Bathroom Renovation – Thoughts for First Timers

Your bathroom is the best reflection of your personality. Nowadays most home owners would prefer to design their own bathroom. Bathroom renovation is not an easy task and requires time and commitment in order to succeed. For someone who loves to do detailed work it can provide you the challenges you need and that sense of satisfaction of competition the job. DIY bathroom renovation is ideal for people who love to learn new things and has the patience and will to do finish a task.

Let me explain how DIY bathroom renovation works. First you need to consider certain factors like the size of your bathroom, the needs of your family, how many are using the bathroom, planning and design, the time it will take to finish the job, the cost and any planning and safety. Here are some more details about this exciting process.

Initial planning

First determine what type of work you are going to do undertake. Decide whether you are going to renovate the entire area or you just want to do a minor make over. Also consider if you have kids that will share the bathroom, you might want to add features that are suited for youngsters.

Proceed with planning the color, check if you need to replace the tiles and fillings. You can use computer software to help you with the overall design or ask someone who’s got at it to make one for you. Do not complete electrical or plumbing work without expert advice, they will help you in the development of your overall blue print plan for the renovation.

Duration of the Renovation

It actually depends on the amount of work involve. Usually it takes 1 to 2 weeks to get the job done. For major projects it could take you up to a month.


If you are doing a minor bathroom renovation, consider asking the local authorities if you need to secure papers. You may need a council permit for major construction.

The Cost

For minor bathroom renovation it usually cost around $10,000 or less if you are going to hire a company. For medium to major renovation it plays around $15,000 to $20,000. Of course these figures will go down if you do it on your own.

Although to a beginner’s perspective, bathroom renovation can be done. But it actually requires experience, skills and on top of that motivation. It can provide you that sense of self-achievement every time you visit your bathroom. For those of you who wish to hire professionals, make sure that they have all the qualifications that you need before making a deal with them and talk to their previous customers. Checking references of your general contractor is very important and time well spent.