How to Get a High-End Bathroom Renovation on a Budget

How to Get a High-End Bathroom Renovation on a Budget

A glam and luxe bathroom renovation is not so out-of-reach with a tight budget. At Novalé, we pride ourselves on producing high-quality modern bathroom designs with flawless finishes, no matter your budget preference. We take pride in our high-end bathroom renovations with flexible pricing arrangements catering to the budget needs of our clients.

Novalé offers pricing models that can be made more affordable or extravagant depending on the clients’ needs, but either way, the pricing does not sacrifice our overall quality.

While first and foremost, we provide a fixed renovation quote, so you can remain assured no hidden costs will pop up. Each renovation is still a bespoke design that is customised to suit the specific measurements of your space. So, homeowners should note that the cost of a bathroom renovation depends on many considerations; some include:

The size and ideal layout of the bathroom.The scope of the building works, which refers to the hiring hours of tradespeople, who run the plumbing, draining, tiling, electrical, gas fitting and all other renovation services required.The fittings and fixtures selected, refers to the number of old items being replaced in the bathroom, such as sinks, tapware, cabinetry styles, finishes, tiles, paint colours, lighting and much more.The dwelling type of your home. Is it full brick or fibro? Is it a single or double-storey or an apartment? What is the access to the bathroom like etc.?

Bathroom renovations are one of the most effective ways to increase your property’s value, which is why we aim to make everyone’s dream bathroom possible by offering ‘Standard’ and ‘Superior’ pricing ranges, to satisfy a range of budgets and aesthetics.

Standard Modern Bathroom Design Tips

If you’re looking to spend between $17,000 and $25,000 to transform your tired, old bathroom into a gorgeous and functional space, then your project will fall into Novalé’s ‘Standard’ pricing range. Although every modern bathroom design comes in various costs and sizes, so get in touch with Novalé today for a quotation tailored to your bathroom renovation ideas and desires.

Bathroom renovation designs with a smaller budget are all about creating luxury through little touches; this can be achieved by investing in one or two more expensive hero pieces.

When choosing to spend your budget, functional options which suit your family’s needs should be prioritised. For example, invest in a statement vanity with lots of smart storage for a big family, or invest in double sinks for a master ensuite. The planning stage of a bathroom renovation idea is fundamental to avoid over or under spending down the track.

It is crucial for a quality and affordable bathroom renovation idea to consider what can stay before undertaking the renovation. A considerable amount of a budget can be saved if quality bathroom items are kept, allowing for more flexibility to replace and update other elements. Notably, the existing placement of plumbing and electrical structures should be kept the same to give the homeowners more flexibility to afford more expensive fixtures, accessories and tapware.

Superior Modern Bathroom Design Tips

Novalé’s ‘Superior’ pricing range caters to those that desire a greater sense of opulence in their bathroom, and are able to spend between $25,000 and $35,000. However, every modern bathroom design is bespoke, so get in touch with a Novalé Customer Service Consultant today. Get a detailed quotation for your dream bathroom renovation idea and ensure you fully understand all aspects of the quote and the bathroom renovation process.

In more detailed bathroom renovations, there is more shopping required. Your selections can be more efficient if you choose a basin first and then coordinate appropriate tapware and accessories to match, everything from the showerhead to the towel rack. Selecting products from the same brand will also make your bathroom renovation easier, as the styles and colours will match up exactly, and all products will have the same warranties. So, if something goes wrong, the solution is more straightforward when dealing with one company.

Novalé aims to make everyone’s bathroom dream possible, which is why we offer a ‘Standard’ and ‘Superior’ pricing range, to satisfy a range of budgets. For those who need some financial assistance, we have partnered with TLC (Total Lifestyle Credit) to make your modern bathroom design achievable, with tailored finance packages to suit your personal circumstances.

Payment Plans for Novalé Modern Bathroom Designs

You can finally have the bathroom of your dreams with our finance partner, TLC (Total Lifestyle Credit), starting from just $110 per week for your brand-new bathroom! We understand that renovating a bathroom is a considerable expense; to minimise this burden, we provide finance options. Whatever the reason may be, we are here to deliver your bathroom dreams!

Novalé has made your perfect bathroom even more achievable with payment plans from $2,001 to $50,000. Forget financial stress – the whole process is managed privately by our financial Consultants. There are many flexible options available, with any additional repayments can be added back on to the payment plan at no extra charge. With fast and efficient approvals, simply apply online now!

For more information, simply contact the dedicated Novalé team or click the apply now button below. If you have any questions and would like to speak to a TLC representative, just give them a call on 1300 045 047.

Start Your Urban Style Bathroom Renovation with Novalé

No matter if you are looking for bathroom renovators for a large bathroom in Newcastle, or a small bathroom renovation in DrummoyneNovalé’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional modern bathroom design.

If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your modern bathroom design and renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations in Penrith to bathroom renovations in Coogee and bathroom renovations in Drummoyne, Newtown and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast and Newcastle. Check out our full list of Services Areas for more.

Our teams are ready to start building you a fantastic modern bathroom design. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.

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Get the Look: Urban Style Bathrooms

Get the Look: Urban Style Bathrooms

At Novalé, we believe a bathroom is more than just a place to wash; bathrooms are now evolved spaces to escape, relax and reflect. With improved technology and modern lifestyle trends, it is easier than ever to design a bathroom to suit your specific taste and functional requirements.

Picking one bathroom design can be difficult for clients as there are so many options available. With our tailored bathroom renovation ideas deciding on one distinct design is simple and allows your whole renovation to come together seamlessly. Our design teams worked with the talented Architect Dino Raccanello to develop our six-core bathroom renovation ideas. Each bathroom style idea has its own unique beauty, meaning, function and form.

At Novalé, we have the bathroom inspiration to suit anyone, ensuring your modern bathroom renovation leads to the feel-good experience that dreams are made of. In particular, the intricate style of an urban bathroom is explored in-depth in this blog.

What is an Urban Style Bathroom?

