For the second bathroom, renovators often select space saving fixtures that are rich in clever features, understated design and offer savings in terms of water conservation. Multifunction showers are top of the list, sometimes with dual heads to offer more practical options for smaller children. Wall mounted tap fittings are also a big favourite due to their ease of cleaning and de-cluttered visual aesthetic. Baths are often out of the mix due to space restrictions so a deep shower hob can be substituted which will offer a bathing option for smaller children.
The cleverly designed Flipside showerhead [$219], which offers four different spray patterns simply by flipping the head, is a favoured Kohler product. The Flipside’s 3-star WELS rating and simple, pared back design are two key factors in its popularity. Kohler’s Rain Duet Shower Column [$605] offers an overhead shower with Katalyst spray technology plus a versatile handshower. The Katalyst technology delivers a drenching rainshower experience while using only 9-litres/minute; while the handshower is ideal for rinsing off and washing hair.
Wall-mounted tap fittings that offer a mix of understated style and efficiency are the Stillness and Viteo collections from Kohler. Each has matching basin, bath and shower sets in both wall and hob mounted versions, priced from $179 [Viteo shower mixer] through $319 [Viteo wall mounted basin set] to $749 [Stillness wall mounted bath/spa set]. Consistency of styling is another factor in reducing visual clutter in a confined space. The final element in a smaller bathroom is the toilet. The wall-faced design of the Kohler Panache [$625] places the cistern inside the wall which dramatically streamlines and de-clutters the bathroom-aesthetics. It also offers a 4-star WELS rating with an average flush of just 3.4 litres. All available from Tradelink stores nationally and Mico Design stores.
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