Luxury Bathroom Renovations

While most modern bathrooms have a few things in common - shower, vanity or basin, toilet - they’re certainly not all created equal. And it’s not necessarily the size that makes a bathroom luxurious, either.

While most modern bathrooms have a few things in common - shower, vanity or basin, toilet - they’re certainly not all created equal. And it’s not necessarily the size that makes a bathroom luxurious, either. 

When visiting a property with a luxury bathroom, whether it’s a well-known hotel or a friend’s home, you’ll soon notice the details that set it apart from a traditional or basic bathroom. Comfort, upmarket materials, spa-like features, elegance of style, bespoke lighting, and an inspired design are all part of the mix and, nowadays, you’ll often find seamlessly integrated technology.  

We’ve long provided our ultimate guide to bathroom renovations, but keep reading here if you’d like to learn more about luxury bathroom renovations. 

What to consider during a luxury bathroom renovation


Nothing says luxury like an open, airy space. So if you don’t have that physically, you can be strategic with the area you do have and utilise tricks to create the illusion of space, such as choosing the right layout. Even if space is not an issue, engaging a professional to help with your luxury bathroom design will be invaluable. 


At Refresh, we’ve created lavish bathroom designs at different price points. But we’ve found that during luxury bathroom renovations, style is more important than budget. Are you keen on a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired concept? Or maybe a French provincial style bathroom is more your taste.  


Much of a high-end design can be attributed to the strategic use of textures, patterns, fabrics, and fixtures: when it comes to a luxury bathroom design, there are a lot of choices to be made! There are marble vanity toppers, ceramic soaker tubs, floor-to-ceiling mosaic tiling, brushed-gold faucets, ornate mirrors, modern pendant lighting - the list goes on! 

If you have a good idea of the overall aesthetic you want to achieve, material selection will be much easier. Have a look at this modern Melbourne bathroom to see how impactful material selection elevates a design

Cost of luxury bathroom renovations in 2023

Any sort of renovation requires a priority of either budget or design. Predictably, high-end bathroom renovations prioritise design, leaving budget as a secondary consideration. But that doesn’t always mean you have to spend a lot to get an incredible result. 

What dictates the cost of a bathroom renovation is the project’s scope. Will specialists be required? Are there going to be structural, especially plumbing changes made to your bathroom? Addressing questions like this will help determine how much your luxury bathroom will cost. 

At Refresh, we estimate that high-end bathroom renovations generally cost between $50,000*-$75,000*. To learn more about general bathroom renovation costs, check out this article. 

Tips for a luxury bathroom renovation in Australia

Beyond what people may typically consider–a spa-like atmosphere or elegant design–a luxury bathroom should focus on evoking certain emotions. Invigoration, relaxation, or comfortability? The answer will be different for everyone, but here are a few tips that will work no matter what vibe you’re looking to create.   

Don’t forget tech 

Luxury isn’t only about aesthetics. Adding high-tech touches such as underfloor heating, warming drawers for your towels, voice-activated lights, and luxury bathware with customised profiles will elevate user experience. 

Ditch the trends 

Not because they’re without style or beauty, but because they’re always changing. Luxury is timeless. Make sure the core design elements won’t date.  

Think beyond the bathroom 

En-suite bathrooms present an opportunity to create something truly personalised and special. In this Melbourne renovation, the homeowners wanted to create a luxurious suite that included his-and-hers dressing rooms.

Luxury bathroom renovation ideas  

Unexpected tile combinations, as seen here in this modern luxury bathroom makeover, are a great way to elevate your bathroom design and make a unique statement; bespoke and luxury go hand in hand. Consider engaging local artisans or craftspeople to create one-of-a-kind pieces for your space, such as a luxury bathroom vanity design or a uniquely customised mirror. 

Head this way for more inspiration with what you can do with storage, heating, lighting, and more. 

Thinking about elevating your bathroom design?

Whether you’re ready to get started or just want to discuss designer bathroom ideas, get in touch with a local Renovation Consultant to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change: GST is not included unless otherwise stated. For a fixed quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh™ Renovations Consultant.

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