Initially, the urban style was defined by inner-city living with a moody and dramatic vibe, blending elements of contemporary, industrial and modern bathroom designs together. While urban chic embraces a warehouse and loft structure, the key stylistic component is contrasting decor. For example, exposed brick and heavy metal railings can be softened by open planned living, and metal framed mirrors, can complement light colour furnishings and rich fabrics.

The key colour palette to the urban style is the refined and sophisticated light neutral colourway made up of whites, blacks and greys. Whilst simultaneously allowing contrasting décor to take centre stage, a brighter colour, commonly yellow, is featured to compliment the darker colours, giving a modern bathroom design more life.

Your urban style bathroom will not be complete without a statement piece. Feature tiles are a simple way to incorporate a statement piece in your urban concept bathroom; tiles that exhibit a graphic effect and cool colour palette are excellent choices. In addition, patterned towels, large artworks or floor to ceiling curtains will add texture to your urban oasis.

Dramatic backdrops and statement accessories work together to create a dash of the urban style in your modern bathroom design. Check out Novalé’s high-quality bathroom renovation projects recently completed throughout Sydney.

Urban Tiles: Terrazzo Stone

White bevelled-edge metro tiles – once used for practical purposes in hospitals and metro stations – has been considered an urban tile trend for a long time. Although, at Novalé, we have recently seen terrazzo stone become a staple choice for modern bathroom designs as it offers a more exciting twist for a dramatic backdrop.

Terrazzo stone is polished concrete featuring speckled chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, and other suitable materials. White is a classic pick for bathrooms as the colour symbolises cleanliness, which is what everyone wants to achieve – particularly post 2020.

Terrazzo tiles can be mirrored onto walls, floors and benchtops to create a seamless effect. The stone’s best attribute is total customizability; manufacturers can produce various hues and styles of the stone base and the speckled chips according to personal desires.

Most popularly, terrazzo tiles are designed with a pared-back neutral palette, making this stone one of the most versatile materials for a bathroom. Whilst adding interesting texture and shapes, creating the perfect base for an urban style modern bathroom design. Opt for a dark grout in between such light-coloured tiles to create a more dramatic look, reinforcing the urban style statement piece.

Urban Tapware and Accessories

Tapware and accessories are the most straightforward bathroom aspects to upgrade; quite cheaply, a tried bathroom can look state-of-the-art with some new and shiny tapware. As of late, gold tapware has become increasingly popular, although this material corrodes more quickly than other stainless steels and can often clash with the monochromic statements in an urban style and modern bathroom design.

Black matte is now the star of Urban bathrooms. This modern bathroom design staple gives excellent durability alike traditional stainless-steel tapware and offers an “on-trend” stylish finish.

“When black tapware first came in, people were really nervous about it. ‘It’s a bit strong for me”, ‘It will probably be out of fashion within the next few years.’ No, it hasn’t. It’s been with us for a really long time now. It’s a strong option that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And black tapware goes beautifully with coloured tiles.” says Neale Whitaker, one of Australia’s foremost style gurus.

Learn more about modernBathroom Renovation Trends According to the Block 2020, many of which inspires Novalé modern bathroom design.

How Much Does an Urban Style Bathroom Renovation Cost?

An Urban modern bathroom design is achievable with both standard and superior materials, fittings and fixtures. We offer two pricing ranges, ‘Standard’ and ‘Superior’, to satisfy a range of budgets and aesthetics.

A ‘Standard’ bathroom design generally falls into the price range of $17,000-$25,000. Our ‘Superior’ pricing range caters for those that desire a little more luxury and are able to spend between $25,000 and $35,000. Although every bathroom is unique, so get in touch with Novalé today for a FREE quotation for your bespoke modern bathroom design.

In addition, for those who need some financial assistance, we have partnered with TLC (Total Lifestyle Credit) to make your modern bathroom design achievable, with tailored finance packages to suit your personal circumstances.

Start Your Urban Style Bathroom Renovation with Novalé

No matter if you are looking for bathroom renovators for a large bathroom in Newcastle, or a small bathroom renovation in Drummoyne Novalé’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional modern bathroom design.

If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your modern bathroom design and renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations in Penrith to bathroom renovations in Coogee and bathroom renovations in Drummoyne, Newtown and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast and Newcastle. Check out our full list of Services Areas for more.

Our teams are ready to start building you a fantastic modern bathroom design. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.

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Creating a Timeless Aesthetic in Your Bathroom

Creating a Timeless Aesthetic in Your Bathroom

A timeless interior achieves a sophisticated feeling with curated styling, but simultaneously feels inviting with a homely and simple aesthetic. A homes laundry and bathroom needs longevity and durability, but what colours are timeless? What materials can withstand daily wear and tear? Can décor be aesthetically timeless? Novalé reveals our ultimate secrets to creating a timeless looking bathroom renovation.

The secret algorithm to achieve the perfect balance starts with a simple base. With plain cabinetry, tiles, fixtures and neutral palettes, homeowners are then free to add dramatic, minimal or personal styling on top.

“Don’t be afraid to be bold with your design choices. You can create any number of looks if you start with a simple grey or white cabinetry as your base – then accessorise creatively,” says Neale Whitaker one of Australia’s foremost style gurus. Learn more about modern Bathroom Renovation Trends According to the Block 2020, many of which inspires Novalé modern bathroom renovations.

Timeless Tiles: Marble

Marble is a natural stone that can be cut into a range of shapes. Natural stone is entirely unique as no two pieces are cut alike, meaning marble tiles have varying tones and patterns.

Aesthetically, the look of a marble title has a white background with some light or sometimes dark grey veining throughout the stone. As the stone’s base is white, it’s hard to go wrong when trying to achieve a minimalist and timeless colour scheme. Marble is a title of pure sophistication and sheer luxurious beauty, creating a warm feeling in any ordinary space.

Carrara marble is the most popular variety of marble titles, named after its origin; this stone is quarried from the city of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy. Although, if you are looking for a cheaper and a lower maintenance title, some alternate stones can simulate the same look as marble, for example, porcelain.

These days with so many technological advancements, it is hard to tell the difference between a manufactured marble stone and a natural marble. Besides, manufactured stone provides many more benefits such as high resistance to liquids, stains, scratches and heat.

