Your bathroom should be a cosy spot where you can relax and get comfortable after a long day at work. If you are planning on remodelling your bathroom or you are perhaps building a new one, you sure want to create an atmosphere that is private, yet welcoming and stylish.
As a relaxing and luxurious alternative to a shower, a good bathtub is among the most essential bathroom fittings to set the scene for your bathroom. Choosing the perfect tub for your fresh bathroom deepens mostly on how much space you have available. You also need to consider the height and slope of the backrest, to make sure you can fully submerge under the water. A lot of different models are available nowadays to match everyone’s preferences. You can choose from the following types of bathtubs.
A freestanding tub is one that is finished on all sides and can stand alone. Although they function in the same way as built-in tubs, more and more people are embarking on this new bathroom trend. The most popular choice today are acrylic tubs that come in a large variety of designs, both modern and traditional. Being relatively lightweight, these tubs are easy to maneuver and install.
Acrylic freestanding tubs are available in multiple shapes and designs, white and black being most trendy colours. If you plan on making the bathtub a focal point in your bathroom (as it should be), opt for an opulent luxurious dark grey concrete bath that oozes with an invitation for ultimate relaxation.
Clawfoot bathtubs are immediately associated with luxury – perfect for enjoying an evening relax bath with candles and champagne, or morning aromatherapy bath for a better start of the day. Among the wide range of Australian bathroom products, you can choose from single-ended or double-ended bathtubs.
The single-ended model is typically designed for one person to relax in the tub. Since the taps are located at one end makes them ideal for bath showers which have a mixer shower valve, as this can be fitted to the wall directly above the taps and waste.
For a more luxurious, yet practical purpose, choose a cast iron bath with a porcelain finish. The cast iron maintains the heat and the durable porcelain finish is not only stylish, but also easy to clean and maintain. These models usually come with complete decorative cast iron feet that gives your total bathroom decor an elegant finish.
A double-ended bath has the waste and taps fitted in the centre of the tub or to the wall. Both ends of the bath tend to be identical, so you can face either way while in the bath with comfort and ease. This model provides the opportunity for a relaxing bath with your loved one and is also perfect for bathing children (since the taps are in the middle and there’s more space).
A corner tub is a great option if you have limited space and a regularly shaped tub won’t be as practical. These tubs fit perfectly into a corner, thus opening up space for other bath fittings. Corner tubs are available in a vast array of sizes and depths to fit in virtually every bathroom and corner.
You will be amazed to see what a change a basin can make to a bathroom. With all the options available on the market, consider the following factors when choosing the perfect one for your bathroom.
Undermount basin. This type of basin sits underneath the counter and helps create a seamless, clean look.
Top-mount basin. A top-mount or drop-in, these basins are designed to sit on top of the counter, as the name suggests. These are suitable for most countertop materials, including wood and laminate.
Pedestal basin. If you have limited space or are just looking for a simple, traditional style basin, this is the perfect choice for you.
Vessel sink. A vessel sink is one that generally sits completely on top of the countertop, although some models sit partially below the counter.
Shape and Size
You can choose from round, oval, square, rectangular or some asymmetrical forms.
White porcelain and glazed ceramic might be the most common materials basins used to be made, but beside them, you can choose from concrete and a natural stone carved basis for a more industrial look on your bathroom.
Upgrading your bathroom with a new vanity comes with an army of benefits. Not only can it completely change the atmosphere in your bathroom, but it can also be a solution for extra storage thus providing a smoother morning routine.
These are available in literally every size to suit even the smallest bathroom, and you can choose from one cabinet to two, three or more cabinets. Placed on the ground, or hung on the wall, you can use your vanity to store all your cosmetics.
For a more appealing effect, choose a piece in light oak finish.
A good mirror can be an essential component of any room, but this goes especially for your bathroom. Since there are many options for size, style and shape to choose from, just like it is the case with any Australian bathroom products, consider the size of your mirror to be relative to that of your vanity. Regarding height, the more you can get, the better because it will provide more viewing angles and open up the space. Choose a simple oval or rectangular mirror with a golden frame for a more contemporary style.