What to Consider Before Getting a Bathroom Renovation

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We constantly get questions from customers about how to prepare for a bathroom renovation and what considerations are important to think over. There are a host of different things you need to consider when getting a bathroom renovation. Before you go ahead and start selecting colours, shower heads and tiles, you should start with the basics. We have put together a list of important factors to consider that are sometimes overlooked. This is the perfect list to get you moving towards your new bathroom goals. These are tips and tricks that we have discovered at Intrend Bathrooms and Interiors over the more than 15 years that we have been designing and building bathrooms across the Gold Coast.

Decide Why You Want a Renovation

This sounds simple, and it commonly is. But too many people decide they want a renovation, and then don’t think about what aspects of the bathroom they care about. It is best to start thinking about how you are going to use the space. Any room in your house serves dual functions, it is both an aesthetic and a functional space. Your bathroom is no different. Are you renovating purely for aesthetic purposes? Or maybe you have a difficult to use shower/tub. Or maybe it is a bit of both. Decide what role the bathroom needs to fulfil in your life after the renovation is finished and work back from there. Not everyone wants the same type of bathroom. You might want a nice tub and a relaxing space, I might want an easily accessible functional space. Plan out your needs and then move on to the particulars.

Function is Important

There are plenty of accessibility features that can be added to a bathroom easily after a major renovation, Including handheld shower heads and more easy to use faucets. These finishes have become more and more popular because they give a level of accessibility that helps everyone. It is important to decide from an early point on permanent features that will have an effect on functionality and accessibility. Many features that impact such as layout, shower/tub design and grab bars will need to be decided upon early. Although it is great having an aesthetically pleasing bathroom you may need to consider between form and function of your bathroom and having the right balance will give you the best bathroom.


Layout is key. Too many people focus on specific looks of cabinets and sinks and showers. Layout is going to have a dramatic impact on how much you enjoy your new bathroom. The right layout will make a bathroom and the wrong one will ruin it. Make sure to get a professional advice on this, speak to an architect or a builder about the functionality and layout of the space. There are many different variations of layout that can work, although many are constrained by your dimensions. Invest some of your time into looking into what different layouts are available and their benefits and disadvantages. It may not be the sexiest part of planning your renovation but don’t skimp on the layout.


Lighting, lighting, lighting! Not enough people consider the impact good lighting has on a space. For both form and function lighting is key. This is one spot where you can think outside the box. There are some really novel and exciting ways to use lighting to add to the overall mood of your bathroom. Another thing to remember when choosing lighting is energy usage, the right choices can make a noticeable difference to your power bill. Lighting is also constantly changing, there are new technologies and styles emerging all of the time.

Get in Touch With the Experts

This is just a small list of things that people sometimes look over in favour of the regular considerations. There are many more considerations that you should look into when beginning your journey to the perfect bathroom. Make sure to keep up with current trends and get to know long lasting techniques. At Intrend Bathrooms and Interiors we have over 15 years of expertise in designing and building quality bathrooms. If you need a hand in anything related to bathroom renovations make sure to get in touch with us by calling 0407 472 883 or ​online​.