Bathroom Renovations

What are the bathroom renovation essentials?

The commonly asked question for a bathroom renovation is “what are the bathroom renovation essentials?

When you sit down and start thinking about what is required, there are usually many unanswered questions:

  • Do I need a building consent?
  • How much work will need to be done on the existing bathroom?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Can I live in the house during the renovation?

Renovating is in no way a simple process. The team at Style Plus look at some of the design planning essentials for a bathroom renovation.

Bathroom Renovation Essentials

Will I require a building consent?

Commonly, there are three questions to be considered when planning a bathroom renovation:

• Will there be any structural changes? Typically, removing a wall between the toilet and connecting bathroom. The question to ask is, is the wall load bearing?

• Are there any changes to the plumbing? If you are re-positioning, or adding any plumbing to alter the layout of a bathroom, you will require a building consent. If you are replacing like for like, such as updated fixtures, in exactly the same positions, then a consent is not required.

• Do I need a building consent for a tiled wet area shower? In all cases, installing a tiled wet area shower will require a building consent.

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Bathroom Renovation Essentials

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Knock down rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild or Renovate?

A knock down rebuild will involve finding the right balance between your budget, the features you would like. It also allows you to stay in your current location meaning minimal family disruptions.

Knock Down Rebuild

Should I knock down my existing house and rebuild?

The knock down and rebuild option is fast becoming more popular due to a shortage of land in residential suburbs. Many older homes on valuable and sought after land do not offer modern integrated family spaces with good construction techniques and energy efficiencies.

Knock down and rebuild means that you do not have to work around existing structures and you do not have to compromise.

If the existing house is structurally in a bad way, there is a likelihood that knock down and rebuild will be a lot cheaper and easier than trying to renovate it.

Knock down and rebuild will enable you to stay in your current location. This provides minimal family disruptions and no need to change schools or re-establish your family in a new neighbourhood.

Tip: Deciding on whether to renovate or rebuild is a big decision and an expensive one. Whichever way you go, it is vital to do your homework or speak with a knowledgeable and experienced builder such as Style Plus, first.

Why choose to knock down rebuild?

A knock down rebuild suits homeowners who are not content with:

• A large renovation with quotes that are fast approaching what a new home build would cost.

• A design | floor plan that does not suit the family’s lifestyle.

• Earlier construction, materials, or techniques that do not incorporate items such as double glazing or underfloor heating. Additionally, future proofing your existing home may not be an option due to cost.

• A sited home that has no environmental benefits or poor natural light.

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