If you’re beginning to renovate your home, the bathroom is arguably the best place to begin. It’s one of the most used rooms in the house and it’s a great place to start when developing your home’s sense of style. Not to mention the resale value that a well-designed bathroom can bring.
So where to begin? Before you get the sledgehammer out, before unscrewing the lightbulbs, before that first lick of paint, how should you start the mammoth task of giving your bathroom a facelift?
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There’s no use buying all the tools and materials before you have a clear picture of what the final bathroom will look like.
Create a mood board of your bathroom design, draw up the layout with all dimensions and ratios down to the centimetre, and consider how your bathroom works by pitting functionality and style against one another.
If you're stuck with creating a mood board, check out our previous blog here.
Once you’ve found that balance, the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted, you should be ready to take the next step.
Bathroom renovations typically cost anywhere between $6000 and $25,000, depending on how big your space is. Things to consider when budgeting for a bathroom are the floorspace - as tile cost can stack up - how luxurious your taste can get, and whether you’ll be hiring professionals.
If you’re going DIY, make sure you have the required skills - laying tiles is much harder than it looks! - because a shoddy job can result in wasted time and a potential decrease in your home’s resale value.
Consider how fancy you can get with things like fittings and fixtures, tile quality, and accessories like heated towel rails, dual shower heads, and vanity storage.
If you are renovating the bathroom yourself, another important element of your budget might include your tools. There are quite a few specifics that are called on by a bathroom renovation, so check out this list below before you get started:
- Safety Mask
- Tape measure
- Power drill
- Utility knife
- Stud finder
A bathroom renovation may call on skills in carpentry, tiling, plumbing, electricity, waterproofing, painting, and building. So, unless you’re a true jack-of-all-trades, it’s more than likely that you will need to hire a professional tradesperson in some capacity. In which case, they’ll supply their own tools.
But if you’re completing a full-scale renovation, don’t be afraid to remove some tiles yourself – there’s nothing more cathartic than removing that first tile from the wall.
Just make sure to keep clear of any potential electricals or wiring, as these can be dangerous and expensive to replace if damaged.
It’s Renovation Time
We hope to have provided the groundwork you need to get started on your next bathroom renovation. But of course, this is only the beginning. To read about bathroom design and renovation in further detail, check out the rest of the blogs on our website, or contact us today!