5 inspirational bathroom and laundry design solutions you’ll love
Laundries and bathrooms are two of the most used spaces in our homes, and while they serve essentially as practicalities, that doesn’t mean they can’t also be stylish. A few simple design choices can make a world of difference in transforming each space, from your choice of tiles to sophisticated cabinetry that reduces clutter.
So, if you’re thinking about revamping your laundry or bathroom, but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few examples of projects we’ve worked on recently that might offer some inspiration.
50 shades of white
All-white bathroom palettes never go out of style and are great for that clean look and feel. A monochrome colour scheme also means that you can easily switch out décor when you want a change without having to worry about colour clashes. This bathroom we worked on for a client in Glen Alpine takes the all-white look up a notch, mixing marbled tiling with Hamptons-style white cabinetry, white basin, and décor.
Niches or built-in shelving is a clever way to keep your most-used bathroom products close to hand yet out of the way. You can add decorative elements such as small succulents or tea lights, which are great if you desire a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom. Niches are easily created throughout a space such as this bathroom. Location, size and design are three important aspects when considering a niche in your bathroom and a simple discussion with the right builder will result in the perfect storage solution.
A mosaic wall, like this greyscale feature wall we created on a project in Glen Alpine, is a simple way to add some dimension and sophistication to an otherwise minimalist space. Having a statement wall such as this, also negates the need to crowd your bench space with décor.
Laundries and bathrooms are typically small and narrow spaces, so it’s important to do your research and find an experienced renovator who will help you think innovatively to make the most of valuable space. Existing cupboard space can be repurposed as space for a drop-down ironing station, for example, or to conceal laundry hampers.
Bathroom cabinet space is generally limited, which is why hung or recessed mirrored cabinets are a great option to store all your essentials without compromising on space. Built-in cabinets with beveled edges acting as almost invisible handles are also great if you want to achieve a clean, minimalist look.
Matte black tapware doesn’t seem to be waning in popularity since coming on the bathroom scene a few years back. It offers an interesting and bold design. A great alternative to the typical chrome, particularly as a graphic pop against an all-white palette.
Tile choice is one of the biggest and most expensive decisions to make in a bathroom or laundry makeover. These days, there are plenty of styles and sizes on the market that can work within any budget. The key factor to keep in mind is your colour scheme. When it comes to design, finding the perfect colour palette can be your leading element to having created that perfect space. Your tile choice will attract attention, set the mood, and even influence the emotions and perceptions of people utilising that space.
Ceramic or porcelain tiles?
Porcelain tiles are a popular option for the floor, especially for high-traffic areas as they are long-lasting, easy to clean and absorb less than .05% of water. Ceramic tiles are popular on walls as they are easier to handle and are available in more up-to-date and intricate designs. Ceramic tiles also normally come under a lower price point compared to porcelain tiles.