Is your bathroom looking a little worse for wear? Are there certain things that just don’t seem to be working the way they used to? Is it time for a bathroom renovation?
If you’re like most homeowners in Australia considering a home renovation, you might want to start with your bathroom. And if you feel your bathroom could use a little TLC, how can you tell when it’s time for a full renovation, or just a few small tweaks?
In this blog post, we will be discussing three signs that it is time for a bathroom renovation.
1. The bathroom design is starting to look outdated
Do the colors feel too bright or bold for today’s tastes? Is the layout cramped or awkwardly designed? There is always something to pick on a bathroom’s aesthetic value. And if you’re one to follow the latest home renovation trends and bathroom renovation ideas — with budget to spare — then you might want to allocate a part of your home renovation budget for your bathroom.
There are also more practical reasons why a bathroom might become outdated. For example, you’ve had a recent lifestyle change, e.g., getting a life partner or more children, or having your parents live with you. If there are more members in your household, you might want to outfit your bathroom with more features to accommodate their needs like a double vanity, bathtub, no-threshold shower, etc.
2. Water is leaking through the ceiling or walls
Water leakage through ceilings or walls is a common problem among Australian homeowners. They can cause serious damage to your home and also lead to health problems if left unchecked.
Whilst a DIY bathroom renovation can help with minor issues, if the problem is persistent and urgent it is better to hire a professional who can help you determine the cause of the leak and recommend the best course of action to fix it.
Regardless of the extent of the work required, it’s important to take action quickly to prevent further damage to your home.
3. You’re constantly repairing broken fixtures and bathroom tiles
Australia has strict building code requirements for bathrooms, and many homes are simply not up to code. As a result, homeowners are constantly having to repair broken fixtures and bathroom tiles. In addition, the country’s humid climate can cause problems with mould and mildew.
If you’re constantly having to address the functionality issues of your bathroom, it might be time to bite the bullet and renovate it. Not only is a bathroom renovation a wise investment since it can add value to your home; it can also transform your bathroom into a more practical and comfortable space for you and your family.
How much does a bathroom renovation cost?
The 2018/2019 Housing Industry Association (HIA) Kitchens and Bathroom survey found that the median price for a bathroom renovation in Australia is around $19,500. However, costs can vary significantly depending on a range of factors, including:
- The scope of works.
- Whether or not the bathroom layout needs to change.
- What kind of fixtures and finishes you select.
For an accurate cost estimate of your proposed bathroom renovation, just book an appointment for a personalised in-home design consultation.
Visit the Craftbuilt Kitchens’ Showroom for Bathroom Renovation
We may be ‘Craftbuilt Kitchens’, but don’t let our name fool you – our experienced team of designers and trades also specialise in custom bathroom renovations as well as home extension and renovation in Brisbane.
With over 45 years of experience, we have the expertise, technology and industry contacts needed to carry out a seamless bathroom renovation based on excellent and airtight bathroom ideas. We can complete a reno project on time, on budget and with minimal stress for the homeowner.
Whatever you think your bathroom needs, and if you’re not too sure how to proceed, browsing bathroom showrooms might be a good place to start. If so, feel free to visit our showroom in Stones Corner and start your bathroom renovation journey from there.
What we offer:
- Quality workmanship guaranteed
- Fully inclusive design service
- Fully project managed from start to finish
- Professional tradesmen available
- Licensed builders
- Fully insured
- Fast turnaround times
- Competitive pricing
Our accessible showroom is open on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (after hours appointments are only available by booking an appointment).