Get the Look: Urban Style Bathrooms

At Novalé, we believe a bathroom is more than just a place to wash; bathrooms are now evolved spaces to escape, relax and reflect. With improved technology and modern lifestyle trends, it is easier than ever to design a bathroom to suit your specific taste and functional requirements.

Picking one bathroom design can be difficult for clients as there are so many options available. With our tailored bathroom renovation ideas deciding on one distinct design is simple and allows your whole renovation to come together seamlessly. Our design teams worked with the talented Architect Dino Raccanello to develop our six-core bathroom renovation ideas. Each bathroom style idea has its own unique beauty, meaning, function and form.

At Novalé, we have the bathroom inspiration to suit anyone, ensuring your modern bathroom renovation leads to the feel-good experience that dreams are made of. In particular, the intricate style of an urban bathroom is explored in-depth in this blog.

What is an Urban Style Bathroom?

Initially, the urban style was defined by inner-city living with a moody and dramatic vibe, blending elements of contemporary, industrial and modern bathroom designs together. While urban chic embraces a warehouse and loft structure, the key stylistic component is contrasting decor. For example, exposed brick and heavy metal railings can be softened by open planned living, and metal framed mirrors, can complement light colour furnishings and rich fabrics.

The key colour palette to the urban style is the refined and sophisticated light neutral colourway made up of whites, blacks and greys. Whilst simultaneously allowing contrasting décor to take centre stage, a brighter colour, commonly yellow, is featured to compliment the darker colours, giving a modern bathroom design more life.

Your urban style bathroom will not be complete without a statement piece. Feature tiles are a simple way to incorporate a statement piece in your urban concept bathroom; tiles that exhibit a graphic effect and cool colour palette are excellent choices. In addition, patterned towels, large artworks or floor to ceiling curtains will add texture to your urban oasis.

Dramatic backdrops and statement accessories work together to create a dash of the urban style in your modern bathroom design. Check out Novalé’s high-quality bathroom renovation projects recently completed throughout Sydney.

Urban Tiles: Terrazzo Stone

White bevelled-edge metro tiles – once used for practical purposes in hospitals and metro stations – has been considered an urban tile trend for a long time. Although, at Novalé, we have recently seen terrazzo stone become a staple choice for modern bathroom designs as it offers a more exciting twist for a dramatic backdrop.

Terrazzo stone is polished concrete featuring speckled chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, and other suitable materials. White is a classic pick for bathrooms as the colour symbolises cleanliness, which is what everyone wants to achieve – particularly post 2020.

Terrazzo tiles can be mirrored onto walls, floors and benchtops to create a seamless effect. The stone’s best attribute is total customizability; manufacturers can produce various hues and styles of the stone base and the speckled chips according to personal desires.

Most popularly, terrazzo tiles are designed with a pared-back neutral palette, making this stone one of the most versatile materials for a bathroom. Whilst adding interesting texture and shapes, creating the perfect base for an urban style modern bathroom design. Opt for a dark grout in between such light-coloured tiles to create a more dramatic look, reinforcing the urban style statement piece.

Urban Tapware and Accessories

Tapware and accessories are the most straightforward bathroom aspects to upgrade; quite cheaply, a tried bathroom can look state-of-the-art with some new and shiny tapware. As of late, gold tapware has become increasingly popular, although this material corrodes more quickly than other stainless steels and can often clash with the monochromic statements in an urban style and modern bathroom design.

Black matte is now the star of Urban bathrooms. This modern bathroom design staple gives excellent durability alike traditional stainless-steel tapware and offers an “on-trend” stylish finish.

“When black tapware first came in, people were really nervous about it. ‘It’s a bit strong for me”, ‘It will probably be out of fashion within the next few years.’ No, it hasn’t. It’s been with us for a really long time now. It’s a strong option that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And black tapware goes beautifully with coloured tiles.” says Neale Whitaker, one of Australia’s foremost style gurus.

