A key component of any home is its bathroom. Like most of us, we want our bathroom to not only be clean and comfortable, but also functional, aesthetically pleasing, and completed to Australian Standards. With COVID-19 surging and most of us forced to stay home longer than usual, it is common to spot problems that need fixing. Over the past year, there has been a rise in bathroom renovations as a result of these newly found problems. If you are planning on renovating your bathrooms at home, keep reading to gain ideas on where to start and how to do it.
With each member of your household growing accustomed to the use of a certain bathroom, unexpected bathroom issues can disrupt daily family routines. This is why it is important when renovating your bathroom to ensure functionality is at the top of the list of priorities.
There are aspects that must be considered when it comes to family dynamics and the overall use of the bathroom. By asking yourself, “Who is the family member that’ll use this specific bathroom the most?” you will be able to identify the most important changes that need to be considered. The second consideration is accessibility. This not only pertains to the level of ease to enter and exit the room but also the convenience of reaching storage, showerheads and taps, and the space to move around.
When renovating a bathroom it is important to reflect on how to maximise the space and maintain a feeling of openness. Since bathroom sizes tend to be on the smaller end in comparison to the rest of the house, it’s crucial to avoid making it feel even more so by overlooking the design.
These days, a modern style is characterised by clean and sharp-looking edges, the use of neutral colours, and the use of glass panels to divide the bath and toilet areas. This kind of design makes the bathroom appear bigger than it actually is. However, your style and taste may be something different so you must consider this in relation to how you wish your bathroom to be designed.
3. Australian Waterproofing Standard
Waterproofing according to the Australian Waterproofing Standard (AS 3740) is non-negotiable when it comes to bathroom renovations. Structural damages are the primary concern of any bathroom renovation, incorrectly waterproofing any area and you can find yourself with substantial damage to your walls, floors and ceiling as well as another hefty bathroom expense. That’s why it is important to get a plumber who has the experience and holds all the necessary licences needed to carry out the job properly.
4. Leave it to the licensed plumbers
Bathroom renovations can often seem exciting, particularly if you’ve watched The Block, and have the perception of cost savings if you do it on your own. Although there is some truth to it, the margin for error is also greater than if you were to hire a licensed plumber. Bathroom renovations are unpredictable, and having a licensed plumber on your side could save you a lot of heartache down the track.
The best way to be involved in the process without having to get down and dirty is to think ahead and create vision boards of what you are planning for your bathroom to look like. For instance, you can open a Pinterest account and compile a variety of bathroom pegs depicting specifications and layouts that appeal to you and ask your plumber if they can do it the way you’ve envisioned. You can also visit shops to check out bathroom accessories and finishes to accompany this process. Ultimately, you are not overly involved with the actual building and installing but you retain control over the design and expense of the renovation.
To ensure that your bathroom renovation will be finished beautifully and at par with government standards, call us now at 0480 009 605 and schedule your bathroom renovation with us! Our team of plumbers are all licensed and we are equipped with the right tools and experience to carry out the job efficiently and effectively.
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