Timeless Tapware and Accessories

Fixtures are a great way to add a feature colour and a warm texture into your bathroom or laundry space. However, the key to timeless looking tapware is unified colours. Whatever colour you choose, make sure the fittings, accessories and even the towels rails match together, to achieve a cohesive but striking aesthetic for your bathroom renovation.

Although matte black, copper and gold metals have become a modern trend for bathroom tapware and accessories, chrome is still Australia’s number one choice for a timeless bathroom renovation.

The continued appeal of chrome is based on practicality, as silver metal is easier to clean and maintain, with strong resistance to scratches and fingerprints. Aesthetically chrome’s silver colour and shiny texture will seamlessly fit into any bathroom’s style and palette. Chrome tapware is such a popular choice that you would be hard-pressed to find a design that isn’t available in its shiny finish.

Timeless Colour Palettes: Monochromatic

A monochromatic colour palette takes one colour and adds varying degrees of black, white and grey into the mix, to create a varied range of tones to use through a space. Interior designers refer to this colour palette as the best way to achieve a minimalistic and timeless design while maintaining some sort of interest through tonal accents.

For your next timeless bathroom renovation, simply mix marble tiles with matching chrome tapware and accessories for an elegant but straightforward monochromatic aesthetic. Sure to impress guests for the test of time whilst allowing for flexibility and elaborate styling. Don’t just take our word on it, check out Novale’s recent Bathroom Renovations Sydney to get inspired for your next timeless bathroom renovation.

Timeless Styling and Décor

While some colours and materials can be ‘stylish’ no matter the year, timeless décor is more complicated. Most might disagree, but décor cannot always be timeless. However, functional items will always be in style, such as plants, candles, and sentimental family objects like photos and homemade art.

Hence why the minimalist base is the key to making a room feel fresh and updated for a long time. As a homeowner develops new styles; they can easily change the décor of their bathroom rather than having to renovate the entire space because they can no longer stand the thought of a lime green bathroom.

For example, any type of styling will match well with white marble tiles and chrome fixtures, from bold 70s décor, your Grandmas kitschy vase and everything in between. Remember “If you’re looking at being a bit more adventurous and a bit more decorative in the bathroom, then my best advice is a little goes a long way” according to Neale Whitaker.

Start Your Ageless Bathroom Renovation Today

No matter if you are looking for bathroom renovators for a large bathroom in Newcastle, or a small bathroom renovation in Alexandria Novale’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional contemporary bathroom design.

If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your new bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations from the Eastern Suburbs to the Hills District of Sydney and bathroom renovations in Bondi, Newtown and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast and Newcastle. For a full list of the Areas We Service, see here.

Our teams are ready to start building you a fantastic new bathroom. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ

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How Novalé Made an Inner West Small Bathroom Renovation BIG on Style

How Novalé Made an Inner West Small Bathroom Renovation BIG on Style

The Inner West council is among Sydney’s largest local government areas, a community of distinctively creative and dynamic neighbourhoods, defined by many cultures, philosophies, and life experiences.

From Ashfield to Hurlstone Park, most Inner West housing is connected terraces with smaller rooms and bathrooms. As a result, most Inner West bathroom installations require innovative small bathroom renovation tactics to make the most of their quaint inner-city living spaces.

Whether you own an apartment, terrace or house, small bathrooms are typical for many Inner West residents. While many people think that narrow and small bathroom installations are limited in size and arrangement in terms of function and style, that’s not always the case.

In actuality, making a small bathroom installation appear larger and seem more spacious, all while incorporating personal décor, is an art that many designers jump at the chance to tackle.

To demonstrate just how exciting small bathroom renovations can be, let’s take a look at a past Novalé Inner West bathroom renovation in Marrickville. Even though this Marrickville bathroom renovation includes four bathroom installations and a laundry renovation, each room is relatively small and narrow. As a result, Novalé designers utilised several design tips and tricks to make these standard small and narrow bathrooms look great and feel larger than they are.

So, how do you make a bathroom installation visually look bigger? Here are four design tricks Novalé designers used to make narrow and small bathroom installations look larger in this Marrickville home.


Bounce Light with a Light Colour Scheme

One of the most common questions Novalé is asked for small bathroom renovations is, what colours make a small bathroom look larger?

A trick that Novalé designers regularly use to make a space feel larger is to pick one light colour and use that throughout the space. Complementing colours are then used through texture to add another element. Even though a bathroom installation is small, a cohesive colour palette can make the space feel larger than it is, creating an airy atmosphere.


In our Marrickville small bathroom renovation example, the marble’s visual pattern helps add another element of texture into the small bathroom installation whilst also keeping the urban design and monochrome colour pattern in line.

With a white emphasis from the marble, natural light can easily bounce throughout the space, making the area feel lighter and more expansive than it actually is. Plus, the large marble tile mirroring on the floor up the wall achieves a seamless and spacious feel.


Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a black and white colour scheme in a small bathroom renovation! The darker hues of matte black create details throughout the bathroom installation, which gives the eyes interesting focal points to look at, so the space does not seem dull. The black offers attention-grabbing details and helps to expand the space.

Make a Statement with the Floor or Wall

One of the best ways to make any narrow or small bathroom renovation feel larger is by highlighting the room’s length rather than its width by using a stand-out tile on the largest empty area of the space. As a result, when individuals walk into the bathroom, all their attention focuses on the large tile area and tricks their brain into thinking that the surface area is more expansive.

Thus, creating a focal point with a bright, exciting, or patterned tile makes the space look larger and feel more spacious.

The key to making a bespoke tile or feature wall really work in a small bathroom renovation is to ensure the tiles don’t overwhelm the rest of the room. A good tip is to balance out the striking pattern with plain colours throughout other elements in the space, ensuring both aspects complement each other seamlessly.

Two of the bathroom installations in our Marrickville small bathroom renovation case study have a feature tile.

In our first bathroom installation, all attention is captured by the gorgeous geometrical black and white floor tiles. This small bathroom renovation creates the perfect monochrome bathroom with subtle white elements thought the rest of the space.


Following the same methodology, another bathroom installation from this Marrickville case study makes a statement with the colourful feature wallpaper.


