Creating the ultimate bathroom sanctuary.

Designing your new home can be a daunting experience, especially when it comes to one of the most frequently used rooms in the home, the bathroom. From tiles to tapware and vanities, there’s a lot of elements that come together to create a modern and contemporary bathroom.

Contemporary bathrooms have well and truly become a space for living.

It’s important that essential spaces, such as the bathroom, are functional and have room to move freely, but there’s no reason why they can’t also provide busy families with a blissful experience, and a Simonds bathroom can do just that.

Want to design your dream space? Keep scrolling to see how you can create a zen feeling in your own bathroom...

Photo of a modern bathroom surrounded in grey stone tiles and a double sink basin next to a glass screen door that divides the basin from a shower and freestanding bathtub in the Simonds South Australia Hampstead 32 home design
Photo of a bathroom basin with marble textured mosaic tiling around the mirror in the Simonds Tallowood 52 home design

1. Design your bathroom just the way you like it.

One of the most exciting parts about building a home is that you can have control over the layout, placement and finishes in your new bathroom. This way, you can stop putting up with cramped spaces with little storage and forget about costly and disruptive renovations. Instead, you’re able to start focusing on creating a relaxing space that’s designed to suit your lifestyle.

It can be easy to get swept up in design inspiration when planning for your bathroom. Our Gallery Consultants are here to take the headache out and walk you through all of your options from the standard inclusions to ultimate luxury.

Our carefully curated upgrade packs deliver all of the sought-after bathroom finishes at great value for money. Semi-frameless shower screens and tiled shower niche, 20mm stone benchtop to vanities and a freestanding bath are just some of the most common upgrades that can transform your bathroom space into a relaxing oasis.

Photo of a bathroom with double vanity featuring white stacked kit kat tiling to the left and shower with glass screen and stone tiles to the right, and through the centre leads into a walk-in wardrobe as part of the Simonds Victoria home design

Image: A feature wall of sleek kit-kat tiles breathes life into any bathroom space. See them up close in our Carnarvon 28, on display at the Bloomdale Estate, Diggers Rest, VIC.

2. It's all in the tiles.

As you enter your new bathroom, you want to instantly feel a sense of serenity. Without a doubt, your choice of tiles can help you to create a calming, bathroom sanctuary for the years to come. And with their inspiration and range of tiles sourced from different corners of the globe, you’re in safe hands with National Tiles.

Whether you’re drawn to mermaid or crisp kit-kat tiles, or anything in between, you can talk to your dedicated Gallery Tile Consultant about creating your dream look that’s within your budget. For you, that might mean including a feature wall, or floor-to-ceiling tiles, or perhaps pairing patterned floor tiles with hints of colour alongside neutral walls to create a space that you’ll look forward to retreating to.

Photo of a bathroom with dual shower heads and freestanding bath, with the walls and floors covered in white, marble-textured tiling as part of the Simonds Castlemaine 41 home design

Image: Once you opt for a shower niche, you’ll never go back. See for yourself in our Castlemaine 41 (previously the Belvidere 41), on display at the Marriott Waters Estate, Lyndhurst, VIC.

3. The more storage the better.

A must-have for your bathroom are shower niches and ledges. With tiled niches, a little investment goes a long way for practicality. You can avoid the hassle and fuss of bulky shower caddies that are prone to rust and difficult to clean.

Accenting your niche with a pop of colour or a creative tile pattern is also a subtle and inexpensive way to let your personality shine through. For the ultimate combination, pair your luxurious shower with a freestanding bath and you’ll never want to leave your bathroom!

Photo of a bathroom with light grey tiling throughout and a freestanding bath against the wall, as part of the Simonds Queensland home design

Image: A timber finish adds timeless character to your vanity, as seen in our Travertine 31 (previously the Murnane 32), on display at the Coomera Foreshore Estate, Coomera, QLD.

4. Always allow for a little extra space.

Extending your vanity can also pay off in big ways, as it provides everyone in the family with easy access to their everyday essentials, as well as plenty of much-needed storage space down below for hiding away clutter.

To help instil a calm mood throughout your bathroom, try adding a timber finish to your vanity. This helps bring a beautiful, natural warmth to the space. A timber finish always stays on-trend, and luckily for you, many options for timber look laminate to bathroom vanities come as standard in our homes.

By adding in that little bit extra, choose from our extensive array of coloured tapware options from Alder (think matt black, warm metallics and more) to achieve that sought-after designer look and showcase your attention to detail.

Close up photo of brass tapware in a Simonds Armidale 34 home design

Image: Strive for a sophisticated edge with matte brass tapware, as seen in our Armidale 34 (previously the Hann 35), on display at Minta Farm Estate, Berwick, VIC.