Top Bathroom Remodelling Trends for New Zealand Homes

May 21st, 2013

bathroom remodelling trendsBathroom remodelling trends are topping the list of home-improvement projects for homeowners, closely followed by kitchen renovations. For many homeowners, the bathroom is fast becoming more than a functional space in our house. It’s a place where we can relax, unwind and pamper ourselves. When looking at bathroom remodelling trends, we’re seeing more stylish and luxurious bathrooms in which to prepare for work in the morning or unwind with a hot bath at night.

There is no end to the latest fads, innovations and fashions in bathroom remodelling trends, design and decor.  So how do you know what’s a good investment when remodelling your bathroom?  Builderscrack.co.nz has a few ideas to help you have a contemporary bathroom with the latest bathroom trends without wasting money on fads or flops.

NZ’s most popular bathroom remodelling trends

Charcoal is the new black

bathroom remodelling trendsGone are the days of a plain white bathroom. Charcoal is the new black, synonymous with sophistication, but at the same time simple spaces.  A blend of chocolate grey and green, it can be used in many ways; whether it’s the colour of the bathroom cabinets, the bath or the walls, it’s all up to you.

Tiles

bathroom remodelling trendsThere are many different types of tiles that can be used in a bathroom today – glass, porcelain, metal, stone and ceramic. Each material comes in a wide range of sizes and colours with a distinctive look.  If you want to go all out for a really upscale luxury bathroom, custom order your own tile patterns.

Use tiles to give your bathroom a total make-over using them as much or little as you like. Whether its accent tiles around the basin or a tiled shower area, your imagination is the limit.

Your personal spa

bathroom remodelling trends

Having your own personal spa like retreat at home is a popular desire for bathroom remodelling jobs.  Remove your old boring bathtub and install a luxury whirlpool tub to soak and relax.  Another option that’s proving really popular is an expanded walk-in shower with benches, dual shower heads and frameless glass doors.

Alternatives to granite as the only luxury vanity top include travestine, quartz and Calacatta marble.

Environmentally friendly

bathroom remodelling trends

It’s easy and cheap to incorporate green accessories into your bathroom.  Select an eco-friendly shower head, faucet and low flow toilets and have them installed by a registered plumber sourced via Builderscrack.co.nz

On Demand hot water systems are another popular way to save energy as they only heat the water that you use rather than constantly having to keep a cylinder full of water hot.

Having a green bathroom will save money on both energy and water bills as well as being good for the environment.

Space saving storage such as custom in-built cabinets are replacing bulky cabinetry, while achieving an overall feeling of openness and space is becoming very important in bathrooms.

bathroom remodelling trends

Remember that while bold colours are in vogue, it’s often a good idea to select a more neutral shade for permanent areas such as walls and choose bright or bold colours for areas and items that can be updated without too much expense.

You don’t want to spend a fortune on lime green tiles walls to realise later that you loathe them.

It’s a good idea to hire a design professional to advise you on options for creating your ideal bathroom space.

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