Learn more about modernBathroom Renovation Trends According to the Block 2020, many of which inspires Novalé modern bathroom design.

How Much Does an Urban Style Bathroom Renovation Cost?

An Urban modern bathroom design is achievable with both standard and superior materials, fittings and fixtures. We offer two pricing ranges, ‘Standard’ and ‘Superior’, to satisfy a range of budgets and aesthetics.

A ‘Standard’ bathroom design generally falls into the price range of $17,000-$25,000. Our ‘Superior’ pricing range caters for those that desire a little more luxury and are able to spend between $25,000 and $35,000. Although every bathroom is unique, so get in touch with Novalé today for a FREE quotation for your bespoke modern bathroom design.

In addition, for those who need some financial assistance, we have partnered with TLC (Total Lifestyle Credit) to make your modern bathroom design achievable, with tailored finance packages to suit your personal circumstances.

Start Your Urban Style Bathroom Renovation with Novalé

No matter if you are looking for bathroom renovators for a large bathroom in Newcastle, or a small bathroom renovation in Drummoyne Novalé’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional modern bathroom design.

If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your modern bathroom design and renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations in Penrith to bathroom renovations in Coogee and bathroom renovations in Drummoyne, Newtown and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast and Newcastle. Check out our full list of Services Areas for more.

Our teams are ready to start building you a fantastic modern bathroom design. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.

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10 Trendiest Bathroom Styles According To Pinterest

Bathrooms are amongst the most popular rooms that we like to refurbish.

And 78% of us Brits are willing to spend up to £30,000 more for a home with a newly decorated bathroom.

So, to help those of you that want to splash the cash on a new bathroom suite, we trawled Pinterest to find the most stylish bathrooms trends.

We looked at the UK’s most recent and favourite bathroom trends and counted the number of Pinterest boards for each of them.

These are the Top 10 Trendiest Bathroom Styles according to Pinterest.

The Top 10 Pinterest Bathroom Trends

In order of popularity, the Top 10 Pinterest Bathroom trends are as follows –

Contemporary bathrooms – 1,022 boardsVictorian bathrooms – 1,021 boardsIndustrial bathrooms – 1,020 boardsTraditional bathrooms – 1,013 boardsModern bathrooms – 1,007 boardsFarmhouse bathrooms – 1,000 boardsTransitional bathrooms – 995 boardsRustic bathrooms – 992 boardsMediterranean bathrooms – 793 boardsBeach style bathrooms – 532 boards

Let’s take a little look at each of those styles in more detail…

1 – Contemporary Bathrooms (1,022 boards)

In first place is contemporary bathrooms with 1,022 Pinterest boards.

Contemporary style bathrooms will always be popular, with their ability to create such a clean and simple spacious environment.

Focus on creating sleek lines when choosing showers, baths, and fixtures – opting for square and rectangular styles where possible.

Remember to stick to simple colours too, taking darker and lighter tones to accent different features within the bathroom to bring that desired modern feel.

2 – Victorian Bathrooms (1,021 boards)

A roll top bath in a Victorian bathroom space

Next up is Victorian bathrooms with 1,021 Pinterest boards, a similar style to traditional bathrooms in 4th place

The complete opposite to contemporary, getting the Victorian style right is about choosing statement traditional features and putting details into the décor.

A free-standing roll top bath is probably the most popular feature of a Victorian style bathroom.

Choosing one with brass, silver or gold feet and then matching with handles, mirrors and lighting fixtures can really tie the whole thing together.

Using encaustic tiles will finish off the look by bringing some decadence to the room.

3 – Industrial Bathrooms (1,020 boards)

An industrial styled bathroom wash space

Industrial bathrooms are the third most popular style with 1,020 boards.

When creating an industrial style bathroom, it is all about bringing together raw and tough materials.

Brick and steel are a great place to start, and you can use warm lighting to soften the look a little too.

Grid shower enclosures are a simple way of introducing the industrial look to your bathroom, opt for matt black fittings for a complete striking finish.

