Where to start when considering a bathroom renovation

Think about what you do and don’t like about your current bathroom. Then put together a few pictures and samples of any new features, fixtures, and fittings you’d really like to have when you renovate. Collect a few sample tiles and colour swatches so you can see how colours and textures will work together. Many companies supply sample tiles for a free or low cost. 

Consider where your current bathroom plumbing and electricity are positioned in the room. If it is possible to reduce the amount of repositioning, will assist to keep the costs down.

Measure up the whole room to work out how much space you have to install any new fixtures and fittings. 

How to make a small space feel bigger?

  •  Adding large mirrors and floating cabinets often help make a small space feel larger.
  • Using a light colour palette for wall and floor tiling will make a space feel lighter and brighter.
  • Consider what fixtures you are choosing, aim for slimline taps and shower heads to reduce heavy or harsh design aspects. Consider larger tiles or a small area for a feature tile to avoid your space becoming too cluttered.
  • Wall-hung vanities work better in compact spaces than the floored variety. If you are considering a bath- a  freestanding bath gives the illusion of a bigger space.
  • Consider your storage such as niches and hidden shaving cabinets, these are a great way to combine both practicality and style.

Should I have a niche?

One of the major benefits of a shower niche is how neatly it offers storage in a bathroom,

Shower niches look very visually appealing because they add a sense of continuity to the bathroom. Rather than a shelf disrupting the space, you can continue the tiling into the shower so that it blends appealingly.

Even if you’re a fan of a slightly bolder statement, you can make your niche a design aspect in your bathroom such as a larger niche or a feature tile.

Many people believe that a shower niche is a really expensive option but, in fact, we can easily include it in a plan for a minimal cost


Let's talk colour!

The 60-30-10 rule is a good guide when using colour in the bathroom.
60% of the room should be your main colour, like white tiles on your walls.
30% is your mid-range colour and is good for areas like the floor or vanity cabinet.
10% is your accent colour, a bold, punchy colour that you can add with a feature tile or even just with the styling of towels, flowers or plants.