Should you renovate your bathroom?

Published October 11, 2017

Of course you should! The bathroom is a place where you start and end your day, a place where you relax, and a place that needs to be functional to your needs and aesthetically pleasing. Bathrooms are one of the most used, most important rooms in your home. On average we spend roughy 20 minutes per day in this room, that is equivalent of up to 4 hours a week! So it only makes sense to create a space that is comfortable and functional.

With so many styling options available the process of designing your perfect space can be a bit overwhelming at times. Putting together all of the pieces that make up a great bathroom takes time, experience and patience. You may have an exact idea of how you would like your bathroom to look and feel, or you may have no idea except that you know your space needs to change.

Consider consulting a designer

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Bathrooms are usually one of the smaller rooms of your home and seem so straight forward right ? WRONG. When designing your new bathroom there are many things to carefully consider when designing and arranging the layout of your new space.

Over crowding in a bathroom remodel is a common error, make a list of needs and wants and think hard about your layout. A good designer can help you find the perfect placements of your shower, bath, toilet and sink and, choose the right sizes as well as styles to fit your space.

A designer not only has the ability to help you map out your project, but to educate you as well. They can also inform you about the newest products and trends that could save you money and make your life much more comfortable.

For many homeowners the most challenging part of a bathroom renovation is identifying a style and selecting the appropriate components. Use the experience and expertise of a design team to come up with ideas and find ways to compliment your home and lifestyle.

Designer tip : Heated towel rails are a new necessity to hold a lot of towels and make sure they are always warm, soft and fluffy.

Underestimating storage requirements

The benefits of custom joinery in the bathroom are numerous. Your bathroom is filled with necessities – towels, toiletries, hairdryers and the list goes on. The challenge with all of these items is they create clutter and look messy. The last thing you want is a guest staring at a wet towel and your toilet paper stock from Woolworths. So, what to do? Take a moment to think about how much stuff you have and need in your bathroom and create smart storage! Plan an appropriate place for everything with drawers and doors. Custom joinery allows you to make the most of every space and to maximise storage in the neatest and most visually appealing way

Designer tip: Get a modern and clean look by building recessed areas in showers and over sinks and basins. This will create functional storage, with minimal cost and high style.

Lighting is essential

Another piece of the bathroom renovation puzzle that is often over looked is the lighting. There are four types of lighting you need to think about in bathroom spaces: task lighting (for makeup application, shaving etc), ambient lighting (for setting the mood – relax or energise), natural lighting (like a window or that long awaited skylight!) and accent lighting (to enhance the focal points you have worked so hard to create) A lighting plan allows for all times of day. Poor lighting can really make or break a room.

Your Bathroom adds Value to Your Home

Investing in a bathroom renovation is often a win-win situation since they can give you some of the best returns if and when you sell your home.

Bathrooms can easily turn people off of purchasing a home if they are in the wrong part of the home or if will be a costly fix.

Think about how satisfying it would be to design and renovate your bathroom and then when you’re ready to sell, have the comfort of knowing that you’ve increased the value of your own home at the same time!