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Planning Your Bathroom Renovation

Updated: November 7, 2023

Most people cringe at the thought of having to remodel a bathroom, and it tends to be the last room you think of doing. It can be very overwhelming but if you break the remodelling process down into a few simple steps it will not seem as daunting as you first thought. 

Our experienced bathroom renovation team have put together the basic steps to help get your bathroom reno project started.

Bathroom Renovation Project

Step 1 - Start your plan

It sounds like a strange suggestion, to plan your plan, but you need to have a good idea of what you want to happen and when it needs to be done. Any deadlines or steps missed during the planning stage can delay your renovation or add unexpected expenses.

Start by writing down some notes on what you’re wanting your bathroom to include, how you want it to look, and what you think you may need to do. Don’t leave anything out no matter how small or impossible it may seem. 

If you want to have a bath and a shower, or you’re interested in saving space with a shower/bath combo, add both these ideas to your notes. You may want to have a heated towel rack but you also like the look of traditional hooks along the wall. These notes will help ensure you consider all potential features and inclusions once the actual design is put together. 

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After the first bathroom design brainstorming is done it is time to start researching. Great design resources can be found online, in home design magazines, on lifestyle TV shows, and even take inspiration from the bathrooms in friends' and families' homes. They may have an idea that you haven’t even considered.

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Step 2 - Creating a realistic budget

Once you have a clear idea of your new bathroom design it’s important to establish a realistic budget before the renovation gets started. This ensures that what you’re dreaming of and what is financially possible are in sync. You don’t want to be running out of money halfway through the renovation.

Don’t forget to allocate funds out of your budget for each area of your bathroom including any new appliances and fixtures, demolition, electrical, plumbing, tiling, and cosmetics such as painting the walls. It’s really important to leave an allowance in your budget for unexpected costs, just in case.

Start by getting several estimates for each of your ideas. Have a chat with builders and get their suggestions to ensure you get value for your hard-earned money. Once all the ideas are in writing and have actual real-life figures attached to them you can decide which way you would like to go. Knowing the cost of your ideas makes it easier to prioritise or eliminate them.

White and timber bathroom

Step 3 - Creating the floor plan

Once you have a clear budget and your design ideas, now comes the fun part - creating the floor plan. 

Measure your bathroom, including all areas that will have fixtures such as the toilet, sink or bathtub. This will help you create the optimal floor plan before beginning your remodelling. 

Once you have everything on paper, take your draft bathroom plan to your builder. When you have a plan in front of you, it is much more difficult to deviate from it, helping you to stay on your budget as much as possible.

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Make sure you have a professional, reliable builder you can trust who is there with you every step of your renovation making sure everything goes according to plan and stays within budget.

Symcorp handles every aspect of your bathroom renovation, from plumbing and electrical to construction and paint to ensure a top-quality result every time. Call 07 5594 1768 today.