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Bathrooms Trends, Reno Tips, Costs And Signs You’re Due For A New One

27 July

Any kind of bathroom renovation can either make or break your dream home! So, why not let a team of qualified plumbers handle it? Based on The Plumbing Store’s guide, bathroom renovation requires careful planning based on the people who will use the toilet, room size, and of course, the budget.

You may not want to admit it, but the bathroom is where you spend most of your time. At least, early in the morning! But jokes aside, other than serving its sole purpose, a well-designed bathroom can double up as your stress-free zone. Imagine a bubble bath with fragrant candles and light music. If that doesn’t sound like bliss, we don’t know what will!

Now, finding plumbing services in Australia is no big deal, but picking a team of trusted and licensed professionals on a budget is. Don’t worry because Gold Coast Plumbing is here at your service.

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Whether you want a modern, compact bathroom or a functional laundry-bathroom combo, we’ve got you covered. With different types of bathroom renovation services, we will help you achieve your dream bathroom and, ultimately, your dream home!

Let’s take a look at what we’ve got to offer:

1. Small Bathroom Renovations

Nowadays, space is a luxury, so most Australian bathrooms need to be compact. But lack of space doesn’t mean you must compromise on style! With floating shelves and cupboard designs, we’ve got various space-saving options that will give the illusion of a bigger bathroom.

2. Laundry-Bathroom Renovations

One of the most common and practical bathroom designs, such a combo must be well-designed to maintain the essence of both the functions without missing out on either. For instance, creating an enclosed space for the washing machine offers a more streamlined look. Plus, by keeping the laundry tools out of sight and out of mind, you will never compromise on a relaxing shower.

3. Guest Bathroom Renovations

A guest bathroom should never fall short of space, and we will ensure that. With a range of stylish and sturdy shelves and cupboard options, your guests will feel at home, away from home. With ample space and natural light, don’t blame us if your guests refuse to leave!

4. Commercial Bathroom Renovations

In the case of commercial settings, the bathroom must be spacious and low maintenance. Since commercial bathrooms have a higher number of users over short intervals, the durability of fixtures is a must. With more than five years of experience, we know what your bathroom needs, whether it is for a mall, office, hotel, or factory.

5. Master Bathroom Renovations

Want your bath to double up as your personal spa centre? With custom bathtub designs, larger-than-life storage spaces, and immaculate colour combos to choose from, we’ll ensure your master bathroom is built to pamper your senses. Choose from statement walls to Venetian-style mirrors; our designs and ideas will leave you spoilt for choice!

6. Three-Quarter Bathroom Renovations

Suitable for accompanying guest rooms, a three-quarter bathroom offers extra storage for undone laundry, toiletries, and more. While most people think of basic designs and fixtures in this type of bathroom, our plumbers and designers beg to differ!

With vintage-style high faucets to a rustic shower in a barrel (yes, you read that right), our creativity knows no bounds.

7. Powder Room or Half-Bath Renovations

Perfect for guests, a powder room usually consists of a sink, mirror, vanity, and toilet. Although not a necessity, large families can benefit from the additional storage space and facilities a half-bathroom offers. Plus, adding this small space can significantly boost the resale value of your property.

8. Ensuite Bathroom Renovations

En suite bathrooms are also relatively small, so getting an expert to make the best out of the space will help in enhancing the style and functionality of your bathroom. Similar to small bathroom renovations, our plumbers and designers aim to use minimal designs and space-saving fixtures. Think compact shower stalls, wall-mounted toilets, sliding doors, and custom shelves to fit in the unnoticed nooks and corners of your bathroom.

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Renovations that are done well add value to our homes in the longer term and overall better quality of home life.

Your bathroom is one of the best rooms to decide to renovate. It’s small enough that it won’t break the bank and it’s one of those rooms that let’s face it, we all spend time in, so why not spruce things up a little! Here are 8 signs your bathroom is ready for an update:

  1. The Plumbing is Old
  2. Mould Has Made its Mark
  3. The Layout is Non-functional
  4. Not Enough Storage Space
  5. You’ve Outgrown The Space
  6. The Addition of Safety Features
  7. You’re Tired of Looking at the Same Old Tapware and Fixtures
  8. It’s An Outdated Look

15 Tips For Bathroom Reno Success

We all want our household renovations to be raging success. So, we’ve identified a few handy dandy tips to help you make it so.

When it’s time to go down the bathroom renovation path, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Plan a bathroom layout and stick to it – get a scale layout planned and decided before you start
  • Appoint reliable and professional plumbing and electrical support early so they can help provide advice and guidance.
  • Salvage any usable components and source the rest
  • Choose your main components
  • Mixing and comparing prices between suppliers may save you some budget
  • While you’re at it, waterproof the space to limit the risk of a leak
  • Think about including the latest in smart and high tech features
  • Remember that mirrors can add some bigger ‘feels’ in small spaces
  • Never skimp on your tapware and fixtures. Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.
  • This is the time to vent! Fans and heat lamps and windows that open will help disperse both the steam and the odours!
  • Try and stay away from the wall-mounted fittings as they can require specialist fittings and drive up the cost.
  • Lighting is important but don’t go overboard, as this can also drive up the budget.
  • Find a statement piece to help make your bathroom make a statement.
  • Don’t forget, STORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGE! It keeps the small spaces neat and tidy.
  • Ensure that materials are bathroom-friendly – i.e. that can withstand the moisture, steam and temperature spikes that are all part of the loo experience.What Factors Influence The Cost Of A Master Bathroom Remodel?

Costs For A Bathroom Reno

How much does a bathroom reno actually cost? It’s a bit like asking, ‘How long is a piece of string?’ Our short answer is, it depends.

A ‘ bathroom could cost upwards of about $25K’. Renovation of a relatively small bathroom can come in around $5K, while a major renovation of a larger.

Generally speaking:

  • A budget reno costs between $5,000 and $15,000
  • A standard reno between $15,000 and $25,000
  • A premium or luxury renovation costs $25,000 and up.

But wait, f your want to keep your budget at the lower end, here are a few tips

Here are a few ideas for what you can do to keep your bathroom renovations under $10,000:

  • Spruce up your walls – add some paint, resurface existing tiles and some new ones, add a feature, install some PVC panels or paint them a different colour.
  • Change up a fixture or two – or all of them! Switch up your tapware, your tub, your shower, or your vanity
  • Replace or add mirrors and lights for a different look and feel
  • Tap into the expansive power of natural light/ Bring more of it into your bathroom by installing a skylight or window.

Ideas for bathroom renovations under $5,000:

  • To brighten things up, get your existing tiles cleaned and regrouted – the right colour grout can transform a space.
  • Consider having your tub and basin resurfaced
  • Paint your walls.
  • Paint or refinish your vanity and swap out the handles to finish off the look.
  • Modernise your light fittings and tapware.
  • Replace your shower enclosure with a more modern shower enclosure.
  • Replace your shower head

Your Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom and kitchen renovations add value to our homes and can provide added efficiency. They spruce up two of the rooms we use most often, so why wouldn’t you start there and make life at home a little nicer just for your own enjoyment?

If you are embarking on your own bathroom makeover, remember that we have a huge catalogue wide range of bathroom fixtures and tapware as well as the professional expertise to install them.

So, if we can be of any help, call us on 1300 390 361

Happy renovating!