No Small Bathroom Renovation is Complete without Innovative Storage Solutions!

One of the most challenging aspects of small bathroom renovations is incorporating lots of storage, in addition to making the storage appear elegant and integrated into the overall design. Remember to utilise your walls for smart storage that doesn’t take up too much space, such as installing wall cabinets, built-in nooks, or even basic shelves!


Open-plan bathroom storage solutions are here to stay since they’re attractive and great for displaying all of your favourite lotions and potions, as well as colourful plants! The only stipulation is that things must remain nice and tidy because they are on display.

Pretty much each small bathroom renovation in our Marrickville case study utilises hidden storage behind the mirrors. It’s just a no-brainer – for small bathroom renovations, as the mirror provides a wealth of deep storage, all whilst not intruding into the room. These minor yet compelling elements are what elevate a concept to the level of a designer.


Always Opt for Wall-Hung Sink Cabinets

Wall-hung units – or units on slender legs – are the finest option for faking square footage in any small bathroom renovation. Simply because they allow people to see the room’s borders, tricking the eye into thinking the space is more expansive. Again, pretty much each small bathroom renovation in our Marrickville case study utilises floating vanities.

For a cohesive effect in your small bathroom renovation, make sure you choose a floating vanity style that matches the colour of your walls and think about wall-mounted taps, which allow for slimmer basins and more space on top for bathroom accoutrements.

Begin Your Small Bathroom Renovations with Novalé

Whether you are looking for bathroom renovators for an apartment bathroom renovation in Ashfield or a small bathroom renovation in Hurlstone Park, Novalé’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional small bathroom design in Sydney’s Inner West.

When beginning research on bathroom renovators for your small bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations in Newcastle to bathroom renovations in Alexandria, as well as Bathroom Renovations across Sydney and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast. For a complete list of the Areas We Service, see here.

Our small renovations teams are ready to start building you a fantastic modern bathroom design. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.

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6 Reasons To Invest In Sliding Shower Doors

6 Reasons To Invest In Sliding Shower Doors

How Can Sliding Shower Doors Upgrade Your Shower Space?

All in all, the purchase and installation of shower doors has the potential to be a much more involved process than you might ever have imagined. There’s a multitude of factors at play to determine the correct shower door choice for a specific bathroom space, with the size and layout of the area, shower type and interior all amongst them, as well as personal preference of course.

An increasingly popular style has emerged in the form of sliding shower doors however, which are quickly becoming renowned for their capacity to maximize space in compact bathrooms especially.

Whilst pivot or hinged shower doors necessitate a significant amount of free space immediately in front of the walk in shower or enclosure to open out into, sliding shower doors have no such requirements. They’re also very simple to open, close and adjust, offering easy access upon entering and exiting the shower area. And they represent an especially good idea for homes in which elderly relatives or those with limited movement may reside or make use of the shower facilities.

Even once you’ve determined that a sliding shower door is the right solution for your bathroom though, there’s still a massive variety of options to select from, and all sorts to weigh up.

This blog aims to provide you with all the information you need to pick the right sliding shower doors to enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your shower space, and bathroom in general…

What Are The Main Advantages Of Sliding Shower Doors?

We’ve already touched upon the space-saving aspect of sliding shower doors, and how those properties can prove advantageous in comparison with alternative shower door styles.

But there’s a plethora of benefits associated with the installation of sliding shower doors away from their streamlined profile alone, including the following…

1. Curtail The Need For Shower Curtains

Multicoloured shower curtain hung on railing nearby blue bath mat

Although shower curtains can provide an attractive decorative facet in some bathroom spaces, they can often prove to be more hassle than they’re worth.

Shower curtains are highly susceptible to a build-up of mildew and mould, which can congregate if damp curtains aren’t properly pulled across the hanger to dry out. This is an especially common occurrence in family households where plenty of people use the shower, and so the chances of someone forgetting to tuck away the shower curtain appropriately are increased.

A mouldy shower curtain can not only damage the appearance of a shower area and bathroom on the whole, but it can also prove unsafe for users as well.

You can save yourself a headache and some in-house squabbling by opting instead for sliding shower doors, which leads into the next positive we’ll highlight…

2. Easy Maintenance And Cleaning

Milano Portland - Recessed Frameless Sliding Shower Door with Tray - Choice of Sizes

The trouble with shower curtains is exacerbated with just how faffy they can be to clean, and hinged shower doors can also be difficult to keep sparkling fresh as well, with people required to frequently step in and out of the shower enclosure or home bathtub to get the job done properly.

With sliding shower doors, the amount of time required to maintain and clean the shower enclosure on the whole will be much reduced.

The doors will simply slide open, allowing you to spray and wipe them down, before being easily closed again.

What’s more, expensive solutions aren’t necessary to successfully tend to sliding shower door panels. Bleach-based products and other chemical-laden liquids are really not needed – water and a simple glass cleaner will suffice, meaning sliding shower doors are plenty cheaper to clean and maintain too.

3. Spa Designer Style

A luxury spa within a home is an understandable pipe dream for most, but that’s not to say certain features can’t be introduced at a relatively low cost.

Sliding shower doors offer an excellent means to populate your bathroom with some luxurious spa-like elements, bringing an elegant, streamlined touch of class to the area.

When selecting translucent sliding shower doors in particular, the license exists to mesh styles with surrounding tiling or other décor almost effortlessly. In fact, sliding shower doors can help your walk in shower become an outstanding focal point of a bathroom space, as opposed to a simple necessity.

To accentuate the spa aesthetic to the utmost degree, lighter colour schemes and an infiltration of natural light are useful hacks to consider.

4. Keep The Water Within

Probably the most simple reason on the list. Morning showers represent a preferable choice for many due to the sense of rejuvenation they provide.

All in all, they deliver the perfect refreshing energy boost to kick start your day, preparing you in earnest for whatever tasks lie ahead.

5. Don’t Slide Off The Pricing Scale

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Milano Nero - Recessed Black Sliding Shower Door with Slate Tray - Choice of Sizes

Bathroom renovation projects can prove an expensive affair, as our comprehensive Bathroom Installation Cost Guide details.

