4 Considerations When Renovating your Bathroom
Design, layout, functionality, who uses it, luxuries such as heated floors, lighting, heated towel rails, little details such as colour of caulking, colour of grout etc
So you’ve made a decision to renovate your bathroom. How exciting! Whilst it is thrilling, the prospect can also be quite daunting. You may be worried that there is now a myriad of decisions that need to be made and the whole project is about to become all-consuming. Fear not! We’re here to help you through the process, so it creates as minimal disruption as possible.
When you decide to renovate or rebuild a bathroom, there are fundamental elements that you need to consider. We’ve outlined them here for you:
- Who is using the bathroom or ensuite?
Is your bathroom going to be used by the kids, the occasional guest or are you creating a parent’s retreat style ensuite for yourself? This answer will help guide you towards the right bathroom for your needs. It will help inform the design and functionality aspects of the build. This is the most basic, but fundamental decision you’ll need to make.
Will you keep the same footprint or will tweaking the layout help provide you with increased space? If you have a limited budget, one of the easiest things you can do to reduce costs is to keep the current layout of the bathroom. Automatically you save on the cost of moving the plumbing and electrical components.
If the current layout is causing you issues, or there is obvious gains to be made by changing it up, we can start from scratch and consider a layout that is going to work better for you. Naturally with this option, you’ll be able to create the layout and functionality without having to compromise too much at all.
What look are you going for? Clean and minimalist, elegant, a bold statement? What elements best enhance the look you’re trying to achieve? This is where choices in tile & grout, mirrors, lighting and fixtures such as vanities and baths become important.
We recommend you consider the existing style of your home when deciding on design, in case you end up with a conflicting look that doesn’t add conceptual value to your home. It can be jarring as a potential buyer when this happens. We’ve all gone to view houses at inspections and wondered “what were they thinking?!” This isn’t to say you can’t step out of the box and create a special space, though. It is possible to put your individual stamp on your new bathroom, whilst still cleverly complementing the rest of your home.
- Touches of luxury
If the budget allows, you could splurge on items like under floor heating, heated towel rails and deluxe shower heads. Luxurious details can add serious value to your property. Bathrooms alone can sell houses, so if its re-sale value you have in mind, high-end finishes and feature items can pay dividends in the long term.
It also pays to think of these options in advance. It can be very costly to retro-fit items in a year’s time if you decide you really should have installed that super-deep bath or Hollywood style lights around the mirror.
Although there are a lot of options available and decisions to be made, you can be sure we can guide you all the way, so you can make the right choices for you, your bathroom and your budget. Call us on 0425 824 492 to make an appointment at our Melbourne studio, where we can get your project started.