THE RENOVATION EDIT: BY THE STYLE PRINCIPLE

So, where do you get your inspiration and ideas for a small bathroom renovation from?


With the abundance of information available these days, it can be really daunting. And we all know that dealing with any small space is challenging, especially for those who are new to renovating.


But…. with the right advice and some expert tips, you can make a small bathroom feel practical, roomy and stylish.


Here, I am delighted to share some of my top tips along with images from The Style Principle's latest bathroom renovation project, in conjunction with expert renovation company Integriti Bathrooms.


As you can see from the before images, the bathrooms were in desperate need of a full renovation. Pipes leaked, the vanities were disintegrating, and the lighting was seriously ineffective. These rooms were neglected over the years and it was time for some serious TLC.






By applying some simple design principles and solving some common renovating dilemmas - such as space and plumbing restrictions - we have created two modern, fresh and spacious bathrooms that will stand the test of time.

And whilst there are many ways to make a small bathroom feel bigger here are my 5 tops tips to make your next bathroom reno a real hit:



ONE | CHOOSE A HERO

When space is a premium, try adding a stunning vanity unit or feature floor tile to create a bold focal point and a unique design statement. For a small bathroom, I recommend you stick to one or two hero features only. Any more and you run the risk of losing impact, and the end result can appear cluttered and fussy.

Why not let a stunning wooden vanity with an above counter basin do the talking, and then pair it with on trend, terrazzo look tiles in grey to provide a beautiful contrast.



TWO | LET'S TALK TILES

Be deliberate, but not too conservative about your tile choice in a small bathroom.

Go too bold and you run the risk of the bathroom appearing small and closed in. Conversely, go too neutral and your resulting bathroom may end up looking, well….a little bit beige.


Try running your floor tiles along the floor, and up one wall all the way to the ceiling. The remaining walls can be tiled in matte white to create a feeling of space and visual continuity. Run large format tiles on the walls in a horizontal manner, to create a sense of width.



THREE | CUSTOMISE

If you can, go with floating custom joinery to make clever use of your limited space. Floating fittings visually maximum the space as more of the floor can be seen, and also makes for much easier cleaning.


Even narrow custom made vanities can still provide plenty of storage without taking up too much visual space, and wall integrated taps will keep the look minimal and well-finished. Additionally, frameless shower enclosures are instrumental, and are well worth the expense in keeping spaces clean and open.



SO, as real estate prices remain high and space is at a premium, smaller living spaces are a becoming a fact of life for many. But, with these simple tips and an expert builder, it is possible to transform your small space into a practical, modern and roomy bathroom that you’ll love for years to come.




WORKING WITH INTEGRITI BATHROOMS:

Integriti Bathrooms operate as an integrated bathroom design, construction and project management company. Their aim is to turn their client’s vision into reality through initiative, drive and persistence and in turn deliver results that exceed their clients expectations.

From the accounts department through to the site supervisor, the Integriti team are extremely approachable, friendly and able to maintain a sense of fun through out the entire build process.

As with any renovation project not everything will go exactly according to plan but it’s about how those involved work through any obstacles. Without doubt, the Integriti team persevered and ensured that all issues were resolved to satisfaction and I think you’ll agree that the resulting bathrooms are a testament to this.




ENSUITE CREDITS


> Many thanks to Koskela for the use of the following:

Planter

Body wash

Bio boost

Charcoal soap dish

> Grey Terrazzo look tiles - Di Lorenzo Tile Merchants

> Custom made vanity and frameless shower - Integriti bathrooms

> Builder: Integriti bathrooms

> Soap, plant, candle and towels - stylists own


MAIN BATH CREDITS


> Many thanks to Koskela for the use of the following:

Charcoal soap dish

> Vanity - Vanity by Design

> Grey Terrazzo look tiles - Di Lorenzo Tile Merchants

> Builder: Integriti bathrooms

> Soap, plants & planters and towels - stylists own

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