Bathrooms can be serene escapes from the busy world outside, but without a functional design, they can add to the chaos. Your bathroom should fit your lifestyle, not the other way around. Create a bathroom design that is tailored to your lifestyle; whether that means a streamlined family-friendly space or a relaxing spa-like oasis, our renovation experts can make it happen.
Reclaim your bathroom. To arrange your no-obligation consultation, get in touch with your local Marlborough Renovation Consultant today and discuss some stylish yet practical bathroom design ideas.
As one of the most vital rooms in the house, your bathroom’s functionality is just as important as how it looks. And that’s where a great bathroom design comes in.
At Refresh, we aim to provide homeowners with an enjoyable renovation experience through our streamlined planning, design, and building processes, and straightforward communication.
From ideation to execution, a Renovation Consultant will be your single point of contact, beginning with an in-depth consultation. This gives you the opportunity to outline your goals and budget with your Renovation Consultant, who can also offer inspiration and advice if you’re unsure of what’s achievable. They’ll then arrange for concept designs to be drawn up according to the plans to determine if they’re feasible; this is also the most cost-effective time to propose any changes.
Up next: working drawings and a fixed quote. Working drawings differ from concept drawings because they take into account engineering and structural factors as well as your design and style choices. After you’ve approved the plans and cost estimate, your local Marlborough Renovation Consultant will arrange to get the necessary permits from the council so building can commence.
With council consent in hand, all that’s left to do is watch your bathroom design take form. Every Renovation Consultant has their own network of skilled industry professionals from which they’ll coordinate tradespeople and source premium materials. But don’t worry, they will be your single point of contact throughout to keep you well-informed of important updates without overwhelming you with small details.
If your Marlborough property is in one of the more densely populated areas like Blenheim, or even Picton in tourist season, then you can appreciate the need for an escape. And, even if you’re in a compact condo or apartment, that doesn’t mean your bathroom can’t be fantastic. One way to enhance small bathroom designs is to get creative with feature bathroom tiles. Rustic, clay tiles can be used to evoke the feeling of a Mediterranean oasis, right in the heart of Blenheim. A semi-open shower with brushed metal finishings, built-in shelving, and a monsoon shower head complete the ‘Med’ ambience.
A wall of windows may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to luxury bathroom designs, but imagine taking a soak under the stars in a lavish freestanding bathtub. While an outdoor tub may not be realistic, installing a wall of windows to create that illusion is. Of course, this bathroom design requires an element of privacy so it’s ideal for rural areas like Wairau Valley where lifestyle blocks are the norm and neighbours are some distance away. Opt for a neutral colour palette and natural materials like timber and concrete that will finish the modern bathroom design with a spa-like aesthetic.
When it comes to building a new bathroom, interior design is just the beginning. We offer a complete range of premium bathroom design services performed by local Marlborough skilled contractors and craftsmen so you can have all the necessary trades and suppliers in one place. From design to build, we’re dedicated to providing a seamless and stress-free renovation experience.
The cost of a bathroom renovation depends on the scope of the project, and particularly if existing fixtures are to be moved. To give you an idea of what can be achieved with a bathroom design at different price points, let’s take a look at a few recent Refresh bathroom projects.
It cost about $20,000* to modernise an ensuite in a 1920s home, which included:
- A new interior design
- Removing the existing bathtub
- Repairing water damaged floors
- Plumbing, electrical, and plastering
- Spacious shower with statement tiling
Combining a bathroom and powder room to create one large bathroom in a 1930s bungalow was achieved for around $30,000* and included:
- Removing a dividing wall and refitting the new space
- Plumbing, electrical, and plastering
- Detailed tile work
- Custom electroplated shower drainage
This project entailed updating a main bathroom and an ensuite in a home from 1910. For about $70,000* this renovation included:
- Reframing and insulating the walls
- Plumbing, electrical, and tiling
- Installing a solar-powered water heating system
- Underfloor heating
- Walk-in shower with dual showerheads
- Bathtub with recessed shelving
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.
Yes, we take care of any council applications required for bathroom design projects.
Our end-to-end support includes any correspondence with the council. Your Renovation Consultant will coordinate any submissions and obtain any permissions necessary to keep your project moving smoothly and code compliant.
We want to hear your ideas, so get in touch with a Renovation Consultant in Marlborough! Arrange your free consultation to discuss plans for your bathroom design project.