What to Avoid When Renovating Your Bathroom

When you are renovating your bathroom, it is important that you are careful as improving your home can be a risky task. If you take a lot of risks, it is likely that things will go wrong. You need to be smart and do research before beginning any renovation project.

Of course, the biggest factor in any renovation is your budget – dividing up your budget for each area in your home can be difficult and time consuming, but it is integral. It is common that people will put too little or too much money into certain areas that should be the other way. This is most common in the bathroom. 

Developing a bathroom renovation plan that is well-thought-out and is within your budget is one way you can significantly decrease the risk of catastrophe. If you are smart with your bathroom renovation, you can create a good investment by adding value and appeal to your home. However, it can also decrease your value if you try to take shortcuts or risks that aren’t necessary.

We have created a list of the most common misjudgements in bathroom renovations. We hope this list will help you avoid these mistakes when investing in your bathroom makeover. 

Here are 4 blunders you should try to avoid when renovating your bathroom

The Wrong Budget for your Space

While it is great to try and stay within a set budget, when you are renovating your bathroom this can often end up costing you more money than you would pay if you had a higher budget. It is important that your budget reflects the frequency at which a bathroom is used.

If you have a bathroom that is not used often and is not seen by many people, it is perfectly okay to focus more on the aesthetic than the practicality. The lack of use will allow cheaper fittings and fixtures to last longer than if they were in a high-frequency space.

On the other hand, however, a common bathroom should be renovated with its frequent use in mind. If you buy cheap items in a common bathroom, it is likely they will wear out quickly. It is important that you purchase fittings that can handle the frequency of use.

Hiring the Wrong Experts

It is extremely common for homeowners who don’t know much about renovating to hire shady experts. There are companies that will say they have years of experience and that they’re the best, but that is not always true. If you don’t conduct thorough research, you can end up hiring an incompetent team.

One way of conducting research is to look into testimonials or contact an expert you can recommend experienced teams that can help you with your project.

Image of a newly renovated bathroom

Completing Unnecessary Renovations

Sometimes homeowners will decide that they want to complete an entire bathroom renovation when they could save money by choosing to freshen up certain aspects of their space. Often, people will fall into the mindset that they need to start from scratch when a cosmetic remodel could work perfectly.

It is more important to have a bathroom that functions perfectly than a bathroom that is stylish and trendy. Before you decide to completely renovate the space, getting the opinion of an expert on whether that step is necessary may help.

Ignoring Practicality for Aesthetics

Before you start your bathroom renovation, you need to consider the layout of your space. You might not always be able to get the exact style that you want, so be sure to talk to an expert about what is possible within your space. By hiring an expert, they can assist in the development of an action plan 

Bathroom renovations are big investments, so we suggest that you plan your time and talk to a professional before starting your project.

What You Should Think About Before Renovating Your Bathroom

Renovating your bathroom can be one of the most energy and budget taxing elements of your entire project. This process can go smooth and effectively if you plan everything before beginning. To ensure that you can complete your bathroom project without exhausting yourself and your budget, we have compiled 3 tips for remodelling your bathroom on a budget. 

While bathroom renovations can be tedious, planning can significantly improve the process and make it easy to build your dream. To effectively achieve what you want, this is the most important step of renovating any room of your home.

Not only for your sake, but for builders, this plan will allow everyone to accurately understand and reflect your vision in the final product. Even if you simply want to remodel to increase your sale price, planning is important so you can ensure that the final product is perfect.

Vision

Aside from the plan, an important aspect of designing your dream renovation is to have a vision. Your vision is what you want your space to look like in the end – it will be difficult for you and the crews to complete your renovation if you have no ideas what you want it to look like. 

If you have no ideas, it could be helpful to either consult an expert or research current housing trends that may give you inspiration for your home. Once you have found something you like, you can begin planning.

Image of a paint roller in a bathroom renovation project

Design

When you have a solid vision and plan of your space, you will begin designing it. This includes checking the existing room to decide if it has the capacity to bear the changes you have planned to this point. Then, depending on the outcome of the results, you will adjust your plan accordingly. 

For a bathroom renovation, it is important that you understand exactly how much space you will need for every aspect of the space. This means knowing how big or small your shower will be, whether you simply want a shower closet or if you want a bathtub, and how big or small your sink needs to be given the space remaining. 

It is important that these questions are answered to ensure that your bathroom renovation runs as smoothly as possible. The answer to these questions is also necessary before moving onto the next step in the process.

Budget

We understand that very few of us are wealthy and cannot drop cash at everything we want whenever we want. So, we believe it is integral to your project to create a strict budget plan. Home renovations can be extremely expensive, especially in Melbourne, so it is helpful to understand how much you have available to use on your project. A clear budget will help keep you on track during the process. 

Coming up with a good budget can be difficult, especially for a bathroom renovation. A smart budget is created by knowing and understanding which items need to be the highest quality – and therefore higher prices – and where you can compromise some quality to get a cheaper price on items. 

If you’re looking for a team to help renovate your home or someone to talk you through the process and put you on the right path, our specialists are always here to help. Whether it’s home extensions, kitchen or bathroom renovations, we can lend a hand, feel free to send us an email or call us on 9052 4430.