There’s no one size fits all approach when it comes to designing your ensuite bathroom. Generally, people design their ensuites to have a similar style as their main bathroom when it comes to the overall theme. When utilising a smaller space, you need to ensure that you plan out everything you need and want to maximise every wall and floor area to the best of your ability.
During your ensuite renovation, discover ways to open up your space without breaking the bank, ensuring you style using the appropriate colours and natural light.
How much does an ensuite renovation cost?
The final ensuite renovation cost will depend very much on the final fixtures and finishes you choose, but on average, the cost of adding an ensuite to an existing home can cost around $15,000.
If budget is a factor for you and you’re replacing a current ensuite, you may want to consider leaving plumbing in its existing location, this will be a huge money saver for you.
Another cost saving tip is to consider your tiling options. Some tiles come with a huge price tag so it may be a case of restricting your tiling to half the wall length, or only tiling feature walls and wet areas. Researching your tiles is extremely important to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.
How much space do I need for an ensuite?
Ideally, when planning your ensuite renovation, you want to have 1m x 1.8m as an absolute minimum, but this is still quite small. If you have the room, the bigger the better. Often ensuites don’t have windows, so you may need to consider other options for natural light if that is important to you, which will also drive up the cost.
Our Top Tips
Try and keep things minimal, it’s often a good idea to have one statement accessory and then have other items that compliment your space, without going too over the top.
If you’re building a new home and are considering under floor heating, it is a lot cheaper for you to do this during your building stage, rather than adding it later as an afterthought. If you live in a colder climate, this is something you might want to consider now.
Try and maximise space by keeping your ensuite light and bright, it will make the area feel bigger. Other simple ensuite ideas include things like installing a shelf above or below your sink which will give you an added storage area plus you are utilising an area that wouldn’t normally be used. If you don’t have room for towel rails, consider adding one to the back of your door, it removes towels out of sight and also gives you the space you need.
Wall mounting your taps can save you a lot of space, especially if you have a small vanity area. Overall, remember function is key. If you don’t have function and practicality, then you will find your new space difficult to use. Items like stackable baskets can help with additional storage. If you’re sticking to neutral tones and colours, add splashes of colour by using indoor plants, not only do they look great, they also purify the air. Good luck with your ensuite renovation!