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Tips for your luxury bathroom renovation

Tips for your luxury bathroom renovation

Everyone dreams of a luxury bathroom renovation but most don’t take it any further, opting for more traditional designs. If you’re one who likes to turn dreams into reality however then we have all the things you’ll want to include to make it happen.

Words by Yohei Guy

A luxury bathroom is a haven, and for the most part, our experience of them is confined to holidays when staying in boutique and lavish hotels. However, it is not beyond the realms of possibility to create one in your own home with some careful planning and curated choices. Some of these bathroom ideas will come at a cost but others won’t and the prospect of a luxury bathroom might be more realistic than you thought.

The gorgeous bathroom at the Luxury Minimal "Beach House"

What's the difference between a standard bathroom and a luxury bathroom?

There are some things that all master bathrooms have no matter what the budget or style. A toilet, basin, taps, shower, storage etc. However, the main difference between the two is the different design, fittings and furnishing choices you’ll make that elevate the overall style of the bathroom.

When you opt for a luxury bathroom you raise your design aesthetic to a level of elegance. Style almost has equal importance with functionality in a luxury bathroom, whereas a traditional bathroom will be more focused to serve the practical needs of the household.

Below we've listed the design elements to include in your luxury bathroom design and explained why they are crucial to creating the bathroom of your dreams.

Start with spacious designs

The first element you must have for your luxury bathroom is space. This is one of those non-negotiables and possibly the biggest challenge to meet for a renovation or design. Luxury means large when it comes to bathrooms so every square foot that you can squeeze out will count towards your goal of luxuriousness.

Your bathroom should feel open and free with the bathroom walls as distant on the horizon as possible. There are techniques you can use, like floating vanities and toilets, manipulation of light, large mirrors etc that you can use to accentuate this further but at the end of the day, nothing beats real space.

From here it's all about using the space well.

Spaciousness in all its glory at Camberwell House

Layer through textures

Another element of luxury bathroom renovations is the textures used throughout the bathroom. The finishes and textures you choose can make a huge difference to the detail, depth and design credentials of your bathroom, all of which make important contributions with lofty ambitions in mind.

For example, a textured wall is a great contrast to the shinier elements you might choose for the bathroom. Texture is one of the many ways you can attract the eye, enhancing the entire design of your bathroom.

Marble elements are a must

There's something about marble that exudes luxuriousness. Its natural, timeless beauty has captivated people for centuries and is one that effortlessly brings a feel of quality in its purest form.

Places you can use marble include:

  • Sinks
  • Walls
  • Countertops

If you decide to go with marble elements speak with your designer about how it can fit into the renovations planned for the bathroom as they do require careful planning and attention to detail.

Panda white marble features in Galleria Pietra's Metbuilt Stone package in Hunters Hill

Unique and ornate mirrors

Mirrors are another way of layering focal points in a bathroom. You want to create an atmosphere where the individual is almost overwhelmed by the incredible features within. A mirror is a great way to do this, not just as a statement piece in its own right but because it’ll have a doubling effect on everything around through reflection.

The more, unique, dramatic and ornate the mirror you choose the more likely you’ll be to maximise its impact. Antique mirrors, wonderfully restored, work tremendously in this respect as well as designer-inspired modern mirror choices.

Keep things warm

A bathroom not only has to look luxurious but feel luxurious as well to be truly authentic. A great way to do this is to keep things warm and toasty.

There are many bathroom heating and ventilation solutions to help you achieve this and one of the best with respect to luxury bathrooms is heated flooring.

No one likes the feeling of stepping out onto cold tiles after a hot shower or bath. Heated flooring will ensure this doesn’t happen so you’re not taken away from that pampered feeling that you’ve worked so hard to achieve through your clever bathroom design ideas.

Stylish fittings and fixtures

The fixtures and fittings are important from a functional and stylistic perspective. There are some beautiful classical designs available that, because of their timeless quality, just feel luxurious which is why you see them so frequently in high-end hotels and apartments.

If this doesn’t suit the aesthetic you’re after, concentrate on the type of finish in the style you’re after. Brushed gold, brass, gun mental are just some examples that can act as a premium point of difference for your bathroom.

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Stylish fittings at a beautiful bathroom at Hamptons on OVD

Keep things warm

A bathroom not only has to look luxurious but feel luxurious as well to be truly authentic. A great way to do this is to keep things warm and toasty.

There are many bathroom heating and ventilation solutions to help you achieve this and one of the best with respect to luxury bathrooms is heated flooring.

No one likes the feeling of stepping out onto cold tiles after a hot shower or bath. Heated flooring will ensure this doesn’t happen so you’re not taken away from that pampered feeling that you’ve worked so hard to achieve through your clever bathroom design ideas.

The bathtub/shower is crucial to everything

It seems obvious but one cannot understate the importance of a bathtub and shower as part of a luxurious modern bathroom renovation. High quality choices here will encapsulate and lift the atmosphere you’ve created to that of a memorable experience.

For tubs, a freestanding bath is a choice you can trust to deliver on that feeling of a dream bathroom. Its spacious design allows you to fully immerse and relax after a long day and its independent quality adds a touch of class.

Shower heads are particularly important with respect to luxurious modern bathroom design. Having multiple options, like hand shower heads and a rain shower are perfect as they give individuals customisable choices so they can select the showering experience that best suits them.

The Verve Free Standing Bath from Studio Bagno

Luxury bathroom renovations: elements of luxury you can't ignore

From space to material, texture and warmth - the most successful luxury bathroom renovations are ones that treat and dazzle all the senses. As you can see, some of them aren’t that hard to pull off so start planning today with your design team or on your own to create the dream bathroom you’ve always wanted.

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