Bathroom planning: Deciding on products and finishes

In just a few weeks, our house will be fully sheeted and it will be time to install our kitchen, bathroom, ensuite and powder room… that means it’s time for me to take the leap from my mood boards to actually locking in decisions and selecting all the products and finishes! *Freaking out*

This week I’m going to publish a post about each of these zones to show you what I’m thinking/have-already-locked-in-so-please-don’t-tell-me-you-hate-them!!

Starting with the bathroom…

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Bathroom planning
Mood board of bathroom planning

So many of you came to the rescue when I asked for your help to plan my ensuite (I’ll show you what I decided for that space later this week) and I used many of those ideas to plan our bathroom.

I love marble tiles and this herringbone pattern is a bit different to the hexagon and penny round tiles we’re seeing so much of at the moment. For the other wall tiles, I decided on a simple matt white subway tile β€” to me black tapware and subway tiles is a match made in heaven!

The Fineline basin is also matt and I’m thinking of sitting it on a vanity made of natural oak with ‘Pure White‘ Caesarstone top.

Sadly, that Clearwater bath I love so much won’t fit in our ensuite upstairs anymore so it will go in our bathroom instead (I even looked at putting the bath in our bedroom but it wasn’t doable with plumbing) πŸ™

We went a bit overboard in the shower β€” double ceiling showers and double hand-held showers all in matt black. And I love the slimline Parisi toilet we found.

What do you think of these bathroom choices? Do you have any other favourite bathroom looks? Share them in the comments below!

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    1. The matt black tap and floor tiles with white bath tub and sink looks amazing and the idea of a light behind the mirror sounds beautiful. Very elegant.

    2. That doesn’t sound boring at all!! I love the combination of charcoal, white and timber – so perfect <3 And I love what you're planning in your ensuite, it will be ah-mazing!! I was a bit nervous about black tapware too (not wanting it to date and worried about cleaning) but I've always loved it so much and it's a perfect fit for our home which has so much black. Hopefully it won't be a decision I regret πŸ™‚

    3. Swooning here Gina. Your selections look gorgeous. I know what you mean about having a little freak out when it actually comes to locking it all in .

      I love the herringbone marble feature wall. I am thinking of having this in our ensuite.

      Love the matt black tapware. I wasn’t quite game to do this.

      I haven’t quite locked in all our final selection for the main bathroom but at this stage I am thinking charcoal floor tiles, white wall tiles, white stone benchtop with timber cabinetry and timber framed mirror cabinetry above the vanity. Maybe a bit boring but this one is the functional bathroom for our 3 boys.

    4. Simple, elegant and restrained (in a good way). Nice choices! I know exactly what you mean about having to commit to the mood board πŸ˜‰ I especially like the matte black tile with the tapware. I’m trying to remember what you said about lighting in the bathroom. Assume since you haven’t posted any images that it’s subtle?

      • Hi Jane

        Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Phew, so glad you approve πŸ™‚ We’ve got something sneaky planned for lighting – a hidden light behind a round mirror above the vanity! Hopefully it works! We’ll also have a couple of down lights. I was originally thinking of having a hanging pendant by the mirror but during our lighting consultation the idea for the light behind the mirror came up and I just loved it!


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