“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” – Billy Baldwin
A well-designed Brisbane bathroom renovation can help to breathe new life into a tired home. They can transform a crowded and dysfunctional space into one that looks amazing and is highly functional. Ideally, the goal of any bathroom designer in Brisbane is to create a room that homeowners will enjoy using for many years to come.
You may have heard real estate agents use the expression, “Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses.” And most will agree that this statement holds a lot of truth. Why? Because these are the two areas that people focus on when they walk into a home. Nothing says, “this house is worth more” quite like the gleaming fixtures and flawless tiles of a brand new bathroom. So, if your bathroom is looking a little dated or you’re sick of fighting for space in front of tiny vanity, a bathroom improvement in the form of a renovation could be the ideal solution.
45 Years of Experience Completing Bathroom
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 Brisbane. With over 45 years of experience, we have the expertise, technology and industry contacts needed to carry out seamless renovations of Brisbane bathrooms…one that is completed on time, on budget and with minimal stress for the homeowner.
As premier bathroom renovators Brisbane homeowners come to and recognise for decades now, we believe in providing homeowners with a complete bathroom kitchen renovation package — we can renovate and jazz up both your bathroom and kitchen! And unlike some renovators, we won’t leave all the really difficult aspects of the project up to you. We can take care of ordering materials, liaising with contractors, and scheduling deliveries. All you have to do is sit back, relax and let us handle all aspects of kitchen and bathroom refurbishments for you!
At Craftbuilt, we’re committed to only using the highest-quality products and employing tradespeople who have an established reputation for excellence when renovating a bathroom.
Planning a bathroom renovation? Here are some
renovating bathroom tips
A Brisbane bathroom renovation can be a big undertaking, but with careful planning and execution, it can also be a hugely rewarding experience. If you’re considering renovating your bathroom in Brisbane, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Define your budget early on
Before you start planning anything else, it’s important to have a clear idea of how much money you’re willing to spend on your renovation. Once you have a budget in mind, you can start to make choices about things like materials, fixtures, and finishes. If you’re working with a limited budget, it’s important to be realistic about what you can and can’t achieve with your renovation.
Consider the Aesthetic of Your Home
When choosing a style for your bathroom renovation, it’s important to consider the overall aesthetic of your home. If your home is traditional in style, for example, then a contemporary bathroom might look out of place. Conversely, if your home is modern and minimalist, then an ornate and traditional bathroom might not fit with the rest of the house. It’s important to choose a style that complements the rest of your home so that your bathroom looks like it belongs. If you’re not sure about the aesthetic you’re after or your preferred bathroom designs Brisbane renovation professionals might be able to help.
Hire an experienced contractor
Once you’ve settled on a budget and chosen a style for your bathroom, it’s time to start thinking about who will actually be doing the work. When it comes to renovations, it’s important to hire a contractor who is experienced and reputable. A good contractor will be able to take your vision and turn it into reality while staying within your budget and timeframe.
If you’re not sure where to find a reputable contractor in Brisbane, you can start by asking your friends and family for recommendations.
Set realistic expectations
It’s also important to set realistic expectations for your renovation before work gets underway. Have realistic expectations about things like timeline, cost, and final outcome so that you’re not disappointed when things don’t go perfectly according to plan (because they rarely do!). Remember that even small bathroom renovations can take longer than expected and go overbudget—that’s just part of the process!
Trends in bathroom designs Brisbane
What are some of the biggest design trends for Brisbane bathroom renovations?Some of the latest bathroom reno ideas that we’re excited to use in our bathroom renovations
Not only do floating vanities look fantastic, but they can also help a smaller bathroom to appear more spacious (by creating an uninterrupted view of the flooring). A floating vanity can also make it easier to keep your bathroom clean and sanitised.
Large-format wall tiles
Pay attention to tile layout patterns and sizes. Oversized wall Australia tiles can help to turn even the most basic of bathrooms into a space that feels luxuriant. They look great when paired with natural stone or stone-look materials, and the minimal grout line makes them ideal for low maintenance bathrooms.
Over three-quarters of homeowners will choose to upgrade mirrors when renovating a bathroom. And many are now choosing to upgrade to a backlit design. A backlit mirror can add a touch of glamour to a bathroom design and is a practical choice for rooms without much natural light.
