These days’ bathrooms are more than a place to have a shower and do your hair. Today’s modern bathroom is a peaceful private place to unwind from the stresses of the day and if designed right, can leave you lingering for hours.

Key elements in creating an inviting and ambient bathroom will depend on your choice of colour, lighting, texture and aroma – all factors that create the warmth of a great bathroom. Remember the bathrooms of the 70’s… carpet floors and avocado coloured sinks, hum drum. Today’s modern bathroom has clever touches that will make your bathroom stand out.

Things to consider when creating your bathroom environment that will instantly mellow your guests (even if it’s a quick trip to the loo).

Rustic design
If you’re not into luxurious bathrooms with a large space, technologies and chic designs – go back to when things were simple and elegant. Warm, woody places with simple original details. A rustic style combines industrial, minimalist, shabby chic with traditional style. Use natural materials like stone, wood and calming furniture to create a relaxing atmosphere and feel closer to nature.

Storage and organisation
A well-organised bathroom is a bathroom with organized bathroom furniture and accessories. Storage is an important aspect of any bathroom makeover and makes a huge difference to the overall look and feel of the room. There are three ways to organize and store bathroom items: wall storage, towel racks and shelves. Start by having a good sort out of your bathroom, this will help you to choose the best bathroom furniture. Have a clean bench-top; it will make your bathroom seem bigger. Ladders are good for towel storage, draws under your sink with compartments, shelves, hanging compartments behind the door, rustic side tables and remember to put everything away.

Mirror, mirror on the wall
The mirror is one of the most important features for functionality and aesthetics. It is used for everything from shaving to plucking your eyebrows. This makes a mirror more than just an accessory, it’s a necessity. So how do you to determine the best mirror for your bathroom and choose from all the different styles, designs, and shapes?

  • A mirror cabinet is probably the most popular among bathroom mirror designs and it’s a great way to save space in your bathroom. It provides easy access to your bathroom stuff and other accessories. Regardless of the design and style of your mirror it should complement the theme of your bathroom so stick with the theme.
  • Choosing a framed mirror design provides a great centerpiece and is designed for elegance and sophistication to enhance the style of your bathroom. Framed mirrors make your bathroom appear to be wider than its actual area. You can choose from aluminum, hard plastic, fiberglass or a wood frame for a rustic look.
  • A plate glass mirror is a simple yet elegant choice. It’s a neat and clean finish and best for a bathroom with a minimal design.
  • If you go for a wall of mirrors in your bathroom, don’t worry this does not mean you’re a complete narcissist. A wall full of different styles and shapes of mirrors will add light and a wonderful quirky feel to your room.

The bath
The first thing you see when you walk into any bathroom is the bath and if you’re going for a classically designed bathroom the bath needs to be a real show off. Consider a roll top bath, a slipper bath or other freestanding baths to act as a centerpiece for your bathroom. So long as it looks elegant and stylish the eye will be drawn towards it.

Refurbishing your bathroom can be challenging and it can be difficult to know where to begin. A good start is to decide what you don’t like about your old bathroom and make a list of the things that you would like to change.

Need advice or just a chat, call Brad your local Gold Coast Builder specialising in tilt panel factory builds and all commercial and residential builds.