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Budgeting For A Bathroom Renovation – Points to Consider



Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, which means it likely needs a renovation before the rest of your home. Luckily, a high-quality bathroom renovation provides an excellent return on investment. The cost of bathroom renovations vary greatly based on several factors. If you want a high-end luxury bathroom, you will pay more than someone looking for a budget upgrade. Additionally, the larger the space, the more materials are required. This will also increase your costs. The key to a successful bathroom renovation is a good budget. 

If there are certain components you want more than others, you need to be prepared to cut costs on those other items. It’s the most efficient way to balance your budget and still get the bathroom of your dreams. But, what do you need to build into your bathroom renovation budget? Whether you’re planning a renovation for your home or commercial bathrooms, use the advice below. 


You can’t install a new bathroom until you remove the old one and, that takes time and labour. It also costs to remove the old units and waste. Make sure you discuss this stage of renovating bathrooms with your contractor. And, if you’re planning to do it yourself, look into the cost of hiring a skip and the cost of the necessary tools to do the job safely. Additionally, asbestos might be present, and if it is, it requires a specialist to test and remove it. 

Plumbing & Electrical 

A licensed plumber is the only one who can handle plumbing, whether it’s removal or installation. Australian law strictly defines what can, and cannot be done by DIYers when it comes to plumbing. You can’t DIY a bathroom renovation. And, if you attempt to do it yourself it could void the warranty on your new fixtures and fittings, put your insurance at risk, and result in heavy fines. Electrical work should always be undertaken by a professional. Especially where water and moisture are prevalent. Besides, it’s the law.

Carpentry, Plastering & Waterproofing 

You will need a builder or engineer if you have plans to move walls. It may require structural work, and structural work requires permits. A bathroom requires moisture resistant plaster when being prepared for renovation. Likewise, waterproofing is a legal requirement and an important step to keep your bathroom safe. It sounds easy, but it is best left to the professionals. 

Tiling or Wet-wall 

If you plan to tile, you need to factor in the cost of the tiles themselves and the labour required to install those tiles. A professional will ensure your tiles comply with waterproofing regulations and also do the job properly to ensure a strong aesthetic finish. Wet-wall is an easier installation job, but it should still be carried out by a professional. It is also a more affordable wet area solution versus tiles. Though, wet-wall panels are available in a wide variety of price points. 

Fixtures, Fittings & Furniture 

Showers, baths, and sinks require professional installation. They will likely be the largest portion of your budget as well. If you want a rain shower and a handheld unit, you can choose from a variety of options. However, you can save money on the bath if it’s less important. Or, you can opt for wet-wall panels to invest more in your shower. 

Don’t forget to factor in the cost of shelving, lighting, cabinetry, and vanities. How much storage do you need? Do you prefer mobile storage options? If you’re thinking about selling your home in the next five years, you should consider how other people will look at your bathroom in Sydney. If you’re planning a bathroom renovation in Sydney, be sure to have a contingency budget in case the work uncovers deeper issues. 

How Crystal Bathrooms Can Help 

If there is a bathroom renovation in your future, you need a reputable and reliable team to handle it. Crystal Bathrooms can serve you from conception to inception and culmination. You don’t need to call a plumber, electrician or carpenter. Our team does it all. We will be with you every step of the way. If you have a commercial bathroom remodel in mind, or you’re looking to upgrade your home bathroom, contact us for a free quote.

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