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Bathroom Renovation Advice Articles

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When it comes to planning your new bathroom, there’s a lot to think about! Take a look at our series of helpful articles on bathroom renovation. They include advice on planning, design, products and fixtures.

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Renovate for better health

Renovate for better health

By considering your family’s health and wellbeing when you renovate your home, you’ll not only be enhancing your home’s environmental performance, you’ll also be investing in the future.

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Renovate for better health
Converting your existing home into accessible housing design

Converting your existing home into accessible housing design

Apart from including a level entry or curbless shower, there are other key elements you need to consider when designing an accessible bathroom, In terms of your kitchen, the key thing to consider is enough space around appliances and cupboards.

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Converting your existing home into accessible housing design
Replacing bathroom fixtures

Replacing bathroom fixtures

Bathrooms, and showers in particular, can be a veritable bag of surprises when it comes to replacing or renovating.

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Replacing bathroom fixtures
Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath

Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath

Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath and increasingly people are seeking this luxury statement for their homes.  Free-standing baths are certainly the latest trend in bathroomware and the Caroma Aura bath is quickly establishing itself as a market leading product choice. Read more.

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Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath
Colour your home with Resene’s trendy tones

Colour your home with Resene’s trendy tones

Colour your world this year with Resene’s new trendy tones.

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Colour your home with Resene’s trendy tones
Renovating homes built in the 1970s in New Zealand

Renovating homes built in the 1970s in New Zealand

Fantastic wallpapers, crazy colour combinations and textured carpets come to mind when thinking about 1970s homes.

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Renovating homes built in the 1970s in New Zealand
Methven’s new Koha Satinjet shower range for a luxurious shower

Methven’s new Koha Satinjet shower range for a luxurious shower

Methven’s new Koha Satinjet shower range ensures a truly luxurious shower experience with its refined technology that creates thousands of tiny, soft droplets.

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Methven’s new Koha Satinjet shower range for a luxurious shower
Who should you talk to first when planning a renovation?

Who should you talk to first when planning a renovation?

When undertaking any renovation project, the most important thing to consider is project management.

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Who should you talk to first when planning a renovation?
Tile grouting guide

Tile grouting guide

Deciding what grout to use with your new tiles can be just as important as the selection of the tiles themselves.

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Tile grouting guide
Prepare your walls and select the right paint for mould-prone surface areas

Prepare your walls and select the right paint for mould-prone surface areas

Dulux wash and wear comes with a guarantee to prevent mould for a minimum of seven years. It is available in white and colours tinted from white, which covers 80 percent of the fashionable colours used in the bathroom market.

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Prepare your walls and select the right paint for mould-prone surface areas
Tap ware advice from Chesters

Tap ware advice from Chesters

People often lament that “they don’t make it like they used to” – just how many times have you heard this saying lately? It’s certainly one that relates to the plumbing industry.

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Tap ware advice from Chesters
Rules for residential buildings on structural changes

Rules for residential buildings on structural changes

As of March 2012 any structural work or work that affects the weather tightness of a residential building such as load bearing walls, foundations, roofing and cladding, is now classified as Restricted Building Work and must be completed or supervised by a Licensed Building Practitioner.

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Rules for residential buildings on structural changes
What do you need a building consent for?

What do you need a building consent for?

To apply for a building consent most building consent authorities have developed checklists and instructions on how to assemble your application. This will help you lodge the correct information for the councils to work from.

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What do you need a building consent for?
Choosing a plumber for your home renovation

Choosing a plumber for your home renovation

Decisions early on in the renovation project, such as which plumber you choose, can make a big difference to your end result. Columnist Duncan Stuart found out that making the wrong choice meant coming home to find his whole back yard excavated.

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Choosing a plumber for your home renovation

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