SO YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT RENOVATING YOUR BATHROOM? Great idea!
Before you can even think about ripping out the bath and toilet, there are a number of steps to work through in the bathroom renovation process.
Working through the design and layout is the crucial first step.
HEADS UP... Looking at inspirational bathroom images is the fun part... the rest is HARD WORK!
So, before you start - be honest with yourself about:
1. Your Budget
2. Your Available Time
3. Your Useable Skills
And ask yourself...
IF YOU ANSWERED:
- What can you honestly spend?
- Do you have time for product research?
- Do you have the ability to design the space well?
- Can you manage a team of tradesmen? (tip - it's a challenge for anyone, regardless of experience!)
- Do you have renovation skills or experience?
No building or limited renovation skills
Unsure of quality, style and range of bathroom products
Confused by the choice
Don’t have reliable contacts for sub-trades
Have no knowledge of the relevant Australian and Local Council Building Codes
Are time poor
Would rather be relaxing than renovating
...THEN SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP! We recommend you consult with any of the following:
a. Professional bathroom designer
b. Bathroom installation company
c. Interior architect
d. Qualified builder with access to sub-trades
e. Bathroomware company
IF YOU ANSWERED...
Have good renovation experience
Knowledge of quality product with good pricing structure
Patient and organised
Know qualified sub-trades people
Are able to work to Australian & relevant Local Council Building Codes
Have time to spare
Love spending your time renovating
... THEN GIVE D.I.Y A GO
(But remember you need qualified Plumbers, Electricians & Water-proofers for your warranties and council consents)
*HANDY HINT Even if you do plan to DIY, sometimes employing a Bathroom Designer to help you with the concept can help you best use the space as well as suggest the best fittings and finishes, point you in right direction for tradespeople and often pass on discounts.
By following these simple steps, you'll soon be relaxing in your beautiful bathroom sanctuary!
Watch out for Part Two, coming soon!