As such, it’s a great idea to identify potentially stellar updates at a relatively low cost where possible, and sliding shower doors would tend to fit the bill.

For a premium performance and quality aesthetic, sliding shower doors could be installed alongside decorative tiling or shower wall panels without shelling out a fortune.

In turn, the shower doors and overall walk in shower space can become one of the most eye-catching areas of the room, and even act as a stylish bathroom centrepiece.

6. Easy, Convenient Access

One of the very most frustrating feelings one can feel is the pain of stepping underneath a shower system in full flow without an essential item you’ve forgotten to bring, or have prepared ready for when you step out of your enclosure.

And the likes of shower curtains and hinged shower doors can make grabbing what you need a monumental chore, and an unnecessarily difficult process.

By contrast, sliding shower doors offer a much more convenient vice, and make it far easier to reach out and take your new shower gel, towel or razor with minimal fuss.

Depending on the layout of the bathroom, you might not even need to leave the shower enclosure to get a hold of what you require.

If you have the capacity to position a heated towel rail nearby your walk in shower meanwhile, you could enjoy the feel of toasty warm towels without even stepping foot outside the shower space.

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What Are The Different Types Of Sliding Shower Doors?

Framed Sliding Shower Doors

In the form of framed sliding shower doors, you can create a visual structure to your bathroom layout, and even choose to ‘frame’ such a shower entrance vice as a focal point of the area.

What’s more, framed sliding shower doors represent an excellent option with which to inject a unique sense of personality into a minimalist bathroom or en-suite, especially in more compact spaces.

Clean, sharp design lines are typical defining features of framed sliding shower doors, which often also incorporate toughened safety glass for extra durability and performance quality.

Overall, they will tend to deliver sleek, modern designer style, easy usability and a long-lasting premium performance.

Frameless Sliding Shower Doors

Frameless sliding shower doors offer an appearance in contrast to framed panels – sleeker still and dripping in modern designer style, they will bring a luxury aesthetic to any contemporary bathroom and beautifully enhance space.

Another type that usually incorporates toughened safety glass to ensure a robust performance and healthy lifespan, frameless sliding shower doors are able to slide in both directions, and come supplied in an immense variety of sizes and styles to suit any preferences and requirements.

Semi-Frameless Sliding Shower Doors

As a hybrid model between the two designs, semi-frameless sliding shower doors are an ideal option to deliver the best of both worlds.

Simple, clean design lines succeed in providing a visual structure to the space, whilst minimalist elements remain a prominent feature still.

Durable, easily cleanable glass can be expected to populate semi-frameless shower doors too, in company with quality, flexible hinges for easy movement in either direction.

Quadrant & Corner Sliding Shower Doors

Quadrant and corner sliding shower doors offer an exemplary practical vice for walk in showers, especially in smaller bathroom areas where the layout dictates the corner is really the only place a shower enclosure can properly fit.

Another style to create the illusion of extra space, their understated design enables them to act as a perfect accentuating feature of a modern minimalist bathroom.

You can expect reversible movement with excellent flexibility, as well as easy-to-clean, durable shower glass and a smooth but robust performance from corner and quadrant sliding shower doors on the whole.

Single And Double Sliding Shower Doors

Usefully, each of the aforementioned shower door styles are available in both single and double designs to suit any shower space or personal preferences.

Single sliding shower doors are perhaps the most simplistic type, and the easiest to use, whilst still retaining all the same sense of streamlined elegance and luxe you can associate with any sliding shower door model.

Often supplied pre-assembled, single doors are also very easy to install. It is worth scoping out the specifications of different designs, with the likes of quick release rollers and magnetic seals amongst some of the regular extra features incorporated by such types.

Sizing can prove a differential, but in many instances single sliding shower doors will be just as big as double versions.

And double sliding shower doors boast several benefits as well – not least the easier cleanability they offer, as well as enhanced space when entering or leaving the shower enclosure.

Always incorporating clean design lines and a simple-to-use design, they provide comfortable access to walk in showers of any size, and even if only from an aesthetical standpoint, will be favoured by many.

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Bathroom Trends For 2022 – What to Watch Out For

Bathroom Trends For 2022 – What to Watch Out For

>As the Autumn months draw in and look to 2022, we take a peek at the exciting bathroom trends emerging in the new year and what you should look out for.

Japandi Bathrooms Trend

There’s a new trend on its way, Japandi – and it’s got some serious staying power. Japandi is an interior hybrid that blends Japanese and Scandinavian styles.

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Influenced by the ancient Japanese idea of wasbi-sabi, an aesthetic that appreciates beauty is ‘imperfect, impermanent and incomplete’, Japandi also inherits the comfort and cosiness of Nordic interior design. Together, forming a gorgeous, simplistic bathroom interior style we can’t get enough of.

This new interior fusion creates the perfect combination of form and function, focusing on neutral hues, bright spaces, and plenty of texture.

To achieve the most perfect Japandi space we recommend 5 features:

Earthy HuesLavish TexturesLow Key lightingMinimal AccessoriesPlenty of Natural Elements 
Freestanding Bathtub

Countertop Basin with Floating Shelf

Nero Wetroom Screen

50 Shades of Green

Green subway tile bathroom
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Expect to see a lot more of green hues in 2022. Pastels, tinted shades, emerald, green, sage greens and more. Green is a brilliant way to refresh a bathroom without overpowering, additionally it’s really nice hue to introduce that can encourage positive wellbeing. Bringing you back to nature with pops of colour.

We love the versatility of this colour, a wonderful fit for modern and traditional bathrooms alike. So, whether you’re looking to totally revamp, a subway tile splash back or adding a new lick of paint, here’s some inspiration that will make you love every shade of green.

Three of our go-to shades we recommend for your 2022 bathroom

Emerald green paint
Emerald Green
Sage green bathroom paint
Sage Green

Breakfast Green Paint
Breakfast Room Green

How To Incorporate Green Into Your Bathroom In 2022

Green Tiles

Sage green bathroom tiles
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Pastel green bathroom tiles
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Introduce Terracotta to Your Bathroom

Terracotta bathroom tiles
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Terracotta is one of the up-and-coming shades for bathrooms in 2022. The earthy hues are coming through, highlighting our newfound love for positive wellbeing interiors.

