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Top Tips for Renovations – Melbourne Bathrooms & Laundry Rooms

Are you planning a bathroom or laundry room renovation? Here are a few tips to consider before starting those bathroom renovations.

Top Three Tips for Bathroom Renovations.

Tip #1 Make a wish list of the things you would like to accomplish. Brainstorm; look at magazines and current TV restoration shows such as, The Block, Renovation Rumble, or House Rules. Walk around one of those big home renovation showrooms. Look at tubs and shower lay outs; sit in a tub or two. This will help form a picture in your mind of how you want your new bathroom.

After completing the first list, separate it into “must have” and “it would be nice to have.”

Tip #2 Now that you know what you must have and would be nice to have, come up with a maximum price you can spend. Then if you do not have enough for even the minimum, you need to save or get a loan. Delayed gratification is not always appropriate, particularly when the floor is not safe.

Bathroom renovations are expensive, but the value added to your home can make it worth every dollar.

Tip #3 The placement of lights and mirrors can be very important to complement each other, not provide shadows that will hinder grooming. The Cameron’s bathroom renovations Melbourne experts can help you visualise your bathroom with a mock up. You can see exactly what your improvement project will look like completed.

 

Top Three Mistakes to Avoid in Laundry Renovations

Is it time for a Laundry room renovations? Melbourne homeowners should consider these tips when upgrading to avoid future inconveniences.

Mistake #1 Don’t overlook the structural improvements. Water shut-off valves should be located in a convenient location out of the children’s reach. Many renovation companies put the shut-off behind the washer. That can mean having to move the washer to turn off the water, when water is flooding the room. During your laundry room renovation is a good time to make it right.

Make sure your contractor considers the floor strength before adding a heavy washer and dryer.

Mistake #2 Proper ventilation for the washer and dryer is imperative. In many older homes, there is no ventilation or it is placed too far from the appliances to prevent moisture from building up. Moisture build up can lead to harmful mold and mildew that is dangerous for your family’s health.

Mistake #3 Be sure that you get everything in writing. Many contractors will give you an incomplete estimate with no guarantees against cost overruns. Make sure the details include the exact cabinets that you chose. Installation costs, building permits, structural design, work warranties, and insurance should all be included.

 

 

 

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