Bathrooms are one of the smallest spaces in a home, however, they are one of the highest used spaces – making the design of bathroom daunting. 

Here are some tips from the Briswest Renovations team to help you navigate – and if you’re still stuck, give Briswest Renovations a call to discuss your needs today.

1. Should I include a bath in my bathroom renovation?

Shower and bath, shower over bath or no bath at all?! This is a common discussion point when we meet with clients at Briswest Renovations. There is no “right or wrong” answers. But there are a few things to consider to assist in determining how to proceed.

Are there multiple bathrooms in the home already? Is the house 3 bedrooms or more? It holds that the return on investment is better when a bath is in the home if either of these are the case. This is due to the home being open to future purchase by a wider audience. Particularly for younger families.

Where space allows a bath to be separate to a shower, it will be preferred for them to be separate. A shower over bath style is typically included where space is limited. The current trend for smaller homes or apartments, with only one bathroom, is a walk-in shower.

INSPO: Want some designer bath inspiration? Take a look at this luxurious multi-bathroom renovation, featuring a black concrete tub. Installed in the main bathroom of a recent renovation project by the Briswest Renovations team. 

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2. Should I have a walk-in shower in my bathroom renovation?

How fantastic to have the space for a larger shower. There’s less glass to clean – or it’s easier to clean. Our sub-tropical climate offers an extra plus for this addition. And it’s a modern addition to bathroom design.

Briswest Renovations lead the way in walk-in showers! Walk in showers also allow for extra long niches or even a shower ledge/ shelf to run the full span of the space. The beauty of these is the extra design elements of these items with various finishes such as tiling.

INSPO: Want some designer bath inspiration? Take a look at this luxurious multi-bathroom renovation, featuring a black concrete tub. Installed in the main bathroom of a recent renovation project by the Briswest Renovations team. 

3. What vanity design will suit my bathroom renovation?

There’s a strong move toward wall-hung vanities. They offer modernity and the feeling of space, which is important to consider with the size of your room.

Where a vanity is wall-hung and smaller in width, it’s worthwhile considering an above counter basin. This allows the top drawer to be utilised outside of a small void for plumbing and ensure the best use of same.

Where a vanity runs wall to wall or in some cases, from one corner, a floor standing vanity may suit best. This is still a perfect choice for main bathrooms where several people share the space. Still confused? Our interior designer can assist with layout and selections to maximise your bathroom’s design and space.

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4. Do I need a Powder Room?

Many of Briswest Renovations’ projects involve separate toilets from the main bathroom. There’s a strong lean toward separation when multiple people share the space, as well as for visitors. It allows the main bathroom to be kept separate, and guests to use the powder room space, where space for a small basin allows.

Occasionally, we have projects where functionality of the main bathroom is compromised. The toilet being incorporated into the bathroom can allow for design layout options. For example, removing walls of a separate toilet, space can be freed up for a walk-in shower or a larger vanity.

5. What fittings and fixtures are best for bathroom renovations?

The sky is the limit when it comes to the pretty part of bathroom design. Tap ware selections can be dictated by the style of your home, so it’s important to consider this to get your bathroom renovation right.

From a design perspective, the placement of tap ware and fittings is key to creating a functional bathroom space. The placement can also inform decisions of fittings with size and style as well.

Ready to move forward with your Brisbane bathroom renovation?

Get in touch with the Briswest Renovations team if you would like to discuss the potential of your bathroom renovation project.

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