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Bathroom bang for your buck…revealed!

Renovating your bathroom is always a smart investment – not only can your whole family enjoy living in a well-thought out, functional space today, but while you’re at it you are improving your home’s value for tomorrow. In order to get the biggest bang for your buck, we have revealed what is worth splurging on and when to show restraint when renovating your bathroom.

Choose your vanity wisely

Don’t make the mistake of splurging on a high end designer vanity unit, only to realize that there is no room to store anything! Therefore storage should be your number one concern when designing your vanity unit. Always opt for drawers over cupboards, as drawers will allow you to access your items easily, avoiding thing getting lost in the back of a cupboard. The finishes, colour and style of your vanity unit can come secondary, once you have nailed the storage solution.

Designer pick:

Spend a little extra to include an engineered stone benchtop on your vanity; the material is durable and stain-resistant with a smooth, natural feel. And when paired with your unique storage solution, your beautiful engineered stone benchtops will remain free from unwanted clutter.

For your mirror – the bigger the better

The addition of a large mirror is an inexpensive way to transform your bathroom, with the ability to reflect light to lift a dark room and make it feel brighter and more spacious. If budget permits adding additional storage behind your mirror is always a good idea.

Designer pick:

Play with shapes such as a round mirror; don’t be afraid to add an element of drama. An oversized mirror will add a level of depth to your bathroom to give the illusion of added space.

Timeless tapware

Selecting your tapware can be very overwhelming, as the options are endless and as are the price points. When making your selections, be sure to keep your tapware consistent throughout the room and remember to consider the usability of the tapware you are selecting, a mixer is always a simple, timeless and easy to use inclusion.

Designers pick:

Tapware is now available in every colour imaginable, but these colours do come at a price. Our design team recommends selecting your tapware based on quality first, and if budget permits then open up to alternative colours and finishes.

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