Beautiful Bathrooms start with great layout and functionality

Beautiful Bathrooms start with great layout and functionality

Did you know that the average Australian bathroom measures 2.7m x 1.8m? We’ve sourced some great tips to help you nail the layout, function and style of your new bathroom.

Did you know that the average Australian bathroom measures 2.7m x 1.8m? We’ve sourced some great tips to help you nail the layout, function and style of your new bathroom.
Where to start?
Begin by looking at “the whole picture rather than considering isolated features,” an industry expert tells houseofhome.com.au.

“It’s crucial to have the overall bathroom size and bathroom design in mind so that space is managed thoughtfully and intelligently,” he says.

Get the layout and function right first and then let your imagination run wild when choosing tiles, hardware and colours for your bathroom, he adds.


The design gurus at Home Beautiful magazine agree. They advise you to hit the shops to see the latest products and design innovations for yourself.

“Ask lots of questions and don't be afraid to visit a number (of showrooms) to compare pricing and alternatives,” they add.

Let nature inspire you
“Bathroom design and layouts are increasingly aimed at amping up the luxe factor, with an emphasis on natural light and sleek, streamlined minimalism,” says the HIA.

In its latest edition of Housing, they add: “Opening up a bathroom to the big outdoors is a sure-fire way to give a home a relaxing resort atmosphere… water, stone and plants go naturally so why not enjoy them from inside and out?”

Walk-in showers can help to create a sense of openness too.

The HIA also reports that new production techniques are allowing companies to develop engineered benchtops which “reliably mimic the high-end beauty of natural stones, with the double bonus of being both more cost effective and more durable”.


Storage is king
All Australian Architecture names storage, ventilation and lighting (natural and man-made) in its ‘Top 10’ essential bathroom ideas.

“These days, more than ever, bathrooms need a lot of storage…try creating a storage wall that runs the whole length of the bathroom, and if you can, have a lower mirrored cabinet for the kids,” they write.

For a warm and inviting bathroom, ensure it is light and bright, they add. “Where you can't get good natural light, try using uplights to bounce light off the ceilings and walls – daylight corrected globes help too.”

They also say that you should choose your tiles carefully, considering safety and ongoing maintenance. Size and finish matter. A non-slip tile for the floor is essential but not necessary for the walls. Will natural stone be porous or require extra sealing? Will you tiler charge extra for large format tiles or to lay intricate patterns?

Need more inspiration? Take a look at Pinterest or Instagram or speak to one of the designers at Pindan Homes today on 9471 5300.
Source: Pindan Homes