Since the 2020 pandemic, there has been a huge increase of people remote working and for many, this will be a permanent arrangement. Meaning, now more than ever, our homes should be light, calming, and a positive place for us to exist.

Whichever way you choose to introduce terracotta, from wall paint to tile options to towels or bathmats, feel free to discover deep burnt orange hues to soft apricot shades until you find your ideal terracotta shade.

When introducing terracotta into your 2022 bathroom think about how you want your bathroom to feel. You can create a luxury Spanish villa vibe, traditional Moroccan theme, or rustic rural elements with this beautiful colour.

Terracotta vanity unit
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Soho London Bathrooms

Soho inspired bathroom
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Another big trend to watch out for as we head towards 2022 is SOHO London designs. The best way to describe this beautiful interior is cosy luxury. If that doesn’t quite sum it up, think artsy, bohemian, urban elegance with an edgy flair – sounds divine, we know!

So, what would a SOHO bathroom look like?

To achieve the soho look in your bathroom you need to throw out any ideas of the clean, clinical look when shopping for tiles, paint, or wall design. Think patterned prints that will add extra style to your bathroom space. From geometric to striped or even Turkish cement tiles for a truly bespoke look.

Soho décor adopts a masculine colour palette with a focus on rich tones. There’s no place for minimalism here. The more dramatic, the better. You want your decorative elements to be emotive, passionate with an element of comfort.

If you’re still unsure, we have some Soho London Bathroom design inspiration to die for.

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Green panel bathroom

Auro gold shower screen

Elizabeth gold thermostatic shower

Milano Richmond washstand

What Paint Colours Are in for 2022?

Couple painting bathroom walls

Over the last few months, we have seen the big paint brands announce their ‘colour of the year’ for 2022 and we couldn’t be more excited about these fresh concepts.

Kick starting with the wonderful Farrow & Ball…

Ok, get ready because this is going to be a mouthful, Babouche, School House White, Breakfast Room Green, Stone Blue and Incarnadine have been named as the hues that will define 2022.

The overall feel of these shades is to offer comfort and simplicity with a mix of folk and craftsmanship. Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball’s colour curator, predicts that ‘simple and familiar colours in clever combinations will be experience a revival in the home in 2022.’

Let’s break down each colour for some clarity:


Babouche is a hue designed to bring joy to your interior, a soft yellow shade that offers a simple yet bold aesthetic.

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School House White

A Silky white without the cool undertone to ensure it still holds a warm feel to your bathroom.

School white bathroom walls
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Breakfast Room Green

Breakfast Room Green offers a lively and comforting feel. It’s the perfect background for an art décor theme.

Farrow and ball green bathroom
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Stone Blue

Stone Blue is here to bring back a warm timeless nostalgia to your bathroom space. Pair with traditional chrome fixture and furniture such as Milano Elizabeth Collection, for the most stunning space.

Stone blue bathroom
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Dulux Colour Of The Year

Dulux announced their colour of the year as ‘Bright Skies’, a shade to breathe fresh air into our homes and remind us of light and open summer skies.

They stated, ‘Bright SkiesTM is a light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul. It promises to open up and revitalise your home.’

This colour comes at the perfect time, over the last 18 months our worlds have been turned upside down and now more than ever do we need to instil a calm, natural and warming tone into our home interior.

Dulux colour of the year
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Mix Bright Skies with our Milano Nero matt black fixtures and fittings for a striking contrast or keep things warm and welcoming with our Modern Brushed Gold taps and showers.  

Milano Nero - wall mounted Basin Mixer tap

Milano Nero Black Shower

Milano Clarus wall mounted tap

Modern Organic Bathroom Design Ideas

If you’re taking on a bathroom remodeling, consider modern organic bathroom interiors. It’s a trend we are seeing more of in the last year and looks to be a continually popular trend. Featuring soft round edges, curves instead of rigid structures will add a relaxed feel to your bathroom.

It’s important to find a balance of modern lines and crisp whites with naturals forms of materials. Sticking to a wholesome colour palette is a must.

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Freestanding Bathtub

Oxley Wall Hung Vanity Unit

Bathroom Wallpaper Revival

If you thought bathroom wallpaper was going to stay in the 80’s you are so wrong. Wallpaper in the bathroom will be making a big comeback next year!

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With the right wallpaper, any room can be transformed and packed with personality. Not only does wallpaper look great it’s also a cost-effective way to make a big impact on your current bathroom space.

You might be thinking ‘but wallpaper in a bathroom is a stupid idea, it will just peel away?’. However, since its revival many wallpaper brands offer specially made paper that sticks perfectly, even in the most damp and warm environments. So you can be safe in the knowledge that once it’s been stuck down, it should stay down.

Whether you’re looking to create a tropical themed powder room, romantic floral pattern or even a fun geometric print – the wallpaper opportunities are endless.

Here’s some of our favourite bathroom wallpapers ready to make a statement in 2022.

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Striped Bathroom Wallpaper
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Statement Faucets In 2022 Bathrooms

oil rubbed mono tap

According to the future, nobody wants a ‘normal’ basin tap anymore. 2022 is all about installing statement fixtures and fittings. Long gone are the days when a standard chrome monobloc would suffice.

Brushed gold pillar tap

2022 faucets are all about unique designs and flamboyant finishes. If you’re thinking about a shower and tap upgrade in the new year, make sure you’re opting for something bold, to be right on trend. Think matt black shower and taps for a statement feature or go for copper and golds with green hues to help the brassware pop

bronze traditional tap

Clarus gold basin tap

Biophilic Bathrooms Are Big In 2022

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In a post-pandemic world, we now require an interior that will instill calm and tranquility into our lives. Your bathroom is the place you end and start your day, so there is an ever-increasing importance for it to be space that fills you with serenity.

Biophilic bathroom design are a great way to bring you back to nature. Plants are a major feature in any biophilic bathroom. They purify the air by eliminating air pollution, boost creativity and reduce stress- all to make a happier and healthier you.

