Gone are the days of a single outhouse hidden away from the home in a cramped and uncomfortable location. Today our homes feature numerous bathrooms, all with different functions. Most homes will include a main bathroom and ensuite, and sometimes also a guest bathroom or powder room as well.
This means the approach to bathroom design needs to be flexible enough to incorporate the needs of a variety of users across a range of different situations. The main bathroom is often the children’s bathroom and sometimes also has to function as the bathroom used by visitors, so careful planning is essential to ensure it’s always efficient as well as a comfortable and welcoming space.
The ensuite bathroom has evolved from a small, practical bathroom with a basin and a toilet attached to a bedroom, to a fully kitted-out wellness space where parents can relax and unwind. So, the trick in designing these spaces is to keep in mind the requirements of busy mornings as well as relaxing evenings.
In terms of colour schemes, the trend has been towards more neutral/natural palettes which allow homeowners to add accessories in brighter tones in order to personalise the space. We often see the introduction of luxury elements such as freestanding baths or bling tapware as homeowners invest in the lifestyle they want to create.
Double vanities are a must for any busy family with the larger bench space and dual basins really making the difference during frantic mornings. As well, the larger vanity provides the opportunity to create more storage space to keep often used items close to hand.
A large, walk-in shower is a “must-have” on most homeowner’s wish lists and these days they are often equipped with dual shower heads in a combination of shower rails and ceiling-mounted rain showers. While these inclusions have lifestyle enhancing properties, they also have practical applications as when bathing or showering children, for example.
Your bathroom should be a space where you feel the most relaxed but it should also be designed to actively help during the busiest times of the day. Clever bathroom design will make the most of every centimetre of the available space, both for storage and the inclusion of accessories, fittings and fixtures that add to the functionality of the room.
At Natura Homes, our bathrooms do all this and more. Talk to our expert designers and builders about your bathroom wish list today and we’ll help you design a home that has all you need.