4 -Traditional Bathrooms (1,013 boards)

Traditional style bathroom space

Similar to the Victorian style, traditional bathrooms exude a feeling of a bygone era.

Pair striking chrome fixtures with extravagant details and a deep freestanding bathtub to really enhance the feeling of decadence.

Explore brassware ranges to find a colour and a style that you love and use wood panels and dramatic black and white flooring to complete the look.

5 – Modern Bathrooms (1,007 boards)

A modern bathroom space

Modern can mean different things to different people, but it usually means a more monochrome look with geometric shapes and patterns.

The perfect modern bathroom space combines neutral colour schemes with more natural finishes.

It should be neat and tidy – and, of course, modern – but not cold and clinical.

6 – Farmhouse Bathrooms (1,000 boards)

a farmhouse style bathroom

Farmhouse bathrooms are synonymous with the cottagecore bathroom trend that we have seen all over social media in 2021.

Combining period features and timeless furniture with vintage finds will help you create this cute and cosy look.

7 – Transitional Bathrooms (995 boards)

Transitional bathroom space

Transitional bathrooms can be defined as having “borrowed” styles and ideas from a range of design eras.

Pure white porcelain is often commonplace in this design scheme, but being brave with colours can enhance the look too.

Finish in gold brassware and pair with cast iron towel rails and statement flooring designs to really make a space pop.

8 – Rustic Bathrooms (992 boards)

a rustic bathroom space

A rustic bathroom space should be warm, welcoming and entirely unpretentious.

Fusing more traditional elements with chic and contemporary styling, a rustic bathroom should have a charm and elegance all of its own.

Using raw and organic elements, handmade and artisan styles feature heavily in a neo-rustic bathroom, and look amazing when used well.

9 – Mediterranean Bathrooms (793 boards)

A mediterranean bathroom style.

Although not at the top of the popularity list, we have seen an increase in interest in this trend over the past year.

With people not being able to jet off on holiday as easily, Brits have been wanting to bring these calming and dreamy styles into their homes in the UK.

For a Mediterranean bathroom, use warm colours such as terracotta and carmine and include earthy tones wherever possible.

If designing your own Mediterranean bathroom, it’s important to consider how each element works with the other, especially when borrowing designs from different areas of the region.

10 – Beach-Style Bathrooms (532 boards)

beach-stylew bathroom moodboard

For a beach style bathroom use coastal inspired colours such as white and blue and bring in natural materials such as driftwood and shells for ornamentation.

To take this style one step further, look at introducing bright pastel shades and shell tiles to enhance the look and finish with matt black brassware for added drama.

What Are Your Favourite Bathroom Trends?

We’re sure you have other trends that you love the look of this year!

Let us know in the comments below and share your own bathroom trends with us on Instagram – @Big_Bathroom_Shop

And don’t forget to check out our predictions for next year’s big bathroom style and flooring trends

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6 Reasons To Invest In Sliding Shower Doors

How Can Sliding Shower Doors Upgrade Your Shower Space?

All in all, the purchase and installation of shower doors has the potential to be a much more involved process than you might ever have imagined. There’s a multitude of factors at play to determine the correct shower door choice for a specific bathroom space, with the size and layout of the area, shower type and interior all amongst them, as well as personal preference of course.

An increasingly popular style has emerged in the form of sliding shower doors however, which are quickly becoming renowned for their capacity to maximize space in compact bathrooms especially.

Whilst pivot or hinged shower doors necessitate a significant amount of free space immediately in front of the walk in shower or enclosure to open out into, sliding shower doors have no such requirements. They’re also very simple to open, close and adjust, offering easy access upon entering and exiting the shower area. And they represent an especially good idea for homes in which elderly relatives or those with limited movement may reside or make use of the shower facilities.

Even once you’ve determined that a sliding shower door is the right solution for your bathroom though, there’s still a massive variety of options to select from, and all sorts to weigh up.

