9 Reasons Why You Should Renovate Your Bathroom

So, you’re considering renovating your bathroom but you’re just not sure. You’re thinking to yourself ‘it’s so time consuming’ or ‘it’s so messy and disruptive’ or ‘we could just do a few quick touch-ups instead’, but are you really just making excuses to yourself? Sure, renovating can seem like a huge and somewhat overwhelming task but, when you look at the overall picture, there are so many benefits it really is a worthwhile investment. If you still aren’t convinced, here are 9 reasons why you should give your bathroom a little renovation loving.

Bathroom Renovations
Completed Bathroom Renovation

1. Your shower is leaking

Your shower is leaking, and it is time to do something about it. Leaking showers are generally due to poor workmanship, products not installed to manufacturers specifications or movement in the structure and, if your shower was installed in the 1980’s or 1990’s, waterproofing was basically non-existent. Sure you can consider just a repair, however the process is quite involved and, if your shower is old, it is likely that the tiles won’t match (making the repair very obvious) and the shower screen will need replacing (it likely won’t fit in with new, differing tiles being installed). Instead, a bathroom renovation will ensure your shower repairs aren’t obvious and your whole bathroom will be matching and stylish.


Shower Renovations
Shower Renovation

2. Quick fixes don’t work

Although you may try and convince yourself that quick fixes are the best option, they are realistically only the short-term cheaper choice. In the long-term, you are likely going to have to repeat the work again, costing more money and time than before. For example, there are many companies that promise to fix a leaking shower without the need of removing tiles using epoxy coatings, sealers, silicone and re-grouting. Options like this offer no guarantees and the methods and products used are generally only good for short term, meaning paying more money later on down the track. Instead, having proper renovations completed by qualified professionals mean a bathroom with long-term benefits without the constant ‘quick-fix’ monetary requirements.

3. You may have asbestos

If your home was built in the 1980’s or 1990’s, there is a chance that you will have asbestos. And, if you commence renovations and asbestos is found, all traces must be removed before the renovations can continue. It is therefore recommended that you ensure an asbestos test is done before commencing renovations so you know what will be required if asbestos is found. The renovations will ensure it is all removed, which is a bonus positive in addition to that awesome, newly renovated bathroom look.

Asbestos Sign
You may have asbestos in your bathroom

4. Renovations open up the space

A great bathroom renovation can turn a small, pokey space into a practical and functional room that looks much bigger and better than before. Redesigning the structure of your bathroom, along with the placement of fixtures and fittings, can change the whole dynamic of the room and open up the space into something completely new. Your bathroom will become your new favourite room once your renovations are complete!

Bathroom Renovation Spaces
Completed Bathroom Renovation

5. Adds personality and character

A lot of people view your bathroom as the most boring room in the house, when in reality it can be the most stylish addition you have. Whether you like pastels, greys or a stark white, adding your own personality and character can turn your bathroom into a great little space filled with your personal style. Think black tapware, on-trend mosaic tiles and colour-contrasting grout to traditional elegant hues, conservative fittings and wood accents… the options are endless and you can have so much fun making it your own.

Traditional Bathroom Renovation
Traditional Bathroom Renovation

6. Adds value

You may consider bathroom renovation costs to be expensive, however additions and upgrades to the fixtures and fittings can add considerable value to your home if you ever wish to sell. They also look great too, which is adds value while you’re still living there.

7. Your bathroom needs waterproofing

As mentioned before, if your shower was installed in the 1980’s or 1990’s, it likely won’t have waterproofing and this is a problem. A shower that lacks waterproofing has a higher chance of leaking and causing considerable damage to your home, and the process to fix a leaking shower isn’t an easy one. Other parts of your bathroom also need waterproofing, so it is best to consider a bathroom renovation to ensure that all areas are appropriately waterproofed by a professional. If this isn’t the case, you will only have continuing problems, which cost even more money in the short and long term. A qualified waterproofer will actually save you money, which is another solid reason to consider a bathroom renovation.

Bathroom Waterproofing Renovation
Bathroom Waterproofing Renovation

8. Your bathroom is old

If your bathroom is over 10 years old, it is overdue for a renovation ASAP. Bathrooms past their use by date tend to have leaking showers, mould that just won’t budge, the tiles are falling off the walls and the floor tiles certainly need some love. A common scenario also occurs when tiles are unable to matched when completing a fix, as they are so old that no one makes them anymore (which leaves you with mismatched tiles). And let’s not forget the outdated style and colour schemes that are a bit of an eyesore, which come with a bathroom that is just a little too old. When you think about it, renovating an old bathroom won’t just make it look better, it will also ensure that the fixtures and fittings like your shower and taps are properly working without leaking or seepage. And the tiles will all match too!

