If you’ve decided it’s time for your bathroom to undergo a serious makeover, you’ve probably done some research and you’re likely overwhelmed. With so many decisions to make, each one possibly affecting the new bathroom’s design, functionality and, of course, budget, it can seem like an impossible task. Arm yourself with our 6 bathroom renovation hacks to help you create your dream bathroom with ease and confidence.
When we talk about changing up the layout of a bathroom, many of our clients look back at us in shock and worry. Shock that we should want to embark on such a big task and worry that said big task will rack up a handsome bill. However, despite being a seemingly momentous job, shuffling your bathroom around is actually a fairly simple procedure and running new pipes is a fairly inexpensive task. So, if your current layout isn’t to your suiting, don’t be afraid to get creative and mix it up!
Your choice of tiling can have a determining impact on your bathroom’s aesthetic. Darker hues on the floors or walls can create a luxuriously modern appeal, while lighter, natural tones make a bathroom more airy and timeless. You can also select from a number of patterns and even textures to enrich the design accordingly. A decision that our clients always thank us for weighing in on is the one concerning tile size. While small tiles or mosaic patterns can look attractive, bigger tiles have an expansive impact on a bathroom and are infinitely easier to keep clean. So trust us, go big.
Replacing bathroom windows is another task we often see our clients shy away from. It might seem like an ordeal but removing old-fashioned frosted glass and replacing it with translucent double glazing is a quick and fairly inexpensive fix. Not only will the room have a fresh and modern look, the increased flow of natural light will do wonders for the space.
Freestanding baths are absolutely a trending bathroom feature. But when we are working with clients who plan to stay in their homes for the foreseeable future, we remind them to consider what they want, not what the market wants. A big, beautiful bath soaking up focus in your bathroom will look great and undoubtedly garner interest from prospective buyers. But if you’re not one for bubble baths and would prefer an oversized double shower, there’s no reason to have a colossal basin dominating the room.
If you’re going to give your bathroom a fresh look, why not kill two birds with one stone and renovate your laundry while you’re at it? Minimal work including a simple re-tiling and the installation of some nice cabinetry to hide all your bits and bobs can transform the space. You might even find yourself enjoying doing your weekly laundry.
The greatest piece of advice we can give for those considering a bathroom renovation is to use a single company to manage the entire process for you. Trying to find, manage, schedule and pay your architect, designer, window-changers, tilers and plumbers yourself will be a headache, to say the least. Going with a company of bathroom experts that specialise in renovations, say smartherBATRHOOMS+, for example, will make the process easy, seamless and fast.
Now that you’re privy to the tricks of the trade, it’s time to get that bathroom renovation underway. Give us a call now on 1300 662 838 to have a chat about how we can help.