Winning Bathroom: Peluso Building Group’s Portsea Escape

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And the results are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Renovation Photo Competition, which ran on our Instagram account throughout July and August. A big congratulations to the team at Peluso Building Group for winning the photo competition with their bright and beautiful Portsea bathroom renovation.

This coastal contemporary bathroom features a neutral colour scheme which is warm and inviting. The hero piece is a large freestanding bath which instantly evokes feelings of relaxation and serenity. Here’s how to re-create this stylish look for your next bathroom renovation:

1. Natural Light

With a large window above the bath, natural light floods throughout this Portsea bathroom and brings the outside in. Natural light is an important aspect of any room, and it can go a long way in the bathroom. Allowing natural light to beam into your bathroom can help boost mood and create a peaceful sanctuary. If regular windows aren’t a feasible option for your bathroom renovation, you can also allow natural light to enter the space by installing a skylight where possible.

2. Neutral Colour Palette

For coastal and contemporary bathrooms, neutral colour palettes are the key to creating relaxed, breezy space. You can’t go wrong with light-coloured porcelain floor tiles, and all-white walls. Porcelain is the perfect material for your new bathroom floor, as it is ultra-durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean.

To recreate the style of Peluso Building Group’s Portsea bathroom floor, we recommend Mirage White Matt 600x600mm Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile – this tile has rectified (square) edges which create minimal grout lines and compliment the clean, modern style of the bathroom.

White wall tiles reflect light, so they’re a great choice to keep your bathroom looking bright and fresh. A simple white wall tile, made from ceramic material, is a cost-effective option that allows you to tile all walls of your bathroom from floor to ceiling, without overstretching your budget.

Photo: Peluso Building Group


3. Functional Layout

The layout of this bathroom is ultra-practical, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The first feature you see when you walk in is the floating white vanity and circular black mirror, which sets the scene for the rest of the space.

Underneath the window is a large freestanding bath, and on the other side of the room, a spacious walk-in shower. The separation of bath and shower allows both to be used to their full potential: you can soak in the tub without being enclosed by shower screens, or you can shower to your heart’s content without having to step foot inside the bath. While this isn’t possible for all bathrooms, it can certainly be worth the investment to separate your bath and shower if you have the space and budget.

4. Bold Tapware

One way to create interest in your new bathroom is to install bold tapware. There are many tapware colour options in the market today, which provides home renovators with more choice than ever before. We love the matte black fixtures in this Portsea bathroom – they contrast perfectly with the white wall tiles and create a stylish, contemporary appearance. The black tapware also matches perfectly with the hardware on the sliding barn door that opens into the bathroom.

5. Wall Niches

Peluso Building Group’s Portsea bathroom utilises wall niches to create functional storage space in the shower and above the bath. Niches are great for storing and displaying shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and soap, as well as decorative items, like plants. Wall niches create a clean look in your bathroom as they eliminate the need for shower caddies or multiple bottles on the floor. Let your personality shine through and get creative with styling the shower niche in your new bathroom.

Recreate This Bathroom Design

Tiles – Floor:

Mirage White Matt 600x600mm Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile

Tiles – Wall:

White Gloss Rectified Ceramic Wall Tile 300x600mm

Suggested Grout:

Mapei Keracolor FF Grout 20kg Bag in #100 White

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