So, your bathroom is run down, or maybe you're just tired of its dated aesthetic? Since it's the one room in your home where you expect complete privacy and comfort, it's time for you to commit to a renovation.
Although, what exactly should you complete in this process? What are the best bathroom renovation ideas?
Sure, your home restroom needs a sink, a toilet, and a shower or bathtub, but how do you go beyond the basics and create a bathroom you enjoy using?
Have you heard about steam showers? Maybe, maybe not.
At NuDesign, we're the bathroom renovation pros, and we're going to give you some ideas to include in your next makeover.
Some are budget-friendly, some are green, and others are truly luxurious to elevate your washroom experience.
Let's get into it.
Traditionally, bathrooms waste tonnes of freshwater.
For example, each flush of a traditional toilet wastes many tens of litres of water, traditional showerheads spew out way more than they need, and even some floor materials make you waste energy as they don't retain heat.
Luckily, there are tons of “green” options that minimise the impact your bathroom has on the earth. Not only does this help the environment, but it can help you save money in the long run by lowering your energy and water bills.
Try installing a water-saving toilet that gives you specific flush options for "number one" and "number two".
On top of that, install a water-saving showerhead that gives you enough water to be comfortable and clean yourself, but not so much that it's wasteful.
Finally, choose bathroom insulation and flooring that helps the room retain heat or stay cool. This reduces the amount of energy you need to use when controlling the bathroom's temperature.
All of these green options are usually found with modern bathroom makeovers.
Update the Aesthetic
One of the reasons many people grow to hate their bathroom is related to its overall appearance.
Think about it. You spend some of the most intimate periods in your bathroom. Do you want to stare at decaying wallpaper with flowers printed all over it from the '70s? We guess you probably don't.
The good news is that this is the easiest fix you can make. There is a multitude of wallpapers and paint options on the market which are quicker and cheaper than wall tiles.
From contemporary art that makes your bathroom walls look like beautiful black and white murals, to simple options that use patterns. You can change the entire vibe of your bathroom with a simple layer of wallpaper or paint.
We recommend shelling out for new features and truly changing your bathroom for the better, even if those changes are small. Even a new shower screen and other simple changes can have dramatic results.
Add A Luxurious Flair
- Have you ever walked into your bathroom at 3 am and felt cold tiles beneath your feet?
- Does your basic tub feel small and cramped?
- Does that old porcelain throne have a seat that makes you think going into the woods is a better option?
Replace all that with more luxurious options.
This can increase your renovation costs, but by adding heated floors, temperature-controlled seat cushions, or spa-quality tubs with jets, you can make those 3 am bathroom visits feel much more enjoyable.
This is a great idea for small bathrooms as you won't have to spend as much as your would when making a large bathroom more luxurious. For more small bathroom renovation ideas, click here.
Ask Our Pros
Of course, if you don't have a specific vision, you can always ask our professional designers. At NuDesign, we walk you through every step including the design phase and help you create a bathroom you'll love.
Then, we'll handle all the complicated stuff, too. Call us today for a free consultation.