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How to design a small bathroom to make it feel bigger
Plumbing advice Hayden Trow, Baywide Plumbing
- Before you buy your tap-ware, ask your plumber if it’s suitable for your water pressure.
- Swapping to instantaneous gas hot water can free up space by removing the need for a hot-water cylinder.
- Stick with reputable brands; if you want customer support, using specialist suppliers is important.
- The more you move things around, the more it costs. Keeping the toilet in the same spot is a good way to keep costs down.
- For ventilation, you can now install a small all-in-one fan and halogen light. Some fans can even go directly above the shower. Also, the further away the fan is from the inlet (grille), the quieter it will be, which is great for small spaces – eg, some products allow the fan to be moved further along the ducting.
- If you want to keep a bath, put the shower over it to save space.
- In-wall toilet cisterns can save up to 150mm. Get one with a service panel for easy access.
- Check consent requirements before you start the job.
Plan ahead – make sure you have an idea of your budget. $5-8K – The cosmetic upgrade Doing most of the work yourself can save quite a bit, especially if it’s just a cosmetic upgrade. Updating the vanity, toilet, mirror cabinet and taps is a simple way to transform your bathroom. With tapware especially, invest a little more to get better quality – longevity is reflected in the price point. Our experts break down how to design the perfect pint-sized bathroom without skimping on style or practicality Click here to read the full article.