Home Renovation Blog
Expert renovation tips and information about Home Additions and quality Renovations
Bathrooms and laundries are often the last rooms in a home to get renovated. Because they are tucked away from sight, they are often overlooked for many years. This means that by the time they need renovation, there is a lot of work to do.
At Amerex, we find that most bathrooms we renovate are a complete gut-out and refurbishment. This is particularly the case with laundries which in days gone by, were often very basic rooms with a simple trough and washing machine. In the past, not much thought was given to laundry design and building in storage such as overhead cupboards in the laundry was rare.
Thankfully a lot has changed in bathroom and laundry design and renovating these rooms can bring a lot of benefits. Bathrooms are now much more luxurious and laundries offer so much more, especially in terms of providing more storage for the home.
However, a word of warning, bathrooms and laundries are the two areas in a renovation where problems are most likely to occur. For the home DIYer there are plenty of pitfalls and things to look out for. Getting the plumbing, electrical and tiling right in these rooms is important and when mistakes are made, rectification work can be difficult and expensive.
Whether you are managing the renovation yourself or getting a professional renovation company to manage the project for you, performing an inspection at the end of your bathroom renovation and/or laundry renovation is vital. Getting trades back in 6 to 12 months down the track can be difficult. The earlier you spot a problem, the easier it is to get the tradie back to sort it out.
Below is a bathroom renovation checklist* that is designed to be used once your bathroom or laundry renovation has been completed. This will help you spot any issues as early as possible and make you more aware of what you need to look for.
*While all care has been taken in putting this bathroom inspection checklist together, it is worth noting that because new products and materials come into the industry all the time, this list does not (and cannot possibly) cover everything.
Always lay the floor tile tight up to the wall, and the wall tile sits on top of it. The wall tile should not touch the floor. By having the wall tile on top of the floor tile you can achieve a much better seal for waterproofing.
“ We completed our first home renovation in North Perth with Amerex last year. We were undertaking a large two storey renovation of our dream home and the decision to choose Amerex came down to the high level of professionalism, expertise, excellent customer service and vast knowledge that Steve and the team displayed in character home renovations.Laila, North Perth 'We thoroughly enjoyed the building process'
We had not renovated in the past and we were very unsure of the process however Amerex staff spent a lot of time assisting us with the design process, they were always available to answer our enquires, provided valuable suggestions, were extremely patient and completed our project ahead of schedule.
We would highly recommend Amerex as we have ended up with a beautiful home that displays excellent workmanship and a highly functional design. The home is exactly as we imagined it to be and our family and friends have all complimented on the amazing final result.
We thoroughly enjoyed the building process with Steve and the highly skilled Amerex team and extend a big thankyou to all the staff who helped us along the way!! ”
“ I was fortunate to have Steve, Kelly and the team at Amerex build my extension.Cymbie, Mt Lawley 'Professional, highly skilled, approachable with exacting standards'
They are a professional, highly skilled, approachable business with exacting standards and the ability to work with you from the planning stage to completion.
This professionalism extends to all who come on site. Kelly's capable and warm project coordination ensures that everything runs like clockwork and all your queries are dealt with extreme efficiency.
Very Happy! ”
“ We signed up with Amerex for a very big renovation, bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom - the lot. We wanted to keep the look and feel of our character home in the extensions. Amerex were the right choice for that. They have an eye for detail and took the time to make sure things were done right. We've been very happy with the quality of their work.Ben, Inglewood 'They have an eye for detail and took the time to make sure things were done right'
We found Steve to be very responsive and professional. He kept the whole project moving along. We were complete novices going into the whole process and he took the time to go through the details so we could make more informed choices.
Would definitely recommend Amerex to anyone wanting to renovate. ”
“ From the first meeting with Amerex until the final check we have enjoyed the experience. Amerex have taken our words and ideas and built them into a quality finished home extension that is functional and everything that we had hoped for.Phil, North Perth 'Our extension has the "wow" factor'
The entire team at Amerex lead by Steve are friendly, reliable, use quality materials and produce a quality outcomes.
Our extension has the “wow” factor and guests comment on the exceptional open plan design that is built to entertain.
We are very happy with the final finish and would highly recommend them to anyone. ”
“ Steve and his team took our conceptual design and made our vision a reality in very quick time with practical completion of this major renovation within 7 months of the start date. The site supervision was tight which meant that the work progressed easily between the various trades.Christine, Wembley 'It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team'
What is more, the estimated cost of the job was accurate with variations only to suit changes that we required. The outcome was a home that delivers so much more than we expected in terms of comfort, quality and our initial objectives.
It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team. I would not hesitate to recommend Amerex to anyone who needs the services of a truly professional builder/renovator. ”
“ Amerex, lead by Steve, have clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance prior to, and during the build. They used skilled tradespeople and quality materials; no corners were cut and I felt confident that the build was of the highest quality.Rachel, Woodlands 'Steve has clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance'
Steve and his team communicated frequently with me along the way and I was involved at every step. I felt comfortable approaching him if I had any questions or concerns, he was always available and acted quickly to resolve any issues.
The team at Amerex were reliable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. In particular Kelly, who would often go ‘above and beyond’, was always positive, and nothing was ever too much trouble. ”
“ It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation.Eric and Kris, Mt Lawley 'We received exceptional customer service'
From Steve Burke, to the office staff and all of the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service.
The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home.
Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. ”
A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
renovation and additions project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
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