A bathroom renovation is a really big task, it is important that you do the renovation properly to ensure the best quality outcome possible. There are many things that can go wrong with a bathroom renovation, so it is important that you are as prepared as possible, that way you can finish the renovation on time and on budget.
A renovation can really transform your space, complete bathroom renovations, for example, can take a drab-looking bathroom, to something elegant and even cutting edge. There can also be a lot of hidden costs, or costs that you didn’t even know about, which is why it is important to speak with a professional and set a realistic budget.
So, if you are just about to embark on the process of a complete bathroom renovation, then it is important that you read below all the common do’s and don’ts:
Don’t Move Pipework
If you can help it, you should always try to avoid moving pipes around. It is a good idea to try and keep your bathroom in the same layout as before the renovation if possible. Moving pipes around will require a lot more work and at the end of the day, will cost more money.
If you are renovating a particularly old bathroom, some of the pipes may still need to be replaced due to their age, and the new fixtures you are adding into your space. When looking for something to reduce costs when it comes to a complete bathroom renovation, then one of the great ways is to keep the layout the same.
Do Hire A Builder
While you may think it is okay just to hire a plumber, it is probably best to hire a builder who can oversee the entire project. There is a whole sequence that needs to happen in a particular order, and a builder will know exactly how it all works, the type of tradesperson they need on the project, when and for how long.
A plumber can only help out with a small portion of the things that goes into a bathroom renovation, as the pipework and installing the fixture. There is certainly a lot more involved when it comes to a full bathroom renovation, and a builder will help you manage this, so you don’t waste money or time while tradespeople wait around.
Don’t DIY All
Unless you are a builder or plumber or are skilled in a similar trade, it is probably not best for you to attempt to do it all yourself. Renovating your bathroom requires time and a lot of skill, and if this is not your day job, then you probably don’t have any of those things!
It is best not to waste your time or your money by doing it yourself, leave it to the skilled professionals. They can also provide valuable insights into what works best in a space, and will be able to provide quality outcomes that are up to the Australian code.
Do Buy Products That Comply With Australian Standards
It is important that when you are purchasing the products that go in your bathroom, like the showerhead, toilet, basin, mirror, etc. that you find the products that comply with Australian standards. If they don’t comply with Australian standards, then the plumber technically isn’t allowed to install it.
This is why it is always a good idea to purchase products from reputable and well-known Australian brands, because you know they will comply with the Australian standards. Be careful if you are considering having some of the products in your bathroom imported from overseas.