When it comes to renovations, bathrooms are at the top of the list for so many people. We spend so much time in this space and is often the room we start and end our day. Whether it is getting ready or relaxing in the bathtub at the end of a long day, the bathroom is an integral space in any household. It is no surprise then, that so many are opting to remodel their bathroom, in order to achieve their dream sanctuary.

If you are considering renovating your bathroom, read our tips below to help you on your journey!

Technical

The most crucial aspect of a bathroom remodel is to ensure that the water used in this space does not escape outside, as this could have major impacts on the property, for example, a leaking shower could attract termites and compromise the structural integrity of the building. The waterproofing must be done in accordance with Australian Standards and the appropriate materials used by skilled trades people to offer longevity and quality.

Layout

A great way to make the existing bathroom feel new is to change the layout, where possible. This could be as simple as upgrading to a larger shower or a double vanity or as complex as changing the existing position of fixtures. This will enable you to tailor it to your preference and personal style. However, it is important to keep in mind that when a change in layout is involved, automatically more work is required and it would increase the time and costs.

Style

Similar to renovating any other space, it is important to know which colours and design you are considering, including styles and colour of fittings. When making these choices, it is also important to keep in mind whether this remodel is for you to enjoy for years to come or if it is for short term. This will in turn impact your design choices. For instance, opting for neutral colours will ensure longevity of the style.

Other

  • Asbestos testing: This is highly recommended for any property built before 1998. Costs will be impacted if the test it positive.
  • Portable toilet/shower hire: If there is no other bathroom on site, this will need to be budgeted for.
  • Skip bin hire: Required for disposal and removal of waste.

Bathroom remodelling usually produces a lot of dust and a lot of work is involved, expect some discomfort/disturbance during the process.

Though renovating a bathroom can seem overwhelming, the results will be well worth it. A renovated bathroom will add value to your property and is often a selling point for a house. Moreover, the bathroom is a space you spend a lot of your time in, why not make it your personal sanctuary!