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Clean And Serene

Transform your bathroom into an enticing and soothing place to refresh yourself


The faster and busier life gets, the more people feel the need to escape to their own personal sanctuary.

And there’s no better place to unwind at the end of the day than in a resort-style bathroom where they can soak away their cares in a deep bath or enjoy a stress-relieving rainforest-style shower. Nor is there a better place to start the day than in a beautiful bathroom, equipped with conveniences that make getting ready a breeze.

Designers and tradespeople alike agree that clients building a new home or looking to renovate are increasingly wanting bathrooms with a wow factor.

Veejays spokesman Mark Wood says bathrooms have evolved in recent years and are no longer a dark room at the end of a corridor.

“Now they are a space that we are proud of” he says. “We want to show our bathrooms off to our visitors and we want them to be able to use them in comfort.”

“To get it right, it is important to think about who will use the room, now and in the future,” Mark says. “Then you need to use the best layout to maximise space and light and functionality. A good design is paramount and doesn’t necessarily mean you will spend more.”

Mark says ventilation and lighting are important considerations and if these aspects of the design are right, the space is more likely to be a place where people will be keen to spend time to relax and unwind.

“We are moving away from things like large corner baths and spas and now we are seeing a lot more sleek baths and spas that require less water to fill,” Mark says. “New showerheads create good water flow without draining the water tank.”


  1. Select a colour and tile style you like first as this will determine your vanity colour.If choosing a large floor tile, you will need to consider your drainage – a large floor grate may be your only choice.
  2. Work out what you really need in your bathroom to make it functional.
  3. Choose baths and taps that your water pressure or hot-water system will be able to keep up with.
  4. Lighting is important because a dark bathroom will make it seem smaller.
  5. Make sure you select the right company to do the job. Remember the saying “you get what you pay for” because making a bad choice can be costly in the long run.

Find out more about Veejay’s Renovations here.