DIY (doing it yourself) jobs can save a lot of money, however there are certain jobs that you should definitely use a qualified tradesperson for. Renovating your bathroom is a great way of increasing your overall home’s value and creating a space you love. However, like anything, there are things you need to consider. Before starting a DIY bathroom renovation, here’s what you need to know:
Check your pipes / plumbing lines!
One of the very first steps you should take before starting a DIY renovation is checking the house plans for where your plumbing and pipe lines are located. If not, you could create an even bigger and costly problem for yourself.
Our tip: Ensure you have the most up to date plans to map out exactly where the pipes are and which ones you can and can’t move.
Bring in the professionals when you need
The biggest mistake we see from DIY’ers is not seeking professional advice when needed, especially when it comes to plumbing. Before any construction commences, the plumbing should be the first item ticked off the list. Are you planning to move the toilet, add an extra sink or a bath?
These types of changes require careful planning to ensure there is adequate plumbing and drainage for those areas, before any expensive new tiles have to be ripped up.
Our tip: Get a qualified plumber out to look over the plans and advise the best route if you’re planning to dig into the floors and walls. Our team are qualified to assist for your DIY project, ask us about our advisory services.
It’s vital that appropriate health and safety precautions are undertaken, no matter how big or small the bathroom renovation may be. This starts at the beginning from wearing appropriate footwear, eyewear and breathing masks while demolishing any old homes. Don’t forget to check for asbestos before any reno, as Perth is well known for its asbestos in older homes.
Our tip: Don’t skimp on the safety checks and protection gear, you don’t want to be out of action during the renovation because of a silly mistake or put your family in jeopardy of asbestos particles.
If you are planning a DIY bathroom renovation, speak to our team before you start. We offer DIY advisory services to help you plan out your bathroom renovation and plumbing to ensure your renovation journey is as smooth as possible. Get in touch with our team today for a free chat.