Three things to think about starting your bathroom renovation

Taking on a full or even minor bathroom renovation needs to be a properly thought out process. If you enter into any home renovation without a concrete plan, you’re bound to have a difficult time.


A modern sink for a stylish new bathroom


At RTF Plumbing and Gasfitting we’ve completed plenty of bathroom renovations across the entire southeast Melbourne region, often in Narre Warren, Ferntree Gully, Berwick and Rowville. One thing we always work out with our clients beforehand is a complete renovation plan. So we thought we’d share a few tips about what you should think about before tackling a renovation yourself or before hiring us or any other plumber.



This is the most important part of any renovation and that’s why we’re talking about it first. Your budget, whether you’re completing the renovation yourself or hiring a plumber, will determine exactly what can and can’t be done. Plan out your renovation completely and make sure it all falls under budget, because there is nothing worse than a half finished renovation.

Consider these factors:

  • Fixture costs
  • Labour costs
  • Permit costs (if applicable)
  • Equipment rental
  • Paint and sealant costs
  • Tool costs

All of these costs need to be budgeted for before any work starts or you could find yourself in serious financial trouble.


A unified modern style made this small bathroom a stunning space



You don’t need to be a style guru to decide on what your bathroom should look like. Find examples in style magazines or just from the internet, that you love and show them to your plumber or to the suppliers of your fixtures/tiles. This is the best way to set a clear vision for what your bathroom will look like on completion and to get the right materials for the build.


One of our well designed bathrooms with plenty of room around the toilet


Size and Suitability

You really need to consider the space available in your bathroom before tackling the design of your new bathroom. You also need to consider the effects of moving sinks, baths or showers on your plumbing. If you’re not a qualified plumber, then you may need some help here, but we can tell you something for free, moving existing plumbing isn’t always simple.

Try and visualise how the space will work in as much detail as possible, because if you don’t, you’ll have doors that won’t open fully, no free space in the room, or even unusable or uncomfortable to use fixtures. This is where a professional plumber can really help. Whether you do most of the work yourself or hire someone, make sure you have an experienced plumber have input on your design.

If you need help with your bathroom renovation in Narre Warren North, Berwick, Rowville, Ferntree Gully, or any other South Eastern Suburb of Melbourne, then give RTF Plumbing and Gasfitting a call. We’re happy to answer any of your renovation questions and can provide you with experienced backed advice and service.