If you ask us, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house.
The bathroom is where to go to prepare for our day. It’s also where we go to clean up. Naturally, the cleanliness and feeling of your bathroom has a considerable impact on just how clean you feel!
Is a major bathroom renovation on the cards? Have you found yourself spending hours on Pinterest and home improvement blogs scouring for ideas?
If so, you’ll want to give this very blog post a read too – our plumbers in Bayside have worked on many bathroom renovations over the years.
We’re keen to share our experience and advice!
Don’t DIY your bathroom plumbing
While TV shows like The Block make it look easy, don’t be fooled; bathroom renovation is a big, tough job that should only ever be left to a professional!
For starters, plumbing standards in Australia are strict – and chances are, DIY plumbing work won’t be able to meet these standards.
In the best-case scenario, this can result in your insurance company refusing coverage. In the worst-case, it can lead to parts of your bathroom failing altogether, leaving you with considerable damage – and a ton of wasted money.
Our Bayside plumbers have been called to many a failed renovation project over the years, including poorly installed pipes that have burst and a new toilet that hasn’t been sealed properly (which is now leaking from the base!)
These are just some of the things that can go wrong with DIY plumbing – all the more reason to call a pro.
Not to mention, carrying out plumbing work without a license or registration is illegal!
While there are exceptions for simple jobs like tightening up a loose tap, for big jobs like bathroom renovations, you’re out of luck.
A certified, licensed Bayside plumber saves you time and money in the long run by ensuring that your plumbing is installed properly, and that everything is going according to plan.
That isn’t all we can do for you, however!
1) We’ll help you understand your plumbing needs
Your plan is clear: you’re going to replace the tiles in your bathroom, add a bathtub and move the sink.
But do you know how much extra plumbing work might go into that?
In our experience, most (if not all) bathroom renovations also require a lot of “behind the scenes” work.
Many new fixtures will need updated plumbing to accompany them. For example, we may need to:
- Install new pipes
- Reroute existing pipes
- Install new waterproof underlays and backing layers
The problem is that many renovators simply don’t know what sort of work needs to be done!
Our plumbers in Bayside start by checking your existing plumbing system.
This allows us to gauge whether or not it will be suitable for your renovation plan, and if not, what sort of work needs to be done to bring it up to scratch.
2) A Bayside plumber can help you budget
Cost blowouts are one of the most common pitfalls of any renovation project. If you want to avoid breaking the bank, you’ll want to budget very carefully.
With our experience performing bathroom renovations, we have a unique insight into what renovation jobs can cost. Over the years, we’ve noticed that certain tasks are prone to coming in over budget, or requiring additional work.
Additionally, we can also determine how much work needs to be done with the “guts” of your plumbing, and how much that will affect the final cost of your renovation.
During the planning stage, we can point these out to you, allowing you to accommodate for these unexpected costs in your budget or adjust your plan accordingly.
3) We’ll help you choose high-quality plumbing fixtures
When you upgrade your smartphone or TV, you pay close attention to brands and product quality.
In that regard, bathroom fittings and appliances are no different!
A mistake than many bathroom renovators make is opting for cheap and sub-par fittings and other bathroom accessories.
While they might bring down the upfront cost of your renovation, in the long-term, these are often more trouble than they’re worth. And since very few are covered by warranty, you’ll be left out of pocket should they fail!
Our Bayside plumbers will help you choose quality plumbing suppliers, pipes, fittings and more from trustworthy brands. We’ll also help select products with generous manufacturer’s warranties, protecting you should something go wrong.
And while we’re there, we can also provide input on what types of fixtures are best suited for your needs.
For example, we can help you choose from the many different types of bathroom sinks on the market – one that not only looks great, but will meet your unique requirements.
Bring a professional Bayside plumber in early
As you can see, our Bayside plumbers can be a powerful asset in your bathroom renovation.
However, it comes with very wise words of advice: bring your plumber in early!
The last thing you’ll want is to have completed all your planning and budgeting, only to have to throw all that work out because your plumber has pointed out a part of the plan that needs revision.
Avoid this problem by bringing a plumber in as early as possible. We’ll help spot these issues during the planning stage and can suggest alternatives, helping you avoid a frantic last-minute scramble.
In addition to carrying out the renovation itself, our team of Masterful plumbers are more than willing to provide our input during the planning stage – just give us a call and we’ll take a look at your plans.
Need a plumber in Bayside for your bathroom renovations?
At Watermaster Plumbing, we’re experts in all things plumbing. In addition to providing masterful plumbing repairs and service, we’re also experienced in performing plumbing renovations.
In addition to home renovations, our team has also been contracted to perform plumbing services for:
- The state government’s school expansion program
- Commercial fit-outs and renovations
- Medical and dental surgery plumbing
We’re also the plumber of choice for many Melbourne icons including as Eureka Tower – we can certainly handle your bathroom renovation project!