This blog aims to provide you with all the information you need to pick the right sliding shower doors to enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your shower space, and bathroom in general…

What Are The Main Advantages Of Sliding Shower Doors?

We’ve already touched upon the space-saving aspect of sliding shower doors, and how those properties can prove advantageous in comparison with alternative shower door styles.

But there’s a plethora of benefits associated with the installation of sliding shower doors away from their streamlined profile alone, including the following…

1. Curtail The Need For Shower Curtains

Multicoloured shower curtain hung on railing nearby blue bath mat

Although shower curtains can provide an attractive decorative facet in some bathroom spaces, they can often prove to be more hassle than they’re worth.

Shower curtains are highly susceptible to a build-up of mildew and mould, which can congregate if damp curtains aren’t properly pulled across the hanger to dry out. This is an especially common occurrence in family households where plenty of people use the shower, and so the chances of someone forgetting to tuck away the shower curtain appropriately are increased.

A mouldy shower curtain can not only damage the appearance of a shower area and bathroom on the whole, but it can also prove unsafe for users as well.

You can save yourself a headache and some in-house squabbling by opting instead for sliding shower doors, which leads into the next positive we’ll highlight…

2. Easy Maintenance And Cleaning

Milano Portland - Recessed Frameless Sliding Shower Door with Tray - Choice of Sizes

The trouble with shower curtains is exacerbated with just how faffy they can be to clean, and hinged shower doors can also be difficult to keep sparkling fresh as well, with people required to frequently step in and out of the shower enclosure or home bathtub to get the job done properly.

With sliding shower doors, the amount of time required to maintain and clean the shower enclosure on the whole will be much reduced.

The doors will simply slide open, allowing you to spray and wipe them down, before being easily closed again.

What’s more, expensive solutions aren’t necessary to successfully tend to sliding shower door panels. Bleach-based products and other chemical-laden liquids are really not needed – water and a simple glass cleaner will suffice, meaning sliding shower doors are plenty cheaper to clean and maintain too.

3. Spa Designer Style

A luxury spa within a home is an understandable pipe dream for most, but that’s not to say certain features can’t be introduced at a relatively low cost.

Sliding shower doors offer an excellent means to populate your bathroom with some luxurious spa-like elements, bringing an elegant, streamlined touch of class to the area.

When selecting translucent sliding shower doors in particular, the license exists to mesh styles with surrounding tiling or other décor almost effortlessly. In fact, sliding shower doors can help your walk in shower become an outstanding focal point of a bathroom space, as opposed to a simple necessity.

To accentuate the spa aesthetic to the utmost degree, lighter colour schemes and an infiltration of natural light are useful hacks to consider.

4. Keep The Water Within

Probably the most simple reason on the list. Morning showers represent a preferable choice for many due to the sense of rejuvenation they provide.

All in all, they deliver the perfect refreshing energy boost to kick start your day, preparing you in earnest for whatever tasks lie ahead.

5. Don’t Slide Off The Pricing Scale

Milano Langley - Traditional Quadrant Shower Enclosure - Choice of Sizes

Milano Nero - Recessed Black Sliding Shower Door with Slate Tray - Choice of Sizes

Bathroom renovation projects can prove an expensive affair, as our comprehensive Bathroom Installation Cost Guide details.

As such, it’s a great idea to identify potentially stellar updates at a relatively low cost where possible, and sliding shower doors would tend to fit the bill.

For a premium performance and quality aesthetic, sliding shower doors could be installed alongside decorative tiling or shower wall panels without shelling out a fortune.

In turn, the shower doors and overall walk in shower space can become one of the most eye-catching areas of the room, and even act as a stylish bathroom centrepiece.

6. Easy, Convenient Access

One of the very most frustrating feelings one can feel is the pain of stepping underneath a shower system in full flow without an essential item you’ve forgotten to bring, or have prepared ready for when you step out of your enclosure.

