Firstly, ask yourself the following:

  • What design style are you drawn to? (e.g. minimalist, Scandi, classic) 
  • Have you determined your budget?
  • Have you checked your calendar for the most convenient time of year to renovate?
  • Have you considered a backup bathroom for while you renovate?
  • Have you considered powder room needs as well as practical needs?
  • How much space is there? 
  • Will you be extending your bathroom?
  • Shower, bath or both?
  • How much storage is required?
  • Is there someone in the family who requires mobility support? 

Out of the following, what features are important to you and your home?

  • Design, Style + Layout
  • Floors - ceramic tiles, laminate, terrazzo, engineered wood
  • Wall finish - wet surfaces, paint, tiles
  • New shower - cubicle, walk-in or room for two
  • New bath - spa bath, freestanding or alcove
  • Windows - outside view or frosted glass
  • Natural light - big windows or skylights
  • Separate toilet room
  • Ensuite
  • Wet room 

Storage + Cabinetry

  • Lockable medicine cabinet
  • Space for other items - scales, rubbish bin
  • Shelves/drawers for toiletries, towels, make-up or other
  • New cupboards, or new doors and handles
  • Laundry cabinet
  • Built-in shower storage 
  • Ladder shelf

Appliances/Electricals

  • Laundry area for dirty washing, ironing, cleaning items
  • Hot water tank - electric/gas, instant water heater
  • Wiring for TV, music or internet
  • Powerpoints - hair and grooming appliances
  • Good task lighting - makeup, magnifying mirrors
  • General lighting - feature lighting for effects or dimmers
  • Underfloor heating or radiator
  • Heated towel rail
  • Ventilation - vents or automatic fan

Finishings

  • Future-proofing - grab bars, non-slip tiles, walk-in shower
  • Bathroom window treatments - blinds, shutters
  • Dressing - full-length mirrors, robe hooks
  • Showerhead - rainfall style, handheld or wall mounted
  • Mirror - fog-less, wall-mounted, pivot, illuminated
  • New taps or fixtures
  • New toilet
  • Double basin - wall hung or other
  • Bathroom splashback
  • New vanity - laminate, marble, wood, granite, concrete or other
  • Other privacy considerations
 

Interested in renovating your bathroom? Want inspiration? Have a look at our Bathroom projects.

 

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