In most cases, a high-end bathroom renovation in Australia is likely to come with quite a large cost; typically reaching a sum of at least $50,000.
Determine your brief
In most cases, spending as little as possible and getting the best results will be your key goal when renovating your bathroom. In some cases, one of the best ways to do this is to decide what you want before getting on with the project.
For example, do you want your bathroom to feel more like a premium spa, or a luxury hotel? In most cases, figuring out what style and mood you want will help you to make the right choices. When you know what you’re after, it’s often a good idea to start finding pictures and ideas that could help you to achieve the desired aesthetic. It can also be wise to share these references with your renovation consultant, too.
With a big enough budget, you may also be able to change the layout of your bathroom, too. Often, if you rearrange fixtures like bathtubs, toilets, or vanities, you’ll need to take care of some replumbing and rewiring. While hiring an expert to take care of these tasks can often add quite a bit more to the overall cost of your remodel, it’s often worth it to create your dream bathroom.
You could even add more space from a cupboard or adjoining room too, if you’d rather have a bigger bathroom space to work with. In most cases, these types of remodels include new toilets, baths, vanities, showers, tiles, paint and flooring – but there’s much more that you can add or change as the work gets underway.
What are the average costs of freestanding baths?
Freestanding baths can often add a luxurious feel to a bathroom and this, coupled with the fact that you can position them anywhere, can often make it quite tempting to purchase one. Fortunately, you’ll often have a wide range of colours, materials and designs to choose from – so in most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to find one that fits in with the new bathroom you plan to create.
While polished stone baths can often be the most elegant, they can often be incredibly heavy, so you may want to make sure that your floor can support this kind of weight before buying one.
Other high-end features you may want to consider purchasing include two-person showers, overhead shower-heads, or showers with massage spray jets built into the wall.
When considering what fixtures to get, from tap-ware to toilets, it’s often a good idea to consider water efficiency.
Costs of bathroom vanities
These days, vanities are the centrepiece of a bathroom and fortunately for those planning a renovation, there are numerous options available. While there’s often a broad range to choose from on the high street, you could instead opt to design your own or have an expert craftsman build one for you.
How to upgrade your bathroom walls
In most cases, one of the best things you can do if you want to make your bathroom more high-end is to add tiling to the walls. Fortunately, there are countless different types of tiles available, from New York subway tiles to glass mosaics, allowing you to pick one that’s perfect for the feel you’re going for. However, you may want to keep in mind that it’s often a good idea to only choose one tile and compliment it with one to two other neutral options.
How much do entertainment systems cost?
You could even add entertainment in your bathroom too; from waterproof TVs from Liquifi, to smart bathroom mirrors. There are even shower-heads with wireless speakers and sound systems specially made for bathrooms available, too.
You could even use automation to warm up your bathroom floor, ready for when you go in there. On the other hand, you could install lighting sensors if you’d rather have the lights on as soon as you enter the room.
High-end bathroom lighting options
While maximising the amount of natural light you get in your bathroom is generally a good idea, investing in high-end lighting fixtures for when the sun goes down is often essential for those who want the very best from their bathroom’s remodel.
Light could even become a feature of the room; for example, baths and showers that make use of chromo therapy (coloured light) can help you to feel more relaxed, whilst looking great at the same time.
How to keep your new bathroom warm
In most cases, you may want to choose a flooring material like engineered wood, polished concrete, porcelain tiles, or stone – as these tend to be more durable, as well as waterproof, non-slip and can generally help to keep your bathroom warmer.
Additionally, you could consider investing in underfloor heating, as this can often be great during the colder days of the year, too.