When they are considering bathroom renovations, Melbourne residents could be forgiven for being confused. There are a bewildering number of choices available to suit virtually any budget and there is an enormous amount of advice available of varying degrees of quality. It can be useful to have some essential good ideas to follow and some bad ones to avoid before embarking on your renovation.
The 3 Good Ideas:
1. Expect the Unexpected
When you make the budget for your bathroom remodeling project, you should always budget for the unexpected. The last thing you want is for your project to grind to a halt because of an oversight or an unexpected cost. A good rule of thumb is to take your expected budget and have an additional 15% to cover the unexpected. If you come in exactly on budget, you can invest in an upgrade or just celebrate and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
2. Invest in a Good Shower
People love the idea of a luxury bath; it is a good investment to make, but don’t forget the shower. Practically speaking, a good shower will see more use and potential buyers will see the benefits. For the truly decadent, larger shower cubicles with his and her showerheads and fitted steam generators are the ultimate in showering.
3. Provide Adequate Ventilation
Excessive moisture can breed mold and mildew that can take a real toll on your finishes. The best defence against this is to fit a ducted ventilation system to remove the steam. It may be possible to fit a humidity sensor that will turn off and on automatically depending upon the amount of moisture in the air.
The 3 Bad Ideas:
1. Rushing the Project
The temptation is to finish your bathroom quickly so that you can start using it. Unless you are a skilled professional, it is unlikely that you will be able to work as fast as you would like. Speeding through the design and installation process could lead to cost overruns as elements of the job may have to be repeated and corrected.
2. Cutting Corners on Materials
Skimping by using cheap materials is a sure way to get a substandard bathroom. It is possible to make savings, but be careful as products such as end of line tiles can have inconsistencies. Cheaper fittings can also be damaged by water vapour, so a decent cheaper option is chrome as it is more affordable and resilient.
3. Not Checking Materials in Person
This follows on from the last bad idea. Materials that are sourced online or from a catalogue could look very different in person. Always endeavour to make choices based on an actual sample that you can examine personally. Materials sourced from a reputable bathroom design center may cost a little more, but you will know what you’re getting.
If they are considering bathroom renovations, Melbourne residents should contact us here are Matrix Bathrooms. We have 40 years of experience in designing and installing quality bathrooms. All of our work is carried out by skilled professionals, and we are committed to delivering bathroom renovations that our customers will love. We would be delighted to bring your renovation vision to life. If you have any further questions, our sales team is standing by to discuss your specific requirements in detail.