The dark ceiling was inspired by a project on *The Block*. “It gives the bathroom a cosy feel, with a little bit of drama,” Marilla says. **Basin** and **tapware** from [Swan Street Sales](http://www.swanstreet.com.au/?utm_campaign=supplier/|target="_blank"). Wall **tiles** from [Moorabbin Tile](http://www.moorabbintile.com.au/?utm_campaign=supplier/|target="_blank").: [object Object]
**Downsize your laundry.** Slotting your washing machine and dryer into a cupboard enables you to have a laundry in high-traffic areas such the kitchen or bathroom, which can also be shut it away. Also utilise any spare surface area for storage by building in shelves, shacks and hooks. See more of this [Melbourne home](http://www.homestolove.com.au/interior-designer-terri-shannon-lights-up-melbourne-home-2854|target="_blank"). Photo: Armelle Habib / *Australian House & Garden*
Trawling the internet for bathroom materials unearthed some real gems, including the antique Spanish floor tiles ([eBay](http://www.ebay.com.au/|target="_blank")) and metal baskets ([Etsy](http://www.etsy.com/au/|target="_blank")). The original owner’s old workbench was up-cycled into a beautiful bathroom vanity complete with white basin sourced at a salvage yard, as were the wall tiles.