How to update your bathroom

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How to update your bathroom

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Project Overview

Updating your bathroom can be challenging, but any work you put in will reward you and your family for years to come. The good news is, with just a bit of planning some D.I.Y. know-how, you can transform your bathroom into a relaxing haven without breaking the bank.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Consider your budget
2 Bathroom Rejuvenation
3 Planning your rejuvenation
4 Head in-store
5 Bathroom Renovation
6 Plan your renovation
7 The fun stuff
8 Installing a new bathroom
9 Enjoy the fruits of your labour
  • Step 1. Consider your budget

    Once you know how much you have to spend, you’ll know whether you need to rejuvenate or renovate your bathroom.

  • Step 2. Bathroom Rejuvenation

    Rejuvenating your bathroom is the most cost-effective way to give your bathroom a fresh look. Especially if you work with the existing layout and don’t moving the plumbing or electrical. Cosmetic changes such as updating door handles or painting tiles are a great way to make a difference while working with the assets you have.
  • Step 3. Planning your rejuvenation

    First, work out what you can repurpose from what you’ve already got and what needs to be replaced altogether. Cleaning up or re-grouting and re-caulking, adding handles and painting over tiles is a less expensive way to change the look of your bathroom.  
  • Step 4. Head in-store

    Your local Bunnings has a range of bathroom displays, ideas and inspiration. Once you’ve had a look around, choose the colour and styling scheme that suits you best. Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot to make a big difference.

  • Step 5. Bathroom Renovation

    If you've outgrown your current bathroom, its age or condition means it needs replacing or you want to change the layout, you’ll need to consider a complete renovation. Please note, this will require the use of professional trades when it comes to disconnecting, relocating and reconnecting plumbing and electrical services.

    You may also need a builder if your renovation includes structural changes. Remember to find out if any building permits are required or if any council regulations exist before you change the layout.

  • Step 6. Plan your renovation

    There are a number of factors you need to consider when planning your bathroom renovation. Your budget being top of that list. Determine your limit and stick to it. Next, gather some inspiration and talk it through with an expert at your local Bunnings Warehouse.

    Inform your trades where your new bathroom and fittings are going to be, so they can ‘rough-in’ the required services for the new layout.

  • Step 7. The fun stuff

    Now it’s time to head in-store to select your fixtures and fittings. These will include your new vanity, tiles, basin and bath, tapware, shower screens, lighting, heating, mirrors and ventilation.

    You can match your selections with accessories such as towel rails and of course, don’t forget the all-important toilet roll holder!
  • Step 8. Installing a new bathroom

    The first part of installing a new bathroom is removing the old bathroom. Just make sure you get your services disconnected by licensed tradespeople before you begin. The next step is taking the walls back to studs so that your trades can rough-in the new services. 

    Waterproofing and fall are two of the most important things to get right in a bathroom renovation, so leave that to the experts. Then you can prep and paint the walls not being tiled.

    Next, tile your floors and walls, install your fixtures (including your shower screen), grout any tiles and silicone up any wet area joins. When you’re ready, get your trades to reconnect your services before installing your accessories, cleaning up and styling your bathroom.
  • Step 9. Enjoy the fruits of your labour

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

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