Planning to renovate your bathroom or ensuite yourself?
As you know this is not a project for beginners. Bathroom renovations are major works and involve a lot of time and some very hard work. But if you’ve come this far and you think you can do it then we are prepared to help you as much as we can with advice and tips from experts in this field.
Below you will find a series of steps which we highly recommend you follow in the order of which they appear. No shortcuts, no skipping. The motto here is to plan your work then work your plan.
Renovating A Bathroom Steps 1 to 10
The following 10 steps are perhaps the most crucial for renovating a bathroom. We suggest you follow them to the letter and above all never assume that something will simply fall into place even if it doesn’t work at the planning stage. The only tools you will need for the first ten steps below are; graph paper, tape measure, a computer, a phone, a notebook and access to the internet.
- Measure the exact dimensions of your bathroom
- Draw a scale plan of the bathroom and pencil in your design
- Decide on a colour plan or theme
- Create the plan on a CAD platform and print it out
- Source the new bathroom furniture, plumbing, taps, tiles, bath & showerscreen. Online bathroom showrooms are a great place to source and price these items.
- Keep an up-to-date exact ledger of each individual item, its cost and supplier
- Identify which trades you are going to hire (a plumber, waterproofer and electrician will almost certainly be a must) and ask them to quote on your plans
- Make provision for the time you will not have the use of the bathroom you are renovating
- Make provision to properly dispose of the old tiles, vanity, flooring etc
- Ensure that you have the available budget for the project
Once you have completed these ten steps to your satisfaction you are almost ready to “get your hands dirty”, but again we stress that the next stages of your DIY bathroom renovation require a lot of hard work and an ability to use a variety of tools and equipment in a safe and tradesman like manner. Above all remember that you are creating a construction zone within your home and that means Safety First!!!! For this we highly recommend that you enrol for a one day or online White Card construction safety course with a registered training organisation like https://www.edway.edu.au A course like this is a must and we highly recommend that you do one before undertaking your DIY bathroom renovation project.
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