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  • Profile photo of lopethalopetha
    Join Date: 2007
    Post Count: 82

    Hi all,

    Im tossing up some ideas with a one bedder apartment. Im thinking of doing a small reno on the bathroom. I basically wanted to replace the sink with a new vanity unit, pull out the combined bathtub/shower and replace with a large shower base and shower screen, replace fittings such as taps etc, swap over the toilet and also retile the floor and walls. No plumbing movement etc. Trying to keep costs at a minimum, nothing fancy. Has anyone done something similar to this? And if so roughly what did this cost you?

    Thanks in advance.

    Profile photo of tenorBbtenorBb
    Join Date: 2006
    Post Count: 27

    Hi Zayne
    There's another topic in this thread about cost of bathroom renos.
    You'll find a lot of answers to your questions there.


    Profile photo of yarposyarpos
    Join Date: 2004
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    hi,  there has been another thread on the same topic recently.

    answers where along the lines of ; how much would you do yourself,  how much quality do you want to build in,  costs ranged from 5 to 20k… which I would add especially if DYI-ing,  how long can you afford it to be unrentable?

    we are just completing a 1 BR reno,  but for the bathroom we just cleaned heavily (it was disgusting), painted, new shower screen, small vanity,  new fittings (power point,taps, rails, hooks etc) and now it looks quite clean and usable.   Whole deal was about $1000 plus our labour.   Not a complete makeover as you are contemplating but the end result is quite good.

    Profile photo of Cat159Cat159
    Join Date: 2004
    Post Count: 30


    I have purchased 2 complete bathrooms incl vanity's (double sinks granite benchtops), toilets, tiles, baths, fittings, tapware etc etc and it cost about $3800. I went to a builders clearance centre – they sell new items that are overstocked from retail shops and sell for about 10% – 20% over cost price. The tiles I shopped for from a discount tile shop and as I bought in bulk including all the glue, grout etc etc I asked and rec'd trade price.  

    Profile photo of simezsimez
    Join Date: 2008
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    hey  im new to the property investing game but i do know quite a bit about renovations as im a carpenter. if your not moving any plumbing you can get away with doing it your self, the only thing i wouldnt touch is electrical.

    Profile photo of Scott No MatesScott No Mates
    Join Date: 2005
    Post Count: 3,856

    Before getting rid of your bathtub, consider that 1/2 of your possible tenant pool is female & may like to relax with a soak in a tub (not a half sized shower base).

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