Key Things to Know When Renovating a Bathroom

Whether you’ve got a simple powder room or a master ensuite, efficient service ought to be in the core of your bathroom. Keep reading to find out tricks for getting storage, improving drainage, lighting and much more, to make sure your renovated bathroom stands the test of time.


Residential pipes generally use 40-millimetre pipes for drains. You would be amazed just how much gunk and hair move down the drain. The bigger the drain, the less probable that it will clog. If by chance you do have to deal with a clogged pipe, consider pipe relining as a solution for your issue. The price difference to update to a 50-millimetre drain is almost negligible, and unless your framing does not allow for this, you need to think about raising the drain within your bathtub to 50 millimetres. Before going ahead with changes, consider consulting a blocked drain plumber on which designs may be best suited for your renovation.

Furthermore, if you reside in a region where temperatures fall below freezing throughout the winter, it is crucial that your water distribution lines do not get routed via an outside wall.


Contemplate recessed lighting fixtures across the ceiling to brighten up space. Include 1 or 2 within your shower with the suitable shower trim. Install a dimmer switch so that you can change the scene of your toilet. You will want to look at how you’re going to use the mirror in your toilet and if you need aesthetic or practical lighting. Whether you’re going to be putting makeup on or shaving, then glowing light fixtures correctly placed go a very long way to assist you to see what you are doing.

Medicine cabinets

Have you got the room to recess your medicine cabinet? Often times this is a superb method to save a couple of centimetres of distance on a shallow dressing table, and also the further framing typically is not likely to break your budget. If that is not feasible, make certain you have sufficient room in your dressing table to have your medication cupboard protrude by 10 to 12 centimetres.

Wall-hung bathrooms

These fittings have grown in popularity recently and for good reason. They no more violate the bank, and in addition, they conserve space because the tank is concealed beneath the wall. However, there’s a huge consideration with these distinctive fixtures. Due to how these bathroom’s drain, should you ever change your mind and decide on a floor-mounted unit, then you are going to need to rework the distribution.

A window at the shower

This is a fantastic feature if performed correctly. Some points to think about include: select a frosted-glass panel for solitude and rather one which opens for fresh air. Then make sure there are rock jambs across the whole setup so that this region is watertight. Additionally, be certain that the sill becomes sloped down and off for proper drainage. Last, I always suggest a tilt-and-turn window at any shower, since the display is situated on the exterior of this window; the grips are plastic so that they won’t rust; and also the window offers complete privacy even if tilted open.

Shower sills

Much like the windowsill, what is significant here is the fact that it’s appropriately sloped to the shower. Try to pick a material that’s strong. Should you choose to tile your bathtub curb, water may sit on the grout lines and then float through the framing.

Shower floors

Bigger tiles are usually more challenging to slope correctly, and unless they are textured, they will be more slippery since the grout lines are farther apart. Smaller tiles, if or not, provide more grip and are generally the standard for shower flooring — although the choices are almost limitless.

More and more, I have been utilising shower systems which have contemporary, clean foundations made from ceramic or acrylic. Do not overlook different alternatives on your shower floor.

Drawer storage

Consider installing a dressing table with drawer storage instead of doors. They may be cut out around the plumbing and may be extra big to accommodate larger objects.

Shower or bathtub?

When thinking about a tub or a shower-only choice, ask yourself the number of bathrooms you take annually. I frequently need to remind my customers that they’re not renovating their houses for an upcoming buyer but instead for themselves. Even in the event that you reside in your home just for another five decades, it is well worth it to take action on your own. And besides, there is no guaranteed way to inform what’s going to interest a prospective buyer.