Bathroom Experience has over 30 years experience in the design, manufacture and installation of modern day bathrooms, ensuites, kitchens and laundries. With this in mind you can be assured of a wealth of experience and attention to detail during the design and installation of your dream renovation.
Blunder: Blowing the budget
creating a budget for a bathroom renovation can be challenging – there’s a lot to consider. But without crunching the numbers before diving into your bathroom project, you might find yourself in hot water before you finish. Your dreams may be bigger than your bank balance, and understanding a realistic budget before you start shopping is the most important factor.
Identifying a design and budget for your new Bathroom or Ensuite renovation is the most critical stage of the entire project. The Bathroom Experience design process keeps you the client involved throughout the entire design and costing process to ensure your Bathroom is designed, delivered and completed on time and on budget.
Blunder: Project management mayhem
If you don’t have a reliable and organised project manager overseeing your bathroom renovation, you will need to be able to keep the project on track yourself. Taking on a bathroom renovation is a big task and very time consuming.
At Bathroom Experience all our tradespeople work to a daily written schedule. One day of down time at a critical stage of construction can lead to days and even weeks of delays. At Bathroom Experience, our full time on- site supervision and daily contact with you, the customer ensures your project runs on time. In the event of unforeseen site work, you the client are informed on a daily basis.
Choosing products in the wrong order
The sequence in which you select your bathroom products can have a domino effect, which, if done incorrectly, can result in some big mistakes come installation day. It’s common for people to fall into the trap of impulse purchases based on aesthetics and price. There are many elements to consider when choosing your fixtures, fittings and tapware, so it’s important to proceed in the right order to avoid a renovation disaster.
Working closely with your Bathroom Experience designer and our preferred suppliers, your wish list quickly becomes reality. We will advise and assist you the client in the selection of products from the largest to the smallest. Your bath and vanity choices will then dictate tapware, basins and accessories. Your shower screen style, model and colour is a major factor and critical in determining your bathroom design and budget which so many times is left to the last stage of construction resulting in minimal choices and major disappointment. By keeping this order in mind, you’ll avoid those hold-ups that can really add to the cost of your renovation. Your Bathroom Experience Designer will take you through our supplier’s showroom ensuring your selection is complete. Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home and you’ll want to enjoy your new renovation for many many years to come, so choose quality items that will go the distance. Bathroom Experience only uses quality fixtures and fittings that last a life time. In the event of a fault, our local suppliers backed by manufacture’s warranties are on hand to repair or replace the item as required.
Blunder: Selecting unsuitable fixtures and finishes
Some of the most common mistakes I see are people choosing fixtures that are poor quality or the wrong size for their bathroom, or installed in the wrong spot – often all three! You need to factor in how the bathroom will be used before making these decisions. For example, you need to choose the correctly sized basin and mixer to ensure you don’t get splashed every time you use it.
Solution: Think quality and practicality
Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home and you’ll probably want your renovation to last 10 years, so choose quality fixtures that will go the distance. Plus, a fabulous tap or showerhead can really add impact.
When you reach the planning stage, think about all of the fixtures required in your bathroom, right down to the size and location of your towel rails and toilet roll holder. If space is small, think outside the box – built-in or wall-mounted fixtures and joinery, for example, will take up minimal space. This process is covered during the design stage. We are able to custom manufacture joinery if required, remove load bearing walls to extend the bathroom areas. This is due to our large range of tradesmen.
Blunder: Creating a dislocated look
So often, people forget to factor in what’s happening elsewhere in their home when they’re choosing materials and finishes for their bathroom. But if you choose these items in isolation, your bathroom can end up feeling visually disconnected from the rest of your home.
Solution: This is covered through the design stage.
Blunder: Forgetting the impact of little details
People tend to focus on how the tiles will look when they’re laid and forget that grout can have a huge impact on the result. Using a grout that contrasts with the tile colour can accentuate an interesting layout pattern such as brick bond or herringbone, while a grout colour that matches your tiles will create a subtle, seamless look. The grout you choose can also affect your cleaning regime. All grout gets dirty, but white is the least forgiving.
Bathroom Experience suppliers work closely with all our clients at selection stage to ensure the client is fully aware of the pros and cons of all items selected for their new bathroom or ensuite.