The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house and a well designed bathroom can be practically invaluable.
- Bathroom renovations are a great way to turn a worn and outdated space into a highlight in your home.
- It’s a good idea to leave existing plumbing or electricals in place if you can. A licensed plumbing contractor will be able to advise you if your current system has limitations which may impact the plumbing project. For more information see new home plumbing and home renovation plumbers.
- Waterproofers should also be consulted, as waterproofing is crucial to prevent mould build-up and water damaging the structural elements of your home.
- Before you begin renovations, see if you can keep any existing fittings. Also keep in mind that you can resurface, rather than replace, the bath or tiles that are in good condition but look a little dated or tired.
- Bathroom styles encompass retreat, minimalist, high-tech, utilitarian and colonial. The colour scheme in a bathroom can be an important choice and if you are after a classic look that will always remain in style, consider using neutral colours or whites. Accents can always be added through the use of colourful accessories such as towels, bathmats and ornaments.
- If you have a smaller bathroom, you can easily make it look larger through clever use of larger tiles, mirrors to reflect spaces in the room, and tiling from floor to ceiling. Heating is also a consideration, especially in the colder winter months and your options include underfloor heating, heated towel rails, and heating lights.
- Water efficiency is becoming a consideration in most areas of Australia now and water efficient fittings such as dual flush toilets and water saving taps and showerheads will save water and means that you’ll be paying significantly less on your water bill.