5 Elegant Ideas for a Bathroom Renovation

It is finally time to give that outdated bathroom its long overdue makeover. This room in the house deserves your undivided attention to make it both functional and visually appealing.

Remodeling a bathroom is really easy if you have a plan. Do your research, find the right color scheme and a professional that shares your views so you can transform your idea into a reality.

Consider making the changes that will lead you to have a better looking, more inviting and a durable bathroom space that will increase the value of your home as well as the quality of your life.

Here are a few key areas to give thought to in your House.

The Lighting

Good lighting is key to a good bathroom design, so you should always have more of it. Make sure you plan to replace the lighting in an outdated bathroom.

Not only will you want to update the old lighting, but during a renovation, it’s easier to add task lighting, track lighting, wall sconces, shower lights, under-cabinet lighting, vanity lights, etc.

bathroom ligthing

This is not always a DIY job, though. Electrical wiring is complicated. Where there’s water, you want to be safe rather than sorry. My dad did the electrical wiring of our lighting and to this day, every time you turn on the light, the fan begins to slowly turn. Not good.

We highly recommend an electrician from the GKT Group in Newcastle. They will not only install the lighting but also do any rewiring. We were also inspired by the lighting available at GKT and it gave us heaps of ideas for other rooms in the house.

The Stained Glass

While considering remodeling, always keep in mind the importance of sunlight. Natural light can make a huge difference in the way one looks at a particular space. Especially in the case of bathrooms, natural light is peaceful and gives the room a serene outlook.

However, direct sunlight can sometimes be too bothersome, so go ahead and experiment a little with stained glass.

bathroom window lead lighting

If you need inspiration, I recommend you talk to Stacey at Indigo Stained Glass in Sydney for some ideas. They will even custom make what you want. Check out their website here: http://www.indigostainedglass.com.au/

You can use different designs and colors to create different feels. It is an excellent and cost-effective way to have a nicer looking, more elegant space with color.

The Fittings

It gets tiring to replace fixtures and fittings when they are of poor quality. Taps get a work out. It is important to choose materials that will last and a design style that will stand the test of time.

For stronger fixtures that last longer, be sure to install a brass rod for your shower curtain also. Not only is it the smarter thing to do, it is also durable.

bathroom tap fittings

As there is obviously going to be water everywhere, stainless steel or brass offers a times finish and is durable, making it easy to keep its original quality and shine. For both the marble basin and bath we went to Harvey Norman and picked up a bargain.

The Tiling

The color scheme plays a big part in the visual appeal of a bathroom, so be sure to pick a neutral color which adds to the rest of the chosen materials.

A neutral color helps give the space a more open and inviting presence while also being easier to clean. It’s better to arm yourself with a well-planned list of items to buy, make your selections and place your orders.

For example, find those tap fitting that matches your tiles and produces the desired elegant look you want.

The Space Saving Shelf

Bathrooms are naturally smaller, however, that does not mean that the given space cannot be utilized to the best of its abilities.

shower shelving ideas

For example, compact in-wall shelving can be used to save space and create a more efficient way of placing things. This will give you more room to enjoy those long showers.

If you are like me and enjoy the peace and quiet of a clean, spacious bathroom, you can appreciate how easily a few small changes can impact the value of your home. You don’t have to go all out and post modern. Most of us enjoy a bathroom that’s warm, comfortable, relaxing and easy to maintain.