Friday, July 29, 2011

Bathrooms on The Block




Bathrooms on The Block


We here at Complete Home love watching The Block, and were excited last week to see the reveal of the four couples’ fabulous bathrooms. As always, we are constantly searching for ways to maximise space and style in the bathroom, one of the most-used rooms in the house, and were thoroughly impressed with the winning couples’ choice of innovative products to achieve this.


Josh and Jenna’s ensuite was noted as the best room on The Block so far, and we think it had everything to do with their clever choice of materials. The winning design featured a Mirastar splashback, giving the illusion of space and a custom-made cabinet with mirrored doors. While their oversized tub and double shower proved luxury in a tight space is possible. Using a sleek frameless showerscreen enabled them to separate the wet area, and a custom glass-door to the entrance of the ensuite opened up the space beautifully.





By positioning the mirrored splashback behind the bath, Josh and Jenna achieved the illusion of space.
Rather than using a standard internal door, Josh and Jenna chose a framelessv Matelux door for a more cohesive finish.


Taking a different approach, Rod and Tania’s bathroom featured a floating benchtop and custom-made bathtub, with gorgeous Stegbar custom panelling on the walls. Like Josh and Jenna, they chose a frameless shower screen and mirrors to maximise space. Custom-glass panelling, which is usually available in a range of colours, is a great way to create a sophisticated surface, with minimal cleaning requirements.



The black glass splashback adds a sophisticated edge to Rod and Tania’s room.



A sponsor of the show and well known for their innovative products, we spoke to JELD-WEN about the final results. Marketing director, Bruce Tosello said, “The bathroom renovations we have seen on The Block this past week have shown one of the biggest challenge facing renovators – creating a space that can adapt to suit the needs of every member of the household, while also being a reflection of their personal style.” He was also impressed by their use of some of the most popular bathroom trends. “Glass panelling has emerged as the modern and contemporary alternative to tiles in more than just a bathroom in a home and it proved the winning advantage for Rod and Tania.”


And on a tight budget, the couples on the Block have had to keep costs down - something, Bruce says, that doesn’t need to impact on style. “Stegbar’s range of frameless, semi-frameless and framed showerscreens offers everyone a solution. A frameless showerscreen can instantly add a touch of luxury and elegance to any bathroom.”



Tania and Rod’s frameless shower screen is a sleek addition, opening up the wet area seamlessly.


Keep your eyes peeled for the following JELD-WEN products on The Block 2011 (Chanel 9, 7pm weeknights, and 6:30pm Sunday),


 Corinthian internal doors & cavity slider doors
 Corinthian designer entry doors
 Stegbar cedar and aluminium windows
 Stegbar cedar and aluminium bi-fold doors
 Stegbar showerscreens and mirrors
 Stegbar wardrobes
 Stegbar Aurora & Mirastar designer glass panel splashbacks



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