9. The most important room in the house!

When you think about it, you use your bathroom everyday. Whether it’s to shower, wash your hands, use the toilet or check your reflection before you leave the house, your bathroom is a staple part of your everyday life. So, it should be treated with the respect it deserves! Having a functional and stylish bathroom space which offers everything you want and need is a great reason to give your bathroom a makeover and, sneaky tip, if you are looking to sell your home a lot of buyers consider the bathroom one of the most important rooms they look at.


There are plenty of other reasons why you should renovate your bathroom, however we would be here all day if we listed them all. When it comes down to it though, both your pocket and your household will thank you if you choose to give your bathroom the revival it deserves. Check out bathroom projects if you need a little bit of inspiration to get the process moving!


Bathroom Renovation
Bathroom Renovation


If you have any questions regarding bathroom renovations or think it may be time for an upgrade, give the qualified team at Mastercraft Tiling & Bathroom Renovations a call on 1300 260 870 or complete an enquiry form today. All our completed renovations are QBCC home warranty insured and our workmanship is guaranteed 6 years 6 months, meaning you can have peace of mind that your renovations will only be of the highest industry standards. Get in contact today!


What to expect from our
Bathroom Renovation
team

  • Efficient quotes
  • Prompt communication
  • On time arrival
  • Well dressed in uniform
  • The use of floor protection during the project
  • A clean and tidy work area
  • Respect for our clients and their property
  • Supervisor point of contact for the project
  • Professional trades that have been through our qualifying process
  • Work carried out in a tradesman like manner
  • Quality control systems and processes
  • Sign off stages and checklists to ensure trades are meeting our expectations
  • Regular communication
  • Organised and efficient planning for maximum productivity
  • Will always get approval for any variation work before proceeding
  • Workmanship warranty
  • Public liability insurance
  • QBCC home warranty insurance

Our Bathroom Renovations Include

Expert Advice

When you inquire with MasterCraft we'll schedule an initial quote appointment, during which our bathroom renovation experts will discuss your design ideas, fitting and layout requirements. With 20 years of industry knowledge and experience, we can help providing top quality solutions for all your renovation needs. 

Bathroom Design

We will send you our digital catalogue to select tiles, fittings, and fixtures as well as a design guide to help with overall design ideas. If you would like to consult with an interior designer, let us know and we will organise this for you

Bathroom Renovation Plan

You will receive a scope of works outlining the specific works quoted for. We will also draw up a plan of your new design, alternatively, if you would prefer a 3D bathroom renovation design we can organise this for you too.

Supply

Our bathroom renovation experts will provide you with detailed quote with your selected tiles, fittings, and fixtures. We can supply items from a huge range of top quality bathroom companies, just let us know the details to include in your quote.

Organise

MasterCraft bathroom renovation specialists will take care of all the project planning, trades organisation and coordination, and product ordering. Our project supervisor will oversee and monitor your project, from start to finish and keep you informed of the progress along the way.

Experienced Team

All of our trades are regular contractors of MasterCraft. We have teams of carpenter, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, painters, water proofers, tilers, cabinet makers, stonemasons, glaziers and concreters. We manage every trade needed for your renovation

Our Bathroom Reno Reviews

I couldn't think of a better name for them than 'MASTERCRAFT TILING' I will not hesitate for a moment to recommend them.

S. Sinnathamby - Bardon

We have always received amazing feedback on the quality finish of the bathrooms and wet areas Raymond has helped us with. I have no problems recommending Raymond and Mastercraft Tiling & Bathroom Renovations, and frequently do.

Bridie Hankinson - Tarragindi

Enthusiastic and passionate about their work. Great crew - respectful, well trained, and work very efficiently. Finish is spotless. It was a success from beginning to end. I am so happy with the end result… it was a great experience.

Katrina Chijova - Annerly

Prompt, reliable and proactive. Mastercraft have been very flexible dealing with changes.

Scott – Kelvin Grove

Without doubt the quality of the tiling work in the whole living area, in two bathrooms and the garage has enhanced the home and its liveability and added value to the property. I highly recommend MasterCraft Tiling Services for their service and the exceptional quality of trade work.

Julie - Elystan Road New Farm

Raymond runs a tight ship, arrives on time, listens to proposed changes, good tradies, good finishes. We love our new Bathroom.

Trevor & Carol Thoms - Victoria Point

Went to our job quickly, very professional and most of all a great job done !!! Many thanks

Lisa – Middle Park

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