The cost of renovating your laundry can vary depending on the size, scope of work, and materials used. It is important to remember that if not done correctly the potential for major damage to your home is significant. Much of the work you will not see but will underpin the structural integrity of your laundry. So just choosing the cheapest quote to save money can be false economy.
You can save money by making smart choices in tiles, cabinetry, appliances and benchtops. Often less expensive options can be just as hard-wearing and aesthetically pleasing.
Looking to renovate your laundry but don’t know where to start. Here are some suggestions and thoughts to set you on the right track.
The laundry is most likely one of the smallest rooms of the house, and as such requires fewer fixtures and fittings and materials than another room such as your bathroom or kitchen. Therefore your money to renovate can go a little further. It is always important for the fundamentals to be completed correctly. Leaks and other problems caused by poor workmanship can cause major problems down the track.
If you are looking to economise canny selections of tiles, tapware, benchtops and accessories, is where savings can be made by making smart choices whilst not sacrificing style and quality.
What affects laundry renovation costs?
– The size of the room
– Cost of materials
– Labour costs
– Cabinets and countertops: The type of materials you choose for your new cabinets and countertops can make a significant difference in price. There are different ranges within products
– Amenities and Accessories
A smart Builder can assist with design essentially removing the need for a Designer. Remember the Builder is seeing different bathrooms week in and week out and should have great ideas and solutions and be a source of great ideas and inspiration. And it is the Builder who can guide you through what is achievable and practical.
Prior to installing a new laundry, the old one needs to be demolished and the rubbish removed. The Builder will be responsible for demolition and rubbish removal.
Plumbing – the rough in
The plumbing in your laundry is fundamental and must be done by a Licensed Plumber. It is a great advantage when the Builder is also a Licensed Plumber This includes all the piping that is below the surface of the laundry and inside the walls. If this is not done correctly then no matter how great your Laundry may look you will have significant problems down the track.
Having ensured that the fundamentals are done to a high standard it is so important to the overall look and feel of the space that the tiling is completed to a high standard. It’s important to choose the right tiles for the job and to think about how you want the final product to look like. Again you want great quality and aesthetically pleasing tiles but canny choices can also lead to savings too.
When it comes to your laundry cabinetry the finish you choose is so important to the overall look of the final product. You may want to tie in your finishes to the kitchen or other bathrooms in the house.
If you’re looking for a benchtop you can depend on and will last forever, consider a stone benchtop. Stone benchtops are solid and require very little maintenance. They are non-porous, waterproof, scratch-resistant and resistant to mould and mildew which suits a wet room such as a bathroom. They are available in a great range of colours to match any colour scheme and they are easy to clean and, unlike timber, won’t rot or splinter. There are different ranges within Products so be conscious of how the price per square metre translates and what range might be right for your needs.
As we have discussed, the cost of renovating your laundry can vary dramatically based on the size, scope of work, and materials used. Keeping in mind that the quality of the materials and labour is important, if not done correctly the potential for major damage to your home is significant. A great place to save money is by making smart choices in tiles, sinks, bench tops, washing machines and dryers. Often less expensive options can be just as hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing.
Are you looking to renovate your bathroom? We are located in the Bayside area of Melbourne. Feel free to contact us for a quote on your renovation today.