While it’s understandable to focus on aesthetically pleasing areas, neglecting the bathroom’s renovation can be a costly oversight. The bathroom is undeniably one of the most vital and frequently visited spaces in any home. It serves as a sanctuary where personal hygiene meets relaxation, making it an essential room that deserves careful attention during your renovation journey.
A luxury bathroom can be a major contributor to the value of a home, which is another reason to increase your bathroom budget. Don’t fall into the trap of underfunding your bathroom renovations. By prioritizing other areas at the expense of the bathroom, you risk compromising not only its functionality but also the overall value and appeal of your home. Remember, a well-designed and thoughtfully renovated bathroom can significantly enhance your daily routine and elevate the ambience of your entire living space.
A bathroom’s style, fixtures, and utilities are often unique to each homeowner. However, suppose you want your bathroom to add to the value of a property. In that case, it is worth getting advice from a bathroom renovation professional to ensure your bathroom adheres to current styles and trends.
Read on to learn what features professional bathroom specialists focus on when creating a good bathroom, and discover why B&S Nelson is the industry leader for expert bathroom renovation in Forster/Tuncurry.
A feature backsplash
While placing a full wall mirror behind a vanity is common, an experienced bathroom designer may suggest otherwise. A feature backsplash can define the style and finesse of an entire bathroom and is a wall space that bathroom users will definitely see when washing up.
A feature backsplash will be heavily contrasted but still fit in with the overall theme. Contrast can be achieved by selecting a feature colour paint or tile that defines that wall from the rest of the bathroom.
Another way to create contrast in a splashback is using unique patterned tiles or wall coverings, a popular trend in contemporary bathroom design.
Some examples of contrasting feature splashback patterns could include:
- Terrazzo tiles
- Geometric patterns
- Chevron finishes
- Encaustic patterns and more
You can take two approaches with your feature splashback: leaving it till last and selecting a complimentary feature splashback or choosing a splashback and stylising the bathroom design around this feature.
A vanity alcove
Creating an alcove for your vanity can make a small bathroom feel more spacious and draw attention to the bathroom’s main utility. In addition, a vanity nook can create more architectural depth to your bathroom design, which always looks more prestigious and stylish.
An alcove vanity can also help provide more storage space in a bathroom for personal effects and cleaning products.
Many people need to sacrifice storage for space in a common bathroom. However, a luxury bathroom ensures that all available space is used to optimise a bathroom’s storage capacity.
There are some definite storage utilities it is worth speaking to your kitchen designer about, including:
- Cabinets and drawers
Cabinets and drawers don’t have to be classic square boxes like in traditional cabinetry; many new storage solutions like cupboard and drawer organisers can be installed to optimise and tidy your bathroom cabinetry space; and in higher market bathrooms, it’s becoming expected.
The closet for your bathroom linen is often the same cabinet you use for your bedroom linen, which is generally never in the bathroom itself. However, having all your towels and washcloths in the bathroom makes sense, and an experienced bathroom designer can help you create a linen space that doesn’t rob you of too much room.
Wall space in the bathroom is often underutilised in most bathrooms. Why not consider some floating shelves and use the dead space for storage and decoration? Displaying soaps and bath salts in stylish containers is a great way to save space and create depth and contrast in your bathroom’s aesthetic.
People spend a lot of time and money getting the right lighting configurations around a house, yet bathroom lighting can often get overlooked. Nothing is worse than relaxing in a bath or spa while an imposing bright white light beams down from above, making you squint and strain.
Using stylish sconce lights and installing dimmers is a great way to optimise light for grooming and applying makeup while still being able to set a relaxing mood when soaking away the day-to-day stress.
People spend big on stylish faucets and fixtures for kitchens but can sometimes cheap out in the bathroom, a utility that gets used as much, if not more, than a kitchen.
It is worth spending equal amounts on your bathroom features and utilities. Some of the trending bathroom features that are worth considering include:
- Heated towel rails
- Luxury shower heads
- Moveable faucets
- Ultra-quiet extraction fans with heat lamps
- Dual vanities
- Water temperature control
- and more
Your bathroom is a vital part of your home and should be well thought out and stylised to make it a nice place to be, especially if the house only has one bathroom for all occupants to share.
Separated toilet and shower
Like the morning commute to work, the bathroom can often see heavy traffic as everyone scrambles to get ready for school or work. In addition, if your bathroom shares the shower and the toilet in the same open area, this can exacerbate bathroom traffic jams.
By keeping your shower, bath, and toilet in separate alcoves, you can increase privacy and allow more than one person to use the bathroom at once.
An isolated wet area
A growing trend in bathroom design is isolating a designated wet area. An example of how this could be implemented is by separating the shower and bath in one large tiled space separated by a glass divider.
This design can help keep the rest of the bathroom dry, allows for superior steam extraction, and also helps with ease of cleaning.
The trusted name for bathroom renovation in Forster/Tuncurry
Think long-term when planning your bathroom renovation. Don’t underestimate the impact of quality materials, such as durable flooring and moisture-resistant surfaces, in ensuring longevity and minimizing future maintenance costs. By making wise investment choices now, you can save yourself from potential headaches and additional expenses down the line.
For more than 30 years, our bathroom design specialists at B&S Nelson have been the go-to for prestige bathroom renovation in Forster/Tuncurry. We settle for nothing less than excellence in design and construction, and all of our work comes with our quality guarantee.
If you are ready to start your dream bathroom renovation in Forster/Tuncurry, fill in your inquiry and contact details in our easy online contact form, or to speak to one of our helpful consultants, call (02) 6555 3484.