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    How to Design Wall Tiles in a Bathroom

    Posted on 07-Jul-2018 10:00:00

    When thinking about the look you want to achieve with your bathroom renovation, it can be hard to decide on certain details when there are just so many options. If you’re looking to give your bathroom a little personality, tiles are a great way to add character and can work towards the overall tone of the room. With endless shapes, patterns and sizes to work with, finding the combination that works with your design can take some researching.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Renovation Tips

    Join Cook & Bathe at the Melbourne Home Show in August

    Posted on 06-Jul-2018 16:48:09

    After an inspiring, fun filled weekend at the Melbourne Home Show back in April, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be back again, exhibiting at the upcoming Home Show in August.

    The four day event takes place from Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th August, opening at 10am daily at the MCEC, South Wharf, Melbourne. We’ll be in great company, alongside 280 of Australia’s premier suppliers and leading experts, providing home renovation ideas from kitchen and bathroom design to outdoor living inspiration and the latest trends in furnishing and decor.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Kitchen, Renovation Tips

    Our Favourite Resort Bathrooms

    Posted on 27-Jun-2018 14:35:21

    What do you look for when choosing a hotel? Great location, a comfy bed, a buffet breakfast... and a truly luxurious bathroom that transports you from daily life into relaxation mode. Maybe it’s a huge bath that you can sink into, a spacious vanity unit where you can peacefully prepare yourself for the day ahead, or a view that offers both privacy and a window to a gorgeous landscape - whichever five star qualities you’re looking for, here are some of our favourite bathrooms from luxury resorts across the world.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Renovation Tips

    Cleanflush Toilet Technology By Caroma

    Posted on 29-May-2018 15:19:00

    Since 1941, Caroma has been providing Australia with both commercial and residential bathroom products. Caroma is a market leader in reduced-flush water efficient sanitary ware, functionality, hygiene and easy-cleaning toilets. The new Caroma Cleanflush toilets provide the ultimate flushing experience by removing the rim of the bowl. This allows controlled water flow eliminating splashback and creating a germ-free bowl that is super quick and easy to clean.

    Michelle from our Cook & Bathe Flemington showroom highlights the Australian designed and built range of premium Caroma Cleanflush toilets.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Toilet, Caroma

    Five Feature Wall Styles to Make Your Bathroom Spectacular

    Posted on 07-May-2018 15:56:50

    The average bathroom is made up of the same basic elements - a bathtub, shower, toilet and sink. Yet, given the amount of time we spend in our bathrooms on a daily basis, and the fact that our visitors will use it on occasion, we'd naturally like our bathrooms feel like a haven rather than utilitarian. Feature walls are a simple way to take an average bathroom from mundane to chic.

    A feature wall becomes the focal point in any room and draws the eye towards its detail. For that reason when you’re deciding on your design, it’s important to think through your decision and ensure the adjoining walls are attractive and work in with the feature wall style. Here are 5 inspiring bathroom feature walls to get your own creative juices flowing.

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    Topics: Bathroom

    Let Freedom Rain - NX Showers by PHOENIX

    Posted on 03-May-2018 11:24:41

    Phoenix is proud to present a new range of Australian designed NX Showers which will provide an utterly immersive experience, where bathers revel in the cascade of water as it tumbles from above. While enjoying effortless cleansing in NX Showers, bask in the refined design aesthetic painstakingly developed by Phoenix’s internationally recognised design team. Outstandingly, NX Showers deliver this ultimate bathing experience while remaining water efficient.

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    Topics: Bathroom

    The Benefits and Drawbacks of Doorless Showers

    Posted on 26-Apr-2018 09:00:00

    A doorless shower, also known by other names, such as an open shower, roll-in shower, Roman shower or walk-in shower, is a shower that's designed without needing a shower door or curtain. Although these showers continue to grow in popularity and are ideal for many Australians, they may not be the best choice for everyone. Here are some of the basic advantages and disadvantages of a doorless shower. 

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    Topics: Bathroom

    Cook & Bathe's Faucet Strommen Range

    Posted on 23-Apr-2018 16:58:15

    Watch Michelle from the Cook & Bathe Flemington showroom highlight our Australian designed and built range of premium Faucet Strommen tapwear and mixers.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Kitchen

    Three Tips for Selecting a Bathroom Vanity

    Posted on 19-Apr-2018 08:27:00

    Making some updates to your home or building a new house is an exciting venture, and there are many important choices to make concerning what materials you will use, what type of layout you want, and how you will decorate it. You want each room to have the architectural detail that makes it attractive and the functionality that allows you to use it as it was designed. Whether it's the bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom selecting each piece of furniture with forethought will ensure you get the overall best look and design that will be best for you in the future. Let's take a closer look at some design tips for creating great Melbourne bathrooms.

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    Topics: Bathroom, Renovation Tips

    What to Consider When Choosing Your New Bathroom Floor

    Posted on 17-Apr-2018 16:19:43

    Choosing a new floor for any room can be a challenge, but the bathroom floor needs to meet certain specific criteria to work for you. It goes without saying that bathroom floors get wet, which means it's particularly important to choose something that's not going to turn into trip hazard. It also has to be a floor that's easy to clean. Space in some bathrooms can be limited and there are a lot of obstacles to clean around such as the toilet, the sink or bathroom vanity, and any storage units or containers that might be on the floor. Here are some of the things to consider before you buy and install that new floor for your new or existing Melbourne bathroom.

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    Topics: Bathroom

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