8 Bathroom Renovation Tips & Ideas
Eight top bathroom renovation tips from 33 Years in Bathrooms
- Determine what will be your must-haves and "lux"-haves. The essentials such as a good-sized bath and extensive storage, need to be accounted for in the budget, while more luxurious items (such as a rainshower), should only be considered when the final costings are completed.
- Less is more a simple, pristine, uncluttered layout utilising clever storage will make your bathroom appear more spacious and engaging. Make the most of every space by adding recessed niches (great to store things) and mirror-fronted wall cabinets. Mirrors make rooms look bigger.
- When choosing a building team, the most affordable isn't always the best. Workmanship, availability, technical skills, and time management are the main priorities when making up your mind. Asking for the builder's references should be done.
- To make your bathroom feel more spacious, a clear shower screen is a winner. It's also worth considering a frameless shower screen. In a compact ensuite, a wall-mounted basin instead of a vanity will save a lot of room. And a mirror-fronted cabinet above the basin is perfect for keeping toiletries.
- Traditional shower drains have changed dramatically in recent times. Once a simple hole in the middle of the shower area, the latest stainless-steel floor grates are very effective at draining away the water flow. Positioned in the centre of the shower recess or down one end, these grates generally run the full width of the shower stall. A plumber and tiler are required for installation and the floor has to be sloped towards the grate. Available in various widths, a contemporary shower grate adds an architectural edge at a reasonable price.
- In a small bathroom, a hinged door can be a real space invader. For the actual renovation, consider a sliding door that's hidden in an in-wall cavity, creating a clean, designer look.
- To prevent mould build-up, air ventilation is key. To ensure that your new bathroom has adequate ventilation, make sure windows can cross-ventilate and install an exhaust fan. The exhaust fan needs to vent the moist air to the exterior of your home.
- After selecting all the bathware items, make sure to check that they will be available when you require them during bathroom renovations.
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