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    5 Modern Bathroom Trends to Look Out For

    May 17, 2017
    Bathroom trends are always changing. In 2017 we are set to see some fantastic trends surface, bringing modern bathrooms to the next level. Gone are the days of bathrooms that were used just for getting ready to go out or ready for bed. Now many homeowners are using their bathrooms to unwind and relax at the end of the day, the modern bathroom is now on par with your local day spa! If you are thinking of renovating your bathroom we have some great trends that are bound to blow you away and give you some great ideas that can be incorporated into your own designs. 1. The Bigger The Tile The Better Subway style tiles have had their time, now we are seeing large tiles and thin porcelain tiles becoming very popular. Large tiles not only look great but they are much easier to clean, with less grout needed you tiles will look fantastic for a longer time. Large slabs of marble are also extremely popular. Not only is it long lasting but it looks amazing in any bathroom. These types of natural materials can also be backlit to show off the beautiful veining, which gives a fantastic dramatic effect. 2. Wallpaper is Back That’s right, you read that correctly! Wallpaper is making a huge comeback in bathrooms and so on trend at the moment. With vast choices in colour and design, you will have no problem finding something that you love. The durability of wallpaper has come a long way, with many washable, vinyl-coated or full vinyl types available. Wallpaper is an easy way to bring isn’t character into your bathroom without having to do much. Just make sure that you get it professionally applied! 3. Patterned Tiles Patterned tiles are huge at the moment. They make a great statement when applied to a feature wall or on the floor. Moroccan inspired designs and modern geometric designs are the way to go and can be incorporated into any bathroom design. Mismatched tiles are another way to add a really cool element while getting a really customised bathroom. Making use of monochrome hex, subway and square tiles will add serious visual impact! 4. Bring in the Greenery A huge trend at the moment is the use of houseplants in bathrooms. The splash of green will add a cool contrast to your tiles and give a strong spa feel. Orchids, terrariums and plants under glass cloches are really big at the moment as well as clusters of mini succulents. Houseplants are a great way to accessorise any bathroom and can be easily changed if you ever decide you need something new. 5. Grey is Still In Not just any grey, but blue, greys. This paired with monochrome black and white, charcoal and concrete tones with crisp white, and darker colours on the floor are very very popular. Natural stone in warm tones used on floors and walls are also perfect to pair with these colours. Bathroom trends are always changing

    Bring Your Bathroom to Life with our Top 10 Modern Bathroom Ideas

    February 28, 2017
    At Crystal Bathrooms, we love to make your bathroom one of the stand out rooms in your home. Your bathroom doesn’t have to be bland and boring. There are plenty of ways you can jazz up your bathroom and make it a standout part of your home. We have put together ten ways you can bring your bathroom to life, even if you don’t think you have enough room! 1. Mirror Wall Adding a mirror wall to your bathroom may sound a bit strange but it’s actually a very effective way to make your bathroom feel bigger. You may have heard people say that mirrors are a great way to make a room feel bigger, well the same applies to your bathroom. Mirrors also reflect light which will make your bathroom brighter and make your windows and lights work better for you. 2. Curbless Showers and Continual Flooring Curbless showers add elegance and class to your bathroom. Removing the curb around your bathroom will make your room feel bigger and bring all elements of your room together. Continual flooring is extremely popular at the moment with many new bathroom renovations being designed this way. You will also find that your bathroom becomes easier to clean as you no longer have to deal with different sections. 3. Go Black Black and white are a classic colour combination. Forget what you have heard about light bathrooms making your room appear bigger. Black bathrooms with white accessories and fixtures is a timeless look. Add in gold or silver taps and shower heads for an even more elegant look. 4. Make Your Floor The Focus Using bright colours on your floor is a great way to add colour to your room without seeming too over the top. This way to can keep your walls and fittings a more neutral colour and use your floor to add colour. 5. Decorate Your Shower Screen If you love your glass shower screen but love the design options that a shower curtain brings, why not add some decals! Decals are a great way to add some interest to your glass screen without being overbearing. They are also an excellent way to add a touch more privacy to your shower area. 6. Colour Up Your Bath Baths have made a big comeback in the last few years. Free standing baths are being used a focal point in many modern bathrooms. Adding colour to your bath will help tie everything in together and make for a great looking bathroom. Our expert designers will be able to help you with any quirky bath choices you would like to incorporate or alternatively, can recommend some great subtle and modern bathroom designs that will fit into your bathroom look. 7. Paint A Wall In Chalkboard Paint This point may seem a bit strange but it is a very good idea for listing down and motivational quotes, reminders or notes that you may need to remind yourself of. You spend a significant amount of

