Regrouting Showers for a Bathroom Makeover
When bathrooms start to show signs of wear and tear you know it is going to cost a pretty penny. The bathroom is smallest room in the house and is the most expensive room to renovate when you crunch the numbers for the price per square metre
Here are some ball park numbers that a typical home reno will set you back.
(Please note that your location and the quality of fixtures will all play a part in the pricing.)
Basic Renovations: These might cost anywhere from AUD $600 to $1,500 per square metre. This range covers simple updates like painting, minor repairs, or basic fixture replacements.
Standard Renovations: For more comprehensive renovations, the cost typically ranges from AUD $1,500 to $2,500 per square metre. This encompasses a broader scope of work with medium-range materials and fittings.
Premium Renovations: High-end renovations, featuring top-of-the-line materials, custom designs, and significant structural changes, can cost upwards of AUD $2,500 per square metre. In some cases, especially in premium locations or for very high-spec renovations, this cost can exceed AUD $4,000 per square metre.
The Price of a Bathroom Renovation
Here are some general cost ranges:
Basic Bathroom Renovations: These typically involve updating fixtures, repainting, and perhaps minor tile work. Costs for such renovations could start from around AUD $1,500 per square metre and can go up to around AUD $3,000 per square metre, depending on the materials and fixtures chosen.
Mid-Range Bathroom Renovations: For more comprehensive renovations that include higher quality fittings, more extensive tiling, and potentially some layout changes, costs can range from about AUD $3,000 to AUD $4,500 per square metre.
High-End Bathroom Renovations: Premium renovations, which might include luxury fittings, custom cabinetry, high-end tiles, and significant structural changes, can start from AUD $4,500 per square metre and go much higher, depending on the level of luxury and customization.
It’s important to note that these figures are approximate and can vary based on your location within Australia, the complexity of the renovation, and the current market rates.
A Ballpark Figure For A Makeover
Leaking Showers Sealed is cost effective when compared to a bathroom renovation.
- Regrouting: The cost for regrouting typically depends on the area that needs to be regrouted and the type of grout used.
On average a shower regrouted with epoxy will cost between $900 – $1500 for the shower floor and shower wall.
We can also regrout the bathroom floor to make the entire tiles area look new.
- Replacing a Shower Screen: The cost for a new shower screen can vary greatly depending on the type of screen (framed, semi-framed, or frameless) and the quality of the materials. Prices can range from about AUD $800 for a basic framed screen to over AUD $2,000 for high-end frameless models. Installation costs could add another AUD $200 to $500.
- Upgrading Tapware: The cost for new tapware can vary depending on the style, brand, and quality. You might spend anywhere from $100 to $500 or more for high-end tapware. Installation costs are usually not high, but they depend on the complexity of the installation and paying for the plumber.
Assessing if a Makeover is Suitable
The first step in any bathroom revamp is to assess the overall design.
Consider the aesthetics, layout, and functionality of the existing space.
Is there any major repairs that need to be done or can the current design meets your needs and preferences.
Is the layout of the bathroom ok and it is just looking dated?
If this is the case then you are in the right place.
Leaking Showers Sealed is the perfect solution to giving your bathroom a “Soft Makeover”
We can get your bathroom looking spick and span again and give you a few more years before you need to consider a full bathroom renovation.
Lets work through the list of how to rejuvenate your bathroom.
How we can help:
- Replacing old cracked and mouldy grout with epoxy grout.
- Cleaning the tiles
- Fixing any water leaks in the shower
- Organising a new shower screen
It is usually the shower that lets a bathroom down. They are prone to mould, chipped grout and aging shower screens are difficult to keep clean.
When you have your shower regrouted, the old cement grout that is prone to chipping, leaking and mould, is completely removed and replaced with epoxy grout. – Read why it is so good here.
When getting your grout replaced, it can be a great idea to replace the shower screen at the same time.
A new shower screen professionally fitted and replaced is not that expensive and when doing it as the same time as regrouting, it is like having a brand new shower.
We work with a local glazier and we can work in together so that the screen installation and regrouting is all done at once. The shower will only be out of action for 2 days.
Shower Water Leak Repair
If you have a water leak from your shower, regrouting will usually rectify this.
We will reseal the shower area, fixing damaged tiles and thoroughly clean the tiles.
Often the leaking can be between chipped grout and a shower screen. Removing all the old silicone and applying fresh silicone will stop any water that is escaping through these worn join areas.
Please note we can only do this if your waterproofing membrane is still intact.
If the membrane has been compromised, then you will need to remove all the tiles and reapply it. In this case you will need to look at a bathroom renovation.
Upgrading Fixtures and Fittings
Consider upgrading showerheads, and tapware. Shiny new fixtures is a cost effective way to modernise your bathroom. Opt for water-saving fixtures to promote sustainability and reduce utility costs.
We work very closely with a trusted plumber, they quote upfront and they do majority of the plumbing work that our customers may require.
If the old vanity is free standing, you may decide to also upgrade this as well.
If you have a plumber coming to replace the tapware, installing the vanity is straightforward.
Often you can pick up a vanity for a great price. Just make sure that your taps are not going to change position!
Make sure you look to see what is existing so you do not create an additional expense of moving the plumbing around.
The expense of a plumbing renovation starts to happen when you want to move fixtures around. Replacing a fixure with a new version is how you keep a makeover cost effective.
Reclaim Your Shower Experience!
Our expert team at Leaking Showers Sealed specialises in fixing up old showers to have them looking like new. New grout, cleaned tiles and sealing leaks swiftly and effectively.
Experience the difference with our professional service—say goodbye to water wastage and potential damage.
Embarking on a bathroom makeover will transform the look of your bathroom and save you money. Put the big bathroom renovation on hold and do a makeover instead.
Get in touch for a bathroom makeover – contact Leaking Showers Sealed and enjoy the benefits of fresh looking bathroom.