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13 Steps to the Perfect Bathroom Renovation

Out with the old, in with the new.

Is your bathroom starting to look a little dated or worn? A full bathroom renovation may be what’s needed to breathe new life into this frequently used room.

Depending on how deep you go, the process can take a while. But the finished product is well worth the hassle. Curious about what it will take? Here are the steps you’ll need to complete.

1. Plan Your New Bathroom

Figure out the layout, fixtures, style, and other elements you want for your new bathroom. Hiring a bathroom designer can be very helpful at this stage.

2. Hire a Renovator

The right renovator will make or break your bathroom renovation in Adelaide. Do your homework to find a reputable company to turn your vision into reality.

3. Tear Out the Old

The renovator will begin by tearing out all the old materials that are no longer needed. Some homeowners may help with this step to reduce costs.

4. Install the Plumbing

Next, the plumber gets to work replacing old pipes. They will also move or add new pipes as necessary to accommodate the new fixtures that will be installed.

5. Install the Electrical

After this, it is the electrician’s turn. They will inspect and replace old wiring and rough-in the required new wiring.

6. Plaster the Walls

Now, it’s time to close everything up and plaster the walls.

7. Waterproof the Walls and Floor

This is a bathroom and there is a lot of moisture present. This makes mould and wood rot major concerns. The room should be sealed and waterproofed to protect against this type of damage.

8. Lay Screed for Tiling

Tile is a common material for bathrooms since it is moisture-resistant and easy to clean. To prepare, a screed must be laid to level the floor and make sure water drains and doesn’t pool anywhere.

9. Lay Tiles

Next, the tiles will be installed. These are often used not only on the floor but also on at least part of the walls — especially in the shower area.

10. Install Cabinetry and Storage Space

Every bathroom needs a bit of storage space. To save money, you may choose to refinish the cabinets that were already in the bathroom. If they were starting to rot already, new cabinets will be better. Make sure they are water-resistant at the very least.

11. Install Plumbing Fixtures

With the floor, walls, and cabinetry in place, the plumber can get back to work installing the plumbing fixtures such as the tub/shower, sink, toilet, etc.

12. Install Electrical Fixtures

What’s a bathroom without light? The electrician will now come in to finish up with the electrical. This includes lighting, heated towel rails, and any other electrical features.

13. Silicone the Joints

Before declaring the job complete, the renovator will go over the entire bathroom with a silicone gun to seal up any cracks that could lend themselves to a moisture problem.

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