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Transform your bathroom shoebox into a private sanctuary

Monday, October 29th 2018

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Even the smallest of bathroom spaces can feel contemporary and chic. Our Bathroom Happiness Lab Book holds all the secrets to making the most of your small space.

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You may be working with a tight footprint, but there are plenty of product innovations and clever design-moves that will help transform your bathroom ‘shoebox’ into a sanctuary. From wall hung vanities to freestanding baths, wall-hung basins and more, we’ve got numerous options that deliver beauty and innovation in a compact and functional manner.

Storage savvy

Start by thinking about how you can maximise your space with a wall hung vanity, concealed storage and recessed cabinetry. Ideal for creating that illusion of space, the Rifco Acqua and ISSY Halo wall hung vanities are designed to free up your bathroom floor space and hide the clutter. Meanwhile the Issy Z1 Recessed Oval Mirror with Shaving Cabinet adds a touch of refinement with its graceful form, and the added convenience of two internal shelves recessed into the wall.
When it comes to creative approaches to storage, the roof can be the limit. “Tallboys are a wonderful storage option because they take advantage of the room’s under-utilised vertical space”, says Reece Bathroom Business Manager, Daniela Santilli in a recent interviewwith Homes To Love.

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Wet zone wishlist

Renovation gurus, Three Birds Renovations, advise that early planning is key to nailing your bathroom layout. “Our best tip for saving space on your bathroom floorplan is to create a wet zone by positioning the shower next to the bath”, they say. A freestanding bath is the ultimate in bathroom luxe with smaller options like the Posh Solus Freestanding Bath succinctly sized at 1500mm x 700mm x 560mm. Equally you can create a sense of space in your shower zone, without compromising on style with a Custom Glass Shower Screen. To make the shower screen selection process even easier, try the Custom Glass Shower Screen Selector tool. This tool allows you to custom make your shower screen that’s perfect for your bathroom.

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When it comes toilets, the team at Three Birds Renovations opted for an in-wall cistern and wall hung toilet for a clean and seamless finish. This takes the emphasis off bulky toilet pans and cisterns and puts the focus back on the walls and tiling. The Hideaway+ Thin Button/Plate Inwall ABS in Brushed Nickel or Matte Black is an elegant and streamlined flushing solution that becomes a design highlight in itself. Combined with a back-to-wall pan, such as the Roca The Gap Rimless Back to Wall Toilet Pan, your toilet will be an impressive punctuation point.

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Tile tactics

When it comes to tying your bathroom space together, your tiles are one of your most powerful design tools. “Larger tiles mean fewer grout lines and less disruption to the eye, so they make a room look bigger”, says Daniela. “Using the same tile on the walls and the floor can also work in your favour”.

Want more tips for making your bathroom renovation your best project yet? Pick up a Bathroom Happiness Lab Book at your local Reece store, request a copy to be sent to you here, or to browse our all-new Bathroom Renovation Guide, click here.

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