    5 Top Reasons To Renovate Your Bathroom in 2017

    January 31, 2017
    Believe it or not, your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your house. All household members use the bathroom at one point or another during the day, so it’s important to make sure your bathroom is in proper working order. At Crystal Bathrooms we love the aesthetic appeal and feel of an updated bathroom. To kick off 2017 with a bang, we have put together a list of the top five reasons of how your home and bathroom will benefit from a renovation. Renovate your bathroom in 2017 and take advantage of some of the following timeless benefits. 1. Increase home value This may seem like an obvious point but it is something that homeowners can very easily overlook. Renovating your bathroom is a great way to increase the value of your home. Bathrooms can easily become dated so taking the time to renovate your bathroom into something modern will help increase the price of your house come sale day. 2. Outdated This point relates to the previous point, increasing home value. Older styled bathrooms can feel very dated and with styles always changing, leaving a bathroom untouched for a number of years will ensure it loses its overall appeal. Remember the pink and blue bathrooms that were so popular over 20 years ago? Yep, that style is truly outdated and not something that many people would be proud to show off to visiting guests. At Crystal Bathroom, we work with Ceder and Suede to build timeless bathroom designs that will outlast most typical designs. We’re able to work with you and guide you through the design processes so that you end up with a bathroom design that you’re proud to show to family and friends. 3. Fix any underlying problems Renovating your bathroom is a great way to ensure that any underlying problems are fixed. Your bathroom has a lot of water and moisture moving through it so it is important to make sure everything is properly waterproofed, without doing this properly you may find you have a rot problem. Anything you want changed can easily be updated without any extra hassle, starting from scratch will allow you to make sure you won’t have any problems in the future.  4. Simply want a change It can become boring and overwhelming if you are unable to change a room within your house. New tiles, paint and bathroom accessories can positively affect the way you feel about your house. Your bathroom should be a place you can relax and unwind after a long day and not feeling good about the space you are in will have the opposite effect. At Crystal Bathrooms, we can help makeover your bathroom to a room you will never want to leave. With the help of Lustre FX, we’re able to create a range of feature aspects with different wall finishes providing your bathroom with unique, modern and absolutely gorgeous backdrop features. 5. Increased storage space As your family grows you may be

    5 Common Bathroom Renovation Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

    January 30, 2017
    Upgrading your bathroom is one of the most exciting decisions you can make as a homeowner. There is no better feeling than standing back and gazing over all of the new fixtures and fittings. At Crystal Bathrooms we love to see the smile on our customers’ faces when they see their new bathroom for the first time. Although, over the years we have heard some horror stories about people attempting their own bathroom renovation. In this post, we cover the top 5 common mistakes that DIY bathroom renovation lovers make and the difference of hiring a professional company. 1. Planning is key This is something we hear about way too often. Going into a bathroom renovation without any planning is a disaster waiting to happen. Preparation is key and without that you are risking a whole lot of drama and financial expense further down the line. At Crystal Bathrooms we plan everything for you, we are the experts in bathroom renovations after all. Our team are well versed in all aspects of bathroom design and planning and know exactly what to do before any work starts on a new bathroom. With the added option of working with Cedar and Suede, we’re able to plan extraordinary designs and ensure the renovation process is completely smoothly and without fuss. 2. You Want To Save Money We understand that you want to save money and that DIY seems to be the best answer. Unfortunately, we have seen the result of a combination of enthusiasm and lack of skill one too many times! There is a reason why tradesmen have to spend multiple years learning and perfecting their trade. Only fully qualified tradies should be touching your bathroom so before you get to carried away, put the tiles down and give Crystal Bathrooms a call. Our team are fully qualified experts who ensure your bathroom renovation is done thoroughly and to the highest standards. Risking a DIY job can work out to cost you more money if you need to repair or replace anything after the renovation is completed. 3. Quality is Key Another way DIY renovators tend to try and save is by choosing lower quality products. While this may work in other parts of the house, it doesn’t work in the bathroom. Your bathroom is the most used rooms in your house and generally, you will want your renovation to last roughly 10 years. Using lower quality fittings and fixtures that wear out will be of no use to your new bathroom. At Crystal Bathrooms we ensure we only use the best quality products available. This will increase the life of your bathroom and keep it looking great for years to come. 4. Have a Clear Vision This point comes back to planning and preparation. If you think you can chop and change ideas during your bathroom renovation think again! Changing things on the fly will result in mistakes and a budget blowout. Making mistakes or changing your mind during a renovation can cause

