Bathrooms remain one of the most popular rooms in an Australian home to renovate. We spend so much time in them, so it’s important to make sure the design and layout works for everyone in the family. Before you breathe new life into your bathroom, here are my top tips and trends to consider:

Plan, plan and plan!

Often when you make the decision to renovate, you want to see results quickly but it’s important to invest time in planning as the more you plan the better your end result will be. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all bathroom solution, but if the design of your bathroom is carefully considered, there’s nothing stopping you from having the bathroom of your dreams.

As a base, consider the size of the bathroom, the number of people using the space and what inclusions you want.


Eye level storage in particular, is a wise inclusion because it makes reaching for day-to-day items easily accessible. Consider either a mirror cabinet or storage either side of your mirror. Be smart with storage in your bathroom renovation plan. Having more concealed bathroom storage solutions and clearer bench spaces is more desirable not only for everyone using it, but also when it comes to resale.

A custom-built vanity is a great way to not only maximise storage, but also make the most of your bench space. Also consider if two basins on your vanity is necessary or if one large basin will suffice.

When it comes to your shower or bath, including a feature recess is also a stylish way to store your products.

Walk-In Showers

A walk-in shower provides a contemporary finish and with no door or minimal glass – it ticks all the boxes for me.

Enjoy the opulence and seamless transition from your bathroom to shower – it really is a showstopper when it comes to a bathroom renovation.

Not only is a walk-in shower safer for children and the elderly, it’s also much easier to clean. With fewer nooks and crannies, that means less dirt and mould that can accumulate.

It also allows for a shower with a floor-to-ceiling design which gives you more options for where you place the shower heads and tapware.

Natural Light

In my opinion, the use of Velux Skylights in your bathroom is a guaranteed way to create the wow factor you might have been searching for. One of the many benefits of Velux Skylights is that they can be installed in both flat and pitched roofs.

Not only do they provide natural light, which is an absolute must in any great bathroom, they also exude sheer grandeur.

Highlight windows are another popular feature to add into a bathroom renovation, allowing natural light to flood into the room throughout all times of the day. Positioning highlight windows above a shower recess also allows for constant ventilation.

Dressing Room

There’s nothing more luxurious than entering your bathroom from a dressing room, flowing from one space to the next.

Or if you still like the idea of a dressing room, but prefer separation between the bedroom and bathroom, a dressing room is a stylish way to create a buffer between the two spaces.

Experts at creating home improvements which stand the test of time, Summit’s renovation team is renowned for creating home extensions designed for the future, so you can grow into your home, not out of it.

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