Bathrooms are one of the most searched topics on the internet, and also one of the main rooms in a home that can influence the outcome of a sale. If your bathroom is in need of an update, then read our tips for creating a show-stopping bathroom renovation that stands the test of time!
Plan your layout! If you are wanting to renovate your bathroom because it just doesn't work for you, make sure any changes will actually improve how you use the space; you could end up with a beautiful but expensive renovation that does not suit your needs.
Keep the fixtures in the same place! This can save you money, as moving plumbing can take up a large chunk of your bathroom renovation budget! By keeping the fixtures where they are, and simply updating them with new hardware, you can splurge in other areas. In some cases it makes the most sense to move fixtures around, however Mindful Homes can help you design your space as efficiently as possible.
Think outside the box with materials! Don't go for whatever is in the catalogue or online- for example, ask if there are any tiles on clearance (keep in mind discontinued products may be difficult to find later on if you need to do repairs). Also look for off-cuts for bench tops which can often save you a lot of money, reduce waste, and also give you the opportunity to install materials you wouldn't normally be able to afford! Also shop around for vanities that are on sale, even if they aren't the colour you like, as you can customise them with paint or accessories!
Keep it neutral! Every part of me wants to delete that last part and say 'go wild with colour and texture', but sadly it is true that neutral colours, such as white, age well. This doesn't have to be a bummer though! The best way to ensure you have a unique, on-trend bathroom on a budget is to keep permanent itemsneutral, such as flooring and wall tiles, and make a statement with things that can be easily changed out with trends. Think along the lines of gold hardware or brushed gun-metal taps and towel rails; you could even change certain items yourself without needing a tradesman.
Accesorise! Many people shy away from doing anything different in a bathroom renovation, and the result is homes all over Perth that all have the exact same bathroom. This is crazy because when you're renovating or building a new home, it's the perfect time to try something new! Put hanging plants near the bathtub; use a gorgeous rug in front of the vanity to make a statement; install open shelving to display candles or functional decorative items; install a hanging light pendant instead of a down-light or combo light. Basically, find ways to add a design element to items that you need to install anyway, which will really elevate your space to feel custom but won't necessarily cost any more money.
If you are having a hard time seeing the potential in your home, contact Mindful Homes to organise a free onsite consultation, where we can walk you through the process of building or renovating, and help you make your dream home a reality!
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