1. Consider the lights

Poor lighting in a bathroom could spoil all your hard work by casting shadows or making the space feel too cold and clinical. Book a consultation with a Mico Bathrooms consultant to talk to them about what lights would suit your budget and needs.

2. Plan plenty of storage

Bathrooms can quickly become cluttered as each member of the family accumulates beauty products and accessories. Even if planning extra storage feels excessive, you’ll probably find you need every inch of the bathroom shelf space. Include a simple bathroom robe hook on the back of the bathroom door to utilise an otherwise unusable space. Browse the options in the Mico Bathroom Book – an amazing source of modern designs and decor ideas with plenty of mirrored cabinets and vanities.

3. Save money by utilising paint 

Tiling is beautiful but expensive. With good planning, you could avoid tiling altogether and simply use paint to beautify your space, possibly saving you thousands. Other options include glass – which can feature painted imagery – and bold patterned wallpaper.

4. Think carefully about grout

Talk to your tiler about your options and explore the pros and cons of each. White grout looks great to start with but can become discoloured – is there another option that would look good with your tiles?

5. Keep it simple

Avoid curves, steps, decorative mouldings and non-essential details or ornamentation in your bathroom. The simpler the design, the more cost-effective it will be to build. Consider a shower over bath when you have limited space, so you get a shower and bath.

Dante 750 Series Mirror Cabinet White 750 mm 2 Door ST MICHEL Dante
Dante 750 Series Mirror Cabinet White 750 mm 2 Door
SKU: 689628
$570.76
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Genesis Nero Heated Round Towel Warmer 825 X 600  mm Matte Black HEIRLOOM Genesis Nero
Genesis Nero Heated Round Towel Warmer 825 X 600 mm Matte Black
SKU: 691593
$486.25
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Edge Dual Flush Toilet Suite 3.5L Wall Hung Vitreous China ADESSO EDGE
Edge Dual Flush Toilet Suite 3.5L Wall Hung Vitreous China
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Urban Freestanding Thin Edge Bathtub 1600 x 800 x 630mm Acrylic Brilliant White ADESSO Urban
Urban Freestanding Thin Edge Bathtub 1600 x 800 x 630mm Acrylic Brilliant White
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Carlton All Pressure Basin Mixer Black RAYMOR Carlton
Carlton All Pressure Basin Mixer Black
SKU: 719147
$275.00
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Carlton Wall-Mounted Main Pressure Bath Filler Chrome RAYMOR Carlton
Carlton Wall-Mounted Main Pressure Bath Filler Chrome
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Tessa Wall Hung 2-Drawer Center Basin Vanity 900 x 450 x 550 mm Charred Oak RAYMOR Tessa
Tessa Wall Hung 2-Drawer Center Basin Vanity 900 x 450 x 550 mm Charred Oak
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6. Ventilate!

Even if you have a good-sized window, installing a bathroom extractor fan will make your bathroom last longer and prevent moisture from seeping into your home. Browse the range.

7. Get clever with mirrors

A larger bathroom mirror will make your bathroom feel bigger, as will the right placement. Talk to your Mico consultant about the best option for your space.

8. Choose a statement feature

If you’re on a budget, investing in one statement piece will draw the eye away from lower-cost features. A beautiful tap, back to wall bath, light fitting or feature tile is a great way to add a sense of luxury. Visit our inspiration ideas.

9. Install easily accessible power points

Think about the small appliances you use in your bathroom and plan power points to suit. A double outlet above your vanity for hair styling tools and another inside a cupboard for charging toothbrushes and shavers is a good starting point.

10. Communicate

When you choose builders and plumbers, establish good communication from the start. Tell them exactly what you want, but also ask them what they need for a smooth and problem-free renovation. Then check in throughout the process to make sure all parties are happy.

 

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Mico 3D Design Planner

To better visualise how all these elements come together let Mico’s 3D Design Planner do the hard work for you. Simply head online, bring up a floorplan which you can adjust to your shape and dimensions, and select and position your favourite Mico products. Then sit back and review a high resolution 3D image of how your perfect bathroom will look. 

Design Planner