Beautiful and Useful: Bathroom Renovations that are Worth Your Money and Time

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Beautiful and Useful: Bathroom Renovations that are Worth Your Money and Time

Investing a ton of money into a bathroom isn’t something everyone does as people generally think these areas aren’t that important, so they stick to the basic bathroom design they already have. However, if you consider the options, you’ll soon realise how far just a few tweaks can go and how big a change they can make. Therefore, here are a couple of bathroom renovation ideas that are actually worth investing your money and time into.
Bathroom Renovation Sunshine Coast

Following a certain style and making every detail of your bathroom a part of a harmonious whole isn’t easy nor cheap, yet the final results are more than satisfying. There are lots of styles to choose from – Victorian, vintage, mid-century, eclectic, modern, contemporary and industrial are just some of them – and everyone can easily find a suitable one. You can even pick a certain area of the world you love the most and equip your bathroom so that it replicates the style and sensibility of that region, which is why lots of people today opt for Tuscan-style bathrooms that are popular not only in Italy, but around the world as well.

Old-World, Mediterranean Style Bathroom

New windows

Since you don’t spend that much time in a bathroom, you probably don’t mind having just one small window, do you? Well, not everybody thinks this way and that’s the reason why more and more people decide to have a huge new window installed in their bathroom. It provides them with lots of sunlight and creates an entirely new effect – you’ll be more relaxed and wake up easily in the morning, while the abundance of natural light is going to make small bathroom space appear larger. Of course, you might want to get some curtains that ensure privacy, too, or opt for shutters and blinds.

Plantation Shutters Bathroom

Window treatments should ideally always be white- these Plantation Shutters are the perfect bathroom solution as they look chic, classic and allow natural light while retaining privacy.

New tubs

The point of any bathroom renovation is to elevate your comfort level and help you relax more in this soothing and enjoyable area. However, you can’t accomplish any of that unless you have a proper tub that provides all the comfort and relaxation you need, and that’s why this is the crucial part of your renovation project. There are various models for you to choose from and only by exploring different colours, shapes, sizes and price ranges can you reach the final decision. What you need to remember is that only reliable and spacious bathtubs that come from trustworthy manufacturers will transform your bathing experience into something worth investing your time, energy and money into.

A White tub pops against a charcoal wall

A white tub will really ‘pop’ when placed against dark tiling.

New tiles

The best way to introduce visible change into your bathroom is by changing the tiles – and if you opt for something that’s over the top when it comes to quality, the bathroom will become your favourite room of the house. Again, the options are versatile and it all comes down to your personal preferences: most of us don’t really care about the size, shape, colour, pattern and shade of our tiles, yet these make a considerable difference in our daily lives. If you wish to save a bit more money during this process, you can lay the tiles on your own, or just ask a few friends with experience to give you a hand.

Teal Mermaid Fishscale Tiles

Tip: Choose one, show-stopping feature per room to keep costs down when renovating an entire house. These teal fishscale tiles are sublime!


New materials

Whatever you decide to do in your bathroom, keep in mind that the materials you use will ultimately determine the quality and durability of your work. Yes, trying to save a dollar or two by picking less expensive materials is quite all right, but this isn’t something you should do all the time. Investing in high-quality marble, stone, tile and ceramics will make all the difference and turn your bathroom from ordinary to extraordinary in no time.


Just because the bathroom isn’t the biggest room in your home doesn’t mean it deserves no special treatment, and with these five ideas, you can easily turn it into the focal point of your home and a cosy, soothing and luxurious area you’ll surely enjoy!

This article was contributed by Catherine Collins.

Catherine is a passionate home design consultant from Melbourne. She loves making homes beautiful and buildings sustainable, but she also like sharing her advice and knowledge with people. That is why she is also a regular contributor to the Smoothdecorator blogBesides all this, she loves reading and enjoys a superhero movie from time to time.