Room transformation: A tranquil bathroom

Exciting design innovations add depth to this bathroom’s soothing muted tones
Sue Stubbs

This ensuite bathroom is a study in space-saving design. A sliding mirror above the vanity is the room’s standout feature – when not in use, it retracts into a wall cavity to let sunlight stream in from the original window.

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Simple colours and designs are ideal in a confined space, where too much contrast or detail can have an overwhelming effect. Stone-replica tiles, produced as a result of new digital printing methods, offer an organic and calming look for a fraction of the price of the real deal. Above-counter basins echo the shape of the bath to create cohesion in the small space.

Expert ip: A ladder is a chic alternative to a towel rail – go for moisture-resistant bamboo or lean a lookalike towel rail against a wall 

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Advances in high-definition digital inkjet printing have transformed the way patterns can be glazed onto tiles to produce a stone-replica effect. This bathroom was a highlight from the Channel 7 series House Rules.


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