Quality Budget Bathroom Makeover in Inner West Sydney (How To)

by May 30, 2017Makeovers & Renovations

The Inner Western suburbs of Sydney have some of the oldest architecture in town. Homes vary from small cottages to terrace houses and maisonettes reflecting the Victorian and Federation periods.

If you are a resident of this part of town, it’s likely that your bathroom needs a makeover. Often, it’s due to age corrosion or to erase the works of a determined DIY’er who had no clue about bathroom renovations.

But, a question might be bugging you. Can you achieve a good bathroom makeover in Sydney’s Inner West on a tight budget?

Of course you can!

NuDesign Bathroom Renovations can provide great ideas on how you can achieve a full remodel from the professionals while still working within your budget. Read on, to get insider tips on putting a lid on your Inner West bathroom makeover costs.

Inside of shower showing new tiles and silver shower headTip 1: Keep Layout Changes Minimal

It’s true, your bathroom needed a makeover yesterday. But, do you need to change everything in the room? The resounding “yes” to this question is blowing your expense out. Remember, you are on a tight budget and the more you’ll want to modify, the dearer it’ll be.

Here’s what you need to know. Any changes that involve moving existing electrical or plumbing or work that requires demolition, and rebuilding walls will cost you more. Such works involve specially trained and qualified tradesman which of course adds to the total cost.

To reduce the cost keep the layout as is and make purely cosmetic changes such as new vanity, shower, fittings, fixtures and new tiling.

Tip 2: Avoid DIY (It’ll Save You in the Long Run)

We have seen it time and time again. A “handyman” husband has taken it upon himself to transform the bathroom as his DIY project. After many months of tinkering here and there he has unfortunately done more damage than good and eventually has reached for the phone to call in the professionals. Or the disappointed wife calls us..

Either way, if you don’t have the experience or training in bathroom renovations taking on such a project can often be very time wasting. You can also end up spending more in the long run as the professionals have to undo the wrong steps you did. For instance not waterproofing a bathroom and then using it for months afterwards can have devastating effects on the homes surrounding floorboards and even foundations.

Tip 3: Choose A Professional Bathroom Renovator

Following on from Tip 2 leads us to finding the right partner to complete your bathroom renovation. Shop around but also don’t just go for the cheapest option. We know that you are on a budget here but for a complete bathroom renovation you should have at least $10,000 in your budget. If you choose a company that promises the world for less be very cautious. So called “professionals” will be happy to take your money and do a slightly better than DIY job only to leave you with problems in the not too distant future. By that time they have long disappeared and you are left doing the whole thing again, effectively doubling  or tripling your costs.

Make sure you meet with your shortlisted companies and ensure they can do what you require. If you have no designs to work off they will need to have a bathroom designer in their team too. This is exactly what NuDesign does. We take care of everything from bathroom design to complete renovation.

Tip 4: Choose Your Fittings, Fixtures & Bathware Wisely

You may be shocked to realise the price differences of different taps, fittings and fixtures in the bathroom. Sometimes something more attractive such as chrome tapware can be cheaper than a similar “white” product. Shop around to find bargains. You may even choose a second hand item such as a bath which has barely any signs of use for a fraction of the cost of new. If you are unsure about where to find these products consult with your bathroom renovator and their design team.

You can always avoid unnecessary headaches and expenses by getting the friendly opinion of a professional. For instance, ask the best type of paint to use for your washroom. Ask whether you’ll need an S or P trap toilet. And if replacing a bathtub, a professional is better suited to advise whether to go for a center waste or one end waste tub.

To conclude, plan your Inner West bathroom makeover carefully. The tips above will give your home a fresh new look and will save you money in the long run. Good luck.

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