Although the bathroom may be the smallest room in our house, it’s an important room that serves both a practical and an emotional function. It’s the place where we put ourselves together to face the day, and for many, it’s where we go to escape the world and relax as well.
However, it is also one of the more complicated rooms to create or remodel, but with the latest tips from leading design experts, the process to create your dream bathroom will be smoother and easier.
“Everyone has different needs, budgets, values, and personal styles they want reflected in their bathroom,” Andy Grigor, head of design and Innovation at Methven. “When choosing bathroom fixtures and fittings, we would like you to consider three simple rules, being feeling, function and form.”
“The feeling rule is considering how you want your finished bathroom to feel,” says Andy. “Relaxing, fresh and welcoming? Modern and minimalist, or with some Hamptons detailed charm? And how this will fit in with the rest of your home?”
The basin mixer is typically the hero of your tapware collection. Once you are happy with this choice, select your shower and bathroom accessories with complementary shapes to complete your bathroom and create a cohesive look.
“You need to get specific on how your bathroom will function,” says Andy. “While this includes practicalities such as a bath or no bath, it’s also about the different functions your bathroom could perform during the course of a day – such as a place to move through quickly on your way to work in the morning, or the ability to become a relaxing zone when you take a soak in the tub.”
Form is deciding on the materials and textures you like to create the style you are after. While sharp, geometric forms have ruled interior spaces in the past couple of years, design trends are now shifting toward soft curves, and rounded edges. This trend inspires the feeling of comfort and encompasses a sense of welcome.
“Bring your personal style to play within the functional framework you’ve developed,” says Andy.
To create a high-end bathroom look, choose classic styles and a simple colour pallet, particularly with tiles and elements which are more complex and therefore costly to change. Spend your time on getting the layout and functionality of your bathroom right, supported by quality fittings you can rely on for years.
Methven products are available through Bunnings Warehouse, Reece and plumbing stores and showrooms nationwide.