Bathroom Renovation Ideas
Since there are many types of tiles, most homeowners find it hard to select the best tiles for their bathrooms. Here are some basic tips that can help you choose the right tiles for your dream bathroom.
Tiles can make a huge difference to the entire appearance of your home. It can make your house more elegant and improve the value of your home. The most common types of tiles are ceramic, porcelain and natural stone.
Ceramic tiles – in large in sizes are subject to distortion in the manufacturing process. Therefore, if your planning on using large tiles a porcelain tile may be a better product.
Stone Tiles – although they look great are high maintenance and require additional care when installing due to their porosity.
Porcelain Tiles – have low water absorption, very straight and often have rectified edges meaning grout joins can be kept to a minimum. Although, they can be harder to work with and most tilers tend to charge a little more for the laying costs.
Enjoy the Luxury of Under Floor Heating Systems this winter
When was the last time you woke up on a chilly morning and dropped your feet onto a warm, comforting floor?
If the answer is never, then you need to experience the luxury of under floor heating. (which is more economical than you might expect)
Today’s best under floor heating systems use either electrical resistance elements or fluid flowing through pipes to heat the floor – either of which also can be used in concert with a whole-house heating system.
The professionals can provide the advice and expertise to help you decide which under floor heating system suits your needs, taste, and budget. It’s economically sound, but the comfort it brings is unparalleled, the feeling on your feet is heavenly – so find out more information.
- When paired with a whole-house heating or cooling system, under floor heating provides comfortable, evenly distributed temperature throughout a room – or the entire house.
- No maintenance!
- More efficient than radiator based systems.
- Free up wall and floor space to offer a high-end finish
- Can be expensive
- Retrofit installation can be a upheaval
- Not all underfloor heating systems can replace radiators as the main heating source
- Longer heat-up times
No room in the home gets as much tough love as the bathroom.
Nevertheless, what we are about to see is a great shift in perception involving this undervalued space, taking its prominence in the traditional home. We will be seeing bathrooms of the future increasingly becoming a personalised home retreat, a sanctuary of its own.
To overcome the limitations of a small space, which most bathrooms are, the task is to boost the sense of space. A glass veil around a shower, visually expands the room, making it feel much larger than it really is. Transforming dark bathrooms into bright, spacious rooms will involve allowing for plenty of natural light.
The image on your left, of a powder room, sits in the centre of the building, which posed as a tough challenge because light and ventilation were major issues. The 3.7 x 1.2 metre space had the potential to feel like a dark closet if we didn’t come up with some innovative design solutions.
We incorporated a walk-in shower, which was designed for use without a shower screen. Large format white gloss tiles (900 X 300 mm) impacted the space with light. And the contemporary touches included, a solid 30mm granite wash plane, that sat exactly opposite the entry door, adding a sense of drama.
The success of the bathroom is in the details: LED lighting; used to backlight the mirrored storage cabinet, the door is hinged to create a visual barrier to the toilet when entering the room. An OdourVac system was installed, to efficiently extract the odour from within toilet bowl, that is then vented under floor.
Investing in a quality bathroom design will increase the overall enjoyment and value of your home.