Freestanding bathtubs are an amazing feature to include in a bathroom renovation – but they can also take up a lot of usable space. To overcome this obstacle, more homeowners are now choosing partially freestanding baths (which are installed flush with one wall and freestanding on the other 3 sides) or soaking tubs (which have increased depth but take up less space).
Engineered-stone benchtops (such as Caesarstone) have become very popular in the past few years. This is largely because engineered-stone is an extremely durable material with a beautiful finish and an affordable price point. This benchtop material is now available in a wide range of colours to suit almost any bathroom design.
Start Your Bathroom Renovation Journey in Brisbane
Embarking on a bathroom renovation can be both exciting and daunting. Whether you’re just starting to gather ideas or have been researching for months, the key to a successful renovation is expert guidance.
When you visit our Stones Corner showroom, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with our expert design consultants who have a wealth of experience in bathroom renovations. They’ll listen to your ideas, share insights, and even showcase photos of stunning bathrooms we’ve transformed in the past. Our team’s knowledge and established relationships with high-quality suppliers ensure that you’ll receive the best advice and project management as part of your renovation.
So, if you’re seeking a bathroom transformation in Brisbane, let’s turn your vision into reality together. Our welcoming 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. Come in, let’s chat, and embark on a journey to craft the bathroom of your dreams.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bathroom Renovations Brisbane
If you’re contemplating a bathroom renovation, you probably already have a lot of questions. To help you get started, we’ve put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about bathroom renovations:
How much will 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.
How long will a bathroom renovation take to complete?
The HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey (mentioned above) discovered that bathroom renovations usually get completed in 16 days. However, the same survey also showed that 1 in 4 renovations takes 26+ days to finish. In our experience, most bathroom renovation Brisbane North projects take between 2 and 8 weeks, depending on the size of the bathroom and the scope of work involved (e.g., are we just replacing a shower and some cabinetry, or are we gutting the interior and fully redesigning the layout?).
Is it a good idea to change the existing bathroom layout during a renovation?
The answer to this question will largely depend on how happy you are with your existing bathroom layout. If your current bathroom design is functional and makes good use of the space, then it may be worth leaving things as they are. However, if your bathroom is cramped, wastes valuable floorspace and prevents you from including desired features (such as a new bathtub), then it may very well be worth designing a new layout. Structural changes (such as moving walls or lowering the floor) will increase the time and cost involved in the project. This is also true of any changes to the plumbing and electrical connections, as qualified trades will need to complete more extensive work.
Are you insured?
Yes. All of our tradespeople are insured in any case of work-related injuries or emergencies. We look after our staff, and we make sure they are well-protected when they are working in your homes so you can take that worry off your list.
Can you paint me a picture of what my bathroom will look like after you work on it?
Of course! Whilst other bathroom renovators will simply show you a blueprint and explain in jargon-filled language what the process entails, we at Craftbuilt Kitchen will allow you to see an actual rendering of your bathroom renovation via our 3D design software: a technology made available to you before the actual building starts.
Do you have any examples of past projects that I can look at?
Certainly. You are welcome to visit us in our showroom where you can see our portfolio of bathroom reno before and after photos as well as motifs for bathroom design Brisbane homeowners are choosing for their homes. You will also be able to see the products and materials you plan to use before making a decision, and get a good picture on the cost of renovating bathrooms so you can budget and plan ahead.
How will you handle disruptions to my home during the renovation process?
Our project manager, Sharon, will discuss installation timeframes with you and get you acquainted with all our highly skilled tradies who will be working in your bathroom. The project manager will make sure every possible disruption and interruption will be addressed and brought to your attention, and she will liaise with our tradespeople and suppliers to relay your preferences and concerns and resolve any issues as best as we can whilst staying on schedule and budget.
How long have you been in business?
Having successfully manufactured countless beautiful kitchens and bathrooms since 1975, we certainly know how to impress. Our 45 years of experience and umpteen online reviews are proof of our professionalism and workmanship.
A Reputation for Excellence – Bathroom
Craftbuilt is very proud to have received 2 consecutive “Best Of Houzz” awards for Customer Service (in 2020 and 2021). Businesses are nominated for this award based on their verified customer reviews and their overall business rating on Houzz (an online platform with over 40 million members).
Craftbuilt Kitchens has also received numerous positive reviews from past clients, including the following comments:
Book an Appointment with us Today
Book an appointment with us today or head down to our new modern bathroom design studio at 15/76 Old Cleveland Road, Stones Corner to start your bathroom renovations process with us!