Total Bathroom Renovation or Makeover

When thinking about updating your bathroom, there are generally two options – makeover/facelift or total bathroom renovation. Both are worthy of investigation, but it pays to be realistic about what you can achieve with each option. What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Bathroom Makeover/Facelift

  • A bathroom makeover is a cheaper option
  • It should take less time to complete
  • Doesn’t require  specialised tradespeople
  • Bathroom is still available for use whilst makeover is taking place

The bathroom makeover won’t address any underlying bathroom issues, such as leaky shower or sub floor water damage. There is no guarantee for work completed. As the cost falls below $10,000, the work won’t be covered by a guarantee. A bathroom makeover will not add any significant value to your property. It will be obvious that it is a makeover, not a total renovation.

Total Bathroom Renovation

A total bathroom renovation changes the total look of your bathroom. It moves from ‘old’ to ‘new’. All work is guaranteed for 6 year and a Certificate of Insurance is issued. A full strip out renovation addresses any underlying problems with plumbing or water damage. Qualified and specialist tradespeople complete each aspect of the renovation process, including carpenters, plumbers, electricians and waterproofers. Starting from scratch means that you can design and fit out the space to suit your needs and preferences. Your fittings and fixtures are up to date and match the new room.






A total bathroom renovation starts with a full strip out of your existing space, including all fittings and fixtures. BRM Bathrooms can order and supply all fittings and fixtures, ensuring that they are suitable for the application and ready when required. The Project Manager coordinates the various tradespeople. This allows the renovation to proceed in a timely and efficient manner. You are not left waiting on the availability of tradespeople.

Selling your home or staying in it for a long time, a total bathroom renovation will stand the test of time and the test of potential buyers.

A bathroom makeover will always look like a makeover. A total bathroom renovation will look like a fresh, modern, new bathroom.