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Bathroom Renovation Tips


Jo from our Harcourts team met with Ash from Oakleys to find out their top tips on how to renovate your bathroom or take it to the next level.

Oakleys top tips to:

Order and store all products before starting your renovation to prevent any delays with the supply of products or materials, especially if coming from overseas.
It will help streamlining your project and make sure you can stick to your schedule and avoid delays.

Plan your design:

Before ordering your products, it is very important to scope your full bathroom design layout and the key features you are looking for like underfloor heating, tiles and lighting.

Set a style you like and stick to it, make sure the design is consistent and everything matches. If you want a modern and sleek look, go for chrome fittings.

Consider special features:

Opt for a wall hung vanity to make your bathroom look bigger. For a special feel, use strip lighting to add warmth, these can be fitted by your electrician on the vanity handle or underneath the vanity to create a ‘floaty’ look and feel.

Add a feature light to your room to create that WOW factor.


You need to consider lighting as well: direct lighting and ceiling lights. Make sure you use LED lights on a wall mirror for detailing.


Be realistic with your budget. If you need to cut back on costs, don’t compromise on items with water running through them, ie taps, shower fittings etc.


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