How to Plan a Bathroom Renovation

Are you unsure how to go about with your bathroom renovation? Not sure what you need to do in preparation? Don't panic, you got this. We have compiled this list of the top 5 steps to ensure your bathroom renovation is a success!

 

#1 Call us at 9234 3000 (we will handle the other 9)

 

No, but really, bathroom renovations are the second most popular renovation project following the kitchen. This area has heavy foot traffic and you want to ensure your new bathroom can stand the test of time.

Before you make an appointment with a professional, have a think about the following points and some ideas you may have as it will definitely help us with the direction you want to go.

 

1.       Plan the area

You may want to draw a rough sketch or plan of your bathroom and where you would like your newest additions to sit. Although the sketch may not be accurate, the plans provide a great starting point to what you would like and where. For example, you may just want to leave your bathtub and walk-in shower in the same spot to save yourself the hassle of moving them. The good thing about these plans is that you can make as many as you want, helping you visualise how you want your bathroom layout to look like.

 

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(Source: Ideal Home)

 

2.       Make a list

Make a list of the things you like and dislike about your bathroom. This list will serve as a basis of what you want to keep/upgrade and what you can live without. You should also make a list of the features you would like to have in your new bathroom. For example, you may want to upgrade your single vanity to a double vanity.

 

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3.       Schedule trades

Ensure you also make a list of all the trades you would require for this project. For example, a standard bathroom renovation will probably require a tiler, a cabinet maker, a waterproofer, a plumber and an electrician. Ensure you find out the order in which you will require the trades as it varies depending on your project.

 

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4.       Selecting your features

Now it is time to select your decorative features and fixtures to bring your bathroom to life. This is the time to pull up your Pinterest board and see what you have saved in your “Dream Home” mood board. Use these posts as inspiration for when you are picking out your fixtures.

(Source: Nedlands Gallery)

 

5.       Call in the professionals

If you are not confident on embarking on this renovation project on your own, that is okay. Unfortunately, Character Cabinets does not organise trades or manage projects, but we can definitely recommend reliable tradesmen and builders we have worked with in the past. Don't hesitate to contact us at 9234 3000 to enquire.