Bathroom Renovations On A Budget

If you don’t need a full bathroom renovations however, and just want to refresh and revitalise your bathroom, here are some simple ways to upgrade.

The average cost of bathroom renovations are between $15k-$20K. This price varies depending on the size, the location (if it’s upstairs or downstairs), and the quality of fixtures and fittings you choose.

A full bathroom renovations include the proper removal of all existing fixtures and fittings, pre-preparation which includes waterproofing for new plumbing and tiling, and finally the installation of your new fixtures and tiles. A large portion of the overall budget goes into the work done behind the scenes such as plumbing and preparation. This is essential work to ensure the job is completed to industry standards so that your bathroom is waterproof and drains water directly away from the home, and that all moving parts function properly.

What can you renovate for a budget of up to $5K?

  • Replace the shower screen
  • New vanity and fixtures and fittings
  • New toilet – why not add a new toilet as well. There are various types of toilets. Wall hung (the cistern is concealed in the wall), back to wall (flush with the wall), or close coupled (free-standing). The most cost effective is the close coupled toilet followed by a back to wall. Hung toilets need plumbing and building work with new walls which will increase the price significantly.
  • Feature lighting over the vanity

What’s not included in a bathroom renovation under $5K?

Most plumbing – as soon as you start changing plumbing, it becomes a more significant renovation rather than a cosmetic renovation.
Tiling – tiling is a specialist job that needs waterproof and screeding and professional laying for good long term results.

What about painting tiles?

In our opinion this is a short term solution and doesn’t last as the paint peels. We don’t offer this as a service, but it’s a fairly simple DIY job. We wouldn’t recommend painting floor tiles as they will peel fairly quickly due to foot traffic. We’d suggest only painting the wall tiles if you’re happy to repaint them again in the medium term.

Looking for help with Budget Bathroom Renovations?

Phone Rob from A2Z Tiling Solutions on 0431 266 640 for an onsite quote. Australian owned company servicing South East Queensland and Brisbane.

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