Renovating your Bathroom? Here are 9 Things to Consider.

  • By Admin
  • May 18, 2021
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Bathroom renovation looks a lot simpler than it is in practice. There’s a lot of factors such as the shape of your bathroom, pipework, and amount of natural light sources that can make renovating your bathroom more difficult.

Although it can sometimes seem simplest to scrap everything and start over, we’ve assembled a list of things to keep in mind that will help you prepare for your bathroom renovation.

1. Prices

Before we get into the minutiae of bathroom renovation, let’s consider one of the most important factors for any renovation endeavour—money. If you’d like your bathroom renovation to go well, then you’ll need to pick a good budget, and more importantly, you’ll need to stick to it.

Now, the price of a bathroom renovation can vary wildly depending on where you live and the extent of renovation you’re planning. A good rule of thumb is that a full remodelling without changing the pipework could set you back around $8,000.

On the other hand, smaller projects like renovating your bath or shower can cost a lot less, depending on your needs and how many things you want to change.

2. Stick To The Plan

You should always have a concrete plan for the whole renovation before you start. Try to steer clear of changing your sanitaryware layout too much, as the less you change this, the less you’ll need to pay for changes to the plumbing.

When you’re settling on a design, consult our team that will be working with you on it. We’ve got years of experience working on similar projects and can offer some great insights.

Once you’ve settled on a design, make sure you stick to it. Not only will changing this partway through the project be very expensive, but it’ll usually come out with a worse-looking outcome.

3. Find An Electrician Early

It’s almost certain that you’ll need an electrician for your bathroom renovation. After all, they’re tasked with dealing with rewiring, lighting schemes, or any electrical parts in your shower or shower pump. Because of this, you should always consult with one before you start.

You should try to find a registered electrician in your area, as this gives you insurance in case something goes awry.

When you work with Best Brisbane Bathrooms, we’ll always have this covered—we have a reliable team of tradespeople we call on for projects.

4. Pick Sanitaryware Before You Start Working On Plastering/Tiling

To make sure that hot, cold and waste pipes are where they should be, you’ll need to pick your sanitaryware beforehand. If you hold back on this, then you might find yourself paying a lot more money out of pocket for subsequent modifications.

So make sure you’ve picked every piece of sanitaryware before the tiling and plastering processes start.

5. Think About Waterproofing

There’s a lot of ways that you can take advantage of tile backer boards to waterproof your walls and shower enclosure. Furthermore, some means of waterproofing like backer boards double as a quality means of insulation. They also restrict the risk of leaking to a minimum. Our team are more than happy to explain how we tackle waterproofing—our methods easily exceed the Australian Standards required.

6. Think About Including Tech

For those that are fans of smart home tech, there’s a variety of inclusions that you can add to make your bathroom a much friendlier place. For example, there are options to insert automated blinds and bath filters—even completely waterproof TVs. With that being said, you should plan all of these out before you start work on your bathroom renovation.

7. Mirrors Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Including a few mirrors when renovating a small bathroom can be a great way of making it feel larger. Large mirrors add a lot to the way that a bathroom feels. For example, many will opt to get a frameless mirror across an entire wall. If you’d like to prevent this kind of bathroom from getting too misty, you should place heating pads behind it.

8. Buy A Fan & Timer

A good fan can be a great help in making sure you get the best air quality possible in your bathroom.

If you’ve got a low ceiling or are using a steam shower, then it might be a good idea to stay away from a fan, as the steam doesn’t circulate anywhere near as well.

Having a timer for the fan can be great as well. This lets you know for how long your fan has been running, and it’ll quickly pay for itself by helping you save on electricity bills.

9. Maximize Your Space

You should be trying to get the most out of the space you’ve got. If you’ve got a smaller bathroom, try to take advantage of decoration techniques that help it feel larger. On the other hand, a larger space gives you a lot of freedom with what you can add to it. You should always keep the amount of space you’ve got in mind and design accordingly.

When you speak to a member of the team at Best Brisbane Bathrooms, we can walk you through any thoughts you have regarding your bathroom renovation! We’re always here to help and have decades of experience in the industry.

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