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7 Important Bathroom Considerations

7 Important Bathroom Considerations

For most Australian’s their home is their most valuable and prized asset and with the property market showing no signs of slowing down, there has never been a better time to invest in making your home as comfortable and luxurious as possible.

Words by Studio Bagno

For most Australian’s their home is their most valuable and prized asset and with the property market showing no signs of slowing down, there has never been a better time to invest in making your home as comfortable and luxurious as possible.

Investing in a high quality, elegant bathroom will give you enormous pleasure and offer the perfect place for you to refresh and relax in your own personal oasis. In addition, when it comes time to sell, you will reap the benefits, as the condition and quality of the kitchen and bathrooms are two of the most important factors buyers look at.

So how do you go about creating a beautiful bathroom that also functions fantastically? Firstly, you will need to carefully design and plan your bathroom. Spending the time to work out the best and most functional bathroom layout can make all the difference to the end result.

Think about what you would like to make as a feature in the bathroom? How about a gorgeous freestanding bath, with brushed stainless steel tapware and a black chandelier overhead? Why not install a decadent rain shower with stand-out feature tiling?

When planning a bathroom, there are 7 important aspects to consider, including:

1. Establish whether it is a family, guest or ensuite bathroom

This will determine how many people may be using the bathroom and how to best accommodate them. If you are installing or renovating multiple bathrooms at the same time, keep in mind that it generally looks better to have a consistent design and colour scheme throughout to keep the house looking cohesive and to make your life easier when making selections.

2. Measure the size and plan the layout of the bathroom

AA large bathroom will give you lots of scope to include more features and perhaps multiple basins, a large dual shower and generous over-sized bath. A smaller bathroom may require you to compromise and incorporate products like a wall hung toilet with hidden cistern, or a smaller bathroom vanity, to save on space.

3. Determine the budget and time frame for completion

It can be easy to get carried away and overspend when designing a new bathroom or renovating an old one. Before you start, be sure to speak to qualified tradespeople or a specialist renovator or builder to get accurate estimates for the labour including; tiling, waterproofing, electrical, plumbing, painting and carpentry. This way you’ll have a realistic understanding of what the total renovation will cost and you can ensure you have the money available to do the job the way you envisage.

4. Select a colour scheme and style

Plan the colours and overall look you want to achieve before you start. This will help set the tone and make it easier for you to make decisions when it comes to selecting bathroom products. A great way to begin is to gather inspirational images (like our Get The Look collections) that you like so you can start narrowing down the vast array of choices available.

You may want to work with a professional interior designer for inspiration and their help to establish an elegant style that suits your home. A designer can also make sure the bathroom will be both beautiful and functional.

5. Decide on wall and flooring solutions

You will need to decide what waterproof flooring and wall splashbacks you would like. There are many options available beyond tiling these days, although beautiful tiling still offers a timeless and practical appeal. By having already established your style and colour scheme in the previous step, selecting the appropriate solution for walls and flooring should be easier.

6. Choose high-quality bathroom products from a reputable supplier

Once you have completed the planning stage, you can start thinking about the bathroom fittings and fixtures you want to include. This is your chance to create the beautiful high-end bathroom of your dreams.

The fittings and fixtures you choose can completely transform your bathroom from mundane to fabulous. For example, will you select a standard toilet suite or will you opt for a rimless wall hung pan with concealed cistern? What type of toilet flush buttons would you like to incorporate? How about the bath? A large freestanding bath sitting in a bay window can look incredible.

One of the most important aspects of the bathroom to get right is the basin as it is such a high-use and prominent item (For A Full Guide On Basin Selection See Our Comprehensive Guide HERE). We have an extensive collection of basins available suitable for all sizes and applications including counter top vanity basins, above-counter basins, wall hung basins and undermount basins, just to name a few.

Select high-quality tapware and mirrors to complement your basins. All tapware from Studio Bagno comes with a 15-year warranty and features European cartridges aerators.

7. Lighting and ventilation

Ensure you install the correct ventilation by incorporating windows and extractor fans. Also contemplate using soft, white lighting and modern light fittings to create the right mood. Specialised lighting over the basins and mirror is recommended as this will both illuminate and create warmth to your bathroom.

By including all of the above elements when planning and designing your bathroom; you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful oasis which will add both value to your home and give you and your guests the pleasure of using it.

If you would like help putting your perfect bathroom together or to see our products in person, give us a call on (02) 9601 1948 or email [email protected] and we can arrange a viewing with us or with one of our 500 retailers across Australia.

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