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Renovating not one but TWO bathrooms? Lucky!

To get the best result for both your spaces, it’s key to remember their functionalities and how and who will be using the room.

Main bathrooms are usually treated as more of a communal space for the entire family and/or guests, while an ensuite is seen as more of a sanctuary.

So what should be different when it comes to design? The pros from Surface Studio have shared their top three tips:

#1 Same same, but different

Utilising a base of the same material but in different sizes or shapes gives cohesion to the design, but with a difference. For example, in the main bathroom you could have a tile format on the floor that is laid on a straight bond, but change the size to a rectangle and lay it on the herringbone in the ensuite. You can really have some fun and be quite playful, but still have a clean line that speaks to the other room.   

#2 Make the main easy to maintain

Stone and organic finishes are becoming increasing popular in bathrooms, to give a more contemporary yet earthy, grounded feel. But for those with messy families, keeping the main bathroom easy to clean is a must.

The advances in digital prints has seen some beautiful porcelain-look stone come on to the market, which are indistinguishable from real stone or timber, but without have the stress of maintenance or upkeep.

The porcelain form also allows for creative uses of tile layouts such as rectangular tiles being laid on the herringbone or vertical stack bond & interesting shapes for example hexagons, fish scales and diamonds.

#3 Luxe up your ensuite

The ensuite allows you to indulge in a more up-market design. With only one or two people consistently using it, it’s easier to maintain and can be a little more personal. For a luxe look that’s on trend for 2017, try terracotta. A beautiful handmade terracotta tile has a muted palette and luxury feel, and will add a real sense of tranquillity and sanctuary. To keep cohesion with the main bathroom, try using it as a feature tile against one wall.

Working with a small bathroom? Check out these spaces for inspiration:

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