Are you looking for a way to update your bathroom? We share our top tips to create a spa-worthy space in the comfort of your own home.

Start with a theme

“If you’re planning to renovate the whole house over a longer period, start with a theme or mood board/collage. You can refer to it throughout the entire process, to keep to one cohesive look when you tackle each room. It’s easy to come to a different space and get carried away with different ideas which can make the house feel disjointed.” – Dessie Nikolova, marketing assistant, Bathroom Butler

Bathroom Butler

Keep it simple

“Don’t overthink wall tiles. They are essential in the wettest areas (think shower and bath surround) but can be left off in other areas of the bathroom.” – Dessie Nikolova, marketing assistant, Bathroom Butler

Bathroom Butler

Choose your bathroomware first

“Decide on the bathware elements first, they will set the theme for the rest of the bathroom. Bathtubs are one of the biggest investment features in a bathroom and as such easily become a statement piece. There are several considerations to factor in when choosing a bath, such as the type of bath, the bathtub material and therefore warranty of the bathtub, backrest angle, size, cost and style. These factors will help determine the complementary bathroomware to keep your space elegant and cohesive.” – Elizma Nass, CMO, Destinkt. Bathroom Solutions

Destinkt. Bathroom Solutions

Update the brassware

“Functionality should be the deciding factor in brassware since these are fixtures in constant contact with water or moisture and are in use every day in a home. Keep in mind the following practicality considerations when choosing fixtures and accessories: the material – durability, the level of resistance to corrosion and wear, ease of cleaning and maintenance, [whether it’s] hygienic; ease of use of the brassware fixture; size of the fixture relative to the size of the bathroom wall, ceiling height, bath and basin types e.g. a countertop basin will need a tall freestanding mixer.” – Elizma Nass, CMO, Destinkt. Bathroom Solutions

Destinkt. Bathroom Solutions

Reuse, if possible

“If you are looking for a full revamp you would need to consider all products from tiles, accessories, taps, basins and even the plumbing. If you’re only looking at a small upgrade, try and reuse as many items as possible for a huge cost savings.” – Nicole Russell, marketing manager, Italtile

Italtile