Bathroom Renovations

What are the bathroom renovation essentials?

The commonly asked question for a bathroom renovation is “what are the bathroom renovation essentials?

When you sit down and start thinking about what is required, there are usually many unanswered questions:

  • Do I need a building consent?
  • How much work will need to be done on the existing bathroom?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Can I live in the house during the renovation?

Renovating is in no way a simple process. The team at Style Plus look at some of the design planning essentials for a bathroom renovation.

Bathroom Renovation Essentials

Will I require a building consent?

Commonly, there are three questions to be considered when planning a bathroom renovation:

• Will there be any structural changes? Typically, removing a wall between the toilet and connecting bathroom. The question to ask is, is the wall load bearing?

• Are there any changes to the plumbing? If you are re-positioning, or adding any plumbing to alter the layout of a bathroom, you will require a building consent. If you are replacing like for like, such as updated fixtures, in exactly the same positions, then a consent is not required.

• Do I need a building consent for a tiled wet area shower? In all cases, installing a tiled wet area shower will require a building consent.

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Bathroom Renovation Essentials

Which tiles to choose – ceramic or porcelain?

Porcelain or ceramic? Both are part of the larger category of tiles we can call ceramic. Both made from a mixture of clays and other materials, then kiln-fired to approximately 1400 degrees.

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Bathroom Tile Design

Bathroom Tile Design

Renovating a bathroom and selecting the bathroom tile design can be both an exciting and rewarding experience as you anticipate creating an environment that calms and relaxes.

Bathroom Tile Design

To refresh or renovate your bathroom requires a certain amount of time, energy and planning. Even the simple re-styling job can take time. Then there are the endless choices on offer for people looking to add a new vanity, bathtub or even create a walk-in shower. Selecting the right tiles can also feel like an uphill struggle.

In general, it helps if you have an understanding of what you want, what works in your bathroom and what are currently trending in bathroom design. In this article the team at Style Plus shed some light on tile options.

Bathroom tile design colour trends

When it comes to colour, grey has been a dominant trend seen through bathroom interiors, varying in shades from cool grey to a moody charcoal. Grey tiles will contrast well with porcelain basins, stone features and matt back finishes. For mood, grey evokes calm and relaxing emotions, making it a suitable choice for a bathroom.

Matte, nude and neutral colours are on the rise. These will be perfect combinations for darker greys, and they will introduce some contrast to the overall colour scheme.

Tile Design

New Zealanders love to use natural products in their design and bringing timber styling into a bathroom that creates a natural and breathable space. Timber tiles are now available in many different colours, extra-long 1.8m lengths, and lots of different styles, including distressed finishes.

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