If you’re tossing between a small upgrade and full-scale renovation, or simply daydreaming about a plush facelift, there are so many bathroom designs to choose from. It’s also worth staying up to date with the latest bathroom trends – especially if a renovation is on the cards at some point.
Small as it is, the bathroom is perhaps one of the most used spaces in a home. I start and end my day there, which is why I’ve always considered it a top priority to have a calm and serene space. Customisation must be the predominant theme though. After all, who doesn’t want a bathroom that responds to their needs? We’ve put together some trendy bathroom renovation ideas that are not only stunning but also completely achievable and easily adaptable to your Sydney home.
1. Timber Benchtops
Once relegated to older, rustic homes, timber benchtops are making quite the comeback – this time in your bathroom. If you’re looking to introduce a warmer feel to your bathroom, delicately crafted timber benchtops are a trendy choice. Not only are they practical, but they also add tremendous visual interest.
Keep in mind that some timber materials in Australia stand up to wet bathrooms better than others, so you need to be absolutely sure what you’re introducing for the best long-term value. For example, a bamboo bathroom benchtop is naturally water-resistant, which makes it a great material choice. It is also a renewable timber so the plant continues to grow even after being cut, making it a visually excellent, environmentally-friendly choice. But, you will need to get the wood sealed to elongate its shelf life because of the excess heat and moisture in bathrooms.
2. Walk-in Showers
When it comes to modern bathroom renovation ideas, you can’t go wrong with walk-in showers. Giving the bathroom a style makeover, walk-in showers (without a shower enclosure) create an open and contemporary look for bathrooms of all sizes. The ability to walk straight into your shower gives the space a seamless and uninterrupted flow while transforming your bathroom into a modern masterpiece.
The best part is that walk-in showers are easier to clean because there are no doors and large glass panels. Removing a shower screen also frees up more space in your bathroom, making it look less cramped and more open. Walk-in showers are a smart inclusion for many bathroom renovations in Sydney, especially in new apartment builds where space is an issue.
3. Mosaic Feature Walls
Nestled in the spotlight, you’ll add a whole new dimension to your bathroom with mosaic feature wall designs in your shower, or behind your vanity or bathtub. Whether you want to make a style statement or add a hint of glamour, mosaic tiling adds remarkable visual interest with the design and creativity you introduce.
If you want to be ultra-bold, shy away from traditional finishes in favour of trendier, contemporary designs that incorporate different shapes, patterns, and textures – making the space look visually stimulating and glamorously luxurious. There’s no limit to the way you use mosaic feature tiles in your bathroom so consider what works best based on your bathroom style and personal preferences.
4. Freestanding Baths
A freestanding bath is an exquisite focal point that brings the whole bathroom together. Blending seamlessly into your bathroom’s design palette, a freestanding bath radiates luxe vibes and crafts the appearance of a serene haven in the comfort of your home. A freestanding bath characterises a timeless appearance in any modern or vintage bathroom – sure to dominate for years to come.
There’s no doubt a luxurious freestanding bathtub will take you to dizzying heights of elegance – not just creating the ‘wow’ factor you’re looking for but also pushing up the value of your home. However, despite the visual sophistication, there are certain installation practicalities that must be considered. Installation and placement require technical drainage and plumbing awareness, which is why it’s always good to consult with a professional before identifying if this is the right choice for you.
5. Wall-Hung Vanity
A wall-hung vanity crafts a minimalistic look that emphasises the beauty of an uncluttered modern bathroom. Adding a wall-hung vanity creates the impression of a larger room because it draws the eye all the way from the floor to the ceiling without interruption. This makes them perfect for small bathrooms that benefit from the perception of more space.
Their clean lines and sleek finishes are amplified by the subtleness of inset or under counter basins – creating a seamless and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Wall-hung vanities are a popular feature of many bathroom renovations in Bondi apartments because of their space-saving value and decorative appeal. A wall-hung vanity delivers an immaculate look, but thorough planning is paramount to getting it right.
Skylights have many benefits and are the perfect addition if you’re looking to infuse light and create a sense of space in your bathroom. The eye-catching centrepiece of many bathroom renovations in the Eastern suburbs and throughout Sydney, a skylight adds dramatic flair and provides a seamless connection to the outdoors.
Diverse in shape, size, and framing, skylights can easily be tailored to the specific needs of your bathroom. By making use of a roof opening that envelops the room in natural illumination, you minimise the need for artificial lights, which is both cost-effective and energy efficient. Creating a unique look and feel that brings you one step closer to nature, you can easily open up a smaller bathroom space to make it brighter and less crowded.
Despite how often we use our bathroom, it often tends to be one of the most neglected spaces in our home. That’s because of the misconception that bathroom renovations cost a fortune. It doesn’t have to be like that! If you need help freshening up your bathroom, at DCON Group we can do as much or as little as you like – providing excellent workmanship and high-quality fittings to suit your needs and budget. We firmly believe your bathroom is your personal retreat and can help you find the exact design direction and bathroom renovation ideas you are looking for.
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