Bathroom Renovation Costs and Trends for 2019

 In Bathroom Renovations, Home Renovations, New Homes Perth

Unique Residence offers sound choices for your bathroom renovation costs in 2019.

2019 is going to be a banner year for bathrooms, so if your budget is $5,000.00, $15,000.00 or $25,000.00 we’ve got plenty of bathroom renovation ideas for you.

Natural Materials

2019 is the year of natural materials! Stone is big, natural or man-made. Wood is out and bricks are out in the bathroom anyway.  Limited wood is ok and we may see that in cabinet cladding or possibly shelving.  Terrazzo is coming back in a big way, but it’s not for the budget renos!

If you’re looking to keep bathroom renovation costs down but want desperately to update, try bringing in the stone in your accessories. Marble soap holders, trays, elegant stone vanity accessories bring the sentiment without the cost! It is possible to keep bathroom renovation costs down!


Antiques offer that curated look to your bathroom renovations Perth that can take years to come into. So, a few well placed antique pieces, a perfume atomizer, an elegant brush and mirror set, small glass canisters will do wonders to get the look without blowing the cost.

Now if your budget is pretty healthy, look for antique dressers to re-purpose as a vanity and there’s your wood as well!  Antique mirrors are another statement piece that we can always work into your bathroom renovation.


Paint can make a bathroom renovation cheap! If your budget is tight, just paint if nothing else. Forest green and a soft, muted grey are going to be hot, hot, hot this year! The Nordic, all white, minimal look of 2018 is out and we’re moving into 2019 with a bit of colour. Fixtures in navy, black and charcoal are going to make those natural colours even hotter! They’ll pop beautifully against your newly painted walls.

Technology Bathroom Renovations Perth

Technology has taken over the rest of the house, why not the bathroom? Smart showers are here and we love them! There’s nothing like it when the water hits that perfect temp and you don’t even have to touch a dial! And for something really special look for on demand lighting. That’s right set the mood before you even leave the shower!  Luxury items that tie in with your tech? How about heated towel bars, remote controlled fire places or under floor heating that is all controlled with a smart phone or remote? Now that sounds good to me! In my mind these bathroom renovation costs are worth their weight in gold!


Living walls, potted plants or even palms, greenery has found a new home in Perth! Why not? Plants love the humidity often found in bathrooms and with the muted greys and greens, they look fantastic! Don’t have a green thumb? No problem, get one or two well-made fakes! Shhhh…we aren’t telling! Just make sure to keep them dust-free or the jig is up! This is truly a budget option for bathroom renovations on the cheap! Plants are super inexpensive and offer a lot of bang for the buck!


For lighting you have quite a few options, from the sublime to the ridiculously expensive!  Again we are seeing antiques in the type of lighting. Please, please have a lighting specialist or electrician rewire your antique lighting before using it in your renovation. Mid-century fixtures are a favorite for use with the natural materials and muted colours. Back-lit mirrors and under shelf lighting are brilliant ways to bring in more light. Wall mounted sconces also work well in this new 2019 bathroom!  Now for the more expensive option, look for Italian glass fixtures!


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Bath, Basin and Showers

We’ve already talked a bit about the shower what with lighting and automated shower temps. That’s just the tip of the iceberg!  Shower boxes are in! Think about a pretty little jewel box of a shower with a gorgeous tile job!

Tubs are for soaking and we’re going to soak in a beautiful stand alone tub if space permits. If space is limited, consider and under-mount in stone. Traditional style tap ware will finish the job! Remember you’ve got colour choices too!

So, remember if you need bathroom renovations Perth, we have plenty of ideas for you to choose from. In addition, we know how to make the most of your bathroom renovation costs!  If your budget is  at $5000-$10,000, Standard  at $15,000 to $25,000 or Premium at $25,000 plus all are possible! Contact Unique Residence and let us work on your unique renovation plan today!


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