How to extend the life of your bathroom

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Did you know that your bathroom has an average lifespan of only 18 years? If you did and you’re about to embark on a bathroom renovation, then it would be savvy of you to look for ways to extend the lifespan of your bathroom in the renovation process.

But, before we look what measures you can take during the renovation and throughout the lifespan of your bathroom, let’s first take a look at some statistics.

If Houzz’s latest survey is anything to go by, Australians are spending anything between $10,000 and $13,000 for their master bathroom renovation alone. And, if we go by the average lifespan of 18 years, this means your bathroom will cost you $722 per year, or $1.97 for every day of its existence. While this may be a small price to pay for bathroom luxuries, it’s always nicer to get more life out of anything you have to pay for, bathrooms included.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre has always been in the business of offering quality products for less. And, as the head of purchasing, I have helped several customers pay less and get more life out of their bathroom products by shopping with us. Today, I’ll do the same for you. So, continue reading this post as I list some handy tips that’ll help you extend the life of your bathroom.

1. Choose durable flooring

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Bathrooms are always full of moisture and steam and your flooring must be durable enough to withstand it. Vinyl, laminates, tiles and hardwood are good options for bathroom flooring. If your current flooring is not any of these materials, then you should consider redoing it in your bathroom renovation.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre offers an entire range of tiles that are perfect for use in bathrooms. Our tiles are highly durable, crack and scratch resistant and are built to withstand the test of time.

2. Check your grout

Grout doesn’t age well – period. And, discoloured and worn out grout also tends to crack easily. Over time, this leads to water seeping in between tiles which leads to the tiles eventually cracking. To get around this, you should purchase quality grout for your bathroom renovation or simply re-grout your existing tiles.

Re-grouting tiles is fairly straightforward. All you need to do is to get hold of quality grout from our store and start grouting! You’ll easily extend the life of your flooring by at least 5 years by doing so.

3. Check thoroughly for leaks

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Many homeowners go about a bathroom renovation without checking thoroughly for leaks. Don’t make this mistake. Even if you miss a single leak, you’ll end up with mould and cracks forming in no time at all.

Before you start with your renovation, make sure to inspect your bathroom thoroughly to check for any leaks. In case you find areas with potential problems, don’t hesitate to call for professional help, it will certainly save you a lot of money and extend the lifespan of your bathroom to get on top of any leaks as soon as possible.

4. Replace your bath or vanity unit

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As I’ve pointed out, bathroom renovations can get really expensive, so rather than having to undergo a full renovation, consider only upgrading your bath and vanity unit. By replacing a single unit, you can give your bathroom a fresh makeover without having for fork out $10,000+ on a full renovation. And, of course, a new bath or a new vanity means that you’ll get another 10 or more years out of your bathroom.

For vanities and baths that offer the great value for money, look no further than our store. Whatever style of bath or vanity you’re looking for, you’ll find it at our store. We also offer an entire range of accessories and related products which you can consider for your bathroom renovation.


If you’re planning an upcoming bathroom renovation, you should try to extend your bathroom’s life while you’re at it. To do so, choose durable flooring for your bathroom, use quality grout or re-grout your existing tiles, check thoroughly for leaks and consider only replacing your bath or vanity unit. These simple tips will easily extend the life of your bathroom by a few years at least.

And, for all your bathroom renovation products, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. You’ll find everything that you need at our store under a single roof.

So, check out our online store or drop by our showroom in Guildford today!

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