It’s been a busy 12 months for Bonnie, Erin and Lana, the powerhouse reno trio that make up Three Birds Renovations.
Their latest project combined all the planning, layouts and products they’re known for into a ‘best of’ project – one that you can purchase through Rawson Homes.
We caught up with them to discuss which products made the cut, what they’re most proud of, and lessons they have learnt along the way.
We love to design bathrooms that are both a space to retreat to when you need to relax, and a space you can draw energy from in the mornings.
"The best bathrooms are somewhere you can cleanse your soul, not just your teeth."
No matter what the budget, the feeling we try to create in every bathroom is the same. A Three Birds Renovations bathroom is practical as well as pretty.
We’ve moved from flipping homes to creating forever homes and our bathroom design has naturally reflected this. With this, our objective changed from making profit to creating forever homes for families to love.
Bathrooms are such an exciting and challenging space to renovate because there’s so much to fit into one room. Some recent standouts would have to be the main ensuite in House 13 with its central LAUFEN Val bathtub, spectacular tiles and view of the garden, and the boys’ ensuite in House 13 with the internet-breaking Mizu Drift shower.
We always find smaller bathrooms more challenging to design and when our best planning skills come into play. The main bathroom at House 11 is a great example of this!
A square bathroom layout is not easy and being this small we needed to make it practical and still look beautiful. We managed to hide the toilet and include a wow factor with those gorgeous tiles.
Gold medals are what the best-of-the-best are recognised with, be it sporting events or fine wines… and we think that this carries over to tapware too! In tapware, gold makes a major statement. We love that it’s strong and doesn’t easily rust or tarnish and brings a pop of bling.
Skylights aren’t usually top of mind when designing a bathroom… but we think they should be on everyone’s wish list. And the best bit? Skylights don’t take up any space on your floor plan. We love positioning them above a bath or shower to create a resort vibe but quite frankly, we’ll take a skylight any which way we can get it.
The smoothest bathroom renos are the ones where all the planning and designing has been done upfront, nice and early! Bathrooms are complex little beasts to renovate.
With bathroom design, layout is everything! There’s nothing worse than a small room with a crappy (pun intended!) layout… like walking straight into the view of a toilet. Nailing your layout before you start renovating is essential.
There is a specific order of events that must occur, meaning you can’t change your mind halfway through just because you’ve found a better idea.
Well, that’s not quite true. Technically, you can change your mind – but it will cost you time, money, and your tradie’s patience. We recommend you work hard upfront to nut out the finer details of what you want in your bathroom(s) in order to give yourself the best chance of getting what you want.
Three Birds Renovations went from dreaming about their House 14 ambitions to believing it with Reece. They’ve partnered with us because of our industry-leading selection of beautiful products that create bathrooms unique to them.