Whether you’re planning a bathroom remodel for one of Melbourne’s period properties or want to create a contemporary wet room for a city centre apartment, you’ll find using a specialist bathroom designer and builder can help you save time and money – and achieve the best result.
Refresh Renovations’ bathroom experts help take the stress and uncertainty out of redesigning and renovating your bathroom. They will design a bathroom layout that meets your brief and budget and manage the entire design and build process. This includes sourcing all materials, securing building permits where required, managing all trades (including builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and tilers) and ensuring the bathroom remodel, no matter how large or small, is completed on time and on budget. Refresh Renovations’ commitment to customer communication means you will always know exactly how your project is progressing and will have a single point of contact for any queries or requests.
Refresh can take care of every aspect of your bathroom design and build, including:
- Bespoke designs
- Custom builds
- Bathroom installations
- Bathroom renovations
- Bathroom remodelling
- Tub-to-shower conversions
- Walk-in-shower design + installations
- Double shower design + installation
- Bathroom fittings
- Spa style bathroom designs
- Bespoke vanities
...and anything else you can think of!
There are many factors to take into account when choosing your bathroom design. These include your needs and wants (for example, do you need a bath as well as a shower?), the amount of space you have (do you need to add a bathroom extension?), whether or not you have the most appropriate bathroom layout, the style of your property (particularly if it’s an older or heritage home), your design preferences and, of course, your budget. It’s also important to ensure the bathroom complements the rest of the property.
Thinking these questions through before you meet your bathroom designer will help them develop a design that meets your needs perfectly.
A modern bathroom is high on many renovators’ wish lists, but before you start planning you need to consider your budget. A bathroom renovation typically includes a new bath, shower, vanity and toilet, plus extractor fan, towel rail, lighting, tiles, paint and flooring. The condition of the original bathroom and whether or not you plan to keep the existing layout will affect the budget too.
We suggest allowing up to $30,000* for a basic bathroom renovation, $30-50,000* for a mid-range renovation and $50,000+* for a high-end renovation.
Working with a Refresh Renovations bathroom designer can help you get the most from your budget – he or she will negotiate the best deals on fixtures, fittings and finishes and bring in experienced trades for your job.
*Please note: these costs are rough estimations only and are subject to change.
If you’re lucky enough to own one of Melbourne’s period properties, it’s worth researching its history and perhaps using that as design inspiration. Victorian, Edwardian, Queen Anne, inter and postwar and modernist properties and bungalows are likely to retain distinctive design elements that could help inspire a bathroom remodel. For example, Californian bungalows often feature patterned stained glass, which could suggest colour accents for a neutral-hued bathroom space.
Many homes, particularly those in big cities like Melbourne, have small bathrooms. A good bathroom designer will have plenty of tiny bathroom ideas and will be able to identify the best bathroom layout and help you select products, fixtures, fittings and finishes to help to you make the most of the available space. They can also come up with creative ideas to help create more storage, bring more light into the room and create a luxe feel even in a tiny bathroom.
Underfloor heating is an efficient and cost-effective way to warm your bathroom. It’s best installed when building or renovating so mention it to your bathroom designer at the outset.
Working with Refresh Renovations won’t cost you any more than managing the project yourself. In fact, it may even save you money. Refresh Renovations bathroom designers are able to negotiate the best prices with our preferred suppliers and manage all the trades needed for the bathroom installation, which increases efficiency and helps keep costs down.
If you would like to discuss options for your next home renovation project, please use the enquiry form on this page to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your renovation. If you would like to provide us with more information, we have a more comprehensive enquiry form on our "Get in touch" page too.
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