Winner of the master ensuite room reveal on the Block, Omar and Oz had royal blue encaustic floor tiles, white kit-kat tiles on he walls, a round freestanding bathtub, brass tapware and a walk-in shower with a curved ledge.
Week 3

Master Ensuite Week

And the boys have done it again! Omar and Oz delivered a master ensuite that’s as luxurious as it is functional, taking the top spot ahead of the other Blockheads.

Master Ensuite

Room Reveal

It was a big week for the Blockheads, where they set the tone for their master retreats with the all-important ensuite. There was plenty of tears and plenty of drama over tile deliveries, with the reveal going down to the wire. Melbournians Tom and Sarah-Jane opted for a claw foot bathtub and green patterned tiles, while Dylan and Jenny gave a nod to their coastal Gold Coast roots with pink fern-inspired wallpaper and a contemporary take on wainscoting.

Last week’s winners, Ankur and Sharon went bold with a deep blue encaustic tile and roaring fireplace, but in the end, it was Omar and Oz who wowed the judges with their lavish ensuite. While the round bathtub and curved shower seat were both heroes of the room, it was the boys’ overall layout and design that nudged them ahead.

When it comes to designing your master ensuite, you have to be prepared with a layout that can handle both you and your significant other moving in and out during the morning and evening as you’re getting ready and winding down. To help you figure out a layout that works for you in your new Simonds home, we’ve given you some hints below.

Gold Coast Blockheads Dylan and Jenny had white wainscoting on the walls as grey-toned floor to ceiling tiles, a white free standing bathtub, fern wallpaper a double shower and a double vanity with arch mirrors.

Dylan and Jenny's master ensuite featured all of the elements needed to create a tranquil sanctuary.

Our 3 tips for mastering the layout

of your master ensuite

1. Find the hero of your master ensuite

Think about what you want to see (and what you don’t want to see) as you walk through to your ensuite. You’ll want to hide your toilet or WC behind your door or off to the side, and let your vanity or freestanding bath shine in prime position. Perfecting the layout of your master ensuite also comes down to balancing privacy with openness. This will differ from person to person, but one key thing you’ll want to consider is whether you close off your WC or not. If in doubt, think about previous homes you’ve lived in, and what you’ve liked about the layout and what you would've changed.

A white freestanding bathtub sits below two rectangle windows next to a single vanity with shaker style cabinetry and a grey stone benchtop and arch mirror. Grey floor to ceiling tiles line the bathroom with a feature wall of silver coloured tiles laid in a chevron pattern.

Make your bathtub the centre of attention, as shown in our Eldon 34, Harpley DV3 Estate, Werribee.

2. Seeing double

If there’s two of you using your master ensuite, think about doubling up on features like hand basins and towel rails and ladders. A double or extended vanity gives you room to move and that extra bit of storage space, either in the drawers below or in the shaving cupboards up above. Along with functionality, give your vanity a luxury feel by adding statement mirrors and pendant lights. Including multiple lighting sources helps you to create a sense of ambience when you’re winding down at the end of the day.

A double vanity with white cupboards, stone benchtop, two round above counter basins with matte black tapware, two round mirrors above and round pendant lights hanging either side from the ceiling. The whole room is lined with deep grey floor to ceiling tiles and native Australian flowers are used for styling.

Create a sense of symmetry with curved basins, mirrors and pendants as shown in our Conway 25, Botanical Estate, Mickleham.

3. Don't forget about your walk-in robe

Across our floor plans, we offer a range of different configurations of master ensuites and walk-in robes (WIR). At the end of the day, it’ll all come down to finding a layout that works for you. If you choose an ensuite that flows on from your WIR, think about whether you want to close the space off to prevent steam from drifting through to clothes and belongings, or if you want to keep the space open and easily accessible.

On one side you see a walk-in robe with timber shelving and cupboards and to the right you see a double vanity with chrome tapware, a large square mirror and small white square tiles laid in a stack bond pattern.

An easy flow between the WIR and ensuite, as seen in our Whitelock 28, Atwell Estate, Deanside.

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