    Bathroom Designs Sydney

    November 20, 2016
    The team at Crystal Bathrooms are the masters in bathroom designs and bathroom renovations in Sydney. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality materials and service available in the market. Bathrooms renovations can be a daunting process if not managed properly. With over 30 years of industry experience creating beautiful bathrooms all around Sydney, you can rest assure knowing that you’ll be in safe hands when you work with Crystal Bathrooms. Our project management skills will ensure your new bathroom design is delivered on time and to a high standard. Experienced & Professional Interior Designers Our interior designers ensure we are always up to date on the latest trends in bathroom design. We work to create a space that is both practical and functional while still oozing appeal and sophistication. No matter how big or small your space is we will be able to put together unique innovative designs that will work for your bathroom space. The Crystal Bathrooms Difference Client satisfaction is what drives us to continue to do great work, making us one of the most trusted bathroom renovation companies in Sydney. We work with you to turn your vision into a reality. Not sure what you want? No problem! We can provide you with plenty of design choices. In this modern day, a bathroom is more than just a room used for sanitary and hygienic reasons, but rather, it’s evolved to become a place where you can come and unwind and relax after a long day, allowing you moments of peace and quiet. Our team of experts are the best in Sydney. We can help you choose the perfect elements to turn your bathroom from drab to fab. Our Latest & Innovative Designs We also know that design trends come and go as quick as a flash. Our designers can help you choose a design, colour palette, tiles and any sort of lighting features to ensure your bathroom stays trendy and up to date for years to come. At Crystal Bathrooms, we work closely with Reece, allowing our clients the peace of mind knowing that all parts and materials used are of the absolute highest quality available in the market. Once your design has been chosen, the fun part begins! Our team of tradesmen will ensure your bathroom renovation is done to the highest standard. Before you know it, you will be standing in your brand new, beautifully re-designed modern bathroom. Don’t let the thought of a painstaking long bathroom renovation put you off from a re-design. Crystal Bathrooms are the experts in bathroom renovations in Sydney. We will oversee all aspects of your renovation to ensure that when we are done, you are 100% satisfied. Interested in a quote? Contact us today on (02) 8964 8486.

    Lustre FX

    July 1, 2016
    Crystal Bathrooms would like to announce a new partner to our family. Lustre FX Sydney has partnered with Crystal Bathrooms to offer you that unique look and feeling to your newly renovated bathroom. Pushing Limitations with Innovative Metal Coatings, Venetian Plaster & Proprietary Products Lustre FX products are coatings suitable for interior and exterior applications.  They are an affordable, unique and bespoke coating alternative to paint finishes, sheet metal, stone, marble or plaster. Suitable for almost any surface, Lustre FX coatings provide a seamless metal or marble skin integration to the substrate allowing it to be treated as if it were real metal or marble.  The light-weight coatings of Lustre FX artistically enriches any commercial or residential building project. KEY BENEFITS Key Benefits Across The Range of Lustre FX Products * Can be used in exterior applications and lasts up to 25yrs * Unlimited interior life * Commercial grade high wearing product * Water proof and submergable * Can be applied to curves and corners * Can be applied to most flexible surfaces * Seamless high polish finish * Textured three dimensional finishes * Coatings do not chip, crack or peel * Wide range of colours and metals that can be mixed * Low or no maintenance required * Non-corrosive/non-conductive (expect for iron) * CSIRO tested and MSDS sheets available * Fast turnaround time of work New showroom coming at the end of July.

    Thinking Of Selling Your Property?

