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How to renovate your bathroom to create the ultimate wellness retreat

How to renovate your bathroom to create the ultimate wellness retreat

Did you know your home has a direct impact on your wellbeing?  

Behavioural psychologists report that cluttered spaces can cause the release of stress hormones and a rise in heart and respiratory rates. When family and work demands are constant and our devices won’t stop ringing, we need relaxing, restorative spaces at home that offer respite from the hustle and bustle. 

A well-designed bathroom renovation, where calm and rejuvenation are easy to achieve, can help you in your quest for elevated health and wellbeing. A custom bathroom design from Balnei & Colina renovations will inspire you to prioritise self-care, whether it’s a weekly bath soak or morning activities that prepare for the day ahead.

With a beautifully renovated bathroom by Balnei & Colina, promoting health and wellness at home is achievable. 

In this month's B&C Home Journal, we explore bathroom renovations that are designed to elevate your health and wellbeing - So read on for some expert advice on renovating your bathroom to create the ultimate wellness retreat. Enjoy!

Robert Fonti

Director, Balnei & Colina Renovations


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5 ideas for a restorative bathroom renovation

1. Easy Flow  

A bathroom renovation that feels spacious and looks uncluttered is the key to carving out a wellness hub in your home. Excellent ventilation, seamless functionality, and a logical layout that’s easy to navigate will inspire calm. 

Start your bathroom renovation journey with a list of must-haves that make comfort a priority; do you need a ledge next to the bath to rest a book or glass of wine? Is a double vanity a must-have?

Choose one hero for the bathroom space, such as a shapely bathtub, and give it centre stage. More than two competing features will make your bathroom renovation feel busy. The bathroom design experts at Balnei & Colina can create a bathroom design that precisely meets your unique needs so that your new bathroom renovation will be completely personalised.   

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2. Soothing ambience 

Lighting has a profound impact on our mood and comfort levels. When designing a lighting scheme for a new bathroom that feels like a wellness retreat, the best time to decide on the light source type and placement is in your bathroom renovation planning phase. 

Make the most of the available natural light. That might mean adding a skylight, an additional window, or opening up the bathroom layout to allow natural light to flow through. 

Design Tip: Dimmable lights with globes that have a warm colour temperature will create a cosy, relaxing atmosphere. Read more about designing bathroom lighting schemes here.

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3. Natural Materials 

Time spent outdoors amongst nature is therapeutic. The centuries-old Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing,' where individuals spend time connecting with nature, is proven to decrease anxiety and depression levels. Bring a little bit of nature’s medicine into your remodelled bathroom by incorporating natural materials like stone, timber, and bamboo. 

The look and feel of natural materials will connect you to the outdoors. 

Design Tip: Choosing natural over synthetic also applies to the cleaning products you use on yourself and your bathroom. Select low-toxin products with subtle, natural scents that minimise environmental pollutants, and your exposure to harmful chemicals.  

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4. Creature comforts 

Balnei & Colina's renovation team are skilled in designing and constructing bathroom renovations that maximise functionality and comfort. Bathroom renovations that you’ll want to move into permanently! 

Other bathroom features you might want to consider for a ‘wellness style’ bathroom renovation include:

  • Heated floors and towel rails will ensure cosiness, even on the coldest winter mornings.
  • Rain showerheads or custom steam showers are favoured by many Balnei & Colina clients for the ultimate immersive showering experience. 

One of the key benefits of a custom bathroom is that the bathroom design is tailored specifically for your space, unique needs and personal style preference. In addition, the expert bathroom renovation team at Balnei & Colina can build and construct your new bathroom space, creating a self-care sanctuary that is both functional and restorative.  

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5. Inviting Decor 

Further enhance the sensory experience of your home day spa renovation with a few additions like thick, soft towels, a lush indoor plant, or a vase of fresh flowers. 

To further personalise your bathroom retreat, add a few meaningful objects that generate positive feelings or memories, like a small trinket found on a holiday or a gift from a loved one. However, remember to take a restrained approach to styling additions as cluttered surfaces can instantly reduce feelings of calm.

With the addition of clever joinery and custom storage solutions designed and installed by the skilled team at Balnei & Colina, keeping your renovated bathroom neatly organised will be as easy as soaking in a relaxing bath. 

Still unsure how to create a functional bathroom renovation that enhances your wellbeing? Leave it to the bathroom renovation experts at Balnei & Colina. Simply book a consultation with a Balnei & Colina bathroom renovation specialist today on 1300 450 320 or drop us an email at

You can also visit us at or connect with us via Facebook or Instagram to stay updated with the latest bathroom design trends. 


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