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Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom

Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom

Design ideas for an existing bathroom are just what you need for rejuvenating a tired space. So I’ve compiled some great design ideas with creativity and innovation to get you in the mood. Cosmetic, not structural, changes can usually be undertaken with some elbow grease and a free weekend. In my experience it’s best to be serious about fixtures, storage, and amenities but play with colours and surfaces. So what can you achieve? Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom. Change the vanity. Instead of buying a regular run-of-the-mill vanity, why not recycle a character-laden piece of pre-loved furniture? It’s not…

Designing Ensuites and Bathrooms

Designing Ensuites and Bathrooms

Bathrooms have come a long way so designing ensuites and bathrooms are far from the utilitarian places of yesteryear whereby a quick wash and brush of the teeth was all that was warranted. The modern bathroom is certainly where we wash off and brush away the grime of the day. However many have morphed in to places of relaxation with a ‘day spa’ vibe. There’s plenty to think about if you considering a bathroom extension or renovation. – Who will use the space? – At what times of the day will the bathroom be used the most? – Will you…

ME by Starck for a Dream Bathroom

ME by Starck for a Dream Bathroom

Seriously swoon-worthy designer, Phillipe Starck, has impacted many genres of design. So when I saw the ME by Starck washbasins I knew it could only mean ONE THING – seriously modern bathrooms. Personally, I am a big fan of concrete slab interiors. Sure, concrete can be cold BUT it can be FABULOUS. Concrete may be lacking in warmth but your decor doesn’t have to. Candana Bathroom Wares in Wooolahra, Sydney, stock some of the most prestige bathroom fittings in the world, so it’s no happy accident they have chosen the luxurious ME by Starck furniture washbasins for their clients. Created…

Super Smart Small Ensuites

Super Smart Small Ensuites

You won’t find a new house without an ensuite and most master bedroom renovations include the addition of small ensuites, or full-scale luxury bathrooms reminiscent of a day spa. Raymor has responded to our penchant for the sweeter things in life by designing a super smart small ensuites range of bathroom products that maximise space.

Quality Bathroom Tapware for Less from Kohler

Quality Bathroom Tapware for Less from Kohler

Bathroom renovations can be costly so savvy homeowners look for savings where they can. But no-one wants to skimp on quality, especially on bathroom tapware as it’s a necessary and obvious feature. Which is why Kohler has developed the new Kumin collection of bathroom tapware boasting simple design with high-end performance. And talk about quality. The single lever basin mixers with matching shower mixer are softly curved with a pillowed profile. However that’s not the best feature. The mixers’ 35mm cartridge has been tested to an impressive one million cycles showing a lifespan of 50 years; twice the industry average….

Bathroom Design Tips from An Expert

Bathroom Design Tips from An Expert

Each week, I write a feature for the ‘Weekender Herald’ based on the Home + Interiors discussions on my 88.9FM Hills Radio show. So each week, I’ll post here a review of my article. Last week, I interviewed Marc Reed, the Managing Director of Candana Bathroom Ware. Marc shared some great bathroom design tips that will help you make the most of your space. Soap is to the body, what laughter is to the soul. Whomever made this astute observation is either a clean freak or a bathroom lover. Evolving from places where we simply brush ‘n flush, todays bathrooms…

Check Out  A Modern Masterpiece of Bathroom Culture

Check Out A Modern Masterpiece of Bathroom Culture

If you think the title of this article is a mouthful, you’ll be gobsmacked when you see the magnificent Meisterstueck Centro Duo Oval by Kaldewei. When it comes to a thoroughly modern masterpiece your bathroom will be transformed into a gallery of pioneering design with the addition of this curvaceous bath. A leader in bathroom luxury, Candana is proud to introduce the new Meisterstueck Centro Duo Oval to its Australian showroom. Designed by Kaldewei, one of the most lauded bathroom manufacturers in the world, this new range has won multiple international design awards including the 2015 German Design Award. Kaldewei…

12 Luxury Bathrooms That Scream Opulence

12 Luxury Bathrooms That Scream Opulence

Luxury bathrooms somehow got me sidetracked when I planned to write an article on shower rooms. Wet areas, such as bathrooms, tend to be more like day spas these days with free-standing tubs, large showers, double vanities and excess floor space. But I was quite un-prepared for the opulence of some of these luxury bathrooms. Would you like marble, crystal taps, velvet swags, wrought iron chandeliers and sweeping views with that? Now maybe some of these homeowners spend an inordinate amount of time in their luxury bathrooms – women mostly, I guess, but whose to say? Clearly lack of storage…

Monochromatic : Black and White Bathroom

Monochromatic : Black and White Bathroom

A monochromatic colour scheme does not refer simply to the use of black & white. Monochromatic refers to the use of one colour hue – mono – and its shades, tints and tones. This style of decor allows for a greater range of contrasting tones therefore attracting attention, creating focus and even supporting legibility. However, black and white are ‘non-colours’ so careful design and colour knowledge minimise spaces looking stark and bland; this combination can look modern, clean, fresh and dynamic. Before I show you a new black and white bathroom designed by Raymor, I want to show some other…

New Minamalist Washbasins from Duravit

New Minamalist Washbasins from Duravit

If you are looking for simple, stylish and minamalist washbasins for your bathroom then you’ll love the new range of Duravit DuraStyle, freshly minted at Candana’s newly renovated showroom. Deliberately understated, this floor-mounted furniture is designed by Matteo Thun & Partners to blend seamlessly into any bathroom.

Clever Bathroom Storage

Clever Bathroom Storage

Do you have enough storage in your bathroom? Me either. If you don’t plan to renovate but want to use your current space better, then how about clever bathroom storage? Lincoln Sentry have designed systems that will increase your current storage by up to 55%. Say what? Yes, Lincoln Sentry systems utilise corners and under-mounted basin surrounds while optimising every centimetre of space in drawer and cupboard areas. Fabulous! One of the key features women, especially, need is drawers to house all their items but in a compact manner – they want to be able to see everything easily, at…