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5 Common Bathroom Renovation Mistakes & How To Avoid Them



Upgrading your bathroom is one of the most exciting decisions you can make as a homeowner. There is no better feeling than standing back and gazing over all of the new fixtures and fittings.

At Crystal Bathrooms we love to see the smile on our customers’ faces when they see their new bathroom for the first time. Although, over the years we have heard some horror stories about people attempting their own bathroom renovation.

In this post, we cover the top 5 common mistakes that DIY bathroom renovation lovers make and the difference of hiring a professional company.

1. Planning is key

This is something we hear about way too often. Going into a bathroom renovation without any planning is a disaster waiting to happen. Preparation is key and without that you are risking a whole lot of drama and financial expense further down the line.

At Crystal Bathrooms we plan everything for you, we are the experts in bathroom renovations after all. Our team are well versed in all aspects of bathroom design and planning and know exactly what to do before any work starts on a new bathroom. With the added option of working with Cedar and Suede, we’re able to plan extraordinary designs and ensure the renovation process is completely smoothly and without fuss.

2. You Want To Save Money

We understand that you want to save money and that DIY seems to be the best answer. Unfortunately, we have seen the result of a combination of enthusiasm and lack of skill one too many times!

There is a reason why tradesmen have to spend multiple years learning and perfecting their trade. Only fully qualified tradies should be touching your bathroom so before you get to carried away, put the tiles down and give Crystal Bathrooms a call.

Our team are fully qualified experts who ensure your bathroom renovation is done thoroughly and to the highest standards. Risking a DIY job can work out to cost you more money if you need to repair or replace anything after the renovation is completed.

3. Quality is Key

Another way DIY renovators tend to try and save is by choosing lower quality products. While this may work in other parts of the house, it doesn’t work in the bathroom. Your bathroom is the most used rooms in your house and generally, you will want your renovation to last roughly 10 years. Using lower quality fittings and fixtures that wear out will be of no use to your new bathroom.

At Crystal Bathrooms we ensure we only use the best quality products available. This will increase the life of your bathroom and keep it looking great for years to come.

4. Have a Clear Vision

This point comes back to planning and preparation. If you think you can chop and change ideas during your bathroom renovation think again! Changing things on the fly will result in mistakes and a budget blowout. Making mistakes or changing your mind during a renovation can cause you more heartache than you need. Many DIY renovators don’t have a clear vision of what they want when they go into a renovation.

At Crystal Bathrooms we have advanced technology to provide you with a 3D walkthrough! 3D renditions provide a complete view of what your bathroom will look like once your renovation is complete. We also appoint a foreman to your renovation. This means there is always an expert on hand to talk through any issues or concerns that you may have. What could be better!

5. Less is More

For some reason, it seems that DIY bathroom renovators what to try and fit in as much as possible. While this may seem like a good idea at the time it may come back to bite you. The main point of upgrading a bathroom is to add value to your home and if you are looking at selling your house you need to do what is going to get you the best return. When renovating a bathroom we think that less is more. If you have a small bathroom there is no point trying to fit a massive bath in, work with what you’ve got.

Our team of experts can provide you with a stunning bathroom that you can style any way you like. We are also masters in storage!

The Crystal Bathrooms team can help you maximise storage with innovative solutions while still allowing you room to fit those statement pieces you are dying to include!

If you are considering renovating your bathroom, contact Crystal Bathrooms today! We have all the skill and knowledge needed to turn your bathroom into a room you won’t want to leave. Our designers and tradies will ensure your job is done right and as cost effective as possible!

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