Bathroom Renovation Nanaimo

by Mar 22, 2023

5 Bathroom Renovations ideas you could do in Nanaimo

Coastal Retreat

This design style draws inspiration from Nanaimo’s beautiful coastal location. To create a coastal retreat bathroom, you can use a blue and white color scheme to mimic the colors of the ocean. Incorporate natural elements like driftwood or seashells as decor, and add in nautical-themed accents like a rope mirror or a sailboat painting. To complete the look, consider using materials like wicker or bamboo for storage baskets or accessories.

Modern Farmhouse

A modern farmhouse bathroom combines rustic charm with contemporary design elements. You can achieve this look by using natural wood accents, like a wooden vanity or a reclaimed wood mirror frame. Shiplap walls are also a popular feature in modern farmhouse bathrooms. Black metal fixtures, like a matte black showerhead or faucets, add a modern touch to this design style

Spa Oasis

A spa oasis bathroom is all about creating a luxurious and relaxing space. Incorporate a soaking tub, heated floors, and a rain showerhead for the ultimate spa-like experience. Use natural stone tiles to create a serene atmosphere, and choose soft, muted colors like pale greens or blues for the walls. You can also add in touches of nature, like a potted plant or a vase of fresh flowers.

Art Deco Glam

 An Art Deco-inspired bathroom is all about glamour and sophistication. Incorporate bold geometric patterns, like hexagonal floor tiles or a diamond-shaped mirror, to create a dramatic effect. Mirrored surfaces and metallic accents, like a brass or gold faucet, add to the luxurious feel of this design style.

Minimalist Zen

A minimalist Zen bathroom is all about creating a calm and simple space. Use a neutral color scheme, like whites, grays, or beiges, and keep decor to a minimum. Natural materials like wood and stone add warmth and texture to the space. Consider adding in a few calming elements, like a bamboo mat or a small indoor fountain, to complete the Zen vibe.

Photo shot from siting in the tub look at the wood grain vanity with mirror and vanity lights (3). Travertine tile floor.
Master Bathroom looking into the room from the door looking at walk in tile shower. Standalone tub with oil rubbed bronze fixtures.

No matter which bathroom renovation style you choose, it’s important to work with a trusted contractor or designer to ensure your renovation is done safely and to your satisfaction. They can help you with everything from choosing materials and fixtures to designing a layout that works for your space. Buck Robertson Contracting is a Design Build Team which allows us to be your one stop shop for all your bathroom needs from planning to the final touches on your new space to unwind from a long day. If none of the above styles are something that gets you excited we will be here for your to understand what is important to you on your bathroom renovation.

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What you need to know about a Bathroom Renovation in Nanaimo

What is your Budget

Establishing a budget is one of the most important aspects of any renovation project. Consider factors like the cost of materials and labour, as well as any unexpected expenses that may arise during the renovation process. Be realistic about your budget and make sure to leave some wiggle room for unexpected expenses this is called a “contingency fund”, you should have some here between 10%-30% saved above and beyond the contract price depending on the age of the home.

A Bathroom Renovation Nanaimo Costs

 A bathroom renovation in Nanaimo will cost you some where between $10,000 to $75,000 or higher depending on finishing choices, scope of work, and the age of the home.
Glass Shower enclosure with tile niche

Layout and Space planning

When considering the layout of your bathroom, think about how you use the space and what changes you would like to make. Do you need more storage space? Would a different shower or tub layout work better for you? A contractor or designer can help you come up with a layout that maximizes your space and meets your needs. Take some time and think about how you and your partner or the whole family shares that space at diffrent times of the day to get a real sense of what your wants and needs are. Desiging on paper on the computer is much cheaper than in the field and we can help you with that we will be with you to share our experinse with space plannning as well as design choices that may fit yourself style.

Plumbing and Electrical

Depending on the scope of your renovation, you may need to make changes to the plumbing and electrical systems in your bathroom. This may include moving pipes and electrical wiring to accommodate new fixtures, or updating the existing systems to meet current codes. It’s important to work with a licensed professional to ensure that any changes are done safely and up to code.

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Materials and Fixtures

Choosing the right materials and fixtures is important for both the function and style of your bathroom. Consider factors like durability, maintenance, and style when choosing materials like tiles, flooring, and countertops, and fixtures like faucets, showerheads, and lighting. Work with your contractor or designer to choose materials that fit your budget and meet your needs. We feel that it is important before you start a project to put some pictures together of things you do and don’t like so you have a better understanding of what you are looking for.
looking down past the quartz countertop onto the luxury vinyl plank flooring below
Mosaic tile with blues and browns


 Lighting can make a big impact on the look and feel of your bathroom. Consider a combination of overhead lighting and task lighting around the vanity and shower to create a functional and inviting space. Work with a lighting specialist to choose fixtures that meet your needs and fit the style of your bathroom. Under cabinet kick lighting which is on a motion sensor is always a great idea for safety as well as a night light guiding your way to the toilet.
Vanity lighting with 5 lights with a black finish


Proper ventilation is essential in a bathroom to prevent moisture buildup and mold growth. Installing an exhaust fan in your bathroom is something you need if it doesn’t already have one, and make sure it’s vented to the outside. Work with a licensed professional to ensure that the fan is installed safely and up to code.


Depending on the scope of your renovation, you may need to obtain permits from the city of Nanaimo before starting work. This may include building permits, electrical permits, and plumbing permits. Check with your contractor or designer to determine what permits are needed for your project and make sure to obtain them before starting work. If your home is built before 1991 we will need to get a Hazardous Material test done to make sure we keep you save as well as our team.

Contact BRC About Renovation Your Bathroom in Nanaimo Today


If what you have read above sparked an interest for your future, Buck Robertson Contracting would like to start this journey of building your basement renovation with you! If you would like to contact us, please visit our contact page and we will reply back to you within 24hrs.

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