How To Design A Bathroom With Room To Grow

05 Jul 2022 by Caroma

When designing your bathroom, our design experts always recommend thinking about how the space may be used in the future as well as now. If your family is still expanding or you foresee grandchildren in the future, you’ll save time and money later by considering these factors in your bathroom design now.

Here are our top tips for future-proofing your bathroom design:

Include a bath

Baths are often overlooked, especially if you are trying to save space. A bath can be a great design feature in your bathroom and is very useful when children or grandchildren come along. It’s also wonderful when you want to relax and unwind and is beneficial to have when re-selling your home.

If you’re short on space, consider a back-to-wall or island design, instead of a free-standing bath which usually requires more room.

Double basins

Make queuing for the bathroom a thing of the past by including double basins in the main bathroom. It’ll save you precious time in the busy mornings when everyone’s rushing off to work and school.

If you have the room, double basins are also a great option in an ensuite so you and your partner don’t get in each other’s way.

Multiple bathrooms

Consider adding another bathroom to the mix if you are building a large home. Not only are extra bathrooms handy when you have guests, they are also a practical asset if you have a busy, growing family, and for re-sale.

If you don’t have room for a second full-sized bathroom, a powder room is a handy alternative. Usually only containing a toilet and basin, this little room might be your saviour when someone’s having a long soak in the bath in the main bathroom.

Care bathrooms

If you are designing a bathroom for an individual that requires care, due to age or disability, there is a range of stylish and practical solutions available that comply with Australian Standards. Think about easy height toilet suites, lever mixer taps, shower rails and hand rails.

These products are designed with both practicality and design in mind and many styles can be discreetly retro-fitted into existing bathrooms.

How To Design A Bathroom With Room To Grow

How To Design A Bathroom With Room To Grow

For over 75 years GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens brands, such as Caroma, Fowler, Stylus and Dorf have been a part of life in Australia. A wholly owned subsidiary of GWA International Limited, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens is a Brisbane-based, Australian managed company with diverse interests in the building products industry and related companies.Clever thinkingOur reputation for innovative thinking stretches back to our founding fathers. In 1837, the Fowler brand began manufacturing sanitaryware. Dorf was established in 1948 by Keith Hooper, an admirer of Henry Ford. He decided to switch the letters in the word ‘Ford’ to create the innovative tapware brand we know today.Caroma was founded in 1941 by Charles Rothauser and his wife Roma when they developed the first one-piece plastic cistern, winning the first of many awards for Caroma including the FH Edwards Laurel in 1956. In 1980, Caroma introduced the world’s first dual flush toilet, which continues to save millions of litres of water each year.Caroma and Dorf remain to be some of Australia’s most widely recognised brands and continue to provide innovative solutions for everyday Australians and professionals alike.Unmatched Sustainability RecordOur Research & Development team, under the leadership of Dr. Steve Cummings, is recognised globally for its water saving achievements.Over the years, our products have saved Australia and the world billions of litres of potable water, the world’s most precious resource.As the leading manufacturer of Australian bathroom products, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens has always made sustainability the focus of product performance.Long before it became fashionable to think of the environment, GWA was developing water saving and energy efficient technologies. We’ve pioneered an impressive list of industry firsts including:- Commercialised the dual flush button system.- The 6/3 litre dual flush cistern.- The 4.5/3 litre dual flush cistern with Smartflush® technology.- Industry first WELS 5 star rating for toilet suites with the new Profile toilet suite with integrated hand basin.- Industry first WELS 6 star rating for urinals with the new Cube® 0.8L electronic urinal suiteAlways SolvingToday, our Research & Development team is dedicated to continuing our reputation for innovation with a focus on developing the latest water-saving technology. Every product we make is designed and built to respond to society’s changing needs and an ever-increasing desire for efficiency and environmental consciousness. Our products meet relevant Australian Standards, WELS certification and Codes of Practice for new build and retrofit applications.Ever EvolvingAbove all, bathroom and kitchen products need to be desirable, practical and functional. At GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens, we’re committed to leading the way in developing groundbreaking industry innovations to ensure we continue to provide these benefits to the Australian people for years to come.


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