The Basics of Bathroom Renovation

You’ve been bitten by the reno bug and your next task is the bathroom, it’s one of the most expensive rooms to renovate next to the kitchen and you’ll need to hire professionals for your plumbing and electrical work. There are a few jobs you can handle as a do-it-yourself’er but when it comes to bathroom renovations a tiler, gyprocker, waterproofer, cabinet maker, glazier and builder could also be on your list of trades.

One of the questions we get asked is; What are the differences between a bathroom makeover and a renovation? To us, a makeover is where you keep most of your fixtures located where they are, you’ll update the tiles, install a new shower screen and just give your whole bathroom a bit of a refresh.

A renovation involves a gut job, tearing out most of the old to make room for the new. Moving fixtures to make the room more functional and hiring a few different trades to get the job done by code and by a high standard.

We know what you’re thinking…It’s a coat of paint, new tiles, taps and a tub and maybe even a new towel and toilet roll holder. One of the biggest costs we see is when you need to remodel and rearrange the layout of the essentials like your shower, vanity and toilet. This is where the big bucks can be spent. We recommend including some tradies from the get go to help you on the right track to get the bathroom of your dreams.

There are a lot of “DIY” projects that you can complete throughout your home. For a major bathroom renovation, hiring a professional is the smart move and is definitely worth every penny you’ll pay. At Fluid Plumbing, we’re a one stop shop with both plumbers and electricians on staff. With hundreds of bathroom renovations under our belt, we can work with you to help design a new layout to suit you and your family and can even help with some great recommendations of some other trades you might need to help complete your bathroom reno.