A DIY guide to planning a bathroom renovation

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A bathroom is one of the most used areas of a home. Every member of the family spends considerable amount of time in the bathroom every single day. Therefore, it’s important for your bathroom to be highly functional and practical.

However, what if your current bathroom isn’t serving the purpose it is supposed to, what do you do then? The answer is a bathroom renovation! You can either call in the experts or attempt a DIY bathroom renovation.

Contrary to popular belief, a DIY bathroom renovation can be fairly easy to manage – provided you know what to do. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I am somewhat of an expert in this domain.

To help you with the task, I have compiled a brief DIY bathroom renovation guide. Hopefully, this will arm you with enough knowledge to complete your bathroom renovation smoothly. You can thank me by sourcing all materials and products for your renovation from us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

1. Measure your space

Before you embark on your DIY bathroom renovation, you must first measure your current bathroom space. You’ll need to measure the whole room, including windows, doors and walls before you think of installing anything new. Something to keep in mind when measuring is that your new fixtures and fittings will need to be completely accessible.

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you can never have enough storage in a bathroom. As such, when you’re measuring your space, make sure to factor in your storage requirements. You’ll probably be adding a bathroom vanity amongst other storage solutions.

2. Determine your budget

Once you’ve measured your space, you’re ready to start selecting fixtures and fittings. However, fixtures and fittings are available in a great range of choices. In order to keep things simple, work out a budget first and then start looking at fixtures and fittings within your budget.

If you don’t have sufficient funds to complete the entire bathroom renovation in one go, then I advise you to wait it out until you do. A bathroom renovation is a massive project and you must not take a half-baked attempt at it. Doing so will lead to a bigger mess than you started with. It is far wiser to attempt a renovation when you have sufficient funds to complete the entire project.

3. Make a list of what you need

Once you’ve worked out a budget, you can go ahead and make a list of what you need. Take a look at your current bathroom and figure out what you like and dislike about it. This will give you an idea of what new features, fittings or fixtures you may want.

For all your bathroom renovation needs, rest assure you will find everything all under the one roof at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We have a huge showroom in Guildford which is chock-a-block of quality stock. Whether you’re looking for tiles, tapware, vanities, toilet suites, baths, shower screens, basins or cabinets, we’ve got it all! The best part is that our products are of the highest grade of quality, yet incredibly affordable!

4. Consider your plumbing and electrical fixtures

When adding new fittings and fixtures to your bathroom, I advise you not to play around with the current placement of your plumbing and electrical outlets. Changing plumbing and electrical outlets is a massive task that should only be handled by experts. This is not something even an experienced DIY’er should attempt in a bathroom renovation project.

However, you will still need to consider if your old outlets will work with your new fixtures. As such, you should first do a thorough inspection of your plumbing and electrical fixtures before adding anything. The less you fiddle around with these, the easier your renovation project will be.

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A DIY bathroom renovation can be a simple task, provided that you know how to go about it. First of all, you’ll need to measure your space and draw up a budget. After this, you’ll need to make a list of what you need in your bathroom. Remember never to fiddle around with plumbing and electrical fixtures, else your project will become massive and cost much more to complete.

Once you’re done planning, you can go out and purchase your materials and products for your bathroom renovation. For the best quality materials and bathroom products, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Simply give us a call at (08) 9378 2233 or drop by our showroom in Guildford for personalised service.

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