And the likes of shower curtains and hinged shower doors can make grabbing what you need a monumental chore, and an unnecessarily difficult process.

By contrast, sliding shower doors offer a much more convenient vice, and make it far easier to reach out and take your new shower gel, towel or razor with minimal fuss.

Depending on the layout of the bathroom, you might not even need to leave the shower enclosure to get a hold of what you require.

If you have the capacity to position a heated towel rail nearby your walk in shower meanwhile, you could enjoy the feel of toasty warm towels without even stepping foot outside the shower space.

Milano Nero - Black Quadrant Shower Enclosure - Choice of Sizes

What Are The Different Types Of Sliding Shower Doors?

Framed Sliding Shower Doors

In the form of framed sliding shower doors, you can create a visual structure to your bathroom layout, and even choose to ‘frame’ such a shower entrance vice as a focal point of the area.

What’s more, framed sliding shower doors represent an excellent option with which to inject a unique sense of personality into a minimalist bathroom or en-suite, especially in more compact spaces.

Clean, sharp design lines are typical defining features of framed sliding shower doors, which often also incorporate toughened safety glass for extra durability and performance quality.

Overall, they will tend to deliver sleek, modern designer style, easy usability and a long-lasting premium performance.

Frameless Sliding Shower Doors

Frameless sliding shower doors offer an appearance in contrast to framed panels – sleeker still and dripping in modern designer style, they will bring a luxury aesthetic to any contemporary bathroom and beautifully enhance space.

Another type that usually incorporates toughened safety glass to ensure a robust performance and healthy lifespan, frameless sliding shower doors are able to slide in both directions, and come supplied in an immense variety of sizes and styles to suit any preferences and requirements.

Semi-Frameless Sliding Shower Doors

As a hybrid model between the two designs, semi-frameless sliding shower doors are an ideal option to deliver the best of both worlds.

Simple, clean design lines succeed in providing a visual structure to the space, whilst minimalist elements remain a prominent feature still.

Durable, easily cleanable glass can be expected to populate semi-frameless shower doors too, in company with quality, flexible hinges for easy movement in either direction.

Quadrant & Corner Sliding Shower Doors

Quadrant and corner sliding shower doors offer an exemplary practical vice for walk in showers, especially in smaller bathroom areas where the layout dictates the corner is really the only place a shower enclosure can properly fit.

Another style to create the illusion of extra space, their understated design enables them to act as a perfect accentuating feature of a modern minimalist bathroom.

You can expect reversible movement with excellent flexibility, as well as easy-to-clean, durable shower glass and a smooth but robust performance from corner and quadrant sliding shower doors on the whole.

Single And Double Sliding Shower Doors

Usefully, each of the aforementioned shower door styles are available in both single and double designs to suit any shower space or personal preferences.

Single sliding shower doors are perhaps the most simplistic type, and the easiest to use, whilst still retaining all the same sense of streamlined elegance and luxe you can associate with any sliding shower door model.

Often supplied pre-assembled, single doors are also very easy to install. It is worth scoping out the specifications of different designs, with the likes of quick release rollers and magnetic seals amongst some of the regular extra features incorporated by such types.

Sizing can prove a differential, but in many instances single sliding shower doors will be just as big as double versions.

And double sliding shower doors boast several benefits as well – not least the easier cleanability they offer, as well as enhanced space when entering or leaving the shower enclosure.

Always incorporating clean design lines and a simple-to-use design, they provide comfortable access to walk in showers of any size, and even if only from an aesthetical standpoint, will be favoured by many.

Shop Sliding Shower Doors From Big Bathroom Shop

Big Bathroom Shop offer a supreme selection of premium quality sliding shower doors in a wide variety of stellar designs. Hopefully, you’re well equipped to decide on the right style for your bathroom, and well versed with regards to all the features and advantages each type possesses after reading this blog.

If you would like any further advice or information surrounding sliding shower doors though, or have any other bathroom queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can leave your thoughts in the comments section below, or contact us via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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