How to Renovate for a Hygienic Bathroom
If society has learnt anything from 2020, it’s the importance of being hygienic. Bathrooms are often shared spaces, which presents the opportunity to spread germs. So it is more important now than ever to smartly renovate your bathroom with strategic placement and modern fittings. There are a few tips that Novale have discovered throughout decades of modern bathroom renovations in Sydney.
Not only does easier to clean bathrooms encourage a hygienic household, but it saves time, reduces cleaning stresses and reduces mould build-up, hence helping your renovation stay as new as possible.
Traditional flushing toilets create water vapour when flushed, causing germs and smells to be released into the air that can travel anywhere – even to your toothbrush! While it is not always easy to encourage people to put the toilet seat down before flushing, it is worth investing in a modern toilet that has many hygienic benefits.
Tornado technology is now a standard feature in modern toilets; engineered to have powerful suction that eliminates all smells, water and debris. Rimless toilets are also a modern standard, which are more hygienic to clean and stay more hygienic after every flush when compared to a traditional toilet.
Smart toilets are now becoming commonplace in modern bathroom renovations, increasing the hygiene of family bathrooms. This smart technology uses sensors to open the toilet seat and automatically flush, avoiding the need for anyone to touch the toilet and reducing the spread of germs. In addition, the technology can self-deodorise and self-clean, saving you time and effort.
The positioning of the toilet is also important. Towel rails, sinks and open storage should be well distanced from the toilet. A helpful tip is, where possible use closed storage, which is especially beneficial for toothbrushes and will put your mind at ease. Novale has installed many smart-technology toilets in small bathrooms renovations and large bathroom renovations across Sydney. See some of our bathroom renovation projects here.
As touched on earlier, open storage on basins should be discouraged as bacteria and germs can easily be splashed onto our hygiene products. Instead, be sure to include lots of closed storage, such as under-sink cupboards or mirror cabinets, in your bathroom renovation.
Double sinks are not only a luxurious feature for shared bathrooms, particularly master ensuites, but they encourage hygienic behaviour. A larger bathroom allows for each person to have their own sink, which avoids the transfer of germs. In addition, smart taps are becoming commonplace in home bathrooms. This smart technology senses when hands are under the faucet, avoiding the need to ever touch handles; reducing the spread of germs. To discover more smart technology that you need in your next bathroom renovation, check out this previous Novalé article.
Showers and Baths
Similarly, in your showers and baths, opt for tapware that encourages less touching. For example, a ceiling-mounted, or rain showerhead avoids the hassle of adjusting the shower height for different uses.
Usually, hygienic bathrooms avoid fully tiled showers and small tiles throughout the whole bathroom. Instead, it is easier to clean showers and baths that are ceramic. This is because germs and bacteria are likely to grow in-between tile grout, making cleaning much harder. However, Novale uses high-quality grout which minimises the build-up of scum. We recommend choosing big titles, as there is less opportunity for germs to grow.
Whether you are looking for hygienic bathroom installations in your small bathroom renovations in Alexandria, or a large bathroom renovation in the Hills District, Novale’s highly experienced teams are available to help you install, repair and maintain your family’s bathrooms.
Luxury Bathroom Renovators in Sydney
If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your new bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations from the Eastern Suburbs to the Hills District of Sydney, as well as bathroom renovations in Bondi, Newtown and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast and Newcastle.
Our teams are ready to start building you a fantastic new bathroom. We implement a unique 8 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience that others have had renovating with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.