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The Best Features to Include in a Modern Bathroom Design

According to a survey by Houzz, the bathroom is one of the most popular areas within a home to renovate. But it’s also a space that can quickly start to look dated. In fact, one of the most common reasons people choose to renovate a bathroom is because they want to modernise the space. So, what’s the key to creating a modern bathroom design that will continue to look fabulous for many years to come? 

One of the most important elements of modern bathroom design involves selecting the right features. Your choice of features will play a big role in the overall style of the bathroom. The right features will also go a long way towards keeping a modern bathroom looking fresh (even as interior design trends start to change).

Modern Bathroom Design Ideas Australia

When it comes to designing a modern bathroom, the design team at McColl Cabinetmakers recommend incorporating the following 5 features: 

1. A shower niche

Shower niches first started appearing in bathroom renovations a few years back, but they’ve quickly become a “must-have” element for any modern bathroom design. Not only does a recessed shower niche look fantastic, but it’s also a highly practical feature (providing much-needed storage space without the need for a bulky shower caddy). This combination of modern practicality and luxe style is the reason why shower niches are here to stay.  

2. Installing a double vanity

While a double vanity used to be reserved for only the most luxurious homes, they’re now becoming a fixture of modern bathroom renovations. A double vanity solves the age-old problem of who gets ready first in the morning. With the inclusion of twin sinks, two people can use the space simultaneously without fighting for elbow room or access to the taps. A double vanity also creates twice as much storage space (an essential commodity in any modern bathroom). This reduces clutter on the benchtop and makes it easier to keep your bathroom essentials organised. 

3. Integrated lighting systems

Lighting is a crucial element in any modern bathroom design. A bathroom needs good lighting (both day and night) if it’s going to be useful for shaving, applying makeup, putting in/taking out contact lenses, removing splinters, or countless other daily tasks. An ideal solution is to install a mirror with an integrated LED lighting system. This setup looks fantastic, provides superior illumination, minimises shadows and (thanks to the LED) is an energy-efficient form of lighting. 

4. A walk-in shower

Walk-in showers are now an incredibly popular feature for modern bathroom renovations…and with good reason. They feel luxurious, yet they don’t have to take up a lot of space. They can be cost-effective, but they look expensive. The frameless glass helps to make even the smallest of bathrooms feel more spacious, and they’re easy to customise with the inclusion of rainfall showerheads or bespoke tapware. 

5. Freestanding bathtubs

A freestanding bath can act as the centre point for any modern bathroom design. It’s an impressive feature that instantly draws the eye while also adding a touch of glamour to the space. Modern freestanding bathtubs are all about simplicity, with clean lines, a neutral colour palette and ergonomic style. This minimalist approach will ensure that your freestanding bathtub won’t quickly go out of style. 

If you’d like assistance modernising your bathroom, contact the experienced design team at McColl Cabinetmakers today to arrange for a free consultation.