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Bathroom Renovation Guide

Budget planner - things to account for

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Removal of rubbish comes at a charge, with additional expenses for things like trailers and skips. If asbestos is present you will need to have this professionally tested and removed.

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All plumbing removal, fitting and installation should be carried out by a licensed plumber. DIY plumbing jobs can void the product warranty and put your property at risk.

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It’s important this is always left to the professionals.

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If you plan on moving walls, it is important to have a registered builder or engineer inspect and determine if any structural works are required. These alterations will require you to obtain a building permit before commencing your project.

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Moisture resistant plaster should be used when preparing a bathroom.

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Essential to the longevity of a bathroom renovation. This should always be carried out by a certified professional.

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Tiles are a key feature of your bathroom, particularly in the wet areas. A professional tiler will ensure a straight lay that complies with all waterproofing requirements.

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Bathroom Fittings

Products and bathroom furniture will naturally form a significant portion of your overall project budget. Some products require professional installation, consult with your builder or plumber to understand your project needs.

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Furniture like cabinetry, vanities and shelving will house all of your everyday bathroom essentials. Consider how many cosmetic and personal hygiene products you have to ensure you've allowed for enough storage. Consider mobile storage devices if space is at a premium.


Get budget savvy

Here’s GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens' take on how to create a realistic bathroom budget.