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5 Things to Consider When Renovating Your Small Bathroom

BY Jaimin Patel

When it comes to renovating your small bathroom there many design elements to consider. If you’re like most people out there, then chances are you’re going to be restricted by space, knowledge, design ideas and direction. To help ease the burden on what should be a fun and exciting adventure in your beautiful home, we’ve decided to put together a simple guide for getting the most out of renovating your small bathroom.

Whether this is your first time renovating, or perhaps you’re helping a friend with their 3rd bathroom renovation, there are always lots tips and ideas that can be of assistance to everyone.

To begin, its important that you have a clear direction on what you’re after before committing to any purchases. Take your time, read some tips, assess as many different styles as you can, and then with a cool mind, you may start the process of transforming your current bathroom into your dream-renovated bathroom.

To help give you some more bathroom decorating ideas, we’ve decided to list our top 5 things to consider when renovating your small bathroom.

Selecting Appropriate Colours and Textures


It’s important to have a thorough understanding of the type of colour you’d like your bathroom to be. Once you know this, be sure to stick to a scheme. When it comes to adding a pattern on the floor, be mindful not to stray from the tones of the wall tiling. Any conflicts between these two elements could leave your space feeling a little overwhelming.

Coordinating Fixtures and Tapware


When it comes to selecting the right fixtures for your bathroom you need to consider the feel that you’re after. In general, if you select more square-shaped fixtures, you will give your bathroom more of a modern and conservative feel whereas more natural and organic shapes will leave the bathroom feeling a little more adventurous and ‘not as planned’. Maintain a resolved design feel and try to keep the style of the fixtures inline with the style of the tapware and accessories.

Don’t Compromise When it comes to Counter Space


One thing that you’ll never regret in your newly renovated bathroom is having enough counter space. Be very selective when choosing an appropriate sized basin as well as tapware as you want to ensure that you have enough counter space. As well as being extremely useful, having a good amount of counter space will further add to the overall aesthetics of your bathroom.

Ditch the Shower Door


Unless you have an abundance of space in your bathroom, we would highly recommend avoiding installing a shower door. From a functionality perspective, shower doors tend to get in the way. Whether they’re blocking off the toilet or hitting against the wall, shower doors should be avoided if possible. Instead, we would suggest using a single glassed panel. It’ll add space to your shower by giving you more elbowroom and it also looks extremely nice.

Accessorise and Decorate


When it comes to adding the final touches on your newly renovated bathroom, using the right decoration is a must! By adding a small bamboo plant to your countertop, or even a gorgeous infuser near the window, you can dramatically improve the visual quality of your bathroom. When accessorising, be sure to always stay true to your bathroom’s scheme though. Although it can look amazing to add in a minor accessory that goes against the design flow of the bathroom, however if you get this wrong, your newly renovated bathroom won’t receive the beauty points that it deserves.

Renovating your small bathroom should be something that is fun, exciting, challenging and rewarding. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when starting out. As we mentioned earlier, there are copious amounts of things to consider when designing your small bathroom.

Still feeling lost? For some more small bathroom decorating tips and ideas, feel free to get in contact with one our bathroom specialists on 03 9798 7377, or even try visiting us in one of our showrooms.