in certain ranges there is the possibility to
customise designs and colours also. Another option for
walls is Akril panel, which is suitable for use within wet
areas and gives a beautiful luminescent appearance.
How can people incorporate this style of
bathroom without a total renovation? What
are simple ways to create your chosen style?
Redecorating is one of the easiest ways to update and
refresh a space. A lick of paint or creating a feature
wall using Mosaico+ can completely transform a room.
Simply purchasing new accessories can also update a look
and create a base for the style you wish to implement.
Updating tapware and sanitaryware is the ultimate way
to transform a space. If creating a contemporary space
ranges such as Hatria, Marblo and Noken have a wide
range of styles and looks to choose from.
Before undertaking any renovation it is always a good
idea to contact a plumber or come in to Galvin Design to
discuss the plans for your space, we are happy to help and
advise on product selections.
Galvin Design Gallery, 10 Sundercombe St, Osborne Park,
(08) 9441 8588, www.galvins.com.au.
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