So, if you want a more peaceful feel to your bathroom, you should think about incorporating elements of nature and here’s what to include…

Natural materials- Use natural materials such as wood, cork, stone, or bamboo. These natural materials can be used on the floor, vanity units, walls or even just as accessories. It will instantly add a natural feel to the room.

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Plant Trend

As we mentioned above, plants can really help improve your mood, so including them into your bathroom is key for a happy wellbeing space. The more the merrier when it comes to 2022 interior.

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It is also key to find out which plants will thrive in a dark and damp atmosphere like the bathroom and lucky for you we have a blog dedicated to all of the best plants for the bathroom. It includes, Golden Pothos, Spider Plant, Aloe plant, Snake Plant and many more.

What should I pair with my plants?

Nothing can affect the mood quite like colours can, so if you’re looking to create a natural, calming bathroom look at the lighter end of the colour spectrum. Earth tones such as taupes, beige, cream, whites, and browns are brilliant for helping add some feng-shui.

Blue Tiles

That’s right you heard us; blue is back in 2022 and it’s all about tiles. Blue tiles are available a huge variety of shades and styles so if you’re looking to include blue into your bathing space, you will be happy to know you have plenty of choice.  

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Marine blue tiles make a beautiful feature wall, with their rectangular shape and rustic edge for added texture, you will find yourself engulfed in a sea of luxury with their high gloss finish.

If you’re looking for something more subtle you can always opt for a pastel sky blue splashback. A subtle pop of colour that will provide a soft, serene feel to your basin area.

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Dulux recently announced their colour of the year for 2022 and this beautiful pale blue tile is a great example of ‘Bright Skies’– just looking at this light, soft blue will lift your worries.

Topps Tiles have created the most beautiful, fluted tile in this beautiful bright shade. The tile has a matt finish and a reeded 3D structure, the perfect combination of art décor and contemporary style.

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Flute Features

Speaking of fluted designs, we are expecting to see a surge in this beautiful art décor aesthetic finish. Flute designs add dimension, clean structure, and a feeling of movement, whilst keeping a minimal feel.

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Fluted detailing is popping up on almost every surface in recent months, and we expect to see more vanity units, tiles, panels, and light fittings featuring this functional design.

It’s all about adding more texture and interest to your furniture. Here’s some of our favourite fluted finishes…

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Stone Countertop Bowl

If you haven’t picked up on it already, natural elements are a popular choice for bathrooms in the upcoming months. Natural Stone countertop bowls are one of the most recent bathroom features we have seen in interior influencers homes.

From river stone, to marble countertops there’s plenty of options to choose from ensuring you’re right on trend.

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Bathroom Flooring Ideas

As far as flooring goes, there’s not much that hasn’t been trialed and tested. Nevertheless, in the upcoming 12 months expect to see a lot of more of wood floor in the bathroom.

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Whether it’s vinyl, laminate, or solid wood, we are seeing more and more of this beautiful natural floor finish pop up.

Here’s some of our favourites so far

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herringbone wood floor
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Japandi Bathroom Ideas and Inspiration

Japandi Bathroom Ideas and Inspiration

>In this article, we talk about the latest trend to hit the world of bathroom interiors and all the Japandi bathroom ideas and inspiration you’ll ever need.

If you’re new to Japandi interiors, then get ready, because after reading this article you will be fully converted to Japan’s and Scandi’s new love child.

*Disclaimer* We can not be held responsible for the overwhelming feeling of needing to re-decorate.

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What is Japandi?

Japandi is an interior hybrid that blends Japanese and Scandinavian styles. Influenced by the ancient Japanese idea of Wasbi-sabi, an aesthetic that appreciates beauty is ‘imperfect, impermanent and incomplete’. Japandi also inherits the comfort and cosiness of ‘Hygge’ from Danish culture.

Together, forming a gorgeous yet minimal bathroom interior style we can’t get enough of, with an emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity.

Japandi wasbi-sabi bathroom
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How Do I Create a Japandi Inspired Bathrooms?

In order to create this new interior fusion, there are some key elements you need to consider. Form and function are a must when designing your new Japandi space.

To achieve a Japandi bathroom you need these six key elements:

Lavish texturesLow key lightingMinimal accessoriesNatural material particularly rustic elementsEarthy colour paletteClean and clear design

Now we know what ingredients we need to create the most perfect Japandi space, let’s take a look at the different concepts for your bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite.

Dark Japandi Bathroom

In this Japandi inspired bathroom, they have used their space expertly. Using dark textured walls and floor to create a natural stone like base. Pair your dark walls with a touch of rusticity to achieve a stark contrast, with a parting panel wall. This will nicely spilt the room whilst maintaining a beautiful open space.

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Milano Ballam Wall Hung Toilet

Milano Stamford Washstand and basin

Milano Clarus - Mono Basin Tap

Milano Elizabeth Bathroom Mirror

Opting for clean lines and minimal accessories is two of the many components that makes this a beautiful Japandi space. When it comes to creating a dark Japandi style, including dark wood /oak vanity units is a great way to introduce a variety of textures.

Light and Minimal Japandi Bathroom

Light and minimal allows you to layer textures whilst keeping the room super simple and airy. Use crisp white walls to keep things looking clean, just as a Danish designer would. Add interest to your space with natural textures, and floating furniture. Remember less is ALWAYS more.

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Milano Lurus - Floating Shelf and Countertop Basin

Milano Mirage - Wall Mounted Round Basin Mixer Tap

The key here is to avoid over cluttering with too many accessories, keep everything as minimal as possible. 

Your space should be as light as possible, try your best to keep as much natural light as possible. If this isn’t a do-able, opt for sleek lighting. Something that will keep your bathroom looking simple and soft, if you really want to emphasis the Japanese aesthetic, opt for symmetrical lights on either side of your mirror.

Monochrome Japandi Bathroom Suite

Not a fan of colour, no matter how subtle? Don’t worry, you can always go for a monochrome Japandi space. One of the staple features of Japandi design is contrast; therefore, choosing this yin and yang colour scheme will maintain the perfect balance.

