Bathroom Renovation – Our Top 4 Tips
A bathroom renovation, whether a standalone project or part of a larger home renovation, can make a huge difference to your home both in look and feel, but also in value.
Do you ever use the bathtub or would a large walk-in shower be better? Are you looking to add value to your property in the short term, or do you want to build a luxury bathroom upgrade to enjoy for years to come?
All Seasons Home Improvements are local Cairns experts in bathroom renovations and are here to help you tackle your next bathroom project with these tips.
1. Create your bathroom renovation wish list:
To help you begin the planning process, write down the things that matter to you most in a bathroom. Things like shower vs bath, storage solutions and lighting preferences can all be personal touches that make your bathroom uniquely you.
Do some research and bring your images and ideas to us so we can run through some options with you. Once you have a list, you can separate those items into features you can’t live without and things you can consider if you have room to extend your budget.
2. Set your bathroom renovation budget:
Having made your wish list the next step is to look at your budget.
Don’t guesstimate your budget! When you first start planning, your budget may be based around basic fittings with minimal requirements. Be sure to save room in your budget for quality products that will stand the test of time.
All Seasons Home Improvements can help you create a budget around your design ideas. Things to consider will include; changing location of plumbing, adding or removing walls and adding fixtures such as a bath or shower.
3. Create a layout and identify your structural changes:
When planning your bathroom renovation, be sure to consider any plumbing position changes or structural alterations required for your new layout. It’s important to discuss these with your builder and plumber upfront. We have a lot of experience in bathroom renovations and can help you to identify the structural requirements of your dream bathroom. Considerations will include; which are your load bearding walls, ventilation solutions and placement plus demolition and building permits required for the bathroom renovation.
As a local Cairns business, All Seasons Home Improvements can show you lots of case studies of different bathroom styles to help you choose the type of bathroom you want.
Standard bathroom – A standard bathroom or full bath is one that contains a sink, toilet, and a bath, shower, or both.
Half bathroom – A half bath, or powder room, is a small space that has only a sink and a toilet.
Wet bathroom – A wet bath is a type of full bathroom where the shower isn’t in a separate cubicle or behind a curtain. Wet baths are completely waterproofed, including the floor, cabinets, and walls.
4. Choose your materials and finishes:
Bathrooms are one of the most used areas in your home. They need to be able to cope with large temperature swings as well as significant humidity changes and constant water exposure. Bathrooms also need to be easy to clean and tolerate harsh chemicals.
Getting the most out of a bathroom renovation often means knowing where to save and where to spend money. Investing in high quality materials is important whereas cutting costs on materials can cost you more in the long run.
The most robust finishes will look like new for longer and some will last your lifetime or more. They’ll retain their high-quality aesthetic, and you won’t be dealing with issues down the track. Issues relating to water damage or mould can be a common factor to consider in the Cairns region.
Not sure where to start to get your bathroom renovation underway? All Seasons Home Improvements can advise on all your finishes and create a beautiful design.
Give our customer service team a call today to discuss your ideas. We will be happy to help you plan the next steps to create a stunning and practical space.
Check out some of our happy clients by visiting our testimonials page.