If you’re a regular visitor to our website, you’ll know that Australian homeowners have been taking an increased interest in home renovation projects recently. Of course, one of the most popular areas of the house for a stylish update is the bathroom. So here’s some tips on some of the most popular items that people are considering for their bathroom renovations this year.
- Larger tiles. The word from the tile retailers is that larger tiles have become more popular lately. Tiles that measure 300 x 600mm, (laid both horizontally or vertically), mean there will be less grout lines, require less labour to lay, and can be sourced at reasonable rates right now. The good news is they are usually easier to clean too.
- Backlighting. Whether it’s the mirrors, under the benches or the cabinets, you can add an extra element to your bathroom with strategic backlighting. One tip is to plan this lighting from the start, as it is much easier (and cheaper) to built it in rather than try to add it afterwards.
- Baths. Everyone seems to be looking for a space to relax and unwind at the end of a long day, and where better to do that than a free-standing bath?
- The unseen bits. One other tip that often gets overlooked is to consult the professionals before finalising plans. Your great ideas might look terrific, but if they require a complete reworking of the plumbing in the walls or under the ceiling, your bathroom renovation could be a lot more expensive than you had budgeted for.
There’s one other reminder that we mustn’t overlook…if you are thinking of updating the bathroom as part of a plan to sell in 2022, the smartest move would be to discuss your plans with one of the team at Ian Reid Buyer and Vendor Advocates before you start.
You can call us for objective and obligation-free advice on 9430 0000, and you’ll also find lots of helpful tips on selling your property in our free booklet, “Fatal Real Estate Traps Exposed”, so feel free to download a copy while you’re here.