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Bathroom Renovation Rescue: The Ultimate How To Guide

Bathroom Renovation Rescue: The Ultimate How To Guide

To bring your dreams into reality - including your taste and colour palette, with everything exactly where and how you want it — you have to work backwards and start with a budget, and a plan.

Bathroom Renovation Rescue: The Ultimate How To Guide

To bring your dreams into reality - including your taste and colour palette, with everything exactly where and how you want it — you have to work backwards and start with a budget, and a plan.


Plan Ahead

One of the most common issues faced when renovating a bathroom are the unexpected delays. Whether it be the unearthing of problems in your space, trade delays or product availability. Always make sure to plan ahead, especially if you have a tight schedule for completing your renovation. Obtaining your fitting and materials earlier than when your trades are supposed to begin will ensure you’re ready to go come renovation day.

Plan Ahead

One of the most common issues faced when renovating a bathroom are the unexpected delays. Whether it be the unearthing of problems in your space, trade delays or product availability. Always make sure to plan ahead, especially if you have a tight schedule for completing your renovation. Obtaining your fitting and materials earlier than when your trades are supposed to begin will ensure you’re ready to go come renovation day.


Set a budget

First things first. You need a budget and a plan for what you want to achieve in your bathroom. Some things to consider include things that will effect your cost:

  • Changing the location of plumbing will alter your costs considerably. Do you really need to move plumbing fittings?
  • Is there any existing water or structural damage? This, too, can add to your overall costs.
  • Are you planning to put a heavy bath in? This could require extra structural work that further adds to your costs.

Set a budget

First things first. You need a budget and a plan for what you want to achieve in your bathroom. Some things to consider include things that will effect your cost:

  • Changing the location of plumbing will alter your costs considerably.
  • Is there any existing water or structural damage?
  • Are you planning to put a heavy bath in?

Who will use your bathroom?

A big factor in planning your bathroom renovation will be who will use your bathroom. Are you a young family with more babies planned? Is it a family bathroom for teenagers? Is it an ensuite for just the two of you now that the kids have finally moved out? These factors will all influence how you design your bathroom, and your choice of fixtures: for example, if the bathroom is for a couple, you may desire a double vanity with two sinks, a double mirror and a luxurious double shower — whereas a young family may choose the practicality of a bathtub and a smaller vanity.

Who will use your bathroom?

A big factor in planning your bathroom renovation will be who will use your bathroom. Are you a young family with more babies planned? Is it a family bathroom? Is it an ensuite for just the two of you? These factors will all influence how you design your bathroom, and your choice of fixtures: for example, if the bathroom is for a couple, you may desire a double vanity with two sinks, a double mirror and a luxurious double shower.


What bathroom styles do you like?

Planning is key. After factoring in who will predominantly be using your bathroom, you will want to imagine your space and look into trends and what is available and suits your tastes. Do you want a modern/contemporary style, a minimalist approach or is a more traditional bathroom – complete with clawfoot bath — more to your taste? Don’t forget to ask the opinion of friends, your partner, people who have done a bathroom renovation before – often there is great advice to be found in asking around!

What bathroom styles do you like?

Planning is key. After factoring in who will predominantly be using your bathroom, you will want to imagine your space and look into trends and what is available and suits your tastes. Do you want a modern/contemporary style, a minimalist approach or is a more traditional bathroom – complete with clawfoot bath — more to your taste? Don’t forget to ask the opinion of others, especially people who have done a bathroom renovation before!


Buy your products

Next up, buy your products and make sure they match and complement each other, for a harmonious end result. It’s a good idea to pick products in this order, so that you can work from the colour and style of your tile choice (the most dominant element in the room) and everything else can flow from that. Take a look at our Styles page for some inspo!

Buy your products

Next up, buy your products and make sure they match and complement each other, for a harmonious end result. It’s a good idea to pick products in this order, so that you can work from the colour and style of your tile choice (the most dominant element in the room) and everything else can flow from that. Take a look at our Styles page for some inspo!


Book your trades

So you’ve picked all your products and ordered them, and they are winging their way to you from The Blue Space. Now, you need to organise tradespeople to complete your new bathroom. The trades you will need include a Plumber, Tiler, Painter (unless you are doing this yourself), Electrician, Builder (if any structural work needs doing), Water-Proofer & Shower screen installer.

Book your trades

So you’ve picked all your products and ordered them, and they are winging their way to you from The Blue Space. Now, you need to organise tradespeople to complete your new bathroom. The trades you will need include a Plumber, Tiler, Painter (unless you are doing this yourself), Electrician, Builder (if any structural work needs doing), Water-Proofer & Shower screen installer.


The work begins

Grab your hardhats, it’s demolition day! Construction of your new dream bathroom usually begins with demolition of your existing bathroom followed by any structural work required including plumbing and electrical work.

The work begins

Grab your hardhats, it’s demolition day! Construction of your new dream bathroom usually begins with demolition of your existing bathroom followed by any structural work required including plumbing and electrical work.

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