Renovating your bathroom is always a worthwhile investment. It might sound a bit daunting at first, but if you follow the steps below and hire builders that you can trust, then the process will be both easy and rewarding.
1. Work out what you want to change
First and foremost, you need to figure out the scale of these renovations. What would you change about your current space? Will there be any new family members to accommodate?
Are you adding a bath, or maybe even getting rid of one? If you are considering adding a bath, it’s worth pointing out that this helps the resale value of your property – especially among families with kids.
You can also purchase additional fixtures such as cabinets and mirrors at your discretion; your builders will install them wherever you want them.
2. Hire your builders
On the topic of builders, the next stage is to hire a building company, preferably one well-versed in bathrooms, so that you know you’re getting the best quality.
They may visit the property to perform an initial inspection, whereupon they can liaise with you and understand your lifestyle, tastes and needs.
Now that you have a general image of how the bathroom should look, you will be able to get a rough estimate of the work required.
Some compromises might need to be made for practical reasons, but the end product should be as close to your dream as possible.
3. Be aware of any additional requirements
A contract and schedule will soon be finalised based on these conversations but there are more facets to be mindful of before work begins.
Significantly changing the bathroom layout sometimes requires council permission, and you might need to reroute the piping and wiring.
The builders will guide you through this and hire subcontractors to carry this out, but this will all depend on the particulars of the work being done.
On top of this, sanitary ware like toilets, showers, and sinks might benefit from being fully replaced, as more modern systems can reduce bills in the long-term by getting the same performance out of less water.
4. Finishing touches
With every permission secured and every detail worked out to the best standard, the work commences and should take roughly three to eight weeks.
As with everything else, this depends on the scale. One of the final steps, taken near the end of the job, will be the colour scheme.
If the tiling you selected did not already come with a pattern or colour you desired, then you can select the colour you want the room to exude.
This is not a minor detail – the colour scheme of a room is very important, and vital in creating the right ambience.
Hire a bathroom renovation expert
Overall, there is a lot to be aware of when renovating a bathroom, but a good builder will help make this as easy a process as possible.
At Plumb-Jet and Gas-Jet, we have conducted many bathroom renovations across Tweed Heads.
If you’d like a quote or want to learn more about or renovation services, get in touch with us either on 1300 881 902 or contact us online if you think you are ready for the bathroom you’ve always wanted.