Bathroom renovations add real value to any Gold Coast and Tweed Coast property and also improve the functionality of your home.
However, before you begin to explore bathroom ideas, you need to be aware that this is a serious project and requires some serious thought.
Here are five important tips to consider before you make a start:
Why Do You Want To Do Bathroom Renovations?
There are many reasons why you may be considering bathroom renovations, and each of these will affect the choices you make.
You could have different bathroom ideas compared to someone looking to cope with an expanding family.
So, it’s important that you take a little time to consider your reasons for renovating your bathroom.
You may find that it is actually a dislike of some of the aesthetics that could be easily corrected with new bathroom accessories. Rather than a complete renovation.
Is Your Budget Ready For Bathroom Renovations?
The most important aspect of any renovation project is your budget.
You’ll find bathroom ideas to suit most budgets, but if you go into the project with no concept of how much you want to spend, the cost is likely to spiral out of control.
Be realistic about how much you’re prepared to spend and if it’s affordable. This will help you to plan out the renovation.
You should also be prepared to make compromises to ensure that you stick to your budget.
You will need to not only include the cost of your bathroom but also flooring, lighting, paint and new bathroom accessories in the total project cost.
Have You Decided On The Layout?
While you may think that you would like to soak in the tub under the window, moving fixtures to accommodate this request will be a costly expense.
Many people overlook the pipe placement and additional plumbing charges involved in changing the layout of a bathroom.
So, you should be aware that if you do want to move any fixtures, it will not only increase the costs but also the time required for completion of the project.
Unless there are accessibility issues, it’s a good idea to keep the basic layout of your existing bathroom the same during your renovation.
If space is an issue:
Consider using smaller fixtures rather than trying to move them around. You can create a great deal of space simply by swapping a standard sink for a smaller unit or installing a shower stall to replace a bathtub.
Have You Considered The Aesthetic Appeal?
You do need to assess the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom to determine what does and does not need to be replaced.
If you have neutral coloured bathroom fixtures which are in good condition, you may only need to update the surrounding decor.
However, if the fixtures and tiles are incredibly outdated, the bathroom is likely to have zero aesthetic appeal and that will affect the value of the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast property.
It’s a good idea to spend some time making a list of what you do and do not like about your bathroom.
This will help to guide your renovation and determine what needs to be improved or replaced.
Bathroom Renovations Do Impact Gold Coast Property Values
Even if you’re not planning on selling your Gold Coast or Tweed Coast home just yet, you should be conscious of property values in your area.
If it’s likely that you will be selling in the next five years, it should have an impact on the choices you make for your renovation.
While you may like the idea of a round soaking tub, this may discourage potential buyers who would prefer a traditional tub and shower.
You could also impact the value of your property by choosing outlandish or unconventional colours for your fixtures.
Although bright red fixtures may be trendy:
They will quickly date your property and compromise the value. It’s a good idea to consider what impact any changes will have on your property value before you make them.
If you must have a funky red bathroom:
Why not opt for neutral fixtures and paint the walls red. This will allow you to easily repaint at a later date, rather than face the expense of another remodel.
Considering bathroom renovations can be overwhelming.
Fortunately, experienced and reputable Gold Coast home builders can assist you to assess bathroom designs and determine which is best suited to your home and budget.
If you’d like to talk to a unique Gold Coast and Tweed Coast builder who receives great revues for his bathroom ideas,
Give me a call on:
0466 874 175
And I’ll be happy to set up a time to discuss what bathroom renovations you’re after and how to make it happen.
I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
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