FAQs

8 expert answers to bathroom renovation FAQs



a room with a sink and a mirror: Freestanding baths require extra cleaning but they make a bathroom look larger so it might be worth the effort. Photo: Nicole England.


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Freestanding baths require extra cleaning but they make a bathroom look larger so it might be worth the effort. Photo: Nicole England.


1. Cleaning the bathroom is my least favourite chore. How can I keep it to the absolute minimum?

Large-format tiles mean fewer grout lines and less scrubbing. And floating vanities are easy to clean around. Built-in baths require less cleaning than freestanding baths, but a freestanding bath makes the room look bigger so maybe it’s worth the extra cleaning!

Sam Habib, manager, Domayne Bathrooms.

2. How do I find the right showerhead for me, one that feels good to use?

Every showerhead harnesses water differently. If you want a great-feeling shower, your selection should be based primarily on the coverage and spray force the showerhead can provide.

Some conventional showers have limited functionality and can deliver a needle-like experience. Our showers have been carefully engineered to give you a more balanced coverage and spray force.

Laura Keogh, head of marketing, Methven Australia.



a close up of a shower: Photo: Shannon McGrath


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Photo: Shannon McGrath

3. We’d like our bathroom to serve us into our old age. What should we consider?

Thinking ahead, it’s a good idea to design your bathroom to have a wide door opening and an open shower recess.

There’s no need to put in grab rails now if you don’t want to, but it is smart to put some extra supports within the wall to accommodate these later.

Lee Hardcastle, bathroom designer, Enigma Interiors.

4. How can I improve a perfectly functional but dated bathroom on a budget of less than $5000?

A new vanity, mirror, taps and light fittings can make a world of difference if you’re after a cost-effective bathroom refresh. Spend the most on the elements that you most dislike.

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