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Bathroom Renovation Trends

Written by on June 3rd, 2020.      10 comments

Bigger, Bolder, Better

Bathrooms…when it comes to design, there’s few rooms of the house that get so much attention. Dark and bold, ornate and elegant, sparkling hotel-like glitz, floral femininity - there are so many different bathroom looks that seem to be constantly spinning on the fashion wheel. In short, bathroom renovations are never dull, and if you want yours to be up-to-date its worth doing a little research. Luckily we’ve got a few hot tips! These trends were hugely popular with our customers in 2014, and look set to continue blazing into the new year. So read on for some bathroom renovations inspiration!


IMG 1083-842-422-277Curbless Showers


One of the biggest and most exciting trends in bathroom renovations this year has been the shift towards curbless showers (or walk-in showers). Traditional showers are built with a step of about 4-6 inches at the entrance and sealed glass doors all around. But now designers are ditching the curb completely, and opting for shower floors that are level with the rest of the bathroom. These curbless showers (or walk-in showers) have a seamless and flowing modern look, and create the illusion of bigger space. A wide, monsoon like showerhead will enhance this sense of luxury even further.


Curbless showers do require careful planning, however, and they won’t work in every bathroom. For one thing, curbless showers without walls need to occupy a larger space, as this helps keep splashes within the shower area. If your bathroom is small you may want to consider an angular floor instead - a gentle slope down to the curbless shower on all sides can help drainage. If you’re really worried about flooding, floating vanities and cabinets provide an extra level of security and keep your possessions safe. With careful planning and construction a curbless shower can be a gorgeous addition to your modern bathroom.


Floating Vanities


The look for bathrooms this year has been all about cleanliness and simplicity. Floating vanities are one way of achieving this, as they take up less room and show off your tiling. Eliminating vanity legs also creates more space and makes cleaning the floor easier. If you’re concerned about storage, you can still have cabinets combined with your vanity - just make the whole thing elevated.


Black is Back


When it comes to colour, simple monochrome themes have been all the rage for bathrooms this year - and this trend looks set to continue. Dark colours are simple, elegant, and easy to keep clean. When blacks and greys are used for tiling or large surfaces, they provide a great contrasting background to your glistening modern fittings and appliances. There are a few things to keep in mind though, as you don’t want the bathroom to become too cave-like. Plan your lighting carefully, and always use high quality materials and fixtures to keep the overall look classy. You’ll need to make careful choices about where you use sleek, polished or matte surfaces, as dark polished areas can pick up handprints and marks easily. And finally, if you have a small monochrome bathroom remember to enhance the illusion of space by minimising clutter and using mirrors strategically.

Here at Create Renovations, we've got years of experience renovating bathrooms (as well as new builds, recladding and refurbishments) so we're happy to provide advice about what will best suit your needs. We'll guide you through the whole process, and help with initial conceptual plans as well as full project management and installation. So if you're looking for an Auckland builder or in particular, a North Shore builder, get in touch. We pride ourselves on creating some of the best bathrooms in Auckland. We'll be back with more bathroom trends in a few weeks, so keep an eye on this blog!


Renovating in Auckland?

If you're an Auckland home owner there has never been a better time to start your Auckland Renovation than right now. Interest rates are low and land price is high.

Auckland Renovation For most Aucklanders, purchasing a brand new home is simply not an option due to the high prices currently seen in the Auckland property market .

As a result, more and more of us are visiting open homes and attending auctions for houses built anywhere from 1900 to the 1980's. The Auckland house my husband and I moved into three years ago hadn't been touched since 1970! We began our Auckland Renovation 5 years ago now and haven't looked back! 

This is the case for a lot of us Aucklander's.But that doesn't bother Kiwi's because we love to put our own stamp on our house anyway. So why pay above market prices for a beautifully renovated house, that somebody else loves? Why not renovate and have your house the way you want it?

Create Renovations, (North Shore builders and specialist Auckland renovations company )are finding more and more customers who loved their area but their house just wasn't working for them. So they went house hunting. But guess what? Unless they wanted to spend upward of a million dollars, they couldn't get the space or level of fixtures and fittings they wanted. So instead they renovated and haven't looked back. 

So what return will your Auckland Renovation give you in the market?

I have yet to see a case where our customers have been disappointed with their revalued property. But more importantly most people want to enjoy their home and after extending and renovating they will most likely stay there for 10 plus years. Historically Auckland's property market doubles every 10 or so years. So how can you lose!

For me personally I like to live in a beautiful Auckland renovation , somewhere that expresses my personality and responds to the way me and my family live. Renovating or building new is the only option for me. I can't help but want to start all over again even if the property is beautifully renovated! I'm sure I am not alone in this. 

But isn't renovating stressful?

Well maybe it is ..although as a wife of a North Shore builder I can't remember a time when we weren't renovating! However it may be stressful if you don't have the right team looking after you. Don't get me wrong, living in a building site is hard work but it is also exciting. Moving walls, changing kitchens, deciding on tiles, paint colours etc, it starts to become an obsession and its hard to stop.

Take the time to really think about what you like. Get our Auckland Renovation interior designer to help you get clear what colours and mood you want to create. Bounce ideas off friends and get lots of samples, you'll soon find the experience rewarding rather that stressful - and when its all finished you can show off your home and know that its perfect for your family! 

Have you got the Auckland renovation bug yet? Auckland is a wonderful place to live and a huge number of character homes are just waiting for your family to put your personal stamp on them. Get the trusted Auckland renovation team behind you and let's get cracking!

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Lance says ...
I would definitely recommend green bathroom theme. Where you put landscaping design incorporated with the interior and even probably exterior.
Larra says ...
One of the frequently asked question is the renovation of plumbing system. But retaining the old system would be a wise choice unless there is total renovation involved.

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Dave says ...
Darker shades of bathroom is also a trend now. It looks really elegant. Also the infusing glasses on your bathroom just gives different vibe, it never dies.

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