When starting a new Melbourne bathroom renovation, many people feel constricted by the existing plumbing structures in their old house, making their layout preferences irrelevant to the final appearance of the room. If you are willing to invest in a full on demolition and architectural gutting, however, in order to form a clean slate for your Melbourne home remodel, you will probably find that you can come up with a much more practical layout, whether it follows one of the more common room variations or is wholly of your own invention.
Technically, the only aspect that makes a room a bathroom is the inclusion of a bathtub, and many home owners these days have opted to remove their bath or even move it to another space in the house. So what makes up a room for bathing in Melbourne? In Australia, the current trend in bathrooms is to have simply a shower and a vanity, with some storage space and room for dressing, while a the toilet is relegated to separate room.
This common layout is possibly the simplest combination you can reach, however, and many more ambitious designers have been pushing Melbourne spaces out of the realm of the utility room and into the luxury sphere. These bathrooms commonly include aspects such as potted plants, twin tubs, elegant dressing screens and even area rugs. These extravagant Melbourne spaces obviously require a significant amount of room, making more scaled down options much more practical for most homes.
In fact, many Melbourne bathroom renovators are in a constant search for ways in which to reach a state of comfort and elegance within tight space and usage constraints. If congestion in this room is a problem, you might consider constructing a small powder room or half bathroom at one end of your home, while also renovating your existing full washing space. Powder rooms are a common variation on the typical layout and contain only a toilet and washbasin.
Bathroom layouts need to be designed with consideration given to the people that will be using the space. Public toilets in Melbourne, for example, are usually long and straight rooms with multiple sinks and toilets stalls, making it easy for a large number of people to line up and use the space at once. Private bathrooms, however, can be designed in a much more personal and cosy way, by forming an environment that is comforting and relaxing for the singular user. Once you have decided on the most comfortable and convenient layout for your Melbourne space you can start considering decisions such as tile and hardware choices.
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