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Choosing the Right Vanity for your Bathroom

The vanity is not the most attractive part in reconditioning your bathroom but choosing the right one can make a difference. So knowing the way to select the right materials, size and style for your vanity that is suitable for your bathroom and will function for your needs is essential. Read and learn more of the following:

Placement

Find a good spot for your vanity that will not hinder the traffic flow in the bathroom, or obstruct the bathroom door or the door swing of the shower. Take note if the areas around are accessible for cleaning and if there is enough space for foot traffic if the vanity doors are open. Moreover, remember that the vanity has a lot to do with the bathroom’s function, and create a space around it for proper function.

Changing the plumbing around for the installation of a vanity can be very expensive. Placing the vanity at a distance from other bath fixtures is a higher cost for rough plumbing. Look for any plumbing services in Sydney to deal with plumbing issues.

Materials

A humid, wet and busy environment is the usual place for vanities and choosing the right materials for your vanity that can withstand this kind of environment is very important. Among the materials suitable for a durable vanity are laminates, wood veneers and thermofoil. Wood should be sealed and lacquered well but it doesn’t guarantee that it will not get any damage when exposed to water for a long time. Also consider the durability of your vanity top and opt to easy-to-clean grout.

Storage

In making a decision about the amount of storage you will need, consider the things you really use. Make an inventory of the things you store in your existing vanity and organize everything based on what you need to have in reach and you just need to have nearby. You may consider hanging vanities with drawers for a good amount of storage. In case you cannot change your tiny vanity cabinet, you may install additional cabinets that rest on the counters.

Size

Basically, the size of the vanity follows with size of your bathroom. At the same time, consider evaluating the lifestyle and things you demand for a vanity. This will give you a clear picture of how big your vanity should be. It is recommended to get started with a vanity that is at least 21 inches deep and 24 inches wide.

For more information please visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Choosing the Right Tile for Your Bathroom

Tiles can add value to a bathroom! And with their hygienic and water resistant properties, are a popular choice for any wet area. There are various unique finishes on offer that can’t be matched by other materials. Whether it is ceramic, porcelain, travertine or slate, bathrooms can accommodate all types of tiles.

Here are some tips to help you narrow down your choices and find out which is the right tile for your bathroom:

Hygiene

10836323064_8574f2c299_bWith their fresh appearance and easy wipe surfaces, tiles offer a great hygienic solution to a bathroom. While tiles are water-resistant, they are not totally waterproof. Before tiling, you can waterproof the shower area with a waterproofing kit to prevent any potential water damage to the walls behind the tiling. Also, if you opt for natural stone tiles for your bathroom, make sure that they are sealed with the recommended maintenance products prior to fixing to prevent water damage/staining.

Tile size for my bathroom

Typically, it is advised to avoid using large bathroom tiles such as 60x30cm in a small bathroom, as it will make the room significantly smaller. But if most of the tiles can be applied without any cuts, the result can be impressive.

With small tiles like 10x10cm, its several grout lines can sometimes look unattractive. For many people, medium sized tiles such as 40x20cm are a common choice for either large or small bathrooms today.

Using tiles to make a small bathroom look bigger

One way to make small bathrooms look bigger is to use light colored bathroom tiles such as white or cream. They reflect the light more as compared to darker colors, giving an airy and spacious feel to your bathroom. Another way is to use the same color wall tiles as the floor tiles.
When you’re shopping for tiles for your bathroom, try to visit a trustworthy plumbing shop in Australia. Check out the various choices and find out which one suits your bathroom. However, you might also need professional plumbing services when installing tiles for your bathroom. If this is the case, contact us through our site at http://www.youplumbing.com.au and see more info of our services. You can also send us an email to info@youplumbing.com.au.

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Spice up your Bathroom

The bathroom is the part of the house most frequently used by women. And, one more thing, women are also concerned not just about their bathroom’s cleanliness but also its color. Women stay inside it for hours and while having their sponge bath, they are also observing the color of their bathroom. The power of color is very important especially in the bathroom.

Now, how would you add color to your bathroom? Here are some tips:bathroom

Refresh your Shower Curtain

How do you choose a new shower curtain? Easy, pick one in the colors that you love and that makes you smile when you look at it. A bright new shower curtain is one of the best ways to get an instant boost of color. You have heaps of choices too as there are so many different designs available – from strong geometric patterns through to novelty patterns or elegant damasks.

A Coat of Paint

Bathroom color makes it dramatic. Paint your walls in accordance to whatever suits your mood. You can go for a bold feature wall or opt for a softer, more subtle color on all your walls. If you want something soft and calming, blues and greens are perfect, but if you want a pick me up, a lovely sunshine color is ideal. You can carry the color you choose for your paint through to other accessories as well such as towels and bathmats.

Bring the Outside In

If you love the feeling of being outside, why not try and bring that feeling into the bathroom with you? If your bathroom looks out onto a secluded area, a window set at eye level in your shower or even in your bath allows you to look out onto that gorgeous garden or view. If privacy is a concern, you may feel better adding a skylight instead.

Dramatic Bathroom Accessories

Bathroom accessories include towels, bathmats, artworks or paintings, soap dispensers, and bins. The color of your accessories may or may not be the same as the color of your wall and floor. When shopping for your bathroom linens and accessories, try and get at least two sets in different colors.

Follow the LED Road

LED lights are becoming more and more popular thanks to their long life, low maintenance, and supreme energy efficiency. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re limited to just the different shades of white. Coloured LED lights are making a big statement in the lighting world and can create amazing effects when used in the bathroom. Install them in the shower, around your bathtub, or even in and around your bathroom vanity for an effect that will leave your guests stunned.

For more colorful tips for a lovely bathroom and for a happy sponge bath, head on to our Learning Centre page.

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