    March 11, 2015
    Do Not Spend More Than You Can Recoup – Sure, this seems obvious, but you’ll be amazed how many people decide to throw vast amounts of money into a house that they will never again enter for the rest of their lives. Why spend $4,000 on new flooring if the resale value is less than that? However Kitchen and Bathrooms remodelling should be Priority #1 – Any big expenses should go into the kitchen and bathrooms over other rooms. Why? Potential Buyers: Considering that the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most common rooms to remodel, homebuyers will look at these rooms first. They almost always check your bathroom as thoroughly as any other room in the house. They are going to check the water pressure. They are going to check around the toilets. They are going to check the lighting and natural sunlight that comes through in the morning. They are going to look at it all so you better have a “wow” factor before putting it on the market. On the other end of the spectrum, if you are staying in your home, you want your bathroom to have a personal touch. This is the only room you will probably step into every day (we hope, unless you are on vacation), so it should feel and look as comfortable as your master bed. If you are choosing to update your master bathroom, feel free to step on the creative side. Not many outsiders will be viewing this part of the household so you have the creative freedom to make any update you ever imagined. Don’t be shy when it comes to perhaps the most trafficked room in the house. Increase your home value: Industry professionals, like Marie Leonard, home improvement expert and author of Marie’s Home Improvement Guide say “As far as getting a return on your investment, the best money is in upgrading or remodelling your bathroom or kitchen,” Leonard said. “All the realtors will tell people that you have the greatest chance of getting your money back on those two.” The most used room: Your bathroom should be a peaceful relaxing place which is visited numerous time throughout the day. Why not make it feel truly awesome and bring it up to scratch.

    The Linear Drain Craze

    April 21, 2014
    Linear drainage not only looks great but functions even better. Allowing the drain to be positioned not only centrally, but against the wall or as a threshold. The elimination of complex floor grades ensures improved drainage and faster installation by simplifying tiling and eliminating complicated angle cuts. They are stainless steel and do not rust. Less grout to clean Lighting options for added sparkle Higher flow rates Harder to block the drain opening if you fall or the kids stand on your current drain There benefit to design is unparalleled. The imported stainless steel drains area great cost effective options. We at Clientel Developments recommend the linear grill drains as opposed to the tile insert drains for adequate water flow. However both do work. Pre-set sizes are fine and you can consult your builder what size fit best. Alternatively custom sizes are available but incur an additional cost.

    Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

    March 12, 2014
    Dark walls, light floors. Neutral colours. This design principle will ensure your bathroom does not date and will be timeless. You can accessorise to suite your taste. Taking the neutral approach will mean if you are thinking of re sale or renting down the track you will not offend anyone and you will be open to a much larger market. In 10 years’ time your bathroom will still look great. Company director Mr Tony Younan prides himself of ensure this principle is presented to all clients. While it may not be for all it is given as an option. Our bathroom designer Julie Elleson agrees. “Bathroom that are timeless feel fresh and you can accessorise to suite your mood. If you have white walls jazz it up with some colourful towels and even bring some plant life into the room. The potential with a neutral bathroom is endless.”

    Laser Level Tiling

    March 5, 2014
    Our tiling as of the last 3 years is all done on laser level. Do you think that laser levels are a bit of a gimmick? They’re like a chalk line level and plumb bob rolled into one. We use a laser square for planning your tile layout: Our tiler sets it on the floor and measures from the lines to see how your tile layout will work. And it’s perfect for actually setting tile too, because the lines won’t get covered by the waterproofing. They self-level and are the most accurate way of getting a square or plum line. Crystal Bathrooms’ site managers ensure our in house trades use only the finest laser levels. These devices are updated on a 12 monthly basis to ensure calibration is 110%. The lasers are perfectly safe to use.

    Wall Hung Vanities

    December 9, 2013
    The more floor area that is visible the larger the room looks – creating the perception of spaciousness. Another innovative design tip, is the integration of an LED light strip on the underside of a wall hung vanity. This feature lighting provides a softness to the room that gives off the illusion of a floating vanity.  Cleaning under a wall under vanity is also a big help. It means no more rotted kick boards or unsightly legs. If kickboards are to be installed they should be silicone joined. The illusion of space: Wall-hung toilet suites ingeniously conceal the plumbing and cistern within the wall cavity; creating an open and spacious feel. Frameless showers create the illusion of openness, rather than dividing the space like a traditional shower would. The shower screens Clientel Developments supply come with a lifetime manufactures guarantee on the hardware used.