Purpose and practicality2018-08-15T10:15:57+00:00

Think about who is going to use the new bathroom, and how they will use it.

Whatever the size of your bathroom renovation project, the biggest decisions will start falling into place when priorities are clear as to how much ‘form’ is important, compared to ‘function’.

Some bathroom redesigns are strongly based on emotions, like when we fall in love with the style of a particular bathroom we’ve seen on TV or in an interior design magazine.

Minimalism is a strong design trend in bathrooms right now. Yet, in practical terms, a single basin mounted on a sleek benchtop – with no cabinet or drawers underneath – cannot satisfy real-world bathroom storage needs. A stunning-looking bathroom that isn’t totally practical in everyday terms is an example of ‘form’, or emotional decision-making, gaining too much sway over ‘function’ and common-sense.

The trick is to find the perfect balance between form and function, so that your new bathroom looks beautiful and expresses your style, and also works very well for all users over many, many years.

Achieving style and quality on a budget.

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Many ‘purists’ believe that ‘style’ and ‘budget’ should not appear in the same sentence. But these are financially challenging times and the household purse strings are often stretched to near breaking point. So when it [...]

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Top 5 bathroom renovation decisions.

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Before getting into the specifics of choosing your new bathroom fixtures, fittings and finishes – once you’ve got the basics of your existing bathroom mapped-out with our Free Bathroom Planner – think about the following points [...]

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Future-proofing for changing trends.

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Generally speaking, you can’t go too far wrong by choosing high quality bathroomware in classic, practical designs – especially for fixtures such as baths, basins, toilets, and tiles. You can make more dramatic or fashion-conscious [...]

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Bathroom renovation as a long-term investment.

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An important factor for everyone to consider in renovation decision-making is the potential for market appeal should the property be sold eventually. If you’re renovating your ‘forever home’ right now, there could be little concern [...]

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Bathroom renovation for profit.

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Bathroom design trends are always evolving, as with all interior décor fashions. You might be revamping a bathroom today according to some new fad, going all-out for ‘wow factor’, and maybe hoping to resell the [...]

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