How to renovate a bathroom?

Process for renovating bathrooms

Whether you are looking to spruce up your bathroom on a budget or just a cosmetic makeover, renovation can transform your bathroom. But there's a lot more to a renovation project - it includes a lot of planning and a well-executed process to ensure the renovated bathroom is functional and cost-effective.

Read on to learn more about the typical steps involved in the renovation your bathroom, cost, and time taken to complete the project.

How much do bathroom renovations cost?

The cost of your bathroom renovation depends on several factors like:

  • Size of the bathroom - whether it is small, en-suite, or a large bathroom.
  • Whether you need structural change or not - like adding windows, a bathtub or wall-hung toilets.
  • The cost of tiles and cabinetry.
  • Electrical work required, i.e. installing lighting fixtures.
  • Plumbing work required - moving plumbing can add to costs.

Cost guide for bathroom renovation projects

Wondering how much it would cost to renovate your bathroom? In Australia, the cost of bathroom renovations can range from $5,000 - $30,000+.

  • Budget: $5000 - $15,000
  • Complete renovation : $15000 - $20000
  • Premium renovations - $30,000+

According to the Housing Industry Association, the average cost for bathroom renovations in Queensland is $20,190. 

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How to renovate a bathroom?


Research and plan the design and layout of your bathroom. There are many free resources like Pinterest, Instagram where you can find inspiration and plan the bathroom of your dreams. Once you have an idea speak to the professionals.


Once you have the design in mind, you can plan things like:

  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Tiles for walls and floors
  • Paint
  • Shower and Bathtub
  • Cabinets 
  • Toilets - standard or wall-hung cistern
  • Lighting - recessed lighting, mood lighting, etc.
  • Is it a Do-it-Yourself project or will you hire bathroom renovators?


If you have decided to hire professionals then the next step would be to find out:

  • Who will you need for the job? For a bathroom reno project you will need tradespeople like plumbers, tilers, electricians, painters and carpenters to handle all aspects of the job. You might also need bathroom designers for stunning and luxurious designs.
  • How to find bathroom renovation professionals?
  • Getting quotes
  • Planning the project timeline with your licensed contractors
  • Ordering the custom windows and vanities, etc


Now you get to kick start your renovation project and execute the hard work you put in the planning.

The typical steps involved in a renovation project includes the following:

  1. Asbestos testing and removal
  2. Demolition
  3. Electrical and plumbing rough-in/rough out
  4. Carpentry
  5. Sheeting
  6. Plastering
  7. Rendering
  8. Waterproofing
  9. Tiling
  10. Fit Out
  11. Painting
  12. Building clean

Read more : How long does it take to renovate a bathroom?


This is when your project is finished, you can chill out and celebrate!

But before you do that, make sure you have a final walk through of your renovated bathroom. Test all the fixtures, note down anything that might need to be fixed and inform your contractor so they can resolve it. So this is the entire flow of the renovation project. 

Bathroom renovations Brisbane

Get started on renovating your bathroom by contacting the best bathroom renovators in Brisbane. Whether it  is a small bathroom, budget or complete makeover, we have the right solutions for your needs. Get in touch with Mastercraft Tiling and Bathroom Renovations at 0435 243 235. You can also book an online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you. 


Our Unique Renovation Process


Understanding your needs

We will ask you a series of questions to understand the requirements of your renovation in more detail.


Solve your problem

A solution will be established based on your requirements along with an estimate for your project.


Design consultation

This is where we go through the style and design elements of your renovation (layout, products, tiles and colour options). We will also assess structural and plumbing changes.



After we have created a style and design concept for your renovation, you'll be able to view your products and tiles and make your final selections.


Deliver on our promise

We have established an experienced team and implemented systems that have a customer focused approach to deliver a high quality and efficient renovation.

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