Are you considering a bathroom renovation? Whether it’s a small makeover or a complete re-model, creating a fresh, modern bathroom space is a huge asset & investment for any home. If you are new to renovating it might be a little overwhelming knowing where to start, but with the right plan and tradespeople by your side, it’s easy to transform your bathroom from drab, and outdated to contemporary and inviting. This guide will walk you through each stage of the process, from design and planning to installation and finishing. With careful consideration for every detail – from fixtures and fittings to colour schemes to budgeting – you’ll have your dream bathroom in no time at all.
The Different Stages of a Bathroom Renovation
Depending on the extent of the project, the stages and what’s involved in each may vary, but typically the process for a complete renovation will include the following:
Planning and design
This stage involves working with a builder, renovator, interior designer (or a combination of all three) to create a detailed plan for the renovation. This can include choosing materials, tiles, fixtures, fittings, and determining the best layout for functionality and aesthetics. Finding inspiration can be hard, but visiting a local bathroom or tile shop can give you some ideas and help you visualise how your new bathroom could look. If you need expert advice, pop in to see the team at Ceramico Tiles & Bathrooms, Rockingham, your local tile and bathroom specialists.
If you want to keep the layout of your bathroom but simply update the fixtures and surfaces, only minor demolition work might be required. However, in most cases the existing bathroom will need to be stripped back to concrete & render in preparation. This involves removing all tiles, paint, white set plaster, as well as existing fixtures, including the bathtub or shower, toilet, and vanity. This creates a clean slate for your new bathroom to begin.
Plumbing and electrical preparation
This stage involves installing planning out plumbing and electrical set outs to accommodate any changes made during the renovation. This may include moving or adding plumbing pipes and adding new electrical outlets, always keeping in mind compliances, mixer tap bodies & other fixtures may be installed at this stage also.
Rendering & screeding
This stage involves filling in chase lines from plumbing & electrical preparation & any loose render there may be, next is screeding the floors with sand & cement screed, ensuring good falls to drains.
Bathrooms must be waterproofed appropriately to adhere to Australian standards by an accredited installer. This involves a waterproof membrane being applied to floors and walls. By ensuring you have a water-sealed bathroom, you will prevent water leaks which can lead to dampness, and structural issues down the track.
This is really where you see your new bathroom come to life! There are so many tiles available to choose from and so many different tile laying patterns, an experienced tiler should be used to ensure a professional, beautiful finish.
Fit off of new fixtures
Once the tiling is complete, the vanity, toilet, tapware, and shower screen can be installed. Electrical sockets and light fixtures can also be fitted off ready for use. Towel racks and any other finishing touches can also be added during this stage. Your new bathroom is almost ready to use!
Once the renovation is complete, a final inspection may be required to ensure that all work has been done to code and that the bathroom is safe for use. Once inspected and approved, you can enjoy your stylish and practical new bathroom for many years to come.
For a Huge Range of Tiles and Bathroom Vanities, Rockingham & Mandurah Locals Trust Ceramico
With over 50 years of experience, our team has helped thousands of Perth homeowners create beautiful new bathrooms. We will help you find tiles and bathroom products to suit your style, and your budget. Visit our showroom today and let our friendly team help you throughout every stage of your bathroom renovation.