It is not a good time to think about selling up and moving as house prices are gradually recalibrating to more realistic levels, though it is an ideal time to add some value to your property through simpler moves like a bathroom renovation.
Not without their pitfalls, the popular bathroom reno is a little more complicated than what it may seem on the TV, though with some careful consideration and the right team it can be an enjoyable and beneficial process with some stunning outcomes.
Matt Tonner of Melbourne’s Fido Projects knows a thing or two about bathrooms and, in particular, how to go about a make-over in an apartment building where the challenges can be a little higher. According to Tonner, these are a few of the key things to be aware of:
Of course when it comes to design, the right products can make all the difference and regardless of size you can achieve a level of luxury.
The Falper Quatro Zero storage range is perfect for smaller spaces.
Storage is the biggest thing in smaller bathrooms as most apartments don’t have space for a linen closet. Utilising the space under the basin is the best approach and means more surface area up top for a basin and easy access to the daily essentials.
Wall mounted basins like the Premium range come in various widths but it is the depth that counts in narrow spaces.
Whether you go for a counter top or sunken basin, the top and tap height needs to remain relatively the same though in narrow situations it is the depth that actually counts. You really don’t want to be going any closer than 380mm to the wall with your vanities leading edge as simple things like removing make-up become even more frustrating than they already are.
A simple workaround is using a undercounter basin like the Mod 12 from Rogerseller with a gooseneck mixer tap position to the right of the basin rather than behind. The basin depth is 280mm and requires an additional 50mm on each side meaning it maximises the minimal space and puts the fixtures to the side. Alternatively, the Premium range comes as a wall-mounted or countertop unit, which allows you to customise under-basin storage while choosing various widths or multi-basin versions and still keep things thin.
In extreme circumstances or for a small ensuites the Lavamani range, which in Italian translates to washing your hands, is perfect for precisely that – though these small basins and shelving units still hold a quality of material and finish worth the investment.
In any case, and any space, renovating a bathroom isn’t as simple as choosing the right tile colour but with a bit of pre-planning and some clever decisions it can be worth the wait and the investment.
The Mod 12, Premium, Quatro Zero and Lavamani ranges are exclusive to Rogerseller.
WRITTEN BY HouseLab