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Milano Nero Thermostatic round shower

Milano Oxley - wall hung vanity unit

Milano Nero - Wall Mounted Tap

If you’re lacking colour, remember plants are your friend and should be used in large quantities to add biophilic touches.

Remember, texture is everything! – mix marble with fluted tiles, matt walls with textured floors. Go the extra monochrome mile with black brassware instead of chrome.

Bright and Open Japandi En-suite

Keep things calm and open with a neutral colours, for a calming tranquil space. Windows are a brilliant way to allow natural light to flow – so the bigger the better!

When it comes to your bathroom layout think minimal and open. This particularly applies to the shower. Try to avoid enclosures and welcome walk-in showers or any frameless structure. This will create the illusion of more space and avoid the feeling of being ‘caged in’.

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Milano Nero - black thermostatic shower with recessed shower head

Milano Nero - Wet Room Screen

Bright and open Japandi spaces are all about exposure. Exposing as much light as you can whether that’s natural light or artificial is a great way to boost mood and set the scene for a calm atmosphere.

Again, use rustic elements to add warmth and a natural touch. Paneling and wooden shelves work well for the basin area and don’t forget about keeping your furniture soft and round, for true Japanese style. We recommend a countertop basin to finish off the look.

Colourful Japandi Bathroom

One for the colour lovers – if you need that pop of vibrance, feel free to introduce soft soothing pastels. To achieve Japanese minimalism, keep furniture minimal, accents black and add your colour through paint, fluted tiles or on your minimal accessories.

If that isn’t enough, introduce colour through your ceramics. Soft pinks, blues and greens look fabulous in countertops basins or vanity units.

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Milano Overton - Freestanding Bath

Milano Indus - Heated Towel Ladder Rail

Industrial Japandi

Use a round freestanding bathtub as your focal point, pair with contrasting black taps in a beautiful matt black for an extra luxury touch.

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Milano Irwell Freestanding Bath Tub

Milano Nero - Freestanding Bath Tap

Incorporate the industrial vibes through raw and unkept walls. Limewash paint is a great way to achieve an imperfect look, ideal for an industrial feel.

Accompanied by pendant lighting and a floor standing ladder heated towel rail, that lets out warmth and enriches the style of your bathroom.

And that’s a wrap, we hope you enjoyed this Japanese and Scandinavian style guide and we have given you enough Japandi bathroom ideas and inspiration to turn you into an Japandi interior expert.

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A DIY Bathroom Makeover Versus a Professional Remodeling Contractor

A DIY Bathroom Makeover Versus a Professional Remodeling Contractor

According to Remodeling Magazine, the average American household’s average remodeling project costs is over six thousand dollars. As such, it seems that any potential homeowner would be wise to invest in improving their homes before they spend all the money required for a complete remodeling job. According to the magazine, a full renovation of a typical bathroom is worth an estimated eight hundred thousand dollars. In other words, a simple remodeling job can turn an outdated bathroom into a valuable piece of real estate. However, the magazine notes that this investment will almost certainly increase the sale value of your property by an average of fourteen thousand dollars.

But in the great outdoors, where homes are exposed to all kinds of weather, a full remodeling job may not always translate into big bucks. And where there is less money to spend, there is also less risk. While demolition and extensive remodeling require more materials and a higher initial cost, these options often yield better results and lower costs. For instance, if a homeowner opts for simple caulk and drywall repairs to replace shower and bathtub walls, a bathroom fixtures kit may be the way to go.

In fact, most do-it-yourself (DIY) bathroom projects are rather inexpensive. A simple plumbing repair, for example, can cost as little as ten dollars. However, such do-it-yourself projects require a bit more time and effort. If a homeowner does not feel confident about tackling a bathroom remodel on his own, a do-it-yourself handyman can sometimes handle the work in a fraction of the time and save both time and money. This is especially true if the bathroom fixtures and accessories are simple, such as a toilet that has a dual or triple pull-cord release.

Another option for modest remodeling is a simple paint job. Although a tile tub is considered a “women’s bathroom remodeling” item, men can also enjoy this kind of makeover. Just like with a tile tub, a simple paint job will add instant sex appeal to a bathroom. This option is less costly than other bathroom remodeling projects. However, it requires the same amount of skill as other more complicated jobs, such as a bathroom remodeling job that involves tearing out and replacing flooring or installing a new shower stall. If this does not sound like a big deal to you, a do-it-yourself project may be just what you need.

Most homeowners know how to remove wallpaper, have knowledge of how to install cabinetry and use tools like a jigsaw. Yet a bathroom remodeling process is much different than a typical paint job or wallpaper installation. Bathroom remodeling projects can be complex because the bathroom is used by many people, often multiple persons at a time. A bathroom remodeling process may include replacing fixtures, changing showerheads, installing new flooring, adding new toilets, installing a new tub or replacement showerhead, installing new countertops, new flooring, installing new tile flooring, adding new mirrors, etc. Thus, a bathroom remodeling process can be very time-consuming.

A DIY bathroom makeover, on the other hand, would only take a few hours and may include several of the previously mentioned tasks. For instance, replacing a toilet could be done using a plumbing kit, but doing a tile job or installing cabinetry in the bathroom could require a plumber. Replacing a toilet and all the fixtures in the bathroom may be done using only a hardware store screwdriver set while doing a tile job or installing a new tub and showerhead using a tile kit.

Furthermore, a bathroom remodeling project can include demolition of an existing bathroom vanity, installation of a new vanity, installation of new plumbing and new tub and shower head, or installation of new flooring, etc. In addition, demolition may also be required in order to bring a bathroom to a current state of disarray. For instance, if a vanity cabinet fell down, a contractor may need to tear it down, remove the contents and relocate them elsewhere in the house.

In order to save money on demolition and plumbing expenses, most homeowners hire a contractor who is experienced in remodeling works. A qualified contractor will have a list of companies he deals with on a regular basis. When you contact such a contractor, he will discuss your current situation and see if he can free up some of your time to perform remodeling work. If you are interested in having some of your old, outdated fixtures replaced with newer ones, a contractor can suggest an array of choices. Moreover, if you want to have some electrical work done in your bathroom, an experienced contractor will have everything he needs in order to do the electrical work himself.