Creating a relaxing luxurious space to unwind and revitalise is so important, but, after kitchens, bathrooms are the most expensive room in your home to remodel. Scroll below to read our tips on how to create a luxury bathroom on a budget and check out ixl exhaust fan.
Before you start:
It is important to know what you want, what you need and how to realise that vision. Plan, research, source, and ask lots of questions to make sure you understand the design and building process. Look for inspiration online, pinterest, and interiors magazines to create a mood board or wishlist. Write down the features your ideal bathroom would have, and then arrange in order or priority. Research the tradespeople you want to use (word of mouth recommendations are often best). Research products, these are often cheapest when bought online, but try to view them in a showroom first so that you can check the finish.
Make sure all products and electrical items will be on site ready for the plumber, tiler, or other tradesperson. You don’t want to end up being charged for a callback because of late deliveries. In fact, it’s best to build a little ‘give’ into your budget for unplanned repairs and expenses.
The writing’s on the wall… or floor:
Don’t go through an expensive remodel if you don’t have to. A fresh coat of paint on the walls in a neutral or ocean colour can bring a breath of new life to your bathroom. If you’ve fallen in love with some high-end tiles, consider using them on just one ‘statement’ wall, splashback, or bath panel. This will allow you to have the look without blowing your budget and will prevent strong patterns from becoming overbearing. If you crave the luxe of lavishly tiled bathroom walls, recreate the look on the floor instead. Smaller surface area equals bigger savings. Encaustic or geometric tiles are timeless and a great investment.
Important Note: Your tiler is not a designer – don’t allow them to make decisions for you. Tiles have a big impact on the sense of space, light and mood in the room – stay true to your design.
Colour me happy:
As in any design-based industry, colour trends in interiors come and go. A bathroom is an investment, whatever your budget, so consider the colour scheme carefully. Sticking with a white or neutral suite and adding interest and personality and an expensive look in the accessories, taps and bathroom furniture will allow you to make inexpensive changes at a later date.
Tip: Save money by re-using some of your old fittings/fixtures that you love. A mirror, treasured vase or hand towel rail, for example, can be worked into the scheme. These items could shave hundreds, if not thousands, off the overall expenditure.
When it comes to tiling, ceramic and porcelain are highly practical for the bathroom and need no further upkeep once installed, unlike real stone, which they are capable of realistically replicating at a more affordable price.
With these tips and tricks you can create a stylish, indulgent bathroom look without breaking the bank.